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TechNN Archive: Monday, March 11, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "NVIDIA to buy supercomputer chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9B, beating out Intel and Microsoft" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "Nvidia outbids Intel to buy Israel's Mellanox in data center push" Reuters 7:55 AM
  • "Nvidia to acquire Israeli chipmaker Mellanox for $6.9bn" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:25 AM
  • "NVIDIA buys high-performance chip-maker Mellanox for $6.9 billion: It beat Intel in a bid that will boost its server, self-driving and networking segments." Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "NVIDIA Snags Mellanox Out From Under Intel" Thurrott 7:49 AM
  • "Nvidia is making a strategic bet to grab a piece of a $174 billion market" Business Insider 12:49 PM
  • "Intel CPU shortages to worsen in 2Q19, says Digitimes Research" DigiTimes 8:09 AM
  • "Intel beats Samsung in Q4 2018 semiconductor revenue, claims report" ZDNet 11:18 AM
  • "Chromebook popularity could prompt another round of Intel CPU shortages" Digital Trends 11:47 AM
  • "Intel and tech companies create CXL standard to link datacenter CPUs to accelerators" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "CXL Specification 1.0 Released: New Industry High-Speed Interconnect From Intel" AnandTech 8:43 AM
  • "It sounds like a new train line, but no: Compute Express Link is PCIe 5.0 server CPU-accelerator glue from Intel and pals" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Intel Vs. Advanced Micro Devices: Battle For Market Share" Seeking Alpha 11:48 AM
  • "Privacy lawyers for Google, Intel to appear at senate judiciary hearing on Tuesday: committee statement" Reuters 1:34 PM
  • "Windows 10 latest preview: Sandbox gets new features, but VMware's still broken" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft to start selling Windows 7 Extended Security Updates from April 1" BetaNews 11:48 AM
  • "Microsoft launches AI Business School" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "IBM Takes 401(k) Stock Fight to Supreme Court" Bloomberg Law 3:20 PM
  • "IBM Cuts Credit Unions Deal For Blockchain Services In $1.7 Trillion Industry" Forbes 8:41 AM
  • "CULedger, IBM To Bring Blockchain-Based Services To Credit Unions" PYMNTS 3:19 PM
  • "IBM takes on Alzheimer's disease with machine learning" ZDNet 3:20 PM
  • "The IBM Cloud: an open approach to rapid innovation" TechRadar UK 3:20 PM
  • "HP's New Spectre Consumer Notebook Similar To More Expensive Business Version" Forbes 8:47 AM
  • "How Oracle inadvertently helped Nvidia spend $6.9 billion to win a deal away from Intel" Business Insider 3:16 PM
  • "Oracle Can't Keep Up Its Current Buyback Pace, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:48 AM
  • "Google Cloud hires another Oracle veteran for top role" Reuters 7:26 PM
  • "Cisco partner Completely Managed launches IIoT network discovery & assessment platform | IT World Canada News" IT World Canada 3:19 PM
  • "Cisco trials rebate-free program for A/NZ partners" ARN 3:19 PM
  • "The World Wide Web Turns 30. Where Does It Go From Here?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:39 PM
General Interest
  • "Happy birthday, World Wide Web! But its inventor says we have a long way to go" Associated Press 9:28 PM
  • "Tim Berners-Lee says we can still save the web" The Verge 7:55 PM
  • "This Google Pixel 3 mic issue is bad news if you use it like a regular phone" Android Authority 11:47 AM
  • "Amazon will close all of its U.S. pop-up stores" [Video] Mashable 10:42 AM
  • "Huawei ships more than 10 million Mate 20 smartphones globally even without the US market" 9to5Google 10:20 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 facial recognition fooled by a video of the phone owner: There's a reason why Samsung tells users to avoid using facial recognition screen locking on Galaxy S10 smartphones." ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "Thanks for restoring her ads, but Elizabeth Warren still wants to break up Facebook" Mashable 8:56 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren calls Facebook a 'censor' for temporarily blocking her ads about breaking Facebook up" Business Insider 7:40 PM
  • "Facebook proves Elizabeth Warren's point by deleting her ads about breaking up Facebook: The ads were later restored" The Verge 7:23 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says he wants Facebook to pivot to privacy. But Facebook is also quietly lobbying against laws giving users more control of their data." Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "Google 'Spring Cleaning' Calendar: Inbox, Allo, Google+, etc" 9to5Google 3:53 PM
  • "Google Voice Access picks up support for four new languages [APK Download] Android Police 1:27 PM
  • "Google Pay expands to more banks in France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Russia, and Slovakia" Android Police 8:40 AM
  • "Google patent reveals streaming video game controller plans - Gearbrain" GearBrain 8:14 AM
  • "NYPD has created pattern-recognition software to help it solve crimes" Digital Trends 8:09 AM
  • "Report: You and your gadgets are going to get along better" GearBrain 7:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "CULedger and IBM Announce Collaboration to Deliver Blockchain Services for Financial Cooperatives and Credit Unions Worldwide" GlobeNewswire 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft announces quarterly dividend" PRNewswire 7:55 PM
  • "Microsoft proves the critics right: We're heading toward a Chrome-only Web/Even though Skype for Web seems to work in Firefox, Microsoft won't let you use it." Ars Technica 4:01 PM
  • "Next-Gen Surface Pro's Fancy Kickstand Hinges Spied In Microsoft Patent Application" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft says 5G's killer app is always-connected PCs — it's wrong" VentureBeat 1:39 PM
  • "Microsoft adds new Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2 configurations for business users: New Intel Core i5, 16 GB of RAM models of Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 are coming, starting in the U.S. and Canada, for Surface for Business customers." ZDNet 12:49 PM
  • "Microsoft study shows strong link between smoking and unexpected death in infants" GeekWire 11:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces 13 New ID@Xbox Titles Ahead of GDC 2019" Thurrott 9:37 AM
  • "Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 on Arm64 to play nicely with KVM" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "With Windows 10 version 1903 imminent, it's more important than ever to lock down Windows updates" Computerworld 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft: We want to fix Chromium's 'janky' mouse scrolling with a dose of Edge" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Google Agreed to Pay Rubin, Singhal $135 Million After Sexual Harassment Claims" Gizmodo 7:26 PM
  • "Larry Page 'bypassed' Alphabet's board to personally give Andy Rubin a $150M stock package while he was under investigation for sexual misconduct" Business Insider 3:53 PM
  • "Trump administration may monitor social media to catch disability fraud" Engadget 2:37 PM
  • "US threatens to cut intelligence sharing with Germany over Huawei" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:49 PM
  • "U.S. says allies' use of untrusted vendors could affect data sharing" Reuters 12:15 PM
  • "Facebook sues over 'data-grabbing' quizzes" BBC 8:22 AM
  • "Russians take to streets to protest internet 'iron curtain'" CNET 8:18 AM
  • "The U.S.-Russia Relationship on Cybercrime Is About to Get Even More Strained" Slate 8:18 AM
  • "Germany to allocate local 5G frequencies later this year" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "HP Wireless Elite v2 keyboard and mouse review: Cut the cord with this comfy combo/Balancing style and functionality, this keyboard-and-mouse bundle is a winning upgrade for your desktop or laptop." PCWorld 7:26 PM
  • "Crappy in-display fingerprint readers are ruining new phones" Mashable 1:27 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren's plan to break up big tech would hurt consumers, innovation" FOXBusiness 10:51 AM
  • "Sprint, T-Mobile merger (and 5G) a 'tremendous' win for rural America" FOXBusiness 9:06 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 drop test video shows that all three models are pretty fragile" BGR 2:31 PM
  • "Galaxy S10: How to use, what you need to know about Wireless PowerShare" CNET 8:18 AM
  • "Facebook's So-Called Pivot to Privacy Is a Diversion: Zuckerberg's new pledge to create a 'privacy-focused platform' sure seems to take a self-servingly narrow view of privacy." Slate 8:18 AM
  • "Acer Swift 5 Review: Big Screen, Impossibly Light" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "What Google knows about you" Axios 8:10 AM
  • "HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 review: A sturdy and compact convertible ultraportable for business Review" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "F5 acquires NGINX for $670M to move into open-source, multi-cloud services" TechCrunch 7:35 PM
  • "F5 Networks paying $670M to acquire NGINX, a web server that runs a big chunk of the internet" GeekWire 7:34 PM
  • "Software firm Ebix offers to buy India's ticketing firm Yatra Online" Reuters 9:38 AM
  • "Vintra raises $4.8 million to analyze camera footage with AI" VentureBeat 9:36 AM
  • "StellaService raises $11 million to bring real-time feedback to more customer service agents" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "Amun raises $4M to give stock-like buying options for crypto investors" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks rally, but Dow feels Boeing-related pressure after Ethiopian Airlines crash: Nasdaq poised to erase March losses" MarketWatch 1:37 PM
  • "Dow Defies Boeing Slump, Rides Higher as Apple Jumps: Stocks are higher Monday as a jump in shares of Apple offset a sharp decline in Boeing." TheStreet 1:37 PM
  • "Stocks up as economic report offsets effect of drop in Boeing shares" FOXBusiness 10:50 AM
  • "Tech Gains Lift Stock Benchmarks: Nvidia deal helps power rise in S&P 500 tech sector; drop in Boeing shares hurts Dow industrials." [Paid Membership Required] 1:36 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as worries of a global slowdown accelerate: Up-and-down session for Nikkei, stocks surge in Shanghai and Shenzhen" MarketWatch 8:43 AM
  • "European markets positive ahead of crucial Brexit vote; Commerzbank adds 4%: Ryanair, Glencore among big movers" MarketWatch 8:43 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Smart Cities NY: A Mix of Civics, Big Data, Security"
  • "The Basics of CI/CD for Data Science and Machine Learning"
  • "Enterprise Leadership in the Digital Age"
New York Times (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020"
  • "Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "This AI Can Recreate Podcast Host Joe Rogan's Voice To Say Anything"
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G's Live Focus Video"
  • "Snag a Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop for $599.99 With This Coupon Code"
  • "Spotify Tests Voice-Controlled Device for Cars"
  • "Race to 5G: May Update"
  • "Your Old CRT TV May Have Found a New Life in LA"
  • "Slack Patches Windows App Bug That Could've Been Used for Spying"
  • "What to Stream This Weekend"
  • "The Doctor Is In (Your Phone): 7 Online Therapy Services to Try"
  • "Minecraft Earth Is an Augmented Reality Game for iOS, Android" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source"
  • "U.S. intellectual property complaints a 'political tool': China state media"
  • "Basketball: Blazers' Lillard left in limbo by Warriors' wall of defense"
ZDNet (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google"
  • "Dell Technologies World attendees promoting STEM education in Las Vegas"
  • "Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech"
  • "Don't forget about embedded devices in your Windows 7 migration plans"
  • "Google pulls Huawei's Android support following Trump blacklist, claims report"
  • "Company behind LeakedSource pleads guilty in Canada"
  • "Apple lied to me about the MacBook Air and now we have a problem"

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