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TechNN Archive: Sunday, June 16, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella's 'karma' gaffe was 'one of the best things that ever happened for Microsoft,' says former board member who was on stage with him" GeekWire 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft warns Azure customers of Exim worm: Microsoft says Azure infrastructure stops the worm's self-spreading component, but VMs remain compromised." ZDNet 2:28 PM
  • "Xbox Project Scarlett Vs PlayStation 5, All We Know And Which Platform Will Dominate" HotHardware 4:47 PM
  • "This week in tech history: Microsoft shows us the Surface/The first models weren't total winners, but Microsoft's tablets have gotten better and better." Engadget 7:52 AM
  • "LG CNS, Microsoft to develop cloud-based business platform" The Korea Herald 7:34 AM
  • "Dell may introduce a touchscreen OLED display for the XPS 15 7590" Notebook Check 7:26 AM
  • "Intel launches project to help Israeli tech start-ups" Reuters 8:53 PM
  • "AMD X590 High-End Ryzen 3000 Chipset To Slot Above X570 With Key Upgrades" HotHardware 4:46 PM
  • "Call for tech industry sustainability: Tech sector should back UN Sustainable Development goals, says Graeme Muller" Computerworld New Zealand 8:53 PM
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai cautions against regulating big tech just 'for the sake of it': The DOJ and Federal Trade Commission are said to be dividing up responsibility for oversight of Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon to probe their market dominance." Financial Express 6/15
  • "Microsoft Becomes Best Performing Dow Stock Of 2019" 24/7 Wall St. 6/15
  • "Microsoft's All-Encompassing Vision For The Future Of Xbox" Forbes 6/15
  • "Microsoft may be working on a MacBook-like touch bar for its Surface Pen" MSPoweruser 6/15
  • "Microsoft Details Roadmap for Merging UWP and Win32 App-Experience" WinBuzzer 6/15
  • "IBM Haifa hosts live robot debate in worldwide first" Jerusalem Post 6/15
  • "What To Expect From Intel's Data Center Business In The Near Term?" Trefils 6/15
  • "AMD's Lisa Su and Other Change Agents on Our List of the World's Best CEOs" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/15
  • "Oracle revoked job offers for some people in the UK, blaming a hiring freeze. Yet it says it's both hiring and still restructuring." [BI Prime] Business Insider 6/15
  • "Cisco's New Americas Channel Chief On Driving Partner Predictability And Profitability" CRN 6/15
General Interest
  • "The final dispatch from E3 2019: A quick summary of all the news this week in Los Angeles." Engadget 5:23 PM
  • "Morse Code Helps Prove Google is Stealing Content from Genius.com" Thurrott 1:19 PM
  • "Google CEO says he wants to reach the next billion users, but has no plans to relaunch in China" CNN 7:29 AM
  • "VR and microscopy help scientists see 'inside' diseases: It can show details you wouldn't catch in 2D." Engadget 7:14 AM
  • "Ransomware cyber attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments." BBC 6/15
  • "Helping kids learn STEM and coding - Video" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Adobe And Researchers Develop AI That Sniffs Out Photoshopped Images And DeepFakes" HotHardware 6/15
  • "Amazon shuts down its social network that you forgot existed anyway" Mashable 6/15
  • "These 5 phones made our list of the best smartphones in the world, and they all cost $500 or less" Business Insider 6/15
Press Releases
  • "Experience The Exascale Era with AMD at ISC'19" GlobeNewswire 6/14
  • "Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Cisco to Host a Tech Talk on Cisco's Security Business" Cisco 6/14
  • "HP Indigo Digital Print Certified for Compostable Packaging" HP 6/14
Microsoft
  • "I Tried the New Xbox App for PC, and Yikes, It's Bad" LAPTOP Magazine 6/15
  • "Microsoft Edge could come to Linux" BetaNews 6/15
  • "Microsoft's Plans To Decouple Windows 10 From Shell Begin To Materialize" HotHardware 6/14
  • "Microsoft makes getting started with Java and VS Code easier" TechCrunch 6/14
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pen stylus could one day also be a Bluetooth earpiece" TechRadar UK 6/14
  • "PlayStation 5 vs. Project Scarlett – how the next-gen consoles are stacking up" The Sixth Axis 6/14
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Approval, Said to Be Near, Could Undercut Challenge by States" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/14
  • "Exclusive: Mexico blamed Walmart's size, access to rivals' data in blocking app deal" Reuters 6/14
  • "Government's Regulatory and Antitrust Hypocrisy" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/14
  • "Twitter removes Iranian-backed accounts" BBC 6/14
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "5G just part of technology's 'new Cold War frontline': As nations search for technology that 'confers a decisive strategic advantage' in controlling the 'global digital commons', the global political trends are reminiscent of the 1930s." ZDNet 8:33 PM
  • "Google Pixel 3a review: premium camera, plastic case" T3 7:12 PM
  • "Lenovo Yoga A940 review: It puts the Surface Studio to shame" Neowin 9:22 AM
  • "Could AI Enable The Idea Of 'Reverse Fact Checking'?" Forbes 6/15
  • "Google Photos Loses Drive Integration Soon, How To Manage Your Photo Library" HotHardware 6/15
  • "The hot new debate over the future of the smartphone" Axios 6/15
  • "Podcast: E3, AMD, Tech Industry Regulation, Google Pixel 4 Preview" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/15
  • "Why 'ambient computing' is just a marketing buzzword (for now)" Computerworld 6/15
  • "I Just Wanted to Buy Tickets to Mitski but the Bots Wouldn't Let Me" Gizmodo 6/14
  • "'Amazon's Choice' Does Not Necessarily Mean A Product Is Good" BuzzFeed News 6/14
  • "Vergecast: Recapping Code Conference and Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki's difficult week" The Verge 6/14
  • "The best 4K laptops: Need more pixels? These 4K laptops have the eye-popping visuals you crave" Digital Trends 6/14
  • "Nintendo is 'keeping a close eye' on Google Stadia and xCloud: here's why" TrustedReviews 6/14
  • "'YouTube recommendations are toxic,' says dev who worked on the algorithm" The Next Web 6/14
  • "Alienware m15 review: The power of OLED compels you" PCWorld 6/14
  • "Female Representation in Videogames Isn't Getting Any Better" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/14
  • "What Is Ray Tracing? The Latest Gaming Buzzword Explained" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/14
  • "Huawei's Android puzzle: Is Linux Sailfish now an option alongside its own OS?" ZDNet 6/14
  • "Explainer: Why is Huawei seeking $1 billion patent deal with Verizon?" Reuters 6/14
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "ThinkGeek.com to close, replaced as a section of GameStop" TechCrunch 6/14
  • "Bumble owner to spend $100 million on dating apps" Reuters 6/14
  • "Amazon hires Washington, DC official who participated in HQ2 talks" The Verge 6/14
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end slightly lower as tech shares slide; Chewy soars on debut: Major benchmarks post weekly gains" MarketWatch 6/14
  • "Dow Ends Lower in Narrow Trading Friday; Markets Shrug Off Global Tensions: Stocks retreat Friday over disappointment over Broadcom's revenue warning and uncertainty over trade talks and interest rates." TheStreet 6/14
  • "Dow Jones Holds Key Support As Stock Indexes Rise For The Week: Key stock indexes closed slightly underwater in the stock market today as Broadcom (AVGO) and other chips weighed. But the Dow Jones industrials and S&P 500 stayed above a key support line." Investor's Business Daily 6/14
  • "Stocks fall led by semiconductors, oil rises on Iran tensions: U.S. stocks ended the final trading day of the week modestly lower as traders weighed rising tensions with Iran and the ongoing trade battle with China." FOXBusiness 6/14
  • "Stocks Slip Amid Middle East Tensions: Dow and S&P fall Friday but end week slightly higher; gold hits 14-month high before paring back" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/14



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:35 AM CST)
  • "IT Recruiting: Competing with the Googles and Amazons"
New York Times (Checked 7:35 AM CST; no changes since Monday)
  • No new stories listed ...
PC Magazine (Updated 7:35 AM CST)
  • "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 7:35 AM CST)
  • "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 7:35 AM CST)
  • "Google programming language scorecard: How C, C++, Dart, Rust, Go rate for Fuchsia"
  • "McAfee acquires Light Point Security team to bring browser isolation tech to MVISION UCE"
  • "Google patches Chrome zero-day under active attacks"
  • "Nation's youngest engineers further Army drone ambitions"
  • "Linux now joins Android on Planet's little Cosmo Communicator computer-phone"
  • "Mozilla enables DOH by default for all Firefox users in the US"
  • "Grab raises $850M from Japanese investors to fuel financial services push"
  • "5G enterprise deployments: Optimism abounds as do security concerns"


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