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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they're targeted by nation-sponsored hackers" Ars Technica 7:27 PM
  • "Microsoft, AT&T ink cloud deal worth more than $2 billion" Reuters 8:17 AM
  • "AT&T teams with Microsoft on 5G, AI, cloud, and edge innovations" VentureBeat 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Major Cloud Partnership With AT&T" Thurrott 11:57 AM
  • "AT&T commits to moving its employees to Microsoft 365" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "Microsoft's Q4 Results Announcement Will Primarily Revolve Around Azure" Forbes 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Set to Report Earnings on Thursday. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft to explore using Rust: Rust has been gaining in popularity and Microsoft intends to see if it can hold up to its demands." ZDNet 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft wows Inspire crowd with language-translating HoloLens hologram" VentureBeat 1:04 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest holoportation demo shows off its mixed reality, AI, translation technologies" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "Microsoft starts Windows 10's 1803-to-1903 forced upgrade: The company said it's starting the process of upgrading Windows 10 PCs running last year's April update and moving those PCs to the latest version of the operating system." Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18362.10006 to the Slow ring - here's what's new" Neowin 6:41 PM
  • "Microsoft demos ElectionGuard technology for securing electronic voting machines: New ElectionGuard SDK to be open-sourced on GitHub; provided for free to voting machine vendors." ZDNet 8:55 PM
  • "IBM Rises on Earnings Beat, In-line Revenue: IBM also reaffirms its full-year guidance, leading to a jump in shares after hours." TheStreet 3:35 PM
  • "IBM Q2 top expectations, but company says it'll outline Red Hat strategy Aug. 2: If you were looking for color on IBM's purchase of Red Hat you'll just have to wait. For the second quarter, IBM topped bottom line expectations with sales down 4.2%." ZDNet 3:34 PM
  • "IBM revenue falls as weak legacy businesses offset cloud growth" Reuters 3:35 PM
  • "IBM Reports Better-Than-Expected Second-Quarter Earnings" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:35 PM
  • "IBM Profit Tops Estimates as Focus Turns to Red Hat for Growth" Bloomberg 3:43 PM
  • "IBM Earnings Beat, Revenue Misses In Q2" Investing 3:35 PM
  • "AT&T and IBM have formed an alliance to leverage cloud, communications, and networking technologies" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "IBM Inks Deal With AT&T on Cloud, 5G, IoT & Edge Computing" Zacks 11:25 AM
  • "AT&T And IBM: Tackling A $1 Trillion Opportunity" Seeking Alpha 1:29 PM
  • "To the Moon: IBM and Univac, Apollo 11"s integrators" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "Intel invests as much as $500 million in startups each year. Here's what it's looking for in new investments, according to one of its top VCs." Business Insider 11:25 AM
  • "Intel CEO Pins 10nm Delay on the Company's Aggressive Design Goals" Tom's Hardware 3:36 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X CPU Review Ft. X570 AORUS PRO WIFI" WCCFTech 3:36 PM
  • "Cisco to upgrade Credorax's data centre network in new partnership" Gigabit Magazine 11:28 AM
General Interest
  • "Netflix Q2 report points to price hikes for lower than expected growth: Just don't say it's competition." Engadget 5:36 PM
  • "EBay beats estimates as more shoppers flock to site, shares rise" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "eBay beats Q2 estimates, confirms potential StubHub sale" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Dropbox announces new integrations with audio, video and transcription tools" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Malicious Python libraries targeting Linux servers removed from PyPI" ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "Amazon's Wild 48-Hour Prime Day Bonanza Outsold Black Friday And Cyber Monday Combined" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Amazon Music Hits 32 Million Subscribers Possibly Crushing Jay-Z's Tidal" Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "Bluetooth Flaw Lets Hackers Track Windows, macOS and iOS Devices" LAPTOP Magazine 8:11 AM
  • "Over 3.5 billion people are on social media; Facebook still biggest with teens; Esports on the rise" The Next Web 7:44 AM
  • "Google Maps Adds Real-Time Bikeshare Information For These Cities" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Google's Parrotron is an AI tool for people with speech impediments" VentureBeat 3:29 PM
  • "Google 'temporarily disables' dozens of CooTek apps, including TouchPal Keyboard" Android Police 1:24 PM
  • "Google officially closes 'Dragonfly,' its controversial Chinese search project" Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "Major Chinese Android developer booted from Google Play for drowning users in adverts" ZDNet 7:24 AM
Press Releases
  • "AT&T and Microsoft announce a strategic alliance to deliver innovation with cloud, AI and 5G" Microsoft 11:14 AM
  • "Oracle Named a Leader in Retail Price Optimization Applications Worldwide" Oracle 11:14 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told a cute joke about what it's really like to work with Bill Gates" Business Insider 1:52 PM
  • "Microsoft has a wild hologram that translates HoloLens keynotes into Japanese" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "Microsoft Finds the Tipping Point for the All Digital Xbox One" Thurrott 11:25 AM
  • "Microsoft adds Internet Explorer mode to Chromium Edge, announces roadmap" The Register 8:23 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "UK workers who lose jobs to AI will be retrained" BBC 8:36 PM
  • "DOJ, DOE, Pentagon, Ericsson support Qualcomm's Ninth Circuit motion for stay of FTC's antitrust remedies" Foss Patents 3:37 PM
  • "Trump's trade war with China is leaving tech with a growing tab, trade group warns: Tariffs on imported Chinese products cost the US tech industry $1.3 billion in May 2019 alone, according to data from the Consumer Technology Association: and the cost is expected to grow." ZDNet 3:30 PM
  • "Tech Giants Claim Competition Exists. House Dems Don't Buy It" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:20 AM
  • "A new anti-robocalling bill is headed to the House floor" The Verge 10:30 AM
  • "Qualcomm jumps after the Trump administration backs the chipmaker in crucial court appeal" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Why the Qualcomm Case Could Change Antitrust Regulation" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:38 AM
  • "Bills targeting China's Huawei introduced in Congress" Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "EU opens Amazon antitrust investigation: Amazon's data-collection is being put under the microscope" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Amazon Faces E.U. Inquiry Over Data From Independent Sellers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:26 AM
  • "Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe" Reuters 7:25 AM
  • "Amazon in EU antitrust spotlight over use of merchant data" Reuters 7:25 AM
  • "G7 finance chiefs pour cold water on Facebook's digital coin plans" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's exchange with Facebook's crypto boss exposed a big problem about who actually controls the Libra currency" Business Insider 1:54 PM
  • "Conditions not in place for Facebook's Libra to go ahead: France" Reuters 7:25 AM
  • "US Congressman Brad Sherman says Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency 'may do more to endanger America' than 9/11" Business Insider 12:25 PM
  • "Facebook to face more scrutiny from Congress on Libra" Reuters 7:25 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Don't Buy a Pet Camera. These Security Cameras Are the Best Way to Spy on Your Dog or Cat." The Wirecutter 6:39 PM
  • "How to boost your phone's slow data connection or poor signal strength: Here are some tricks to try when your Android phone or iPhone is having reception issues." CNET 1:01 PM
  • "How to Check Your Laptop's Battery Health" iFixit 11:26 AM
  • "How AI companies can avoid ethics washing" VentureBeat 8:29 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3a review: A budget phone that acts like a premium flagship" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "5G is spotty now but will get so much better. Here's why" CNET 8:17 AM
  • "How CES is getting back on track with sexual innovation and diversity" VentureBeat 7:48 AM
  • "HP Envy 13 (2019) review: The Envy 13 for 2019 might not look any different, but HP has improved its already excellent laptop. Find out why it's one of the best value Windows 10 laptops around in our full review." Tech Advisor 7:40 AM
  • "What's Holding Back Edge Computing for Enterprises?" InformationWeek 7:26 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Ascend exits stealth with $19 million to create automated, intelligent dataflows" VentureBeat 7:48 AM
  • "Ebix to acquire Indian travel company Yatra for $337.8M" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "India's 30-year-old MyMoneyMantra raises $15M to scale its financial services marketplace" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Icertis raises $115 million to automate contract management" VentureBeat 7:48 AM
  • "Contract management startup Icertis becomes unicorn with $115M new round" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "ContractPodAi scores $55M for its 'AI-powered' contract management software" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower as investor sdigest mixed earnings and economic cross currents: Bank of America beats earnings estimates on retail business" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stock Indexes Sell Off Hard Into The Close; Netflix Sinks Late: Key stock indexes closed near session lows in the stock market today as earnings continued to roll in and investors awaited reports from several big names." Investor's Business Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks retreat on Trump's gloomy outlook for China trade" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Lower as Earnings Season Starts With Qualms Over Growth: Industrial sector is one of the biggest drags on S&P 500; earnings are due from Netflix, eBay and others." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets pull back as trade tensions resurface: Stocks retreat in Tokyo, Hong Kong as Trump says 'long way to go' for trade deal" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:25 AM
  • "European markets subdued on trade war concerns but inflation data buoys stimulus hopes" MarketWatch 8:25 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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