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TechNN Archive: Thursday, June 6, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Oracle team up on cloud services in jab at Amazon: Link Azure, Oracle Cloud" Computerworld 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft and Oracle join forces to offer inter-cloud connectivity: Pair will provide direct connections between their clouds, enabling workloads to use services across Oracle and Azure public clouds" ComputerWeekly 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft and Oracle partner on cloud: Two tech giants team up to offer a 'best-of-both-clouds' experience." ITProPortal 7:17 AM
  • "Windows users must patch PCs against BlueKeep, NSA warns" TechRadar UK 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft quietly yanks 'largest' facial recognition database offline: Follows report linking it to Chinese firm's behind repressive surveillance" The Inquirer 8:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 will soon let you choose exact Windows update download speeds: The 20H1 version of Windows 10 will let users set how fast Windows updates are downloaded in Mbps." ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 20H1 builds have a couple of hidden improvements" Neowin 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Narrator and some hidden improvements" VentureBeat 7:14 AM
  • "ARM64 Version of Chromium-based Microsoft Edge Leaks" Thurrott 7:01 PM
  • "AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen has sent shock waves through the motherboard market" bit-tech 7:12 AM
  • "HPE's Spaceborne supercomputer returns to terra firma after 615 days on the ISS/HP customers: If your spinoff can put a computer into space, why can't I have my Reverb?" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Enterprise under attack: Dark web cyber criminals sell hacking tools aimed at business/Dark web listings of malware aimed at companies are on the rise." ZDNet 7:22 AM
  • "Huawei agrees to develop 5G in Russia: It'll work on next generation cellular networks with telecom MTS." CNET 7:57 AM
  • "But of course the US and China's trade war is making those godDRAM oversupply issues worse: When Huawei sneezes, memory makers get a cold" The Register 10:05 AM
General Interest
  • "A botnet is brute-forcing over 1.5 million RDP servers all over the world" ZDNet 9:22 PM
  • "Baldur's Gate III is finally official, coming to PC and Stadia: KYLE ORLAND - 6/6/2019, 3:00 PM" Ars Technica 6:41 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos' keynote talk interrupted by animal rights protester: The woman was quickly ushered offstage." CNET 5:06 PM
  • "AT&T declares itself 'world leader' in 5G despite 0 consumer devices" VentureBeat 1:31 PM
  • "How to follow every keynote at E3 2019: News from Xbox, Nintendo, and more" The Verge 1:26 PM
  • "Google has temporarily paused Android Q beta updates after some Pixels bootlooped: Oops" The Verge 11:12 AM
  • "Facebook's cryptocurrency could make official debut this month: We'll call it Zucker-bucks for the time being" The Inquirer 10:04 AM
  • "HTC releases Vive Pro Eye in North America for $1,599" VentureBeat 9:44 AM
  • "The Quake II RTX demo is available as a free download now: A fresh serving of ray-traced nostalgia" The Verge 9:05 AM
  • "Virgin Orbit seeks to launch satellites from the UK by 2020" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "AWS goes lives with Windows containers... but contain yourselves: It's going to be niche/Too many caveats to make this a slick option in most cases" The Register 9:12 AM
  • "Amazon's StyleSnap is an AI-tool to help you look chic, darling: AI is so on trend right now" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "Google's more useful SOS alerts will navigate you away from danger: Better visualizations for hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods" The Verge 7:09 AM
  • "Google Maps will navigate you away from crises: You'll also get visual details for natural disasters." Engadget 7:04 AM
  • "This week's dead Google product is Google Trips, may it rest in peace: Frequent travelers will need to look elsewhere for a trip info app." Ars Technica 7:13 AM
  • "Google Trips app heads into the sunset: The Android travel-planning app is scheduled to check out in August." CNET 7:10 AM
  • "Epson launches Moverio Assist, targets remote assistance for SMBs, enterprises: Moverio Assist is designed for multiple industries and companies including small- to mid-sized businesses that use on-site field personnel for tasks such as inspections, repairs and maintenance." ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 release date, price and specs: 'Basic' model tipped to feature $1,100 price tag/Leak also points to an 'almost invisible' punch-hole cutout" The Inquirer 7:04 AM
  • "Huge leak gives us our first look at Samsung's redesigned Galaxy Note 10" BGR 7:12 AM
  • "Huawei Delivers EMUI 9 to Older Handsets" Thurrott 7:02 AM
  • "Pixel 4 and 4 XL rumors: Release date, leak details, design, specs and more/Keep tabs on the rumors about Google's upcoming flagship phones." CNET 7:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "Identity & Access Management Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018 - 2028" PRNewswire 7:02 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Edge for Mac Comes to the Dev Channel" Thurrott 7:00 AM
  • "Xbox Will Reportedly Adopt Discord-Like Gamertags" Thurrott 7:02 AM
  • "'Socially Inept,' a comedy startup founded by Microsoft employees, roasts tech bros" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. FCC makes it easier for phone companies to block 'robocalls'" Reuters 11:32 AM
  • "The e-mpire strikes back: Google appeals that $1.7bn EU fine for choking web ad rivals/Lmao, we're not paying that chump change, says ad slinger" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Google appeals €1.49b EU antitrust fine for 'illegal' ad contracts: The European Commission said it will defend its decision in court." ZDNet 7:04 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Watch the Palm Pre reveal, which is still one of the best tech keynotes ever: Happy 10th birthday to my favorite plastic pebble" The Verge 2:32 PM
  • "SuperData: Millennials spend average of $112 a month on gaming content" VentureBeat 8:25 AM
  • "MSI GS65 Stealth Thin Review: This thin gaming laptop features 9th-gen Core and GTX 1660 Ti/Can MSI's beloved GS65 Stealth Thin 9SD still stand out in a crowd of 'me-too' thin gaming laptops?" PCWorld Australia 7:12 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion" TechCrunch 9:06 AM
  • "Amazon, reeling from recent regulatory hurdles, pumps $404M into its India business" TechCrunch 9:06 AM
  • "WorkRamp raises $8 million to simplify employee onboarding" VentureBeat 7:58 AM
  • "Zyper, the marketing platform that connects brands with their 'superfans', raises $6.5M Series A" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
  • "Synapse raises $33 million to build APIs for financial services" VentureBeat 7:43 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs longest win streak since March amid report of delayed Mexican tariffs: ECB to keep rates unchanged until at least the first half of 2020" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher on Report of Possible Delay in Mexico Tariffs: Stocks saw a late jump Thursday afternoon following a report that the Trump Administration may postpone tariffs on Mexican goods." TheStreet 4:14 PM
  • "Dow surges late day on Mexican tariff delay reports" FOXBusiness 4:14 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Gains on Dovish Central-Bank Signals: Dow and S&P 500 add to this week's rally" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:15 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as traders weigh trade tensions vs. hopes of Fed rate cut: Nikkei rises, but stocks in mainland China retreat" MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "London markets higher as eyes turn to European Central Bank" MarketWatch 7:25 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:20 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics"
  • "How to Create a Performance-Focused Culture"
New York Times (Updated 7:20 AM CDT)
  • "This Week in Business: E-Cigarettes Take a Hit, and Gig Workers Get Good News"
  • "Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:20 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Why Doesn't the Apple Watch Series 5 Track Sleep?"
Reuters (Updated 7:20 AM CDT)
  • "Apple TV+ premieres with star-studded period drama 'Dickinson' at Tribeca Festival"
  • "Global regulators to question Facebook's Libra amid EU concerns: paper"
ZDNet (Checked 7:20 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Hybrid heats up as a semi-cloud approach to data security and business continuity"


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