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TechNN Archive: Monday, October 28, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Shares Surge After Controversial Pentagon Contract Win" Bloomberg 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins $10 Billion Department of Defense Cloud Contract" Motley Fool 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's Pentagon cloud contract win opens new political battles" Axios 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's JEDI Win May Open 'Floodgates' For Cloud Growth" Bloomberg 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft shares hit record high after beating Amazon to a controversial contract with the Pentagon worth $10 billion" Business Insider 10:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Stumps Amazon, Wins JEDI Contract" Market Realist 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft furthers $5 billion IoT plan with new Azure features" VentureBeat 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft: Russian Hackers Might Be Targeting 2020 Olympics/The Russian state-sponsored hacking group Fancy Bear was found recently targeting at least 16 sporting and anti-doping groups, Redmond said on Monday. 'Some of these attacks were successful, but the majority were not,' Microsoft added." PC Magazine 9:32 PM
  • "Microsoft doubles down on Internet of Things with new features to simplify building connected devices" GeekWire 8:49 AM
  • "Windows 10X Will Come to All Laptops, Not Just Foldables (Report)" LAPTOP Magazine 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft says Russia-linked hackers target sports organizations" Reuters 3:41 PM
  • "Quantum supremacy: has Google really done it? IBM blasts 'tailor-made' experiment." Information Age 9:04 AM
  • "Google Claims Quantum Supremacy, IBM Says 'Nope' — Unpacking What's Important" Forrester 9:03 AM
  • "HP intros Workpath platform for building MFP apps: The company also announced a range of new cloud-based printing services and devices aimed at the mobile workforce." ZDNet 8:23 AM
  • "5 Things To Know About HP's New Workplace Print Solutions" CRN 9:01 AM
  • "Intel Q3 2019 Fab Update: 10nm Product Era Has Begun, 7nm On Track" AnandTech 8:48 AM
  • "Strength Seen in Intel: Stock Soars 8.1%" Zacks 8:51 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900KS Preview: Is Its Fastest Ever Processor Fast Enough?" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "The Intel Core i9-9990XE Review: All 14 Cores at 5.0 GHz" AnandTech 9:14 AM
  • "Intel's Core i9-9900KS Special Edition launches this week for $513" PCWorld 1:51 PM
  • "AMD Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here's What to Expect." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:20 AM
  • "Oracle's cloud to net sweet customers as NetSuite sinks ever deeper into the fold" The Register 8:52 AM
  • "Oracle to intro Future Ready Labs amid data centre plans" IT Web 9:00 AM
  • "Cisco, Perch Partner On All-In-One Managed Security Offering For MSPs" CRN 8:59 AM
General Interest
  • "T-Mobile Q3: 1.7 million net adds, earnings better than expected, revenue shy of estimates" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "Google Profits Decline by 23 Percent" Thurrott 4:16 PM
  • "Alphabet Q3 misses earnings targets: The company's net income also fell from a year ago." ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "Alphabet third-quarter profit misses estimates" Reuters 3:41 PM
  • "Alphabet reports Q3 2019 revenue of $40.49 billion" 9to5Google 3:41 PM
  • "Battery be damned, people are buying the Google Pixel 4 anyway" Android Authority 3:38 PM
  • "Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt warns against overregulation of AI" VentureBeat 3:37 PM
  • "Hundreds of employees criticize Facebook's political ad policies: More than 250 sent a letter expressing their concern to Mark Zuckerberg." Engadget 2:47 PM
  • "Hundreds of Facebook employees call on Mark Zuckerberg to change the social network's controversial rules on political ads" Business Insider 2:15 PM
  • "Amazon will let you pay bills with Alexa" VentureBeat 11:49 AM
  • "Spotify shares surge after surprise profit, rise in paid users" Reuters 8:52 AM
  • "Oops — Adobe leaves 7.5 million Creative Cloud accounts exposed" The Next Web 8:39 AM
  • "The Advertising Industry Has a Problem: People Hate Ads" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Partners with Perch Security to Help MSPs Protect, Detect and Respond to an Increasing Threat Landscape" Cisco 8:55 AM
  • "Meet the New Workplace Printer Reinvented by HP" HP 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new capabilities for a seamless, smart and secure IoT world" Microsoft 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new capabilities for a seamless, smart and secure IoT world" CNW Group 8:20 AM
Microsoft
  • "The WinForms Notepad Project: File Save and a Stub Status Bar (Premium)" Thurrott 3:57 PM
  • "How to add active action areas to a touch screen on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 3:42 PM
  • "Microsoft explains self-serve Power platform's bypassing of Office 365 admins to cries of 'are you completely insane?'" The Register 2:15 PM
  • "Microsoft launches '911" on-demand service for emergency security threats: Top cybersecurity experts are now part of Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection service." ZDNet 10:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 still has problems with the Start menu and search even after the KB4522355 update" BetaNews 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing back its all-inclusive Xbox One subscription deal, and it includes an upgrade plan for the next-generation Xbox" Business Insider 10:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox bundles are back and ready for the new Project Scarlett Xbox" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-inch) review: Microsoft's 15-inch laptop is all business" CNET 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5-inch review: have a normal one" The Verge 8:14 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Epic Games Sues Fortnite Tester Over Leaked Info: A lawsuit filed in North Carolina alleges that Ronald Sykes broke a non-disclosure agreement and shared information about Chapter 2 in Fortnite before it launched." PC Magazine 3:45 PM
  • "Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack" BBC 2:03 PM
  • "FCC proposes rip and replace of ZTE, Huawei gear in carriers who take USF funds: Who's paying?" ZDNet 3:59 PM
  • "F.C.C. Plans Vote to Restrict Huawei and ZTE Purchases" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:45 PM
  • "Exclusive: FCC to vote to bar Huawei, ZTE from government subsidy program - sources" Reuters 2:00 PM
  • "Adobe gets U.S. license to operate in Venezuela despite sanctions" Reuters 10:24 AM
  • "Google results to share stage with U.S. antitrust probe" Reuters 7:50 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Nightmare in Silicon Valley: 8 horror technologies that should scare you to death" [Slideshow] ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "'Make or break' moment for 5G" BBC 1:50 PM
  • "The Pixelbook Go is a wheelchair user's best friend" Android Central 11:14 AM
  • "My $1,000 mistake: Here's why I'm returning the Pixel 4 XL to Google/The battery life is terrible and the camera is disappointing. But AT&T's failure to support a key feature was the last straw." ZDNet 10:31 AM
  • "Google's brand-new Pixel 4 just launched — but here's why you should consider buying the Pixel 3a instead" Business Insider 9:14 AM
  • "HP Omen 15 gaming notebook review" NAG 9:02 AM
  • "Google vs EU pubs and Facebook's New Trick" Monday Note 8:49 AM
  • "I expected to hate the Pixel 4's Motion Sense gestures, but I love them" Android Central 8:20 AM
  • "Google revealed what it told advertisers about me. It was a mess: Seek deep into Google's bowels and you'll find a page where Google lists what it (thinks it) knows about you. Oh dear, it thinks I'm single." ZDNet 7:50 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Revolution closes its second Rise of the Rest fund with $150 million" TechCrunch 1:53 PM
  • "Google makes bid to acquire Fitbit: Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit, sources say" Reuters 8:07 PM
  • "Google reportedly in talks to acquire Fitbit" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "Google reportedly wants to buy Fitbit: Will we finally get a Pixel Watch, or does Alphabet have other plans?" Android Central 11:24 AM
  • "Google is reportedly trying to buy Fitbit" The Verge 11:02 AM
  • "GlobalFoundries Teams Up with Singapore University for ReRAM Project" AnandTech 10:50 AM
  • "Stealthy search startup, Searchable.ai snags $2M seed" TechCrunch 9:05 AM
  • "Aviatrix raises $40 million for multi-cloud management tools" VentureBeat 8:51 AM
  • "IDnow pulls in $40M growth equity for its identity verification platform" TechCrunch 10:30 AM
  • "IDnow raises $40 million for its AI-driven visual authentication platform" VentureBeat 8:39 AM
  • "Prophesee raises $28 million for machine vision sensors that mimic the human eye" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Welcome to the Jungle raises $22.3 million to make recruitment easier" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 closes at record as corporate earnings beat expectations: AT&T shares rise after topping earnings forecast" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 Strikes Record High on Positive Trade Talk Signs, Hopes for Fed Rate Cut: The S&P 500 opens at a record high Monday." TheStreet 11:45 AM
  • "S&P 500 closes at record highs as trade optimism provides boost" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises to a Record: Nasdaq gains 1% on the day, finishes just below its record as investors look to earnings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 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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