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TechNN Archive: Friday, July 19, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is headed for a record high after cloud computing drives a strong earnings beat" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft shares hit record highs, powered by growing cloud sales" Reuters 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft Shows Off xCloud Hardware And Talks Streaming Business" Meredith Videos 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft opens Dynamics 365 bug bounty with $20k top prize" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Don't delay JEDI cloud deal, Republican members of Congress say to Trump: After president suggested he may look into $10 billion cloud contract, chairman of House Armed Services Committee and three other GOP representatives send letter" MarketWatch 9:33 AM
  • "Intel's turnaround is showing strong potential: Intel's CEO Bob Swan seems to have a good grasp of the problems the company faces, and their executive team shows more strength and diversity than ever before. Will their success all come down to whether or not they can get the marketing message right?" Computerworld 8:59 AM
  • "Intel cannot catch up with AMD until 2021" Fudzilla 8:57 AM
  • "Engineer says Intel favored Indian workers in promotions, time off" Reuters 8:58 AM
  • "AMD Joins CXL Consortium: Playing in All The Interconnects" AnandTech 4:19 PM
  • "AMD admits its Radeon RX 5700 series price cuts were a trap for Nvidia" TechRadar UK 8:57 AM
  • "The Radeon 5700 XT Might Be AMD's Most Interesting GPU" Kotaku Australia 8:57 AM
  • "AMD joins low-latency CPU to GPU interconnect group founded by Intel" PCGamesN 8:57 AM
  • "IBM X-Force: Mirai is increasingly targeting enterprise IoT devices" IoT News 8:56 AM
  • "Cramer: IBM earnings prove the company paid the right price for Red Hat" CNBC 8:55 AM
  • "Britain's biggest fraud trial pits Mike Lynch against Hewlett Packard" The Economist 8:54 AM
  • "Oracle Uses Blockchain To Solve A Billion-Dollar Food Industry Problem" Forbes 8:50 AM
  • "Oracle Emerges As the Leader in the Worldwide Retail Price Optimization Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment" MarTech Advisor 8:51 AM
  • "Oracle Linux hits 8.0, with a hint of deja vu..." DevClass 8:51 AM
  • "Cisco: An Old-Tech Name Providing Growth at a Reasonable Price/Cisco stock is up 31% year to date. This old-tech name has reinvented itself. The valuation is attractive and the stock offers investors a defensive position bolstered by strong cash flows and returns." TheStreet 8:47 AM
  • "Credorax and Cisco partner for payments gateway enhancement" IBS Intelligence 8:48 AM
General Interest
  • "Blizzard's bad-news year continues with another co-founder's departure" Ars Technica 7:26 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos Says We're Destroying Earth, but Amazon Is the Slowest Tech Giant to Go Green" Motley Fool 2:31 PM
  • "Passwords are incredibly insecure, so websites and apps are quietly tracking your mouse movements and smartphone swipes without you knowing to make sure it's really you" Business Insider 10:26 AM
  • "Huawei's mysterious Hongmeng OS isn't the 'plan B' Android replacement we expected it to be" Business Insider 9:54 AM
  • "Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears" Associated Press 9:43 AM
  • "YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'" BBC 7:54 AM
  • "NSO Group's WhatsApp spyware can now snoop on your Facebook, Google, and iCloud data too" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "The Israeli firm behind software used to hack WhatsApp boasted that it can scrape data from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft cloud servers" Business Insider 7:48 AM
  • "Most Americans Have Swiped Their Way Into a Serious Relationship" PC Magazine 7:35 AM
  • "AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Data Leak Warning Issued To Millions Of Google Chrome And Firefox Users" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Google And Facebook Secretly Track Your Activity On Porn Sites, Microsoft Reports" Forbes 8:36 AM
  • "Google boosts Chrome bug bounties" BetaNews 8:24 AM
  • "Google to clamp down on Incognito Mode detection: Company also triples maximum baseline reward for security bugs." ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Google cleans out stalker, spyware apps from Play Store" ZDNet 7:32 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "How to check WiFi network security type on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 8:48 PM
  • "The Cat Came Back – Windows Weekly 630" Thurrott 12:38 PM
  • "The Sams Report: Surface Up, Xbox Down" Thurrott 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18941 (20H1)" Thurrott 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft: smile lines" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:48 AM
  • "Programming languages: Microsoft's TypeScript language makes top 10 for the first time" ZDNet 7:32 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "White House to host meeting with tech executives on Huawei ban: sources" Reuters 9:17 PM
  • "Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube" CNET 7:22 PM
  • "How Much Your Data Is Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers" The Conversation 2:30 PM
  • "Libra Versus Uncle Sam" Forbes 11:22 AM
  • "Vestager serves Qualcomm a double whammy for dessert: second EU antitrust fine in as many years" Foss Patents 8:36 AM
  • "China's intelligence law looms over EU 5G safeguards: official" Reuters 7:35 AM
  • "G7 urges tough Libra regulation, agrees to tax digital giants" ["The G7 also agreed that large tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple can be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without being physically present there."] Reuters 7:33 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Forget 'Russian' FaceApp - Facebook And Social Science One Are The Real Russian Data Danger" Forbes 7:20 PM
  • "Keep your phone from dying in the heat wave" CNET 4:57 PM
  • "Libra hasn't even launched yet, and Facebook is already in trouble over it" Mashable 4:57 PM
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Twitter's Major Design Overhaul" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Why Google Can't Solve the Privacy Paradox" PC Magazine 3:50 PM
  • "Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which Smart Speaker Is Best?" PC Magazine 3:50 PM
  • "How to save battery life on your Android phone: Keep your phone powering on" The Verge 12:39 PM
  • "Powering the brains of tomorrow's intelligent machines" TechCrunch 11:35 AM
  • "How to recover your Google account if you've been hacked, or forgot your email or password" Business Insider 11:29 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 7400 2-In-1 Review: A Lethal Weapon For Road Warriors" HotHardware 11:21 AM
  • "The MSI MEG X570 Ace Motherboard Review: Ace in the Hole at $369" AnandTech 8:57 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 9380 The GHI's Tried & Tested review of the Dell XPS 13 9380" Good Housekeeping 8:54 AM
  • "Please use ethernet cables whenever you can. Please." Mashable 8:15 AM
  • "This is how your phone could save your life: Apps, text messaging and external battery packs could make a huge difference in an emergency situation." CNET 8:09 AM
  • "Millennials are turning to Netflix to cope with burnout, and it highlights the similarities between technology addiction and food cravings" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "How to have Google Maps remember where you parked your car" The Next Web 7:56 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Equifax will pay $700 million for data breach, report says" CNET 7:22 PM
  • "Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S. data breach probes: WSJ" Reuters 7:19 PM
  • "Lexion raises $4.2M to bring AI to contract management" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Oyo founder to buy back $2 billion worth stake in SoftBank-backed Indian co" Reuters 7:34 AM
  • "SoftBank raises $270 million via Seoul unit for early-stage investments" Reuters 7:34 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks steady mid-session Friday as investors ponder corporate earnings, Fed rate cuts and U.S-China trade dispute: Microsoft shares rally after earnings beat" MarketWatch 2:15 PM
  • "Stocks struggle as rate cut expectations, Iran tensions rise" FOXBusiness 2:15 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Back as Fed Signals Small Rate Cut: Microsoft shares jump after posting record revenue; bond yields rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:14 PM
  • "Asian markets gain on fresh hopes of rate cut by Fed: Nikkei, Hang Seng, Shanghai post solid gains after comments by Fed's Williams" MarketWatch 8:45 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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