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TechNN Archive: Monday, June 10, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft adds some no-code AI and blockchain tools to its Power Platform" GeekWire 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft debuts new AI capabilities in Power BI, makes PowerApps portals generally available" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Power BI platform update aims to put AI in reach of business users" TechCrunch 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Project Scarlett, its powerful next-gen Xbox console with 8K graphics coming in 2020" BetaNews 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's next Xbox is coming in 2020 with 8K graphics and SSD storage" The Next Web 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft is suspiciously silent about xCloud game streaming" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft outlines new features for its Wave 2 Dynamics 365 CRM and ERP refresh: Microsoft is readying 'hundreds' of new features for Dynamics 365 and its Power Platform, which it will deliver between October 2019 and March 2020 as part of its 'Wave 2' roll-out." ZDNet 2:36 PM
  • "AMD Partners With Microsoft For Project Scarlett" Benzinga 8:36 AM
  • "AMD's stock powers up toward 13-year high, as Microsoft's new Xbox provides a boost" MarketWatch 11:30 AM
  • "AMD is nearing its best level in 13 years after Microsoft says it'll use its chips in the next Xbox" Business Insider 9:28 AM
  • "AMD tells all about its $449 Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU: It's the company's first next-generation 'RDNA' video card." Engadget 6:45 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT And RX 5700 Bring 7nm PCIe 4.0 Gaming Muscle To Enthusiasts" HotHardware 9:04 PM
  • "Watch AMD's E3 2019 event here: More on AMD's Navi GPUs at the Next Horizon Gaming event." Engadget 6:46 PM
  • "AMD's New GPUs and CPUs Keep the Pressure on the Intel and Nvidia Competition" Gizmodo 7:49 PM
  • "AMD's $749 Ryzen 9 3950X is the 'world's first' 16-core gaming CPU: Intel's top gaming CPU stops at a mere eight cores." Engadget 7:50 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X leak points to imminent reveal of 16-core gaming CPU" TechRadar UK 8:36 AM
  • "AMD Garners Academic Credentials With New Supercomputer Wins" The Next Platform 8:36 AM
  • "AMD Should Benefit From E3 Announcements Even If Expected - Wells Fargo" StreetInsider 8:36 AM
  • "IBM Lays Off 1,700 Employees as Part of Restructuring Plan" Zacks 8:34 AM
  • "IBM raising axe for 'significant workforce balancing in Europe', says staffer rep council" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Supreme Court Will Hear Intel Bid to Limit Retirement-Plan Suits" Bloomberg 9:29 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake Xeon W-3200 Launched: Server Socket, 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes" AnandTech 8:23 AM
  • "Intel challenges AMD's Ryzen 3000 CPUs to take the Core i9-9900K's real-world gaming crown" PCWorld 10:51 AM
  • "Intel makes its Unite collaboration software available as a cloud service" ZDNet 11:30 AM
  • "Former HP boss Whitman says 'not protecting herself' in Autonomy fraud allegation" ChannelAsia 8:34 AM
  • "Ex-HP CFO Expected to Be Fired for Objecting to Autonomy Deal" Bloomberg 10:19 AM
  • "Dell EMC to Help Air Force Manage Instrumentation Systems Under $74M IDIQ" GovConWire 8:31 AM
  • "Dell is India's most trusted brand in 2019, Amazon most trusted Internet brand" The News Minute 8:31 AM
  • "Dell India launches the world's smallest 14-inch 2-In-1 laptop for business" CRN India 8:32 AM
  • "Dell EMC, Cisco bolster VxBlock partnership" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Cisco embeds more AI, machine learning across the network" ZDNet 1:44 PM
  • "Cisco Live 2019: CEO Chuck Robbins pushes multi-cloud connectivity" ZDNet 2:36 PM
  • "What to expect from Cisco Live 2019" IT PRO (UK) 8:31 AM
  • "Oracle Targets Compliance In Retail Supply Chain Solution" PYMNTS 8:32 AM
  • "How AWS Ground Station is breaking its giant leap for satellite links into small steps" GeekWire 10:20 AM
  • "The Problem with Quantum Computers: It's called decoherence—but while a breakthrough solution seems years away, there are ways of getting around it" Scientific American 10:42 AM
General Interest
  • "Gmail's 'dynamic email' will be available to everyone July 2nd." Engadget 2:36 PM
  • "The Company Behind Maker Faire and Make: Magazine Has Shut Down" Gizmodo 9:11 AM
  • "Smartphone survives the ultimate drop test from an astonishing 103,000 feet" Digital Trends 9:07 AM
  • "Programming languages: Python predicted to overtake C and Java in next 4 years" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "YouTube's cesspool of anger and hate faces growing scrutiny" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Gaming doesn't make you fat, says new study" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "AI deepfakes are now as simple as typing whatever you want your subject to say: A scarily simple way to create fake videos and misinformation" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Google's former engineering boss outlined 4 'radical' steps for keeping AI bias in check" [BI Prime] Business Insider 9:11 AM
  • "Google Stadia Game Streaming Service To Offer Publisher Subscriptions" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Google Stadia will let publishers offer their own gaming subscriptions" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Google Maps is testing a new safety feature for taxi passengers" The Verge 11:07 AM
  • "Google Assistant now offers navigation help in Waze" Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Mozilla will reportedly launch a paid version of Firefox this fall" The Next Web 8:09 AM
  • "Exclusive: Some big tech firms cut employees' access to Huawei, muddying 5G rollout" Reuters 7:59 AM
  • "Huawei suspends notebook deliveries and development" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:07 AM
  • "Why a ban on Huawei is being ignored by some of the oldest U.S. allies in Asia" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
  • "Goggles 'give back' sight to Maisy so she can read again" BBC 7:58 AM
  • "'Homework gap' shows millions of students lack home internet" Associated Press 7:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "Xbox showcases 60 anticipated games, including 34 to premiere in Xbox Game Pass" Microsoft 8:37 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Launches a Simplified Look for Teams for Education" Thurrott 1:44 PM
  • "Zombie Flaw Hits Microsoft Office Users: Protect Yourself Now" LAPTOP Magazine 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft throws lifeline to .NET orphans in the brave new Core world" The Register 12:04 PM
  • "Keanu Reeves made a surprise appearance at Microsoft's big Xbox keynote, and everyone went wild" Business Insider 10:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Bringing Back Flight Simulator in 2020" Thurrott 8:42 AM
  • "From a new Xbox to the next 'Halo' game, here's everything that Xbox announced during the biggest gaming event of the year" Business Insider 8:28 AM
  • "What's up at Microsoft this week? Windows 10 builds of course, Skype screen sharing... zzzzz... New Flight Simulator?!" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Save yourself a headache: Make sure Windows automatic update is off" Computerworld 7:59 AM
  • "Hands-On with the New Xbox App for Windows 10" Thurrott 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's E3 Presentation On The Next-Gen Xbox Left A Lot To Be Desired" Forbes 7:50 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "G20 to progress digital tax plans targeting tech giants: Report/According to Reuters, the group of 20 finance leaders have agreed to draft plans to close international loopholes used by tech giants to reduce their tax bills." ZDNet 8:58 PM
  • "Comcast's fight against racial-bias lawsuit is taken up by Supreme Court" Ars Technica 1:52 PM
  • "Trump says tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon discriminate against him and colluded with Democrats during his election run" Business Insider 12:12 PM
  • "Donald Trump on tech antitrust: 'There's something going on'" The Verge 11:07 AM
  • "Trump drops the biggest hint yet that he's coming after the big tech 'monopoly' with potential billion-dollar fines" Business Insider 10:40 AM
  • "President Trump compliments 'geniuses in Silicon Valley' but claims tech titans 'discriminate against me' in same interview" GeekWire 10:19 AM
  • "Supreme Court to hear Comcast appeal in racial bias suit" Reuters 9:09 AM
  • "Kim Dotcom fights US extradition in New Zealand's top court" Associated Press 7:58 AM
  • "Eight years later, the case against the Mariposa malware gang moves forward in the US: Feds put stronger case forward against Mariposa creator and Darkode forum founder." ZDNet 7:43 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to cope with email overload" BBC 8:36 PM
  • "Here are all the small changes in Android Q Beta 4" Android Police 3:34 PM
  • "The End of Ownership? (Premium)" Thurrott 2:52 PM
  • "New Yorkers: Call Your Legislators Now if You Want Right to Repair" iFixit 11:37 AM
  • "New Commander Keen Android game is coming, but one of Keen's original creators is skeptical" Android Authority 11:07 AM
  • "Wi-Fi past, present and future" BetaNews 10:20 AM
  • "Sick of Social Media Breaches? Ready to Pay for Privacy Help? Here's What to Look for in Social Monitoring Products" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:43 AM
  • "The Splinternet is here and your company needs to be ready" The Next Web 8:08 AM
  • "The case for not regulating Big Tech" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "44 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient" Computerworld 7:58 AM
  • "Can AI help elections?" [Video Report] ZDNet 7:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Billionaire Tej Kohli pumps $100m into AI and machine learning companies" Telegraph 10:40 AM
  • "Innoviz raises $38 million for lidar and perception software" VentureBeat 10:21 AM
  • "Privitar raises $40 million to help companies protect sensitive data" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Spacemaker scores $25M Series A to let property developers use AI" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Student loan refinancing startup Splash Financial raises $4.3 million" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Vectra raises $100 million to protect cloud environments with AI" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Vectra lands $100M Series E investment for AI-driven network security" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "Seattle will become Salesforce HQ2 via $15.7B Tableau deal, as Benioff gushes about talent pool" GeekWire 10:20 AM
  • "Salesforce is acquiring data-visualization company Tableau in a mega $15.7 billion deal" Business Insider 8:01 AM
  • "Salesforce to buy data analytics firm Tableau in $15.7bn deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Salesforce acquires Tableau Software in $15.7 billion deal" ZDNet 7:44 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs 6-day winning streak as U.S.-Mexico trade tensions recede: Tech-heavy Nasdaq outperforms broader market" MarketWatch 3:55 PM
  • "Stocks End Up on Mexico Tariff Relief, Mega-Mergers: Stocks ended up Monday following President Trump's 'indefinite' suspension of tariffs planned on goods imported from Mexico and on big mergers in the defense and tech sectors." TheStreet 3:55 PM
  • "US stocks up as Trump withdraws threat of Mexico tariffs" FOXBusiness 3:55 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb on Mexico Deal: U.S. stocks rose Monday, buoyed by relief over the White House's decision to drop a threat to hit Mexico with tariffs on billions of dollars of goods." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Asian markets rally on encouraging trade developments: Nikkei jumps 1%, Chinese stocks rally on trade data" MarketWatch 8:48 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 11:25 AM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "Tech Skills and Business Skills: Find a Balance"
  • "Looking at Clouds from Both Sides Now"
  • "How to Make the Leap to DevOps"
New York Times (Checked 11:25 AM CDT; no changes since Sunday)
  • "In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata"
PC Magazine (Updated 11:25 AM CDT)
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "Steam to End Support for Ubuntu"
  • "Fortnite Drops Support for Very Old Graphics Cards"
  • "Want to Lower Your Phone Bill to $15 a Month? Try Mint Mobile"
  • "Walmart Is Using AI to Prevent Checkout Theft"
  • "Good News, Camera Makers: Gen Z Isn't Killing Your Industry"
  • "Raspberry Pi 4 Launches for $35"
Reuters (Updated 11:25 AM CDT)
  • "Dutch emergency services hit by major telecoms outage"
  • "Bitcoin tests 15-month highs after 10% weekend jump"
  • "Huawei: 'No doubt' that we will meet German 5G security standards"
  • "Google to spend further 1 billion euros to build Dutch data centers"
  • "Car trash to cash: U.S. firm aims to power European stadiums with old car batteries"
  • "Logistics unit of JD raises 1.5 billion yuan investment fund"
  • "China's iQiyi looks abroad after hitting 100 million paying subscribers"
  • "Bogus Brexit murder plot and other lies planted online by Russian accounts: study"
ZDNet (Updated 11:25 AM CDT)
  • "Get your iPhone ready for iOS 13 public beta"
  • "Connected cruising: Remote work options when you just can't stay away"
  • "How to build a better (digital) mousetrap"
  • "Guardrails for the future of tech"
  • "Samsung adds a home security camera, light bulb, and Wi-Fi plug to SmartThings lineup"
  • "Microsoft: We're fighting Windows malware spread via Excel in email with bad macro"
  • "Could a Raspberry Pi be your next desktop PC?"
  • "Big bad Libra: Do we really need (or want) Facebook to reinvent money?"


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