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TechNN Archive: Monday, February 4, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Nadella's first five years as Microsoft's CEO: Pragmatism is the watchword/Microsoft named Satya Nadella CEO five years ago today. His tenure has been a pragmatic one, and will likely continue along the same path for the coming five years." ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Satya Nadella made Microsoft relevant again, so why isn't he a billionaire yet?" CNBC 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft buys BrightBytes DataSense to bring more data analytics to schools" ZDNet 9:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 error messages are finally about to become more useful" Digital Trends 2:14 PM
  • "Microsoft will now be leveraging TomTom's map data across its cloud services" Neowin 5:17 PM
  • "Intel leads $30 million investment in AI startup: Investors are lining up to get a piece of Catalytic's DIY software, which automates mundane work tasks." Crain's Chicago Business 8:26 AM
  • "Intel Capital leads $30 million investment in workplace automation platform Catalytic" VentureBeat 9:53 AM
  • "Intel's New CEO's Plan to Tackle Various Challenges" Market Realist 3:36 PM
  • "Intel's discrete GPU could offer photorealistic graphics, teaser video hints" Digital Trends 11:27 AM
  • "Intel is really killing off its Itanium server chips this time" The Inquirer 8:28 AM
  • "Intel appoints seven Israeli VPs, on heels of $11 billion to expand Kiryat Gat facility" Jewish News Syndicate 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Amends Wafer Supply Agreement With GlobalFoundries" eTeknix 8:30 AM
  • "Crowdstrike's partnership with Dell is shaking up the cybersecurity landscape ahead of a planned IPO" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "McCormick taps IBM's AI to develop new flavors, food products" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "IBM and McCormick blend new seasonings with AI" VentureBeat 7:44 AM
  • "IBM and Clinton Global Initiative collaborate to help impact lives through technology" Business Insider 3:32 PM
  • "Cisco joins Apple in calling for a US version of GDPR data protection and privacy laws" BetaNews 7:43 AM
  • "Quantum Computing Doesn't Threaten Good Encryption—Yet" ITPro Today 7:43 AM
  • "Traditional databases like Oracle now history: Amazon CTO" IANS 8:33 AM
  • "What to Expect from Cisco Collaboration: It's becoming clear now that they've been busy at Cisco, and we are in for an unveiling in terms of both updates and roadmap." No Jitter 8:31 AM
  • "Cisco calls for data law as tech split over privacy deepens" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:31 AM
General Interest
  • "In 15 years Facebook has amassed 2.3 billion users — more than followers of Christianity" Business Insider 2:13 PM
  • "Two hacker groups responsible for 60 percent of all publicly reported hacks" ZDNet 9:55 AM
  • "Samsung Exynos 9820 Galaxy S10 SoC Benchmarks Leaked With Strong Multi-Core Performance" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Samsung wants to spot breathing problems and lung disease with sensor-covered smart shirt" GearBrain 8:00 AM
  • "Energizer to launch 26 new phones this month and no, your eyes aren't deceiving you" Mashable 7:32 AM
  • "A defiant Mark Zuckerberg says people are focusing on the 'negative' aspects of Facebook's impact on the world" Business Insider 2:13 PM
  • "Barely anyone is willing to bet against Alphabet ahead of its earnings" Business Insider 2:13 PM
  • "Chromebook Instant Tethering expands beyond Google devices and phones" The Verge 2:09 PM
  • "Google's tumultuous year didn't stop it from making more money than ever: Revenue continues to grow, just not quite as fast as before." Engadget 3:54 PM
  • "Alphabet tops Q4 expectations: However, shares fell in after-hours trading when the tech giant reported growing losses in its 'other bets' category." ZDNet 3:48 PM
  • "Alphabet reports Q4 2018 income of $8.94 billion on $39.27 billion revenue" 9to5Google 3:42 PM
  • "Alphabet revenues are up 22% but the stock is still dropping" TechCrunch 3:36 PM
  • "Google, plagued by data and privacy issues, still rakes it in: Despite scandals, like its spat with Apple or Dragonfly search project, business is good." CNET 3:33 PM
  • "Alphabet topped revenue targets in Q4 but rising costs spook Wall Street" Business Insider 3:32 PM
  • "Google Brain and DeepMind researchers release AI benchmark based on card game Hanabi" VentureBeat 3:32 PM
  • "Google brings Chrome OS Instant Tethering to more Chromebooks and phones" TechCrunch 2:09 PM
  • "Google pulls these 29 bogus photo apps that led millions to porn, phishing sites" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Google Brazil launches internship for young black professionals" ZDNet 7:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "McCormick & Company and IBM Announce Collaboration Pioneering the Use of Artificial Intelligence in Flavor and Food Product Development" PRNewswire 7:35 AM
  • "Intel Capital Fuels Cloud Innovation with a Combined $30 Million Investment in Three Startups" Business Wire 11:18 AM
  • "Intel Drone Light Show and Intel True View Technology Enhance Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show and Super Bowl LIII Viewing Experience" Business Wire 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser preview to be available as separate download" Digital Trends 2:14 PM
  • "Microsoft reportedly wants to use Xbox Live to support cross-platform games like Fortnite" PCWorld 2:11 PM
  • "Former Microsoft COO: Huawei is going to have a huge trust problem and it's going to rub off on China" Fox Business Videos 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft moves another step closer to taking the Xbox out of Xbox Live" Mashable 11:15 AM
  • "Windows Defender update: So secure, it wouldn't let Secure-Boot Windows PCs, er, boot" The Register 11:15 AM
  • "Windows 10: Now you can get 1990s Windows File Manager from Microsoft Store" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "Excel Stylesheets: Cell Styles and Smart Art, Drawing, Graphics, Picture and Chart Tools" PCWorld 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft's moving Xbox ad was the best thing about the Super Bowl" CNET 7:42 AM
  • "EU orders recall of children's smartwatch over severe privacy concerns: EU warns that ENOX Safe-KID-One smartwatches contain several security flaws that let third-parties track and call children's watches." ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "New York Senate appoints critic of Amazon campus deal to key board (with veto power)" Seattle Times 3:55 PM
  • "Two Huawei staff expelled from Denmark after work permit inspection" Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "Net Neutrality Advocates Seeking Rule Revival Get Day in Court" ITPro Today 7:43 AM
  • "FTC v. Qualcomm: What Really Is Going On" TechNewsWorld 7:42 AM
  • "EU says social media now better at removing hate speech" Associated Press 7:42 AM
  • "Fire (and lots of it): Berkeley researcher on the only way to fix cryptocurrency/Nicholas Weaver says bitcoin and other digital coins recapitulate 500 years of failure." Ars Technica 8:40 PM
  • "How Social Media Can Impact Your Consumption Habits" Forbes 3:32 PM
  • "Inside Facebook Decisions on Subscriptions, Content Policing" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2:17 PM
  • "What's RCS Messaging and Why Should You Care?" Lifehacker 12:01 PM
  • "Here's How Slack's Rebranding Turned Into A 'Swasdicka' Nightmare" BuzzFeed News 11:58 AM
  • "How to make a basic Android game in Unreal Engine in 7 minutes" Android Authority 11:15 AM
  • "This 1-minute video highlights the hypocrisy of Verizon's Super Bowl ad about helping firefighters" Business Insider 11:15 AM
  • "Unboxing AMD's Radeon VII, The First 7nm GPU Unleashed" HotHardware 9:46 AM
  • "History repeats itself: How 5G's rollout could mimic 4G LTE's messy transition" Digital Trends 9:00 AM
  • "Why no one really quits Google or Facebook" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "HP Envy x360 review: Sleek convertible that complements on-the-go lifestyle" Business Standard 8:34 AM
  • "Best 2019 laptops for college students: Whether you're looking for a general purpose workhorse, a gaming system or a convertible that doubles as a tablet, we've got the best laptop for every student." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook 13 review: A beautiful, premium laptop targeting Apple's MacBook Air" Android Authority 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook's 15th birthday is clouded by controversies and concerns" VentureBeat 11:19 AM
  • "As Facebook turns 15, I have a question for Zuckerberg and Sandberg" The Next Web 7:27 AM
  • "Spotify Allegedly Dropping $200M To Acquire Podcast Startup Gimlet Media" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Slack confidentially files to go public" Axios 12:01 PM
  • "Tesla to buy battery tech maker Maxwell Technologies for $218 million" Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "Chicago RPA startup Catalytic hauls in $30M Series B" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "Brumbrum raises $23 million led by Accel for retail car platform" VentureBeat 7:43 AM
  • "Aire raises $11M Series B to give credit scoring an 'upgrade'" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "Chat app Line injects $182M into its mobile payment business" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "Ultimate Software agrees to $11 billion buyout by investor group" Reuters 7:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market closes higher as tech shares rally: Papa John's rises after Starboard makes $200 million investment" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Rise Ahead of Alphabet Earnings: Stocks rose Monday amid another rush of earnings reports this week including Alphabet results due after the bell." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stock indexes higher on rising tech, industrial firm shares: U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, starting a week that will include earnings from 96 companies in the S&P 500." FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Higher, Led by Tech Sector: Microsoft, Apple both added more than 2.5% apiece, helping to boost the blue-chip index as well" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed amid holiday closures; Sony sinks: Nikkei, Hang Seng advance; indexes in China, Taiwan, South Korea closed" MarketWatch 8:25 AM
  • "London markets edge up thanks to oil, but miners weigh" MarketWatch 8:24 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 12:00 PM CDT)
  • "Flexport Tackles Trump Tariffs with Data and Analytics"
  • "Netflix, Google Talk Continuous Delivery at DevOps World"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative"
  • "How a Conservative News Site Thrived on Facebook and Google"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Google Pulls YouTube Channels For Hong Kong Protest Misinformation"
  • "Nigerian Scammers Pull in Millions With Fake Emails, Romance Scams"
  • "Google Tries to Preserve Privacy, Without Killing Online Ad Business"
  • "Everything Leaving Netflix in September"
  • "OtterBox Wireless Batteries Stack Like Pancakes"
  • "Pump Up the Jams With Bose's Voice-Activated Portable Speaker"
  • "Report: EU Commission to Clamp Down on Facial Recognition"
  • "35 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss"
  • "iPhone 11 Rumor Roundup: What You Need to Know"
  • "Top-Rated Echo Show 5 Smart Display On Sale For $65" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "VMware to pay $5 billion for firms offering cloud security, developers platform"
  • "Salesforce sees higher quarterly, FY revenue; shares rise 7%"
  • "U.S. state legal chiefs, telecom firms set to crack down on robocalls"
  • "HP CEO steps down, taps veteran insider; flags quarterly profit below Street view"
  • "China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei executive be freed"
  • "Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China"
  • "Amazon to acquire minority stake in an Indian supermarket chain operator"
  • "Freenet says open to talks after its criticism of Sunrise/UPC deal"
  • "Claims data points to high-end electric car risks: AXA"
  • "Volkswagen not interested in buying Tesla stake"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "What Amazon Web Services security certification is doing for government"
  • "Huawei sheds 100 Australian jobs in the face of 5G ban"
  • "Allscripts offers Apple Health Records to its clients and their patients"
  • "Apple closer to using BOE displays for iPhones to cut costs: Report"
  • "Microsoft hires open-source veteran Stormy Peters to run its Open Source Programs Office"
  • "Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency"
  • "Intuit delivers solid Q4, cuts Q1 earnings outlook, finishes with 4.5 million QuickBooks Online subscribers"
  • "VMware goes shopping with $2.7B Pivotal purchase, $2.1B Carbon Black acquisition"

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