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TechNN Archive: Monday, July 22, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Pays $25 Million to End U.S. Probe Into Bribery Overseas" Bloomberg 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft to pay $26 million to settle claims of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" BetaNews 11:35 AM
  • "Microsoft agrees to $25m settlement to end probe" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:08 AM
  • "Microsoft to pay $25m to DOJ and SEC in Hungary bribery and kickback case: Microsoft to pay $8,751,795 to the DOJ, and $16,565,151 to the SEC." ZDNet 3:17 PM
  • "Microsoft is investing $1 billion in OpenAI, the Elon Musk-founded company that's trying to build human-like artificial intelligence" Business Insider 8:23 AM
  • "With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI in new multiyear partnership" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft gives OpenAI $1 billion for artificial general intelligence" Mashable 11:36 AM
  • "How Microsoft made it harder to create Windows 10 local accounts" PCWorld 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17763.652 - here's what's new" Neowin 8:52 PM
  • "IBM gives cancer-killing drug AI project to the open source community" ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "IBM: A Worse Quarter Than It Initially Appears" Seeking Alpha 8:08 AM
  • "IBM given AU$95.5m to deliver initial design for Defence ERP program: The contract will see Big Blue provide system integrator services to deliver the design phase of the ERP program." ZDNet 9:07 PM
  • "Intel's Core i7-1065G7 laptop processor beats the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in single core performance" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "Intel, SAP extend tech partnership" IT Online 8:52 AM
  • "Testing AMD's new Radeon Anti-Lag Feature" TechSpot 8:49 AM
  • "AMD plans to unleash a new threadripper to compete with Cascade Lake-X in October" OptoCrypto 8:50 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3: Everything we know so far" Digital Trends 12:30 PM
  • "AMD exec: Nvidia fell for our double bluff" Ars Technica 5:29 PM
  • "Atlantis, The Palm, selects Dell Technologies to modernise its IT environment" Intelligent CIO 8:47 AM
  • "Partners shine for Dell Technologies in South Asia" ChannelAsia 8:48 AM
  • "'Polarising' Oracle and 'disjointed' IBM remain cloud also-rans" iTNews Australia 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco in talks to acquire security startup Signal Sciences" CRN Australia 8:43 AM
  • "Revealed: CISCO's Group CIO places customers at the center of digital strategy" The Economic Times 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco 'in talks' to borg with web app protector Signal Sciences for its web app firewall tech" The Register 8:07 AM
  • "Chipmakers stepping up transition to 96-layer 3D NAND process" DigiTimes 8:22 AM
General Interest
  • "Redmi Shows Off Pixelicious Photo Sample Of World's First 64MP Smartphone Camera" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Delivery apps like DoorDash are using your tips to pay workers' wages: Extending the predatory practice of tipped wages into the app economy" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "Leaked Pixel 4 images show Google going for a surprisingly massive 'forehead' front bezel" Business Insider 8:22 AM
  • "Pixel 4 Leak Suggests Soli Touchless Interactions" PC Magazine 7:49 AM
  • "Google Assistant may soon let you send texts directly from the lock screen: Google Assistant is set to become even more versatile than it already is." Android Central 8:22 AM
  • "Pegatron reportedly to make third-generation Google Glass" DigiTimes 8:22 AM
  • "Google Will Pay You Up To $150K If You Can Break It" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "Google's built a new tool to help you ace your next developer interview" ZDNet 7:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Highlights Commitment to Corporate Responsibility with 24th Annual Corporate Citizenship Update" GlobeNewswire 8:49 AM
  • "OpenAI forms exclusive computing partnership with Microsoft to build new Azure AI supercomputing technologies" Microsoft 10:09 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft is set to shake up Dynamics 365 pricing and packaging again" ZDNet 2:21 PM
  • "Programming Windows: BASIC Inventors Take on Gates, Microsoft (Premium)" Thurrott 8:34 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Equifax's $700 million data breach settlement spurs calls for new rules" Reuters 2:21 PM
  • "FTC to announce $5 billion settlement with Facebook as early as this week: sources" Reuters 1:29 PM
  • "Trump calls for investigation into JEDI contract, but some in Congress urge no 'unnecessary delays'" Datacenter Dynamics 8:45 AM
  • "Trump: 'We will have to find out' about Huawei's relationship with North Korea" Reuters 11:43 AM
  • "Britain delays decision on Huawei's role in 5G networks" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "More trouble for Huawei as its involvement with North Korea network is exposed" Android Authority 9:54 AM
  • "Huawei secretly helped build North Korea's wireless network, leaked documents suggest" CNET 8:26 AM
  • "Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network: Washington Post" Reuters 8:26 AM
  • "White House reportedly meeting tech execs about Huawei ban" CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Tech jocks headed for White House powwow on 'economic matters' (read: Huawei ban)/Qualcomm, Google, Micron, Microsoft, Broadcom and Intel said to be invited" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Equifax to pay up to $700m to settle data breach" BBC 8:07 AM
  • "Equifax to pay up to $650 million in data breach settlement" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "Europe rules EU citizens in UK can keep .eu domains after Brexit" ZDNet 7:47 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How the FTC let Mark Zuckerberg off the hook" Mashable 2:21 PM
  • "Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition Review" LAPTOP Magazine 1:44 PM
  • "5 details about AdBlock Plus you should know: It's complicated. Eyeo, which makes the top ad blocker, is also an ally of online advertising." CNET 10:46 AM
  • "HP Omen 15 review: Fantastic dual speakers, anti-ghosting keys, compact size make it a good gaming laptop" The Economic Times 8:46 AM
  • "Asus' ROG Phone II is the most spec-heavy gaming phone yet" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "Social Media Has Primed Us For An Eventual Surveillance State" Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "Alienware m15"s OLED is the gaming screen of your dreams. Kinda" CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Core i9-9900K vs Ryzen 9 3900X: Which should you buy?" PCWorld 8:05 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Etsy acquires musical instrument marketplace Reverb for $275 million" VentureBeat 8:54 AM
  • "Streaming video service Iflix raises more than $50 million led by Fidelity International as it prepares to go public" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "UVeye snaps up $31M for its hyper-detailed, AI-based drive-thru vehicle-scanning platform" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "Visa invests in India-based B2B payments platform PayMate's $25M round" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Sennder raises $70M on $300M valuation to take on the freight forwarding industry" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher on back of tech rally; Apple shares boost the Dow: Apple shares rally after Morgan Stanley raises price target" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher at Start of Tech-Heavy Earnings Week, Oil Prices Rise: Stocks end higher Monday as investors prepare for a week of earnings reports and try to read the Federal Reserve's thinking on interest rates." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks trade in tight range ahead of week full of earnings" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Inch Higher at Start of Busy Week: Investors prepare for deluge of economic data and earnings reports" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian shares mostly fall as new stock market debuts in Shanghai: Nikkei, Hang Seng slip, but STAR market pops in first day of trading" MarketWatch 8:41 AM



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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 Takeaway.com'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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