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TechNN Archive: Friday, October 25, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft beats Amazon to win the Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract" The Verge 6:19 PM
  • "In a victory over Amazon, Microsoft wins $10B Pentagon JEDI cloud contract" TechCrunch 6:38 PM
  • "Amazon 'surprised' after Pentagon awards coveted $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to rival Microsoft" GeekWire 6:39 PM
  • "Microsoft wins Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract" Axios 6:41 PM
  • "DoD's $10 billion 'Jedi' cloud contract goes to Microsoft over Amazon" Engadget 6:41 PM
  • "Microsoft wins Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract" Reuters 6:45 PM
  • "Microsoft wins $10bn Jedi defence contract" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Is the Surprise Winner of a $10B Pentagon Contract" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 PM
  • "Microsoft Wins $10B Pentagon Cloud Contract, Amazon Loses Out" PC Magazine 8:58 PM
  • "Microsoft Issues Yet Another Windows 10 1903 Cumulative Update For Start Menu Woes" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "AWS vs. Microsoft Azure will be about sales scale, AI, multi-cloud realities" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Is Microsoft trying to undermine Twitch by buying all the big-name streamers?" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "You're flowing it wrong: Bad network route between Microsoft, Apple blamed for Azure, O365 MFA outage/Postmortem report emerges for last week's partial downtime" The Register 7:54 AM
  • "Google's quantum supremacy is only a first taste of a computing revolution: Broadly useful quantum computers are probably a decade away, but Google and others are working hard on the necessary breakthroughs." CNET 7:53 AM
  • "Why IBM Thinks Google Hasn't Achieved 'Quantum Supremacy': IBM is beefing with Google over its much-hyped quantum computing announcement. Here's what you need to know." Vice 8:35 AM
  • "Intel and Amazon's Cloud Capex Numbers Bode Well for Chip and Hardware Suppliers: Intel suggests the recent slowdown it's seen in demand from cloud clients is ending, and Amazon's latest capital spending numbers support this claim." RealMoney 3:36 PM
  • "Intel posts record 3Q19 revenues" DigiTimes 8:03 AM
  • "Intel Boosts 14nm Capacity 25% in 2019, But Shortages Will Persist in Q4" AnandTech 9:44 AM
  • "Intel stock shoots higher but one key number has analysts worried: Company estimates $200 million in pulled-forward revenue ahead of tariffs. Some analysts peg the figure much higher." MarketWatch 9:43 AM
  • "Intel Stock Rose 8% Due to Upbeat Q3 Earnings" Market Realist 11:04 AM
  • "Opinion: Intel suggests the chip recovery is here, even as rivals are still waiting" MarketWatch 8:27 AM
  • "Intel's Discrete Xe DG1 Graphics Card Powered On For First Time" HotHardware 3:52 PM
  • "Intel introduces Tremont microarchitecture" DigiTimes 8:02 AM
  • "Alleged Final GeForce GTX 1650 Super And GTX 1660 Super Specs Revealed" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Latest AMD Radeon Adrenalin Drivers Boost Call of Duty: Modern Warfare By 18 Percent" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 review: A 2-in-1 with the greatness of Dell's XPS 13 laptop" CNET 3:36 PM
  • "Arm pledges technology support to Chinese companies" DigiTimes 8:02 AM
General Interest
  • "Who's Stalking Mobile App Users? Finding and controlling the third-party code (3PC) app publishers don't know about" The Media Trust 10:33 AM
  • "TCL's zigzag concertina-style folding smartphone has 1 screen and 2 hinges" Digital Trends 8:30 AM
  • "Goodbye, SMS, There's a New Messaging Sheriff in Town: A more flexible and media-rich messaging system is coming to American wireless networks in 2020." Motley Fool 10:17 AM
  • "AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Crucial Launches X8 Portable SSD" PC Magazine 8:16 AM
  • "Google's own code may explain why the Pixel 4's Smooth Display isn't always as smooth as you'd like: Google has put limitations on the 90Hz mode" The Verge 5:45 PM
  • "Google's Chrome Web Store under fire for shoddy service and cryptic policies" The Register 4:48 PM
  • "Google To Issue Replacements For Firmware Bricked Google Home Speakers" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Google is improving 10 percent of searches by understanding language context" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Google promises to replace Home devices bricked by flawed firmware update" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Amazon sales forecast, slower cloud growth disappoint investors" Reuters 10:43 AM
  • "Amazon profits hit by rising shipping costs" BBC 8:01 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg makes the case for Facebook News" TechCrunch 3:36 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook News won't provide data to advertisers" VentureBeat 1:56 PM
  • "Zuckerberg's news pitch" Axios 8:25 AM
  • "Facebook starts testing News, its new section for journalism" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "A Former Facebook Insider on Why It's So Hard for the Tech Giant to Get Elections Right" Slate 7:55 AM
  • "Facebook's counter-terrorist training: The Metropolitan Police is working with Facebook to try and stop terrorists livestreaming their attacks on social media." [Video Report] BBC 7:55 AM
  • "YouTube Creators Want More From YouTube: Independent video creators are seeking to unionize in a play for more transparency from YouTube. Emma Grey Ellis has the story on this week's Gadget Lab." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Smart home tech can help evict renters, surveillance company tells landlords" CNET 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Research Shows IT Eager to Adopt Artificial Intelligence, Intent-based Networking" Cisco 8:43 AM
  • "Sustainable Impact takes center stage at annual HP Americas Innovation Summit" HP 8:43 AM
  • "HP Tango Terra is the World's Most Sustainable Home Printing System" HP 8:43 AM
  • "IBM is Recognized as a 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide." PRNewswire 6:39 PM
  • "IBM Services Takes Digital Banking to the Next Level with Shared Resources Across Banks - Oct 24, 2019" PRNewswire 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse Speeds Up Decision Making at Telecom Fiji" Oracle 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle Named a Leader in Translytical Data Platforms by Major Research Firm" Oracle 8:42 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10X leak: Modern File Explorer and clamshell laptop plans" The Verge 6:39 PM
  • "The Sams Report: Earning the Games" Thurrott 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft executive: Surface Duo will have a 'world-class' camera" Pocketnow 8:50 AM
  • "New Microsoft Store layout is rolling out" BetaNews 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft releases KB4522355 update for Windows 10, fixing Start menu problems and more" BetaNews 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft is hawking controller clips for phones ahed of Project xCloud" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 version 1903: This new update brings Start menu fixes" ZDNet 8:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "TikTok, Under Scrutiny, Distances Itself From China: Three senators have called for an investigation into the social media app, which is owned by the Chinese tech giant ByteDance." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:41 PM
  • "Judicial imperialist Birss called 'madness' what is just a hypothetical consequence of patent holder's rent-seeking: Unwired Planet v. HuaweiFoss Patents 2:52 PM
  • "Leveraged patent engineering meets leveraged financial engineering: Unwired Planet v. Huawei (UK Supreme Court hearing)" Foss Patents 12:25 PM
  • "Lawmaker Kills Repair Bill Because 'Cellphones Are Throwaways': A New Hampshire lawmaker suggested that we shouldn't fix the $1,000 devices we buy and instead we will 'just get a new one.'" Vice 10:20 AM
  • "Congress Is Pretty Peeved That Blizzard Suspended Blitzchung: The Hearthstone pro, also known as Chung Ng Wai, was blocked from competing after voicing support for protesters in Hong Kong." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Pentagon Pushes Tech Industry to Help U.S. Retain Military Edge" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "U.S. senators call for intelligence probe into Chinese-owned app TikTok" Reuters 7:52 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Facebook pledged $1bn to help California's housing crisis. Can't they pay their taxes instead?" The Guardian 8:41 PM
  • "How to force a dark mode for websites in Chrome" AddictiveTips 5:22 PM
  • "Google and Partners Push Chromebooks Beyond the Education Market" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:04 AM
  • "Vergecast: reviewing the Pixel 4 and the calm before the streaming wars" The Verge 10:25 AM
  • "The Engadget Podcast: Reviewing the Pixel 4, Surface Pro 7 and more!" Engadget 9:46 AM
  • "Falcon Northwest Talon Review: A 12-Core Ryzen Powered Battle Station" HotHardware 9:43 AM
  • "Review: Subtlety makes and breaks the Pixel 4's new Google Assistant" 9to5Google 6:13 PM
  • "Pixel 4: What you need to know about Face Unlock and Motion Sense" CNET 9:39 AM
  • "Aegis Fortress L3: A super-secure portable drive [Review] BetaNews 8:36 AM
  • "Somehow, Android's messaging mess is about to get even worse: Google made this bed but we all have to lie in it" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Why the Facebook News tab shouldn't be trusted" TechCrunch 8:39 AM
  • "Can Facebook's News tab fix the problems News Feed created?" Mashable 8:25 AM
  • "Facebook's Encryption Makes it Harder to Detect Child Abuse/Opinion: The social network needs to develop better ways to help stop the spread of millions of harmful images." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Pixelbook Go review: A cheaper Pixelbook does not come without compromises/Keeping costs low means eliminating some features from Google's new $649 Chromebook." Ars Technica 8:35 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook Go review: the price of simplicity" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "Pixelbook Go review: a Chromebook in search of meaning" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook Go review: A perfectly good Chromebook that elevates the category" PCWorld 8:01 AM
  • "Behind AT&T's plan to take on Netflix, Apple and Disney with HBO Max" Reuters 7:52 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "All Four Major US Wireless Carriers Team To Transform Cross-Platform Messaging" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "India's Reliance to create $15 billion digital unit to pare telecom debt" Reuters 12:27 PM
  • "Workplace learning platform HowNow scores $3M funding" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Dow end near record territory on trade, earnings optimism: Intel shares gain 8%, Amazon's shares shed 1% after earnings" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "S&P 500 just misses all-time high" FOXBusiness 4:00 PM
  • "S&P 500 Flirts With Record Levels: as optimism on trade and a fresh batch of earnings results propelled the index to its third consecutive week of gains." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "European stocks edge back from 19-month peak: Ifo business climate in Germany stays near 7-year low" MarketWatch 8:51 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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