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TechNN Archive: Thursday, December 6, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Edge: What went wrong, what's next/Microsoft's grand browser experiment flopped in the marketplace, so the company is turning to an unlikely successor: the open-source Chromium project. Can it succeed where EdgeHTML failed?" ZDNet 2:39 PM
  • "Microsoft 'opening up a new market' to bolster economic growth, president says" FOXBusiness 6:19 AM
  • "What Windows Lite means for the future of Microsoft" The Week 6:20 AM
  • "Windows 10 blue screen: Microsoft blocks buggy 1803 update to Surface Book 2s/The buggy update was your choice to install, Microsoft tells owners of its $3,000 flagship Surface device." ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 security question: How do miscreants use these for post-hack persistence? Infosec duo worked out how to remotely set their own answers" The Register 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Breaks Its Flagship PC With New Windows 10 Update" Forbes 7:45 AM
  • "Ooo shiny! First Visual Studio 2019 sneak peek here in time for Chrimbo: Faster Android builds, more space, but don't expect to find a Windows Phone emulator" The Register 6:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants Xbox Games Pass Available On Each And Every Platform" My Nintendo News 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser is coming to macOS, Windows 7, and 8.1" Neowin 12:18 PM
  • "Intel might launch a super-powered 8-core Core i9 Ghost Canyon X NUC mini PC" TechRadar UK 6:17 AM
  • "Intel's Interim CEO Swan Is the Only Insider Buying Stock Since 2010" Barron's 6:19 AM
  • "AMD's leaked Ryzen 3 line-up looks like it'll give Intel's Core CPUs a run for their money: Intel really needs to get it's 10nm CPUs out in the wild" The Inquirer 11:54 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.12.1.1 driver provides support for the Epic Games Store" Neowin 6:06 AM
  • "IBM sells software portfolio including Notes and Domino to HCL for $1.8b: The Indian giant has claimed it is picking up products that are in large growing areas, but they also include Notes." ZDNet 9:09 PM
  • "Top execs at IBM, Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm head for White House" WRAL TechWire 6:18 AM
  • "Oracle v. Rimini Street Lawsuit: A Guide" Forbes 6:21 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 is official, coming to Android flagships in 2019: Qualcomm is promising a 45-percent faster CPU and a 20-percent faster GPU." Ars Technica 11:54 AM
General Interest
  • "Network outages affect millions of mobile customers in the UK and Japan: An Ericsson software issue is to blame." Engadget 5:25 PM
  • "Bethesda's Fallout 76 Support Site Blunder Briefly Exposes Personal Customer Details" HotHardware 4:55 PM
  • "Japanese cafe uses robots controlled by paralysed people" BBC 7:43 AM
  • "Ericsson says working with operators to solve network outages" Reuters 6:33 AM
  • "Google Assistant is Getting AI-Powered Audio News" Thurrott 1:45 PM
  • "Google Says Goodbye to Allo" Thurrott 10:18 AM
  • "Google is killing off Allo, its latest messaging app flop" TechCrunch 6:06 AM
  • "Google trainee puts up dummy advert by mistake" BBC 6:08 AM
  • "Massive outage at O2 affects 32 million customers/Updated 1000GMT: It's the end of days, people" The Inquirer 6:07 AM
  • "O2 network down: Millions left without 4G data access due to Ericsson software outage" Telegraph 6:04 AM
  • "Data problems hit O2 mobile network" BBC 6:08 AM
  • "OnePlus's CEO is working to keep its 5G smartphone under $1,000: As it commands more clout, OnePlus plans to stick to its roots." Engadget 6:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Industrial Thin-client Platform Market 2018 — Centerm, Dell, HP, IGEL, Ncomputing" Apex Market Research 6:14 AM
  • "Global Digital Learning Devices Market 2018 — Dell, HP, Lenovo, Amazon, Apple" Apex Market Research 6:14 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Visual Basic .Net dead? No, it's fifth most popular programming language" ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "How to Update Windows 10 Using Delivery Optimization" Softpedia 7:45 AM
  • "Beneath a Surface — Dead Tree Edition Now Available" Thurrott 2:21 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "UK Parliament publishes reams of Facebook internal docs, exposing the social network's machinations for user data: What the Zuck was Facebook thinking with some of its ideas" The Inquirer 6:07 AM
  • "Australian parliament votes in favour of access to private chat data when needed: The Aussies get a kick in the privates" The Inquirer 6:07 AM
  • "Belgium first EU market to join Alibaba e-trade initiative: Chinese e-commerce giant inks agreement with Belgium to work on lowering barriers to cross-border trade and facilitate logistics, payments, and cloud computing services for small and midsize businesses." ZDNet 6:07 AM
  • "China emerges as lead suspect in Marriott data hack" VentureBeat 6:06 AM
  • "France will tax digital giants from 2019 even if there is no agreed EU levy" Telegraph 6:04 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "What's the best cloud storage for you? UPDATED: Free and cheap personal and small business cloud storage is everywhere. Here's how to decide which one is right for you." ZDNet 9:05 PM
  • "How to buy a gaming keyboard: They're more than just a bunch of pretty colors." Engadget 6:57 PM
  • "The trust dilemma of continuous background checks: Plus Huawei CFO craziness, SoftBank IPO, and more" TechCrunch 11:54 AM
  • "Artificial Intelligence and the coming of the self-designing machine: AI and Generative Design are set to change everything we know about manufacturing." Ars Technica 11:54 AM
  • "Smash Bros. Ultimate review: The best fighting game on any Nintendo system/Insane scope and depth, but more importantly, Smash Ultimate brings the joy." Ars Technica 7:43 AM
  • "Inflation theories must dig deeper to avoid collision with data: BICEP and Keck combine data, but primordial gravitational waves remain hidden." Ars Technica 7:25 AM
  • "Facebook's Dirty Tricks Are Nothing New For Tech" Wired 6:17 AM
  • "YouTube's most popular videos of 2018" VentureBeat 6:06 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Flipdish raises €4.8M Series A to wean restaurants off takeout aggregators like Just Eat" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "Lyft files IPO documents with SEC" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "Samsung tweaks mobile business, promotes chip boss in reshuffle: Samsung has promoted an executive tasked with reviving its mid-tier smartphones in the mobile business, as well as its chip boss who led the conglomerate's stellar semiconductor growth." ZDNet 6:07 AM
  • "Japan's Sansan raises $26.5M to help Southeast Asia get more from business cards" TechCrunch 6:06 AM
  • "LeanIX, the SaaS that lets enterprises map out their software architecture, closes $30M Series C" TechCrunch 6:04 AM
  • "Taiwan-based travel startup AsiaYo raises $7M Series B led by Alibaba Taiwan Entrepreneurs Fund" TechCrunch 6:05 AM
  • "Netflix rival Iflix launches $5M search for up-and-coming filmmakers in Asia" TechCrunch 6:05 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close mostly lower after dramatic day of trading following arrest of Huawei CFO: WSJ report suggesting the Fed has room to be dovish helps to offset selling pressure" MarketWatch 4:58 PM
  • "Dow, S&P Pare Losses Into Close, Nasdaq Closes in the Green: The Dow slumped sharply after the arrest of a high-level Chinese business executive threatens to unravel the U.S. and China trade truce, but the blue-chip index pared most of its losses before the close." TheStreet 4:58 PM
  • "Nasdaq Rallies To A Gain After A Wild Ride In The Stock Market | Investor's Business Daily" Investor's Business Daily 4:58 PM
  • "US stocks claw back from an early plunge on Fed report" Associated Press 4:59 PM
  • "US securities, global stocks down on Huawei CFO arrest" FOXBusiness 6:40 AM
  • "Stocks Stage Recovery After Dow Drops Over 700 Points: Dow and S&P 500 briefly slid back into the red for the year before rebounding" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:59 PM
  • "Asian markets plunge, led by tech stocks, after Huawei exec's arrest: Hang Seng tumbles nearly 2.5%; Nikkei falls about 2%" MarketWatch 6:40 AM
  • "European stocks slip as trade truce between U.S. and China questioned: Airlines under pressure" MarketWatch 6:40 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure"
  • "TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget"
  • "Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon's 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "18,000 Android Apps Found Violating Ad Tracking Rules"
  • "Twitter: Instead of Tweet Edits, How About 'Clarifications'?"
  • "Pictionary Air Ditches the Erasable Markers"
  • "Samsung Opening 'Experience' Retail Stores in LA, NY, Houston"
  • "Slaying the Cable Monster: What You Need to Know About HDMI Cables"
  • "Samsung's $399 Galaxy Tab S5e Takes on iPad"
  • "Google Chrome Adding 'Link to Word' Feature"
  • "New Switch Bundle Includes $35 eShop Credit"
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active"
  • "The Most Popular Laptop Brands for Kids" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers"
  • "UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Spark extends Cat-M1 IoT network across New Zealand"
  • "Australian political parties also hit by state actor in parliamentary network attack: PM"
  • "NBN half-year revenue jumps to AU$1.3b as CEO confident of positive cash flow by FY22"
  • "Singapore health ministry refutes suggestions of HIV data leak coverup"
  • "LG to launch 'attachable dual-screen' with G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ"
  • "Ericsson to build 50 Optus 5G sites"
  • "Your smartphone is going to look a lot stranger next time around"
  • "Didi Chuxing to reportedly sack 15 percent of workforce after 2018 huge lossses"


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