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TechNN Archive: Thursday, October 3, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "AMD Unveils AMD Ryzen 9 Pro 3900 12-Core CPU As A Business-Focused CPU" Business Times 6:06 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5500 to Be Released This Quarter" We PC 6:06 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 5 3500 Could Possibly Launch October 5th" We PC 6:07 AM
  • "Intel's Cascade-X HEDT squares off with AMD's Threadripper: Cascade Lake-X is considerably faster than Skylake-X, at half the cost." Ars Technica 6:07 AM
  • "Intel Is Starting to Price More Aggressively as it Tries to Fend Off AMD: The chip giant just unveiled new CPUs for workstations and high-end desktops that are priced much more competitively than their predecessors. And it has reportedly begun giving cloud giants bigger discounts on server CPUs." RealMoney 6:06 AM
  • "Here's every new laptop that uses Intel's new 10th-gen chips" Expert Reviews 6:09 AM
  • "Intel Quietly Mentions 2.5 GbE Ethernet Controllers" AnandTech 2:32 PM
  • "Intel and Brown University researchers embark on two-year project to bridge spinal cord breaks using AI" VentureBeat 9:45 AM
  • "Intel And Brown University Deploy AI To Help Paralyzed Patients Regain Movement" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Intel boasts about the Lakefield processor in the Surface Neo" Hexus 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Doesn't Think Windows Is Important Anymore: It's all about apps and services" The Verge 11:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's new hardware strategy should worry Apple and Intel: Microsoft refresh of the Surface lineup, which included a new Surface Pro X and a preview of a folding smartphone and dual-screen tablet, should be of concern to other tech players, especially Apple and Intel." ZDNet 6:10 AM
  • "Forget foldable screens. Two-screen mobile devices are the future: At its annual Surface event, Microsoft announced a phone and tablet with two screens. It's an ambitious bet on the future of productivity." Fast Company 6:14 AM
  • "Another Windows 10 update is causing problems, this time with printing" BetaNews 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new Surface devices" bit-tech 6:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Intel 'Lakefield' Device and Surface Lineup with 10th Gen Core" Guru3D 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Surface Laptop 3, 'The Fastest 15" Laptop You Can Buy'" We PC 6:08 AM
  • "Microsoft designed Windows 10X for dual-screen PCs" Hexus 6:09 AM
  • "Microsoft's future is built on Google's code: Google underpins Microsoft's browser and mobile OS now" The Verge 6:05 AM
  • "HP Inc. Unveils a Broad Restructuring Plan, With Massive Layoffs and a Huge Buyback Program" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:43 PM
  • "HP to cut up to 9,000 jobs in bid to reduce costs" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:07 PM
  • "HP Inc to cut about 7,000 to 9,000 jobs in restructuring push" Reuters 7:08 PM
  • "HP Inc.'s new CEO unveils plan to cut up to 9,000 jobs" Associated Press 8:20 PM
  • "Incoming HP CEO Announces 7,000-9,000 Layoffs As Part Of Major Restructuring" Forbes 8:20 PM
  • "Dell, Cisco Increase Hyper-Converged Market Share As Nutanix Slips: Hyper-converged system sales soar to $1.8 billion in the second quarter of 2019, with Dell increasing worldwide market share and Nutanix falling." CRN 6:03 AM
  • "Gordon Haskett: Is Activist Targeting HP?" Benzinga 6:03 AM
  • "IBM's Chief Privacy officer: What America needs in a national consumer privacy law" FOXBusiness 6:12 AM
General Interest
  • "EA leaks personal data for 'FIFA 20" Global Series players: Those signing up saw email addresses, dates of birth and other details." Engadget 5:18 PM
  • "Box expands key software integrations as part of continued enterprise push" ZDNet 2:32 PM
  • "Instagram introduces Threads, a new messaging app for your close friends: Just like we told you" The Verge 11:44 AM
  • "Sony announces new ultra-fast A9 II camera for $4,500" The Verge 9:09 AM
  • "This huge Android trojan malware campaign was discovered after the gang behind it made basic security mistakes: Cyber attackers infected 800,000 users with banking information stealing malware — but mistakes have allowed researchers to look behind the scenes of a successful hacking campaign." ZDNet 6:33 AM
  • "Google Lens now has 'style ideas' to help you look fabulous" Android Police 6:05 AM
  • "Google Shopping gets product price tracking and other useful features: The company has also rolled out a 'style ideas' feature for Lens." Engadget 6:05 AM
  • "Google redesigns Shopping, adds style ideas powered by Lens" VentureBeat 7:14 AM
  • "Redesigned Google Shopping goes live, with price tracking, Google Lens for outfits and more" TechCrunch 6:05 AM
  • "Google commits $10 million to support low-income and minority entrepreneurs" VentureBeat 6:48 AM
  • "Pixel 4 XL release date, price and specs: Leaked video shows Motion Sense in action/'Official' clips leave nothing to the imagination" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Positioned as a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services in Europe and Asia/Pacific" PRNewswire 2:19 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft is right: Dual displays are a safer bet than folding screens" Engadget 2:37 PM
  • "Here's why Microsoft wanted a custom chip for the Surface Pro X's brains: Microsoft bets its SQ1 tweak to Qualcomm's 8cx processor will speed up Windows on Arm and attract crucial software developers." CNET 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro X hands-on review: Slim, svelt, and ARM-ed" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
  • "Surface Laptop 2 review: Is there more to the Surface Laptop 2 than a lick of black paint? Find out in our full review." Tech Advisor 6:09 AM
  • "Surface Laptop 3 Connectivity Options Finally Reveal USB-C Port, but Thunderbolt 3 Support Not Confirmed" WCCFTech 6:16 AM
  • "Preorders for the Surface Pro 7, Laptop 3, and Pro X now open" Neowin 6:16 AM
  • "Surface Laptop very repairable, but there is a catch" MSPoweruser 6:17 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC approves wireless charging tech for IoT devices, Walmart to adopt it" Computerworld 4:59 PM
  • "How this week's net neutrality ruling can move the fight for an open internet forward" The Verge 4:13 PM
  • "Senator accuses Amazon of evading questions over labor practices" The Verge 3:17 PM
  • "U.S., UK to sign deal to get data faster from tech firms in security cases" Reuters 3:09 PM
  • "TikTok explains its ban on political advertising" TechCrunch 2:18 PM
  • "FBI urges hacked orgs to ignore attackers' ransomware demands: Paying up only encourages them, it claims" The Inquirer 9:51 AM
  • "£3bn Google sueball over Safari Workaround bounces through UK Court of Appeal: Warning shot at big tech firms, says one-time Which? director" The Register 6:44 AM
  • "If You Owned a Galaxy S4, Samsung Owes You $10: A class-action lawsuit over cheating in benchmarks has finally been settled and Samsung must compensation the 10 million people in the US who purchased a Galaxy S4." PC Magazine 6:34 AM
  • "U.S. House panel wants Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify on Libra by January" Reuters 9:13 PM
  • "EU can force Facebook and social media platforms to remove content globally" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "E.U.'s Top Court Rules Against Facebook in Global Takedown Case: Comments posted on the social network about an Austrian politician became a battle over the reach of European defamation laws on the internet." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 6:34 AM
  • "Europe's top court rules that Facebook can be ordered to remove illegal content: The case highlights the complexity of enforcing rules within a borderless web." Engadget 6:20 AM
  • "Facebook reaches settlement with company selling fake Instagram likes: The company continues its war on spam." Engadget 6:20 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "I, Robot: Our Changing Relationship With Technology" NPR 6:43 PM
  • "Galaxy Fold: Watch us test its folding stamina live, right now on YouTube/Join CNET this Thursday as we fold the Galaxy Fold 200,000 times to see how well Samsung's foldable phone will hold up over time." CNET 3:09 PM
  • "Why NBA star Steph Curry is investing in tech" VentureBeat 2:59 PM
  • "Teens' touchscreen typing speeds put their parents attempts to shame" Digital Trends 6:44 AM
  • "Jessica Blevins, the 27-year-old manager and wife of the most popular video-game player in the world, reveals the inside story of Ninja's move to Microsoft's Mixer" Business Insider 6:42 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "The T-Mobile–Sprint Merger Gets a Key Update" Market Realist 2:33 PM
  • "IronSource, a mobile adtech startup, confirms $400M+ raise at $1B+ valuation" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "Publisher adtech startups Taboola and Outbrain merge in $850M deal to take on Google and Facebook" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "UK-based tech investor Notion Capital raises $150 million for new fund" Reuters 6:33 AM
  • "Notion Capital launches new $150M fund aimed at European B2B tech" TechCrunch 6:14 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher as investors bet Fed will lower interest rates again with economy slowing: Dow still up 12% year to date despite weak start to quarter" MarketWatch 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down Sharply as Wall Street Gets Recession Jitters: Stocks finish down sharply again on Wednesday on a slump in U.S. manufacturing, recession fears, and a disappointing hiring report." TheStreet 4:21 PM
  • "Stocks battle back as recession fears fade: U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, erasing early losses that developed after disappointing services data exacerbated recession concerns." FOXBusiness 4:20 PM
  • "Stocks Bounce Back in Volatile Session on Hopes for Rate Cut: Worries over a possible economic downturn have grown this week, prompting rate-cut hopes" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:20 PM
  • "Asian markets sink amid Wall Street losses, new U.S. tariffs against EU: Stocks in Japan, Australia down about 2%" MarketWatch 6:38 AM
  • "After a pounding on economy fears, European stocks edge up from one-month low: Remy Cointreau shares rally as cognac is to be excluded from new tariffs" MarketWatch 6:39 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 11:00 AM; no changes since 7:00 AM CDT)
  • "Achieving Techquilibrium: Get the Right Digital Balance"
New York Times (Updated 11:00 AM CDT)
  • "WeWork, Rejected by Wall Street, Accepts Lifeline From SoftBank"
  • "Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games?"
PC Magazine (Updated 11:00 AM CDT)
  • "Score the Top-Rated Acer Aspire E 15 Laptop for $290"
  • "Lenovo's Foldable Thinkpad X1 Is Launching Q2 2020"
  • "Sprint Now Claims to Cover 16 Million With 5G"
  • "Mozilla Adding Privacy-Focused Translation to Firefox"
  • "Governments Aren't Doing Enough to Keep Internet Costs Down"
  • "Netflix Looks at 'Consumer-Friendly Ways' to Limit Password Sharing"
  • "Steam Launches Remote Play Together in Beta"
  • "44 Percent of Americans Have Never Switched Mobile Carriers"
Reuters (Updated 7:00 AM CDT)
  • "Apple CEO Cook named chairman of top Chinese business school's advisory board"
  • "Samsung, UAE funds lead $55 million investment in quantum computing startup"
  • "U.S. senators want social media users to be able to take their data with them"
  • "Facebook announces steps to clamp down on misinformation ahead of 2020 election"
  • "Fintech Revolut to launch in the U.S. by year-end with Mastercard deal"
  • "EU says swift roll-out of 5G is key; must be grounded in core EU values: draft document"
ZDNet (Updated 7:00 AM CDT)
  • "Microsoft warned: Your cloud contracts are 'serious concern' says EU privacy watchdog"
  • "This new AI tool is better at tracking your emotions"
  • "How to replace each Google service with a more privacy-friendly alternative"
  • "Datacenters put green credentials at the heart of their offering"
  • "New Zealand government to spend NZ$3m on unmanned aircraft trial program"
  • "What a brand new data center looks like - from the inside"
  • "Australians made over 3,000 privacy complaints last year"
  • "Whistleblower detonates a written bomb inside a recovering Infosys"


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