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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Global PC market plunges at least 3% in first quarter: Decline blamed on continuing shortage of Intel chips and Windows 10 migrations." CNET 5:55 PM
  • "Commercial Segment Provides a Bright Spot in the Traditional PC Market, According to IDC" IDC 5:25 PM
  • "Amazon and Microsoft Are 2 Finalists for $10 Billion Pentagon Contract" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:19 PM
  • "Microsoft Finally Puts A Bullet In Windows XP" HotHardware 9:04 AM
  • "RIP: Microsoft finally pulls plug on last XP survivor... POSReady 2009" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "The hidden costs of managing Windows: How to overcome the 'penalty of growth' with upgrade automation" BetaNews 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft calls out U.S. government for bad mapping of broadband data access" Digital Trends 12:01 PM
  • "Assessing the Value of Microsoft Office 365's E-Discovery Capabilities" Law 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday fixes two Windows zero-day vulns" The Inquirer 9:04 AM
  • "Biz Groups Join Push For Justices' Input In IBM ESOP Case" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Oracle and IBM are officially out of the race for a key $10 billion defense cloud contract as Amazon and Microsoft move ahead" Business Insider [BI Prime] 2:03 PM
  • "HP's Cascade Lake Z6 & Z8 Xeon Scalable Workstations with Up to 6 TB Optane" AnandTech 12:01 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard & Nutanix to Offer Hybrid Cloud aaS Solution" Zacks 10:05 AM
  • "Intel Patches High-Severity Flaws in Media SDK, Mini PC" Threatpost 9:01 AM
  • "Intel warns of four security vulnerabilities" bit-tech 9:00 AM
  • "Intel puts Optane memory and NAND storage together on H10 SSD" ZDNet 10:24 AM
  • "Intel Launches Optane Memory H10 Hybrid M.2 Storage For Thin And Light Laptops" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Intel Releases Optane Memory H10 Specifications" AnandTech 12:02 PM
  • "Intel To Align 3rd Generation Optane DCPMM with DDR5: R&D in New Mexico" AnandTech 12:23 PM
  • "Intel, Netflix release SVT-AV1 video codec" iTWire 9:01 AM
  • "Intel losing market share" Fudzilla 9:00 AM
  • "First Optane Performance tests show benefits and limits of Intel's NVDIMMs" ZDNet 8:43 AM
  • "Intel finally issues Spoiler attack alert: Now non-Spectre exploit gets CVE but no patch" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "AMD Enhances Ryzen Series Mobile Processors, Boosts Efficiency" Zacks 8:44 AM
  • "Cisco, Google reenergize multicloud/hybrid cloud joint development" Network World 8:49 AM
  • "What is Cisco Webex Calling? Exploring what Cisco is doing with BroadSoft's cloud calling capabilities and assets and how Webex is changing for the better" UC Today 8:51 AM
  • "Cisco takes new CIO from Thomson Reuters" Telecompaper 8:52 AM
  • "Cisco helping Iliad Italia roll out 5G-ready IP network" Telecompaper 8:51 AM
  • "Why AI and edge computing is capturing so much attention" VentureBeat 10:07 AM
General Interest
  • "Gmail becomes first major email provider to support MTA-STS and TLS Reporting" ZDNet 9:06 PM
  • "Google's Next Big Money Maker Could Be the Maps on Your Phone: Service was mostly ad-free for years. That's changing now" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:17 PM
  • "Google Moves In To Gouge Cord Cutters With Another YouTube TV Price Increase" HotHardware 2:52 PM
  • "YouTube TV raises monthly price to $50, but adds Discovery channels: Hope you're a fan of those networks, because you're paying more either way" The Verge 1:07 PM
  • "YouTube TV Hikes Price to $50 per Month for All Customers After Inking Discovery Deal" Variety 12:48 PM
  • "Most Pixel buyers are jumping ship from Samsung, study shows: But there aren't many iPhone converts" The Verge 9:50 AM
  • "LG patents a transparent foldable phone: Sure, why not" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "T-Mobile Unveils a 300-Channel TV Service, Saying Its Attack on Big Cable Has Yet to Begin" Fortune 8:28 AM
  • "Meet the nonprofit that's already fighting for the rights of sentient robots" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Foxconn Is Confusing The Hell Out Of Wisconsin: Last summer, Foxconn announced a barrage of new projects in Wisconsin — so we went looking for them" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Huge leak shows us the OnePlus 7 Pro that we didn't see coming" BGR 7:55 AM
  • "You Can Now Change Your PSN Online ID—But There Are a Few Things You Need to Know" Gizmodo 10:06 AM
  • "Sony finally allows PSN Online ID changes" Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "A powerful malware that tried to blow up a Saudi plant strikes again" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "Japan telcos' 5G go-ahead cements curbs on Chinese vendors - Reuters" Reuters 7:36 AM
  • "Google Confirms New Pixel Laptops And Tablets At Cloud Next 2019" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Google Docs will let you natively edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files soon" The Verge 2:15 PM
  • "Google launches an end-to-end AI platform" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "What's left of Google+ is now called Currents" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Google will now let you use your Android phone as a physical security key: An advanced form of two-factor authentication" The Verge 12:03 PM
  • "Google Bets on Multi-Cloud Containers with Anthos Platform" ITPro Today 8:37 AM
  • "Google Wing launches first commercial drone delivery service" BBC 7:50 AM
  • "Larry Page and Sergey Brin have reportedly failed to attend a single Google all-hands meeting in 2019" Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "Noisy Quantum Computers Could Be Good for Chemistry Problems" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:25 AM
  • "Your hotel check-in confirmation could be putting you at risk: Security researchers found hundreds of hotel websites leaking booking details to third-parties and advertisers." CNET 7:19 AM
  • "Yahoo data breach settlement effort reaches $117.5 million" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "U.S. firm's plan for Australia-China internet cable leaves Huawei trailing" Reuters 7:12 AM
  • "Facebook Seeks to Stop Asking Users to Wish Dead Friends Happy Birthday" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cloudian Teams With Cisco to Deliver Limitlessly Scalable Storage and Seamless Data Management for Hybrid Cloud Environments" Globe Newswire 8:51 AM
  • "HP to Debut the Latest in Digital Print Innovation at ISA 2019" HP 7:43 AM
  • "Cruise Lines Serve Up Better Dining Experiences with Oracle" PRNewswire 7:44 AM
  • "CoreDial Calls on Oracle to Bolster IP Network Quality and Reliability" PRNewswire 7:44 AM
  • "Butler Students Tap Oracle Cloud to Make Responsible Financial Aid Choices" PRNewswire 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Merges Fast Ring and Skip Ahead for Insiders, Releases New Build" Thurrott 12:23 PM
  • "A quarter of phishing emails bypass Office 365 security" BetaNews 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's Edge Goes With the Chromium Flow" Linux Insider 12:07 PM
  • "Living on the (New) Edge: Favorites" Thurrott 8:00 AM
  • "Living on the (New) Edge: Extensions" Thurrott 8:00 AM
  • "A new bill would force companies to check their algorithms for bias" The Verge 3:14 PM
  • "IRS described itself as Qualcomm's 'silent partner' in imposing patent tax on mobile device industry" Foss Patents 3:14 PM
  • "Net Neutrality Bill Passes House, Fulfilling Promise by Democrats" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:02 PM
  • "House Votes to Save Net Neutrality/The 'Save the Internet Act' still faces long odds: It needs to get through a Republican-controlled Senate where it's been called 'dead on arrival,' and survive a veto threat from President Trump." Motherboard 12:02 PM
  • "Net neutrality restoring Save the Internet Act passes House, moving on to Senate" TechCrunch 11:47 AM
  • "U.S. senators introduce bill to ban social media firms from using misleading 'dark pattern' designs" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "McDonald's, Nvidia and Salesforce all want a bite of the Tel Aviv tech crop — here's what you need to know about Israel's bustling M&A scene" Business Insider [BI Prime] 3:14 PM
  • "How to stop robocalls spamming your phone" TechCrunch 2:03 PM
  • "Opinion: If Facebook Polices Hate Speech, Should Traditional Media Do The Same?" BuzzFeed News 12:46 PM
  • "The first AI-generated textbook shows what robot writers are good at" The Verge 12:04 PM
  • "PC-as-a-Service or managed device services? The difference matters" BetaNews 12:02 PM
  • "We Opened Up These Supercharged Gaming Laptops to See Their Upgradeable Guts" Gizmodo 9:32 AM
  • "As Digital Identities Evolve, Data Security Should Too" ReadWrite 9:20 AM
  • "HP Omen 15 gaming laptop review: Good, but not the best" Gizbot 8:57 AM
  • "Hands on: HP Spectre Folio Review/Leather is the new metal according to the fashionable Windows 2-in-1 Spectre Folio" TrustedReviews 8:57 AM
  • "Will My Data Be the Ultimate Ecosystem Lock-in?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:43 AM
  • "How to fix crappy cell phone signal strength for your iPhone or Android: Don't let poor signal issues get you down: it's probably an easy fix." CNET 8:37 AM
  • "Organizing Your Unwieldy Photo Collection Is Easier Than You Think/Here is the trick: Let your smartphone do the work." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle review (2019): The Paperwhite gets a run for its money" Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Amazon's entry-level 2019 Kindle is let down by a sub-par display" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "Amazon Kindle Review (2019): A Cheaper Way to Read at Night" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:25 AM
  • "With consumer G+ dead, Currents hopes to make waves in the enterprise" TechCrunch 8:59 PM
  • "Amazon acquires autonomous warehouse robotics startup Canvas Technology" TechCrunch 5:38 PM
  • "Pearson is committing $50M to fund next-gen edtech startups" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Restaurant website builder BentoBox raises $16.4M" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "CleverTap raises $26 million for its customer management tools" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "CleverTap lands $26M for its mobile-focused customer marketing service" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "WeWork spent $2.5bn on global expansion last year" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:17 AM
  • "China game-streaming firm Huya raises $327 million secondary offering - Reuters" Reuters 7:12 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher after Fed minutes reiterate central bank's dovish stance: Consumer prices rise at the fastest pace in 14 months" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks End Up as Wall Street Reacts to Fed's March Meeting Minutes: The Dow Jones Industrial ends up as Wall Street reacts to minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting last month." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks up after Fed minutes reveal 'patient' approach to interest rate hikes" FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Higher as Investors Weigh Inflation, Fed Minutes: Latest release shows Fed officials' conviction that they wouldn't need to change interest rates this year" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asia stocks pull back amid trade, global growth worries - MarketWatch" Associated Press 8:45 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security"
  • "How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing"
  • "GDPR One Year Later: Was the Hype Worth It?"
New York Times (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "F.T.C. Said to Be Investigating YouTube Over Child Privacy Claims"
  • "Slack Wants to Replace Email. Is That What We Want?"
  • "Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They're Starting a New Global Arms Race."
PC Magazine (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Bill Demands Facebook, Twitter Be Vetted for Political Bias"
  • "Deals: Anker Accessories, Overpowered Gaming Desktop"
  • "The Real Reason I Don't Have a Security Camera"
  • "1,000 Best Buy Stores Can Repair Your Apple Device"
  • "Amazon Launching New Kindle Oasis eReader July 24"
  • "Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: Your Biggest Questions Answered"
  • "Intel's New Tool Overclocks 9th-Gen Chips With a Mouse Click"
  • "Can Anything Protect Us From Deepfakes?"
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Everything We Know So Far"
  • "Amazon Buys Bebo to Expand Twitch's eSports Platform"
Reuters (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Senate panel to examine Facebook digital currency project"
  • "U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC"
  • "Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to"
  • "Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei"
  • "SmartRent funding heralds new wave in 'smart home' market"
  • "IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion Red Hat deal: sources"
  • "Oil group Total hopes new supercomputer will help it find oil faster and more cheaply"
  • "Apple says iPhones can now be fixed at all U.S. Best Buy stores"
  • "China's Geely picks Swedish software firm for driverless cars"
  • "Beijing mega-airport to use Israeli runway protection system"
ZDNet (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "iOS 13: A stronger battery, subscription reminders, and other features"
  • "IPVanish review: VPN delivers a wealth of options and browsing controls"
  • "Brazil ignores US pressure to reject Huawei"
  • "Open Invention Network, the Linux-based patent non-aggression community, exceeds 3,000 licensees"
  • "Can Microsoft's mixed reality tech propel Airbus' plane manufacturing?"
  • "Financial services sector in need of a technology modernization"
  • "Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 on Aug. 7: Report"
  • "Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle"

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