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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM's quantum computer is important, but it's far from ready: IBM's standalone quantum computer is an important step forward, but the technology is still a long way from being useful" Wired UK 7:46 AM
  • "IBM makes leap in latest quantum computer release – but what does it all mean?" CloudTech 7:46 AM
  • "IBM Unveils Latest System in its Quantum Computing Lineup" eWeek 6:37 PM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's Algorithm for Working with AI: Ms. Rometty discussed her efforts to embed AI across IBM's business at CES after the company unveiled a new weather forecasting system" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:58 AM
  • "IBM Chief Sounds Cautionary Note on Deep Data, AI, Quantum Computing" TechNewsWorld 7:30 AM
  • "IBM's new weather system will use your smartphone sensors for better forecasts" Android Authority 7:07 AM
  • "EY collaborates with IBM to launch Security Operations Centre in India" The Economic Times 7:47 AM
  • "IBM Ups Game in AI & Blockchain Technology in CES 2019" Zacks 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft, Samsung and Qualcomm talk connected PCs in 2019: The companies discussed benefits, challenges and the future of laptops that are always online." Engadget 7:03 PM
  • "Microsoft will help train LG's self-driving car software" Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "Patch Tuesday updates for Win7, KB 4480970 and KB 4480960 knock out networking" Computerworld 7:06 AM
  • "Dell just unveiled the world's smallest commercial 14inch 2-in-1 laptop" Stuff Magazine 7:45 AM
  • "CES 2019: Dell and Alienware bring world's most powerful gaming laptop" Gizbot 7:45 AM
  • "Dell Delivers Purposeful PC and Software Innovations for a Seamless, Intuitive Experience" Al Bawaba 7:45 AM
  • "Dell announces Alienware m15 and m17 gaming laptops at CES 2019" The Indian Express 7:44 AM
  • "Dell's Alienware enters into multi-year partnership with Riot Games" SME Times 7:45 AM
  • "HP Announces EX950 M.2 NVMe SSD" AnandTech 3:45 PM
  • "Intel Optane H10 bulks up with QLC 3D NAND storage" Hexus 7:38 AM
  • "Intel's Optane Memory H10 marries super-fast Optane and SSD storage on one M.2 card" PCWorld 8:39 AM
  • "Hybrid vigour: Intel adds Optane to flash mini-SSD" Blocks & Files 7:38 AM
  • "Intel marries 3D XPoint, 3D NAND for Optane H10" bit-tech 7:38 AM
  • "Intel reveals Ice Lake CPUs at CES 2019" CRN 7:42 AM
  • "Intel: These Guys Are Competing Aggressively/It's time to remove the word 'interim' from Interim CEO Bob Swan's title. I think this fellow is earning his keep." TheStreet 8:40 AM
  • "CES 2019: Intel is working with major transportation companies to develop autonomous driving solutions" PC Magazine 7:39 AM
  • "Intel, Warner Bros Alliance Ups the Ante in Self Driving Space" Zacks 10:58 AM
  • "AMD is sliding after unveiling its 7-nanometer gaming graphics card" Business Insider 2:25 PM
  • "AMD Reveals Radeon VII: High-End 7nm Vega Video Card Arrives February 7th for $699" AnandTech 12:51 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen 'Matisse' Coming Mid 2019: Eight Core Zen 2 with PCIe 4.0 on Desktop" AnandTech 12:50 PM
  • "AMD shows off 7nm next-gen chips at CES, aims at Intel and Nvidia" Reuters 2:40 PM
  • "Watch The AMD CES 2019 Press Event & CEO Lisa Su's Opening Keynote Live Here" WCCFTech 7:42 AM
  • "Watch AMD's CES press event in under 9 minutes: Radeon VII graphics and new Ryzen chips were the stars" Engadget 7:10 PM
  • "AMD announces Radeon VII, its next-generation 7nm graphics card" The Verge 12:05 PM
  • "CES 2019: AMD unveils 7nm gaming GPU, Radeon VII" ZDNet 12:52 PM
  • "AMD CEO Lisa Su unveils 7-nanometer Radeon VII GPU" VentureBeat 12:11 PM
  • "AMD announces the $699 Radeon VII: 7nm Vega, coming February/New card should close the gap with Nvidia's RTX 2080." Ars Technica 6:34 PM
  • "AMD's CEO Lisa Su confirms ray tracing GPU development, hints at more 3rd-gen Ryzen cores: This is shaping up to be one heck of a year for AMD." PC World 5:00 PM
  • "Nvidia CEO: Rival AMD's graphics chip performance is 'underwhelming'" VentureBeat 2:02 PM
  • "AMD will now power Chromebooks as well" TechnoSports 7:41 AM
  • "AMD And ConsenSys To Collaborate On New Blockchain Project" Bitnews Today 7:42 AM
  • "HP, Alienware race to launch 240Hz gaming laptops" bit-tech 7:44 AM
  • "Cisco Connect SSA 2019: Unpacking the chaos and wonder of a hyper-connected world" IT Web 7:37 AM
  • "CES 2019: Cisco talks 6G" ZDNet 3:48 PM
General Interest
  • "The creators of 'Fortnite' just scored a big win in their effort to take over the PC video game marketplace" Business Insider 3:45 PM
  • "Chrome will start filtering disruptive ads worldwide in July" Engadget 3:45 PM
  • "CES 2019: Thermaltake Unveils Its WaterRAM RGB Liquid Cooled DDR4-3200 Memory" AnandTech 2:33 PM
  • "LG's 49-inch, ultrawide monitor is a multitasker's dream" Engadget 2:02 PM
  • "Chinese tech giant Baidu is making a play for the next big thing after cloud computing" Business Insider 12:52 PM
  • "Americans Increasingly Using Ride-Hailing Apps: Thirty-six percent of US adults polled by the Pew Research Center in the fall of 2018 said they have used a ride-hailing service at least once, up from just 15 percent who said the same in late 2015. If you live in a rural area, though, you probably haven't ever used Uber or Lyft." PC Magazine 11:46 AM
  • "Alibaba Blinks: Building an open source, data-driven cloud empire in real-time" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Ring's founder says he's open to working with Google Assistant" TechHive 11:32 AM
  • "T-Mobile adds 7 million net customers in 2018" ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "T-Mobile adds 1 million phone subscribers in fourth quarter" Reuters 8:40 AM
  • "Amazon's Echo Auto accessory is making its way to customers" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "Digital transformation spurs design collaboration between disparate companies, industries" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "MSI gaming notebook shipments total 1.2 million units in 2018" DigiTimes 7:08 AM
  • "Google is now rolling out activity cards in Search to let you easily revisit past results" Android Police 3:50 PM
  • "How Google's hardware helps Chrome OS look its best" Engadget 2:54 PM
  • "Google Assistant's new features make it more useful for travelers" The Next Web 7:07 AM
  • "Zuckerberg plans public tech discussions" BBC 7:31 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg resolves to hold public talks on the future of tech this year" The Next Web 7:07 AM
  • "Samsung confirms foldable phone will launch in the first half of the year" BGR 8:44 PM
  • "No, Samsung isn't pre-installing Facebook on your phone" The Next Web 7:06 AM
  • "Amazon exec tells UK peers: No, we don't want to be dominant. Also, we don't fancy being taxed on revenues" The Register 6:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Recognized as a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Point-of-Sale Software for Quick-Service Restaurants" PRNewswire 7:23 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 19H1 release adds support for coming reserved storage feature" ZDNet 12:52 PM
  • "Microsoft adds more mobile, scheduling capabilities to Teams for firstline workers" ZDNet 8:39 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Norway considering whether to exclude Huawei from building 5G network" Reuters 8:47 AM
  • "US telcos caught selling your location data again: Senator demands new laws" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Vietnam threatens to penalize Facebook for breaking its draconian cybersecurity law" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
  • "Facebook in violation of new cybersecurity law, says Vietnam" CNET 6:43 AM
  • "China Starts Issuing $145 Fines for Using a VPN" PC Magazine 6:31 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "YouTube influencers: Inside the weird world of social media burnout" BBC 8:32 PM
  • "The $100B Blockchain Proof Of Concept Hiding In Plain Sight" Forbes 3:45 PM
  • "The doctor will see you now ... on your phone, with an AI assistant: How tech is changing healthcare" GeekWire 2:55 PM
  • "How Trump's government shutdown is harming cyber and national security" TechCrunch 1:32 PM
  • "Hands On With Mobvoi's Huge But More Refined TicWatch E2, S2" PC Magazine 11:46 AM
  • "Hands On: Acer's Chromebook 315, a Budget 15-Incher Built on AMD Silicon" PC Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 AMOLED hands-on review" Digital Trends 11:33 AM
  • "Biggest concerns for Tech in 2019" Tech.pinions [Paid Membership Required] 11:00 AM
  • "A Deep Dive Inside Industrial IoT" ReadWrite 10:57 AM
  • "I can't believe Asus is serious with these motherboard names: The hyperbolic superlatives are rampaging toward their extreme zenith" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "This is what using Samsung's foldable phone feels like" BGR 7:13 AM
  • "Facebook is the new crapware" TechCrunch 6:50 AM
  • "Mingis on Tech: As blockchain hype cools, a 'trough of disillusionment' for 2019?" Computerworld 6:43 AM
  • "Ignore 5G, For Now" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "LG Chem to spend $1.07 billion on expanding battery plants in China" Reuters 9:18 PM
  • "Sophos snaps up cloud infrastructure specialist Avid Secure" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Israeli high-tech firms raised record $6.47 billion in 2018" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "ClearMotion raises $115 million for 'digital chassis' that makes car rides smoother" VentureBeat 7:19 AM
  • "Tiger Global just invested $18 million in Olo, a low-flying ordering platform for more than 50,000 fast-casual restaurants" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "Facebook is the new crapware" TechCrunch 6:50 AM
  • "Alibaba buys German data analysis start-up" Reuters 6:43 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 logs longest win streak since September as trade tensions ease: Oil prices climb back above $50 a barrel, break out of" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Pare Gains Following Release of Latest Fed Meeting Minutes: The Dow rises Wednesday following three straight days of gains for the blue-chip index." TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks rise on optimism about trade talks" FOXBusiness 10:50 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Extend Gains After Fed Minutes: Major indexes end the day higher, lifted by signs that the central bank will stay flexible with its interest-rate rises" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Asian markets rally on optimism over U.S.-China trade talks: Stocks up 2% in Hong Kong, South Korea; Nikkei rises more than 1%" MarketWatch 8:17 AM
  • "European markets climb despite German slowdown; optimism grows over U.S./China trade" MarketWatch 8:17 AM



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New York Times (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area"
  • "Huawei Said to Be Under U.S. Investigation in Trade-Secrets Case"
PC Magazine (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Microsoft Pledges $500M for Affordable Housing in Seattle"
  • "In Enterprise Cybersecurity, There Are No Clear Leaders"
Reuters (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Venture capital funding of cybersecurity firms hit record high in 2018: report"
  • "Israeli games developer Playtika buys Austrian card games maker"
  • "TSMC offers gloomy revenue forecast, slams chipmaker shares"
  • "Germany's BDI on Huawei: No vendor should be excluded from 5G without evidence"
  • "Facebook removes more pages, accounts with Russia links"
  • "China's Tencent releases test version of Game of Thrones smartphone game"
  • "Exclusive: India's e-commerce curbs could hit online sales by $46 billion by 2022: PwC draft analysis"
  • "U.S. legislation steps up pressure on Huawei and ZTE, China calls it 'hysteria'
  • "China calls proposed U.S. legislation against Huawei, ZTE 'hysteria'"
  • "Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references"
ZDNet (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "The future of B2B sales"
  • "Facebook removes propaganda network linked to Russian media group Sputnik"
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update finally shifts to automatic rollout"
  • "Apple loses appeal in FaceTime lawsuit, must pay VirnetX $440 million"
  • "BlackBerry KEY2 LE review: Retro productivity with modern security and an affordable price"
  • "Zix acquires AppRiver in $275 million deal"
  • "Revolut's clumsy automated bank compliance results in frozen accounts and lack of customer service"
  • "Microsoft promises $500m to fix Greater Seattle's housing affordability 'crisis'"


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