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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Patch Secure Boot now against 'critical' bug" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Update system is broken. Will it ever be fixed?" Computerworld 7:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 Build 18936 Released With Minor Features, Fixes" Thurrott 5:38 PM
  • "Microsoft is reorging its field sales team, laying off some 'Modern Desktop' salespeople" ZDNet 10:20 AM
  • "Microsoft is forging alliances with the likes of Walgreens and a massive hospital system in its own backyard to win a bigger piece of an $11 billion market" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft debunks talk that it's moving production out of China" The Inquirer 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft is closing its Remix3D.com site early next year: Microsoft's retreat from the consumer-centric side of Windows mixed reality continues." ZDNet 6:52 PM
  • "Intel Patches High-Severity Flaw in Processor Diagnostic Tool" Threatpost 8:48 AM
  • "Intel takes patents off market and enters exclusive talks with potential buyer" iam media 8:48 AM
  • "Intel Plans To End AMD's Ryzen Rampage: 13 Hyper-Threaded Processors Including 5.2GHz 10-Core Beast" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "Third parties confirm AMD's outstanding Ryzen 3000 numbers: AMD has pulled ahead of Intel for the first time in 20 years." Ars Technica 2:11 PM
  • "Who's been copying AMD's homework? Intel lifts the lid on its hip chip packaging to break up chips into chiplets" The Register 7:57 AM
  • "Did AMD really give away 'keys to the kingdom'?" TechNode 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Stock Has Created an Interesting Problem with Its Massive Success" InvestorPlace 8:46 AM
  • "EK Water Blocks Unveils EK-Vector for AMD Navi Graphics Cards" AnandTech 8:46 AM
  • "IBM Sales Chief Says Red Hat Poised for Growth" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:26 PM
  • "IBM Ups Its Cloud, Object Storage Game" CRN 8:43 AM
  • "IBM teams up with Columbus Crew to design, deliver digital experiences" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Dell Announces It Has Reused 100 Million Pounds of Recycled Content" Environmental Leader 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle streamlines startup recruitment program" CRN 8:38 AM
  • "The $2.6B Cisco-Acacia Deal: 2 Analyst Takes On The Optics" Benzinga 2:44 PM
  • "Will Cisco Increase Its Exposure to China by Buying Acacia?" Motley Fool 9:34 AM
  • "Japanese curbs seen as chance for South Korean chipmakers to cut stockpiles" Reuters 7:37 AM
General Interest
  • "ZTE launches Brussels cybersecurity lab as a transparency play: The lab's main purpose will be to allow regulators and potential clients to perform black box and penetration testing, as well as review its source code and documents." ZDNet 9:32 PM
  • "Human Help Wanted: Why AI Is Terrible at Content Moderation/AI's frequent failure to understand context means that, for now, monitoring user-generated content on the web will remain a cat-and-mouse game that requires plenty of human labor." PC Magazine 3:50 PM
  • "Google, Nvidia tout advances in AI training with MLPerf benchmark results" ZDNet 1:05 PM
  • "Android Q nears final release with Beta 5 update" ZDNet 1:05 PM
  • "Leaked Galaxy Note 10 press renders reveal the final design of the phone" BGR 10:59 AM
  • "This new ransomware is targeting network attached storage devices" ZDNet 10:42 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's 'new rules' for the internet happen to benefit Facebook" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "'Agent Smith' malware replaces legit Android apps with fake ones on 25 million devices" The Next Web 8:18 AM
  • "Huawei makes gains in China handset market at the expense of fellow vendors" DigiTimes 8:15 AM
  • "Amazon reveals the truth on why it nixed New York and chose Virginia for its HQ2" CNBC 9:53 AM
  • "Amazon expands Transparency anti-counterfeit codes to Europe, India and Canada" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa will deliver NHS medical advice in the UK" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Twitter is writing new rules when it could just enforce existing ones" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Anaesthetic devices 'vulnerable to hackers'" BBC 7:54 AM
  • "Mobile app 'finds anti-cancer molecules in food'" BBC 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Joins Duck Creek Technologies' Partner Ecosystem, Offering Consulting, Technology, and Systems Integration Services to Insurers Worldwide" GlobeNewswire 8:43 AM
  • "Columbus Crew SC Taps IBM to Help Create Fan-First Strategy for New Stadium" PRNewswire 8:28 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Hypocrisy on DACA" Om Malik 10:59 AM
  • "New patent shows Microsoft xCloud could beat Google Stadia for smartphone gaming" TechRadar UK 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Tool Discovers Endpoint Vulnerabilities, Misconfigurations" ITPro Today 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's new London flagship store is magnificent" Windows Central 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft opened its first flagship store in Europe, where you can drive a McLaren Senna and play the latest Xbox games" Business Insider 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's First-Ever Store In Europe Will Have This Particular Customer In Mind" Forbes 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's new London store is big, bold, and British" The Verge 8:10 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Congress faces 'hard questions' on facial recognition as activists push for ban" The Verge 12:47 PM
  • "Foxconn will only create 1500 jobs, says Wisconsin governor" The Verge 12:46 PM
  • "Fed Chairman Powell: Facebook's Libra raises 'many serious concerns'" FOXBusiness 10:29 AM
  • "Facebook digital currency plan raises 'serious concerns': Fed chief" Reuters 10:21 AM
  • "President Trump can't block you on Twitter, federal court rules" The Next Web 8:26 AM
  • "The Commerce Department will accept applications from companies that want to supply Huawei, but it remains blacklisted" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "US to ease Huawei trade restrictions with heavy caveats" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Troll lawyer uploads porn to Pirate Bay, extorts downloaders to settle 'copyright' claims: The lawyer deliberately released copyrighted material in order to coerce downloaders to settle: or be publicly humiliated." ZDNet 7:36 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Nintendo Switch Lite: Price, release date, and specs/Nintendo has finally confirmed the Nintendo Switch Lite!" iMore 8:14 PM
  • "What is Bitmoji? Bitmoji lets you create personalized emojis to spice up your online chats" Digital Trends 2:38 PM
  • "Honor 20, hands on: A high-quality mid-range smartphone, with complications courtesy of Huawei" ZDNet 10:42 AM
  • "Google Drive and Photos sync goes away today, and the alternatives are not up to par" Android Police 9:35 AM
  • "Why privacy still comes second for tech firms" Axios 8:59 AM
  • "HP Pavilion Gaming 15 Review: Offers a Great Balance While at Work or Play" News18 India 8:40 AM
  • "HP Color Laser 150nw review: HP's simple printer is the smallest, but not the best" TechRadar UK 8:40 AM
  • "Why does everyone get so worked up over Gmail's Smart Reply feature? So many hot takes about automated replies" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Don't Just Uninstall Old Apps—Delete Your Accounts As Well" Gizmodo 8:20 AM
  • "Ryzen 9 3900X/7 3700X review: The next generation" VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "Reddit's 'Manosphere' and the Challenge of Quantifying Hate" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:54 AM
  • "How to back up your Google Photos library now that Google Drive auto-sync has shut down" PCWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Can you trust Huawei... or any other networks supplier for that matter?" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "Why AI Can Fix The CRM Problem" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "Should All Software Be Gameplay Gamified?" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "Why Do We Need Supercomputers and Who Is Using Them?" PC Magazine 7:38 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "McAfee is planning a return to Wall Street as 2019's IPO frenzy continues" Business Insider 3:34 PM
  • "TrustArc raises $70 million to help companies implement privacy and compliance programs" VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "Kyndi raises $20 million for explainable AI that analyzes documents" VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "Pipefy raises $45 million for process pipeline management software" VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "India's Byju's raises $150 million to expand globally" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Dataform scores $2M to build an 'operating system' for data warehouses" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Samsung backs Indus OS, three other startups in first investments for its VC arm in India" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Visa funds $40M for no-password crypto vault Anchorage" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "China's ZTE follows Huawei with Brussels cybersecurity lab" Reuters 7:54 AM
  • "Chinese venture capital groups pile into south-east Asia tech" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq settles at fresh record after dovish testimony by Fed Chairman Powell: Fed chair says risks of trade policy uncertainty and slowing global growth are rising" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Dow, Nasdaq End Higher; S&P Briefly Tops 3,000 on Fed-Fueled Rate Cut Hopes: Stocks surge as latest Fed minutes, released Wednesday after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's Congressional testimony, show several FOMC members are leaning towards reducing interest rates." TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "Top Dow Jones Stock Breaks Out As Market Indexes Hit New Highs: The Dow Jones industrials, S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit new records in the stock market today, fueled by Fed chief Jerome Powell's dovish remarks, before settling to close off their highs." Investor's Business Daily 4:07 PM
  • "Nasdaq Composite hits new high on Powell comments" FOXBusiness 4:07 PM
  • "Stocks Leap to Records Following Powell's Comments: Nasdaq closes at highest level ever; S&P 500 briefly crosses 3000" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Asia stocks higher as investors look to Fed chairman's testimony: China producer prices stall" MarketWatch 8:49 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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