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TechNN Archive: Saturday, March 9, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "For a sense of what Elizabeth Warren's antitrust crusade would do to tech, look back at Microsoft" CNBC 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft files suit against Foxconn parent Hon Hai for missing patent-licensing payments" CNBC 10:16 AM
  • "FBI warns of SIM-swap scams, IBM finds holes in visitor software, 13-year-old girl charged over JavaScript prank..." The Register 8:06 AM
  • "HP's Ginormous Omen X Emperium 65 144Hz G-SYNC HDR Display Is Now Available" HotHardware 10:08 AM
  • "IC Insights Report: Intel Expected to Regain #1 Spot As Semiconductor Supplier in 2019" WCCFTech 10:06 AM
  • "Intel Is Finally Getting New Blood and That's Good News for Investors" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:05 AM
  • "Kildare farmer objects to Intel's latest planning application: Farmer Thomas Reid has lodged an objection with Kildare County Council against plans by Intel for a €3.5 billion facility at its Leixlip plant." Leinster Leader 10:07 AM
  • "As Cybersecurity Budgets Grow, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, and Others Compete: Enterprise cybersecurity budgets could increase by 20% in 2019, and players such as Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, Check Point and others are jockeying for their piece of the pie." TheStreet 8:20 AM
  • "Google Says Upgrade To Windows 10 After Critical Flaws Found In Chrome And Windows 7" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Windows 10 closes in on Microsoft's 1 billion device goal" The Verge 3/8
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 With Quad-Core Intel CPU Listed Online, Hints at Mid-Cycle Refresh of 13-inch Model" Gadgets 360 3/8
  • "HoloLens 2: Going hands-on with holograms/The HoloLens 2 is a huge step forward from the original that does more to realize the promise of mixed reality than anything before it." ZDNet 3/8
  • "Dell and HPE fight for server supremacy: Dell led the worldwide server market in terms of unit shipments" ARN 3/8
  • "Dell calls on EU governments to invest billions in sustainable tech" IT PRO (UK) 3/8
  • "Dell leads storage market with 20.6% share against HPE with 18%" Telecomlead 3/8
  • "Dell may have confirmed upcoming gaming laptop with a mobile 1660 Ti GPU" MoneyControl 3/8
  • "Intel Expected to Regain Top Chipseller Ranking" EE Times 3/8
  • "Intel's 9th Gen Coffee Lake Refresh CPU Lineup Leaked Online" Fossbytes 3/8
  • "NVIDIA Discrete GPU Market Share Grew To 81.2%, AMD Fell To 18.8% During Q4 2018 – Worst Fourth Quarter For AIBs in Over 10 Years" WCCFTech 3/8
  • "Latest Discrete GPU Shipment Numbers Show NVIDIA Easily Crushing AMD" HotHardware 3/8
  • "IBM Reveals Two Further Blockchain Patents for Security And Database Management" Cointelegraph 3/8
  • "Oracle UK tweaks financial reporting, sees revenues rise" The Register 3/8
  • "Can Cisco Respond To Zoom's Challenge in $20B Videoconferencing Market?" Forbes 3/8
  • "Cisco warns of active scanning for critical SMB router bug" CSO Online 3/8
  • "Curtin University collaboration helps Cisco explore new analytics-based security models" CSO Online 3/8
  • "Cisco Canada President Rola Dagher awarded 'Woman of the Year'" Canada 3/8
General Interest
  • "Foursquare's Dennis Crowley thinks a reckoning is coming over data privacy" The Verge 11:56 AM
  • "Study shows programmers will take the easy way out and not implement proper password security" ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "Facebook's former chief of security says its privacy pivot is 'punting' on its hardest issues" The Verge 6:28 PM
  • "Facebook has armed guards covertly patrolling its idyllic Silicon Valley headquarters" Business Insider 8:17 AM
  • "'About as likely as Mexico paying for Trump's wall': Some experts say Elizabeth Warren's plan to break up Big Tech will never happen" Business Insider 7:54 AM
  • "Tyler Oakley applied for a job at Google and got rejected. Now he has a media empire on YouTube" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Google patent shows possible controller design for its game streaming service: A potential look at a Google game controller" The Verge 6:28 PM
  • "The Google Assistant Just Got A Lot More User Friendly" Forbes 8:06 AM
  • "Google Maps hits 5 billion downloads on the Play Store, does it after YouTube but before the Google app" Android Police 7:54 AM
  • "Google's distributed computing for dummies trains ResNet-50 in under half an hour: Google's new 'TF-Replicator' technology is meant to be drop-dead simple distributed computing for AI researchers. A key benefit of the technology can be that it takes dramatically less time to reach benchmark results on standard tasks such as ImageNet." ZDNet 3/8
  • "Amazon Workers in Minnesota Hold Overnight Strike for Better Conditions" Gizmodo 3/8
  • "Amazon Echo Maintains Smart Speaker Lead In The U.S. As Adoption Booms" HotHardware 3/8
  • "That Blinking White Pixel On Your Samsung Galaxy S10 Is A Feature Not A Bug" HotHardware 3/8
  • "Email Marketing Firm Shuts Down After Exposing 800M Records" PC Magazine 3/8
  • "Patched Chrome exploit worked hand-in-hand with critical Windows bug" IT PRO (UK) 3/8
  • "Sony Is Finally Giving The PS4 An iOS Mobility Feature Four Years In The Making" Forbes 3/8
  • "What's inside Tile Bluetooth trackers" [Video] CNET 3/8
  • "Citrix Systems says hackers gained access to its internal network" Reuters 3/8
  • "Flickr axes Creative Commons limit to give free users more wiggle room" Digital Trends 3/8
  • "Facebook takes down UK fake accounts; to tackle anti-vaccine info" Reuters 3/8
  • "USB 4 will help your PC, phone and gadgets get along in 2020: The all-purpose connector will be more powerful and (eventually) less confusing." CNET 3/8
  • "Google Assistant Smart Displays Add More Natural Interactions With Continued Conversation Mode" HotHardware 3/8
  • "Google brings Continued Conversation to Google Assistant smart displays" VentureBeat 3/8
  • "Virtual reality in schools? A majority of students say yes, please" GearBrain 3/8
  • "Why Facebook's pivot to privacy could backfire: If all this is a PR stunt, it would be a very bad bargain" The Verge 3/8
Press Releases
  • "On International Women's Day, HP Inc. Expands Social Impact Partnerships to Support Education" GlobeNewswire 3/8
Microsoft
  • "An artificial speech-generating device is featured in Microsoft's latest patent" Neowin 9:30 PM
  • "How to use a USB 3.0 device on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 6:28 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren took a shot at Microsoft's Bing search engine, but she got one thing wrong" Business Insider 3/8
  • "Microsoft is dropping 'Semi Annual Channel' feature releases for System Center" ZDNet 3/8
  • "Microsoft: To ensure Windows 10 update quality, these are the tools we use" ZDNet 3/8
  • "Microsoft rolls out new Skype for Web, and drops support for Chrome OS and Linux" BetaNews 3/8
  • "Windows malware: Slub taps Slack, GitHub to steal your info" ZDNet 3/8
  • "Windows 10, macOS get new Skype for Web: HD video, call recording but Linux misses out" ZDNet 3/8
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Amy Klobuchar suggests taxing companies making money off user data" The Verge 2:32 PM
  • "Georgia county pays a whopping $400,000 to get rid of a ransomware infection: County hired cyber-security consultant to negotiate ransom fee with hacker group." ZDNet 9:57 AM
  • "EU wants tech independence from the US, but it'll be tricky" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "House of Lords wants to rein in big tech with a new 'Digital Authority'" BetaNews 8:24 AM
  • "Citrix says its network was breached by international criminals" Ars Technica 3/8
  • "Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break Up Amazon, Facebook, and Google" Thurrott 3/8
  • "Warren proposes Big Tech breakup" Axios 3/8
  • "Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook" The Verge 3/8
  • "Democratic Senator Warren calls for regulations on big tech companies" Reuters 3/8
  • "House to FCC's Ajit Pai: Your record keeping may violate federal law/The House Energy and Commerce Committee wants to know how the FCC handles electronic records like emails, texts and social media posts." CNET 3/8
  • "Report: Ajit Pai's FCC Touted Broadband Deployment Numbers Based on Asinine Mistake" Gizmodo 3/8
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL: Everything We Know So Far" HotHardware 4:00 PM
  • "Android isn't perfect: 5 improvements we'd like to see from Google" Android Authority 11:57 AM
  • "First Bixby, now Google Assistant: Why non-remappable buttons are bad for everyone" Android Authority 11:57 AM
  • "Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Review: AirPods-Beating Sound for a Steep Price" Tom's Guide 11:43 AM
  • "The Galaxy S10+ is so good that my Pixel 3 XL is going in a drawer" Android Police 11:34 AM
  • "Samsung wins in all areas but the most important: the camera/The best display, the fastest processor, and a camera that's great but not the best — that's how you can describe the past few Galaxy S phones." Android Central 11:32 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 vs Lenovo Yoga C930: Which 2-in-1 Wins?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:56 AM
  • "Help Me, Laptop: What's the Best Laptop for 5K Monitors?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:56 AM
  • "Podcast: Facebook Manifesto, Warren Tech Company Breakup, USB4 and WebAuthn" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:53 AM
  • "Weird but super useful tech gadgets" [Slideshow] ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Chromebooks versus Windows laptops: Which should you buy? In the fight between a Google Chrome OS-powered Chromebook and a Microsoft Windows PC, it boils down to cost versus convenience." PCWorld 3/8
  • "Why is Russia so good at getting women into technology?" ZDNet 3/8
  • "Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti vs GTX 1070 vs AMD Radeon RX 590 – Comparison and Benchmarks" SegmentNext 3/8
  • "Elizabeth Warren's Plan to Break Up Big Tech Is Just the Beginning" Gizmodo 3/8
  • "Elizabeth Warren's plan to break up tech giants would force Amazon to roll back its acquisition of Whole Foods" Business Insider 3/8
  • "Wallpapers cleverly hiding Samsung Galaxy S10's camera cutout are my favorite thing online" The Next Web 3/8
  • "Dell S2719DGF Review: A Decent 144 Hz Monitor, Great For Gaming" RTINGS 3/8
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10+ Review: 10th Generation Android Greatness" HotHardware 3/8
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10e Review: Cheaper, Smaller, Just Right" Gizmodo 3/8
  • "Galaxy S10e review: Samsung's iPhone XR is a colorful winner/A (nearly) complete Galaxy S10 experience in a smaller, less expensive package." Android Central 3/8
  • "How to expand your Xbox One X's game storage" The Verge 3/8
  • "What is Facebook? Just ask Mark Zuckerberg" The Verge 3/8
  • "How to go incognito in Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge" Computerworld 3/8
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Okta to acquire workflow automation startup Azuqua for $52.5M" TechCrunch 3/8
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs longest losing streak since June on disappointing jobs report, China trade data: Uncertainty swirls over U.S.-China trade deal" MarketWatch 3/8
  • "Dow Pares Losses But Ends Lower For Day on Meager U.S. Jobs Growth: Stocks fell Friday as all three main U.S. stock indexes marked five straight days of declines." TheStreet 3/8
  • "5-Day Slump Costs 774 Points For Dow Jones; These 5 Growth Stocks Show Strength Amid Pullback" Investor's Business Daily 3/8
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Weekly Decline: Disappointing U.S. payrolls report and weak Chinese export data add to concerns about global economy" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/8
  • "Asian markets sink on trade-deal worries, weak China export data: Stocks in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo retreat sharply" MarketWatch 3/8
  • "European markets slide as German factory woe adds to China trade slump" MarketWatch 3/8



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InformationWeek (Checked 10:10 AM; no changes since 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Kaleido Brings Its Blockchain Market to Microsoft Azure"
New York Times (Checked 10:10 AM; no changes since 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Is Apple Saying Goodbye to Fashion?"
PC Magazine (Updated 10:10 AM CDT)
  • "Telegram Enhances Privacy With 'Unsend Anything'"
  • "Business Choice Awards 2019: Smartphones, Carriers, and Mobile Operating Systems"
  • "How OpenAI's Fake News Warnings Triggered Actual Fake News"
  • "Report: Cheaper Nintendo Switch Launching This Summer"
  • "Mapping State-by-State Tech Trends: Most Popular Dating Apps"
Reuters (Updated 10:10 AM CDT)
  • "French Muslim group sues Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch footage"
  • "U.S. top court rejects shoe retailer Zappos appeal in data breach case"
  • "Uber could announce $3 billion deal with Careem early this week: sources"
  • "Study shows limited control over privacy breaches by pre-installed Android apps"
  • "Tencent shareholder Naspers plots Euronext e-commerce IPO"
  • "Apple invites Hollywood to Silicon Valley in TV push"
  • "JPMorgan awards research grants, deepening its AI push"
  • "China tech firms, seeking passion and energy, promote younger staff"
ZDNet (Updated 10:10 AM CDT)
  • "Apple's TV streaming event: How to watch and what to expect"
  • "The new Cloudera-Hortonworks Hadoop: 100 percent open source, 50 percent boring"
  • "Hijacked ASUS Live Update software installs backdoors on countless PCs worldwide"
  • "Oracle talks customer experience at Modern CX 2019"
  • "US tech students slaughter peers in Russia, China, India in coding test"
  • "Hi-res VR headsets reignite enterprise mixed reality battle"
  • "Garmin announces Approach S40 golf GPS smartwatch: AutoShot integration helps you excel on the course"
  • "Customer service is poised for an AI revolution"


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