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TechNN Archive: Monday, July 8, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "When Microsoft was the tech monopoly everyone loved to hate: Break up the tech giants? Been there, (almost) done that. But the DOJ's battle to rein in Microsoft didn't turn out the way anyone expected." Fast Company 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft warns about Astaroth malware campaign: New hard-to-detect Astaroth campaigns spotted using fileless execution and living-off-the-land techniques." ZDNet 1:35 PM
  • "Microsoft Signs Up Providence Hospital Chain as Cloud, AI Customer" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft and Providence St. Joseph Health team up to improve healthcare efficiency" GeekWire 5:10 PM
  • "Microsoft admitted to private Linux developer security list" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 1.11 throwback app as a Stranger Things tie-in" Ars Technica 6:03 PM
  • "IBM Garage Talks Accelerating Digital Transformation" InformationWeek 7:29 AM
  • "When foldable tech goes mad: IBM patents crazy folding smartwatch" Pocket-lint 8:46 AM
  • "IBM files patent for a smartwatch that can unfold into a tablet" MSPoweruser 8:46 AM
  • "IBM patents watch that implausibly transforms into an 8-panel tablet" VentureBeat 10:14 AM
  • "IBM Hypertaste e-tongue uses AI to rapidly identify liquids" SlashGear 8:45 AM
  • "How IBM is looking long-term to enable a business as usual blockchain future" TheBlock 8:47 AM
  • "IBM appoints new general manager for SEE" SeeNews 8:47 AM
  • "AMD's New Desktop CPUs and GPUs Fare Well Versus Intel, Nvidia in Reviews: Reviews arrived on Sunday for the latest AMD CPUs and GPUs, with the GPU reviews coming two days after a price cut. By and large, investors have to like what they see." TheStreet 3:28 PM
  • "AMD and NVDIA Vie for GPU Dominance, Intel Poses a Threat" Zacks 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Leapfrogs NVIDIA for the First Time in Years" Motley Fool 7:55 AM
  • "AMD Counters NVIDIA With Price Cuts on Its Latest GPUs" Motley Fool 2:49 PM
  • "AMD releases 7nm desktop CPUs, GPUs; server CPUs to come" DigiTimes 7:56 AM
  • "AMD's new drivers boost graphics quality with Radeon RX 5700 GPUs" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "Intel And Baidu Collaborate On Neural Network Processor For Training" Forbes 8:07 AM
  • "HP refreshes its business desktop PCs" Neowin 6:03 PM
  • "HP for Business focusing on growth" DataQuest 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle Java updates have become easier to ignore: If the five new features in the new JDK don't excite you, just remember the next JDK is only six months away" Computerworld 8:40 AM
  • "Nexon upgrades Cisco Meraki routers for retail chain Lowes: Forms part of $4.5m managed services contract" ARNnet 8:40 AM
General Interest
  • "Debian 10 'Buster' Linux arrives: Over two years in the making, the latest version of Debian Linux arrives." ZDNet 9:34 PM
  • "Canon Brings Stacked Sensor Tech to PowerShot Line: The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II gain incredible increases in shooting speed thanks to stacked sensor tech, previously exclusive to Sony cameras." PC Magazine 9:29 PM
  • "7-Eleven's mobile payment app shut down after hackers nab $500K from customers" Digital Trends 8:18 AM
  • "Sense Innovation promoting eye-tracking software as SaaS" DigiTimes 7:56 AM
  • "Ubuntu maker's GitHub account hacked — but the source code is safe" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Waze Data Can Help Predict Car Crashes and Cut Response Time" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "South Korean internet addiction camp: What is life like there?" BBC 7:50 AM
  • "Internet of things sparks race to replace the battery: Era of mass sensors will require new sources of power" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa may soon know if you're happy or sad" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "Amazon's fleet expansion a boost for Israel Aerospace" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Backdoor found in Ruby library for checking for strong passwords" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Huawei CEO: Our 'Plan B' OS is likely to be 60% faster than Android" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Man baffled as Google Home speaker only responds when he speaks in cartoon-like voice: Jay Cleezy, a Google Home owner form Ontario, was forced to use a rather embarrassing voice to communicate with his assistant" Mirror Online UK 8:32 AM
  • "More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions: The apps gather information such as location, even after owners explicitly say no. Google says a fix won't come until Android Q." CNET 7:52 AM
  • "[Update: Maps Go too] Google Go reaches 100 million Play Store installs, hinting at decent Android Go sales" Android Police 7:43 AM
  • "Google Adds a Play Button to Chrome" PC Magazine 7:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Unleashes Ultimate PC Gaming Platform with Worldwide Availability of AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 Series Graphics Cards and AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series Desktop Processors" AMD 8:53 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Announces the Launch of Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network Chapter in India" Business Wire India 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft and Providence St. Joseph Health announce strategic alliance to accelerate the future of care delivery" Microsoft 8:53 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Releases July 2019 Xbox Update" Thurrott 6:03 PM
  • "Microsoft releases preview of its Desktop Analytics app-compatibility assessment service" ZDNet 1:30 PM
  • "Microsoft SQL Server 2008/R2 reach end of support; SQL Server 2019 and Azure await" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms This Windows 10 Bug Could Crash VPN Services" Fossbytes 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's first London store set for grand unveiling" Essential Retail 8:51 AM
  • "Anticipating a Microsoft Surface laptop designed by Jony Ive" Computerworld 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with Netflix to celebrate new Stranger Things season with 'Windows 1.11" app" GeekWire 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows 1.11 app: a Stranger Things-inspired trip back to 1985" The Verge 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Stranger Things' Gag Doesn't Make Sense Because No One Used Windows 1.0" Vice 10:14 AM
  • "Microsoft and Stranger Things Bring Windows 1.11 Back from the Dead" LAPTOP Magazine 8:17 AM
  • "My Microsoft Turning Point (Premium)" Thurrott 8:16 AM
  • "With Patch Tuesday arriving tomorrow, make sure you temporarily block Windows Update" Computerworld 7:51 AM
  • "WTF, Microsoft? For months Microsoft hid the fact that its Registry backup feature no longer worked, while Windows 10 kept reporting that it was completing successfully. What were you thinking, guys?" Computerworld 7:50 AM
  • "Who needs 4th July fireworks when there's a new Windows 10 build?" The Register 7:50 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook to be quizzed in court on EU-US data transfers" BBC 9:15 PM
  • "FCC Chairman wants to ban caller ID spoofing for text messages" Engadget 2:22 PM
  • "FCC proposal would let it punish international robocallers" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "FCC's Ajit Pai targets robocall ban for texts and foreign calls: The new rules would extend robocall blocking to international calls and text messages." CNET 1:43 PM
  • "Amazon workers are planning a strike for one of its busiest shopping days of the year" Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "Twitter and Facebook reportedly not invited to White House 'social media summit'" TechCrunch 10:06 AM
  • "Facebook and Twitter Not Invited to White House Social Media Summit This Week" Gizmodo 8:17 AM
  • "India isn't keen on Facebook's Libra 'cryptocurrency': Indian government says no before Facebook even asks" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Heather Mills, others, win settlement over Murdoch group phone hacking" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Amazon requests FCC consent to launch Internet satellites" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "FBI, ICE plunder DMV driver database 'gold mine' for facial recognition scans" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "British Airways Fined $229M for 2018 Data Breach" PC Magazine 7:29 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The sinkhole that saved the internet: Two British researchers saved the internet from a global cyberattack in 2017. Amid mounting pressure and little sleep, keeping that 'kill switch' alive was critical to preventing another outbreak." TechCrunch 2:57 PM
  • "What Is Machine Learning? Although it's far from the original vision of artificial intelligence, machine learning has brought us much closer to the ultimate goal of creating thinking machines. Here's how it works." PC Magazine 1:35 PM
  • "I tried this $3,000 laptop that's designed for creatives and gamers to see if it's worth the money — it edited 4K videos easily and didn't drop any frames while I was gaming" Business Insider 1:30 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 renders surface and all anyone can do is stare at that top bezel" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "The future of machine learning is tiny: Pete Warden digs into why embedded machine learning is so important, how to implement it on existing chips, and shares new use cases it will unlock." O'Reilly 11:02 AM
  • "AI projects likely to face challenges, failures as bandwagon fills up, surveys say" ZDNet 10:14 AM
  • "The state of AI in 2019: Breakthroughs in machine learning, natural language processing, games, and knowledge graphs" ZDNet 10:14 AM
  • "This is the craziest smartwatch design you've ever seen, and it's not from Apple or Samsung" BGR 8:36 AM
  • "The hottest new features coming to Google's Pixel 4 just leaked" BGR 8:31 AM
  • "Why Samsung needs to keep taking risks like the Galaxy Fold" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "Who Has the Most Censored Internet?" Gizmodo 8:17 AM
  • "Social Media Could Make It Impossible to Grow Up" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "The top 8 problems with blockchain: While blockchain holds the promise for reinventing business processes, it is still a developing technology with few production systems in place, not to mention governance issues and vulnerabilities that must be understood." Computerworld 7:50 AM
  • "A story about phones that look like onions and garlic" The Verge 7:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint's mega-deal might actually happen this time (The 3:59, Ep. 582)" CNET 1:30 PM
  • "Nexon shelves $15bn auction after struggle to find buyer" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:10 AM
  • "Soldo scores $61M Series B for its 'spend management' platform for businesses" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Huawei outlines investment plans in Poland depending on 5G role" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "China tech giant Baidu partners with Geely, Toyota" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "DigitalBridge raises £3M for its 'guided design tool' for kitchens and bathrooms" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Google denies report it's in talks to help create 4th US mobile carrier" CNET 8:18 AM
  • "Google and Dish reportedly planning to form new major US mobile carrier" Android Police 7:43 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes lower as Apple, Boeing shares slump, investors rethink Fed rate-cut chances: Boeing loses a nearly $6 billion deal after 737 Max safety concerns" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Fall on Pared Rate Cut Hopes; Apple and Boeing Weigh on Dow: Stocks ended lower Monday, pulled down by bad news on Boeing and Apple and a strong U.S. jobs report that trimmed hopes of aggressive near-term interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "US stocks fall as Fed interest rate cut hopes fade: U.S. stocks finished lower on Monday, their second consecutive down day, as dimming prospects that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates anytime soon weighed on equities." FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Fall as Prospects of Aggressive Fed Rate Cuts Recede: Stocks fell as investors backed away from hopes that the Federal Reserve would aggressively cut interest rates to boost the economy." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asia stocks slide Monday in wake of U.S. jobs report that undercut market hope for aggressive Fed rate cut" Associated Press 8:36 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "How to Keep Pace with Agile Development Trends"
  • "How to Build an Optimal Machine Learning Team"
New York Times (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Superhero or Supervillain? Technology's Role Changes Comic Books"
  • "Even Nobodies Have Fans Now (For Better or Worse.)"
  • "China's Internet Is Flowering. And It Might Be Our Future."
  • "Online Cesspool Got You Down?You Can Clean It Up, For a Price"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Verizon's Stream TV Can't Stream Netflix"
  • "Disney+ Could Have Seismic Effect on Netflix"
Reuters (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Tesla CEO says will build Gigafactory 4 in 'Berlin area'"
  • "Brexit drove Tesla to pick Berlin over Britain for new factory: report"
  • "Alibaba poised to launch record-breaking $13.4 billion Hong Kong share sale: sources"
  • "Tesla's Berlin move reflects Germany's carmaking prowess: minister"
  • "Chinese gaming giant Tencent's third-quarter profit drop 13%, misses estimates"
  • "Google to offer checking accounts for consumers: WSJ"
  • "Brandenberg premier: Any support for Tesla will be in accordance with EU rules"
  • "Toshiba reports strong profits, to buy out three listed businesses"
  • "German ministers: No talk of subsidies for Tesla's Berlin plans"
  • "Poland's Play does not expect its key investors to sell shares"
ZDNet (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Cloud computing: SaaS, IaaS or PaaS - which is growing fastest?"
  • "Intel warning: Critical flaw in BMC firmware affects a ton of server products"
  • "Apple unveils new 16-inch MacBook Pro"
  • "Malware attacks on hospitals are rising fast, and the problem is about to get a lot worse"
  • "Google's plan to collect health data on millions of Americans faces federal inquiry"
  • "Apple's Macs are better than PCs, says IBM? Well, of course"
  • "The scariest hacks and vulnerabilities of 2019"
  • "Best Target Black Friday 2019 deals"


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