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TechNN Archive: Monday, January 14, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Secures $1.76B Contract From Defense Department" Zacks 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft wins huge $1.76 billion contract with the Pentagon - Video" ZDNet 11:36 AM
  • "US Department of Defense to fling $1.76bn at Microsoft" The Register 7:13 AM
  • "Is Microsoft's Nadella the tech world's best CEO?" Tech Central 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella describes two new kinds of software that are going to change everything for businesses" Business Insider 7:06 PM
  • "Microsoft ends Windows 7 support one year from today" BetaNews 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft: We've fixed Windows 7 'Not genuine' and network share issues" ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "The president of Microsoft says top leaders at the world's biggest tech companies meet regularly to talk about the major issues facing Silicon Valley and the world" Business Insider 5:24 PM
  • "IBM Makes a Long Bet on Quantum Computing" Light Reading 10:31 AM
  • "IBM gets neural networks to conceptually think" Fudzilla 10:31 AM
  • "IBM to Reportedly Buy T-Systems' Mainframe Business Unit" Zacks 8:44 AM
  • "IBM, T-Systems to jointly offer mainframe services" Reuters 8:33 PM
  • "Exclusive: Dell Opens Up About Its Linux Efforts And Project Sputnik" Forbes 11:37 AM
  • "In CEO Search, Intel Still Hasn't Found What It's Looking For" Bloomberg 10:27 AM
  • "Intel and Facebook Team Up to Build an AI Chip" The Motley Fool 7:53 AM
  • "Alibaba, Intel to develop AI-based 3D Athlete Tracking platform" Telecompaper 10:28 AM
  • "Intel's GPU-Less Chips Aren't Cheaper: You'd think shipping a chip without a working GPU would result in a lower price, but Intel thinks otherwise. You'll pay the same price for both, and with the current chip shortage the GPU-less versions may be the only ones available." PC Magazine 6:51 AM
  • "Intel's Software Guard caught asleep at its post: Patch out now for SGX give-me-admin hole" The Register 3:53 PM
  • "Will Headless Intel Woo AMD's Lisa Su?" EE Times 10:29 AM
  • "AMD CEO admits ray tracing is 'important' but still thinks Nvidia jumped the gun" TechRadar UK 10:29 AM
  • "AMD Comments on Threadripper 2 Performance and Windows Scheduler" AnandTech 8:25 AM
  • "AMD has no plans to use chiplet design for next-gen APUs" Fudzilla 10:29 AM
  • "Justices Wrestle With Scope of Fees in Oracle Copyright Case" Bloomberg Law 3:54 PM
  • "Oracle Ups Ante in Digital Commerce with New Retail Services" Zacks 3:54 PM
  • "How Cisco thinks about improving the patient experience" HealthcareITNews 3:55 PM
General Interest
  • "TSMC's $43 Billion Wipeout Will Only Get Worse, Analysts Say" Bloomberg 8:21 PM
  • "The ludicrous Google Pay 'death sentence' can lock your Fi account and phone number" Android Police 11:32 AM
  • "'Wait, that can't be real': A 'Fortnite' streamer freaked out after he got a $75,000 donation during a stream" Business Insider 10:19 AM
  • "This Guy Made a Computer Mouse That Is Itself a Computer: It doesn't have the best UI, but it is a pretty creative take on a laptop." Motherboard 10:18 AM
  • "Google launches Android Studio 3.3 with focus on 'refinement and quality'" VentureBeat 1:02 PM
  • "RCS Chat is launching on Google Fi" The Verge 11:44 AM
  • "Chrome OS to help find new Linux apps from the Launcher" 9to5Google 7:07 PM
  • "Google employees are launching a social media blitz to pressure tech giants on workplace harassment issues" Recode 8:15 AM
  • "Verizon is testing a game streaming service targeting Android devices" The Next Web 7:20 AM
  • "CES 2019: Everything we saw, from 8K TVs to amazing fake burgers" CNET 7:19 AM
  • "Samsung rolls out 'the future unfolds' banners in buildup to S10 launch" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Four out of five Americans distrust mainstream social media sites like Facebook: Americans are so disillusioned by social media, that many are turning to forums for trustworthy information." ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Is digital forensics ready for data explosion? - Video" ZDNet 6:49 AM
  • "Smartwatch data collection rush raises privacy backlash fears: Smartwatches and other wearables will be a must-have for personalised healthcare, but a privacy backlash could put an end to all that." ZDNet 6:49 AM
  • "Mozilla: Firefox 69 will disable Adobe Flash plugin by default" ZDNet 6:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle and One Door Collaborate to Deliver Compelling In-Store Retail Experiences" PRNewswire 7:22 AM
  • "Grupo Nazan Drives Seamless Shopping Experiences with Oracle Retail" PRNewswire 7:21 AM
  • "UK Retailer Matalan Selects Oracle to Map Inventory Against Consumer Demand" PRNewswire 7:21 AM
Microsoft
  • "Xbox Teases New Games And New 'Technologies' - GS News Update" GameSpot 8:58 PM
  • "Microsoft is killing Windows 7, so you should switch to Netrunner 19.01 'Blackbird' Linux distro now!" BetaNews 7:53 PM
  • "Windows Update failed? Here are 10 fixes you can try" ZDNet 11:35 AM
  • "Which is the best browser? Chrome vs Firefox vs Microsoft Edge" IT PRO (UK) 8:36 AM
  • "Surface Book Prototype Provides a Glimpse of History" Thurrott 7:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 has a built-in free screen recorder that you might not know about" BetaNews 7:57 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "After mixed Day 5 of FTC v. Qualcomm antitrust trial, irrelevant German ruling to be handed down later" Foss Patents 8:00 PM
  • "Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Lawmakers Over Phone-Tracking Scandal, Dubiously Blames Shutdown" Gizmodo 6:29 PM
  • "Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Congress About Why Bounty Hunters Can Buy Cell Phone Location Data: The Chairman's staff said the selling of location data is not a 'threat to the safety of human life or property that the FCC will address during the Trump shutdown.'" Motherboard 6:08 PM
  • "Ajit Pai locks horns with Congress over location-tracking report" The Verge 5:36 PM
  • "New FAA proposal would let drones fly over people and at night without a waiver" TechCrunch 3:42 PM
  • "Google employees are fighting to end all forced arbitration" Mashable 12:33 PM
  • "Democrats aren't buying a proposal for big tech to write its own privacy rules: 'Big tech cannot be trusted to write its own rules'" The Verge 11:11 AM
  • "Tidal 'fake streams': Criminal investigation underway over potential data fraud in Norway" Music Business Worldwide 3:43 PM
  • "Jay-Z's music streaming service Tidal under criminal investigation in Norway over alleged fake streams" Telegraph 8:44 AM
  • "Facebook's entire business model is being dissected in Germany, where regulators are getting tough on tech" Business Insider 7:13 AM
  • "Social media giants plan to fight India's strict internet rules" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "India's top court seeks govt response on plans to snoop on citizens' computers" Reuters 6:51 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism' Review: The New Big Brother/Tech companies have shown themselves to be increasingly cavalier with our personal data. Are we handing over too much information? Frank Rose reviews 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism' by Shoshana Zuboff." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:12 PM
  • "A CES Vet's Final Take on CES 2019" Tech.pinions 11:09 AM
  • "Screens Might Be as Bad for Mental Health as ... Potatoes" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:19 AM
  • "I quit texting for a week and it was harder than I expected" Business Insider 8:12 AM
  • "AWS, MongoDB, and the Economic Realities of Open Source" Stratechery 7:57 AM
  • "Review: The Honor 10 Lite is a budget phone that feels much more expensive" The Next Web 7:20 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Micron to scoop up Intel portion of IM Flash for $1.5 billion" ZDNet 8:24 PM
  • "Amazon Web Services acquires TSO Logic, a Vancouver startup working on cloud spending analysis" GeekWire 11:32 AM
  • "Goldman Sachs leads $8M round in cyber security skills platform Immersive Labs" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Wiliot nabs $30M from Amazon, Avery Dennison, Samsung for a chip that runs on power from ambient radio frequencies" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "I went to CES so you didn't have to" iFixit 5:24 PM
  • "Stocks close lower as China trade data spark more global economic worries: PG&E tumbles on plan to file for bankruptcy" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks fall as China data raises growth concerns: U.S. stocks closed lower Monday, though off their session lows, in a second straight weaker day after a surprise drop in Chinese exports renewed worries about a global growth slowdown." FOXBusiness 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip on Signs of Slowing Economic Growth: U.S. stocks fell Monday, notching their second straight session of losses, after downbeat Chinese economic data added to signs of slowing growth around the world." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Asian markets fall as China reports slowdown in exports: Hang Seng down 1.4%; Nikkei closed for holiday" MarketWatch 8:26 AM
  • "European markets hit by disappointing China trade data: FTSE-100 braces for Brexit vote" MarketWatch 8:26 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
  • "Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
  • "The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Resident Evil 3: The System Requirements Needed to Contain the Zombie Outbreak"
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Targeted by Activist Investor"
  • "YouTube TV Temporarily Restores Sinclair's Regional Sports Networks"
  • "Lady Gaga Shot 'Stupid Love' Music Video on iPhone 11 Pro"
  • "Surface Duo Release Might Happen Sooner Than You Think"
Reuters (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "South Korea's Samsung Electronics closes mobile device plant after coronavirus case confirmed: Yonhap"
  • "Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document"
  • "Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey's removal: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"


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