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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Inside Microsoft's vision for the future of Windows, Office, and work" The Verge 3:47 PM
  • "Piecing together Microsoft's 'people-centric' computing strategy: Microsoft's vision for how it can put people at the center of its future computing experiences pulls together everything from its coming Fluid Framework to more collaboration-friendly devices and furniture." ZDNet 9:37 PM
  • "Microsoft Brings Plug and Play to the Internet of Things" PC Magazine 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Cortana chief outlines the company's digital assistant vision" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Here's Microsoft's new plan to keep Cortana alive and differentiated" ZDNet 3:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Build 2019 Postmortem: Bring on the graph, but hold the glitz/It was hard to top last year's demonstration of the new Microsoft 365 experienced powered by the Microsoft Graph. The focus this year shifted to how the graph could break down application and device silos to make everyday applications more user-centric." ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft teases advanced speech tech, but it's not for everyone" Mashable 2:02 PM
  • "How Microsoft's Fluid Framework flows" VentureBeat 10:11 AM
  • "IBM to sell $20bn of bonds to fund Red Hat acquisition" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:07 PM
  • "Red Hat CEO: Merger with IBM already creating culture clashes" WRAL TechWire 10:56 AM
  • "Is IBM the Canary in the Martech Mega-Vendor Coal Mine?" CMSWire 10:56 AM
  • "IBM Brings Blockbuster Bond Deal as Market Defies Trade Drag" Bloomberg 8:34 AM
  • "IBM and Sustainable Shrimp Partnership Use Blockchain to Combat Food Fraud" Environmental Leader 10:56 AM
  • "Intel shares sink as executives give three-year outlook" Reuters 3:47 PM
  • "Intel's Mobileye to map huge amount of road data in collaboration with Britain's mapping agency" CNBC 8:34 AM
  • "Intel Is Opening 3 Project Athena Labs for Advanced Laptop Testing" PC Magazine 7:41 AM
  • "Intel Outlines Project Athena Open Labs To Optimize Future 5G Ultrabook Laptops" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Intel will open three Project Athena Open Labs to test next-gen laptops" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Intel explains Project Athena laptops, promises nine hours of battery life" Engadget 12:14 PM
  • "Intel will ramp up 10nm CPU production in June, 7nm in 2021: The first 10nm parts are for thin-and-light-laptops." Engadget 6:46 PM
  • "Intel to launch 7nm chip products in 2021" Reuters 3:04 PM
  • "Intel shares drop, three-year outlook seen lagging rivals" Reuters 9:40 PM
  • "AMD Navi GPUs: Everything We Know So Far" PC Magazine 10:58 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3rd Generation could be delayed until 2020" TechRadar UK 10:58 AM
  • "Lenovo adds AMD Ryzen Pro-powered laptops to its ThinkPad family" Ars Technica 10:58 AM
  • "Lenovo expands X, T series ThinkPad laptops with AMD CPUs" CNET 8:17 AM
  • "Understanding the Transformation of Dell Technologies" eWeek 10:54 AM
  • "HP's 'star witness' in Mike Lynch fraud trial describes 'uncomfortable' backdating of deals" Telegraph 10:53 AM
  • "Oracle steers GraalVM to the enterprise: GraalVM Enterprise brings performance and security extras to the shared runtime supporting JVM languages, JavaScript, and native code" Infoworld 6:44 PM
  • "Oracle closes China's R&D centre and axes nearly 1,000 employees: Report/Staff that were made redundant have gathered to protest the layoff plan, according to photos and video clips circulating on social media." ZDNet 9:36 PM
  • "Here's what Cisco did to rethink, reposition, reinvent its business model" The Economic Times 10:51 AM
  • "Cisco signs agreement to develop internet of things tech with major European utility" CNBC 8:34 AM
  • "Cisco boosts SD-WAN with multicloud-to-branch access system" Tech Central 10:51 AM
  • "Did Focus On Software Help Cisco Carry Its Q2 Momentum Into Q3?" Trefis 10:51 AM
  • "Critical flaw allows attackers to take over Cisco Elastic Services Controllers" Help Net Security 10:51 AM
  • "Cisco inspires young girls to pursue STEM education" Zawya 10:51 AM
  • "SAP makes its cloud data service, data management play with HANA" ZDNet 8:41 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook is loosening its ban on crypto ads as rumours swirl about its blockchain project" Business Insider 3:56 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Has a Wi-Fi Design Flaw" PC Magazine 11:08 AM
  • "A New Rule Would Allow Debt Collectors to DM and Text You With Reckless Abandon" Gizmodo 11:02 AM
  • "The rise of fear-based social media like Nextdoor, Citizen, and now Amazon's Neighbors: Why people are socializing more about crime even as it becomes rarer." Vox 9:06 AM
  • "Epson Debuts $500 Augmented Reality Moverio Smart Glasses Powered By Your Smartphone" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Epson's $500 smart glasses are literally powered by your phone" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "In 2019, Who's Not Online? 10 Percent of Americans Are Analogue" PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Google's Web Packaging standard arises as a new tool for privacy enthusiasts" ZDNet 3:47 PM
  • "Google is testing Mini-apps in Search and Google Assistant" VentureBeat 3:06 PM
  • "Experts Aren't Impressed With Google's New Privacy Tools" Associated Press 10:10 AM
  • "Google launches Portals, a new web page navigation system for Chrome" ZDNet 11:20 AM
  • "Google promises app developers more ad monetization options" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "Everything Google announced at I/O 2019" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "Google promises to give users more control of data" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Google just announced brand-new features coming to the next version of Android" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Google debuts privacy controls, principles at I/O event" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "Google plans new browser tools on privacy, ad transparency" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "Bigger than Windows, bigger than iOS: Google now has 2.5 billion active Android devices/Google has gained 1.5 billion extra Android users over the past four years." ZDNet 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD EPYC CPUs, AMD Radeon Instinct GPUs and ROCm Open Source Software to Power World's Fastest Supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory" AMD 8:31 AM
  • "Syniverse and IBM Complete Successful Blockchain Solution Pilot with Orange Group and MTS" IBM 8:30 AM
  • "Ordnance Survey and Mobileye Begin Trials to Map Britain's Roadside Infrastructure" Intel 8:30 AM
  • "Retailers Tap Oracle AI to Better Serve Customers: Notebook-based data science tools make it easier for retailers to turn their data into a powerful business asset" Oracle 8:30 AM
  • "A Look Back: PowerToys for Windows XP (Premium)" Thurrott 1:59 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to close the UWP, Win32 divide with 'Windows Apps'" ZDNet 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft AI will help make your writing more politically correct" Fast Company 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's Popular 90s Era PowerToys Utilities To Make A Triumphant Return To Windows 10" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft brings PowerToys back to let anyone improve Windows 10 for power users" The Verge 10:59 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Fluid Framework flows" VentureBeat 10:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge's Collections Could Get Me to Ditch Chrome" LAPTOP Magazine 8:43 AM
  • "Blame Canada! Zuckerberg subpoenaed to face Cambridge Anal. probe from Canucks: Parliament also wants a word with Sheryl Sandberg" The Register 4:46 PM
  • "Video game 'loot boxes' would be outlawed in many games under forthcoming federal bill" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2:01 PM
  • "Ajit Pai refuses to investigate Frontier's horrible telecom service: Long outages and bad customer service mar Frontier's government-funded network." Ars Technica 11:56 AM
  • "Mike Pompeo set to issue Huawei warning on UK visit" BBC 8:20 AM
  • "Tencent replaces hit mobile game PUBG with a Chinese government-friendly alternative" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "China replaces PUBG with patriotic game" BBC 8:20 AM
  • "3 Muslim Workers at Amazon File Federal Discrimination Complaint" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Amazon accused of failing pregnant workers" BBC 8:19 AM
  • "How to make a brochure on Google Docs for your company or cause" Business Insider 2:20 PM
  • "Dell Alienware Area-51m review: Unique, future-ready laptop with top-spec hardware, gorgeous display" The Economic Times 10:54 AM
  • "HP Tango X review: Can printers be sexy?" TechRadar UK 10:53 AM
  • "Americans are overconfident about cybersecurity" BetaNews 8:43 AM
  • "How Twitter Turned Its Ad Business Around" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:43 AM
  • "3 burning questions about Google's Pixel 3a" Computerworld 11:21 AM
  • "Pixel's not just for Verizon anymore. Google's phone competition can finally begin/Commentary: Extending beyond Verizon is good for Google's Pixel phones, and it's good for you, too." CNET 8:16 AM
  • "Google Duplex is boring now. And that's probably good/Commentary: The search giant turns down the creepy on its AI chatbot." CNET 7:56 AM
  • "The Dumb Truth About Google's Privacy Push" Gizmodo 2:02 PM
  • "Google's case for privacy is more convincing than Facebook's" The Next Web 8:35 AM
  • "Google's Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good/Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone. But we also protect your information." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Pearl raises $11 million to analyze dental scans with AI" VentureBeat 11:21 AM
  • "Copper, which develops CRM tools for G Suite, raises over $66 million" VentureBeat 11:18 AM
  • "ChowNow raises $21 million to help restaurants take online orders" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "HeyJobs, a 'talent acquisition' platform out of Berlin, raises $12M Series A" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "India's edtech startup CollegeDekho raises $8 million to connect students with colleges" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "Alibaba intensifies push into global ecommerce" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Chinese AI start-up Megvii raises $750 million ahead of planned HK IPO" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "Orange acquires SecureLink in European enterprise security push" ZDNet 7:39 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks reverse direction to close mostly lower as U.S.-China trade tensions simmer: S&P 500 and Nasdaq extend losses for a third straight day" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as White House Says China Wants to Make a Deal: Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as investors monitored developments in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks flat ahead of key US-China trade talks: Stocks closed largely flat on Wednesday after Wall Street worries that U.S.-China trade talks may fail were eased somewhat after White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the Chinese 'want to make a deal.'" FOXBusiness 4:01 PM
  • "Stocks End Day Mixed as Uncertainty Over Trade Talks Simmers: Stocks had moved slightly higher after Trump tweeted that China says it is 'coming to the U.S. to make a deal'" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asian markets track global equity losses on persistent trade-war fears: Nikkei drops 1.5%, China stocks fall over 1%" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "Europe markets struggle as trade fears grip investors" MarketWatch 8:49 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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