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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Why Microsoft Will Have to Race to Catch Up to Amazon in Cloud Sales" Investopedia 8:18 AM
  • "Amazon's loss of a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract should be a 'wake up call' that Microsoft is catching up, but it's still the cloud leader and won't go down 'without a fight'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 12:22 PM
  • "Microsoft is poised to add machine-reading results to Microsoft Search" ZDNet 9:03 AM
  • "IBM: AI will change every job and increase demand for creative skills" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "IBM Watson Media launches a live-streaming app for the enterprise" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "IBM joins ING in saying central bank digital currencies are on the way" The Next Web 10:46 AM
  • "How IBM Cloud Paks Enable Enterprises To Modernize Their Workloads" Forbes 9:14 AM
  • "IBM launches mobile video streaming for business communication" BetaNews 11:40 AM
  • "SA must move faster to hybrid multi-cloud, says IBM" IT Web 9:15 AM
  • "What the Google vs. IBM debate over quantum supremacy means: Google claimed in Nature magazine it has achieved 'quantum supremacy' over classical computers with its Sycamore chip. IBM contested the scope of Google's achievement. Both are right, but you have to give the edge to Google." ZDNet 2:08 PM
  • "Intel's Fastest Ever Mainstream Processor Reviewed: Is The Core i9-9900KS An AMD Ryzen Killer?" Forbes 8:08 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition Review: More power, less point" PCWorld 8:18 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900KS Review: The Fastest Gaming CPU Bar None" HotHardware 10:28 AM
  • "AMD Earnings: Stock Fell despite Exceptional Growth" Market Realist 8:18 AM
  • "AMD reports strong sales for 3Q19" DigiTimes 8:18 AM
  • "AMD Reports Its Best Quarterly Earnings in Years" Market Realist 2:59 PM
  • "AMD Outsells Intel in Korea for First Time in History, Doubles Sales in Europe" WCCFTech 9:16 AM
  • "Opinion: AMD looks like a bright star in a darkened chip sector/Despite investors' apparent agita about forecast and gross margins, chip maker's earnings should be celebrated" MarketWatch 9:15 AM
  • "At a Glance: Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Review" ExtremeTech 9:14 AM
  • "Oracle failed to derail the Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI contract, but it still ended up a winner in Microsoft's upset victory over Amazon" [BI Prime] Business Insider 11:27 AM
  • "Cisco connects Canary Wharf for Wi-Fi 6 'seamless' roaming: OpenRoaming will allow devices to connect automatically to Wi-Fi and seamlessly roam from one hotspot to another" ComputerWeekly 9:04 AM
General Interest
  • "SiriusXM Channels Heading to Google Assistant Devices: Audio content will be offered first, but SiriusXM and Google say they'll add video content on smart displays like the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max later this year." PC Magazine 9:08 PM
  • "Steam's redesigned Library is available to everyone: The update also expands the Remote Play Together beta." Engadget 7:10 PM
  • "Scientists and researchers reveal 13 dark technology scenarios that keep them up at night" Business Insider 3:58 PM
  • "Facebook's Revenue Jumps 29%: The company's financial performance is a regular bright spot for the social giant, which has been embroiled in scandals in recent years." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:38 PM
  • "Facebook beats revenue, profit estimates, shares rise" Reuters 3:35 PM
  • "Facebook says it suspends accounts tied to Putin ally for meddling in Africa" Reuters 11:34 AM
  • "Facebook removes network of accounts linked to Russia for meddling across eight countries" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "US search market needs a 'choice screen' remedy now, says DuckDuckGo" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "Pixel 4's Screen Attention won't come to older Google phones" Android Police 8:09 AM
  • "Sony pulls plug on PlayStation Vue video streaming service" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Israeli Spyware Firm Allegedly Tried to Hack 1,400 WhatsApp Users" PC Magazine 7:44 AM
  • "Google launches TensorBoard.dev and TensorFlow Enterprise" VentureBeat 12:20 PM
  • "Google says goodbye to Flash, will stop indexing Flash content in search" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Confirmed: North Korean malware found on Indian nuclear plant's network" ZDNet 7:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions for Oracle EPM Cloud" Oracle 8:57 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft to release an alpha of WinUI 3.0 next week" ZDNet 2:09 PM
  • "Hands on with Microsoft's Project xCloud: Putting cellular cloud gaming to the test" PCWorld 2:08 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 19013 with more ¯\_(ツ)_/¯" BetaNews 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's Your Phone screen mirroring drops Bluetooth support, only works on some Samsung models" Android Police 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Flow: A beginner's guide/Learn how to create automated workflows with Microsoft's codeless automation tool." Computerworld 8:02 AM
  • "Xbox Games with Gold for November headlined by 'Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter'" BGR 7:51 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Twitter Will Ban All Political Ads, C.E.O. Dorsey Says: The action by Twitter is a stark contrast to how Facebook handles political advertising." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:38 PM
  • "German judge wants EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager to do his job: Nokia v. DaimlerFoss Patents 2:09 PM
  • "Qualcomm's German outside counsel: all mobile communications technology resides in baseband chipset" Foss Patents 2:09 PM
  • "Game changer in automotive patent wars? Huawei brought antitrust complaint against Nokia in German court to get exhaustive module-level SEP license" Foss Patents 11:53 AM
  • "Beijing's backing could tip scales in race for blockchain supremacy, industry figures say" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "WhatsApp sues Israeli firm over phone hacking claims" BBC 8:02 AM
  • "Amazon's push for Prime sign-up 'misleading', says ASA" BBC 8:01 AM
  • "Facebook under pressure on four fronts" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Facebook agrees to pay Cambridge Analytica fine to UK" BBC 8:02 AM
  • "Facebook agrees to pay UK fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal" Reuters 7:43 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Living with Chromebook: Embracing Google (Premium)" Thurrott 2:58 PM
  • "Facebook's head of news defends the company's decision to include sites like Breitbart in its curated News section: 'I will always stand by their right to express their views'" Business Insider 2:24 PM
  • "Google is right — and wrong — to focus on the camera" Android Authority 2:08 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 Has Brilliant Cameras But Not Enough Of Them" Forbes 2:43 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL review: A Soli excuse for a battery/There's plenty to love on the Pixel 4 XL, but it needs more juice..." IT PRO (UK) 12:32 PM
  • "How to set up Ansible on Ubuntu server" AddictiveTips 12:30 PM
  • "A New Understanding of Computing" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:46 AM
  • "LG G8X ThinQ review: More screens aren't always better" Engadget 10:45 AM
  • "LG G8X ThinQ Dual Screen review: For $700, better productivity than the Galaxy Fold" ZDNet 10:44 AM
  • "LG G8X Dual Screen review: better than you might ThinQ" The Verge 10:36 AM
  • "LG G8X ThinQ review: A $700 dual-screen alternative to the Galaxy Fold" CNET 10:31 AM
  • "LG G8X Dual Screen Vs. Samsung Galaxy Fold: Real World Usage Comparison" Forbes 10:31 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold re-review: here we go again" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "Should Tech CEOs Go to Jail Over Data Misuse? Some Senators Say Yes: Ron Wyden turned heads this month with a bill that would put tech executives behind bars, but not all of his colleagues agree it would be effective—or constitutional." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:02 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Stampli raises $25 million in Series B to bring AI to invoice management" TechCrunch 10:36 AM
  • "Video news startup Brut raises $40M, officially launches in the U.S." TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "Duality Technologies raises $16 million for privacy-preserving data science solutions" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "IoT security startup Particle raises $40M in Series C" TechCrunch 10:36 AM
  • "Particle raises $40 million for IoT device management and developer tools" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "FundamentalVR raises $5.6 million for virtual reality medical training" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "Tactile Mobility raises $9 million to derive insights from vehicle sensor data" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 closes at record high after Fed cuts interest rates by a quarter point: GE shares rise after narrowing third-quarter loss" MarketWatch 3:31 PM
  • "S&P Hits Record Close, Stocks Finish Higher on Fed Interest Rate Cut: Stocks finished higher Wednesday and the S&P 500 reached a closing high after the Fed cuts interest rates for third time this year." TheStreet 3:31 PM
  • "Stocks hit record after Fed's Powell explains what it'd take to hike rates" FOXBusiness 3:31 PM
  • "S&P 500 Closes at Fresh High After Rate Cut: Stock benchmarks rise after Federal Reserve's latest interest-rate move" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:30 PM
  • "Next tumbles, Standard Chartered climbs in otherwise quiet London markets: Investors watch for Fed decision later" MarketWatch 9:00 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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