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TechNN Archive: Thursday, October 24, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft reports big cloud growth but Surface and Xbox are struggling: Head in the clouds, feet on the Surface" The Inquirer 6:15 AM
  • "Google's 'quantum supremacy' computing feat earns respect — even from Microsoft" GeekWire 6:17 AM
  • "Microsoft clocks another solid earnings quarter, but Azure's growth rate continues to slide" Om Malik 11:00 AM
  • "Relentless Microsoft sees sales rise, but Azure growth slows: CEO says hybrid growth is driving sales" CRN 11:00 AM
  • "Microsoft finally built a repairable Surface Laptop: We never thought we'd see a day when iFixit said nice things about the Surface." Ars Technica 7:43 PM
  • "Microsoft's Latest Surface Laptop Finally Makes It Way Easier to Repair Than Before" Thurrott 6:12 AM
  • "Surface Laptop 3 teardown: iFixit lifts lid on Microsoft's 'easy to repair' claim/Surface Laptop 3's score of 5 out of 10 on repairability is five more points than its predecessor got from iFixit." ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "Strong data center rebound drives Intel's Q3 revenues to $19.2 billion" VentureBeat 4:14 PM
  • "Intel Tremont CPU Microarchitecture: Power Efficient, High-Performance x86" HotHardware 1:47 PM
  • "Intel files patent antitrust lawsuit against SoftBank's Fortress: Intel has taken umbrage with how Fortress allegedly attempts to assert patent license demands in the quest for revenue." ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "Intel to Cut Skylake-X Pricing in Half | Tom's Hardware" Tom's Hardware 6:52 AM
  • "AMD sees Ryzen PCs sold with its CPUs in Europe as Intel shortages persist: Inside 629k machines, up from 355k last year" The Register 6:55 AM
  • "AMD Zen 3 Launching 2H 2020, Zen 4 & Zen 5 in Design by 2 Teams" Mash Rival 6:52 AM
  • "AMD Zen 3 Launching in 2H 2020, Zen 4 & Zen 5 CPU Cores in Development by Two Leapfrogging Teams" WCCFTech 6:52 AM
  • "Dell Financial Services: The other hybrid model under the tech behemoth banner/The company's financial services arm is essentially applying the principles of the on-demand economy to technology consumption." ZDNet 6:14 AM
  • "At IBM AI conference, definition of what AI is and isn't in flux: At its user conference in Florida, IBM offered to demystify the term AI. The effort seemed only mildly successful, but the company nevertheless conveyed a lot of energy and drive behind its various offerings that pertain to machine learning and that may be enough to excite its customers." ZDNet 9:23 PM
  • "Citrix's transition to subscriptions, SaaS picks up steam: The company's third quarter highlights how Citrix's bookings of Workspace are transitioning the business model ahead of pace." ZDNet 9:29 AM
  • "Qualcomm launches $200M 5G investment fund: The fund is designed to support early-stage startups developing 5G applications beyond smartphones." ZDNet 9:48 AM
General Interest
  • "Instagram won't let you lurk anymore without signing in: Now there's a limit on how much scrolling you can do without being logged in." CNET 12:00 PM
  • "Pixel 4 teardown finds two surprise chips, Soli radar system" Ars Technica 11:52 AM
  • "Bollinger's rugged electric trucks will cost $125,000: An eye-popping price for some off-road electric freedom" The Verge 9:03 AM
  • "Twitter adds more users, but finds it hard to make money from them: It added six million more 'monetizable' users, but profits held firm at $37 million." Engadget 7:15 AM
  • "Google achieves state-of-the-art NLP performance with an enormous language model and data set" VentureBeat 11:59 AM
  • "Google opens its first studio dedicated to making Stadia games: The studio confirms Google's commitment to making original content" Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "Google Promises New Pixel 4 Software Update to Fix the Smooth Display" Thurrott 6:12 AM
  • "Samsung's 'Enterprise Edition' handsets promise four years of Android updates: Firm means business" The Inquirer 9:03 AM
  • "Samsung just unveiled the speedy processor that will power the Galaxy S11 and Note 11" BGR 6:11 AM
  • "Samsung Unveils 20 Percent Faster Exynos 990 Mobile Chip: There's also a new 5G Exynos Modem 5123 and both chips use Samsung's 7nm extreme ultra-violet process technology to achieve a big performance win." PC Magazine 6:43 AM
  • "Samsung's Exynos 990 hints at a 120Hz display in the Galaxy S11: SoC paves the way for a ludicrous display" The Inquirer 6:16 AM
  • "Canon's EOS 1D X Mark III will be a technological tour de force: 16fps shooting, 60fps 10-bit 4K and dual CFexpress card slots." Engadget 6:17 AM
  • "16-bit 'Aladdin' and 'Lion King' cartridges are returning in 2020: There's also retro-style cases for the remastered Switch versions." Engadget 6:19 AM
  • "BBC News joins Tor to reach users other news sites aren't allowed to: Onion super" The Inquirer 6:15 AM
  • "Netflix launches $4 mobile-only monthly plan in Malaysia" TechCrunch 6:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "Spain's Fintech Start up, PecunPay Seeks to Drive Business Expansion with Red Hat OpenShift and IBM Services" PRNewswire 8:09 AM
  • "Former Xbox CVP Mike Ybarra is joining Blizzard next month" Neowin 6:14 AM
  • "Windows Terminal Updated With New Tabbed UI" Thurrott 6:13 AM
  • "Former Microsoft Head Of Research: Machines Will Soon Know Better Than Your Doctor/Other experts at yesterday's high-tech conference were skeptical of Craig Mundie's claims" Mind Matter Neww 11:00 AM
  • "Zuckerberg faces heat in Congress: 'It's almost like you think this is a joke'/Hearing on Libra cryptocurrency went off the rails, running down the CEO." Ars Technica 7:32 PM
  • "TikTok could threaten national security, senators say: Lots of heat building on TikTok recently" The Verge 11:45 AM
  • "AI, the law and the 'Digital Rembrandt': University of Waikato launches tech-focused project for lawyers" Computerworld New Zealand 6:19 AM
  • "Cyber chief: The IoT could provide a model for improved internet security/When the internet was built, nobody anticipated the problems hackers and cyberattacks could cause. Now, we know better and should plan for it, says NCSC's Ciaran Martin." ZDNet 6:14 AM
  • "Ex-YouTube engineer: Extreme content? No, it's algorithms that radicalize people/To stop radicalization, the real solution is to make online platforms' recommendation algorithms more transparent." ZDNet 10:38 AM
  • "Google is making a 'spectrum of bets' on Stadia content: As Google unveils new Montreal development studio, Stadia Games & Entertainment boss Jade Raymond discusses the platform strategy" GamesIndustry 10:37 AM
  • "China: The Road to Becoming Memory Self-Sufficient" EE Times Asia 6:11 AM
  • "Looking to become the central hub for logistics management, Shipwell raises $35 million" TechCrunch 3:26 PM
  • "Verve, an events platform based around influencers, raises $60M and rebrands as Pollen" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "National Grid Partners invests in 3 more AI and energy infrastructure startups" VentureBeat 7:52 AM
  • "Amazon reveals new renewable energy projects in the US, UK: The company has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2040." ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "Challenged by electric cars, Brembo aims to put the brakes on noise" Reuters 6:43 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close higher, but 3M drags Dow lower on busiest earnings day of quarter: 4 Dow components and nearly 10% of the S&P 500 reported earnings Thursday" MarketWatch 5:41 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as Weakness in 3M Offsets Strong Microsoft Gains: Stocks finished mixed Thursday, the busiest day of the third-quarter earnings season, as a strong earnings report Microsoft is offset by a slump in shares of 3M." TheStreet 5:41 PM
  • "Stocks finish mixed as trade war news vies with gloomy Twitter earnings" FOXBusiness 5:42 PM
  • "S&P 500 Inches Up as Investors Focus on Earnings: Twitter shares drop as quarterly results disappoint; Tesla surges" [Paid Membership Required] 5:44 PM
  • "Asian markets little changed ahead of ECB meeting: Nikkei, Hang Seng rise on lack of fresh geopolitical worries" MarketWatch 6:59 AM
  • "German economy continues to struggle with manufacturing troubles spreading to services: Eurozone composite PMI barely stays above 50" MarketWatch 7:00 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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