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TechNN Archive: Monday, July 15, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "German schools ban Microsoft Office 365 amid privacy concerns" The Next Web 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks major Windows 10 update for Surface Book 2 after bug makes GPU vanish" ZDNet 10:40 AM
  • "Intel connects 64 Loihi 'brain chips' together and hands them off to researchers/Intel's current brain network isn't quite as smart as a frog. Next up: mole rats." PCWorld 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's ultra-efficient AI chips can power prosthetics and self-driving cars" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Intel's Pohoiki Beach is a neuromorphic computer capable of simulating 8 million neurons" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's Modem Patents Have Exclusive Bidder" ["Analysts believe Apple is the exclusive buyer."] Market Realist 8:44 AM
  • "Next Generation Intel Atom Tremont: Potential L3 Cache" AnandTech 8:44 AM
  • "AMD earnings: What to expect/Strong quarter for PC shipments may have helped AMD as it looks to take on Intel and Nvidia" MarketWatch 7:33 PM
  • "How did AMD make its Zen processors faster?" Engadget 8:25 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT benchmarked at 3440x1440" TweakTown 10:44 AM
  • "Report: AMD's Zen 2 Ryzen CPUs rock in DAWBench VI" The Tech Report 10:43 AM
  • "AMD's Eight-Core Ryzen 7 2700X Now Available for $200" AnandTech 2:28 PM
  • "AMD RX 5700 Series Midrange Consumer GPU Product Reviews Indicate It Is Competitive" Forbes 6:40 PM
  • "AMD Stock Hits New High on Rising Optimism for Its Chips" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:29 PM
  • "Frank Azor Joins AMD As 'Chief Gaming Architect'" Forbes 10:57 AM
  • "Update: AMD Confirms Dell-Alienware Heavyweight Frank Azor As Chief Architect Of Gaming Solutions" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus: A Higher Bin SKU" AnandTech 8:41 AM
  • "Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus" Thurrott 8:41 AM
  • "Could chiplets help fuel the next leap in computer processing power?" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "IBM Watson's Newly Sold Marketing Tech Division Rebrands as Acoustic" AdWeek 9:12 AM
  • "What Should Investors Expect from IBM's Q2 Earnings After Red Hat Deal?" Zacks 2:29 PM
  • "Why the Asia-Pacific region is high on Dell Technologies' radar: Advancements in innovations such as 5G, robotics and automation, and autonomous vehicles has made the region one to watch for global companies, Dell Technologies' president of Asia Pacific & Japan, Global Digital Cities has said." ZDNet 7:47 PM
  • "Dell Technologies crowns the Bay Area as the best city for women entrepreneurs" ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "Dell Technologies: Disappointing Quarter Doesn't Impact SOTP Case" Seeking Alpha 12:42 PM
  • "Oracle loses DoD court challenge, $10bn Pentagon cloud contract to go to AWS or Microsoft" Data Center Dynamics 9:07 AM
  • "Oracle Loses JEDI Lawsuit: Here's What You Should Know" Zacks 9:11 AM
General Interest
  • "Google not biased against conservatives: executive" Reuters 2:30 PM
  • "Google discontinues AdSense mobile apps, will focus on web app instead" Android Police 2:22 PM
  • "Symantec reveals WhatsApp and Telegram exploit that gives hackers access to your personal media" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "'My son spent £3,160 in one game'" BBC 8:49 AM
  • "Computer password inventor dies aged 93" BBC 8:43 AM
  • "Logitech flaw lets hackers control your wireless mouse and keyboard" GearBrain 8:43 AM
  • "Prime Day brings out wave of protests and activism against Amazon" CNET 10:57 AM
  • "Thousands of Amazon workers across Europe and the US are striking and protesting on Prime Day" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "Alan Turing is the face of UK's new £50 note" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Google kills its Blog Compass blogging tool in less than a year" 9to5Google 8:41 AM
  • "Facebook is actually richer thanks to news of the FTC's $5 billion fine" MIT Technology Review 8:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Media Livestream: IBM To Reunite Original Apollo 11 Mission Technicians Ahead Of 50th Anniversary – Wed., July 17th" IBM 9:05 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 preview could bring Alexa to your PC's lock screen" Engadget 7:33 PM
  • "Microsoft previews 'chromified' Edge's group policies to win enterprise approval" Computerworld 2:30 PM
  • "Microsoft to allow Alexa to integrate further into Windows 10" The Verge 2:29 PM
  • "Microsoft-Accenture joint venture Avanade to launch an Adobe practice" ZDNet 2:29 PM
  • "Microsoft pulls Window 10 May update from some Surface Book 2 devices over GPU issues" The Verge 4:16 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H2 Build 18362.10005 to the Slow ring" BetaNews 2:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Can't Install May 2019 Windows Update on Surface Book 2" PC Magazine 1:08 PM
  • "Programming Windows: NT (Premium)" Thurrott 12:42 PM
  • "Microsoft thrives on Android, iOS as bet away from Windows pays off" ZDNet 11:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Internet Games Will Be Unplayable Soon" PC Magazine 8:09 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Republican House member introduces bill to boost U.S. 5G presence" Reuters 4:34 PM
  • "FCC pledges $524M to expand rural broadband: The funding will support more than 200,000 homes and businesses in 23 states." CNET 4:02 PM
  • "What to expect from tomorrow's antitrust hearing featuring big tech" TechCrunch 4:01 PM
  • "Google accused of ripping off digital ad technology in U.S. lawsuit" Reuters 2:35 PM
  • "Facebook board member Peter Thiel calls for probe of Google for 'treasonous' acts" BGR 9:13 AM
  • "House Democrats are considering a bill to ban Facebook from the finance industry" The Verge 3:14 PM
  • "Lawmakers want to block tech giants from offering digital currency: The draft legislation would foil Facebook's plans for its Libra cryptocurrency." Engadget 1:01 PM
  • "Facebook official says regulatory concerns to be addressed before Libra launch" Reuters 11:06 AM
  • "U.S. proposes barring big tech companies from offering financial services, digital currencies" Reuters 8:55 AM
  • "Amazon workers in Germany strike over pay, Verdi union says" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Deutsche Telekom loses lawsuit over all-you-can-watch video product" Reuters 8:08 AM
  • "Exclusive: Canada set to postpone Huawei 5G decision to after vote, given sour ties with China - sources" Reuters 1:06 PM
  • "Ban Huawei from core of 5G networks, government told" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in two-four weeks - official" Reuters 8:08 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Gboard 8.5 preps Assistant integration, adds dark theme for settings, kills GIF camera [APK Insight] 9to5Google 8:19 PM
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL review: Winning the game by rewriting the rules" PCWorld 2:30 PM
  • "Pro Rata Podcast: Peter Thiel's Google attacks highlight Trumpism vs. tech" Axios 12:32 PM
  • "Advancing human exploration: Is space the final frontier, and how can data and AI get us there?" ZDNet 11:19 AM
  • "Dreamscape Review: It took Steven Spielberg to launch a VR arcade that finally nails the experience/Dreamscape mixes escape room action with hyper-realism for one of the best VR spaces you can try today" GearBrain 11:08 AM
  • "How much do influencers really earn? That depends on gender, among other factors" ZDNet 11:04 AM
  • "The Rise of Influencers and the Decay of Journalism" Monday Note 8:57 AM
  • "Acer Swift 7 (July 2019) review: The ultimate thin-and-light laptop's flaw is still performance" PCWorld 8:47 AM
  • "Congress Wants to Solve Deepfakes by 2020: That should worry us." Slate 8:41 AM
  • "Google's awful gestures are ruining Android Q: There has to be something better than this." Android Central 8:28 AM
  • "Hands-On with the Acer Swift 7" Thurrott 8:26 AM
  • "Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 Plus is a natural fit for tomorrow's gaming phones" The Verge 8:26 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Sources: Blackstone will buy mobile video ad firm Vungle for $750 million; founder lawsuit settled" VentureBeat 2:35 PM
  • "Symantec ends talks to sell to Broadcom over price: sources" Reuters 2:30 PM
  • "Symantec tanks after CNBC reports that the company has ceased deal talks with Broadcom" Business Insider 10:57 AM
  • "This CEO got $3 million from investors including Serena Williams' VC firm to fix a problem with women's healthcare that even the star tennis player has struggled with" Business Insider 8:43 AM
  • "Customer data management company Amperity raises $50M" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "Amperity raises $50M to take on Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle and others with its customer data platform" GeekWire 8:26 AM
  • "Serena Williams, Mark Cuban invest $3 million in Mahmee, a digital support network for new moms" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "Huawei to invest $3.1 billion in Italy but calls for fair policy on 5G: country CEO" Reuters 8:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks eke out another round of records as investors brace for 2nd-quarter earnings: Citigroup earnings kick off a week of earnings reports" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Wall Street closes at fresh records for second-straight day" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Higher: Major indexes rise slightly as investors parse Citi earnings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets recover after China's GDP growth fails to meet already low expectations: Indexes in Hong Kong, Shanghai rise; Nikkei closed for holiday" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:58 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 12:00 PM CDT)
  • "Flexport Tackles Trump Tariffs with Data and Analytics"
  • "Netflix, Google Talk Continuous Delivery at DevOps World"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative"
  • "How a Conservative News Site Thrived on Facebook and Google"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Google Pulls YouTube Channels For Hong Kong Protest Misinformation"
  • "Nigerian Scammers Pull in Millions With Fake Emails, Romance Scams"
  • "Google Tries to Preserve Privacy, Without Killing Online Ad Business"
  • "Everything Leaving Netflix in September"
  • "OtterBox Wireless Batteries Stack Like Pancakes"
  • "Pump Up the Jams With Bose's Voice-Activated Portable Speaker"
  • "Report: EU Commission to Clamp Down on Facial Recognition"
  • "35 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss"
  • "iPhone 11 Rumor Roundup: What You Need to Know"
  • "Top-Rated Echo Show 5 Smart Display On Sale For $65" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "VMware to pay $5 billion for firms offering cloud security, developers platform"
  • "Salesforce sees higher quarterly, FY revenue; shares rise 7%"
  • "U.S. state legal chiefs, telecom firms set to crack down on robocalls"
  • "HP CEO steps down, taps veteran insider; flags quarterly profit below Street view"
  • "China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei executive be freed"
  • "Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China"
  • "Amazon to acquire minority stake in an Indian supermarket chain operator"
  • "Freenet says open to talks after its criticism of Sunrise/UPC deal"
  • "Claims data points to high-end electric car risks: AXA"
  • "Volkswagen not interested in buying Tesla stake"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "What Amazon Web Services security certification is doing for government"
  • "Huawei sheds 100 Australian jobs in the face of 5G ban"
  • "Allscripts offers Apple Health Records to its clients and their patients"
  • "Apple closer to using BOE displays for iPhones to cut costs: Report"
  • "Microsoft hires open-source veteran Stormy Peters to run its Open Source Programs Office"
  • "Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency"
  • "Intuit delivers solid Q4, cuts Q1 earnings outlook, finishes with 4.5 million QuickBooks Online subscribers"
  • "VMware goes shopping with $2.7B Pivotal purchase, $2.1B Carbon Black acquisition"


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