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TechNN Archive: Thursday, April 18, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Why did Intel kill off their modem program?" SemiAccurate 6:39 AM
  • "Intel Quits 5G Modem Business Shortly After Apple And Qualcomm Reconcile" Business Times 6:53 AM
  • "Has Samsung been chosen for Intel Xe GPU manufacturing?" Hexus 6:52 AM
  • "Intel buys FPGA developer Omnitek" ee News 6:52 AM
  • "AMD shows off Ryzen R1000 CPU that will power the Atari VCS: Embedded SoC will show up in console at the butt-end of 2019" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Serious Windows 10 Update Warning" Forbes 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's confusing facial recognition policy, from China to California" VentureBeat 2:54 PM
  • "Microsoft denies Cali feds access to facial recognition tech in shocking show of ethics: Erik Estrada wouldn't have stood for this" The Inquirer 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires Express Logic for its real-time internet of things operating system" VentureBeat 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft is planning an 85in Surface Hub for 2020: Excel sells" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
  • "Disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is a natural progression for Microsoft: A disc-less Xbox One S is here, and that's not as strange as it seems on the surface." Windows Central 11:57 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Xbox Game Pass Ultimate: Microsoft is bringing together the Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold subscriptions at a lower monthly price." Tech Advisor 8:18 AM
  • "IBM is preparing to close its $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat, but Wall Street has 'real question marks' after its 'mediocre' quarter" [BI Prime] Business Insider 4:14 PM
  • "IBM's Mainframe Sales Crashed. That's Normal.: It's business as usual in the back half of the product cycle." The Motley Fool 7:04 AM
  • "HP reveals boosted professional-grade laptop lineup" IT PRO (UK) 6:51 AM
  • "HP's $449 Chromebook 15 Has Razor-Thin Bezels, All-Day Battery" LAPTOP Magazine 12:15 PM
  • "Longtime Dell Lawyer Becomes General Counsel of Ingredion: Janet Bawcom has left a 20-year in-house law career at Dell Technologies Inc. to become general counsel and corporate secretary of Ingredion Inc." Corporate Counsel 6:48 AM
  • "Dell seemingly cannot fix the XPS 15 9570's DPC latency issues" Notebook Check 6:48 AM
  • "Oracle issues nearly 300 patches in quarterly update" Sophos 7:04 AM
  • "Cisco warns over critical router flaw: Admins with Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers need to urgently address a remotely exploitable flaw." ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Cisco: These are the flaws DNS hijackers are using in their attacks/Sophisticated hacking group taps wide set of vulnerabilities as part of their global hacking spree." ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "TSMC upbeat on chip outlook after Apple-Qualcomm settlement; first quarter disappoints" Reuters 7:01 AM
General Interest
  • "BlackBerry Messenger will soon be the latest messaging service to die" Business Insider 8:07 PM
  • "BlackBerry Messenger (yes, that BBM) is shutting down on May 31st: A paid, enterprise version will live on" The Verge 2:01 PM
  • "China's Huawei makes second attempt at Brazil smartphone market" Reuters 11:55 AM
  • "Amazon Alexa scientists find ways to improve speech and sound recognition" VentureBeat 9:33 AM
  • "A smaller, cheaper Nintendo Switch should be coming this year: Switch, please" The Inquirer 8:54 AM
  • "Canonical announces the release of Ubuntu 19.04 'Disco Dingo'" Neowin 6:40 AM
  • "Facebook admits to storing plaintext passwords for millions of Instagram users" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Facebook 'unintentionally' saved contacts of 1.5 million new users: After it received their email password, it snagged the contacts without asking." Engadget 6:33 AM
  • "Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users" BBC 6:33 AM
  • "Facebook Asked Some Users for Their Email Passwords, Then 'Unintentionally Uploaded' 1.5 Million Contact Lists Without Consent" Gizmodo 6:38 AM
  • "Facebook admits to 'unintentionally' uploading email contacts of 1.5 million users" Neowin 6:40 AM
  • "Facebook is working on a voice AI rival to Siri and Alexa: It's meant to control the company's current and future AR and VR devices." Engadget 6:38 AM
  • "Facebook is working on an Alexa rival that will be as needed as it is trustworthy: Hey Facebook, sell my data" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
  • "Shopify API flaw offered access to revenue data of thousands of stores: The bug was accepted as valid, but the researcher wasn't paid." ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Google helps digitally preserve historic places like Notre Dame" Mashable 6:51 AM
  • "Google Chrome to get a Reader Mode: Feature already active in Chrome Canary distributions. Here's how to enable it." ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Don't buy the Galaxy Fold" BGR 6:38 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold Phones Are Already Breaking: Only two days after review units were sent out, multiple journalists and reviewers are reporting broken screens on the $2,000 experimental folding devices. Not a good look for Samsung." PC Magazine 7:01 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold screens breaking after a day: Who is to blame? Reports that Galaxy Fold review units were breaking after a day or so of use isn't good for Samsung. But who is to blame?" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Samsung speaks up about broken Galaxy Fold review units: It will investigate the 'few' reports of problems with media sample devices." Engadget 6:33 AM
  • "Samsung says it won't delay the Galaxy Fold launch date, despite mysterious problems" BGR 6:38 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold review units are dropping like flies: Know when to fold 'em" The Inquirer 6:42 AM
  • "LG delays V50 ThinQ 'until further notice' due to 5G borkage: It's a bad day for the smartphone biz" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
  • "LG to develop robots for restaurants: LG will help develop robots that will be trialled at CJ Foodville restaurants later this year." ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro release date, price and specs: Leak details handset's 90Hz QHD+ display/Quite a step up from the 6T's Full HD+ screen" The Inquirer 6:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP global study establishes sustainability as a new workplace standard for successful businesses" HP 12:17 PM
  • "HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Oceanā€Bound Plastics" HP 12:17 PM
  • "Boursorama renews its agreement with IBM to accelerate its hybrid cloud strategy" PRNewswire 12:17 PM
  • "Japan's Fukui Bank Moves to IBM Cloud to Transform the Way it Does Business: IBM Cloud Migration Factory will help Fukui migrate critical technology more quickly and efficiently" PRNewswire 12:17 PM
  • "Windows 8 will no longer get app updates after this summer" Neowin 8:34 PM
  • "How to replace taskbar previews with list view on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 8:28 PM
  • "Microsoft makes Windows 10 1903 available on MSDN" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Microsoft's SeeingVR tools help low-vision users view Unity VR apps" VentureBeat 1:38 PM
  • "Hands On: Microsoft's Surface Hub 2S, the Ultimate Business Collaboration Tool/Microsoft's Surface Hub 2S is designed for mobility and collaboration with a thinner form factor, the ability to run on battery power, and modular upgrade options." PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: in a class of its own/Stunning all-in-one PC that slides to become drawing tablet is held back by high price and old chips" The Guardian 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Hub 2 is $9,000, or you can turn any TV into a giant touchscreen for $272" BGR 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge for Android will sync more data with the Chromium-based Edge" Neowin 6:40 AM
  • "EU rethinks relationship with China as new corporate espionage case surfaces" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "FCC Proposes to Block China Mobile, Cites National Security Concerns" Inside Sources 12:16 PM
  • "FCC will start final 24GHz 5G bidding May 3, aims to top $2 billion" VentureBeat 9:33 AM
  • "Google lets Android users choose browsers to ease EU antitrust concerns" Reuters 7:01 AM
  • "Google to suggest 10 browser and search engine alternatives for Android users in Europe" VentureBeat 7:42 AM
  • "Congress readies for Mueller report to be delivered on CDs" TechCrunch 6:45 AM
  • "Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders" BBC 6:33 AM
  • "EU votes to levy mega-fines on web firms that fail to remove extremist content: Parliament voted by 308 to 207 to implement tough new rules" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
  • "How to disable media key control in Chrome" AddictiveTips 6:07 PM
  • "How to use and customize Google Assistant on your phone or Google Home" Business Insider 4:08 PM
  • "Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Fold and its foldable display" [Video] Mashable 1:38 PM
  • "What if The T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Doesn't Go Through?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:43 PM
  • "Crucial P1 SSD Review: Nimble NVMe Storage For Pennies Per Gig" HotHardware 11:44 AM
  • "What a scholar learned from studying the world of life-hackers: From hacking motivation to hacking meaning" The Verge 9:18 AM
  • "The rise of voice technology" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Why the UK's porn block will backfire spectacularly/Opinion: Censorship won't stop teens from bypassing age checks and will only show up the lawmakers behind the changes." ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "You can now download the source code for all Infocom text adventure classics: Yes, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Zork are both included." Ars Technica 6:34 AM
  • "Uber lands $1 billion from SoftBank, Toyota for self-driving unit" Reuters 8:33 PM
  • "Uber's self-driving unit gets $1 billion investment from SoftBank and Japan's auto industry: Valuing Uber's autonomous group at $7.25 billion" The Verge 8:31 PM
  • "Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads" VentureBeat 4:06 PM
  • "Google & Amazon reach an agreement to bring their streaming apps to each others' platforms" TechCrunch 9:05 AM
  • "CloudBees acquires software automation startup Electric Cloud" VentureBeat 8:52 AM
  • "PathAI raises $60 million for its computer vision-based pathogen detection technology" TechCrunch 6:45 AM
  • "Weengs, the UK logistics startup for online retailers, collects £6.5M Series A" TechCrunch 6:44 AM
  • "Bankin' raises $22.6 million for its financial coach" TechCrunch 6:44 AM
  • "Phantom Auto raises $13.5M to expand remote driving business to delivery bots and forklifts" TechCrunch 6:45 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher as investors digest plethora of earnings, economic data: Pinterest soars by double digits on debut" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as Declines in IBM and UnitedHealth Pull the Dow Lower: The Dow Jones Industrial Average finishes slightly down on sharp declines in shares of IBM and UnitedHealth." TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks Reverse Higher As Pinterest Stock Goes Public, Zoom Soars On IPO: On a day in which Pinterest stock went public and Zoom also launched a widely watched IPO, the stock market shook off early weakness and closed higher Thursday." Investor's Business Daily 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks up on IPOs, retail sales, gains of industrial firm shares" FOXBusiness 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Lower, Pulled Down by Health-Care Shares: Insurers and drug companies have tumbled lately on fears that any tightening of regulations will crimp profits" [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Why stock-market investors aren't celebrating China's upbeat GDP surprise: The Chinese economy grew 6.4% in the first quarter, beating expectations" MarketWatch 7:12 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "6 Actions That Made GDPR Real in 2019"
  • "Going Up? Otis Elevator Hits Digital Transformation Button"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Two Police Officers Are Fired Over Facebook Post Saying Ocasio-Cortez 'Needs a Round'"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Bug That Forced Apple to Disable Walkie-Talkie App is Now Fixed"
  • "Report: Huawei Allegedly Built North Korea's 3G Network9"
  • "Microsoft Invests $1 Billion to Create a World-Saving AI"
  • "Save Big on Dell Laptops, Desktops"
  • "Asus ROG II Smartphone Has Some Insanely High-End Specs"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "Hack Reveals Russian Plan to Deanonymize Tor Traffic"
  • "These Human-Like 'Synths' Will Make You Do a Double Take"
  • "Report: Apple Watch Switching to MicroLED in 2020"
  • "Nintendo Facing Joy-Con 'Drifting' Class Action Lawsuit" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Trump meets with tech CEOs on Huawei"
  • "Trump agrees to prompt responses to license requests for Huawei sales"
  • "Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet take center stage on Wall Street"
  • "Britain delays decision on Huawei's role in 5G networks"
  • "FTC to announce $5 billion settlement with Facebook as early as this week: sources"
  • "Equifax to pay $700 million over 2017 data breach, compensate consumers"
  • "Factbox: Biggest U.S. data breach settlements before Equifax"
  • "Trump expected to drop in on White House tech meeting with Broadcom, Intel CEOs: sources"
  • "Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network: Washington Post"
  • "Trump: 'We will have to find out' about Huawei's relationship with North Korea"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Megaport ramps up revenue for FY19 but outgoings continue to outstrip"
  • "Orlando scraps Amazon Rekognition pilot program"
  • "AFP wants a system to collect social and political info to aid police operations"
  • "IBM given AU$95.5m to deliver initial design for Defence ERP program"
  • "Brazil readies digital ID launch"
  • "Telco complaints drop partially, reverses first quarter increase"
  • "Square launches robotic Photo Studio service for online sellers"
  • "Microsoft to pay $25m to DOJ and SEC in Hungary bribery and kickback case"

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