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TechNN Archive: Friday, September 20, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft boss: tech firms must stop 'if it's legal, it's acceptable' approach/Exclusive: Brad Smith says firms must help define and live by standards before they are forced on them" The Guardian 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft president calls for stricter regulation in tech" SiliconRepublic 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft president acknowledges the age of tech company self-regulation 'is over'" Engineering & Technology 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to keep selling software to Huawei: It urged its government to reconsider the ban." ITProPortal 8:49 AM
  • "IBM sues Zillow, accuses the real estate giant of building key features using Big Blue's tech" GeekWire 10:22 AM
  • "IBM's new 53-qubit quantum 'mainframe' is live in the cloud" Sophos 8:58 AM
  • "HP buys Bromium to apply virtualization security to its PCs" PCWorld 7:32 AM
  • "HP launches Elite Dragonfly laptop with world's longest battery life: A 13-inch buisiness-class laptop which converts into a tablet, the Elite Dragonfly weighs a kilogram and can last up to 24.5 hours between charges." Tech Advisor 8:54 AM
  • "Intel stepping up EUV equipment, material purchases" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:51 AM
  • "Man City, Intel launch immersive highlights" BroadcastSport 9:01 AM
  • "AMD: Next Gen Threadripper and Ryzen 9 3950X, Coming November" AnandTech 1:38 PM
  • "AMD's 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X Chip Gets Delayed to November: The good news is that AMD has confirmed a third-generation Threadripper chip is also arriving in November. However, it'll land with 24 cores, not 32, as some might have hoped." PC Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "AMD is eating up Intel's CPU market share – but supply issues could spoil the party: Ryzen is going great guns – but could supplies start to run short?" TechRadar UK 8:59 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3 Will Launch in November. Here's the First Official Image" Digital Trends 1:39 PM
  • "AMD Navi 14 and Navi 12 GPUs should launch before October 15" PCGamesN 8:59 AM
  • "AMD announces third-gen Threadripper, but confirms supply issues and delays Ryzen 3950X" PCWorld 1:33 PM
  • "AMD Delays Ryzen 9 3950X Launch: Coming In November With Threadripper 3000" Forbes 1:33 PM
  • "AMD Takes the Zen Family Tradition Forward" Market Realist 9:50 AM
  • "AMD introduces 'Remote workstation', AMD+HP/Dell" UltraGamerZ 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Settles Bulldozer Suit" Lexology 9:00 AM
  • "Oracle Gets Cozy With Box, Email Is Still Top Digital Workplace Tool and More News" CMSWire 8:51 AM
  • "Cisco sets sights on the Cognitive Contact Center" IT News Africa 8:50 AM
General Interest
  • "TiVo wants to make a comeback with $50 Android TV dongle: It's hoping the hardware will make it cool again." Engadget 8:19 PM
  • "Google Is Improving the Tab Experience in Chrome" PC Magazine 4:02 PM
  • "Google's public image disconnect: Smart engineers and dumb algorithms" ZDNet 4:01 PM
  • "Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps following Cambridge Analytica scandal: The suspended apps were tied to 400 developers." CNET 1:43 PM
  • "Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in response to Cambridge Analytica row" Reuters 1:33 PM
  • "Samsung's PCIe Gen 4 Enterprise SSDs Get Reliability & Performance Boost" AnandTech 8:25 AM
  • "Young people feel conflicted about the internet and their well-being" Mashable 7:49 AM
  • "Twitter discloses another 10,000 accounts suspended for fomenting political discord globally" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "YouTube stars rattled by verification changes" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "Developer takes down Ruby library after he finds out ICE was using it" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "Report: Android 10 Update List Excludes Galaxy S8, Note 8" PC Magazine 7:14 AM
  • "Two Android adware apps with 1.5 million downloads removed from Google Play Store" ZDNet 7:12 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Inc. Announces Acquisition of Bromium" HP 8:38 AM
Microsoft
  • "Inside Bill's Brain Calls BS on Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers Theory: The author and pundit claimed he knew the formula for the Microsoft cofounder's genius. Davis Guggenheim's Netflix doc shows a much more logical equation." Wired 6:23 PM
  • "Microsoft: Free Windows 7 security updates for 2020 election" Seattle Times 1:33 PM
  • "Microsoft: We want you to learn Python programming language for free" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 in 2020: Microsoft shows off faster Bluetooth pairing in 20H1 preview" ZDNet 7:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Europe's China telecoms gear ban would cost industry $3.5 billion: report" Reuters 8:43 AM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg pledges cooperation with U.S. antitrust probe: congressman" Reuters 1:33 PM
  • "Zuckerberg's visit to DC shows how high the stakes are getting for Facebook" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Trump confirmed he met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a weirdly lukewarm tweet" Business Insider 7:36 AM
  • "Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:14 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "'Nerd,' 'Nonsmoker,' 'Wrongdoer': How Might A.I. Label You?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi 4 With Lakka May Be The Best Retro Game Console Yet" HotHardware 11:40 AM
  • "HP's E344c: A 34-Inch Curved Ultra-Wide Productivity Monitor" AnandTech 10:22 AM
  • "Google thinks it wasn't sexist to give its voice assistant a female voice" The Next Web 9:28 AM
  • "'An app my cat could have written': Larry Ellison says Uber's business model is 'almost worthless'" Business Insider 8:33 AM
  • "Optane persistent memory: Breakthrough or broken promise?" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "NZXT H510i PC case review — Beloved for a good reason" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "The TeamGroup L5 LITE 3D (480GB) SATA SSD Review: Entry-Level Price With Mainstream Performance" AnandTech 8:27 AM
  • "Acer Nitro 5 (2019) review: A great budget-conscious laptop, at least for the moment" PCWorld 7:30 AM
  • "Once hacked, twice shy: How auto supplier Harman learned to fight cyber carjackers" Reuters 7:13 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Western Digital to Exit Storage Systems: Sells Off IntelliFlash Division" AnandTech 1:39 PM
  • "Vianai emerges with $50M seed and a mission to simplify machine learning tech" TechCrunch 9:57 AM
  • "Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe" TechCrunch 9:57 AM
  • "Verizon and NFL give 2 game devs $400,000 each to launch 5G games Super Bowl" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "Clutter acquires The Storage Fox for $152M to add self-storage to its on-demand platform" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "Google is investing $3.3B to build clean data centers in Europe" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Google spaffs €3bn on power-grubbin' Euro bit barns while boasting of its 'biggest renewable energy purchase ever'" The Register 7:29 AM
  • "Google to invest 3 billion euros in European data centers" Reuters 7:13 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end lower after trade concerns rattle markets: Quadruple witching day on Wall Street" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Down as China Trade Officials Cut Visit Short: Stocks finish down Friday after China trade officials cut their visit to the U.S. short." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks slide after China trade delegation cancels trip to US farm country" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower in Final Day of a Bumpy Trading Week: Crude prices gained after a week of historic swings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian markets rise as U.S., China return to negotiating table: Nikkei, Hang Seng tick up following central-bank moves" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks edge higher as U.S.-China trade talks resume but investors remain wary" MarketWatch 8:45 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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