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TechNN Archive: Friday, November 1, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Wins Pentagon's JEDI Contract as Its Cloud Business Grows" PC Magazine 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft's $10 billion Pentagon contract win changes everything in the cloud wars with Amazon. Here's what you need to know." Business Insider 1:19 PM
  • "Q&A: Satya Nadella on Microsoft's new world view, dual-screen devices and Pentagon cloud deal" GeekWire 1:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's GitHub doubled down on its ICE contract as employees protest and even resign in disgust" Business Insider 7:06 AM
  • "The Surface Duo is a phone: Microsoft has strong reasons for shying away from calling the Surface Duo a phone. But that's the best way to explain it to customers." ZDNet 1:20 PM
  • "Windows 10 1903 Affected by New Setup Bug, Workaround Ready" Bleeping Computer 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.13 addressing a range of bugs" Neowin 6:28 PM
  • "IBM challenges a recent result in quantum computing: Technically, they are right. Practically, it makes little difference" The Economist 7:54 AM
  • "Intel adds low-end Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U Comet Lake CPUs" Guru3D 8:00 AM
  • "Intel's Fastest Ever Gaming CPU Core i9-9900KS Launched At $513" Fossbytes 8:00 AM
  • "China sets aside $29bn to kick Intel and AMD CPUs out of the market" PCGamesN 7:56 AM
  • "Intel exec throws shade on AMD 'adding core count just because you can'" PCGamesN 7:56 AM
  • "AMD 4th Generation Ryzen APUs 'Renoir' Based on 7nm Zen 2 Cores Spotted Along With Their 3DMark Performance Benchmarks" WCCFTech 7:56 AM
  • "AI will not be job killer - IBM research" Finextra 7:54 AM
  • "Dell EMC to Deploy World's Largest Industrial Supercomputer at Eni" InsideHPC 7:53 AM
  • "Dell unveils Latitude 7220 for people who want a rugged tablet meant for extreme environments" MoneyControl 7:53 AM
  • "Dell Now Offering More Ubuntu Developer Edition Options For Their Comet Lake XPS" Phoronix 7:53 AM
  • "HP gives you next level power and performance with the Omen RTX Studio Laptop" BGR 8:53 AM
  • "Cisco named IT network services partner of LA's SoFi Stadium" Telecompaper 7:48 AM
General Interest
  • "Twitter Admits To Exploiting Users' Personal Data" Forbes 1:08 PM
  • "Amazon Alexa skills can now recognise your voice, use it to personalise services" ZDNet 9:14 AM
  • "Here's the new 2019 Motorola Razr before you're supposed to see it" GearBrain 8:11 AM
  • "Blade Runner: How well did the film predict 2019's tech?" BBC 7:45 AM
  • "40 million emoji-addicted keyboard app users left with $18m bill – after malware sneaks into Play Store yet again" The Register 7:34 AM
  • "The RCS hack for Android is starting to break: Why don't good things last?" Android Central 7:17 AM
  • "Huawei defies sanctions to achieve record shipments in 3Q19, says IHS" DigiTimes 7:15 AM
  • "Google just put one of its biggest advertising execs in charge of juicing revenue from Google News" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1:19 PM
  • "Google account switcher for web gets new material design treatment" Android Police 9:45 AM
  • "Update your Google Chrome browser now: New exploit could leave you open to hacks" Digital Trends 3:55 PM
  • "Google pushes out urgent Chrome update to patch actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities" BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "On Halloween night, Google discloses Chrome zero-day exploited in the wild" ZDNet 6:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Announces Upcoming Investment Community Events" GlobeNewswire 8:30 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Q&A launches to replace TechNet and MSDN forums" BetaNews 10:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Previews Some Black Friday Deals" Thurrott 9:15 AM
  • "How to change your screensaver on a Windows 10 computer to a custom animation or slideshow" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "How to block the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, version 1909, from installing" Computerworld 7:27 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook again accused of discriminatory ad targeting: Older and female users were denied Facebook ads about financial services, a lawsuit alleges." CNET 3:55 PM
  • "TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review: The review comes after lawmakers raised concerns about TikTok's growing influence in the United States." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:22 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok - sources" Reuters 10:33 AM
  • "Amazon's bid to acquire stake in Indian retailer faces antitrust hurdle: sources" Reuters 9:16 AM
  • "Legislation Would Force Google and Rivals to Disclose Search Algorithms: Senate bill aims to give users of search engines more control over personal data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:56 AM
  • "Russia officially introduced a 'sovereign internet' law to let Putin cut off the entire country from the rest of the web" Business Insider 7:06 AM
  • "Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp - sources" Reuters 6:59 AM
  • "Europe's cloud computing plan won't do much to scare the US giants" ZDNet 6:58 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google Pixel 4 Review: A stellar phone let down only by battery life" TechCo 3:47 PM
  • "HP Omen X 2S Review: A Sleek, Dual-Screen RTX Gaming Beast" HotHardware 11:21 AM
  • "What everyone is forgetting about in Google's $2.1 billion deal for Fibit" Yahoo Finance 3:54 PM
  • "Can a combined Google/Fitbit take on the Apple Watch?" TechCrunch 3:07 PM
  • "A Google Fitbit means new possibilities and questions for the smartwatch/Commentary: Google's Fitbit acquisition will lead to a new Google watch on the horizon. But will Fitbit users get their sensitive data pulled into a bigger ecosystem?" CNET 1:07 PM
  • "Will Fitbit Be Better Off With Google?" Forbes 10:53 AM
  • "The Sams Report: xStreaming the JEDI" Thurrott 9:04 AM
  • "Google walkout 1 year on: Questions, pride and unmet demands" CNET 8:12 AM
  • "Opinion: Let's Ensure Tech Innovation Gets to the Military" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:10 AM
  • "The best CPUs for gaming" PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Online political ads are in urgent need of regulation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Software's Next Great Battle Will Be Fought Over Its Storytellers" Forbes 7:34 AM
  • "Alienware m15 R2 review: Power in a stylish and portable package" PCWorld 7:27 AM
  • "The Moto 'razr' foldable's images just leaked, and I'm Thirsty" The Next Web 7:15 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook reportedly wanted to buy Fitbit but Google paid double" CNET 2:54 PM
  • "Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion" Reuters 8:30 AM
  • "Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Google to acquire Fitbit, valuing the smartwatch maker at about $2.1 billion" CNBC 8:16 AM
  • "Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "Google is acquiring Fitbit" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Helping more people with wearables: Google to acquire Fitbit" Google 8:10 AM
  • "US Air Force inks deal with Raytheon on Windows 10 (and other) support for ARSE" The Register 7:34 AM
  • "Forecast raises $5.5M for its 'AI-powered' project management software" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
  • "Accusonus raises $3.3M to use AI to help content creators repair the audio in their videos" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P500 and Nasdaq hit new records after October jobs numbers beat expectations: U.S. manufacturing activity contracts, but at a milder pace, in October" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs on Stronger-Than-Expected Jobs Report: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs Friday after the U.S. jobs report is stronger than expected." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks surge to record high after strong jobs report: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at record highs on Friday after the October employment report blew past estimates." FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at New Highs: Stocks climbed Friday on a stronger than expected jobs report" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets cautiously rise amid fresh trade-deal doubts: Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong, mainland China inch up" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:27 AM
  • "European stocks lean higher after Chinese manufacturing data" MarketWatch 8:27 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "How to Keep Pace with Agile Development Trends"
  • "How to Build an Optimal Machine Learning Team"
New York Times (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Superhero or Supervillain? Technology's Role Changes Comic Books"
  • "Even Nobodies Have Fans Now (For Better or Worse.)"
  • "China's Internet Is Flowering. And It Might Be Our Future."
  • "Online Cesspool Got You Down?You Can Clean It Up, For a Price"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Verizon's Stream TV Can't Stream Netflix"
  • "Disney+ Could Have Seismic Effect on Netflix"
Reuters (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Tesla CEO says will build Gigafactory 4 in 'Berlin area'"
  • "Brexit drove Tesla to pick Berlin over Britain for new factory: report"
  • "Alibaba poised to launch record-breaking $13.4 billion Hong Kong share sale: sources"
  • "Tesla's Berlin move reflects Germany's carmaking prowess: minister"
  • "Chinese gaming giant Tencent's third-quarter profit drop 13%, misses estimates"
  • "Google to offer checking accounts for consumers: WSJ"
  • "Brandenberg premier: Any support for Tesla will be in accordance with EU rules"
  • "Toshiba reports strong profits, to buy out three listed businesses"
  • "German ministers: No talk of subsidies for Tesla's Berlin plans"
  • "Poland's Play does not expect its key investors to sell shares"
ZDNet (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Cloud computing: SaaS, IaaS or PaaS - which is growing fastest?"
  • "Intel warning: Critical flaw in BMC firmware affects a ton of server products"
  • "Apple unveils new 16-inch MacBook Pro"
  • "Malware attacks on hospitals are rising fast, and the problem is about to get a lot worse"
  • "Google's plan to collect health data on millions of Americans faces federal inquiry"
  • "Apple's Macs are better than PCs, says IBM? Well, of course"
  • "The scariest hacks and vulnerabilities of 2019"
  • "Best Target Black Friday 2019 deals"


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