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TechNN Archive: Saturday, June 29, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Analysis: Microsoft's missteps decades ago offer antitrust lessons for tech's Big Four" Chicago Daily Herald 9:07 AM
  • "Another patent teases some kind of foldable device coming from Microsoft" TechRadar UK 9:07 AM
  • "SaaS spending hits $100bn annual run rate, Microsoft leads: Led by Microsoft and Salesforce, the enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) revenue passed the $100 billion run rate this quarter, a new report has said, adding that the SaaS market continues to grow at almost 30 per cent per year." The Statesman 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft explains the lack of Registry backups in Windows 10" gHacks 6:04 PM
  • "Windows 10 Users Are Doing Their Best To Avoid The May Update" Forbes 2:55 PM
  • "No, AMD Did Not Sell The Keys To The x86 Kingdom – Here's How The Chinese Joint Venture Works" WCCFTech 9:04 AM
  • "Overclocked AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Breaks Its Own World Record" eTeknix 9:05 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, Radeon RX 5700 & NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GPU Benchmarks Leaked in Final Fantasy XV" WCCFTech 9:05 AM
  • "AMD Denies Report That It Improperly Shared Sensitive Processor Tech With China" Gizmodo 8:39 PM
  • "Egypt, IBM ink deal to set up IT school" MENAFN 9:05 AM
  • "Trump declares China trade truce: President Trump at the G-20 summit today said he'll allow U.S. companies to sell to Chinese tech giant Huawei and won't put new tariffs on China for the 'time being.'" Axios 7:53 AM
  • "President Trump lifts US ban on Huawei at G20 summit: In typical Art of the Deal fashion, Donald Trump has reportedly discussed the US Huawei ban with the president of China and has decided to change his mind and allow US companies to sell goods to Huawei once again." ZDNet 10:21 AM
  • "What's Worth $34B? IBM Gets OK in Europe for Acquisition of Red Hat" Xconomy 6/28
  • "Indiana Court: IBM Owes State More Than $70M in Automation Dispute" Insurance Journal 6/28
  • "IBM Esports and Interxion Talk Lessons from Cloud Gaming Tech" InformationWeek 6/28
  • "IBM and Trifacta collaborate on new data prep tool for AI models" SiliconANGLE 6/28
  • "IBM wafts stat minimum redundo terms under noses of Global Tech Services staff" The Register 6/28
  • "Meg Whitman was 'out of her depth' at HP, says Mike Lynch" Financial Times 6/28
  • "Dell makes good on $20bn R&D investment" IT Web 6/28
  • "How Dell CIO Team Is Driving The Digital Transformation" Express Computer 6/28
  • "Dell to roll out more solar labs in KZN" IT Web 6/28
  • "Mysterious Cortana App Could Signal Big Changes for Windows" LAPTOP Magazine 6/28
  • "Microsoft continues distancing Cortana from Windows: It's now available as a standalone app on the Windows Store." Engadget 6/28
  • "Microsoft opts to save Cortana by freeing it from Windows" Digital Trends 6/28
  • "Former Microsoft exec sentenced to 28 months in prison for Super Bowl ticket and invoice fraud" GeekWire 6/28
  • "Microsoft Edge Introduces Tracking Prevention In Upcoming Update" UberGizmo 6/28
  • "AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X Beats Intel Core i9-9900K In New Benchmarks" Forbes 6/28
  • "Second-gen Intel Xe GPUs to mix 7nm silicon with real-time ray tracing" PCGamesN 6/28
  • "Oracle Fends Off Witness Intimidation Claims in Pay Bias Case" Bloomberg Law 6/28
  • "Oracle Cloud Infrastructure seeks a spot in the IaaS market" TechTarget 6/28
  • "Cisco releases security updates for Data Center Network Manager" SC Magazine 6/28
  • "How Cisco's Focus on Diversity, Employee Success Wins in Business" eWeek 6/28
  • "Micron's DRAM Update: More Capacity, Four More 10nm-Class Nodes, EUV, 64 GB DIMMs" AnandTech 6/28
General Interest
  • "Remove This Android Game Unless You Want Your Google And Facebook Data Stolen" HotHardware 3:46 PM
  • "Amazon, after big hire, experimenting with sports media strategy: interview" Reuters 2:53 PM
  • "Fewer people seek AI jobs: is the market cooling off, or too hot to handle? Analysis of Indeed job data shows slump in AI searches, suggesting the pool of available candidates ran dry." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Huawei can buy from US suppliers again — but things will never be the same" TechCrunch 8:11 AM
  • "The Huawei rollercoaster continues as Google gets a green light to license Android again" PCWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Glassdoor survey: Employees give top rating to VMware's CEO, but Zuckerberg plunges" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Iconic Silicon Valley design firm marks 50 years: 'Form follows emotion' -- a credo used by Frog in designing many familiar technology gadgets and gizmos over half-a-century of work." ZDNet 6/28
  • "No public beta for Stadia could make Founder's Bundle buyers the guinea pigs" Digital Trends 6/28
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 leaks soon after the first model arrived" Engadget 6/28
  • "In-display fingerprint sensor breakthrough coming to budget phones" Android Authority 6/28
  • "Tetris is getting a battle royale mobile game" VentureBeat 6/28
  • "MIT: We're building on Julia programming language to open up AI coding to novices" ZDNet 6/28
  • "A Facebook contractor was reportedly fired for posting Bruce Springsteen lyrics on internal messaging boards to protest working conditions" Business Insider 6/28
  • "Brave defies Google's moves to cripple ad-blocking with new 69x faster Rust engine" ZDNet 6/28
  • "Exclusive: Google appears to have leveraged Android dominance - India watchdog" Reuters 6/28
  • "Stadia head thinks being able to play on any screen is worth paying full price" Digital Trends 6/28
  • "Google Maps can now tell you how busy your train or bus will be" GearBrain 6/28
  • "Google is building a new private subsea cable between Portugal and South Africa" TechCrunch 6/28
  • "Google announces new subsea cable 'Equiano', connecting Africa and Europe" Reuters 6/28
  • "Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked 'Russia's Google' Yandex to spy on accounts - sources" Reuters 6/28
  • "New Dridex malware strain avoids antivirus software detection: When the new banking Trojan strain first appeared, very few traditional software products recognized it." ZDNet 6/28
  • "Technology that changed us: The 2010s, from Amazon Echo to Pokémon Go/In this 50-year retrospective, we're not just looking at technology year by year, we're looking at technologies that had an impact on us, paved the way for the future, and changed us, in ways good and bad. (Previously: The 2000s)" ZDNet 6/28
  • "Mozilla: Try out our new Fenix-based Firefox Android browser" ZDNet 6/28
  • "AWS S3 server leaks data from Fortune 100 companies: Ford, Netflix, TD Bank" ZDNet 6/28
Press Releases
  • "IBM Unveils New Data Prep Tool Designed to Help Speed DataOps" PRNewswire 6/28
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft starts public tests for 'Halo: Reach' on PC" Engadget 3:37 PM
  • "Warning: In just a few days, the ebooks you've purchased from Microsoft will vanish" BetaNews 6/28
  • "Microsoft Surface Book review: An amazing laptop that does even more as a tablet" TechRadar UK 6/28
  • "Windows Calculator gets ported to Android, iOS and the web for some reason" The Inquirer 6/28
  • "A look at Microsoft Edge's Tracking Prevention feature" gHacks 6/28
  • "Microsoft rolls out tracking prevention to Edge beta" TrustedReviews 6/28
  • "Microsoft trials tracking prevention tools for Edge browser" IT PRO (UK) 6/28
  • "Microsoft Edge Will Soon Let You Block Trackers" Thurrott 6/28
  • "Microsoft notifies users whose systems are 'not quite ready' for Windows 10 May 2019 Update" BetaNews 6/28
  • "Tip: Use Tracking Protection in the New Microsoft Edge" Thurrott 6/28
  • "Bill Gates' Amazing Tribute to Paul Allen–With Rare Photos From His Private Collection" Forbes 6/28
Government/Law/Politics
  • "India rocked by rumors of H-1B caps, but Pompeo visit allays fears: Mike Pompeo denies H-1B caps, but amidst high trade tensions between the countries, there's no saying what could be next." ZDNet 6/28
  • "Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to stand trial in 2020" TechCrunch 6/28
  • "Ajit Pai Is Working Hard to Make Broadband Users Dumb Again" Gizmodo 6/28
  • "Regulators Pile On With New Investigations of Tech Companies" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 6/28
  • "Italy stings Facebook with $1.1M fine for Cambridge Analytica data misuse" TechCrunch 6/28
  • "Trump officials weigh encryption crackdown" Politico 6/28
  • "The Trump administration is thinking about banning end-to-end encryption" BGR 6/28
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Serverless: applications only when you need them - no more, no less" ZDNet 10:21 AM
  • "RHA T20 Wireless review: 12 hour battery with option for wired or wireless connectivity" ZDNet 10:21 AM
  • "How to move from Chrome to another browser: If you want to make the switch" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Google needs to pull itself together: It could be a much greater company if it could only figure out how to combine existing technologies into killer apps." Computerworld 8:08 AM
  • "ORIGIN PC EVO17-S Gaming Laptop Review: Powerful, Thin RTX-Powered Gaming" HotHardware 6/28
  • "In The Lab: MSI X570 Motherboard Preview with the Godlike and Ace" AnandTech 6/28
  • "HP Envy x360 13 (2019) review: HP gives its slimline 2-in-1 laptop an AMD upgrade" TechRadar UK 6/28
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Africa's Fintech Ecosystem Raised $320m And Grew 60% In Two Years" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "UK fintech Jaja pays $671M in cash to acquire the Bank of Ireland's UK credit card business" TechCrunch 6/28
  • "SoftBank-backed startup cracks under pressure to scale" TechCrunch 6/28
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher with S&P 500 up 17% for year to date ahead of U.S. - China trade talks: All eyes on G-20 meeting" MarketWatch 6/28
  • "Stocks Rise as Investors Await Trade News From G-20 Summit: Stocks finish up on the final trading of the second quarter as investors await news from a meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the G-20 summit." TheStreet 6/28
  • "US stocks end June with robust gains" FOXBusiness 6/28
  • "S&P 500 Posts Best First Half in 22 Years: A banner June followed a dismal May; S&P ends second quarter up 3.8% and has risen 17% in 2019" WSJ.com 6/28
  • "Asian markets slip as G-20 meeting kicks off in Japan: Stocks retreat in Japan, Hong Kong, mainland China though hopes remain of trade detente" MarketWatch 6/28



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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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