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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, April 24, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is winning the techlash: The tech industry is feeling the pain of an unprecedented backlash over its business practices and broad impact on society, but original tech giant Microsoft has managed to stay mostly above the fray." Axios 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft tops $1 trillion as it predicts more cloud growth" Reuters 9:23 PM
  • "Microsoft 3Q19 revenue up 14% on the back of strong cloud and, uh, Windows? The PC market declined, but the Windows market did not." Ars Technica 7:46 PM
  • "Earnings Release FY19 Q3: Microsoft Cloud Strength Drives Third Quarter Results" Microsoft 3:21 PM
  • "Microsoft's commercial cloud revenue hits $38.4 billion run rate in Q3" ZDNet 3:35 PM
  • "Surface, Windows, and Xbox help drive Microsoft to strong Q3 earnings" The Verge 3:22 PM
  • "Microsoft bests Wall Street expectations, posting $30.6B in revenue, powered by cloud division" GeekWire 3:22 PM
  • "Microsoft profit, revenue beat estimates on cloud growth" Reuters 3:43 PM
  • "Windows 10 May 2019 Update thwarted by obscure tech known as 'external storage'" The Register 8:33 AM
  • "Intel's new 9th-gen laptop processors give birth to 'Musclebooks'" The Next Web 8:51 AM
  • "Intel launches latest-generation CPUs for mobile" DigiTimes 8:50 AM
  • "Get ready for 5GHz laptops as Intel unveils new 9th-gen Core H-series CPUs" ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "Samsung Preps $116 Billion Splurge on Chips to Take On Intel" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:20 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G APU Specifications Detailed – 12nm Zen+ Based 3200G Delidded and Destroyed By Leaker, Features Soldered IHS" WCCFTech 1:28 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Series Zen+ APUs May Include Overclocker-Friendly Soldered IHS" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "AMD's 50th anniversary may be honored with special Ryzen and Radeon VII parts" TechRadar UK 1:28 PM
  • "All the shiny AMD 50th anniversary GPUs, CPUs, and motherboards announced so far" PCGamesN 1:28 PM
  • "Topspin and Terabytes: IBM Ups Its Cloud Game at the Masters" InformationWeek 1:27 PM
  • "Japan's Fukui Bank migrates to IBM Cloud to enable operational transformation" Gigabit 1:26 PM
  • "IBM, FIT to Train Future Designers on AI" WWD [Subscription Required] 1:26 PM
  • "HP loses court battle with third-party print supplies firm: Vendor claimed Dutch manufacturer had infringed patent by selling cartridges compatible with its printers, but lost in court for a third time" Channelweb UK 1:23 PM
  • "HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Oceanā€bound Plastics" Waste360 1:24 PM
  • "Dell Technologies World 2019 Preview: 5 Big Things To Expect" CRN 1:25 PM
  • "Dell Confirms 2 Surprising Upgrades For New XPS 15 Laptops" Forbes 1:25 PM
  • "Dell-Backed VDOO Raises $32M To Boost IoT Device Security Platform" CRN 1:25 PM
  • "Dell, HPE, Huawei look for server deals as 5G investment grows" Telecomlead 1:25 PM
  • "Oracle Fights HPE's $18M Atty Fee Bid In Copyright Row" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 1:23 PM
  • "IT sales star wins $660k lawsuit against Oracle in Qatar – but can't collect, because the Oracle he sued suddenly vanished" The Register 1:22 PM
  • "Cisco: DNSpionage attack adds new tools, morphs tactics/Cisco's Talos security group says DNSpionage tools have been upgraded to be more stealthy" Network World 1:22 PM
  • "Software group SAP takes hit from restructuring but raises outlook" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
  • "SAP/cloud services: mist opportunity" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
General Interest
  • "Security flaw lets attackers recover private keys from Qualcomm chips" ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "Hacker Can Monitor Cars And Kill Their Engines After Breaking Into GPS Tracking Apps: 'I can absolutely make a big traffic problem all over the world,' the hacker said." Motherboard 2:31 PM
  • "A standard for storing big data? Apache Spark creators release open-source Delta Lake" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Facebook revenue jumps as U.S. privacy penalty looms" Reuters 3:43 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg has a podcast no one asked for" CNET 1:19 PM
  • "The Brave Browser Will Pay You to Surf the Web" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:18 PM
  • "WHO recommends one-hour maximum screen time per day for under-5s" Reuters 9:26 AM
  • "LG Electronics to suspend mobile phones production in South Korea this year: Yonhap" Reuters 9:21 AM
  • "Report: LG will suspend mobile phone production in South Korea" Android Authority 9:21 AM
  • "AT&T Plots New Ways To Gouge Customers With 5G Phone Plan Upcharges" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "AT&T misses revenue estimates as it bleeds pay-TV subscribers" Reuters 8:23 AM
  • "Five Eyes will not use Huawei in sensitive networks: senior U.S. official" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Huawei and 5G: Where tech comes from is less important than what is does, says GCHQ chief" ZDNet 8:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Reinvents Dye Sublimation Printing with the Launch of HP Stitch" HP 8:36 AM
  • "IBM to Develop an AI-Powered IoT Solution to Help Clients Manage and Monitor Aging Bridges, Tunnels, Highways and Railways" IBM 8:36 AM
  • "IBM and FIT Announce Collaboration to Help Build the Creative Fashion Workforce of the Future" IBM 8:36 AM
  • "Middle East's sustainability pioneer, Bee'ah, selects Johnson Controls and Microsoft for its office of the future" Microsoft 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft TechSpark initiative invests in UND to propel US drone industry innovation" Microsoft 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle Powers Full BIM Model Coordination for Design and Construction Teams" Oracle 3:33 PM
  • "University of California San Diego to Streamline Finance with Oracle ERP Cloud" Oracle 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update On PCs Using USB Or SD Storage" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "Microsoft knows password-expiration policies are useless: But it isn't doing away with them across the board, yet." Engadget 3:21 PM
  • "Windows 10's big May 2019 Update is blocked on PCs using USB storage" The Verge 2:27 PM
  • "How to enable Google Chrome's new dark mode on Windows 10" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Paint: Fans rejoice as art app saved 'for now'" BBC 8:33 AM
  • "Classic Windows program Microsoft Paint to remain part of Windows 10" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Facebook could be fined up to $5 billion by the FTC due to privacy violations" BGR 6:21 PM
  • "Facebook Expects to Be Fined Up to $5 Billion by F.T.C. Over Privacy Issues" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:36 PM
  • "Facebook takes $3B hit from FTC investigation in Q1" ZDNet 3:36 PM
  • "New Zealand and France to Seek Pact Blocking Extreme Online Content" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:33 AM
  • "In meeting with Twitter chief, Trump complains about lost followers" Ars Technica 2:33 PM
  • "Donald Trump meets Twitter's Jack Dorsey at White House" BBC 8:33 AM
  • "President Trump sits down with Twitter boss for crunch talks: Why am I losing followers?" The Register 8:32 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reportedly explained to Trump that his follower count might fall as the company deletes spam accounts and bots" Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Britain to allow Huawei restricted access to 5G network" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Congress sends letter to Google for details on Sensorvault location tracking database" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Revisiting the Google Pixel 3 XL" Thurrott 11:02 AM
  • "Putting Down Your Phone May Help You Live Longer: By raising levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol, our phone time may also be threatening our long-term health." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:22 AM
  • "Hands-on: OPPO's Reno pizza-slice selfie camera is slow, but delicious" The Next Web 9:22 AM
  • "Hands On with the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom: 6.6-inch OLED with No Notch and Popup Selfie Camera" AnandTech 9:21 AM
  • "Twitter makes it easier to report election tweets that deliberately mislead people" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold: A Pragmatic Take" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:08 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold: What went wrong? At this stage, it looks like the answer to the question 'what went wrong with the Galaxy Fold?' is that Samsung dropped the ball in spectacular fashion and was left scrabbling for a response when things went bad." ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly failed due to 7mm screen bezel gap" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "iFixit's Galaxy Fold teardown reveals its biggest design flaw" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold Teardown" iFixit 8:35 AM
  • "Sliding Backward on Tech? There Are Benefits" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:32 AM
  • "Macquarie/smartphones: digital dumpster dive" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
  • " raises $17M to equip online retailers with AI smarts" TechCrunch 1:21 PM
  • "SoftBank to invest $1B into German digital payments provider Wirecard in new fintech partnership" TechCrunch 9:10 AM
  • "Embrace raises $4.5M for its mobile application performance management platform" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "Selina raises $100M at an $850M valuation for its network of living spaces for digital nomads" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "Vdoo raises $32 million to secure IoT devices" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "VDOO secures $32M for a platform that uses AI to detect and fix vulnerabilities on IoT devices" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "AV8 Ventures launches with $170M to invest in digital health, mobility and enterprise tech" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "MongoDB is acquiring the startup that powers mobile apps from Starbucks, Netflix, and McDonald's for $39 million" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Verizon is following its rivals' lead with its first free content offer: Verizon announced a partnership with Google to provide its customers with access to Google's video streaming TV service, YouTube TV." Business Insider 8:30 AM
  • "Israel security firm VDOO raises $32 million, brings total to $45 million" Reuters 8:29 AM
  • "Samsung plans $116 billion investment in non-memory chips to challenge TSMC, Qualcomm" Reuters 8:24 AM
  • "Samsung plans $115bn boost for logic chip business" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
  • "Japan's SoftBank to invest €900m in Wirecard" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:18 AM
  • "SAP welcomes Elliott's $1.3 billion investment; shares hit high" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Verizon partners on smallest mixed reality glasses for 5G" ZDNet 8:05 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower as earnings paint mixed picture of corporate sector: Boeing falls short of targets, suspends share buybacks" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "US stocks close down after record-setting gains" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Lower a Day After Hitting Records: S&P 500 had registered first record close of 2019 Tuesday" [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian markets slip amid concerns over China stimulus pace: Aussie stocks rally after benign inflation data" MarketWatch 9:03 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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