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TechNN Archive: Friday, September 13, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft will never sell facial recognition for surveillance, president says" Reuters 8:40 AM
  • "Walt Disney Studios and Microsoft Partner on Azure" Thurrott 8:38 AM
  • "Tech companies won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws, Microsoft's president says" Reuters 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft president: Data privacy is one of the 'fundamental freedoms of our time'" FOXBusiness 9:15 AM
  • "Intel: SSH-stealing NetCAT bug not really a problem" Sophos 9:12 AM
  • "Intel Tells IoT Customers To Transition To Revised Apollo Lake CPUs" CRN 9:13 AM
  • "AMD brings Radeon Image Sharpening to select Radeon RX 500 and RX 400 series GPUs" Windows Central 9:11 AM
  • "AMD brings Radeon Image Sharpening to RX 400, 500 GPUs | bit-tech.net" bit-tech 9:11 AM
  • "AMD's New Driver Boosts Graphics on Lower-End GPUs" Tom's Hardware 9:10 AM
  • "AMD adds RIS support to Radeon RX 500 and RX 400 cards" Hexus 9:10 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 19.9.2 brings Radeon Image Sharpening to some Polaris graphics cards" Neowin 9:10 AM
  • "IBM: reimagining the way we work with IoT and IBM Maximo" Gigabit Magazine 9:07 AM
  • "Meet the 14 IBM execs with key roles in CEO Ginni Rometty's bold bid to dominate a $1 trillion market — including 4 who might succeed her one day" Business Insider 1:30 PM
  • "Michael Dell: In the age of distributed cloud and big data, integration is key" FedScoop 9:04 AM
  • "Wall Street analyst slashes HP Inc's share rating amid mounting worries over printer supplies declines" The Register 11:13 AM
  • "HP reaches Indigo milestone: HP has revealed it has now installed more than 100 of its Indigo 12000 HD digital presses." PrintWeek 9:02 AM
  • "Cisco teases 'radically redesigned' MSP partner programme" Channelweb UK 8:58 AM
  • "Cisco, ITU team up to launch Digital Transformation Centers initiative" iTWire 8:58 AM
  • "Cisco Introduces UC Manager Cloud" UCToday 8:58 AM
  • "Safra Catz has long been Oracle's secret weapon, and analysts say that it's her time to shine as sole CEO: 'This will test her, but she will prevail'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 11:24 AM
  • "Arm Joins CXL Consortium" AnandTech 9:51 AM
General Interest
  • "Here's a first proper look at the Google Pixel 4 camera features" Android Authority 10:15 AM
  • "The Entirety of YouTube Could Fit on a Teaspoon: DNA data storage is about to get wild." Popular Mechanics 10:12 AM
  • "Encrypted messaging is becoming more popular, and child advocates are worried" The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "Google One subscribers receiving automatic Android backup with broad content support" Android Police 1:20 PM
  • "Google: We've changed search rankings to reward 'original news reporting'" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "Google's ARCore platform can now track faces, boasts improved memory" Digital Trends 8:45 AM
  • "Google to remind staff they can complain about work" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "Google One Adds Phone Backups for Your Whole Family" PC Magazine 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Primerica Taps IBM to Modernize Applications in a Hybrid Cloud Environment" PRNewswire 8:39 AM
  • "Intel Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend" Business Wire 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft and The Walt Disney Studios to develop 'scene-to-screen' content workflows" Microsoft 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft and The Walt Disney Studios to develop 'scene-to-screen' content workflows" PRNewswire 8:39 AM
  • "Oracle OpenWorld 2019, Breakthrough Starts Here" PRNewswire 8:39 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft improves conference room audio with AI that taps multiple mics" VentureBeat 2:14 PM
  • "Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection Evaluation Lab Now Available" Redmond Magazine 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft acknowledges that KB4515384 update breaks the Start menu and Search in Windows 10" BetaNews 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft tries to fix Windows 10, ends up breaking the Start menu" TechRadar UK 9:15 AM
  • "Windows 10 1903: Microsoft details search fix as new update bug hits" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "The Sams Report: Something Different About The October Surface Event" Thurrott 9:47 AM
  • "You can watch a live stream of Microsoft's Surface event" BetaNews 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft will livestream its October 2 Surface event, suggesting big reveals" The Next Web 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft is developing liquid-filled hinges for foldables" Pocket-lint 8:59 PM
  • "Microsoft is working on foldable Surface devices with liquid-powered hinges" The Verge 12:33 PM
  • "Microsoft Patent Details Hinge Design for Dual-Screen Surface Device" Thurrott 8:38 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "US Moves to Sanction Shadowy North Korean Hacking Groups" PC Magazine 4:50 PM
  • "Net neutrality's ultimate champion keeps on fighting: Between restoring net neutrality, regulating the tech industry and tackling the state's housing crisis, California state Sen. Scott Wiener never stops moving." CNET 10:11 AM
  • "Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe" Reuters 3:21 PM
  • "Justice Department presses Google rivals for info as part of antitrust inquiry" Axios 9:21 AM
  • "Lawmakers Demand Records from Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:22 AM
  • "House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Another suppression breach of Grace Millane's accused falls through the cracks at Google: Google has again breached New Zealand's name suppression order and named the Grace Millane murder accused." Stuff: New Zealand 7:22 AM
  • "EU may need to regulate tech giants' data use: EU antitrust chief" Reuters 8:49 AM
  • "EU regulators to set high bar to authorise Libra, ECB's Coeure says" Reuters 7:15 AM
  • "Google to pay €1bn to end French tax probe" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "France urges EU rules on cryptocurrencies, warns of Libra risks" Reuters 7:24 AM
  • "France will attempt to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency on European soil" ZDNet 7:15 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to reset a Google Chromecast in 2 different ways to fix issues with the device" Business Insider 12:28 PM
  • "Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC Review: RGB Custom Navi Power" HotHardware 11:01 AM
  • "Comment: Actually I think Google Pixel 4 has leaked enough now, thanks" 9to5Google 10:27 AM
  • "The Danger of Thinking We're All 'Addicted' to Tech/Opinion: Telling ourselves that devices and platforms 'hijack' our brains plays right into Big Tech's hands." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:49 AM
  • "The Xiaomi Mi9 Review: Flagship Performance At a Mid-Range Price" AnandTech 8:45 AM
  • "All we know about the ambitious OnePlus smart TV" The Next Web 8:43 AM
  • "Realme XT review: Beating Xiaomi at its own game" Android Central 8:16 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Cryptokitties creator Dapper Labs raises $11 million and unveils Flow blockchain" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Minion Masters developer BetaDwarf raises $6.6 million for 'friendshipping' games" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "India's OkCredit raises $67M to help small merchants digitize their bookkeeping" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Element AI raises $151M on a $600-700M valuation to help companies build and run AI solutions" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ekes out 8th straight gain as stocks remain in striking distance of record highs: U.S. consumers spend more, U.S. China trade tensions ease" MarketWatch 4:58 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Up for Eighth Straight Day, Boosted by U.S.-China Trade Progress: Stocks finished mixed Friday as investors assess signs of a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 4:58 PM
  • "Stocks near record highs as trade tensions thaw" FOXBusiness 8:55 AM
  • "Stocks Extend Weekly Winning Streak: Retail sales rose in August and blue-chip index rises for eighth straight session" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:57 PM
  • "Asian markets gain as trade tensions ease further: Nikkei rises as holiday shutters many other large markets in Asia" MarketWatch 8:54 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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