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TechNN Archive: Saturday, February 9, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "People's hatred of Skype is helping startups erode Microsoft Office's dominance at work" Quartz 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with gaming improvements and free State of Decay" VentureBeat 2:50 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 7nm Navi GPUs Reportedly Delayed Until Q4 2019" HotHardware 3:47 PM
  • "Oracle Corporation Investigation Initiated By Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of Oracle Corporation" PRNewswire 8:07 AM
  • "China is playing AI leapfrog" Axios 8:01 AM
  • "Here's How Microsoft Plans To Modernize Healthcare" Fortune 2/8
  • "Microsoft really doesn't want you to use Internet Explorer anymore: Microsoft calls it a compatibility solution, not a browser" The Verge 2/8
  • "Microsoft Really Wants Internet Explorer to Die" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Amazon joins Microsoft in calling for regulation of facial recognition tech" Engadget 2/8
  • "IBM Pilots Blockchain and IoT Sensor Solution To Track Sustainable Groundwater Usage In California" Forbes 2/8
  • "IBM Puts $2B In NY AI Research Center" PYMNTS 2/8
  • "IBM Bets $2B Seeking 1000X AI Hardware Performance Boost" HPC Wire 2/8
  • "IBM scores a major cloud win with multi-million dollar deal" IT PRO (UK) 2/8
  • "IBM to Help Utilities Cut Tree Trimming Budgets and Reduce Outages" T&D World 2/8
  • "What a re-leaf: IBM's AI smarts to tell 'leccy companies when their bushes need trimming/Holster the chainsaw, Big Blue kit designed to know if tree's a crowd for overhead cables" The Register 2/8
  • "McCormick will use IBM artificial intelligence to develop flavors, products" Baltimore Sun 2/8
  • "Intel teams up with Premier League giants to offer soccer fans 'immersive experiences'" CNBC 2/8
  • "Here's Why New CEO Bob Swan Is Perfect for Intel Stock" InvestorPlace 2/8
  • "Mercury shows AMD market share is hotting up" iTWire 2/8
  • "AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History" ExtremeTech 2/8
  • "HP's Ink Subscription Has DRM That Disables Your Printer Cartridges" How-To Geek 2/8
  • "Dell recalls nearly 9,000 power adapters due to shock hazard" ABC 57 News 2/8
  • "Toss Of Hewlett-Oracle IP Suit Explained In Written Ruling" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 2/8
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins: 25% tariffs can significantly impact our business" CNBC Videos 2/8
  • "Sprint Business integrates Cisco Meraki offering into converged products portfolio" Telecompaper 2/8
  • "Factors Likely to Influence Cisco's Earnings in Q2" Zacks 2/8
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins calls for a federal privacy law, throwing a spear at internet companies who sell advertising" Business Insider 2/8
General Interest
  • "Fitbit's latest tracker is only available through your work or insurance: The Inspire is meant to encourage healthy living among the rank and file." Engadget 8:50 PM
  • "Google experiments with dark mode for Chrome on phones" Engadget 7:19 PM
  • "Security Researchers Discover New Bleichenbacher TLS 1.3 Encryption Threat Vector" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Xiaomi Patent Details Stunning Phone Design With 4-Sided Edge Display" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Hover-over tab previews in Chrome are coming, according to latest Canary builds" Android Police 4:38 PM
  • "Chrome OS 72 Delivers Android 9 Pie Support, Improved Google Assistant, Browser PiP And More" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Easily Play and Pause Video and Audio With Your Multimedia Keys" Gizmodo 2:50 PM
  • "Google Pixel Is 'Fastest-Growing US Smartphone Brand' Says Report: Pixel 3 Vs. iPhone XS" Forbes 2:39 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10: News, Rumors, Release Date, Specs, and More! 2019 is going to be the year of Samsung." Android Central 9:51 AM
  • "Activision Blizzard is reportedly planning hundreds of layoffs" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
  • "Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful" Kotaku 8:06 AM
  • "Push notifications are the future of multi-factor authentication" The Next Web 7:59 AM
  • "Chrome will soon support your keyboard's play and pause buttons: The feature will arrive next month with Chrome 73." Engadget 2/8
  • "Thousands of industrial refrigerators can be remotely defrosted, thanks to default passwords" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "LOL, bye: Facebook's teen meme project is dead before it was released" Mashable 2/8
  • "Report: Bounty hunters bought carrier user data (Update: T-Mobile statement)" Android Authority 2/8
  • "'Why are you looking at me? I see you watching me.' Are smart home devices the next frontier in internet hacking?" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 2/8
  • "Smart home devices attract hackers in their first five minutes online" GearBrain 2/8
  • "YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer" BBC 2/8
  • "Google Job Listing Hints At First-Party Wear OS Hardware To Take On Apple Watch" HotHardware 2/8
  • "Google wants a new chief to lead development of Wear OS hardware" Android Authority 2/8
  • "Pixel Watch could finally happen, as Google hires to expand wearable division" GearBrain 2/8
  • "Google reveals the most searched love questions ahead of Valentine's Day" Memeburn 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos' security team thinks a 'government entity' may have accessed the Amazon CEO's texts, Washington Post reporter says" Business Insider 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos: Amazon boss accuses National Enquirer of blackmail" BBC 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos' National Enquirer bombshell got its spark on Twitter" The Verge 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos annihilated the National Enquirer's bid to blackmail him, using a playbook perfected by pop stars, Kim Kardashian, and ordinary women" Business Insider 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos Accuses National Enquirer of 'Extortion and Blackmail'" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/8
  • "India Connected by Ravi Agrawal — the smartphone revolution" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/8
  • "PCs Dominate Game Development, But Nintendo Switch Is Rising" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Now this Android spyware poses as a privacy tool to trick you into downloading" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Software developers still love London, but European rivals are catching up - Video" ZDNet 2/8
Press Releases
  • "State of California Tackles Drought with IoT & Blockchain: The Freshwater Trust, IBM Research and SweetSense Inc. aim to make groundwater usage sustainable" PRNewswire 2/8
  • "How to get modern Intel Graphics drivers for Windows 10" AddictiveTips 3:50 PM
  • "How to add Microsoft Store games to Steam on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 2/8
  • "Microsoft to modify Office ProPlus by end of April in response to Dutch ministry's privacy concerns" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Microsoft is revamping its Office Home Use Program to feature discounted Office 365 subscriptions" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Microsoft: Yeah, we make Office 2019 and Internet Explorer, but don't use 'em" Ars Technica 2/8
  • "10 productivity-boosting apps for Microsoft Teams: Though it may not offer the wealth of options provided by rival Slack, Microsoft's Teams collaboration software still delivers on productivity with these 10 add-on app integrations." Computerworld 2/8
  • "Now Britain is reportedly the latest to make Huawei pay for its suspect technology" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "China's cybersecurity law update lets state agencies 'pen-test' local companies: China draws up law that makes it perfectly legal to hack any internet-related company activating in its borders." ZDNet 2/8
  • "Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/8
  • "Report: Trump to Ban Huawei Tech in US Wireless Networks" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Net neutrality advocates testified before Congress on the FCC's dismantling of the 2015 Open Internet Order" Business Insider 2/8
  • "China's Huawei leaps ahead — here's why that worries U.S. officials" Seattle Times 2/8
  • "Thailand launches Huawei 5G test bed, even as U.S. urges allies to bar Chinese gear" Reuters 2/8
  • "Google Began Censoring Search Results in Russia, Reports Say" Moscow Times 2/8
  • "Google warns news sites may lose 45% of traffic if EU passes its Copyright Reform" The Next Web 2/8
  • "Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68m for dropping A Rainy Day in New York" BBC 2/8
  • "Updated: Sprint Hits AT&T With Lawsuit Over Blatantly Misleading And Fake 5G E Branding" HotHardware 2/8
  • "Sprint sues AT&T over 5G branding" Reuters 2/8
  • "Sprint calls AT&T's 5G E label 'false advertising' in new lawsuit" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "Sprint sues AT&T over its fake 5G branding: The lawsuit claims '5G Evolution' branding damages Sprint's legitimate 5G." Engadget 2/8
  • "German authorities probe potential Huawei security risks: Funke" Reuters 2/8
  • "Denmark's tech ambassador to Silicon Valley hits a wall - Video" ZDNet 2/8
  • "We asked, you told us: Most of you don't use third-party email apps" Android Authority 4:38 PM
  • "Interstitial ads are terrible and they need to disappear: Interstitial ads are the modern equivalent of punch-the-monkey Flash banners and I'm sick of them." Android Central 11:27 AM
  • "Facial recognition tech sucks, but it's inevitable" The Next Web 8:06 AM
  • "How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You with a VPN" AddictiveTips 7:59 AM
  • "How WIRED Covered Facebook These Past 15 Years" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Suddenly, podcasting becomes a sound business: Spotify began a buying spree in an apparent bid to dominate podcasting. Here's what it knows that others don't." Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "MSI PS63 Modern vs. Dell XPS 15: Which Powerhouse Laptop Wins?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:58 AM
  • "Calling people 'users' is unethical and outdated" The Next Web 7:58 AM
  • "The Best Tech Gadgets to Help You Sleep (and Sleep Better), According to Sleep Experts: For when counting sheep isn't enough." Slate 7:27 AM
  • "What neuromorphic engineering is, and why it's triggered an analog revolution" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Alienware Area-51m Teardown Reveals Impressive Upgradeability" LAPTOP Magazine 2/8
  • "Opinion: Fact-Checking Facebook Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole" BuzzFeed News 2/8
  • "2.5 Geeks 2/8/19: Radeon VII, Lenovo Snapdragon Yoga, Intel 28-Core Beast CPU, EVGA RTX 2060 & More!" HotHardware 2/8
  • "Robot Love: Why romance with machines is a foregone conclusion" ZDNet 2/8
  • "The Sams Report: Edgium The Year" Thurrott 2/8
  • "Review: Razer Blade Stealth (2019)" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/8
  • "People Don't Trust Blockchain Systems: But trust is key for blockchain. Now what?" Slate 2/8
  • "Why White XPS 13 Takes Dell Laptops to New High Level" eWeek 2/8
  • "Android fans reveal the iPhone features they're most jealous of" BGR 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos made Medium cool for once" The Verge 2/8
  • "Facebook acquires AI startup that helps you shop" CNET 2/8
  • "Amazon reconsiders New York headquarters over local opposition: Washington Post" Reuters 2/8
  • "Carbonite buys Webroot for $618 million" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Athenascope nabs $2.5M seed led by First Round to bring gamers AI-edited highlight reels" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "Softbank $3.6 Billion Nvidia Share Dump: Chip Maker's Woes Continue But 2019 Offers Hope" Forbes 2/8
  • "Dixa, the 'customer friendship' platform, raises $14M" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "Swisscom, Sunrise, Salt pay $380 million for Swiss 5G frequencies" Reuters 2/8
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks bounce back from lows to close mostly higher; Dow gains for 7th week: Shares of Hasbro fall as those of rival toy maker Mattel surge" MarketWatch 2/8
  • "Dow Tumbles on China Pessimism, Nasdaq Rises on Tech Rebound: The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls Friday amid pessimism over trade negotiations between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 2/8
  • "Markets Right Now: Late burst of buying leaves indexes mixed" Associated Press 2/8
  • "Dow Stages Late Rally to Keep Weekly Win Streak Alive: The blue chips surged in the final 10 minutes of the session to secure their longest winning streak since November 2017" [Paid Membership Required] 2/8
  • "Asian markets drop on renewed worries over U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei down, Hang Seng slips after reopening from holiday" MarketWatch 2/8
  • "FTSE 100 struggles as investors watch trade and Brexit negotiations: Global markets enter second day of selling" MarketWatch 2/8

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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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