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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM's new 53-qubit quantum computer is its biggest yet: The system will go online in October." CNET 8:27 AM
  • "IBM will soon launch a 53-qubit quantum computer" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "IBM aims to scale quantum computing with new center, 53-qubit system: With the fleet expansion, IBM is hoping to build out the ecosystem for quantum computing research and commercial applications." ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "IBM Collaborates With City of Los Angeles to Fight Cybercrime" Zacks 9:57 AM
  • "IBM: Outperforming Other Cloud Players" Seeking Alpha 7:46 AM
  • "HP's Unveils Elite Dragonfly Laptop: 13.3-Inch Convertible With a 24.5 Hour Battery Life" AnandTech 8:06 AM
  • "HP's Latest Notebook Is a Really Light Business Laptop" Thurrott 8:07 AM
  • "HP introduces two curved monitors and Elite Dragonfly laptop with 24.5-hour battery life" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "HP's new Elite Dragonfly business laptop has mass appeal" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "HP Launches Their S430c 43.4-Inch Ultrawide Curved Display" AnandTech 11:47 AM
  • "Microsoft to improve Azure networking with private links to multi-tenant services" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires code-analysis platform vendor Semmle" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Microsoft plans to bring broadband to 9 million more Americans" Engadget 3:14 PM
  • "LG and Microsoft showcase cloud-linked infotainment solution" ZDNet 8:49 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out new GPU driver updates to the Surface Studio lineup" Neowin 5:25 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900KS TDP Details: ASUS Maximus XI Apex Support" AnandTech 9:03 AM
  • "Intel's Olympic Esports Event Offers an All-New Experience For 'Rocket League' Fans" Forbes 7:46 AM
  • "AMD's New 280W 64-Core Rome CPU: The EPYC 7H12" AnandTech 8:37 AM
  • "AMD Announces Major 2nd Gen EPYC Design Wins With Dell EMC, Even Faster New 64-Core Server CPU" Forbes 10:50 AM
  • "AMD has another monster 64-core Rome chip, but the big business is in smaller machines" ZDNet 1:25 PM
  • "AMD EPYC Rome to Be in Dell's New PowerEdge Servers" Market Realist 11:08 AM
  • "Oracle launches AI voice assistant for its business app suite" Computerworld 8:53 AM
  • "Oracle: This 1,060 Raspberry Pi supercomputer is 'world's largest Pi cluster'" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Is the world ready for cross-platform quantum programming?" ZDNet 1:43 PM
General Interest
  • "Google Watch was canceled at the last minute way back in 2016" SlashGear 10:09 PM
  • "Huawei promises smartest 5G phone, but who will be brave enough to buy?" Reuters 8:55 PM
  • "Fossil hybrid smartwatch leaks online with 2-week battery life" Android Central 10:21 AM
  • "New algorithms aim to stamp out abuse on Twitter" BBC 8:53 AM
  • "Fossil's latest hybrid watch is likely powered by Wear OS" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "7 things to know about the augmented reality landscape" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "Protocol found in webcams and DVRs are fueling a new round of big DDoSes" Ars Technica 8:27 AM
  • "Facebook's oversight board could bring a justice system to a platform that needs one" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "Facebook makes another bid for the living room" Axios 8:22 AM
  • "Facebook Really, Really Wants To Open A Portal Inside Your House" BuzzFeed News 8:06 AM
  • "Facebook Portal security concerns laid bare as company admits humans can listen in" Telegraph 8:05 AM
  • "Google canned Pixel watches at the last minute in 2016 because they were crap" Android Police 9:26 AM
  • "Google search can now point you to the exact part of a video you need" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Google to Offer Stadia Premiere Edition Too" Thurrott 8:07 AM
  • "Google: Here's Fi's new 'unlimited' plan, but we'll cuts speeds after 22GB usage" ZDNet 7:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ Continues Market Momentum with New Customers, New Performance Milestones and Now 100 World Records" GlobeNewswire 8:31 AM
  • "AARNet Goes Live with Cisco Subsea Data Center Interconnect Solution" Cisco 8:09 AM
  • "At Cisco Contact Center Summit, Cisco Sets Its Sights on the Cognitive Contact Center and Makes Cloud-Based Webex Contact Center Better Than Ever" Cisco 8:09 AM
  • "IBM Opens Quantum Computation Center in New York; Brings World's Largest Fleet of Quantum Computing Systems Online, Unveils New 53-Qubit Quantum System for Broad Use" PRNewswire 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft announces quarterly dividend increase and new share repurchase program" PRNewswire 3:13 PM
Microsoft
  • "Windows Defender malware scans are failing after a few seconds" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Bill Gates: Don't break up tech giants, it won't stop anticompetitive behavior/Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates thinks breaking up tech giants isn't an effective answer to antitrust concerns." ZDNet 8:36 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Congress plans to investigate how social media giants are fighting hate" Engadget 3:15 PM
  • "T-Mobile's Sprint merger now opposed by 18 attorneys general" CNET 2:33 PM
  • "Tech moguls like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg would lose billions under Elizabeth Warren's tax plan" Business Insider 11:19 AM
  • "Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages" Associated Press 9:28 AM
  • "Police across Europe raid illegal streaming service platforms" Reuters 7:32 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Everything we know about the Pixel 4, the most-leaked phone ever" The Verge 1:21 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Struggles to Keep Libra Alive" Bloomberg 10:50 AM
  • "The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Review: Bezeless Zoom" AnandTech 10:01 AM
  • "Cloud Adoption and What It Says about Enterprise Investment" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:04 AM
  • "HP Elite Dragonfly hands-on: A really light business notebook" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "ZenBook Pro Duo review: ASUS makes a case for dual-screen laptops" Engadget 8:53 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "NBCUniversal will shut down its game publishing business" VentureBeat 8:54 PM
  • "AT&T reportedly considers offloading its DirecTV satellite unit: The deal hasn't worked out as well as planned." Engadget 7:04 PM
  • "Twitch Acquires Gaming Database Website IGDB" PC Magazine 4:07 PM
  • "Kurvv closes $1M seed funding round for AI service designed for small businesses" GeekWire 2:33 PM
  • "Google is finally absorbing a healthcare business 10 months after the move was first announced" Business Insider 10:21 AM
  • "PlayVS raises $50 million more for high school esports platform" VentureBeat 9:26 AM
  • "Normative closes a $2.1M seed to help companies automate carbon reporting" TechCrunch 8:51 AM
  • "Aliro comes out of stealth with $2.7M to 'democratize' quantum computing with developer tools" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "Acronis raises $147 million for tools that back up, protect, and restore data" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "XY Gaming raises $2.5 million for its global esports tournament platform" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Indus.ai raises $8 million for construction site management AI" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Huawei proffers $1.5bn in bid to lure software developers" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks close mixed after Fed cuts rates but casts doubt on future stimulus: Fed cuts interest rates but possibly last for last time this year" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Dow Ends Up After Fed Lowers Interest Rates; Oil Prices Slide: Stocks ended mixed Wednesday after the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's policy-making body, said it would lower the overnight lending rate to a target range of 1.75% to 2%." TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Stock Market Finishes Mixed After Fed's Quarter-Point Rate Cut; Fedex, Adobe, Roku Take Big Hits" Investor's Business Daily 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks charge into positive territory after Fed cuts rates" FOXBusiness 4:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb Back as Investors Digest Fed Rate Cut: Fed officials signal they are divided on prospect of further rate cuts; S&P 500 flat after bouncing off lows" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Asian markets flat ahead of Fed interest-rate decision: Nikkei, Hang Seng largely unchanged ahead of expected rate cut" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:59 AM
  • "European stocks nudge higher ahead of Fed, led by banks and insurers" MarketWatch 9:00 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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