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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Foxconn challenges Microsoft patent lawsuit" DigiTimes 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft just announced three new products that could help make it the guaranteed winner of an $8 billion Pentagon contract" Business Insider [BI Prime] 12:40 PM
  • "Microsoft shows off Project xCloud by playing Forza Horizon 4 on phone" CNET 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft demonstrates xCloud game streaming a week before Google's 'future of gaming' event" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft reminds everyone about Project xCloud with a live demo" Engadget 8:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 graphics: Intel warns, patch 19 severe driver flaws now" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "It looks like Windows 10 Home can now defer updates for 35 days: Change would give Home and Pro users the same deferral range." Ars Technica 6:52 PM
  • "Intel, Google, Microsoft and more team up for CXL consortium to supercharge data centre performance" CloudTech 8:20 AM
  • "Intel Tells TheStreet How It's Going After Nvidia in the A.I. Chip Market: The chip giant is betting heavily on a strategy that involves supporting several types of processors, as well as software that can be used by different processing architectures." TheStreet 7:50 AM
  • "Thought you were done patching this week? Not if you're using an Intel-powered PC or server: Here comes Chipzilla with a big bunch of security fixes for graphics drivers, server and workstation firmware, and more" The Register 8:57 PM
  • "Exclusive: AMD's 7nm Navi GPU Will Launch Roughly A Month After Ryzen 3000" WCCFTech 8:22 AM
  • "Dell, Vertex Lead $7.5M Funding Round For Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Cymulate" NoCamels (Israel) 8:24 AM
  • "Dell EMC Bolsters Converged Infrastructure With VMware Integration" eWeek 8:23 AM
  • "Ready Stack repacked: Dell EMC unloads DIY converged infrastructure designs" The Register 9:32 AM
  • "HP Expands Laptop Battery Recall Amidst Injury Reports" LAPTOP Magazine 10:27 AM
  • "HP is recalling even more laptops for 'fire and burn hazards' caused by faulty batteries" The Verge 12:03 PM
  • "HP is recalling more laptop batteries over fire concerns" Engadget 3:20 PM
  • "HP's New Pavilion x360 Laptops Flaunt New Colors, Slim Bezels" LAPTOP Magazine 1:40 PM
  • "IBM used Flickr photos for facial-recognition project" BBC 8:28 AM
  • "NBC's tool will tell you if IBM's used your photos to train its AI" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Indians lack skill-sets to be employed: IBM Chief" PTI 8:18 AM
  • "IBM's AI platform Watson to mentor over a million Indian women for 'new collar' jobs" Business Insider India 8:19 AM
  • "IBM sees gender gap persist till 2073, as 79% of organizations feign ignorance" The Guardian 8:19 AM
  • "IBM Quietly Enters Crypto Custody Market With Tech Designed for Banks" Coindesk 8:18 AM
  • "Oracle Korea crippled by triple whammy; Firm grapples with labor conflict, tax probe, leadership vacuum" The Korea Times 8:16 AM
  • "Supreme Court Weighs In On Oracle Vs. Rimini Street" IT Jungle 8:17 AM
  • "Oracle Reports Its Results Thursday. Here's What to Watch." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:11 PM
  • "Cisco Waits For World To Catch Up To Its Strategy" Forbes 7:31 AM
  • "Cisco Champions Safer Internet with Launch of Children's Book" Al Bawaba 8:15 AM
  • "Cohesity Teams With Cisco to Simplify Sales" Channelnomics 8:15 AM
  • "Study tracks China's 'startling' challenge to America in artificial intelligence research" GeekWire 9:12 AM
General Interest
  • "Walmart to introduce tablet under its ONN store brand: Bloomberg" Bloomberg 8:57 PM
  • "T-Mobile is expanding its industry-first anti-scam call protection service to even more smartphones" Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Inside the Facebook virtual reality lab building 3D video chat" CBS News 8:06 AM
  • "Verizon's 5G service will cost $10 extra, launches in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11th" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "All signs point to a Google game console announcement at GDC" Ars Technica 7:50 AM
  • "Google releases first Android Q beta for Pixel phones" ZDNet 3:37 PM
  • "Almost 150 million users impacted by new SimBad Android adware: SimBad adware found in 210 Android apps available on the official Google Play Store." ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "New Android adware found in 200 apps on Google Play" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Google founder Larry Page threatened to leave if the company didn't find a way to keep him in control, newly unsealed court docs reveal" Business Insider 3:17 PM
  • "Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets" TechCrunch 9:56 AM
  • "Google reportedly makes 'roadmap cutbacks' in laptop and tablet development: The group that brought us the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate are is being downsized." Ars Technica 9:52 AM
  • "Google reportedly canceled future tablet and laptop projects: A result of 'road-map cutbacks.'" Android Central 9:47 AM
  • "Google appears to be downsizing its laptop and tablet hardware division, asking employees to transfer to other groups" Android Police 7:46 AM
  • "Google teases likely gaming hardware announcement at GDC 2019" Android Authority 7:46 AM
  • "Google squeezed an offline dictation AI into its keyboard app" The Next Web 7:45 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft to soon start nagging Windows 7 users about looming end times" Computerworld 1:41 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 18855 to the Skip Ahead ring" BetaNews 12:51 PM
  • "Microsoft 365 Government adds Teams, Power Platform, and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft To-Do Now Keeps Track of Your Flagged Emails" Thurrott 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Android phone screen mirroring" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft now lets you stream PC games to an Xbox One and use a controller" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft brings (some of) DirectX 12 to Windows 7 to boost WoW multithreading" Ars Technica 11:05 AM
  • "Microsoft surprises with DirectX 12 on Windows 7 for World of Warcraft" The Verge 7:38 AM
  • "They're baaack: Windows 10 nagware team loads trebuchet with annoying reminders to GTFO Windows 7" The Register 7:31 AM
  • "Windows XP point-of-sale machine gets nasty sniffle. Luckily there's a pharmacy nearby" The Register 7:31 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. House technology panel heads seeks delay in 5G spectrum auction" Reuters 3:37 PM
  • "Some Democrats Are Ready to Water Down Their Own Net Neutrality Bill: Activists say efforts to 'compromise' at this juncture would only weaken rules with broad, bipartisan public support." Motherboard 1:41 PM
  • "T-Mobile CEO grilled over Trump hotel stays" CNET 1:27 PM
  • "U.S. House technology panel heads seeks delay in 5G spectrum auction" Reuters 1:11 PM
  • "U.S. warnings have prompted further talks on Huawei: German government spokeswoman" Reuters 8:07 AM
  • "Official concession of upload filters by German government destroys credibility of proponents of Article 13 of EU Copyright Directive" Foss Patents 7:57 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Punkt MP-02 hands-on review: The Punkt is no dumb phone: it's much smarter than you think" Digital Trends 3:45 PM
  • "HP Chromebook x2 Review" Forbes 11:14 AM
  • "The People With Power At Google Advertising" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:57 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10e review: Smaller, but not lesser" Engadget 8:11 AM
  • "The Rise of Silicon Valley's New Mafias" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Google's Hardware Failure is Inevitable (Premium)" Thurrott 8:06 AM
  • "Quitting the five tech giants: Could you say goodbye to Google?" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "Why Vivo thinks port-less phones are the future" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 Plus ceramic vs. glass: Which phone survived our drop test?" CNET 7:31 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Sketch, maker of popular design tools, just landed $20 million in Series A funding from Benchmark in its first outside round" TechCrunch 3:17 PM
  • "AgroStar gets $27M Series C to give more Indian farmers increase crop production with data analytics" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "Glia raises $20 million to unify voice, video, and chatbots" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Jump Holdings raises $1 million to build Inventure alternate reality mobile game" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Automation Hero raises $14.5 million to help companies automate repetitive processes" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Hibob raises $20 million to modernize HR with digital tools" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "LaunchDarkly raises $44 million to help software developers test new features" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Adthena raises $14 million to analyze ad campaigns with AI" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Tetrate raises $12.5 million to manage microservices with open source software" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Tetrate nets $12.5 million to bring microservices to the corporate masses" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 ends at 4-month high as stocks rise after strong economic data: Boeing shares snap 7-day losing streak" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher, Shrugging Off Brexit and Boeing Concerns: Stocks ended higher Wednesday as Wall Street looks past uncertainty about Brexit and worries about Boeing after the United States became the latest country to ground the 737 Max 8." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "US stock indexes end mostly higher, extending market's gains" Associated Press 4:00 PM
  • "S&P 500 Hits Five-Month High on Economic Data: Indexes Iifted by fresh signs of stability in the manufacturing sector and muted inflation" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Asian markets lower amid weight of global uncertainties: Brexit fears loom large; Nikkei, Hang Seng pull back after Monday's gains" MarketWatch 8:14 AM
  • "European markets struggle for direction after May's Brexit deal defeat" MarketWatch 8:13 AM



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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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