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TechNN Archive: Saturday, October 5, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's embrace of Google's Android software is bigger than its new phone: Microsoft's Surface reputation and the embrace of a once-rival platform gets the software titan back into the mobile game." CNET 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Duo: Android failure is not an option/When Microsoft's dual-screen, Android-powered Surface Duo reaches the market, will it be a triumph after years of mobile failures from the company, or will we confirm once and for all that Microsoft is incapable of learning from previous mistakes?" ZDNet 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Says Iranian Hackers Already Trying To Compromise US Political Campaigns" HotHardware 4:08 PM
  • "Microsoft Excel hits one billion Play Store installs" Android Police 9:22 AM
  • "HP Inc. to Lay Off Thousands as Printing Business Faces a Reckoning" Motley Fool 2:53 PM
  • "AMD EPYC Zen 3 Milan CPUs Get New L3 Cache Design, Zen 4 Genoa Adds SP5 Socket, DDR5" HotHardware 4:08 PM
  • "Gigabyte Cranks AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Flagship CPU To A Blazing 4.3GHz Across All 16 Cores" HotHardware 4:07 PM
  • "The brewing storm for Big Tech" Axios 3:09 PM
  • "Windows Is No Longer 'The Most Important Layer' at Microsoft" ExtremeTech 10/4
  • "Microsoft's Android shock: What this new phone means for the future of Windows/Microsoft's willingness to build an Android phone shows how much the company has shifted its priorities." ZDNet 10/4
  • "Microsoft's new era unfolds: Tech giant looks to take the lead in new category of computing" GeekWire 10/4
  • "Microsoft's new Surface highlights major shift in devices" USA Today 10/4
  • "Talking Surface With Microsoft's Panos Panay: The company's hardware chief discusses the state of mobile productivity, dual-screen devices, and why the Surface phone isn't a phone." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/4
  • "Microsoft delivers Surface with benefits for enterprise IT" ComputerWeekly 10/4
  • "Microsoft's dual-screen phone will live or die by the apps" The Verge 10/4
  • "Microsoft's Focus And Stock Price Are In The Clouds" Seeking Alpha 10/4
  • "Brazilian government limits value of Microsoft contracts: The new rules for central government bodies aim to achieve savings of 35 percent and will be replicated for other vendors such as Oracle and IBM." ZDNet 10/4
  • "HP Announces Restructuring Plan: Up to 9,000 Jobs to Be Cut" AnandTech 10/4
  • "HP announces global restructure: HP will shed up to 9,000 jobs, 16% of its workforce, over the next three years as the group implements a new simplified structure." Printweek 10/4
  • "HP Inc to slash thousands of jobs amid print woes: cuts could see 16 per cent of employees axed" CRN 10/4
  • "Jobs bloodbath looms at HP" IT Web 10/4
  • "HP to cut 9,000 jobs in bid to reduce costs" Irish Times 10/4
  • "HP reveals thousands of job losses: Computing giant wants to cut costs and boost sales growth." ITProPortal 10/4
  • "HP polishes the redundancy cannon, prepares to fire 16% of workforce" The Register 10/4
  • "HP Announces a Restructuring, but What Do the Charts Say?" RealMoney 10/4
  • "HP's stock slides on concerns that its new strategy is 'fraught with risk'" MarketWatch 10/4
  • "Why HP Omen isn't concerned about Google Stadia just yet" PC Games Insider 10/4
  • "Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD's Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means" AnandTech 10/4
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs are about to get a ton of tweaks and improvements" TechRadar UK 10/4
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Might Get Better Boost Clocks as New Microcode Update with 100 improvements Inbound" TechQuila 10/4
  • "Huge Ryzen CPU Microcode Update Leaked" eTeknix 10/4
  • "Intel Announces Optane and Higher Capacity NAND" WePC 10/4
  • "Dell's CMO Allison Dew talks about how the company was ahead on the direct-to-consumer trend, why dedicated agency units fail, and why advertising may enter 'Mad Men Era 2.0'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 10/4
  • "Oracle demands $12K from network biz that doesn't use its software" The Register 10/4
General Interest
  • "Software robots are guiding us into intelligent automation, with less stress" ZDNet 8:18 PM
  • "HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits" TechCrunch 7:03 PM
  • "Inception: Scientists Have Implanted Memories In Birds To Teach Them New Songs" HotHardware 4:08 PM
  • "Report: Alabama hospitals pay hackers in ransomware attack" Associated Press 2:58 PM
  • "Smartphones merge work and life to 'amplify patriarchal values' and overwhelm women, study claims" Stuff: New Zealand 11:08 AM
  • "Exclusive: Google working on 'Raise to talk' for Pixel 4's 'new Assistant'" 9to5Google 8:41 AM
  • "Instagram takes its first steps into becoming an AR changing room: The feature comes courtesy of Facebook's Spark AR platform." Engadget 10/4
  • "Samsung Claims 200,000 Folds for the Galaxy Fold: It Broke After 120,000" Tom's Guide 10/4
  • "Bright outlook for PC gaming in EMEA" IT-Online 10/4
  • "Augmented humans to be pervasive by 2030" IT Web 10/4
  • "Report: Nation state hackers and cyber criminals are spoofing each other" ZDNet 10/4
  • "Forget about slider phones: Samsung files sliding display patent" Android Authority 10/4
  • "Touchscreen typing speeds close in on keyboard rates" BBC 10/4
  • "Google finds Android zero day that can take control of Pixel and Galaxy devices" The Verge 10/4
  • "Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December" Computerworld 10/4
  • "Google Warns Millions Of Android Phones Are Vulnerable To Hack By Israeli Surveillance Dealers" Forbes 10/4
  • "Snap CEO isn't expecting much from Facebook antitrust investigations" TechCrunch 10/4
  • "Salesforce Founder Marc Benioff Says 'Facebook Is the New Cigarettes.' Here's Why He Thinks the Government Should Get Involved" Inc. 10/4
  • "Facebook pulls hundreds of propaganda accounts linked to PR firms" Engadget 10/4
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg defends encryption, despite child safety concerns" Reuters 10/4
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Podcast: Microsoft Surface Launch Event" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:39 PM
  • "How to create a list of all items in a folder on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 10:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro X vs. Apple iPad Pro: Which Premium Tablet Is Best?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's Mandatory Windows 10 Cumulative Update Adds Security And Printer Fixes" HotHardware 10/4
  • "Exclusive: Hackers apparently linked to Iran tried to intrude in Trump 2020 campaign: sources" Reuters 10/4
  • "Microsoft says Iran plotted cyber attack against US presidential campaign" New York Post 10/4
  • "Microsoft: Iranian cyberattack targeted a US presidential campaign" Engadget 10/4
  • "What the heck is Windows 10X? Hint: it's not a full new operating system" The Verge 10/4
  • "A Closer Look At Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 and the New AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition CPUs" WePC 10/4
  • "#1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon Will Drive Cloud Wars Top 10 Over $40 Billion for Q3" CloudWars 10/4
  • "Windows out-of-band update: Microsoft's mandatory security patch is for all versions" ZDNet 10/4
  • "Windows 10's latest 2020 preview packs these new desktop, smartphone features" ZDNet 10/4
Government/Law/Politics
  • "China and Taiwan clash over Wikipedia edits" BBC 10/4
  • "Epic Slapped With Lawsuit For Making Fortnite Addicting And Too Fun For Minors, Hello?" HotHardware 10/4
  • "The broken record: Why Barr's call against end-to-end encryption is nuts/Barr, DHS Secretary, UK, and Australia say end-to-end encryption will help child abusers." Ars Technica 10/4
  • "The Court Allowed The FCC To Kill Net Neutrality Because Washing Machines Can't Make Phone Calls" The Verge 10/4
  • "Where Does the Net Neutrality Fight Go Next? To Multimillion-Dollar Court Fights" Inside Sources 10/4
  • "Mark Zuckerberg promises Facebook won't be biased against Elizabeth Warren" The Verge 10/4
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Says He'll Try Not to 'Antagonize' Elizabeth Warren Anymore" Daily Beast 10/4
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "End big tech's unfair advantage" VentureBeat 4:30 PM
  • "Fossil Gen 5 Review: The best Wear OS has to offer probably isn't enough [Video] 9to5Google 2:59 PM
  • "Solving these 5 issues will make education AR/VR go mainstream" VentureBeat 2:57 PM
  • "AR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging Businesses?" ReadWrite 10:05 AM
  • "For a jaded tech reviewer who plays with the latest and greatest smartphones every year, the OnePlus 7T shouldn't feel that special — but it does" Business Insider 8:14 AM
  • "Here's How to Type Faster on Your Phone: Get those index fingers off your screen." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/4
  • "Oppo uploads then deletes surreal, hilariously bad ColorOS ads" Android Police 10/4
  • "Beyond Surface Neo: All the Dual-Screen Windows 10X Laptops Coming" LAPTOP Magazine 10/4
  • "HP Omen X 2S Review: A Secondary Screen Doubles Your Gaming Pleasure" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/4
  • "Ask a PC expert: AMD Radeon vs. Nvidia GeForce graphics cards" PCWorld 10/4
  • "Here's why the Pixel 4's Neural Core chip could be a photography game-changer" Android Central 10/4
  • "An Open Source License That Requires Users to Do No Harm: Open source software can generally be freely copied and reused. One developer wants to impose ethical constraints on the practice." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/4
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "PayPal becomes first member to exit Facebook's Libra Association" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "PayPal withdraws from Facebook's Libra Association" Reuters 10/4
  • "The T-Mobile–Sprint Merger's Strategic Benefits" Market Realist 10/4
  • "Software for the farm: Barn2Door raises $3.4M to help farmers connect directly with customers" GeekWire 10/4
  • "Alteryx acquires machine learning startup Feature Labs" TechCrunch 10/4
  • "AI Medical Service raises $42.9 million to detect cancerous lesions from endoscope footage" VentureBeat 10/4
  • "Malaysian Maxis signs up to Huawei for 5G" ZDNet 10/4
  • "Google-backed Dunzo raises $45M to expand its hyperlocal delivery startup in India" TechCrunch 10/4
  • "Indonesia's Bukalapak gets investment from South Korea's Shinhan, says valuation $2.5 billion" Reuters 10/4
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher after modest job gains keep Fed rate cut hopes alive: U.S. unemployment falls to 3.5%, lowest since 1969" MarketWatch 10/4
  • "Stocks End Higher on Jobs Report, Trump Trade-Deal Coments: Stocks finish higher Friday after the U.S. jobs report for September shows the lowest level of headline unemployment in at least 50 years, and President Trump says there is a 'good chance' for a China trade pact." TheStreet 10/4
  • "Dow Makes This Bullish Move As Stock Market Rallies; Too Late To Buy Apple? Key indexes wrapped up a volatile week with big gains in the stock market today, despite a weaker-than-expected jobs report. Apple led the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which reclaimed key support." Investor's Business Daily 10/4
  • "Stocks gain steam on Fed Chair Powell's comments and 50-year low unemployment" FOXBusiness 10/4
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally After Jobs Report: S&P 500 ends rocky week with a modest 0.3% loss after rebounding Thursday and Friday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/4
  • "U.K. stocks rise as U.S. employment data shows gentle slowdown in jobs growth" MarketWatch 10/4



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 7:00 AM CDT)
  • "Achieving Techquilibrium: Get the Right Digital Balance"
New York Times (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 11:00 AM CDT)
  • "WeWork, Rejected by Wall Street, Accepts Lifeline From SoftBank"
  • "Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games?"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Facebook: The US Needs Libra to Counter China's Cryptocurrency"
  • "FTC Blocks US Company From Selling 'Stalkerware' Apps"
  • "Verizon Offers Customers 12 Months of Disney+ for Free"
  • "Google Fi Uses Dual SIMs in a Really Cool Way"
  • "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"
Reuters (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Intel files antitrust case against SoftBank-backed firm over patent practices"
  • "SoftBank clinches deal to take over WeWork: sources"
  • "SoftBank shares fall as it doubles down on WeWork"
  • "U.S. tech firm Maxar taps startup's robotics for moon mission"
  • "To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small"
  • "Facebook probe by U.S. states expands to 47 attorneys general"
  • "Exclusive: U.S. states plan Google antitrust meeting next month in Colorado - sources"
  • "U.S. defense chief recuses himself from review of $10 billion cloud computing contract"
  • "Musk's satellite project testing encrypted internet with military planes"
  • "Snap disappoints with fourth-quarter revenue guidance, sending shares down"
ZDNet (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Google New Zealand pilots Duplex to provide accurate retail hours"
  • "Simplify and cooperate to beat back the cybercrime wave"
  • "Enterprise customers allow for fibre to go deeper into NBN: Rue"
  • "VMware expands Smart Assurance to provide 'holistic' network view"
  • "Facebook antitrust probe now has the backing of 47 attorney generals"
  • "NSW shifts Opal towards payment platform future with Connect launch"
  • "Senate committee to probe Australia's fintech and regtech opportunity"
  • "Red Hat is positioning itself as the digital transformation partner of the enterprise"


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