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TechNN Archive: Monday, November 4, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella on Microsoft's renewal: It's an ongoing journey, not a destination" Quartz 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Taking Quantum Computers to the Cloud: The company will allow its cloud customers to tap quantum computers made by Honeywell and two startups." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Azure Quantum, a cloud quantum computing service" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out new cloud tool for analyzing business data" Reuters 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft announces security, identity, management, and compliance updates across Azure and Office" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Microsoft wants anyone to be a developer, whether they code or not" Quartz 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft's Bing and browser pivot to business" Axios 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft is adding automation to its Power Platform tool that helps apps connect to one another" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "The head of AI for Microsoft's cloud says that its new tools will 'make this stuff really simple' for even the biggest customers" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser gets a new Chromium logo" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft and Amazon are at the center of an ACLU lawsuit on facial recognition" Quartz 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft women greeted by skeptical court in unequal-pay case" Bloomberg 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft wants anyone to be a developer, whether they code or not" Quartz 5:56 PM
  • "Intel's CFO Talks About the AMD Threat, Chip Profits, and the Future of AI" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "Intel Launches Xeon-E 2200 Series for Servers: 8 Cores, up to 5.0 GHz" AnandTech 9:17 AM
  • "IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and Microsoft join others on new blockchain token spec" Computerworld 8:30 AM
  • "Adobe teams with IBM iX on design system as a service offering" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "Dell bets big on Ubuntu Linux laptops for developers" ZDNet 11:08 AM
  • "Dell's Latitude 7220 Rugged Extreme Tablet Gets Quad-Core CPUs & 1000-Nits Display" AnandTech 1:06 PM
  • "Dell unveils UP2720Q UltraSharp 27 4K Thunderbolt 3 PremierColor monitor" BetaNews 8:23 AM
  • "Dell built a color calibrator into its new monitor" Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "HP, Adobe collab on digital 3D project" Seeking Alpha 3:42 PM
  • "Oracle Revives Charges That Pentagon Bid Was Tainted by Amazon Conflicts" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:41 PM
  • "Cisco, Microsoft Surprise on Interoperability Effort" No Jitter 2:45 PM
General Interest
  • "Edward Snowden says Facebook, Amazon and Google engage in 'abuse'" CNET 5:47 PM
  • "Pixel 4 update lets Smooth Display kick in more often" Engadget 4:11 PM
  • "Amazon is responsible for most Big Tech job growth since 2000" CNBC 3:40 PM
  • "TikTok's parent company has released a $400 smartphone in China that opens the video-sharing platform with just a swipe" Business Insider 12:59 PM
  • "Hackers Can Use Lasers to 'Speak' to Your Amazon Echo or Google Home" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:54 PM
  • "Dropbox launches its file-transfer service for all users" VentureBeat 9:17 AM
  • "From toast of town to toxic: Facebook CEO on outs with Dems" Seattle Times 8:29 AM
  • "Samsung Confirms Custom CPU Development Cancellation" AnandTech 8:20 AM
  • "Huawei could get Android lifeline as U.S. mulls trade licenses" VentureBeat 8:20 AM
  • "Facebook hopes a new logo will distract you from its problems" Engadget 11:03 AM
  • "Facebook launches new company logo" Reuters 11:03 AM
  • "This new logo will surely solve all of Facebook's problems" The Verge 10:52 AM
  • "Your hacked Facebook account may be bankrolling scam ad campaigns" CNET 7:53 AM
  • "Curve, the 'over-the-top' banking platform, adds support for Samsung Pay" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "The Internet Archive Is Linking Digital Books to Wikipedia Citations" PC Magazine 7:32 AM
  • "Google workers are demanding the company act on climate change" Fast Company 2:22 PM
  • "Google News can display stories in two languages in your feed" Engadget 1:06 PM
  • "Google Served Mealworm-Infested Pizza in Its Cafeteria/One of the internet giant's hackers called it: 'Pizza La Bughuntero.'" Vice 10:51 AM
  • "Google Health wants to improve healthcare with search and YouTube" GearBrain 7:56 AM
  • "Google's Core Business Carries Alphabet's Costly Moonshots" PC Magazine 7:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Partner Summit Kicks Off in Las Vegas" PRNewswire 7:49 AM
  • "HP and Adobe Fuel New Era of 3D Production Technology for Creatives" HP 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Ignite 2019: Delivering secure and intelligent tools and services for the enterprise" Microsoft 9:04 AM
  • "Introducing Office – Your New Go-To Mobile App for Getting Work Done" Microsoft 9:04 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review" Thurrott 4:36 PM
  • "Microsoft can nearly eliminate background noise in video chats now" CNET 2:44 PM
  • "Microsoft teams up with Warner Bros. to store Superman on new glass storage" The Verge 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure Quantum employs Honeywell quantum hardware" ZDNet 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft: Defender ATP is coming to Linux in 2020" ZDNet 9:14 AM
  • "How to run an app on a specific monitor on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft: Slack doesn't have the 'breadth and depth' to reinvent work" The Verge 9:04 AM
  • "WinUI 3.0 Enters Alpha Preview" Thurrott 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's Japanese Division Switched to a 4-Day Workweek — Then Productivity Skyrocketed" Bloomberg, Time 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure gets into agtech with the preview of FarmBeats" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft launched Endpoint Manager to modernize device management" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's Azure Synapse Analytics bridges the gap between data lakes and warehouses" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Project Cortex, a knowledge network for your company" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Fluid Framework preview: the future of Office documents" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft launches the first public preview of its Fluid Framework for collaborative editing" TechCrunch 8:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 version 1903 should just work out of the box, right? Wrong" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "How to maximize the battery life of your Windows 10 PC" ZDNet 7:29 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "LG enters US patent dispute against Hisense: The patents in question affect the majority of TVs sold by Hisense in the United States, LG alleges." ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Police want to interrogate Amazon's Alexa over grisly murder" BGR 8:11 PM
  • "The US Army wants mixed reality headsets that detect enemy fire, translate languages and see in the dark. Anduril, the startup founded by Oculus' Palmer Luckey, is on it." [BI Prime] Business Insider 4:11 PM
  • "U.S. urged to invest more in AI as China gains ground: report" Reuters 2:43 PM
  • "TikTok won't testify before Congress this week, as China fears grow" The Verge 10:52 AM
  • "Antitrust Probe Flames Tense Google-News Corp Relationship" Market Realist 7:41 AM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok - sources" Reuters 7:32 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Facebook's rebrand and the chilling calculation behind it: Mark Zuckerberg's company suddenly announces a new logo for the overall concern. Many are laughing, but the true purpose of the move could be typically cynical. Here's a number to think about." ZDNet 4:24 PM
  • "How to edit Pixel 4's astrophotography pictures to get even better results" 9to5Google 4:22 PM
  • "One month with the Samsung Galaxy Fold: Productivity unfolded" ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "Nest Wi-Fi is a big improvement over Google Wi-Fi. But is it enough?" Ars Technica 7:57 AM
  • "Review: Nest Wifi is the simplest mesh system you'll install" GearBrain 7:57 AM
  • "Nest Wifi review: Simple, speedy mesh internet, and a great foundation for Google smart homes" CNET 7:53 AM
  • "Google Nest Wifi review: the smarter mesh router" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "The Verge Guide to Chrome OS and Chromebooks" The Verge 7:38 AM
  • "Oppo Reno 2Z review: A superb-value mid-range smartphone Review" ZDNet 7:29 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook lands another huge office lease in Bellevue as part of Seattle-area expansion" GeekWire 8:24 PM
  • "Workday to buy Scout RFP for $540 million: Based in San Francisco, Scout RFP makes cloud-based e-sourcing and procurement software." ZDNet 4:25 PM
  • "Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands $45 million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty" TechCrunch 1:02 PM
  • "Volterra announces $50M investment to manage apps in hybrid environment" TechCrunch 11:03 AM
  • "New York's ERA invests in esports org Gen.G" TechCrunch 9:14 AM
  • "Los Angeles-based Boulevard has raised $11 million for its software to manage salons and spas" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow soars to first record close since July, joining other major stock indexes at all-time highs: McDonald's shares slide after firing of CEO Steve Easterbrook" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs on Signs of Trade-Talk Progress: All three major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs Monday, bolstered by a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report and signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 4:12 PM
  • "Stocks spike to record highs as trade optimism, earnings provide spark" FOXBusiness 4:12 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Finish at Records: All three major U.S. stock indexes end at new highs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Equifax and FICO on Applying Machine Learning to Open Data"
  • "IT Ecosystems Have Come of Age: Has Your Organization?"
New York Times (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Supreme Court to Hear Google and Oracle Copyright Case"
  • "The Week in Tech: Algorithmic Bias Is Bad. Uncovering It Is Good."
  • "Can FaZe Clan Build a Billion-Dollar Business?"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "iFixit: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Has Easy to Repair Keyboard"
  • "Want an Ad-Free Social Network? Wikipedia's Co-Founder Made One"
  • "Feds Arrest 2 for Stealing Crypto Via SIM-Swapping Scams"
  • "Walmart vs. Best Buy: The Best Black Friday 2019 Deals"
  • "Newegg Tips Black Friday Deals on Gaming Laptops, Desktops, More"
  • "After a Breach, Should You Still Trust Your VPN?"
  • "Google Stadia Bundle: What's in the Box and How to Get Started"
  • "Sam's Club Black Friday 2019: Save on TVs, Laptops, Gaming Gear"
  • "Google Silently Breaks Chrome Leaving IT Admins Very Angry"
  • "The Biggest Tech Product Flops of the 2010s" ...
Reuters (Updated 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Airbus-backed tournament unveils first electric racing aircraft"
ZDNet (Updated 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Apple finally admits iPad Pro won't replace your PC"


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