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TechNN Archive: Friday, April 12, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's work with Chinese military university raises eyebrows" AFP 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows patches are slowing or locking up some PCs: Due to a conflict with security software including Avira Free Antivirus" TechRadar UK 8:11 AM
  • "April's Patch Tuesday updates are causing Windows to freeze" BetaNews 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Latest Updates Are Freezing Windows — Here's How To Fix It" Forbes 7:07 AM
  • "Internet Explorer zero-day lets hackers steal files from Windows PCs" ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "IBM Watson's AI Technology Is Tracking Over 20,000 Shots At The Master's To Automate The Highlights" Forbes 7:08 AM
  • "While Google agonizes over military AI, IBM is happy to pick up the slack, even for the Chinese military" The Register 11:12 AM
  • "Factors Expected to Influence IBM This Earnings Season" Zacks 8:06 AM
  • "How Intel's Newest Product Enhancements Could Redefine the Future of Infrastructure Design" Gigaom 10:10 AM
  • "Intel's Auction-Only Core i9 Pops Up at Retail With a $3,400 Price Tag" ExtremeTech 8:07 AM
  • "Intel's 'priceless' Core i9-9980XE CPU, er, goes on sale" The Inquirer 8:09 AM
  • "Intel Demos Its First 400GbE Silicon Photonics Transceiver, Outlines Design" Tom's Hardware 8:09 AM
  • "Intel Memory Announcements" Forbes 10:14 AM
  • "Intel staff drive more than €900,000 in donations to 249 organisations" SiliconRepublic 8:08 AM
  • "AMD subsidiary wins reinstatement of computer graphics patents" Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "AMD May Be Heading Into A Substantial Gaming Product Cycle - Northland" StreetInsider [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:05 AM
  • "Former Oracle software seller says company fired him because he's Hispanic: Lawsuit accuses database biz of racial discrimination" The Register 8:14 PM
  • "Pentagon snubs Oracle" Fudzilla 8:01 AM
  • "Cisco maintains top spot in network infrastructure space: IDC" ChannelWorld 7:59 AM
  • "Competition in PC Processor Market Heats Up – Tech.pinions" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:31 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook spends $22.6 million to keep Mark Zuckerberg safe" Reuters 8:30 PM
  • "Facebook more than doubles Zuckerberg compensation to $22.6 million" Reuters 5:44 PM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 Could Offer This Key Performance Boost Over SD855" HotHardware 3:45 PM
  • "Disney's AI generates storyboard animations from scripts" VentureBeat 10:30 AM
  • "Gmail now supports the MTA-STS and TLS Reporting security standards" BetaNews 10:32 AM
  • "Google's AI is growing up" Quartz 8:31 AM
  • "Amazon Echo Owners Say They Can't Listen To Some Audio Snippets Accidentally Recorded By Alexa" BuzzFeed News 8:14 PM
  • "Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are changing how we interact with the world by doing it for us" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "Google is preparing a Material Design revamp for the Play Store" Android Police 8:31 AM
  • "Acer Nitro 7: Thin 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptops with 144 Hz Monitors" AnandTech 8:31 AM
  • "Amazon workers may listen to what you tell Alexa" Bloomberg 8:31 AM
  • "Why Walmart's robot army won't be a job killer: Walmart's robotics push rhymes more with data and digital commerce than it does with job cuts and cost savings." ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "As video games make billions, the workers behind them say it's time to unionize" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:02 AM
  • "NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome" ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "How Teen and Adult Social Media Usage Has (And Hasn't) Changed" PC Magazine 6:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "PLDT, Cisco team up for 5G-ready IP transport network" Cisco 3:58 PM
  • "Microsoft expands clean energy, connectivity investments in Washington state with Chelan Public Utility District" Microsoft 3:58 PM
Microsoft
  • "Internet Explorer zero-day exploit makes files vulnerable to hacks on Windows PCs" Digital Trends 9:10 PM
  • "The Sams Report: Microsoft and Intel Not Sitting in a Tree" Thurrott 10:31 AM
  • "Microsoft stretches 'open' definition, IoT doesn't need more such initiatives" ReThink Research [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Security Configs Guidance for Windows 10: New SECCON framework gives five levels of DEFCON-like advice for securing endpoints" Channelnomics 8:11 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Trump says he opposes nationalizing U.S. 5G network" Reuters 2:59 PM
  • "Google Sued Over Abuse of Search Power, Opening Path for More Claims: The litigation could spark similar action by firms that have hesitated to take on the Silicon Valley giant" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:58 PM
  • "European shopping sites sue Google for abuse of position" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:55 PM
  • "The FCC and White House want to bring high-speed internet to rural areas" Digital Trends 2:37 PM
  • "Ajit Pai proposes $20 billion for 'up to' gigabit-speed rural broadband: $20 billion over 10 years to connect up to 4 million rural homes and businesses." Ars Technica 12:53 PM
  • "New chief of N.Y. regulator to zero in on the impact of technology on finance" Reuters 11:54 AM
  • "FCC announces 5G airwave auction and $20 billion rural broadband fund" Engadget 10:41 AM
  • "FCC to auction additional 5G spectrum, boost rural internet - Reuters" Reuters 10:41 AM
  • "FCC plans December 37-47GHz 5G auction, $20 billion rural internet fund" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "U.S. Senator Warner eyes social media bills for hate speech, data portability" Reuters 6:45 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Facebook's reckoning? The global battle to regulate social media" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:37 PM
  • "How to use your Android phone as a two-factor authentication security key" The Verge 1:54 PM
  • "Gigabyte Z390 Designare Review: A Motherboard For Creative Pros" HotHardware 12:44 PM
  • "The LG G8 is a good phone that can't escape some of the bad ideas behind it" Android Police 11:40 AM
  • "YouTube Gives a New Home to Racist Views on IQ" Motherboard 10:31 AM
  • "The DeanBeat: The landscape of gaming in 2019" VentureBeat 10:30 AM
  • "T-Mobile is launching its TV service this weekend — here's how 5G will unlock its true value" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "Alexa keeps listening, so here's how to make her stop" GearBrain 7:12 AM
  • "Brand new Pixel 4 leak seems to confirm the phone's main specs" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "Lenovo Legion Y7000 review: A smart, sophisticated gaming laptop you can actually afford" PCWorld 7:03 AM
  • "I could slide the Acer Predator Helios 700's HyperDrift keyboard all day" PCWorld 7:02 AM
  • "Sorry gamers: Acer's ConceptD PCs are powerful, quiet, and cool, but made for creators" PCWorld 7:02 AM
  • "Pixel 3 review: Six months in, here's what's great and what's not" CNET 7:00 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "LumApps raises $24M Series B for its 'social intranet'" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Naspers' PayU acquires payment and security firm Wibmo for $70 million" VentureBeat 7:10 AM
  • "Naspers-owned PayU doubles down on India with $70M deal to buy Wibmo" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Backer of Musical.ly, Grindr and Opera to invest $50M in self-driving startup Pony.ai" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Chinese group to get control of Japan Display after $2.1 billion bailout - Reuters" Reuters 6:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher on robust bank earnings, Disney helps propel Dow up triple digits: Chevron to buy Anadarko Petroleum in $33 billion deal" MarketWatch 5:03 PM
  • "Stocks See Solid Gains, Dow Gets Lift From JPMorgan and Walt Disney: Stocks ended with solid gains Friday following JPMorgan Chase's first-quarter earnings beat and after Walt Disney unveiled its new streaming service." TheStreet 5:03 PM
  • "Stocks rise to 6-month high on bank earnings, Chevron deal" FOXBusiness 5:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Higher as Bank Earnings Provide Lift: Two of the nation's biggest banks reported earnings that beat expectations" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:02 PM



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing"
  • "GDPR One Year Later: Was the Hype Worth It?"
New York Times (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They're Starting a New Global Arms Race."
PC Magazine (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "This South Dakota Summer Camp Is All About CybHER Security"
  • "Hasselblad Unveils Second-Gen X1D II 50C Mirrorless Camera"
  • "YouTube Lets You Try on Makeup Using Augmented Reality"
  • "Amazon Air Adds Another 15 Cargo Aircraft"
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Reuters (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "China's Geely picks Swedish software firm for driverless cars"
  • "Beijing mega-airport to use Israeli runway protection system"
  • "North Macedonia firm plugs vintage minis into electric age"
  • "Electric planes start small as industry wrestles with emissions"
  • "SmartRent funding heralds new wave in 'smart home' market"
  • "Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei"
  • "Electric dreams in danger as funding dwindles for China's Tesla challengers"
  • "Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to"
  • "French photo startup Meero joins unicorn club after $230 million fundraising"
  • "Euroclear to press ahead with blockchain pilot for commercial paper"
ZDNet (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Microsoft taps Windows 10 eye-tracking for new free games played with eyes alone"
  • "HP adds second-gen AMD Ryzen mobile processors options to latest EliteBook 700 G6 business laptops"
  • "Python vs R and biggest salaries: Top data science job trends"
  • "MIT's neural network aims to create the perfect pizza"
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Want a dedicated Office key on your keyboard?"
  • "New decryption tool unlocks GandCrab ransomware"
  • "England's football teams have a new secret weapon: Better data"
  • "Blue Prism buys Thoughtonomy for £80 million, eyes RPA as a service"


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