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TechNN Archive: Sunday, March 24, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "HP's blockbuster $5.1 billion legal battle against Autonomy's former CEO Mike Lynch is about to kick off" Business Insider 5:43 AM
  • "Autonomy's Mike Lynch faces new US charges over £8bn HP sale" Sunday Times UK 7:56 AM
  • "Autonomy founder Lynch to face $5 billion HP lawsuit" Financial World 7:55 AM
  • "HP Challenges Facebook and HTC in the High-End VR Market" The Motley Fool 10:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Reveals Game-Changing New Project xCloud Feature" Forbes 12:11 PM
  • "Abu Dhabi Partners With Microsoft, SoftBank to Start Tech Hub" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft hopes to make Mixed Reality Capture Studios as common as photo booths" MSPoweruser 8:00 AM
  • "Intel Gen 11 GPU Variants Listed in Latest Graphics Drivers – Iris Plus Graphics 950 With 64 EUs To Lead The Pack" WCCFTech 7:53 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen CPU Sales on Par with Intel in European DIY Markets" TechQuila 7:53 AM
  • "Will Google's Stadia Move the Needle for AMD's Gaming Business?" The Motley Fool 10:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Drives Stunning Success In New World Of Connected-Car Platforms" Forbes 3/23
  • "A first look at Microsoft's new Chromium-powered Edge browser" The Verge 3/23
  • "Hands on with Microsoft's new Edge Browser built on Chromium" Thurrott 3/23
  • "Microsoft's New Edge Browser Revealed: Is the Chrome Killer Here?" LAPTOP Magazine 3/23
  • "How Windows 10's Reserved Storage Will Impact Your Organization" ITPro Today 3/23
  • "HP Spectre x360 vs. Dell XPS 15: Which Laptop Wins?" LAPTOP Magazine 3/23
  • "IBM is the 'Leader' in Blockchain Technology, Jesse Lund Says" Smartereum 3/23
  • "IBM To Develop Platform To Track Authenticity Of Medicines In Africa" BTC Wires 3/23
  • "Intel Shows What Its Discrete Xe Graphics Cards Look Like And The Crowd Goes Wild" HotHardware 3/23
  • "Intel teases its graphics card in prototype renders" TweakTown 3/23
General Interest
  • "Commonwealth floats increased penalties for privacy breaches" ZDNet 8:37 PM
  • "Google Maps lets some users create public events" Engadget 7:46 PM
  • "Valve psychologist explores controlling games directly with your brain" VentureBeat 10:56 AM
  • "AT&T's 5G E is slower than some 4G connections" BetaNews 7:48 AM
  • "How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics" BBC 6:02 AM
  • "Hackers conquer Tesla's in-car web browser and win a Model 3" TechCrunch 5:46 AM
  • "Crappy phone battery life? Video ad fraud could be to blame" ["According to an investigation, this is precisely what has been happening. An ad fraud scheme has been uncovered that invisibly plays videos lucrative video ads on handsets, earning money for fraudsters and draining the batteries of Android handsets."] BetaNews 5:43 AM
  • "Family tracking app leaked real-time location data for weeks" Engadget 5:43 AM
  • "Google Expert Explains Why You Get So Many Robocalls, Spam Calls" Forbes 3/23
  • "Sir Tim Berners-Lee At Forefront Of New Movement To Takeback Ownership Of Our Data" Forbes 3/23
  • "Tesla car hacked at Pwn2Own contest: Research duo who hacked Tesla car win the competition's overall standings. They also get to keep the car." ZDNet 3/23
  • "Women in tech work to debug the industry's diversity problem at HopperX1 Seattle conference" GeekWire 3/23
  • "How id Software went from skeptical to excited about Google Stadia streaming: A 'lackluster' 2016 demo gradually evolved into successful blind comparison tests today." Ars Technica 3/23
  • "A eulogy for every product Google has ruthlessly killed (145 and counting): 'This project was born as an act of criticism toward a culture of software product churn,' says the creator of Killed By Google, an archive of products lost to the sands of time." Fast Company 3/23
  • "Researchers find 36 new security flaws in LTE protocol" ZDNet 3/23
  • "PlayStation 5: Patent Hints at What Could Be the Console's Secret Weapon" Inverse 3/23
  • "Thousands of Reddit users are trying to delete Google from their lives, but they're finding it impossible because Google is everywhere" Business Insider 3/23
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Check Out Microsoft's Edge Browser Rebuilt With Google Chromium" HotHardware 3:45 PM
  • "Chromium-based Microsoft Edge screenshots leak [Gallery] 9to5Google 2:06 PM
  • "Microsoft Edge 75 First Impressions" Thurrott 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Chromium Edge browser leaked online" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "First look: Microsoft Edge Browser on Chromium - Re-touches, animations, read-aloud accessibility and more" Zee Business 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft open sources Accessibility Insights" ComputerWeekly 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on Windows 7: How to save yourself" FOXNews 7:59 AM
  • "Led by Microsoft vets and Intelius co-founder, Clocktree rolls out telehealth platform for healthcare counseling" GeekWire 3/22
  • "Microsoft Hummingbird Launched, an AI-Powered News App for Android Users" Clarksburg Caller 3/22
  • "Microsoft SA unveils policy innovation centre" IT Web 3/22
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 6 with keyboard scores massive $330 discount for a limited time" phoneArena 3/22
  • "Microsoft explained how Project xCloud will work on phones at GDC" OnMSFT 3/22
  • "Microsoft updating Outlook.com beta for Mobile users" MSPoweruser 3/22
  • "Microsoft resurrects Clippy and then brutally kills him off again" The Verge 3/22
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Merkel's party in hurricane-strength shitstorm after falsely alleging U.S. corporations pay anti-Article 13 demonstrators" Foss Patents 10:22 AM
  • "China refuses to concede on U.S. demands to ease curbs on tech firms: FT" Reuters 5:42 AM
  • "Elon Musk says the SEC's attempt to hold him in contempt is 'virtually wrong at every level': The Tesla CEO punches back, arguing once again that he didn't break last year's securities fraud settlement" The Verge 3/22
  • "FCC has to pay journalist $43,000 after hiding net neutrality records: FCC pays journalist's legal fees after failing to comply with records request." Ars Technica 3/22
  • "German minister on Facebook password glitch: Didn't expect such frightening unprofessionalism" Reuters 3/22
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Can We Build Ethics Into Automated Decision-Making?" Slashdot 8:44 PM
  • "Where did social media go wrong?" TechCrunch 12:56 PM
  • "The Internet's Endless Appetite for Death Video: Facebook video of the Christchurch mosque killings showed that people, not algorithms, want to share murder, gore and violence." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:25 PM
  • "The truth about hypercasual games" VentureBeat 10:24 AM
  • "AI can be trusted to take our 911 calls" The Next Web 10:23 AM
  • "HP Spectre Folio Review: There Are Premium Laptops, And There is This Setting New Benchmarks/Leather on a laptop is clearly a good idea." News18 7:56 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook 13 review: The most value-packed flagship laptop to date" TechRadar UK 7:55 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 review: All the S10 Plus power in a smaller package" CNET 7:48 AM
  • "LG Gram 2-in-1 (14 inch, 2019) review: An ultralight 2-in-1 laptop with simply great battery life" CNET 7:48 AM
  • "Facebook Admits It Can't Control Facebook Live — Is This The End For Live Streaming?" Forbes 5:42 AM
  • "The Google Stadia Backlash Has Begun" Kotaku 3/23
  • "Google Stadia has promise — if it can resolve these 3 questions" VentureBeat 3/23
  • "Are Cheap Laptops Good Enough? My Month with a Sub-$500 PC" LAPTOP Magazine 3/23
  • "Why you should stop using mobile data: Or, how to be smarter, healthier, happier and more successful and get a free smartphone every year." Computerworld 3/23
  • "John Riccitiello interview — Is Epic buying Unity's developers?" VentureBeat 3/22
  • "How Salesforce paved the way for the SaaS platform approach" TechCrunch 3/22
  • "The 2019 Huawei MateBook X Pro Is Still the Better MacBook Pro with Windows" Gizmodo 3/22
  • "It's Time for Tech to Tackle 'Unintended Consequences'" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/22
  • "Google Stadia speed requirement: How fast does your internet need to be?" GearBrain 3/22
  • "Instagram is facing a reckoning over misinformation" The Verge 3/22
  • "Facebook doesn't waste time, it wastes attention spans. That's worse/Commentary: Growing up, my parents told me watching TV would ruin my attention span. Now, I can't even concentrate on TV long enough for it to do that." CNET 3/22
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Chinese giant Alibaba acquires Israeli artificial reality startup" Times of Israel 6:03 AM
  • "Huawei ramps up foreign university investment despite US pressure" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:46 AM
  • "Moleskine teams up with Adobe to create a smart notebook: the Moleskine Paper Tablet Creative Cloud Connected edition" BetaNews 3/22
  • "Pinterest files to go public" The Verge 3/22
  • "Pinterest steps up planning for IPO, aims to list shares on NYSE in April: WSJ" Reuters 3/22
  • "Keatz, a European 'cloud kitchen' startup, raises further €12M" TechCrunch 3/22
  • "Indonesia's Kargo comes out of stealth with $7.6M from Travis Kalanick, Sequoia and others" TechCrunch 3/22
  • "BlackRock close to buying risk platform eFront for $1.3bn" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "Mass production 3D printing? It's coming, and it's a big deal: Markforged $82 million raise should be a starting gun for mass production additive manufacturing, which will drive the next industrial revolution." ZDNet 3/22
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks log worst day in over 2 ½ months as bond market flashes recession warning: Wall Street's so-called fear index spikes 24%" MarketWatch 3/22
  • "Dow Slammed on Weak Global Manufacturing Data; Inverted Yield Curve Hits Banks: Stocks closed sharply lower Friday after Wall Street was rattled by weaker-than-expected manufacturing data in the U.S. and Europe." TheStreet 3/22
  • "Markets Right Now: Banks, Tech Stocks lead US indexes lower" Associated Press 3/22
  • "Dow plunges 460 points on global growth fears" FOXBusiness 3/22
  • "Stocks, Bond Yields Fall Amid Anxiety Over World Economy: Global stocks and bond yields slumped Friday as weak manufacturing data deepened investors' anxiety about the health of the world economy." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3/22
  • "Asian markets mixed as investors process Fed's outlook: Stocks fall in Japan, Hong Kong, but rise in Southeast Asia" MarketWatch/Associated Press 3/22



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  • "SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Deploys Dozens of Satellites to Orbit"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "Netflix To Lose The Office TV Show in 2021 to Rival Streaming Product"
  • "Apple Considered Fitting Camera In Apple Watch's Wristband"
  • "AT&T Shape: Where AI Meets Next-Gen Immersive Storytelling"
  • "The Best Video Streaming Services for 2019"
  • "Deals: 8TB Hard Drive, Alienware Gaming Desktop, Curved Monitors"
  • "Chinese Cyber Spies Accused of Infiltrating Cellular Networks"
  • "FedEx: Huawei Phone Caused 'Panic'"
  • "AT&T Sued Over Hidden Admin Fee"
  • "T-Mobile Announces 5G in 6 Cities: We Have The Maps"
  • "FedEx Sues US Commerce Department Over Huawei Phone" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "Micron says some Huawei shipments resumed, shares rise"
  • "Brazil court slashes fine for Facebook's refusal to share WhatsApp data"
  • "U.S. lawmakers, regulators advance crackdown on robocalls"
  • "Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts"
  • "SpaceX lifts 24 satellites into orbit after 'most difficult launch'"
  • "K-Pop's BTS now in your pocket with mobile game"
  • "Chinese electric automaker BYD opens first plant in Canada"
  • "Fed to hold Facebook's crypto coin to 'high' bar: Powell"
  • "Hyundai dealers to offer customers Lyft rides through CDK app"
  • "U.S. senators say social media letting algorithms 'run wild'"
ZDNet (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "Apple buys self-driving startup Drive.ai: Report"
  • "Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SPU snags smart card security certificate"
  • "Australians fear China but want its technology: Lowy Institute poll"
  • "Microsoft and Adobe deliver on a three-year old Office 365 customer request"
  • "New Silex malware is bricking IoT devices, has scary plans"
  • "SUSE Linux bridges the gap between the server and the cloud"
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  • "AWS brings native network traffic mirroring to EC2 instances"


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