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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM develops new technology to help prevent power outages" Reuters 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Poised to Grind Higher, New Risk Level Suggested: Let's see how this is playing out on the charts." RealMoney 10:21 AM
  • "More IBM i Predictions For 2019" IT Jungle 8:45 AM
  • "IBM's latest cloud deal shows how it's winning business from competitors: SaaS provider Smart Energy Water has signed a multi-million dollar, five-year deal with IBM after beginning its cloud journey elsewhere" ZDNet 5:13 PM
  • "Microsoft dismisses Office 2019 as old and dumb in videos promoting Office 365 subscriptions: Of course Microsoft would rather you pay them regularly for Office, just as you would for any other household utility." PCWorld 7:43 PM
  • "Microsoft roasts its own software in new ads promoting Office 365 over Office 2019: Microsoft would really like you to buy a subscription instead of just paying for Office once" The Verge 9:03 PM
  • "Microsoft Expands the Availability of Azure Service Bus and Event Hubs" InfoQ 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Helps Develop an AI-Powered Bridge to Legal Aid: Microsoft has completed work on the artificial intelligence powering the Legal Navigator, which could change the way that people with limited resources gain access to legal aid." Legaltech News 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft joins open-source foundation that is trying to simplify the software supply chain" GeekWire 12:00 PM
  • "Microsoft: You're being less toxic online but bullying, harassment still rife/Fewer people experience unwanted contact online, but most other bad behaviors remain unchanged." ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Study Claims the Internet Is Getting More Civil. The Internet Throws Side Eye Back" Fortune 8:53 AM
  • "Dell stamps on the gas for backup devices with speed and cloud boost" The Register 8:46 AM
  • "Dell EMC updates security software to protect multi-cloud businesses" CloudPro 8:46 AM
  • "Dell could make a foldable device that has three or four screens" TechRadar UK 8:46 AM
  • "Dell's Frank Azor confirms there will be no 32 GB version of the XPS 15 9575 convertible" NotebookCheck 8:46 AM
  • "Exclusive: HP's Next-gen VR Headset Aims to Raise the Bar on Clarity & Comfort/HP's unannounced headset is packed with pixels" Road To VR 8:47 AM
  • "HP's Next Windows Mixed Reality Features Higher Resolution and Improved Comfort" Thurrott 2:04 PM
  • "HP's next-gen Windows Mixed Reality headset will sport a new design and high-res displays" Neowin 5:12 PM
  • "Intel confirms plans for new Oregon semiconductor factory" The Columbian 8:50 AM
  • "Some of Intel's F-series will utilize thermal paste again" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "AMD Zen CPU Architecture Leads To Big Q4 2018 Gains In Server, Desktop And Notebook Markets" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Gamers to get a leg up: AMD CEO Lisa Su announces multiple Navi GPUs" MoneyControl 8:48 AM
  • "Oracle Didn't See the Data Reckoning Coming" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle CIO: Every Enterprise Has the Security it Deserves" WebProNews 8:43 AM
  • "Cisco 2019 Data Privacy Benchmark Study shows organisations gaining business benefits from data privacy investments" IT Web 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco reveals channel-focused IoT strategy" CRN 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco Brings Cloud, Edge & Enterprise Together for New Service Revenues" Light Reading 8:41 AM
  • "Former Cisco Employee Pleads Guilty to 2 Counts Related to Stolen Equipment Scheme" Bay City News 8:41 AM
General Interest
  • "Flickr will hold off on deleting photos until March 12th" TechCrunch 5:42 PM
  • "Earth's magnetic North Pole has moved — here's what that means for our navigation systems" Business Insider 3:54 PM
  • "Firefox to get a 'site isolation' feature, similar to Chrome" ZDNet 3:49 PM
  • "Facebook will reveal who uploaded your contact info for ad targeting" TechCrunch 3:44 PM
  • "Spotify, the leading music streaming app, is finally profitable" The Verge 3:41 PM
  • "Nuance's Project Pathfinder uses AI to build smarter virtual assistants" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "The other kind of Java: How coffee is getting a jolt from the Internet of Things" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "The pioneering bionic eyes restoring sight: How implantable tech is fighting blindness" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "DuckDuckGo reminds ignorant users that many websites ignore browsers' Do Not Track privacy requests" BetaNews 8:08 AM
  • "YouTube boss admits even her own kids gave the 'Rewind' video a thumbs down" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
  • "WhatsApp on how it's fighting bulk messaging and fake accounts" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "YouTube quietly stopped paying the bill for brand safety, and a battle with agencies could be escalating" Business Insider 1:53 PM
  • "Google Chrome Never-Slow Mode Could Put An End To Its Resource Hog Ways" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Google eliminates more spam from Gmail with TensorFlow" ZDNet 2:04 PM
  • "Google explores AI's mysterious polytope" ZDNet 2:04 PM
  • "Google's new patent application highlights its interest in hospital software" Business Insider 10:22 AM
  • "Google is killing its Notifications Widget" Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Google Is Investing Advertising Proceeds at a Record Pace — Hooray!" The Motley Fool 8:14 AM
  • "Google Chrome will check passwords, and tell you if they're compromised" GearBrain 7:52 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10e massive leak: phone has no more secrets" Pocketnow 7:46 AM
  • "Facebook's global crackdown on information operations is getting more intense" The Verge 7:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM to Help Utilities Cut Tree Trimming Budgets and Reduce Outages" PRNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "Smart Energy Water and IBM Sign Multi-Year Agreement to Speed Innovation on the Cloud" PRNewswire 7:37 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 13-Inch Review" Forbes 3:48 PM
  • "Microsoft is running bizarre commercials that seem to trash its own Microsoft Office 2019 suite" Business Insider 2:23 PM
  • "Microsoft roasts Office 2019 in new ads promoting Office 365" The Verge 2:23 PM
  • "Microsoft really, really, really doesn't want you to buy Office 2019" TechCrunch 2:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Build 2019: It's back in Seattle from May 6 to 8" ZDNet 11:00 AM
  • "Accenture and Microsoft (and Avanade) launch new business group" InformationAge 8:54 AM
  • "Party pooper Microsoft pulls plug on Party Cluster: If yer name's not on Azure's list, you ain't coming in" The Register 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Studios Renamed Xbox Game Studios" PC Magazine 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Studios changes name to more fun-sounding Xbox Game Studios" CNET 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals pricing for Windows 7 Extended Security Updates" BetaNews 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Sport Red Special Edition Xbox One Wireless Controller" BetaNews 8:08 AM
  • "TomTom sees licensing sales growth from Microsoft deal" Reuters 7:47 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Virginia governor signs bill paving way for Amazon's HQ2" The Verge 2:23 PM
  • "China hacked Norway's Visma cloud software provider" ZDNet 10:03 AM
  • "We'll take on social media giants, UK's opposition Labour Party says" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "German ministers meet as U.S. urges Huawei exclusion: sources" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "Huawei offers to build cyber security center in Poland" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "Trump avoids tech in State of the Union address" GeekWire 8:05 AM
  • "Lawmakers put Pentagon's cyber in their sights" The Hill 7:45 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Next Trillion Tech Market" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:21 AM
  • "The Palm Phone Won't Save You From Your Phone: The deck is stacked against it" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "The Gaming Market Is Preparing for a Significant Shakeup (Premium)" Thurrott 10:03 AM
  • "This Gorgeous Punch Hole Phone Will Fool You Into Thinking It Costs a Lot More" Gizmodo 9:06 AM
  • "There's No Good Reason to Trust Blockchain Technology" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Facebook Was Late to Mobile. Now, Mobile Is Its Future" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "15 Years Later, What Is Facebook?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Are Cyborgs Already Here? An Intro to the Debate and Why It Matters" ReadWrite 8:04 AM
  • "5G can't fix America's broadband problems: Don't expect the new generation of wireless tech to replace fiber, no matter what AT&T says" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Google Assistant is getting sci-fi ambitious: In an exclusive interview, a top Google exec discusses what the Assistant could look like in a decade, possible legislation and the future of privacy." CNET 7:45 AM
  • "RAVPower Alpha Series Fast Charge Wireless Charging Pad review: The price is right" PCWorld 7:38 AM
  • "Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701 review: New Nvidia RTX graphics supercharge this slim Asus laptop" CNET 7:35 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "$18 million for startup behind smartphone-assisted urine test" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Flashbreak raises $2 million for live mobile game competitions with real-money rewards" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Japan's Docomo invests in Finnish Rovio spin-off Hatch" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "SoftBank's $5.5bn buyback marks next stage of transformation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Meditation app Calm hits unicorn status with fresh $88 million funding" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "vArmour, a security startup focused on multi-cloud deployments, raises $44M" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Relex raises $200 million from TCV to help retailers predict demand and automatically replenish stock" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "Retail technology platform Relex raises $200M from TCV" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Raisin raises $114M for its pan-European marketplace for savings and investment products" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Chinese e-commerce challenger Pinduoduo is raising over $1 billion more" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Instacart faces class-action lawsuit regarding wages and tips" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Spotify acquires podcasting startups Gimlet Media and Anchor" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor in podcast push, earmarks $500M for more deals" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Spotify gets serious about podcasts with two acquisitions" The Verge 7:21 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower as Trump's State of the Union offers few details on economic agenda: S&P 500 snaps 5-day losing streak" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower as Wall Street Gets No Boost From State of the Union: Stocks ended lower Wednesday as investors found little in Donald Trump's State of the Union address to warrant extending recent market gains." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Wall Street closes down after Trump touts US economic strength" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip, Threatening to Snap Winning Streak: Uncertainty over the U.S.-China trade conflict has had ripple effects around the world, keeping some investors skeptical of global markets' recovery" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks rise in Japan, Australia as most Asian markets remain closed for holiday: Australian bank stocks slip a day after rallying" MarketWatch 8:38 AM
  • "European markets pause, after latest signs of economic distress in the eurozone: German stocks down as Daimler disappoints" MarketWatch 8:37 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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