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TechNN Archive: Monday, May 13, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 now on 825 million devices: Microsoft has created a group called EPIC tasked with improving how smartphone users interact with Windows 10." ZDNet 6:49 AM
  • "Microsoft will spend $100M to open its first development center in Africa" GeekWire 3:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Will Spend $100 Million on African Development Center" ITPro Today 3:59 PM
  • "IBM Establishes 5 Blockchain Principles To Drive Enterprise Adoption And Benefit Society" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Memory Plans: No New NAND Capacity, Wants to Move 3D XPoint Production to China" AnandTech 8:14 AM
  • "Intel's chips may be down but they are not out" CRN UK 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU With 16 Cores Reportedly Spotted in Benchmark Database, DDR4-5000 RAM Support Tipped" Gadgets 360 8:46 AM
  • "AMD's next-gen Zen 2 CPUs will work on current AM4 boards" TweakTown 8:46 AM
  • "Michael Dell sets sights on creating efficient cloud infrastructure" Financial Express 8:43 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Rolls Out Latest Infrastructure Solutions" CRN 8:43 AM
  • "HP continues to partner with Amazon following the launch" Arabian Business 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle Accused of Systematic Wage Discrimination Against Women, Minorities" Law Firm Newswire 8:39 AM
  • "A Cisco Router Bug Has Massive Global Implications" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:51 PM
  • "Cisco Systems' Earnings Are Coming. Here's What to Watch." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:32 AM
  • "Thanks to 5G and Wi-Fi 6, Cisco Stock Remains A Buy Going Into Earnings" InvestorPlace 10:14 AM
  • "Cisco donates EUR 1 mln to Rome homeless charity" Telecompaper 8:37 AM
General Interest
  • "North Korean cyberspies deploy new malware that harvests Bluetooth data: StarCruft hackers deploy Bluetooth-harvesting malware in recent campaign." ZDNet 1:51 PM
  • "Facebook raises minimum wages for U.S. contract workers to $20/hour" Reuters 12:27 PM
  • "Lenovo's new ThinkBook laptop line is built for slimness and security" Engadget 11:20 AM
  • "Lenovo unveils a Windows-powered ThinkPad X1 tablet with a foldable OLED display" Neowin 7:07 PM
  • "Lenovo previews foldable PC: With a 13.3-inch screen that folds in half, Lenovo's upcoming laptop aims to bring more portability to PCs." ZDNet 7:08 PM
  • "Lenovo launches ThinkReality AR and VR headset for enterprises" Engadget 11:20 AM
  • "Android pioneer HTC stages retreat from China" BBC 10:52 AM
  • "Calls to break up Facebook get louder" Axios 10:50 AM
  • "Adobe intros Commerce Cloud integrations with Google, Amazon and PayPal" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "Walmart ditches e-commerce in Brazil: The company has shut down its online marketplace as part of a new plan around omnichannel." ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "One month ago, Foxconn said its innovation centers weren't empty — they still are" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Louis Vuitton and Royole put two web browsers on a handbag" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Foldable phone race heats up as Google enters the fold" The Next Web 7:25 AM
  • "Latest Android Q Beta Includes Car Crash Detection: It's unclear exactly how Google sees this feature working without making a mistake, but it could help save lives if they get it right. It's also going to be Pixel-exclusive." PC Magazine 6:52 AM
  • "TV networks emerge as obstacles on YouTube's hunt for ads" Reuters 6:51 AM
  • "How low prices could make for an antitrust case against Amazon: A theory of 'predatory pricing'" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Google Just Handed Amazon A Massive Advantage In Smart Home Tech" Forbes 7:15 AM
  • "Amazon is junking potentially millions of unsold goods, including TVs and toys, in a 'destruction' zone" Business Insider 7:25 AM
  • "Amazon offers employees $10K and 3 months' pay to start their own delivery businesses" TechCrunch 10:26 AM
  • "Amazon to employees: We'll pay you to quit and haul packages" Associated Press 7:16 AM
  • "Amazon rolling out package-packing machines that could automate warehouse jobs" GeekWire 11:20 AM
  • "Exclusive: Amazon rolls out machines that pack orders and replace jobs" Reuters 6:49 AM
  • "SIM hijacking ring which stole millions in cryptocurrency dismantled by feds" ZDNet 6:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD to Livestream Dr. Lisa Su Computex 2019 Keynote" GlobeNewswire 10:50 AM
  • "HP Expands Digital Textile Printing for Signage and Décor with New Super Wide Stitch S1000" HP 8:35 AM
  • "Oracle Again a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service: Report solidifies Oracle's leadership in execution and vision for enterprise customers" Oracle 8:35 AM
  • "Patches are coming tomorrow. Make sure Windows Update gets locked down." Computerworld 8:34 AM
  • "The Xbox One S with a disc drive costs $50 less than the disc-less model: Currently $207 at Walmart" The Verge 5:11 PM
  • "Facebook facing 20-year consent agreement after privacy lapses: source" Reuters 9:20 PM
  • "Feds Bust 'The Community' Hackers In $2.4 Million SIM Hijacking Scheme" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "FCC Commissioners Say the Agency Won't Tell Them About Phone Location Data Investigation: Ajit Pai's FCC cares more about the privacy of its investigation than the privacy of consumers, one says." Vice 12:35 PM
  • "How Lenovo plans to become the world's largest hyperscale infrastructure provider: On Monday, Lenovo outlined its ambitious plans to ramp up its relatively new data center business." ZDNet 8:09 PM
  • "Google Pixel 3a XL First Impressions" Thurrott 3:25 PM
  • "How to stop Google from keeping your voice recordings" The Verge 3:23 PM
  • "Hands On: Lenovo's ThinkBook Line Brings ThinkPad Features to Value-Minded SMBs" PC Magazine 12:57 PM
  • "The Lenovo ThinkCentre Nano M90N: When Small Is Beautiful" AnandTech 12:36 PM
  • "More Tariff's are Bound to Impact Tech In Multiple New Ways" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:50 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 3A XL Beats The Pixel 3 XL With Two Features" Forbes 10:28 AM
  • "Palicomp AMD Abyss gaming PC review" PC Gamer 8:47 AM
  • "Tip: Auto-Delete Web and App Activity from Google" Thurrott 8:16 AM
  • "LG G8 ThinQ review: Gimmicks with a capital 'G'" PCWorld 8:02 AM
  • "Use of facial recognition tech 'dangerously irresponsible'" BBC 7:15 AM
  • "How to choose the right portable SSD" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Java, PHP or .NET: Which programming languages will earn you the most?" ZDNet 6:48 AM
  • "ServiceNow acqui-hires mobile analytics startup Appsee" TechCrunch 10:26 AM
  • "India's Locus raises $22 million to expand its logistics management business" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Webscale raises $14 million to help ecommerce companies manage their cloud" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks suffer biggest one-day loss since Jan. 3 as U.S.-China tariff fight escalates: China editorial says country won't 'bow to any extreme pressure'" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Ends Sharply Lower; Trade War Escalation Slams Stocks: China's retaliatory tariffs spark biggest selloff on Wall Street since January." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Tumbles 617 Points As Stock Indexes Break Key Support: Stocks got slammed across the board as China upped the ante on the U.S.-China trade war by retaliating with a fresh round of tariffs." Investor's Business Daily 3:56 PM
  • "Dow dives over 600 points amid US-China trade tiff" FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks Post Their Worst Day in Months on Trade Anxiety: Dow drops more than 600 after China says it will raise tariffs on some U.S. imports" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asian stocks stumble as markets react to failed U.S.-China trade talks in Washington" Associated Press 8:31 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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