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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM Shares Fall as Q3 Adjusted Net Income Beats Estimate, Revenue Up Short: The company posted a 14% increase in cloud revenue to $5 billion while its global business services segment brought in $4.1 billion." TheStreet 3:49 PM
  • "IBM revenues weighed down by growing business uncertainty in Europe" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:32 PM
  • "IBM's third quarter a mixed bag as sales fall short, but earnings better than expected." ZDNet 3:26 PM
  • "IBM beats profit estimates on cloud-computing growth" Reuters 3:32 PM
  • "IBM stock falls on revenue miss: IBM shares moved 3% lower after the company issued weaker-than-expected third-quarter revenue on Wednesday." CNBC 3:28 PM
  • "IBM Poised for Another Sales Slide Despite Red Hat Deal: What to Watch/IBM is scheduled to report its first earnings after the closing of its $34 billion purchase of open-source software giant Red Hat" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:37 AM
  • "IBM Third-Quarter Revenue and Earnings Expected to Fall: Analysts polled by FactSet are expecting earnings of $2.66 per share on revenue of $18.2 billion." TheStreet 8:37 AM
  • "IBM's The Weather Company ramps up engagement with Govt, private sector" Hindu Business Line 8:38 AM
  • "Autonomous 'Mayflower' research ship will use IBM AI tech to cross the Atlantic in 2020" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Intel spends $27 million on a new 5G push" Reuters 8:41 AM
  • "Intel may be about to counter AMD with $3 billion price cuts" KitGuru 8:39 AM
  • "Intel agrees to $5M settlement in dispute over pay discrimination" WRAL TechWire 8:44 AM
  • "Intel to unveil discrete 10nm GPU by mid-2020" DigiTimes 8:04 AM
  • "Intel debunks claims it's abandoning its 10nm desktop CPU efforts" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Intel's upcoming LGA 4677 platform to support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 for 10 nm+++ and 7 nm CPUs, launching 2021" NotebookCheck 8:41 AM
  • "AMD Powers Europe's Most Powerful Supercomputer Ever With 748,544 Zen 2 Cores" WCCFTech 8:38 AM
  • "New AMD Radeon Embedded E9000 Series GPUs introduced" Geeky Gadgets 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft wants a piece of Google and Amazon's advertising business. Here's the pitch deck it's using to win search and e-commerce budgets from manufacturers and retailers." [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft introduces new open-source specs for developing cloud and edge applications" ZDNet 2:54 PM
  • "Windows 10 Gets a New 19H2 Build for Slow Ring" Thurrott 6:20 PM
  • "Andrew Yang at Democratic debate: No one uses Bing. 'Sorry, Microsoft, it's true.'" NJ Advanced Media 8:46 AM
  • "Dell uses Bengaluru team's innovations in servers globally: Karinne Brannigan of Dell Technologies" Business Today 8:36 AM
  • "Amazon Reports 'Migration Complete' In Oracle Database Purge: The e-commerce giant has shed the final remnants of its increasingly bitter rival's technology by moving 75 petabytes to native AWS database services." CRN 8:32 AM
  • "Amazon's consumer business just shut down its last Oracle database, and says that it reduced its costs by 60% doing it" Business Insider 8:32 AM
  • "We're free in 3... 2... 1! Amazon unhooks its last Oracle database, nothing breaks and life goes on" The Register 7:49 AM
  • "Cisco Empowers Students to Connect, Create and Share With Classroom of the Future" Al Bawaba 8:30 AM
General Interest
  • "Google Pulls Open Source Android App For Having Donation Button: On Wednesday, Google approved and then removed the free app WireGuard from the Play Store for having a donation button, which has stirred up discussion over whether the company's policies are preventing open source projects from receiving funding." PC Magazine 9:15 PM
  • "Unicef now accepting cryptocurrency donations" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "O2 launches 5G network in five UK cities and Slough" BBC 8:18 PM
  • "Yahoo is shutting down its Groups website and deleting all content: Your ancient posts will disappear on December 14th." Engadget 6:18 PM
  • "LGA4677 Socket Spotted: Future Server Socket with PCIe 5.0 Support" AnandTech 12:15 PM
  • "Innoventions wins patent on skin-based virtual touchpad for wearables" VentureBeat 10:35 AM
  • "Twitter tweaks rules after calls to ban Trump" BBC 9:29 AM
  • "Phorpiex botnet made $115,000 in five months just from mass-spamming sextortion emails" ZDNet 9:29 AM
  • "AI powered automation platform streamlines IT support tasks" BetaNews 9:21 AM
  • "Internet Archive lets you play 2,500 more classic DOS games in your browser, including The Secret of Monkey Island and Microsoft Flight Simulator" BetaNews 8:21 AM
  • "Huawei Defies U.S. Ban With Strong Growth in Smartphone Sales" Bloomberg 7:56 AM
  • "Live Caption, Google's automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4" TechCrunch 9:21 AM
  • "Google's decision to remove a game that let users play as a Hong Kong protester has reportedly ignited a debate among employees" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Google draws on old radar technology for its 'motion sensor' Pixel 4 smartphone" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Google Warning: Smart Speaker Owners Should Follow This New Privacy Advice" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Google Explains Why the Pixel 4 Is Not a 5G Phone" PC Magazine 12:38 PM
  • "Google abandons its phone-powered virtual reality headset Daydream, admitting almost no-one used it" Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "The new Pixel 4 camera will prioritize the people that matter most to you" Android Authority 12:34 PM
  • "Pixel 4 will use 'Frequent Faces' to focus on people you often photograph" Android Police 7:35 AM
  • "What It Means to Be Black, a Woman or L.G.B.T.Q. in Today's Gaming Industry" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:26 AM
  • "Deepfakes: For now women, not democracy, are the main victims" ZDNet 7:24 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD to Report Fiscal Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results" GlobeNewswire 8:38 AM
  • "IBM Reports 2019 Third-Quarter Results: Strong Performance by Red Hat Accelerates Cloud Revenue Growth" IBM 3:28 PM
  • "IBM Boards the Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project" PRNewswire 8:24 AM
Microsoft
  • "Andrew Yang's Bing ding creates a debate of its own over Microsoft, Google and tech history" GeekWire 12:48 PM
  • "Microsoft launches two new open source projects for developers -- OAM and Dapr" BetaNews 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft launches new open-source projects around Kubernetes and microservices" TechCrunch 11:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 update fixes a ton of problems, but one huge bug still remains" Express UK 8:47 AM
  • "How to secure Microsoft-based election, campaign systems: Microsoft has issued guidance and provided resources for local election bodies and candidate campaigns to help protect systems and communications." CSO 8:45 AM
  • "You'll need to eat Taco Bell to get Microsoft's Xbox Elite 2 controller early: A new Taco Bell Xbox promotion begins today" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft-owned LinkedIn jumps into real-life networking with new event planning feature" GeekWire 8:08 AM
  • "The Government Should Regulate the Tech Sector More, Says Bill Gates" Bloomberg TV 7:56 AM
  • "On Windows Phone 8.1? No more app store for you after December 16, says Microsoft" ZDNet 7:24 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "German patent injunction reform process plagued by misconceptions, strawmen, and bogeymen" Foss Patents 3:08 PM
  • "Facebook's Libra faces 'core' legal, regulatory challenges: Brainard" Reuters 2:53 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote: Merger gets final US approval, but states are still suing to block the deal." Ars Technica 5:54 PM
  • "FCC approves merger of T-Mobile and Sprint" ZDNet 2:54 PM
  • "The FCC has reportedly approved the T-Mobile-Sprint merger" TechCrunch 1:25 PM
  • "FCC approves merger of T-Mobile, Sprint on vote split on party lines" Reuters 12:58 PM
  • "The FCC has voted to approve the T-Mobile-Sprint merger" The Verge 12:48 PM
  • "Feds Take Down Largest Dark Web Child Porn Site, Arrest 337 Users" PC Magazine 12:38 PM
  • "Lawmakers hit Trump administration for including tech legal shield in trade negotiations" The Hill 12:20 PM
  • "House investigators say they have begun receiving data from big tech firms" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Big tech, Twitter bans and Bing: U.S. Democrats spar over Silicon Valley on debate stage" Reuters 7:26 AM
  • "Europe issues interim antitrust order against Broadcom as probe continues" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "U.S. chipmaker Broadcom told to stop exclusivity deals till EU probe ends" Reuters 7:25 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Will Only Hurt Consumers" The Atlantic 12:48 PM
  • "Xiaomi Black Shark 2 review — An affordable flagship gaming phone" VentureBeat 12:39 PM
  • "One year with the Google Pixel Slate: My favorite computer and tablet for getting work done" ZDNet 12:38 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2019) Review: A Near-Perfect Intel 10th Gen Laptop" HotHardware 12:12 PM
  • "The False Choice Between Privacy and Safety in Smart Surveillance" ReadWrite 10:25 AM
  • "In 2019, multiple open source companies changed course—is it the right move? 'We have to draw a line between open source and the right to make money with open source.'" Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "The (Day)dream is over: Phone-based VR is well and truly dead" Engadget 8:09 AM
  • "Why social networks keep tripping over their own content moderation policies: Borderline content is popular, widespread, and very hard to police" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "Acer Swift 3 (2019) review: This midrange notebook PC hides Nvidia graphics power" PCWorld 7:50 AM
  • "Can Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency survive the exodus?" Computerworld 2:10 PM
  • "Facebook's Libra 'cryptocurrency' is turning into a soap opera — and it's gonna be a long season" The Next Web 8:09 AM
  • "Review: Facebook Portal (2019)/In many ways, I like the Portal. But it's difficult to separate this family of devices from the social network that makes them." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Google is fleecing previous Pixel owners on trade-ins" Android Police 3:00 PM
  • "Google needs a sustainable phone moonshot" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Made By Google Is More Like Amazon Than Apple" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:24 AM
  • "Why Google unveiled only 5 devices this fall, while Amazon announced 15" CNET 7:59 AM
  • "When did Google become stingy like Apple?" Mashable 7:58 AM
  • "I took some photos with Google's new Pixel 4 smartphone — here are some samples from its camera" Business Insider 1:15 PM
  • "With the Pixel 4, Google's smartphones have to grow up" Android Police 10:38 AM
  • "What I like and don't like about Google's new Pixel 4 phone" Digital Trends 8:09 AM
  • "Pixel 4 hands-on—Thumbs up for 90Hz, thumbs down for Project Soli" Ars Technica 8:09 AM
  • "Can the Pixel 4 win back Google's camera crown?" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook Go hands-on: Come for the low price, stay for the keyboard" PCWorld 7:49 AM
  • "Making sense of Google's Pixelbook strategy: The missing piece of the puzzle that explains Google's curious-seeming new Chrome OS laptop has finally fallen into place." Computerworld 7:41 AM
  • "The Pixel 4 has the same problem as the Pixel 3: It's too expensive" PCWorld 7:50 AM
  • "I spent a few hours with Google's new Pixel 4 smartphone — here are the most important things I learned" Business Insider 7:35 AM
  • "Revealed: The dramatic changes tech firms are making ahead of Brexit" ZDNet 7:24 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Australian graphic design startup Canva raised $85 million, just five months after its last $70 million round. Its CEO explains the strategy behind raising so fast." [BI Prime] Business Insider 9:22 AM
  • "Atomontage raises $1.95 million for microvoxel-based 3D graphics" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "Quantemplate raises over $12 million for AI insurance and reinsurance data solutions" VentureBeat 8:02 AM
  • "Evervault raises $3.2M from Sequoia, Kleiner for an API to build apps with privacy baked in" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "Healx raises $56 million to combat rare diseases with AI" VentureBeat 8:02 AM
  • "Healx raises $56M Series B to use AI to find treatments for rare diseases" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Booqed, a Hong Kong-based platform for on-demand work spaces, raises $1.675 million in seed funding" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Amazon's massive investment in food delivery startup Deliveroo faces further delays thanks to a formal antitrust probe" Business Insider 7:35 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end slightly lower after weak U.S. retail sales and tension with China offsets good corporate earnings: Bank of America tops earnings expectations" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Down as Trade War Fears, Weak Retail Sales Overshadow Strong Earnings: Stocks finish down as investors divide their attention between strong third-quarter earnings and concerns over weak U.S. retail sales and the ongoing U.S.-China trade war." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Major Stock Market Indexes Can't Escape Losses; This Sector's Shocking Drop Hits Nasdaq" Investor's Business Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks slip after retail sales miss" FOXBusiness 10:26 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip After Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall: Investors also focus on third-quarter earnings, Brexit talks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly gain after positive start to U.S. earnings season: Nikkei starts strong but stocks in mainland China struggle to stay above water" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:48 AM
  • "European stocks slip on pessimism over Brexit deal and U.S.-China tensions: Roche climbs and TomTom drops after respective results" MarketWatch 8:48 AM



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