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TechNN Archive: Friday, September 6, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "IBM: 120 million workers need retraining as robots displace jobs" Bloomberg 9:11 AM
  • "IBM Continues Invest Big In High-Performance Computing" Forbes 9:53 AM
  • "IBM Launches New Services for Quantum Computing Education" Tom's Hardware 9:11 AM
  • "IBM: Taxpayers Don't Want Local Government Paying Ransomware" ChannelFutures 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft makes a weird musical about itself" Neowin 5:14 PM
  • "In nostalgic move, Microsoft brings back PowerToys for Windows 10: At the dawn of the Internet era, developers on the Windows Shell team created some nifty utilities and shared them with power users in the Windows community. A quarter-century later, PowerToys are back, and this time they're open source." ZDNet 7:22 PM
  • "Steam Hardware survey shows gamers are embracing AMD and Nvidia, but falling out of love with Intel" TechRadar UK 9:16 AM
  • "Intel is optimistic about cloud spending and an AMD price battle: Chip-related stocks had a second straight day of 3% gains on Thursday" MarketWatch 9:17 AM
  • "Intel Swipes At AMD's Ryzen Boost Issues, Teases 5GHz All-Core CPU" CRN 9:17 AM
  • "Intel's Surprise 5GHz Core i9-9900KS Launching In October: Offers Exciting Cascade Lake X Tease Too" Forbes 8:14 AM
  • "Intel hosts supply chain symposiums in Taipei, Shanghai" DigiTimes 8:29 AM
  • "Intel Documents Show Driver Support for Unannounced 400-Series Chipsets" AnandTech 2:40 PM
  • "HPE takes server market share from Dell" CRN 9:10 AM
  • "HP targets growing pouch market: HP will show a 'digital pouch factory' at Labelexpo, as one of its major customers in North America gears up to begin pouch manufacturing in the UK." PrintWeek 9:08 AM
  • "HP Inc waves bye to EMEA president with 'immediate effect'" The Register 8:21 AM
  • "HP Parts Ways with EMEA Chief Over Red Ink" Channelnomics 9:08 AM
  • "How Kaltura Will Enable Oracle Video Cloud" eWeek 9:05 AM
  • "Cisco invests ZAR 140 mln towards digitising South Africa" Telecompaper 9:04 AM
  • "TSMC to see 7nm chip demand remain robust through 1H20" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:29 AM
General Interest
  • "Lenovo announces Yoga Smart Tab and Smart Tab M8 Android tablets with Google Assistant" ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "Latest Pixel 4 rumors claim 8x zoom, improved Night Sight, and new 'Motion Mode'" The Verge 3:24 PM
  • "Metasploit team releases BlueKeep exploit" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "Vulnerability lets text messages steal emails from Android phones: Devices from Samsung, LG, Huawei and Sony are affected." Engadget 8:44 AM
  • "Qualcomm to expand 5G chips into mid-priced phones next year" Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware: Researchers spot new ransomware targeting Linux-based servers." ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Your phone could power a personal movie theater you wear on your face: This prototype is like Google Glass, minus the creep factor." CNET 8:37 AM
  • "GM wants to put Google Maps, Google Assistant in your car" ZDNet 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Study: The Skills Gap is Not a Myth, But Can Be Addressed with Real Solutions" PRNewswire 8:40 AM
  • "Oracle Sets the Date for its First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Earnings Announcement" PRNewswire 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft hosts first Windows Subsystem for Linux conference" ZDNet 2:46 PM
  • "Ask Paul: September 6 (Premium)" Thurrott 2:36 PM
  • "Slack claims enterprise wins against Microsoft, but shares plunge on poor outlook" MSPoweruser 9:18 AM
  • "TomTom: Microsoft integrating our navigation in connected vehicles platform" Reuters 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's First Rebooted PowerToys Go Live" Thurrott 8:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 PowerToys First Preview Launches" PC Magazine 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft is working to address high CPU usage and search problems with KB4512941 update" BetaNews 8:51 AM
  • "New Windows 10 20H1 test build delivers a bunch of fixes, minor updates" ZDNet 1:30 PM
  • "Windows 10 1909: Microsoft ends 19H2 confusion, puts all testers on same builds" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "NY: T-Mobile's Metro Stores Sold Used Phones as New to Consumers/NYC investigators uncovered at least 21 instances of local 'Metro by T-Mobile' stores repackaging used handsets, including iPhones, and selling them as new." PC Magazine 1:32 PM
  • "T-Mobile gets sued by NYC for thousands of violations against consumers" Android Central 9:49 AM
  • "Senate demands answers from Amazon over Ring surveillance" Engadget 8:44 AM
  • "LG to pay AU$160,000 for misleading two consumers about burnt-in TVs" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Ex-Google manager alleges in new complaint she was discriminated against for being pregnant" GeekWire 10:54 AM
  • "Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa could be next targets for child privacy laws" CNET 8:20 AM
  • "China to curb facial recognition and apps in schools" BBC 8:20 AM
  • "Big Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon to face antitrust probe by U.S. state attorneys general" Reuters 1:33 PM
  • "States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes: Texas attorney general to lead effort examining impact of Google on digital advertising markets; New York attorney general to helm Facebook review, citing concerns over control of personal data" [Paid Membership Required] 11:05 AM
  • "New York announces antitrust investigation into Facebook, kicking off bipartisan effort" The Hour 11:05 AM
  • "Dozens of US states are reportedly ganging up on Facebook and Google by launching antitrust investigations" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "NY attorney general will lead antitrust investigation into Facebook" TechCrunch 9:53 AM
  • "Facebook to face fresh anti-trust investigation" BBC 8:37 AM
  • "Facebook hit by US antitrust probe from eight attorneys general" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Facebook faces antitrust probe from state attorneys general" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "How to Cure Your Kids' Addiction to Technology" Haaretz 3:49 PM
  • "Acer's ConceptD 9 Pro: A 17.3-Inch Convertible w/ Core i9 & Quadro RTX 5000" AnandTech 1:26 PM
  • "Asura Genesis Xtreme SSD Review: Speedy NVMe With RBG Bling" HotHardware 11:52 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 5500 review: Going off key/There's a lot to like about this professional notebook, but a dull screen and awkward keyboard get in the way" IT PRO (UK) 9:09 AM
  • "Google has a new Tinder-style interface for finding stuff to watch, here's how to use it" The Next Web 8:44 AM
  • "Hands-on with Samsung's improved Galaxy Fold: This one probably won't break" Mashable 8:43 AM
  • "Facebook Dating could have an unfair advantage over its competitors: Why antitrust investigators should take a look at the company's latest project" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "5 reasons why you should never trust a free VPN: Take your privacy and security seriously enough to avoid malware, ad tracking and slow connections." CNET 8:20 AM
  • "What are open-source operating systems? Everything you need to know" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Huboo raises £1M to take the pain out of e-commerce fulfilment" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Alibaba pays $2bn for China's cross-border shopping platform Kaola" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:21 AM
  • "Alibaba dials up luxury push with $2 billion buy of Netease e-commerce arm" Reuters 7:58 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 book 3rd day of gains, as stock market caps off solid week despite tepid jobs report: Fed's Jerome Powell says jobs report reflects healthy labor market, speaking at a panel in Zurich" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Jobs Growth Slows, Fed's Powell Says Outlook Favorable: Stocks ended mixed Friday as a weaker-than-expected jobs report boosted chances for another interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated a pledge to 'act as appropriate to sustain' the U.S. expansion." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "US stocks close mixed after jobs report miss" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb After Jobs Report: U.S. stocks finished the week higher after the August jobs report showed hiring slowed in a month racked by trade threats, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on track to cut interest rates again later this month." [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets gain on trade-deal hopes, positive U.S. economic data: Nikkei, Hang Seng advance following Wall Street rally" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks hold near month highs" MarketWatch 8:57 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
  • "Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
  • "The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Resident Evil 3: The System Requirements Needed to Contain the Zombie Outbreak"
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Targeted by Activist Investor"
  • "YouTube TV Temporarily Restores Sinclair's Regional Sports Networks"
  • "Lady Gaga Shot 'Stupid Love' Music Video on iPhone 11 Pro"
  • "Surface Duo Release Might Happen Sooner Than You Think"
Reuters (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "South Korea's Samsung Electronics closes mobile device plant after coronavirus case confirmed: Yonhap"
  • "Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document"
  • "Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey's removal: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"

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