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TechNN Archive: Friday, April 5, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft responds to female harassment claims" BBC 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft's next Windows 10 Update arrives in May, but only if you want it: For once, Microsoft isn't going to tell us what's good for us" The Inquirer 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Just Fixed the Most Annoying Thing About Windows 10" LAPTOP Magazine 11:17 AM
  • "Surface Pro (2017) and Surface Pro 6 get long lists of firmware updates" Neowin 3:30 PM
  • "Microsoft Kaizala App Set to Be Integrated Within Teams, Goes Global Through Office 365" Gadgets 360 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo quizzed over subscriptions" BBC 8:02 AM
  • "Intel appoints new CFO: This time Intel hired from rival Qualcomm/Former Qualcomm CFO and vice president" TechSpot 8:15 AM
  • "AgileX In-Depth: Intel's Attempt to Make FPGAs More Interesting and Accessible" Tom's Hardware 8:28 AM
  • "Intel Launches Ethernet 800 Series 100GbE Network PCIe Cards" Guru3D 8:15 AM
  • "Intel Combines Optane Options with New Processor Class" EE Times 8:15 AM
  • "GPD Win 2 Max will be AMD APU based" Hexus 8:13 AM
  • "Best Motherboard 2019: AMD and Intel boards for all budgets" TrustedReviews 8:14 AM
  • "IBM CEO, Ginni Rometty, on bringing HR evolution with AI and its predictive attrition AI" Packt 8:27 AM
  • "IBM Watson knows when you're planning to quit your job: Wats-on the other job sites?" The Inquirer 8:27 AM
  • "Why Oracle is happy to lose to AWS and MongoDB: Open source and cloud developers lead the charge away from Oracle's database, but they're not where Oracle makes its money" InfoWorld 8:29 AM
General Interest
  • "Airbnb took weeks to ban host who failed to disclose surveillance camera: Airbnb initially didn't ban offender despite rule against undisclosed cameras." Ars Technica 1:05 PM
  • "Teens 'not damaged by screen time', study finds" BBC 9:08 AM
  • "Amazon lists more than 70 jobs in Bellevue —┬ánot Seattle — for Project Kuiper satellite operation" GeekWire 8:02 AM
  • "Amazon is planning a 3,236-satellite strong broadband network: Prime directive" The Inquirer 7:55 AM
  • "Backdoor in popular open-source tool put 28 million users at risk: Bootstrap-Sass vuln leaves Ruby packages open to RCE attacks" The Inquirer 7:55 AM
  • "5G: World's first commercial services promise 'great leap'" BBC 7:49 AM
  • "Xiaomi's bundled security app left handsets open to MiTM attacks: Guard Provider would update via an unsecured HTTP connection" The Inquirer 7:56 AM
  • "Google pulls the plug on AI council that included Heritage Foundation leader" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Google dissolves newly formed AI ethics board: Google's external ethics board has been controversial from the start." Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 tipped to feature quad-camera setup: Smaller model will sport less-flashy triple-camera array" The Inquirer 7:56 AM
  • "Samsung's upcoming Q1 earnings are going to be ugly" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Panasonic Introduces Midrange Lumix G95: The G95 is aimed at enthusiasts, with a Micro Four Thirds sensor, 4K video, and many other features inherited from the upmarket G9." PC Magazine 8:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Microserver Market Trend 2019 — ARM, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Fujitsu, Intel, Quanta Computer, Marvell Technology" Industry News Center 8:12 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's GamePass Ultimate SKU Will Help Lower The Cost of Gaming" Thurrott 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft could be working on an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription" Neowin 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft is finally fixing one of the worst things about Windows 10" BGR 7:56 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FBI criticized for delaying breach notifications, including insufficient details: Department of Justice report highlights several problems with the FBI's automated breach notifications." ZDNet 11:10 PM
  • "VSCO sues PicsArt over photo filters that were allegedly reverse engineered" TechCrunch 6:29 PM
  • "EU goes after Valve for 'geo-blocking' Steam activation codes" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "EU charges six video game companies with unfair 'geo-blocking'" Reuters 8:10 AM
  • "Digital Council reports NSW and Victoria have the most data-based digital initiatives: Just under 100 data and digital government initiatives are currently underway in Australia, a report from the Australian Digital Council has revealed." ZDNet 7:55 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Samsung EVO Plus 512GB MicroSD Card Review: Speedy Device Storage" HotHardware 10:42 AM
  • "Cooler Master MasterKeys MK850 keyboard review: A new flagship keyboard with eight analog keys, a bit of a w00t?" Guru3D 8:15 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
Tech Stocks
  • "The Dow Rose 40 Points Because the Jobs Report Was Strong" MarketWatch 4:47 PM
  • "Dow Ends in Positive Territory as Investors Respond to Strong Jobs Report: Stocks end the day in positive territory as investors respond to a strong jobs report for March." TheStreet 4:48 PM
  • "Dow, Nasdaq soar to highest levels of 2019" FOXBusiness 4:49 PM
  • "S&P 500 Closes Higher for Seventh Straight Session: Jobs report comes in largely as expected; Trump signals trade progress with China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:49 PM
  • "Nikkei gains on renewed optimism over U.S.-China trade talks: Samsung warns of big drop in profit; markets in Hong Kong, China closed" MarketWatch 8:17 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
  • "Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
  • "The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Resident Evil 3: The System Requirements Needed to Contain the Zombie Outbreak"
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Targeted by Activist Investor"
  • "YouTube TV Temporarily Restores Sinclair's Regional Sports Networks"
  • "Lady Gaga Shot 'Stupid Love' Music Video on iPhone 11 Pro"
  • "Surface Duo Release Might Happen Sooner Than You Think"
Reuters (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "South Korea's Samsung Electronics closes mobile device plant after coronavirus case confirmed: Yonhap"
  • "Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document"
  • "Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey's removal: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"


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