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TechNN Archive: Thursday, February 7, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Surface Pro 6, Laptop 2, Studio 2 Land on 20 New Markets" Thurrott 5:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 boost as the ultimate Microsoft PC goes on sale in the UK: MICROSOFT has just announced the UK launch of its new Surface Studio 2 which offers the ultimate Windows 10 experience." Express UK 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's iMac-rivalling Surface Studio 2 finally arrives in Blighty: And pricing starts at, er, £3,549" The Inquirer 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Headphones will be available in eight new markets from March" Neowin 5:56 AM
  • "Surface Headphones Coming to Eight New Markets Next Month" Thurrott 5:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Build is going to clash with Google I/O, again: So much for cross-platform" The Inquirer 6:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Healthcare Bot service becomes generally available in Azure Marketplace" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft announces general availability of Azure Data Explorer and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2" VentureBeat 11:59 AM
  • "Two new Azure analytics GA releases, one preview and a big push on SQL DW: Azure Data Explorer and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 hit General Availability today. Visual Data Flows in Azure Data Factory launches as a public preview, and Microsoft touts major price/performance advantages for Azure SQL Data Warehouse." ZDNet 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft says you shouldn't buy its awful software: Redmond, for some bizarre reason, releases ads that mock Office 2019. It wants you to buy Office 365 instead." ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft joins OpenChain open-source compliance groupSteven J. Vaughan-Nichols" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Exclusive: Dell explores sale of cyber security company SecureWorks - sources" Reuters 11:59 AM
  • "Feeble hybrid cloud capabilities for Dell and IBM in Gartner object storage report" Blocks & Files 6:39 AM
  • "Dell Offering Azure Stack for Harsh Remote and Edge Environments" eWeek 6:39 AM
  • "Dell reduces obstacles in partners route to gold: The vendor has revealed that it is making it easier for authorised partners to move up into its tiered programme" ComputerWeekly 6:39 AM
  • "Dell EMC expands data protection offerings for multi-cloud environments" Tahawultech 6:40 AM
  • "Dell sets sights on $70bn channel revenues: The vendor has revealed that the channel is within touching distance of hitting $50bn in revenues and it is now looking for a larger goal" ComputerWeekly 6:40 AM
  • "Intel's Ice Lake might fix Meltdown, but speculative bugs are here to stay" Digital Trends 6:41 AM
  • "Premier League trio to use Intel's 3D 360-degree replay technology" Examiner 6:51 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon VII Graphics Card Won't Dethrone NVIDIA" The Motley Fool 5:30 PM
  • "AMD Radeon VII Review: 7nm Vega With 16GB HBM2 Benchmarked" HotHardware 8:40 AM
  • "Global food brand harnesses IBM's AI to make the perfect dressing" ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "IBM Watson talking AI with law firms: IBM Watson Legal discussing new AI opportunities with select nu" The Global Legal Post 6:50 AM
  • "Oracle announces new data centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE" TechRadar UK 6:52 AM
  • "Oracle opens its first data centre in the Middle East: Public cloud services market in Mena is projected to double by 2020" The National 6:52 AM
  • "Cisco, like Apple and other tech giants, now wants new federal privacy law: After new California privacy law, Cisco says it wants to avoid legal 'fracturing.'" Ars Technica 6:31 AM
  • "How Iridium Next-Gen Satellites Will Boost IoT Performance" eWeek 6:13 AM
  • "London is still top for software developers, but European rivals are catching up fast: London still has the most software developers, but for how long?" ZDNet 6:24 AM
General Interest
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 And Galaxy S10+ Leak Flaunts In-Display Fingerprint Reader" HotHardware 4:26 PM
  • "Amazon Adapts to New India Rules, But Uncertainty Remains" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:19 PM
  • "Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 712 offers faster performance for midrange phones: There's also improved support for true wireless earbuds" The Verge 11:59 AM
  • "Moto G7 Plus, Power, Play: Specs, prices, and launch details/Motorola's latest smartphones offer power at an affordable price. Here's everything you need to know." ZDNet 11:38 AM
  • "Motorola's G7 line arrives this spring, starting at $199" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Moto G7 quartet makes official debut ahead of MWC: Budget devices arrive in Blighty next month from £149" The Inquirer 8:09 AM
  • "Low-Income Teens Have as Many Smartphones as Everyone Else—but Far Fewer PCs: In the US, the lower the household income, the less likely it is a teenager in that home will own or have access to a laptop or desktop computer." PC Magazine 6:59 AM
  • "Facebook Says It Needs to Collect All Your Data to Protect Against Terrorism and Child Abuse" Gizmodo 6:05 AM
  • "Facebook: No, we don't limit your News Feed to 26 people/The social network shoots down an old copypasta that's apparently seeing a resurgence." Engadget 6:12 AM
  • "Flickr: Seriously, Download Your Photos Before March 12 or Lose Them Forever" Gizmodo 6:05 AM
  • "Google makes it easier for cheap phones and smart devices to encrypt your data" TechCrunch 7:14 PM
  • "Google's Leasing Spree Extends To Austin, Putting More Pressure On The City's Office Market" Forbes 6:54 AM
  • "Google is killing off the web notifications widget it launched with Google+" BGR 5:45 AM
  • "Android vulnerability lets hackers wreak havoc using, er, a PNG file: Basic pwn isn't being exploited, Google says" The Inquirer 6:12 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi opens first High Street store in Cambridge" BBC 5:46 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi opens its first bricks-and-mortar retail store: Charity blows Raspberries at retail nay-sayers" The Inquirer 6:05 AM
  • "The LG G8 ThinQ will have a 3D-sensing camera on the front" Neowin 5:48 AM
  • "These Are Samsung's Upcoming Galaxy Buds" Thurrott 5:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Calls for Privacy to be Considered a Fundamental Human Right" Cisco 5:38 PM
  • "Governor Cuomo Announces IBM Investment To Create Artificial Intelligence Hardware Center At SUNY Poly Albany Campus: The New York State-IBM Research AI Hardware Center Will Conduct Groundbreaking Research and Development to Support AI Innovations" PRNewswire 5:37 PM
  • "Arsenal FC, Liverpool FC and Manchester City Bring Immersive Experiences to Fans with Intel True View" Intel 5:37 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's latest Surface devices are now available in 20 more countries" The Verge 3:13 PM
  • "Skype's background blurring feature will hide a multitude of sins: Good news, slobs." Engadget 6:13 AM
  • "Microsoft adds background blur support to Skype for desktops and laptops" Neowin 5:49 AM
  • "Skype can now blur the background during video calls" TechCrunch 5:49 AM
  • "Skype Now Lets You Blur the Background in Your Video Calls" Thurrott 5:49 AM
  • "Microsoft redesigns the board picker for its Whiteboard app on iOS" Neowin 6:31 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Huawei will need 5 years and $2b to resolve UK security concerns: Report" ZDNet 8:37 PM
  • "Australian government computing network reset following security 'incident'" ZDNet 5:56 PM
  • "Republicans in Congress Are Talking Net Neutrality, at Least" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:32 PM
  • "Zero rating: Another way of poisoning net neutrality/A recent study found zero-rating business practices: offering a service such as DirecTV without charging for the bandwidth: actually ends up increasing your wireless data bill." ZDNet 3:19 PM
  • "Germany says 'nein' to Facebook's heavy-handed data collection in landmark ruling: Watchdog sets limits on the amount of data social network can slurp" The Inquirer 6:06 AM
  • "Germany lets users decide if Facebook can merge their WhatsApp and Instagram data: The privacy regulator has been tough on the company in recent years." Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Facebook ordered by Germany to gather less data" BBC 6:06 AM
  • "Gov tables return of roaming charges in event of no-deal Brexit: Free roaming looks set to face the same fate as cheese" The Inquirer 6:06 AM
  • "Huawei refutes UK gov's spying concerns in open letter to parliament: But firm admits there's room for improvement" The Inquirer 6:05 AM
  • "Ukrainian man jailed for stealing $15 million from Russian banks: Bank funds were stolen by hackers as part of a wider cybercriminal ring." ZDNet 6:24 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Forgot password? Five reasons why you need a password manager" ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "The Title Machine Learning Engineer Will Start to Disappear: We may be at a point in the evolution of machine learning tools where formal education in the field is no longer necessary." InformationWeek 10:26 AM
  • "Can we trust Huawei with 5G? The company has been pitching officials on a risk management plan" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "How Facebook's Tiny China Sales Floor Helps Generate Big Ad Money" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:59 AM
  • "Trojan malware: The hidden cyber threat to your PC/Trojan malware has evolved into one of the most dangerous malware types. Ignore the threat at your peril." ZDNet 6:24 AM
  • "Screen time: Children advised not to use electronic devices at dinner" BBC 6:06 AM
  • "'How to moderate online content'" BBC 6:06 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Sony announces first-ever share buyback, stock rises 5 percent" Reuters 8:37 PM
  • "Illumio raises $65 million, J.P. Morgan Asset Management leads round" Reuters 3:23 PM
  • "Gong.io nabs $40M investment to enhance CRM with voice recognition" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Ambani to invest $1.4 billion in Indian state, will help e-commerce expansion" Reuters 6:58 AM
  • "Deepomatic raises $6.2 million for its industrial computer vision technology" TechCrunch 5:49 AM
  • "Musiio raises $1M to let digital music services use AI for curation" TechCrunch 5:56 AM
  • "Barclays leads £10m investment into British loyalty points start-up Bink" Telegraph 5:49 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks retreat as U.S.-China trade war fears reignite: Twitter shares tumble on downbeat outlook" MarketWatch 3:00 PM
  • "Dow Falls on Concerns Over Slowing Global Growth, Chances of a China Trade Deal: The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbles as concerns over slowing global growth push equities lower and chances of a U.S.-China trade deal dim." TheStreet 2:59 PM
  • "US stocks lower on US-China trade talk concerns" FOXBusiness 10:11 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide on Trade Tensions, Global Growth Fears: Investors are grappling with conflicting economic signals, curbing enthusiasm for risk-taking" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:59 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly rise after RBA sparks hopes of interest-rate cuts" MarketWatch 7:08 AM
  • "European stocks lower, battered by data, downbeat earnings: Société Générale stumbles on earnings" MarketWatch 10:12 AM



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