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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Quantum Internet: How Close Are We To The Future Of Data Transmission?" Forbes 8:02 AM
  • "IBM casts doubt on Google's claims of quantum supremacy" ["A study from Google claiming quantum supremacy, accidentally leaked online a month ago, has now been published in Nature. The Google group reiterates its claim that, in 200 seconds, its 53-qubit computer performed an arcane task that would take 10,000 years for Summit, a supercomputer IBM built for the Department of Energy that is currently the world's fastest. But IBM appears to have already rebutted Google's claim."] ScienceMag 8:53 AM
  • "Google says it's achieved 'quantum supremacy,' but IBM says nope" Fast Company 8:54 AM
  • "IBM calls BS on Google's claims of quantum supremacy: Schrodinger's spat" The Inquirer 8:54 AM
  • "IBM questions Google quantum computing claims: Has the search giant really reached quantum supremacy?" TechRadar UK 8:54 AM
  • "IBM disses Google's claims of 'quantum supremacy'" BetaNews 12:06 PM
  • "IBM Calls Out Google's Quantum Supremacy Claims With 53-Qubit Supercomputer" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Google Claims a Quantum Breakthrough That Could Change Computing: Google's quantum computer. The company said in a paper published on Wednesday that the machine needed only a few minutes to perform a task that would take a supercomputer at least 10,000 years." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Google quantum computer leaves old-school supercomputers in the dust: The era of practical quantum computers has begun—at least on one speed test showing 'quantum supremacy.'" CNET 8:00 AM
  • "Google Says it Has Achieved 'Quantum Supremacy'" Bloomberg 8:17 AM
  • "Quantum leap in computing as scientists claim 'supremacy'" AFP 9:53 AM
  • "Google: We've made 'quantum supremacy' breakthrough with 54-qubit Sycamore chip" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Earnings Release FY20 Q1: Microsoft Cloud Strength Drives First Quarter Results" Microsoft 3:13 PM
  • "Microsoft reports $33.1 billion in Q1 2020 revenue: Azure up 59%, Surface down 4%, and LinkedIn up 25%" VentureBeat 3:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface revenue dipped 4 percent in FY20 Q1 results: The results fall in line with what Microsoft projected during its last earnings call." Windows Central 3:41 PM
  • "Microsoft Rides Cloud to a 21% Increase in Profits: A Microsoft store in Manhattan. The company said Wednesday that its sales in the latest quarter were up 14 percent from a year earlier." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Microsoft beats profit estimates but cloud growth slows" Reuters 3:41 PM
  • "Microsoft's commercial cloud fuels better-than-expected Q1 results: Many of Microsoft's product lines fared well in the first quarter as the commercial cloud continued to gain momentum." ZDNet 3:41 PM
  • "Microsoft's cloud and LinkedIn grow steadily, while Surface falters" Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft Earnings - Live Blog: TheStreet's Eric Jhonsa analyzes Microsoft's September quarter earnings report and call with analysts." TheStreet 3:06 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft's new Secured-core PC initiative" Ars Technica 8:19 AM
  • "AMD Epyc CPU with 39.5 billion transistors is a jaw-dropping sight under the microscope" TechRadar Pro UK 8:55 AM
  • "AMD 2nd Gen EPYC Rome Processors Feature A Gargantuan 39.54 Billion Transistors, IO Die Pictured in Detail" WCCFTech 8:55 AM
  • "Early AMD Ryzen BIOS update further increases CPU clock speeds" PCGamesN 8:56 AM
  • "Intel's Prolonged Supply Shortage Good News for AMD" Market Realist 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:56 AM
  • "Intel files antitrust case against SoftBank-backed firm over patent practices" Reuters 12:47 PM
  • "Intel Xe multi-GPU support could be a secret weapon against AMD and Nvidia" TechRadar UK 8:55 AM
  • "Intel's Compute Element PCIE CPUs may make first appearance inside NUC 9 Extreme" Digital Trends 10:13 AM
  • "Arm Announces New Ethos-N57 and N37 NPUs, Mali-G57 Valhall GPU and Mali-D37 DPU" AnandTech 8:20 AM
  • "HP scores $176m win in CD-ROM drive price-fix case – after one biz emailed rival with 'Price Fixing' as the subject: Quanta was the last one standing... and now kneeling" The Register 4:34 PM
  • "HP Wins $176M Verdict In Disk Drive Price-Fixing Trial" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "HP announces US$200mn investment into sustainable ink" Business Chief 8:50 AM
  • "HP wants to shame you into printing more pictures" ZDNet 9:46 AM
  • "Dell Technologies to double down on robust partner ecosystem in India" CRN India 8:52 AM
  • "Extreme Networks Takes Aim At Cisco With Cloud Management App, New MSP Program For Partners" CRN 8:46 AM
  • "Reopening of the Cisco office in Cyprus" CyprusMail 8:46 AM
General Interest
  • "Samsung may make the Galaxy Fold 2 look even weirder with a vertical notch" BGR 6:33 PM
  • "PayPal Q3 tops estimates as active user base climbs to 295 million" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "eBay posts solid Q3, concludes operating review" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Foxconn plan for Wisconsin innovation centers on hold" Associated Press 12:26 PM
  • "Android 9 was installed on less than a quarter of the ecosystem as Android 10 launched: Google hopes Android 10 upgrades will happen 'noticeably sooner this year'" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "Google Stadia pre-orders don't guarantee you'll get to play on release day" Digital Trends 1:18 PM
  • "Google launches 5 experimental digital well-being apps for Android" VentureBeat 9:49 AM
  • "Google's Play Store is giving an age-rating finger to Fleksy, a Gboard rival" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "This 11-year-old CEO wants to teach kids everywhere to code" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying to drum up support for the firm's wild new currency by amping up worries of China's financial dominance" Business Insider 8:21 AM
  • "Mozilla's new Lockwise app will free your passwords from your web browser" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "How will Amazon deliver in its second biggest market?" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "Instagram bans 'cosmetic surgery' filters" BBC 8:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Announces Bold Industry Commitment to Sustainable Ink Innovation with Water‐based Print Solutions" HP 8:24 AM
  • "TBCASoft, IBM and SoftBank Corp. Announce Plans to Transform the Telecommunications Industry with Cross-Carrier Blockchain Solutions" IBM 8:24 AM
  • "Aegean Airlines, BNP Paribas, Elaw Tecnologia SA and Home Trust Select IBM Cloud for Mission-Critical Workloads" PRNewswire 8:24 AM
  • "Oracle Health Sciences and Phlexglobal Collaborate to Reduce Operational Bottlenecks in Clinical Research" Oracle 8:24 AM
Microsoft
  • "Review: Xbox Elite Series 2" Thurrott 3:11 PM
  • "Microsoft Tests Improved Design for Edge on Android" Thurrott 1:24 PM
  • "How to get out of Safe Mode in Windows 10, so you can use your computer normally" Business Insider 12:09 PM
  • "Ex-Microsoftie Explains How the Firm Lost Windows (Premium)" Thurrott 10:49 AM
  • "Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 7/As updates go, this one is minor. But the Surface Pro is still a major player in portable productivity." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues New Windows 10 Version 20H1 Build" Thurrott 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 19008" BetaNews 8:19 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "DoJ drops investigation into Snap" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:37 AM
  • "House passes controversial copyright bill that could be abused by trolls" Engadget 9:59 AM
  • "FTC takes a stand against stalker apps through Retina-X court settlement" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "FTC issues its first ban on 'stalking' apps" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Zuckerberg reassures U.S. Congress on Facebook's digital currency plans" Reuters 12:48 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would drop out of its controversial payments project if US regulators don't approve it" Business Insider 12:14 PM
  • "Lowlights from Zuckerberg's Libra testimony in Congress" TechCrunch 10:13 AM
  • "Zuckerberg faces grilling on Facebook's ambitious digital currency plans" Reuters 7:47 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google: Addicted to Your Phone? Here Are 6 Apps to Help With That/Google's Digital Wellbeing Experiments platform is a collection of six new apps intended to help users find their balance with technology." PC Magazine 9:37 PM
  • "HP Chromebook x360 review: Fast and smooth user experience under Rs 50,000" India Today 8:51 AM
  • "How The Right Design Makes HP Envy x360 And HP Envy 13 The Ideal Ultrabook" Stuff Magazine 8:50 AM
  • "What Google knows about you might be a shock. Here's how to manage or delete your activity" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "Live Caption: How to use one of the Pixel 4's coolest features" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "Technology Will Keep Us From Running Out of Stuff/Opinion: Such dire warnings ignore the force of capitalism and technological progress, what Abraham Lincoln called 'the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.'" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:27 AM
  • "The AUKEY KM-G3 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review: A Basic Budget Mechanical Keyboard" AnandTech 8:20 AM
  • "SK Hynix Gold S31 review: A great SATA SSD from the largest vendor you've likely never heard of" PCWorld 8:01 AM
  • "The Claim that Facebook's Libra is a Cryptocurrency is False Advertising" Forbes 9:41 AM
  • "How would opening up Facebook change the internet? Interoperability rules could solve some problems while raising others" The Verge 8:40 AM
  • "Why Mark Zuckerberg Keeps Saying Facebook Needs to Win Against China" Slate 8:01 AM
  • "How to forcibly enable Dark Mode in on every website with Google Chrome: Now there's a way to enable a dark theme for any website's content, not just for the OS and browser UI." ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "How to force 90 Hz refresh rate on Pixel 4 display at all times" 9to5Google 1:18 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4: The Morning After" Thurrott 8:20 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL review: A perfectly disappointing phone" ZDNet 7:44 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Huawei and Sunrise co-build 5G research centre in Switzerland" ZDNet 9:36 PM
  • "Vendr, already profitable, raises $2M to replace your enterprise sales team" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "India to spend $6 billion to revive telecom operators BSNL and MTNL" TechCrunch 11:11 AM
  • "OctoML raises $3.9 million for deep learning model optimization" VentureBeat 10:13 AM
  • "Demodesk scores $2.3M seed for sales-focused online meetings" TechCrunch 9:48 AM
  • "Google Announces 'Quantum Supremacy' As Samsung-Backed Rival Raises $55 Million" Forbes 9:42 AM
  • "Digital signage startup Raydiant raises $7M" TechCrunch 9:03 AM
  • "Fairmarkit raises $11 million to automate procurement with machine learning" VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "Firedome raises $10 million to secure IoT devices against hacking" VentureBeat 8:19 AM
  • "Viz.ai raises $50 million for AI that detects early signs of stroke" VentureBeat 8:18 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher after shaking off disappointing results from Caterpillar, Boeing: Microsoft, Ford Motor, Tesla and EBay are due to report earnings late Wednesday" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher as Investors Digest Mixed Boeing and Caterpillar Earnings: Stocks finish higher Wednesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average got a boost from Boeing and Caterpillar, while Texas Instruments' earnings miss pulls down the chip sector." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks stall as Boeing, Caterpillar earnings miss" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Rise After Mixed Earnings Reports: Semiconductor stocks slide after Texas Instruments gives disappointing outlook" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM



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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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