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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Warning: Windows 10 'Crypto' Vulnerability Outed By Google Researcher Before Microsoft Can Fix It" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "Google warns: This unpatched bug could 'quickly take down a Windows fleet'/Microsoft tried to patch the bug but fails to meet Google's 90-day deadline because of an issue it found in testing." ZDNet 7:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile's last gasps: Microsoft switches off support for second last version" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18917 to the Fast ring with WSL 2" Neowin 5:48 PM
  • "Intel fixes severe NUC firmware, web console vulnerabilities: Left unpatched, the bugs can lead to data leaks, service denial, and privilege escalation." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Intel to acquire Barefoot Networks" DigiTimes 7:58 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Intel Core i9-9900K | Spec Comparison" Digital Trends 3:03 PM
  • "AMD reveals new PC platform for gamers at E3 2019" DigiTimes 7:58 AM
  • "AMD explains their new 'Game Clock' GPU metric at E3 2019" GameCrate 12:47 PM
  • "AMD's latest Radeon drivers add support for Xbox Game Pass PC" Windows Central 12:46 PM
  • "IBM brings its Quantum computer program to 16 African universities" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Studio AutoAI automates enterprise AI model development" VentureBeat 7:52 AM
  • "Dell and Cisco extend VxBlock integration with new features" Network World 11:42 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Partners With Swami Vivekananda Rural Community College to Unveil Its First Skill India Lab in Puducherry" PTI 11:43 AM
  • "Cisco extends intent-based networking to the IoT edge" Help Net Security 11:36 AM
  • "Cisco offers cloud-based security for SD-WAN resources" Network World 11:36 AM
  • "Cisco announces software innovations with AI & machine learning" MoneyControl 11:36 AM
  • "Cisco addresses the security issues in its routers" IT PRO (UK) 11:42 AM
  • "Oracle launches Exadata X8 with automated indexing, performance improvements" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Oracle Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release" Zacks 11:33 AM
  • "Oracle, Labor Department Spar Over Private Lawyer Pay Bias Talks" Bloomberg Law 11:42 AM
General Interest
  • "Lenovo Reveals ThinkPad P73: A 17.3-Inch DTR Notebook with Dolby Vision" AnandTech 1:02 PM
  • "Popular Python is set to gobble up C and Java - Video" ZDNet 11:30 AM
  • "Ajit Pai: The greatest threat to the internet is Silicon Valley, not ISPs/'There's no transparency. There's no consumer protections.'" The Verge 11:27 AM
  • "YouTube channels from prominent white supremacists, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis are still on YouTube, a week after it announced new hate speech policies" Business Insider 11:20 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad P53: Core i9, 128 GB RAM, Quadro RTX 5000, OLED" AnandTech 10:06 AM
  • "Google Breaks Form, Confirms Pixel 4 Leaks With Official Stock Images" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "This is Google's Pixel 4: Google responds to leaks by posting an official image" The Verge 2:32 PM
  • "Google's login chief doesn't mind Apple's new sign-in button" The Verge 12:43 PM
  • "Google is ending integration between Google Photos and Drive because apparently it's too confusing" The Verge 12:43 PM
  • "Google Stadia in 4K might push you past your home-Internet data cap" Ars Technica 10:48 AM
  • "Google Pixel Buds update promises less lag w/ games & videos, other improvements" 9to5Google 9:13 AM
  • "A member of Google's disastrous AI council says the company needs to be treated like a 'world power'" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 could track hand gestures" Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Google is moving US-bound Nest production out of China, reports Bloomberg" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Vietnam ramps up pressure on Google's YouTube advertisers" Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "LG Elec's 5G phones in doubt as chip deal with Qualcomm set to expire" Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "Enemy of the Matebook: Huawei shuts up laptop shop. When is it back? Depends on America's Entity List" The Register 7:15 AM
  • "Facebook Worries Emails Could Show Zuckerberg Knew of Questionable Privacy Practices: Internal exchanges uncovered in response to FTC probe could cast doubt on founder's commitment to user privacy, people familiar with the matter say" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:01 PM
  • "Facebook shares drop sharply after unearthed emails reportedly show Mark Zuckerberg is aware of 'problematic privacy practices'" Business Insider 1:01 PM
  • "Facebook CEO may have known of questionable privacy practices: WSJ" Reuters 1:01 PM
  • "Facebook to open third London office with 100 new AI roles" VentureBeat 7:52 AM
  • "Facebook lets deepfake Zuckerberg video stay on Instagram" BBC 7:14 AM
  • "Huawei steers into self-driving cars" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Collaboration Simplifies Your Work Life and Gives an AI Boost to the Tens of Millions of People Who Use Jabber to Chat" Cisco 7:29 AM
  • "HP Opens New 150,000 Square Foot 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence" HP 7:29 AM
  • "IBM Adds Automation Capabilities to Watson Studio to Aid Data Scientists, Speed AI Development" PRNewswire 7:28 AM
  • "IBM Expands its Quantum Computing Program to Africa with Wits University: Partnership will accelerate quantum research and drive educational opportunities in quantum computing with the African Research Universities Alliance" PRNewswire 7:28 AM
  • "New Oracle Exadata Builds in Machine Learning Advances, Supercharges Performance, Improves Cost Effectiveness" Oracle 7:28 AM
Microsoft
  • "Minecraft Dungeons hands-on: A shameless Diablo clone—and better for it/E3: Proof that 'kid-friendly' dungeon crawling can still be creative, chaotic, fun." Ars Technica 6:42 PM
  • "Microsoft Says xCloud Game Streaming Won't Replace Powerful Consoles Like Project Scarlett" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "How to use emoji to name files and folders on Windows 10" BetaNews 11:24 AM
  • "Microsoft pokes about in Azure's innards, whips out new Service Fabric" The Register 7:15 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "White House says it will meet two-year deadline for Huawei ban for contractors" Reuters 8:56 PM
  • "Democratic commissioner questions FCC review of Sprint T-Mobile merger" Reuters 2:34 PM
  • "FCC wants to fix maps that now overstate broadband coverage" Associated Press 2:33 PM
  • "Patent guidelines put tech firms, carmakers on collision course" Reuters 12:48 PM
  • "LG Electronics and industry group support FTC's opposition to Qualcomm's motion to stay enforcement" Foss Patents 10:06 AM
  • "Qualcomm slides after LG and the FTC push back against its attempt to postpone an antitrust ruling" Business Insider 9:13 AM
  • "On DOJ's behalf, former Qualcomm lawyers file amicus brief in support of Qualcomm and point to paper co-authored by Qualcomm lobbyist: Ninth Circuit appeal of consumer class certification" Foss Patents 8:46 AM
  • "LaLiga fined $280k for soccer app's privacy violating spy mode" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "US states give T-Mobile/Sprint merger a frosty reception" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:09 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Sega Genesis Mini hands-on: The controller is faithfully clunky/Some of these games are still great, though." Engadget 5:30 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Killer Display, Great Performance And Value" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "How to transfer old Android apps into a new phone" The Verge 12:44 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro Review: Killer Display, Great Performance And Value" HotHardware 12:43 PM
  • "Dell Alienware Area-51m review: A gaming laptop or portable desktop?" MoneyControl 11:43 AM
  • "Antitrust exemption may not save news publishers" Axios 8:57 AM
  • "Why YouTube needs principles" Axios 7:52 AM
  • "The Next Big Privacy Hurdle? Teaching AI to Forget" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:15 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Germany raises 6.55 billion euros in epic 5G spectrum auction" Reuters 2:32 PM
  • "Simpo raises $4.5M Seed to help install software faster and more efficiently" TechCrunch 12:44 PM
  • "Stride raises $2.2M from JetBlue, NFX for its guided trips marketplace" TechCrunch 11:20 AM
  • "Immortals esports acquires OpTic Gaming owner Infinite Sports & Entertainment" VentureBeat 10:49 AM
  • "Vade raises $79 million to shield email inboxes from phishing attempts, malware, and spam" VentureBeat 8:57 AM
  • "Testim raises $10 million to bring its automated software testing to native mobile apps" VentureBeat 8:57 AM
  • "SignalFx raises $75 million to monitor cloud apps, services, and environments in real time" VentureBeat 8:57 AM
  • "BetterUp, a career and life coaching platform for employees, raises $103 million" VentureBeat 7:52 AM
  • "Apollo raises $22 million for GraphQL tools and services" VentureBeat 7:52 AM
  • "Adjust raises $227M to measure mobile ads and prevent fraud" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "India's Jumbotail raises $12.7 million to digitize convenience stores with its wholesale marketplace" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "Bux raises additional $12.5M as it gears up to launch 'zero-commission' investing app" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "Facebook to create 500 jobs in new London engineering center" Reuters 7:16 AM
  • "ProSieben signs cooperation with Facebook to share clips on video platform" Reuters 7:15 AM
  • "Berlin startup Adjust raises $227 million in bet on mobile ad growth" Reuters 7:02 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs first back-to-back loss in June as investors focus on U.S.-China trade: Facebook sinks 1.7% on reports Zuckerberg knew of data breaches" MarketWatch 3:52 PM
  • "Stocks lower on trade worries, interest rate concerns" FOXBusiness 3:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Lower, Extending Losses: U.S. stocks extended their losses Wednesday, a day after snapping a weeklong winning streak amid lingering trade tensions and questions over the direction of Federal Reserve policy." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Asian markets retreat; Hang Seng sinks amid Hong Kong protests: Nikkei about flat as investors look for direction" MarketWatch 8:50 AM
  • "Europe stocks stumble as weak oil price,s tarde worries weigh on investors: Axel Springer, Dassault Systemes, oil names active" MarketWatch 8:50 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 11:45 AM; no changes since 7:35 AM CST)
  • "IT Recruiting: Competing with the Googles and Amazons"
New York Times (Checked 11:45 AM CST; no changes since Monday)
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PC Magazine (Updated 11:45 AM CST)
  • "YouPorn's New App Is Like TikTok for Adult Videos"
  • "Election War Games: How I Tried to Undermine Democracy"
  • "Malicious iOS Apps Can Quietly Steal Data From the Clipboard"
  • "Deal Alert: Amazon Fire TV Stick Drops to $25"
  • "The Best Translation Apps for iPhone"
  • "Samsung Starts Mass Producing 16GB Memory Modules for Phones"
  • "Mozilla Just Made Firefox More Private and Secure for US Users"
  • "Report: First ARM Mac Launches in 2021"
  • "Amazon Opens Larger Go Grocery Store in Seattle"
Reuters (Updated 11:45 AM CST)
  • "Apple, J&J to study if Apple Watch app leads to lower stroke risk"
  • "Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump, his lawyer says"
  • "UK's financial watchdog flags data breach on website"
  • "Amazon expands physical footprint with bigger cashier-less grocery shop"
  • "Deere taps tractor-hailing tech in bid to break ground in Africa"
ZDNet (Updated 11:45 AM CST)
  • "CIO strategy: Become a transformational chief information officer"
  • "Best wireless noise-canceling headsets for business in 2020: Plantronics, Jabra, Logitech, and more"
  • "Jabil cuts outlook as coronavirus curbs manufacturing for tech giants, 5G ecosystem"
  • "How to get rid of bloatware and clean your Windows 10 Start menu (without crapware cleanup tools)"
  • "GitHub's transparency report: How and when it removes or block content"
  • "Seven hackers have now made a million dollars each from bug bounties, says HackerOne"
  • "APAC shoppers still buy in-store, but more seek hybrid commerce"
  • "You're using your favorite iPhone and iPad apps all wrong"


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