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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft makes its open-source secure voting software available to all" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft urges users to install this security update immediately" Asian Age 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft rushes out fix for Internet Explorer zero-day" Sophos 8:31 AM
  • "As Windows 10 lands on 900m devices, Microsoft shows us the shape of clunk to come (again)" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Version 1909 Toward Completion" Thurrott 6:55 PM
  • "India's ALTBalaji partners with Microsoft to bring online video streaming to offline users" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 isn't ditching Intel for AMD after all: Exclusive" TrustedReviews 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft vows to keep fighting gag orders on U.S. government surveillance of customers despite legal setback" GeekWire 7:53 PM
  • "Intel could be facing another 14nm chip shortage" Auckland Mag [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:30 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X delayed over clock speeds, not manufacturing issues, claim reports" Computing 8:27 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950x: CPU's release allegedly postponed due to high demand and poor clock speeds when it was dubbed as the fastest" EconoTimes 8:27 AM
  • "AMD launching mid-range Radeon RX 5300 XT with 4GB GDDR5 soon" TweakTown 8:27 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Delay Reportedly Caused By Clock Speed Shortfalls" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "GlobalFoundries Unveils 12LP+ Technology: Massive Performance & Power Improvements" AnandTech 11:38 AM
  • "ASUS Allegedly Confirms NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Turing Graphics Cards" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Chipmakers eyeing entry-level to mid-tier 5G SoC market" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:40 AM
  • "IBM patent-infringement suit against Expedia Group will sail on, judge rules" Reuters 8:23 AM
  • "Video: IBM on airlines needing to maximize how they use data" PhocusWire 8:25 AM
  • "HP Moves to Increase Desktop and Printer Security Lead with Bromium" Security Boulevard 8:21 AM
  • "Dell's new data protection storage appliances protect and manage data from edge to core to cloud" Help Net Security 8:22 AM
  • "Dell launches new XPS, Inspiron, Alienware, and G series laptops in India" MoneyControl 8:22 AM
  • "Exclusive: Oracle says investigators have asked it for information about Google" Reuters 8:51 PM
  • "Oracle customers and partners say that Larry Ellison may never achieve his dream of toppling Amazon, but the future of its cloud looks bright anyway" Business Insider 8:19 AM
  • "Executive interview: Speed is cloud apps benefit, says Oracle's Miranda" ComputerWeekly 8:19 AM
  • "Oracle is Supporting the Army Corps of Engineers' Financial Management System" Signal [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:19 AM
  • "Oracle enables banks to thwart increasingly sophisticated criminal activity" Help Net Security 8:20 AM
  • "Cisco Could 'Go Big' With Cloud Acquisitions: Analyst/Cisco could make a big acquisition as it seeks to build out its slate of software offerings. An analyst notes some potential targets" TheStreet 8:17 AM
  • "Arkadin Expands Cisco Webex Calling Rollout" UC Today 8:17 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon Echo gets more family-friendly" TechCrunch 9:03 PM
  • "Peloton: 'It's borderline addiction'" BBC 6:50 PM
  • "Ring Cameras Will Shut Off Recording When You're at Home" PC Magazine 3:48 PM
  • "Hackers looking into injecting card stealing code on routers, rather then websites" ZDNet 3:48 PM
  • "Futurist Tim O'Reilly Sees a Human-Computer Symbiosis Bigger Than AI: Today's AI is just the beginning of a broader kind of human-computer symbiosis, according to publisher and futurist Tim O'Reilly." ZDNet 3:48 PM
  • "Facebook: 'We are building AR glasses'" Mashable 1:29 PM
  • "Dropbox will start rolling out the new Dropbox app to everyone today" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Zuckerberg: $100 million spent so far in Oculus Store" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "Oculus Quest will get hand tracking, Oculus Link to play Rift PC games" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "EBay CEO Devin Wenig steps down" Reuters 8:49 AM
  • "Africa Is Building an A.I. Industry That Doesn't Look Like Silicon Valley" Medium 8:29 AM
  • "Yet Another U.S. School District Has Been Ravaged By Malware" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "It's Official: PowerPoint Is the Worst Productivity Tool in All Creation/According to multiple studies, PowerPoint makes organizations dumber, which is why it's a great Sales tool, BTW." Inc. 8:13 AM
  • "Official Kodi site vanishes, taking the software with it" BetaNews 7:51 AM
  • "Alibaba unveils self-developed AI chip for cloud computing services" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800, an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Amazon Echo 2019 speakers and devices: Here's the huge new hardware lineup" Android Authority 3:45 PM
  • "Amazon Is Making it Easier to Delete Your Alexa Recordings" Time 3:31 PM
  • "Talking to Amazon's Echo Loop ring is like whispering a secret to Alexa" The Verge 3:31 PM
  • "Amazon announces Fetch pet tracker that uses new Sidewalk networking" The Verge 1:50 PM
  • "Amazon Sidewalk is a new long-range wireless network for your stuff" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "Amazon announces Echo Buds headphones with Alexa and Bose noise reduction for $129" The Verge 1:29 PM
  • "Alexa gets an improved voice and can now sound like Samuel L. Jackson, too" TechCrunch 12:58 PM
  • "Amazon announces high-end $199 Echo Studio speaker" The Verge 12:58 PM
  • "The biggest announcements, live from Amazon's fall 2019 hardware event" The Verge 12:58 PM
  • "Amazon pushes Alexa privacy with new delete options" The Verge 12:53 PM
  • "Amazon launches multilingual mode for using Alexa in multiple languages at once" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "Alexa gains multilingual mode, celebrity voices, and frustration detection" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "Amazon Is Announcing New Alexa Devices Today" BuzzFeed News 11:38 AM
  • "How to follow along with Amazon's 2019 hardware event" The Verge 7:33 AM
  • "Google Cloud set to triple global business service forces, says executive" DigiTimes 7:40 AM
  • "Google takes sole stand on privacy, rejects new rules for fear of 'authoritarian' review" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Google to refuse to pay European news groups for content" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:06 AM
  • "Google to change how news results appear in Search for French users" Reuters 7:23 AM
  • "Heyyo dating app leaked users' personal data, photos, location, more" ZDNet 7:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Switzerland's Banque Cantonale Vaudoise to Modernize Its Payments System Using IBM Financial Transaction Manager: After successful transition to help ensure ISO 20022 compliance, Switzerland's second largest cantonal bank will use IBM payments platform to offer new digital services to customers" IBM 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 20H1 Preview Build 18990 Now Available, Here Is What's New" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Microsoft: This new Windows Terminal update gives you 'way better settings'" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 3: Newest laptop rumored to arrive with large screen and AMD processor" EconoTimes 8:27 AM
  • "How to use Windows 10's Cloud Download recovery feature" BetaNews 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft bans CCleaner from its support forums" BetaNews 7:50 AM
  • "Confused why Trump fingered CrowdStrike in that Ukraine call? You're not the only one..." The Register 3:45 PM
  • "The Feds Are Suing For Tricking Users Into Paying For Subscriptions" BuzzFeed News 3:31 PM
  • "Google Regulation, Tax Efforts to Spread to Southeast Asia" Market Realist 3:31 PM
  • "Google contractors are unionizing in Pittsburgh" Engadget 7:55 AM
  • "Opinion: Sometimes I wish Google Assistant hardware was as chaotic as Amazon's" 9to5Google 3:00 PM
  • "Why Breaking up Facebook May Not be a Good Idea" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:30 PM
  • "Qualcomm shares a practical, compelling vision for 5G's first 5 years" VentureBeat 12:05 PM
  • "Pixel 4 hands-on shows 'crazy fast' Assistant, Ambient EQ display feature: Also compares the selfie camera to the Samsung Galaxy S10+." Android Central 10:34 AM
  • "Improvising a Laptop Recorder and Chewing Gum at the Same Time" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:46 AM
  • "Mario Kart Tour finally arrives on Android, and it's easily the worst game in the series" Android Police 8:14 AM
  • "The Black Shark 2 Review: A Gaming Phone's Existential Crisis" AnandTech 8:00 AM
  • "Google — Are You for Creativity or Against It?" Inside Sources 8:08 AM
  • "Google Play Pass trumps Apple Arcade because the Play Store is such a mess/Commentary: Play Pass might be more useful, at least if you think you'll drop $60 on Android apps and games in a year." CNET 7:46 AM
  • "Google Slides cheat sheet: How to use Google Slides to create, collaborate on, and lead business presentations." Computerworld 7:36 AM
  • "Review: The All-new Kindle Oasis upgrades to warmer light and lighter weight" PCWorld 7:35 AM
  • "Watch the Oculus Connect 6 keynote live here" VentureBeat 7:34 AM
  • "T-Mobile–Sprint Merger Is Now More Uncertain" Market Realist 12:30 PM
  • " raises $37 million to expand cyber insurance coverage and access" TechCrunch 9:21 AM
  • "Peter Thiel's Founders Fund is making its first cybersecurity investment in a $37 million deal with two former Air Force pilots" [BI Prime] Business Insider 9:21 AM
  • "Amazon acquires INLT to help sellers import goods to the U.S." GeekWire 8:49 AM
  • "Eko raises $20 million for AI heart disease monitoring and detection solutions" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "RedPoint raises $16.5 million to analyze customer data with AI" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "London Venture Partners raises $80 million game industry seed fund" VentureBeat 7:57 AM
  • "Amazon acquires cloud startup INLT to help U.S. merchants import goods" VentureBeat 7:57 AM
  • "Manila-based payments processing startup PayMongo raises $2.7 million in seed funding" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Fidel raises $18M to let developers build on top of payment data from Visa, MasterCard and Amex" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "U.S.-Israeli web design platform Duda raises $25 million in equity" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "Duda nabs $25M to take on WordPress with a web development platform aimed at agencies" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Social care startup Lifted raises £1.5M for end-to-end elderly care platform" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "TigerGraph raises $32 million for graph database tools" VentureBeat 7:57 AM
  • "Graph databases advance: TigerGraph announces $32 Million Series B Funding plus cloud-based platform" ZDNet 7:22 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher on China trade deal optimism, despite Trump impeachment bid: Impeachment impact may be fleeting, analysts say" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Investors dismiss impeachment fears, stocks rally" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb on Hopes for Trade Deal: Nike closes at an all-time high, lifting the Dow industrials" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Turbulence on the horizon for Asian economies, reports say, and stocks sink on outlook" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "European stocks trade lower in first opportunity to react to start of Trump impeachment process" MarketWatch 8:32 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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