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TechNN Archive: Monday, August 5, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft and Samsung step up partnership ahead of August 7 Unpacked event: Expect Microsoft to be on stage at the Samsung Unpacked event on August 7, demonstrating Office apps, Your Phone and more." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft: Russian state hackers are using IoT devices to breach enterprise networks" ZDNet 1:59 PM
  • "Microsoft catches Russian state hackers using IoT devices to breach networks: Fancy Bear servers are communicating with compromised devices inside corporate networks." Ars Technica 9:05 PM
  • "Windows 7's Pending Support Doom Sends Microsoft Customers Flocking To Windows 10" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "IBM, Chainyard unveil blockchain-based 'Trust Your Supplier' network: IBM has partnered with Fortune 500 companies to launch the network, which is aimed at automating the validation and onboarding of buyers and suppliers." Computerworld 7:44 AM
  • "IBM and other companies launch new blockchain network for supply management" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "IBM launches Trust Your Supplier blockchain network: Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Lenovo, Nokia, Schneider Electric, and Vodafone to use IBM's new blockchain network to tackle supplier challenges." ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "IBM Sees Red Hat Accelerating Growth, but Earnings Will Take a Hit This Year" Motley Fool 2:11 PM
  • "IBM Is a Growth Stock Again Thanks to Red Hat Deal" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:47 PM
  • "What Analysts Have to Say About IBM's Red Hat Acquisition Going Forward" 24/7 Wall St. 2:47 PM
  • "Dell Announces Disk Library for Mainframe 5.1" Storage Review 8:38 AM
  • "Variety is standard with HP workstation range" IT-Online 8:36 AM
  • "HPE buys MapR, aims to extend portfolio for AI, machine learning, analytics" ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "It's the end of the big-data era: HPE to acquire MapR's assets" SiliconANGLE 2:00 PM
  • "The saga of MapR, a Google-backed startup that raised $280 million, ends with the sale of its assets to HPE — and it could signal the end of an era for big data" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:57 PM
  • "I miss him already, says judge as Mike Lynch's court marathon ends: Just another few months of others' testimony to go" The Register 7:46 AM
  • "Lenovo, Intel ramp up HPC, AI partnership: Under the partnership, Lenovo will optimize Intel's HPC and AI portfolio to develop systems." ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "Intel announces 10th Gen Ice Lake processors with big gains in graphics and AI performance" MoneyControl 8:40 AM
  • "Intel's Gen 11 graphics has improved so much, we may have to stop making jokes about it" PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Intel integrates new FPGA into HPE servers for computing-intensive markets" ZDNet 9:51 AM
  • "AMD to see DIY PC market share hit 10-year high of over 30% by end-2019" DigiTimes 8:05 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook: UK privacy chief joins warning about cryptocurrency" BBC 8:33 PM
  • "Leaked images show up of Samsung's Galaxy Book S" Neowin 5:04 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Smartwatch Debuts With Touch Sensitive Bezel And LTE" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "The Pixel 3 can't 'shake' all these user complaints of stuttering camera performance" Android Police 12:01 PM
  • "Fossil's latest stylish smartwatches can last for days" Engadget 9:12 AM
  • "Toshiba Launches XL-FLASH 3D SLC NAND" AnandTech 8:29 AM
  • "Google says it will use recycled materials in all of its hardware products by 2022" The Verge 11:27 AM
  • "Google pledges carbon-neutral shipping, recycled plastic for all devices" Reuters 9:47 AM
  • "Google and Arm are developing a new technology to mitigate against memory vulnerabilities in Android" Android Police 8:44 AM
  • "Google Expands Cloud Migration Tools to Ease Move to Hybrid Cloud" ITPro Today 8:22 AM
  • "Huawei's Hongmeng OS could be revealed this week: Phone reportedly planned for later this year" The Verge 8:01 AM
  • "Huawei will reportedly release a phone with its own OS this year" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "MIT researchers are working on AI-based knitting design software that will let anyone, even novices, make their own clothes" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "How 5G will banish awkward video conference calls when you're out of the office, and cut your commute time" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Tucows Drops 8chan Domain Registration After El Paso Shooting" Forbes 1:59 PM
  • "The founder of 8chan, the anonymous online messaging board that's a haven for extremist content, calls for the site to be shut down" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Cloudflare Ditches 8chan. What Happens Now?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:46 AM
  • "8chan far-right forum offline as Cloudflare cuts support" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "8chan, a site favored by suspected mass shooters, is losing its network home" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 AM
  • "8chan cast out by Cloudflare after El Paso shooting" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:36 AM
  • "New MegaCortex Ransomware Targets Corporations Across The US And Europe" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "MegaCortex ransomware slams enterprise firms with $5.8 million blackmail demands: New malware strains are hitting enterprise companies in Europe and the US." ZDNet 7:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "Rick Bergman Joins AMD Senior Leadership Team" GlobeNewswire 8:58 AM
  • "Leading Tech, Telecom, Pharma, Beverage and Manufacturing Companies Collaborate with IBM and Chainyard to Simplify Supply Chain Management Using a New Blockchain Network" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "Lenovo and Intel Announce Multiyear Global Collaboration to Extend HPC and AI Leadership" Intel 8:08 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft adds Azure Dedicated Host option for running VMs on single-tenant servers" ZDNet 12:52 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Azure Security Lab, doubles top bug bounty to $40,000" VentureBeat 11:09 AM
  • "Microsoft To Disable Internet Explorer 11 VBScript Closing Major Security Loophole" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Microsoft hikes cost of licensing its software on rival public clouds, introduces Azure 'Dedicated' Hosts" The Register 9:47 AM
  • "Fortnite star Ninja could help Microsoft's live-streaming platform compete with Twitch" Business Insider 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft: New Windows Terminal update is out and it's 'huge'/Microsoft's new command-line tool, Terminal, gets its biggest update ever." ZDNet 8:45 AM
  • "Programming Windows: Marvel (Premium)" Thurrott 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Terminal preview gets jiggy with Azure – but emphasis on 'preview'" The Register 8:19 AM
  • "Disabled by default: Microsoft ups the ante in its war against VBScript on Internet Explorer" The Register 7:45 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FBI warns of new trend where cybercriminals recruit money mules via dating sites" ZDNet 9:16 PM
  • "Google employee claims it discriminates against pregnant women: In a viral memo, the Googler lays out a damning portrait of discrimination." Engadget 3:47 PM
  • "Trump and Republicans continue to blame video games for their failures on gun control" The Verge 2:12 PM
  • "Trump condemns role of video games in 'glorification of violence'" VentureBeat 12:53 PM
  • "Senators Urge Google to Give Temporary Workers Full-Time Status: As of March, Google had more temporary workers than full-time employees. The senators demanded Sundar Pichai, the chief executive, end the company's 'two-tier employment structure.'" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "OneWeb says Russia did not block its plans" BBC 7:44 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Opinion: Google Home 2 would benefit from a Soli chip more than Pixel 4" 9to5Google 12:53 PM
  • "Nvidia Shield TV: Hands-on with Android Pie for Android TV [Video] 9to5Google 10:54 AM
  • "Dell 75 4K Interactive Touch Monitor (C7520QT) Review" LAPTOP Magazine 10:38 AM
  • "HP Omen X 2S review: A dual-screen curio" Engadget 9:47 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a hot alternative to the Apple Watch" Mashable 9:12 AM
  • "Galaxy Watch Active 2 hands-on: Samsung's balancing act" Engadget 9:12 AM
  • "OS war – what was it good for? Absolutely nothing" IT PRO (UK) 9:07 AM
  • "When did computers get smarter than us?" BetaNews 8:06 AM
  • "A disturbing lack of outrage about the E3 Expo leak" BetaNews 8:06 AM
  • "What to do about 8chan, the net's atrocity megaphone" Axios 8:05 AM
  • "Locked down: why buying a 5G phone isn't a good idea, for now" Digital Trends 8:05 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Fever raises $35 million to create and curate live experiences" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "Backbone raises $10 million for cloud-hosted consumer goods workflows" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "Foxconn did hold talks with China players for selling 10.5G LCD line, say sources" DigiTimes 8:05 AM
  • "Google, Arm team up to tackle memory vulnerabilities through MTE: It is hoped that adopting MTE might help track and detect memory security flaws." ZDNet 7:27 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends nearly 770 points lower as intensifying trade tensions trigger stock rout: Treasury yields extend drop as investors seek havens" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Broadly Lower: DJIA Down 2.9% — as China Counters Trump Tariff Efforts: China hit back at President Trump's move to accelerate tariffs on China-made goods. The indexes had their worst day of the year." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Dow tanks 767 points in market's worst day of 2019" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Close Sharply Lower as Yuan Reels and Trump Jabs at China: Dow, S&P, Nasdaq slide; Trump accuses China of engaging in currency manipulation." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Tech Stocks face worst streak of the Trump era as chip makers routed: Hoped-for recovery in chip market looking less likely" MarketWatch 12:57 PM
  • "Asian markets fall amid trade tensions, Hong Kong strife: Hang Seng plunges as protests cripple city; Nikkei, Kospi drop 2%" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:41 AM
  • "Europe stocks slump to start the week" MarketWatch 8:41 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:20 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Voice Assistants Bring AI to the Workplace"
  • "CIOs: Time to Reinvent Your Supply Chains"
New York Times (Checked 9:20 PM; no changes since 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "G.E. Is Accused of Major Fraud, and Stocks Take a Beating"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:20 PM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Software Vulnerability Disclosure Is a Real Mess"
Reuters (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "U.S. President Trump does not want to do business with China's Huawei"
  • "Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition"
ZDNet (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "A Greater Bank experience with core banking in the cloud"
  • "Degrading Tor network performance only costs a few thousand dollars per month"
  • "Encryption has created an uncrackable puzzle for the real world"
  • "Hy-Vee issues warning to customers after discovering point-of-sale breach"
  • "Singapore to feel impact of China-US trade dispute if prolonged"
  • "Over 20 Texas local governments hit in 'coordinated ransomware attack'"


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