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TechNN Archive: Saturday, May 18, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprises Buys America's Most Storied Tech Company" 24/7 Wall St. 7:26 AM
  • "HP's Spectre x360 puts a premium on design and battery life - Video" CNET 7:41 AM
  • "AMD's Data Center Dominance Could Send the Stock Higher" Motley Fool 8:34 PM
  • "Jensen Huang interview — 'the foundations of gaming are just fine, just fantastic'" ["This week, Nvidia reported earnings and revenues that were down compared to a year ago."] VentureBeat 8:33 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. may scale back Huawei trade restrictions to help existing customers" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "US government to limit trade restrictions on Huawei to prevent disruptions" Telegraph 11:26 AM
  • "China Paper Says U.S. 'Fabricated' Forced Tech Transfer Claims: The U.S. 'purely fabricated' accusations that Chinese authorities had been forcing foreign companies to transfer technology, according the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party, saying it was an old argument to suppress the country's development." Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Trump's Huawei ban escalates the US-China trade war into a tech Cold War" Business Insider 5/17
  • "Trump's Huawei ban 'wins' one trade battle, but the US may lose the networking war" TechCrunch 5/17
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise to buy supercomputer maker Cray in $1.30 billion deal" Reuters 5/17
  • "HP Enterprise Nears Deal to Buy Supercomputer Pioneer Cray" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/17
  • "HPE is buying Cray for $1.3 billion" TechCrunch 5/17
  • "HP Enterprise acquires supercomputer maker Cray in the race to 'exascale' performance: HPE bought Cray for about $1.4 billion" The Verge 5/17
  • "HP Enterprise to Acquire Supercomputer Pioneer Cray" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/17
  • "HPE buys supercomputer company Cray for $1.3 billion" ZDNet 5/17
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Acquire Cray for $1.3 Billion" AnandTech 5/17
  • "HPE will acquire Seattle's Cray for $1.3 billion in merger of storied tech brands" GeekWire 5/17
  • "The CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise explains how its $1.3 billion acquisition of Cray fits into the master plan — and why it could give it a boost with government customers" Business Insider 5/17
  • "Microsoft, Sony partner on streaming games, chips and AI" Reuters 5/17
  • "'Intel' Suggests Semiconductors Ready To Byte The Bullet (Video)" Seeking Alpha 5/17
  • "Intel regains No.1 slot: Intel replaced Samsung as the number one semiconductor supplier in 4Q18 after losing the lead spot to Samsung in 2Q17." Electronics Weekly 5/17
  • "Intel budges Samsung out of its seat at the top of silicon-slinger league" The Register 5/17
  • "How AMD And Others Are Weakening Intel's Hold On X86" Seeking Alpha 5/17
  • "Is AMD getting ready to make a big mistake? AMD has been enjoying one success after another lately, across its entire range of silicon. But this could be about to change." ZDNet 5/17
  • "AMD Reiterates 7nm Roadmap: Navi, Matisse, & Rome to Launch in Q3" AnandTech 5/17
  • "Oracle AI's Eurovision horror show: How bad can it be? Yep. Badder" The Register 5/17
  • "What you need to know about migrating Oracle enterprise applications to the cloud" ITProPortal 5/17
  • "Good heavens, is it time to patch Cisco kit again? Prime Infrastructure root privileges hole plugged" The Register 5/17
  • "Beyond the PC: Lenovo's ambitious plan for the future of computing" ZDNet 5/17
General Interest
  • "Why some of the world's top cybersecurity hackers are being paid millions to use their powers for good" CNBC 8:20 PM
  • "This week in tech history: Google Assistant is born" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Gmail logs your purchase history, undermining Google's commitment to privacy" Digital Trends 9:50 AM
  • "Can More Affordable Pixel Resurrect Google's Smartphone Dream?" TechShout 8:22 PM
  • "Google is using Gmail to track your purchases" BetaNews 7:41 AM
  • "Google is shutting down the Jump VR platform in June" Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "AT&T defends location data sales in newly public letter: But the company says it's stopped doing so anyway" The Verge 5/17
  • "Sheryl Sandberg revealed a new argument to stop regulators from breaking up Facebook" Business Insider 5/17
  • "Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: Chinese tech companies are also powerful, and will not be broken up" CNBC 5/17
  • "LG developed its own AI chip to make its smart home products even smarter" TechCrunch 5/17
  • "An insider reveals how the nasty spyware used in the WhatsApp breach lets governments secretly access everything in your smartphone, from text messages to the microphone and cameras" Business Insider 5/17
  • "US telecoms and tech firms fear fallout from Huawei ban" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5/17
  • "Google is tracking your purchases through Gmail: Every time a store sends a confirmation to your Gmail account, Google adds it to your list of purchases." CNET 5/17
  • "Gmail's purchase history tool highlights just how much Google knows about you" The Verge 5/17
  • "Google backtracks on Works With Nest shuttering, offers a compromise" GearBrain 5/17
  • "Google Clarifies What's Happening to 'Works with Nest'" Thurrott 5/17
  • "Google's looming privacy changes could shake up ad retargeting — and advertisers are scrambling to find alternatives" [BI Prime] Business Insider 5/17
  • "Google, Facebook, Twitter rapped for not doing enough in EU fake news fight" Reuters 5/17
  • "Americans Show Bipartisan Support for Breaking Up Facebook" PC Magazine 5/17
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft and General Assembly launch partnership to close the global AI skills gap" Microsoft 5/17
Microsoft
  • "The Sams Report: Sony and Microsoft Could be Just the Beginning" Thurrott 5/17
  • "Minecraft Earth makes the whole real world your very own blocky realm" TechCrunch 5/17
  • "MInecraft Earth Wants To Be The Next PokéMon Go—But Bigger" Wired 5/17
  • "There's a new Minecraft game coming, and it's played entirely in augmented reality: You can build on your table, then deploy your build full-size on your street." Ars Technica 5/17
  • "Minecraft's latest sales figures prove it isn't going anywhere" SlashGear 5/17
  • "Microsoft sends partners hundreds of unwanted OPI: Other People's Invoices" The Register 5/17
Government/Law/Politics
  • "AT&T Faces Backlash Over Selling Customer Location Data But Claims It Acted Legally" HotHardware 8:20 PM
  • "At least 186 EU ISPs use deep-packet inspection to shape traffic, break net neutrality" ["Earlier this week, this group -- made up of 45 entities from 15 countries -- has sent an open letter to EU authorities expressing concerns about European ISPs breaking net neutrality rules, and local regulators ignoring their actions."] ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Man sentenced to over 18 months in prison after threatening to kill Ajit Pai: The man was arrested last June" The Verge 5/17
  • "Chinese billionaire Jack Ma: 'I worry about Europe' and its obsession with tech regulation" CNBC 5/17
  • "Facebook breakup would be solution of last resort: EU's Vestager" Reuters 5/17
  • "Huawei and suppliers make plans to face U.S. trade blacklist: Nikkei" Reuters 5/17
  • "Trump may stop Huawei in the US, but the underseas cable race continues" [BI Prime] Business Insider 5/17
  • "Democratic presidential candidates agree: Big Tech is too powerful" The Verge 5/17
  • "Italy's watchdog investigates Google for alleged antitrust abuse" Reuters 5/17
  • "American man accused in $9m net address theft" BBC 5/17
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Yes, there are security ramifications to serverless computing" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "You'll Never Guess What Sheryl Sandberg Thinks About This Whole 'Break Up Facebook' Thing" Gizmodo 8:34 PM
  • "We need to embrace AI's humanity to unlock its creative promise" VentureBeat 8:33 PM
  • "Jack Tretton interview — Why investing in indie game startups is hot again" VentureBeat 12:47 PM
  • "Tech destroys the walls between our personal and work lives—I'm fighting to rebuild them" Android Police 11:25 AM
  • "How to use Google Maps to help someone find you: Share your location in real time, and make meet-ups easier than ever" The Verge 9:53 AM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro vs. Galaxy S10e vs. iPhone XR: A selection of flagship killers/Can Apple or Samsung steal the OnePlus 7 Pro's flagship killer title?" Digital Trends 8:45 AM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro vs. Galaxy S10e: Which should you buy?" Android Central 8:09 AM
  • "Amazon Echo Show 6-month review: What I use the screen for" Business Insider 8:09 AM
  • "5 Best Keyboards for 2019 (Cheap, Gaming, Mechanical)" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Who's slowing down fast 5G? Forget America's opposition to Huawei. The real threat to 5G nirvana lies elsewhere. (Hint: Conspiracy theories are involved.)" Computerworld 7:30 AM
  • "Podcast: Lenovo Foldable PC, Samsung and Verizon 5G, Microsoft Minecraft Earth AR – Tech.pinions" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:26 AM
  • "Acer Swift 3 (2019) review: Looking for discrete graphics on the cheap? The Acer Swift 3 will do the trick" Digital Trends 5/17
  • "From Smart Home to Aware Home" ReadWrite 5/17
  • "Update Your Chromebook: Step-by-Step Instructions" LAPTOP Magazine 5/17
  • "Here's what a Huawei ban would mean for the company and the US" Business Insider 5/17
  • "How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping the Workforce" TechNewsWorld 5/17
  • "Protecting your computer against Intel's latest security flaw is easy, unless it isn't" The Verge 5/17
  • "Democrats and Republicans are freaked out by Chinese 5G technology — but are they just being paranoid?" Mashable 5/17
  • "Amazon's Deliveroo investment is a bad sign for Uber — shares of an Uber Eats rival are tanking" Business Insider 5/17
  • "Google Docs cheat sheet: Get up and running with Google's powerful online word processing app." Computerworld 5/17
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro review: Not a flagship killer, a flagship contender" PCWorld 5/17
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Exclusive: Banks to invest around $50 million in digital cash settlement project - sources" Reuters 5/17
  • "Health[at]Scale lands $16M Series A to bring machine learning to healthcare" TechCrunch 5/17
  • "Amazon invests in Deliveroo food courier" BBC 5/17
  • "Amazon Leads $575 Million Investment Into Food Delivery Startup Deliveroo" Forbes 5/17
  • "Deliveroo raises $575m in funding led by Amazon" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5/17
  • "Samsung to spend more than $14 billion in second phase of China chip plant: Xinhua" Reuters 5/17
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower as trade-related uncertainty overshadows strong data: China hints at hardball tactics on trade" MarketWatch 5/17
  • "Stocks fall in choppy session, despite trade progress" FOXBusiness 5/17
  • "Stocks Lose Steam, Close Lower for the Week: For Dow industrials, a fourth straight week of declines" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/17
  • "Stocks gain in Japan, but trade tensions weigh on Hong Kong, mainland China: Sony leaps on buyback news" MarketWatch 5/17



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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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