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TechNN Archive: Monday, August 12, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "On this day IBM released first modern computer" Times of India 9:10 AM
  • "IBM, India's Tata join U.S. tech platform's governing council" Reuters 7:55 AM
  • "IBM and Chainyard launch blockchain supply chain management platform" Business Review 9:10 AM
  • "IBM, Tata Become First Big Techs to Back Hedera Hashgraph Blockchain" Coindesk 9:08 AM
  • "IBM and Red Hat Need to Prove the Skeptics Wrong" InvestorPlace 6:05 PM
  • "IBM is using its AI star Watson to pinpoint salaries and coach employees. Here are 9 robot tools that could one day find their way to your office." [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:24 PM
  • "IBM and Tata Become Governing Council 'Owners' of Hedera DLT Platform" Cointelegraph 9:10 AM
  • "Samsung narrows Intel's global chip market lead in Q2" New Electronics 9:27 AM
  • "Intel boosts AI ecosystems in India" CRN 9:27 AM
  • "Intel boosts artificial intelligence ecosystem in India" Financial Express 9:28 AM
  • "Intel's 2020 Phantom Canyon NUC could be powerful, but will it be too dated?" Digital Trends 2:33 PM
  • "Intel Phantom Canyon gaming NUC with RTX 2060 spotted" Hexus 9:28 AM
  • "Is AMD finally winning the chip wars?" IT PRO (UK) 9:27 AM
  • "AMD Navi 23 could be an 'Nvidia killer' graphics card that launches in 2020" TechRadar UK 9:24 AM
  • "AMD graphics developers are calling their next card the Nvidia Killer" Digital Trends 2:33 PM
  • "AMD target boosted for product execution" Seeking Alpha 9:25 AM
  • "Will AMD Continue to Gain after Hitting a 52-Week High?" Market Realist 10:35 AM
  • "AMD Could See New Highs if It Maintains Its Trajectory" Market Realist 12:47 PM
  • "Is AMD's RDNA graphics technology ready to power next-gen consoles?" Engadget 2:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Announces Azure-focused Partnership With India's Jio" Thurrott 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Partners with Jio to Go After the Indian Cloud Market" ITPro Today 6:56 PM
  • "Reliance Jio and Microsoft sign 10-year cloud agreement: Jio plans to deploy Microsoft Azure in its data centres, connectivity infrastructure, and use it to develop cloud-based business solutions." ZDNet 8:29 PM
  • "HP reinvents the PC experience for consumers with its new convertible Chromebook" The News Minute 9:06 AM
  • "HP launches digital textile printers" CRN 9:06 AM
  • "US court to seize Autonomy finance chief's $100m shares: Autonomy's former finance chief will surrender his shares in Mike Lynch's venture capital fund to a US court as he appeals a fraud conviction over the British software company's multibillion dollar sale to Hewlett Packard." Telegraph 9:07 AM
  • "Exclusive: Cisco acquires Bengaluru-based SaaS firm 42hertz" ENTracker 8:58 AM
  • "Cisco hedges bets on enterprise cloud and 5G technology" DH News Service, 8:59 AM
  • "Cisco To Acquire Voicea For Videoconferencing Tech" Seeking Alpha 12:47 PM
  • "Java Web Start is dead, long live Java Web Start!" JAXenter 9:05 AM
  • "Oracle Romania CEO Mîndruțescu resigns from Fondul Proprietatea board" Romania Insider 9:04 AM
  • "TSMC gearing up for another semiconductor supercycle" DigiTimes 8:12 AM
General Interest
  • "Eben Upton dismisses the Raspberry Pi 4's USB-C flaw, blames people for owning expensive chargers" BetaNews 3:45 PM
  • "LG's upcoming G8X will be its first phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor" The Verge 3:45 PM
  • "LG G8X renders forecast waterdrop notch and in-display fingerprint sensor" Android Police 12:46 PM
  • "Amazon is bringing cloud services and AI to a consortium of Pittsburgh researchers" Business Insider 10:35 AM
  • "DxOMark: Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G steals best camera crown from Huawei P30 Pro" Android Authority 9:47 AM
  • "The 16-year-old 'Fortnite' player who won $3 million at the Fortnite World Cup was 'swatted' during a stream" Business Insider 9:38 AM
  • "From casual gaming to making millions: Inside the fast-growing esports industry" CNBC 8:32 AM
  • "Cloud Atlas threat group updates weaponry with polymorphic malware" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Your smart-home system could be making your home unsellable, according to a top real-estate agent" Business Insider 8:24 AM
  • "Huawei founder plots 'invincible iron army' to battle the US" Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Huawei resumes notebook orders, development of 5G models, say sources" DigiTimes 8:12 AM
  • "Hackers Can Now Target DSLR Cameras With Sophisticated Remote Ransomware Attacks" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "This is how ransomware could infect your digital camera: Researchers demonstrate how it's possible to infect DSLR cameras with ransomware—and warn of potential for additional attacks." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Oh great, now our smart speakers can attack us with harmful sounds" Digital Trends 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung's 108-megapixel camera sensor is coming to smartphones soon" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki reveals how she deals with male 'microaggressions' and makes her points forcefully" Business Insider 10:49 AM
  • "YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says she takes her 5 kids' phones away during battles over their screen time" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "Twitch CEO apologises for pornography on Ninja's channel" BBC 7:56 AM
  • "Google launches 'Switch to Chromebook' ads with Bill Nye the Science Guy" 9to5Google 3:45 PM
  • "Android Phone Users Rejoice With New Password-Free Login For Google Services" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Google lets Android users skip the password when logging in*: * = For now, fingerprint or lock screen authentication applies only to one Google property." Ars Technica 12:48 PM
  • "Google will now let Android users log in to some services without a password" The Verge 12:47 PM
  • "Google design director teases 20x zoom on a Pixel phone, but it's not true" The Verge 12:47 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 will likely have a 20x zoom camera" The Verge 10:49 AM
  • "Google's blocking of phone repair ads is pushing customers towards more expensive first-party services" Android Police 9:41 AM
  • "Google Maps will update with Live View AR navigation, other travel features" Memeburn 8:17 AM
  • "Google to bury indicator for Extended Validation certs in Chrome because users barely took notice" The Register 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Jio and Microsoft announce alliance to accelerate digital transformation in India" Microsoft 9:46 AM
  • "Apparel Group Fuels Amazing Growth Trajectory with Oracle: Global fashion and lifestyle retailer streamlines operations to gain a single view of the truth, from inventory to financials" Oracle 9:45 AM
  • "Cortana is being removed from the GLAS thermostat" The Verge 5:11 PM
  • "Johnson Controls is removing Microsoft's Cortana from the GLAS thermostat" ZDNet 5:11 PM
  • "Xbox's Phil Spencer: Video game streaming 'years and years' away from being mainstream" CNET 5:11 PM
  • "Microsoft scraps major graphics update for Minecraft" CNET 8:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Cancels Super Duper Graphics Pack for Minecraft" Thurrott 12:58 PM
  • "Is Windows pushing you to upgrade? Don't be bullied. There's a middle path." Computerworld 9:38 AM
  • "Intel upgrade block for Windows 10 v1903 to be lifted soon" Windows Report 9:28 AM
  • "Office Goes Subscription-Only for Home Use Program: Microsoft drops the ability for eligible employees to pay once for Office 2019 and use it for as long as they like. Now a discounted Office 365 subscription is the only choice." PC Magazine 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft drops one-off Office licenses from its Home Use Program: The company really, really wants you to buy Office as a subscription." Engadget 8:24 AM
  • "IVPN for Windows review: Same high price, more features/IVPN has changed a lot since we last looked at in 2017." PCWorld 7:55 AM
  • "Web body mulls halving HTTPS cert lifetimes. That screaming in the distance is HTTPS cert sellers fearing orgs will bail for Let's Encrypt" The Register 8:57 PM
  • "Senators want to know why Amazon Choice recommends junk: Amazon's label for high-quality products is rife with fraud." Engadget 6:57 PM
  • "Frontier network outages get worse in NY, triggering state investigation: Frontier, already under fire in Minnesota, faces network quality probe in NY." Ars Technica 2:37 PM
  • "FCC approves another $137 million to expand rural broadband access" Engadget 2:26 PM
  • "Google Pixel owners can claim up to $500 in class action settlement" Engadget 7:42 PM
  • "Google's rivals opt out of search engine auction, calling it 'unethical' and 'anti-competitive'" VentureBeat 12:47 PM
  • "Oregon joins states' lawsuit to block T-Mobile, Sprint merger" Reuters 12:36 PM
  • "FBI seeks to monitor Facebook, oversee mass social media data collection" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "US Navy Scraps Touch Screen Helm Controls" PC Magazine 7:33 AM
  • "US Navy: We're ditching touchscreens for physical throttles on destroyer fleet" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "How to fix the Android bug that's draining your battery" ZDNet 5:11 PM
  • "Many blockchain use cases need IoT to succeed, and more" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "The Phony Patriots of Silicon Valley: Top tech companies are rallying around the flag. How opportunistic of them." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:03 PM
  • "The best laptops for students in 2019" Engadget 10:49 AM
  • "Fitbit Ace 2 review: The Ace 2 kids fitness tracker brings the Fitbit experience to the whole family" Digital Trends 8:09 AM
  • "How Facebook Is Changing to Deal With Scrutiny of Its Power" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:34 AM
  • "How to securely wipe your iPhones, Android devices, and PCs" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "Verizon Sells Tumblr to WordPress's Parent Company" PC Magazine 8:56 PM
  • "Verizon is selling Tumblr to WordPress' owner: A blogging site joins another blogging home" The Verge 3:50 PM
  • "Verizon is selling blogging site Tumblr to the owner of WordPress for a 'nominal' amount of money" Business Insider 3:42 PM
  • "Polarity raises $8.1M for its AI software that constantly analyzes employee screens and highlights key info" TechCrunch 2:23 PM
  • "Sequoia leads $40M investment in mobile messaging startup Attentive" TechCrunch 12:48 PM
  • "Lucidworks raises $100M to expand in AI-powered search-as-a-service for organizations" TechCrunch 9:47 AM
  • "Light Field Lab raises $28 million for huge holographic displays" VentureBeat 8:26 AM
  • "India's Meesho raises $125M to expand its social commerce business" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes 390 points lower, loses grip on 26,000 as 10-year Treasury hits 1.64%: Second-quarter earnings set to decline year-over-year" MarketWatch 3:48 PM
  • "Dow Ends Off 400 on Hong Kong Unrest, Trade-War and Recession Fears: Stocks tumbled Monday as fears of a global recession from the U.S.-China trade war weighed on Wall Street and unrest in Hong Kong dented sentiment." TheStreet 3:48 PM
  • "Dow plunges close to 400 points on falling bond yields, trade war jitters" FOXBusiness 3:48 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Decline Amid Trade Woes: Stocks fell as a wave of selling that analysts attributed to mounting doubts about a trade deal pulled lower shares of everything from banks to technology companies." [Paid Membership Required] 8:57 PM
  • "Asian markets make cautious gains following rocky week: Stocks rise in Hong Kong, Shanghai; Nikkei closed for holiday" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:54 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:30 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization"
  • "PwC Exec Shares Insights on Digital Transformation Strategy"
  • "5 Reasons Why CDOs May Ride the Next Wave of Leadership"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "How to Protect Your Children From Online Sexual Predators"
  • "When a DNA Test Says You're a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Amazon Prime Deliveries Can't Keep Up With Holiday Shopping"
  • "Apple: Software Update to Fix 16-Inch MacBook Pro 'Popping' Speakers"
  • "Elon Musk Not Liable in 'Pedo Guy' Defamation Lawsuit"
  • "The Biggest Tech Fails of 2019"
  • "What Drives the Tesla Superfans?"
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Amazon CEO says wants to work more with Pentagon"
  • "Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes"
  • "Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Interview with one of the world's best competitive bug hunters"
  • "Google, Intel, MIT, and more: a NeurIPS conference AI research tour"
  • "Bring more UX design into software developers' jobs, CTO urges"
  • "The PC was supposed to die a decade ago. Instead, this happened"
  • "Five tips for stress-free tech travel"

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