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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Accenture adds 10,000 more Microsoft-focused consultants to its practice" ZDNet 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Invests in 'Boring AI' Startup Valued at $2.75 Billion" ITPro Today 1:06 PM
  • "Microsoft joins $250M round for 'boring AI'" Seeking Alpha 10:04 AM
  • "With Cortana's concession speech, Microsoft abandons another platform opportunity" ZDNet 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Project xCloud Streaming Service Supports All Digital Xbox One Games" HotHardware 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft will let you test its Chromium browser even if you're not an Insider: Concious uncoupling will allow you to co-parent" The Inquirer 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Technology Centre opens in Sydney: The multimillion-dollar 'state of the art' facility is aimed at accelerating digital transformation in Australia." ZDNet 6:10 AM
  • "NSW government signs on Microsoft for help with digital transformation: The Microsoft Australia MD told ZDNet there are plans to work with other governments in the country on similar initiatives." ZDNet 6:11 AM
  • "Intel Details Plans for Its Oregon Fab Expansion: D1X Phase 3" AnandTech 5:49 PM
  • "Intel kills off Itanium server chips: A year from now, you won't be able to order any new Itanium chips." ITProPortal 6:32 AM
  • "Intel Capital Marches Into AI and Cloud Innovation; Invests $30 Million in Three Startups" AI Authority 6:38 AM
  • "IBM Is Fitting Europe's Biggest Port to Support Autonomous Ships" Inverse 2:44 PM
  • "IBM, Lawyers Developing AI Legal Systems" Channelnomics 2:45 PM
  • "IBM's AI classifies seizure types to help people with epilepsy" VentureBeat 2:45 PM
  • "IBM and McCormick to use AI for flavor creation: The two companies have partnered to develop an AI-enabled platform, 'One', to create a range of seasoning blends" The Innovation Enterprise 6:34 AM
  • "Dell stamps on the gas for backup devices with speed and cloud boost" The Register 6:59 PM
  • "Blue Prism and Oracle have joined forces for compliance platform" Information Age 2:42 PM
  • "Oracle moves to exploit emerging tech in SA" IT Web 2:42 PM
  • "Defendant in scheme to sell stolen Cisco computer parts pleads guilty" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 2:41 PM
  • "Cisco Documents Shed Light on Cascade Lake, Cooper Lake, and Ice Lake for Servers" AnandTech 2:41 PM
  • "Cisco leads massive rural 5G trial aimed at revolutionizing agriculture" VentureBeat 1:07 PM
  • "Cloud-Computing Giants Keep Growing Despite Slowdown Fears" Bloomberg 6:42 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook Deletes 22 Pages For Promoting Alex Jones and Infowars" PC Magazine 9:10 PM
  • "Che tiara! Revolutionary cloud commune fitted for Red Hat developers" The Register 9:08 PM
  • "Report: Smart speaker adoption in U.S. reaches 66M units, with Amazon leading" TechCrunch 10:06 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger gets an unsend feature: You can now delete messages from everyone's view on Facebook Messenger" The Verge 10:05 AM
  • "Sonos now has an outdoor speaker: Sonance partnership delivers in-wall, in-ceiling, and weatherproof outdoor speakers" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Google's still not sharing cloud revenue" TechCrunch 4:55 PM
  • "Google releases Chrome extension that alerts to breached passwords: Using hashed and encrypted store, add-on securely checks logins against breach database." Ars Technica 9:43 AM
  • "Google adds two impressive features to Android phones for people with hearing loss" BGR 6:22 AM
  • "Instagram Plans to Let Users Login to Multiple Accounts With a Single ID" Thurrott 6:13 AM
  • "Hands-on video showcases the Galaxy S10's final design" BGR 6:26 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 release date, price and specs: FCC filing confirms WiFi 6, Snapdragon 855/Flagship will be one of the first to support next-gen networks" The Inquirer 6:10 AM
  • "Instagram's most-liked egg is actually a mental health advert" BBC 6:09 AM
  • "Mozilla will mute autoplaying videos by default in Firefox 66: Its reasoning is sound" The Inquirer 6:10 AM
  • "Firefox Will Soon Start Automatically Muting Auto-Playing Audio and Video" Thurrott 6:09 AM
  • "School labelled 'Hell on Earth' on Google Maps" BBC 6:09 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD to Present at Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference" GlobeNewswire 5:05 PM
  • "Retailers Turn to Latest Oracle Demand Forecasting Service to Optimize Inventory" Oracle 2:45 PM
  • "Utilities Can Now Manage Diverse, Distributed Energy Resources with Oracle" Oracle 2:45 PM
Microsoft
  • "Windows Update problems: Fixed now but here's what went wrong, says Microsoft/Microsoft says Windows Update DNS outage is fixed and things should return to normal for all customers soon." ZDNet 6:39 AM
  • "Microsoft explains why Windows Update did not work on January 29, 2019" gHacks 6:40 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "House Democrats get down to business on tech issues: Net neutrality, FCC oversight, T-Moible-Sprint merger, and Apple's FaceTime debacle are all getting attention from Democratic leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee." CNET 7:56 PM
  • "U.S. lawmakers target China's ZTE with sanctions bill" Reuters 5:51 PM
  • "Judge pauses lawsuits against cryptocurrency company Quadriga" Reuters 5:02 PM
  • "El Reg eyes up Article 13 draft leak: Will new Euro law give Silicon Valley more power? Some lawyers think so" The Register 1:08 PM
  • "U.S. warns European allies not to use Chinese gear for 5G networks" Reuters 12:12 PM
  • "MPs warned of 'malicious hack' that attempts to access private contacts: Deputy chief whip, er, Pincher gets caught out" The Inquirer 9:43 AM
  • "ICO to probe Google over alleged GDPR violations: Watchdog has received complaints about firm's heavy-handed data collection" The Inquirer 6:09 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "House Democrats Tell Ajit Pai: Stop Screwing Over the Public" Slashdot 6:21 PM
  • "Review: The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1" Forbes 2:43 PM
  • "Lenovo Yoga C630 Review: Big Battery Life, Always Connected" HotHardware 2:39 PM
  • "Mobvoi Ticwatch E2 Review: Wear OS gets a new best low-cost option with a few compromises [Video] 9to5Google 1:12 PM
  • "AI Should be Reducing Bias, Not Introducing it in Recruiting" ReadWrite 1:11 PM
  • "How the cloud landscape is shifting in 2019" ZDNet 12:11 PM
  • "Playing Pictionary against computers could help AI learn common sense: A new game from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence hopes to enlighten the algorithms" The Verge 10:04 AM
  • "How to choose which wireless charger to buy: Wireless chargers are complicated, but we're here to help" The Verge 9:02 AM
  • "On Facebook's 15th birthday, we should be talking about its size: The company's large user base is the true source of its problems" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "Intel Optane SSD 900P 480GB SSD Review" KitGuru 6:39 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "T-Mobile's Merger Price Promise Has a Huge Loophole: Carriers lie, especially when they're trying to merge. So take T-Mobile's pledge to offer 'the same or better rate plans' over the next three years with a grain of salt." PC Magazine 5:01 PM
  • "Signal Sciences secures $35 million investment to protect web apps" TechCrunch 9:43 AM
  • "Vinli raises $13.5m Series B to expand its vehicle data intelligence platform" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Lunchr grabs $34 million for its corporate lunch card" TechCrunch 6:12 AM
  • "Ketos raises $9 million to detect toxins and leaks in water supplies" VentureBeat 6:12 AM
  • "Healthy.io raises $18 million for at-home urinalysis tests" VentureBeat 6:12 AM
  • "Databricks raises $250 million for its data processing and AI platforms" VentureBeat 6:12 AM
  • "Databricks raises $250M at a $2.75B valuation for its analytics platform" TechCrunch 6:13 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher as investors await Trump's State of the Union speech: S&P 500 extends winning streak to fifth day" MarketWatch 4:54 PM
  • "Dow Closes Higher Ahead of Trump's State of the Union Address: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Tuesday ahead of Donald Trump's State of the Union address." TheStreet 4:54 PM
  • "Stocks post 5th daily gain on strong tech, consumer cyclical earnings" FOXBusiness 4:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Higher on Upbeat Earnings Reports: The S&P 500 notches its fifth consecutive session of gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:54 PM
  • "Nikkei flat, Australian stocks surge as central bank stays pat" MarketWatch 6:52 AM
  • "European markets mostly lower, with banks weak, earnings news downbeat" MarketWatch 6:53 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CST)
  • "IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure"
  • "TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database"
New York Times (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CST)
  • "Amazon Invests in Rivian, a Tesla Rival in Electric Vehicles"
  • "Even Without Amazon, Tech Could Keep Gaining Ground in New York"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CST)
  • "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 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue"
  • "Lyft to woo investors with fast U.S. growth in IPO race with Uber"
  • "How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters"
  • "Amazon places big bet on aspiring Tesla rival Rivian"
  • "Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber"
  • "Alphabet unit seeks share of property taxes for Toronto smart city"
  • "Private equity firms win over Scout24 with improved $6.4 billion bid"
  • "Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions: WSJ"
  • "Uber posts $50 billion in annual bookings as profit remains elusive ahead of IPO"
  • "U.S. fines Cognizant, charges 2 former top execs in India bribery case"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Unisys plans consulting push in Latin America"
  • "Fear not deep fakes: OpenAI's machine writes as senselessly as a chatbot speaks"
  • "Google working on new Chrome security feature to 'obliterate DOM XSS'"
  • "Ulefone Armor 6 hands-on: The ideal rugged device for professional phone warriors"
  • "How AI and machine learning can help you defend the enterprise from cyberattacks"
  • "Five emerging cybersecurity threats you should take very seriously in 2019"
  • "The EU's new copyright laws threaten to destroy the internet"
  • "Architects anticipate robots on construction sites"


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