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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 | smdailyjournal.com" 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
  • "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
Government/Law/Politics
  • "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
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "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
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "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%" WSJ.com [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 12:00 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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