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TechNN Archive: Thursday, October 17, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gets a 66% raise" CNN 7:12 AM
  • "Here's why Microsoft just invested $1.5M in a North Dakota high-tech farm project" GeekWire 7:42 PM
  • "Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for the disabled" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft proves that shallow quantum circuits perform exponentially better" Neowin 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils AI-powered Digital Marketing Center" Neowin 6:55 AM
  • "Intel driver update for Windows 10 causing display aberrations" Neowin 6:55 AM
  • "Intel splurges £20m on Smart Edge to boost 5G efforts: Takeover could give the firm an Edge over rivals" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Intel Xe GPU set for 'Mid-2020" release, say industry sources" PCGamesN 7:07 AM
  • "Intel will publicly share its race and gender pay gap statistics" Engadget 4:28 PM
  • "Californians with AMD Bulldozer or Piledriver CPUs can claim $300 in compensation: Dude, where's my cores?" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X 24-core CPU spotted, hinting there'll be a 64-core flagship" TechRadar UK 7:09 AM
  • "Cisco: These Wi-Fi access points are easily owned by remote hackers, so patch now/Cisco is urging customers with Aironet Wi-Fi access points to address four separate security flaws." ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "Former Cisco engineers raise US$278M for startup: Launch Pensando Systems" Reuters 6:51 AM
  • "Cisco pushes 5G to hasten advent of industrial IoT: Cisco says it expects rapid future development of 5G mobile technology will be a boon for industrial IoT use cases" Network World 6:51 AM
  • "Latest IBM partnership looks to improve seafood safety with blockchain" TechCrunch 10:11 AM
  • "Red Hat OpenShift 4.2: Kubernetes for the hybrid-cloud developer/Red Hat, via OpenShift, wants to help developers build the new model hybrid cloud." ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Even with boost from Red Hat and 1,000 new workers, IBM's revenue drops again" WRAL TechWire 7:14 AM
  • "Chipmaker TSMC boosts capex by up to $5 billion, sees fourth-quarter sales jump on smartphones" Reuters 7:23 AM
  • "Quantum computer processor made entirely of lasers offers 'extreme' scale" Inverse 3:12 PM
General Interest
  • "Yet another patent from Samsung with wild ideas for a new phone has been unearthed" BGR 8:09 PM
  • "Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th: 'You're going to flip' is one tagline, according to CNET" The Verge 7:15 PM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg criticizes TikTok for censoring protesters" Reuters 3:53 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg signals Facebook won't return to China as he calls on tech firms to defend free speech" Telegraph 3:53 PM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg hits pause on China, defends political ads policy" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "Zuckerberg on Chinese censorship: Is that the internet we want?" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg says company considered banning political ads" Reuters 1:28 PM
  • "Maybe shadow IT isn't so bad after all, study suggests: IT leaders agree shadow IT serves as a force of innovation and productivity. End-users simply need more guidance and support." ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Popular app Snaptube caught serving invisible ads and charging users for premium purchases they haven't made" TechCrunch 10:28 AM
  • "Samsung scrambles to squash S10 sensor security snafu: Firm gives scanner flaw the finger" The Inquirer 9:04 AM
  • "Arlo's Video Doorbell shows both faces and packages: Heads, shoulders, knees, and toes, too" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "Yahoo extends deadline for uploading content on Yahoo Groups" ZDNet 8:19 PM
  • "It's time to save your Yahoo Groups content before it's deleted: Not even a new logo could save it" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Samsung: Anyone's thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone" BBC 6:50 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 has a huge security flaw that lets any fingerprint unlock your phone" BGR 6:51 AM
  • "Builders Ditch Nest After Google Ties Devices to Digital Assistant" Bloomberg 7:06 AM
  • "Residential builders are starting to stop using Nest devices- 9to5Google" 9to5Google 1:15 PM
  • "The latest Google shutdowns: Daydream VR, Google Clips/At the same time Google launches products, it also takes some away." Ars Technica 7:06 AM
  • "Google Stadia controller's wireless capability will be limited at launch: It will only work with Chromecast Ultra at first." Engadget 6:52 AM
  • "Google Stadia wireless controller needs a wire to work on Pixel phones and laptops" BGR 6:51 AM
  • "Three suffers its biggest outage in years, borking data and calls for millions" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Three investigating loss of phone services" BBC 6:50 AM
  • "Vatican launches new 'eRosary' bracelet" BBC 6:50 AM
  • "TikTok makes education push in India" TechCrunch 6:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Nominates Carol B. Tomé to Board of Directors" Cisco 4:26 PM
  • "City Football Group Announces New Global Partnership With Cisco" Cisco 4:26 PM
  • "IBM, Raw Seafoods Collaborate to Use Blockchain to Help Improve Seafood Traceability and Sustainability While Addressing Fraud" PRNewswire 4:25 PM
  • "Microsoft's venture fund M12 partners with Mayfield and Pivotal Ventures to announce $6 million competition for women-led enterprise startups" Microsoft 4:25 PM
  • "Nuance and Microsoft partner to transform the doctor-patient experience" Microsoft 4:25 PM
  • "Oracle Named a Leader in Digital Commerce for Ten Consecutive Evaluations" Oracle 4:25 PM
Microsoft
  • "Windows Defender is still one of the best antivirus solutions, independent testing lab says" TechSpot 8:00 PM
  • "The WinForms Notepad Project: First Steps (Premium)" Thurrott 7:43 PM
  • "Windows 10 1909: What do developers need to know? Not much, says Microsoft/Just use the same kit we provided for Windows 10 version 1903, Microsoft tells Windows developers." ZDNet 7:22 AM
  • "Windows 7 Pro consumers will now receive end of support notifications" TechSpot 7:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "AT&T, Elliott in talks after activist campaign launched: sources" Reuters 9:09 PM
  • "Bill Gates: 'Government needs to get involved' to regulate big tech companies" CNBC 3:11 PM
  • "UK culture sec hints at replacing TV licence fee, defends encryption ban proposals and her boss in Hacker House inquiry: Nuggets from Nicky Morgan's grilling by select committee" The Register 8:53 AM
  • "Germany's cyber-security agency recommends Firefox as most secure browser: Germany's BSI tested Firefox, Chrome, IE, and Edge. Firefox was only browser to pass all minimum requirements for mandatory security features." ZDNet 7:22 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google's Rick Osterloh shows off new Pixel and Nest hardware on The Vergecast" The Verge 4:25 PM
  • "High energy: Facebook's AI guru LeCun imagines AI's next frontier" ZDNet 3:08 PM
  • "The 10 best smartphones of 2019: We have a winner/All major smartphone announcements for 2019 have been made and it's clear that Apple stepped up to lead the pack with the iPhone 11 Pro/Pro Max phones. OnePlus appears in the top five thanks to it's affordable flagship" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "MSI MPG Sekira 500G Review" bit-tech 9:05 AM
  • "Huawei ban: Full timeline as company reports shipping 185M phones despite US ban" CNET 9:04 AM
  • "OnePlus 7T review: The best smartphone value of 2019" ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "Permanent Record, book review: The whistleblower's tale/Edward Snowden's compelling memoir details how he exposed secret US government surveillance programmes, and the personal cost involved." ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 vs. Apple MacBook Air: 13-inch lightweights do battle/The 13-inch Surface Laptop clearly wants to be a Windows version of Apple's smallest and lightest laptop, but the 15-inch model is baffling." CNET 7:07 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Atlassian acquires Code Barrel, makers of Automation for Jira" TechCrunch 3:52 PM
  • "Invoca raises $56 million to apply AI and analytics to voice calls" VentureBeat 7:05 AM
  • "Winnow raises $12M Series B for its food waste solution for commercial kitchens" TechCrunch 6:54 AM
  • "Proportunity raises £2M seed for its 'help to buy'-style property lending" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 ends within 1% of all-time high amid Brexit draft deal, quarterly results: Netflix shares rally 2.5% after third-quarter results" MarketWatch 4:35 PM
  • "Stocks End Up on Tentative Brexit Deal, U.S.-Turkey Ceasefire Agreement in Syria: Stocks finish higher Thursday on news of a Brexit agreement between the U.K. and the European Union, and a ceasefire agreement in Syria, but IBM's revenue miss weighed on investor sentiment." TheStreet 4:34 PM
  • "Dow Jones Edges Higher But Lags, Hurt By IBM Earnings; Netflix Stock Regains Some Luster" Investor's Business Daily 4:34 PM
  • "Stocks rally led by Netflix, JPMorgan and Brexit progress" FOXBusiness 4:34 PM
  • "Stocks Climb on Strong Earnings, Brexit Deal: Pound is volatile as investors assess risk of deal being rejected by U.K. lawmakers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as U.S.-China trade deal needs more time: Mnuchin hopes for final deal next month; property companies boost Hang Seng" MarketWatch 7:29 AM
  • "British pound climbs while FTSE 100 registers moderate gains after Brexit deal" MarketWatch 7:29 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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