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TechNN Archive: Monday, September 23, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "IBM and Google's race for quantum computing takes a mysterious turn: IBM increases its quantum fleet while Google publishes, then yanks its claim of quantum supremacy" Diginomica 8:44 AM
  • "Google may have just ushered in an era of 'quantum supremacy': 'The first computation that can only be performed on a quantum processor'" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Rivals rubbish Google's claim of quantum supremacy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "IBM says it's open to working with Facebook on digital currency" CNBC 7:07 AM
  • "IBM Says It's Open to Working With Facebook on Libra Crypto" Cointelegraph 8:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Rolls Out Updates to Dynamics 365, With Retailers in Focus: Microsoft announced a slew of updates to Dynamics 365, its enterprise application suite, with a particular eye on the retail and commerce industries." TheStreet 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft to add more AI-infused apps and features to Dynamics 365" ZDNet 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Dynamics 365's AI tracks customer behavior in retail stores" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft helps retailers battle Amazon with new AI and IoT tools for Dynamics 365" GeekWire 10:56 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Performance Leak Reveals Possibly Brilliant $150 CPU" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Intel Capital Leads $25M Investment In Israeli Connectivity Startup DustPhotonics" NoCamels (Israel) 8:45 AM
  • "Intel's Comet Lake U&Y 495 Chipset Datasheet: x8 Link, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Support" AnandTech 12:04 PM
  • "HP buys Bromium to apply virtualisation security to its PCs" Tech Central 9:00 AM
  • "HP Scoops Up Endpoint Security Partner Bromium" Channelnomics 8:40 AM
  • "Infigo teams with HP for pouch automation" Printweek 8:40 AM
  • "Oracle exits OpenWorld 2019 with a lot riding on Autonomous Database, Oracle Cloud conversions, services pivot" ZDNet 5:58 AM
  • "Oracle OpenWorld postmortem: Exadata meets persistent memory" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Oracle boosts AP processes with updates in its ERP cloud software" The Paypers 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle's Segment Revenue Trends Reveal Weakening Growth In Core Cloud Revenues" Seeking Alpha 12:04 PM
  • "Do Oracle's Claims Versus AWS Pass Scrutiny?" Forbes 12:44 PM
  • "Cisco Touts Webex Contact Center-Calling Integration" No Jitter 8:38 AM
  • "Cisco, SingularityNET to Decentralize Artificial General Intelligence via Blockchain" Coindesk 8:38 AM
General Interest
  • "Razer Blade Pro 17 Windows 10 gaming laptop gets 120Hz 4K display upgrade" BetaNews 8:52 PM
  • "Facebook's Latest Purchase Gets Inside Users' Heads—Literally" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:42 PM
  • "Amazon researchers say evolutionary approach improves the selection of AI models" VentureBeat 12:19 PM
  • "Yahoo redesigns its logo to remind you that Yahoo exists" The Verge 11:10 AM
  • "A grassroots campaign against Amazon is reportedly funded by some of its biggest competitors" Business Insider 11:04 AM
  • "Red Hat Working On Optimizing KVM Virtualization Performance Stemming From Spectre" Phoronix 8:46 AM
  • "Consumer Reports rates printers for reliability" KOMO News 8:40 AM
  • "After a Few Glitches, Samsung's Folding Phone Finally Hits the U.S." Associated Press 8:27 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 gets DeX support and Note 10 camera features" The Verge 8:52 PM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G selling faster than any other 5G phone, analyst says" CNET 6:13 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold will finally go on sale in the U.S. on September 27" Android Central 11:27 AM
  • "Samsung: Your $2,000 Galaxy Fold's screen is so precious it needs 'extra care'" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Exclusive: Google's next laptop is 'Pixelbook Go' w/ 13.3-inch 4K display" 9to5Google 6:27 PM
  • "Pixel 4 Price Leak Shows It's Cheaper Than Pixel 3" Tom's Guide 7:07 AM
  • "45 Google Employees Explain How They Were Retaliated Against for Reporting Abuse: A leaked document highlights stories of abuse and retaliation against Google employees, told by the employees themselves." Vice 6:13 PM
  • "Google Play Pass launches with 350+ premium apps and games, initially for $1.99 per month" TechCrunch 11:09 AM
  • "Google's CEO Sundar Pichai warns against 'rushing' into regulating AI, which happens to be vital to Google's future growth" Business Insider 7:18 AM
  • "Google seeks permission for staff to listen to Assistant recordings" BBC 8:19 AM
  • "Google is reducing how much audio it saves for human review: A new hotword sensitivity option is coming, too" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Google Tightens Its Voice Assistant Rules Amid Privacy Backlash" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Google revamps privacy policy to give users more control over Assistant voice recordings" ZDNet 5:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Partners with World Wildlife Fund on Forest Protection, Restoration and Management" HP 8:25 AM
  • "HP Inc. Launches World's First PC With Oceanā€Bound Plastics" HP 8:25 AM
  • "IBM Watson Advertising and Adweek Launch The Institute for Brand Marketing™: First online lessons on Advanced Marketing Technologies now available on" PRNewswire 8:24 AM
  • "Ste. Michelle Wine Estates leverages Microsoft Dynamics 365 to transform customer experience" Microsoft 8:24 AM
  • "GIPHY Selects Oracle Data Cloud to Measure Viewability Across Billions of GIFs" Oracle 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft's new 'Data Dignity' team could help users control their personal data" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches New .NET Core Video Series" Thurrott 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft releases .NET Core 3.0 with support for WPF and Windows Forms" VentureBeat 11:11 AM
  • "This is Why Windows 10 is So Unreliable (Premium)" Thurrott 11:11 AM
  • "Walt Disney Studios signs five-year cloud-focused deal with Microsoft Azure" ComputerWeekly 9:00 AM
  • "Former Microsoft Employee explains why bugs in Windows updates increased" gHacks 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft tried the 'Moneyball' approach to coaching its leaders to be stronger — and 3 simple truths emerged" Inc. 8:59 AM
  • "Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism" Reuters 8:54 PM
  • "Huawei CEO Richard Yu Q&A: 'Politicians are Playing Games'" AnandTech 10:56 AM
  • "Huawei CFO's arrest at airport to be focus of Vancouver hearing" Reuters 5:58 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL hands-on with Face Unlock, refresh rate settings" Android Authority 11:28 AM
  • "Silicon Valley's fraying cult of the founder" Axios 10:56 AM
  • "How to search for a word or phrase in Google Docs on your computer or mobile device" Business Insider 10:41 AM
  • "Cyberpower PC Ultra 5 RX Pro AMD Gaming PC Review" eTeknix 8:46 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition review" Digital Trends 8:42 AM
  • "Dear network operators, please use the existing tools to fix security" ZDNet 8:01 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: The best Galaxy phone to buy right now" CNET 7:18 AM
  • "How to collaborate on Microsoft Office files in GSuite" PCWorld 7:18 AM
  • "New research centre receives AU$62m to study children's digital lives" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Facebook to buy brain science start-up CTRL-labs" Reuters 7:50 PM
  • "Facebook acquires CRTL-labs, brain-computing start-up" CNBC 7:50 PM
  • "Facebook acquires Ctrl-labs to advance its brain-machine interface efforts" VentureBeat 7:50 PM
  • "Engage:BDR raises $26.25M to fund its NetZero publisher payments" TechCrunch 6:25 PM
  • "Fitbit's Future in Doubt, Google Reportedly Interested in Purchase" 6:14 PM
  • "Customer marketing platform Ometria raises $21M Series B round led by Octopus Ventures" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "France's $5.5 billion startup fund is a bid for digital sovereignty" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "Bold Penguin raises $32 million to match insurance carriers with prospects" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "Kheiron raises $22 million for machine learning that helps radiologists detect cancer earlier" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "UAE's Mubadala invests $500 million in Cologix" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Kabbage founders drum up $11M for Drum, an SMB marketplace for sourcing salespeople, goods and services" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close mixed; investors play defense after eurozone data highlights global slowdown: German manufacturing sector hit a ten-year low" MarketWatch 4:37 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed Amid Global Growth and Trade Concerns: Stocks finished mixed Monday as investors face rising oil prices, uncertain trade negotiations, and weakness in global growth." TheStreet 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks end session mixed: U.S. stocks ended the session mixed on Monday as investors wind down the final full trading day of the week and digest the recent rate cut by the Federal Reserve." FOXBusiness 4:36 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pause After Weak Global Data: The Dow and S&P 500 are about 1.5% away from their records" [Paid Membership Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Europe stock slump on growth fears; Thomas Cook rivals surge" MarketWatch 8:47 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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