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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
Microsoft
  • "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
Government/Law/Politics
  • "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
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "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
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "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" WSJ.com [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 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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