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TechNN Archive: Thursday, July 18, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Surface and cloud focus helps boost Q4 earnings as Xbox sales disappoint" The Verge 3:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Q4 FY19: Why is Azure 'slowing' and Windows growing? There's more going on with Microsoft's Azure and Windows businesses than a cursory look at the company's latest earnings might indicate." ZDNet 6:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Q4 2019 Earnings Show Growth in Surface As Azure Growth Slows Down" Thurrott 6:48 PM
  • "Microsoft shares hit record highs, powered by growing cloud sales" Reuters 9:14 PM
  • "Microsoft extends lead as world's most valuable company with record profits" Telegraph 8:43 PM
  • "Microsoft posts record Q4 results despite Xbox slowdown: The company had a 'record fiscal year' thanks to strong performance in (almost) all its segments." Engadget 4:53 PM
  • "Microsoft's gaming division stalls as countdown to the next generation of consoles begins" GeekWire 6:47 PM
  • "Microsoft demos its bid at creating 'secure' voting systems: ElectionGuard could also make voting more accessible." Engadget 6:01 AM
  • "Microsoft demos new ElectionGuard voting system, plans to pilot the tech next year" Neowin 6:03 AM
  • "Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they're being targeted by nation-state hackers: Large enterprises and political orgs suffer the brunt" The Inquirer 6:03 AM
  • "Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they're targeted by nation-sponsored hackers: Hacking remains a tool of choice for influencing elections, company warns." Ars Technica 6:15 AM
  • "Microsoft warns thousands that they are victims of state-sponsored hacking" BetaNews 6:15 AM
  • "Microsoft has warned 10,000 people that nation-state hackers are targeting them: 1,600 personal Microsoft accounts affected" The Verge 6:14 AM
  • "State-sponsored cybercriminals attacked 10,000 Microsoft customers in 2018" The Next Web 6:14 AM
  • "Windows 7: Hospitals and healthcare aren't ready to say goodbye/Upgrade paths are harder for machines that aren't PCs." ZDNet 6:03 AM
  • "Microsoft starts Windows 10's 1803-to-1903 forced upgrade: Microsoft is starting the process of upgrading Windows 10 PCs running last year's April update and moving them to the latest version of the operating system" Computerworld 6:04 AM
  • "Microsoft is ripping SMS Connect from Skype... Again" BetaNews 6:21 AM
  • "Microsoft engineer allegedly used Bitcoin mixers to hide $10M gift card fraud, gets fired" The Next Web 6:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Results to Get Lift From Office, Windows Cloud Bundle" Bloomberg 6:14 AM
  • "Intel CEO blames aggression for 10nm missteps" bit-tech 6:08 AM
  • "Intel CEO: over-ambition resulted in 10nm delays" Hexus 6:08 AM
  • "Intel announces deep, multi-year partnership with SAP" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Intel and SAP broaden datacenter tech partnership" VentureBeat 7:47 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Zen 2 Many-Core CPUs Rumored For October Debut" HotHardware 4:11 PM
  • "Hip and modern IBM can't beat legacy kit and services IBM: That's four consecutive quarters of revenue decline now/8% cloud biz growth in 12 months. Where is Red Hat when you need it?" The Register 10:13 AM
  • "IBM's Wimbledon-watching A.I. is poised to revolutionize sports broadcasts" Digital Trends 6:13 AM
  • "DRAM, is it cold in here? Semiconductor market expected to shrink 12% in 2019" The Register 12:21 PM
General Interest
  • "Dropbox silently installs new file manager app on users' systems: Dropbox ambushes its users with a radically different version of its sync app." Ars Technica 2:12 PM
  • "Instagram will now warn users close to having their account banned" The Verge 12:09 PM
  • "Google will now pay bigger rewards for discovering Chrome security bugs" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "Boston boffins discover how to track Bluetooth devices without breaching security: A flaw in the protocol affects iOS, macOS and Windows 10" The Inquirer 10:00 AM
  • "Galileo GPS service is back, as Europe looks at what went wrong: Galileo Initial Services have now been restored, days after an equipment malfunction caused the outage." ZDNet 6:34 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Day pricing glitch, shoppers save thousands of dollars" Business Insider 6:21 AM
  • "Firefox 70 will proactively check if you've been pwned: It's such a good idea, it's amazing nobody did it years ago" The Inquirer 7:02 AM
  • "Chromium-based browsers get more Windows 10 integration" Neowin 6:15 AM
  • "Samsung starts mass-producing 5G- and AI-ready 12Gb LPDDR5 DRAM chips" VentureBeat 10:00 AM
  • "Samsung launches high-capacity smartphone RAM built for 5G and AI: It'll give smartphones the power they need for 5G and AI applications." Engadget 6:01 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 Leaks Ahead of Launch" Thurrott 6:04 AM
  • "Google Pulls Seven Stalking Apps From the Play Store" Thurrott 5:58 AM
  • "CEO Whitman takes chairman post at Hewlett-Packard | Local News |" IT Pro Portal 6:07 AM
  • "Netflix shares sink 10% as subscriber take-up slows" BBC 6:04 AM
  • "Ubuntu 18.10 'Cosmic Cuttlefish' reaches end of life: Why d'you wanna play that song so loud? Because Ubuntu!" The Inquirer 6:03 AM
  • "EA announces Plants vs. Zombies 3: In pre-alpha now on Android" The Verge 9:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "ASRock announces custom Radeon RX 5700 Series 'Challenger': ASRock is announcing the Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC series graphics cards, featured AMD's latest Radeon RX 5700 series gaming GPUs." Guru3D 6:07 AM
  • "Microsoft will turn an Xbox Live sub into Game Pass Ultimate for $1: At that price it's hard to say no." Engadget 6:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's new HoloLens hologram can do language translation" Digital Trends 6:20 AM
  • "Xbox Live Free Game Update: Download Borderlands Game of the Year Edition on Xbox One NOW" Daily Star (UK) 10:31 AM
  • "Qualcomm hit with $271M EU fine over predatory pricing of baseband chips" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm Gets Fined €242 Million by the European Union" Thurrott 7:04 AM
  • "U.S. senator Schumer calls for security probe into Russia's FaceApp" VentureBeat 6:34 AM
  • "Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook's digital currency plans" TechCrunch 6:03 AM
  • "UK gov scheme will retrain workers ousted by robots: Babysitter or bramble picker" The Inquirer 6:02 AM
  • "MPs call for halt to authorities' use of facial recognition" BBC 6:04 AM
  • "MPs call for use of 'highly intrusive' facial recognition to be suspended: Report warns of 'regulatory lacuna' surrounding AFR tech" The Inquirer 6:02 AM
  • "How to stop those annoying website notification prompts: No, I don't want your website to notify me — and I don't want you to ever ask again" The Verge 12:41 PM
  • "How to better understand humanity" ZDNet 10:25 AM
  • "My browser, the spy: How extensions slurped up browsing histories from 4M users/Have your tax returns, Nest videos, and medical info been made public?" Ars Technica 9:42 AM
  • "More on DataSpii: How extensions hide their data grabs—and how they're discovered/Is your browser extension tracking your every move online?" Ars Technica 8:56 AM
  • "Neopet friendships still thrive 20 years later: From wedding invitations to birthday celebrations, loyal Neopet users keep the virtual pet ecosystem alive." CNET 8:19 AM
  • "Maybe Facebook will be punished after all" BBC 6:21 AM
  • "'My $19 Uber ride cost 100 times that'" BBC 7:04 AM
  • "InCountry raises $15M for its cloud-based private data storage-as-a-service solution" TechCrunch 2:12 PM
  • "Kronos Bio Completes $105 Million Series A Financing" VentureBeat 6:29 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks snap 2-day skid as Fed's Williams says central bank should act swiftly to quash slowdown signs" MarketWatch 6:42 PM
  • "Dow Ends Higher on New York Fed President Remarks; Stocks Gain: Stocks staged a comeback late Thursday and ended a three-day losing streak after New York Federal Reserve bank president John Williams called for a fast response to economic distress." TheStreet 6:43 PM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: After Fed-Led Stock Market Rally, Microsoft, Boeing, CrowdStrike Lead Big Movers" Investor's Business Daily 6:44 PM
  • "Stocks rise on top Fed official call for quick rate cut" FOXBusiness 6:44 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Turn Positive After Fed Comments: Corporate results have shown companies on uneven footing; Netflix falls 10%" [Paid Membership Required] 6:44 PM
  • "Asian markets fall on economic red flags as trade-war standoff persists" MarketWatch 11:12 AM
  • "European stocks decline, with SAP down after reporting trade fallout" MarketWatch 6:45 PM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 12:05 PM CST)
  • "How Credible Are the White House's AI Regulation Principles?"
  • "Next Evolution of Data Capture Tech Transforms Retail"
  • "Top 10 Languages for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Jeff Bezos' Hack Inquiry Falls Short of Implicating National Enquirer"
  • "The Making of '2001: A Space Odyssey' Was as Far Out as the Movie"
  • "The Mummy Speaks! Hear Sounds From the Voice of an Ancient Egyptian Priest"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 6:05 PM CST)
  • "Pornhub Is Now Available as a Tor Site to Protect Users' Privacy"
  • "Apple Launches 'Apple Watch Connected' Gym Program"
  • "How Businesses Can Engage Their Millennial and Gen Z Employees"
  • "Office 365 ProPlus Will Switch Chrome's Default Search to Bing"
  • "A DirecTV Satellite May Explode Due to Battery Malfunction"
Reuters (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 6:05 PM CST)
  • "Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Washington, D.C. Friday"
  • "Broadcom to supply wireless components to Apple"
  • "U.S. extradition battle over Huawei's Meng ends first phase but Canada court fight continues"
  • "Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract"
  • "Video app TikTok partners with Merlin to expand music library"
  • "Food fight: UK regulator probes's takeover of Just Eat"
  • "Daimler to build 50,000 Mercedes EQC models this year"
  • "Orange boss doubles down on Huawei defense amid heightened security debate"
  • "Ahead of Uber exit, Colombian president calls for tech level playing field"
  • "Comcast takes aim at CNN with NBC-Sky global news channel: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "QUT to use AI and ML in Gold Coast future waterways project"
  • "Sonos CEO apologises but will not provide software updates for legacy products"
  • "Amazon launches Uber-like package delivery service in Australia"
  • "Broadcom signs two new multi-year deals to supply Apple components"
  • "Sydney embracing contactless transport payments with 30m journeys clocked"
  • "StarHub and M1 to submit joint bid for 5G licence"
  • "ACT Emergency Services site restored as AWS fixes Sydney region API errors"
  • "Atlassian tops Q2 expectations on strong subscription revenue growth"

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