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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Xerox makes $30bn bid for rival HP" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:57 PM
  • "Xerox Considers Takeover Offer for HP: Bid for HP would be at a premium to company's market value of $27 billion" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Xerox buying HP? Report of $27bn takeover bid surfaces: Printing company Xerox is reportedly weighing up an ambitious cash-and-stock offer for its far bigger rival, HP." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Xerox is reportedly mulling a blockbuster takeover of HP" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "Xerox Considers Buying Out HP: Report" Benzinga 8:00 AM
  • "Xerox Considers $27 Billion HP Takeover" Investopedia 8:00 AM
  • "HP Is 3 Times Bigger Than Xerox—And They Could Unite To Save Over $2 Billion" Forbes 8:28 AM
  • "Xerox's Reported Bid for HP Has an Air of Desperation to It: It's far from certain that Xerox can digest HP, and it would face plenty of challenges if it did. But with Xerox's core businesses continuing to decline, the company might be feeling desperate." RealMoney 3:16 PM
  • "HP: Yeah, Xerox is Thinking About Buying Us/HP made no mention of how much Xerox offered or whether it'll accept. But if a deal is struck, it would merge two of the biggest printer companies together. Both companies have also been pioneers in the PC space." PC Magazine 9:19 PM
  • "HP Stock Soars: Is Xerox Considering a Takeover Offer?" Market Realist 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft President Says It's Important to Sell Products to U.S. Military" Bloomberg TV 10:50 AM
  • "Microsoft President Says Company Is Willing to Challenge White House and Work With It" Bloomberg TV 10:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Cortana Pivot Highlights Evolving Role Of Voice-Based Computing" Seeking Alpha 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft has big plans for its new Edge browser" TechCrunch 12:55 PM
  • "Windows tech support scam: Attackers use this Firefox bug to lock up your screen" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "IBM calls for regulation on facial recognition instead of bans: A handful of cities have already banned police from using facial recognition." CNET 10:21 AM
  • "IBM is launching a public cloud designed just for Wall Street and wooed Bank of America, a longtime industry holdout, as its first customer" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "IBM, Bank of America team up to launch financial services-specific cloud" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "AMD promises Ryzen 4000 in early 2020, Zen 3 chips later in the year" Digital Trends 8:37 AM
  • "Intel Axes 10nm CPU Based NUC" AnandTech 10:51 AM
  • "Nvidia wins new AI inference benchmark for data center and edge SoC workloads: Nvidia also unveiled the latest member of its Jetson series, the Jetson Xavier NX." ZDNet 12:53 PM
  • "NVIDIA Gives Jetson AGX Xavier a Trim, Announces Nano-Sized Jetson Xavier NX" AnandTech 12:21 PM
  • "Cisco unifies its collaboration tools on one platform" ZDNet 12:21 PM
General Interest
  • "Google open sources Cardboard as it retreats from phone-based VR: Open code could keep it relevant no matter what Google does." Engadget 8:03 PM
  • "Google Pixelbook named the most durable Chromebook in rigorous drop test" Android Central 10:51 AM
  • "LG hilariously launches G Pad 5 10.1 w/ Android Pie and 3-year-old Snapdragon 821" 9to5Google 10:21 AM
  • "Trend Micro reveals that customer data was illegally sold following inside-job 'security incident'" BetaNews 8:33 AM
  • "Amazon's $1.45M effort to upend Seattle City Council yields mixed results in early reporting" GeekWire 8:32 AM
  • "Civil-rights leaders are lobbying Mark Zuckerberg to change his mind about allowing lies in Facebook's political ads — and he may compromise" Business Insider 7:58 AM
  • "Facebook admits to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people's data from Groups" Business Insider 7:57 AM
  • "Facebook reveals privacy flaw in Groups" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook Admits Its Groups API Was Still Sharing Personal Info" PC Magazine 7:30 AM
  • "Put down that phone! Indonesians invent device to aid internet-addicted" Reuters 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco's Game-Changing Collaboration Suite Gets Even Better with Single Platform Advantage, Great New Features and Devices Plus New Ways to Buy" PRNewswire 10:52 AM
  • "Cisco Meraki Simplifies Security and Expands Platform, Accelerating Partner Opportunities" Cisco 8:36 AM
  • "Cisco Helps Partners Build Competitive Edge Around Software Development and Lifecycle Services" Cisco 8:36 AM
  • "Cisco Redefines Customer Experience with New Partner Opportunities, Value to Customers" Cisco 8:36 AM
  • "Cisco Simplifies and Integrates Security to Beat Cybersecurity's Worst Enemy - Complexity" Cisco 8:36 AM
  • "Volkswagen Hits Key Milestone in Journey to Mass Production with HP Metal Jet" HP 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Assists in the Fight Against Human Trafficking" PRNewswire 3:08 PM
  • "IBM Developing World's First Financial Services-Ready Public Cloud; Bank of America Joins as First Collaborator" PRNewswire 8:35 AM
  • "Volvo Cars Joins Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network, Launched by IBM, Ford, and Volkswagen Group; Advancing Ethical Sourcing of Minerals Continues to Scale With This Network" PRNewswire 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Launches Maximo Asset Monitor, Embeds AI Into Monitoring Solution to Expand Market-Leading Asset Management Capabilities" PRNewswire 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft and Nokia collaborate to accelerate digital transformation and Industry 4.0 for communications service providers and enterprises" Microsoft 8:35 AM
  • "Once-Reticent Utilities Accelerating Move to the Cloud: Survey shows desire to boost customer experience driving utilities' cloud adoption, although cybersecurity remains a top concern" Oracle 8:34 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Teams gains traction faster than expected, catches Plantronics flat footed" ZDNet 10:51 AM
  • "Microsoft tests Quick Search buttons in Windows 10" Engadget 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Ignite Brings to Life the Power of Microsoft 365" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft kills off the Skip Ahead ring for Windows Insiders — what does this mean for you?" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 19018 with quick web search shortcuts" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Surface Pro X vs. Pro 7 review comparison: ARM performance and battery life" The Verge 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft sets Jan. 15 launch for its second-chance Edge" Computerworld 7:49 AM
  • "How to use Windows' Your Phone app to connect your phone to your PC" PCWorld 7:49 AM
  • "Privacy protection essential to shield human rights, says Microsoft's Smith" Reuters 7:29 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Former Twitter employees charged with spying on users for Saudis: Indictment accuses two of passing data about people critical of Saudi royals, government." Ars Technica 6:30 PM
  • "Fitbit reports a 12% fall in revenue" Reuters 3:46 PM
  • "Facebook isn't complying with privacy probe, California AG says" The Verge 3:12 PM
  • "California accuses Facebook of ignoring subpoenas in state's Cambridge Analytica investigation" TechCrunch 3:12 PM
  • "California Sues Facebook for Documents as State Reveals Privacy Investigation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:04 PM
  • "TikTok has a credibility problem with Congress: The company's blog posts say one thing — but recent history, and former employees, say another" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Dutch company caught up in US-China tech war" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Facebook executives planned 'switcharoo' on data policy change: court filings" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "China regulator warns e-commerce platforms to stop monopolistic practices" Reuters 7:29 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "RCS vs WhatsApp: Thoughts from a long-time WhatsApp user" Android Authority 3:29 PM
  • "Opinion: It's arrogant to assume humans will never imbue AI with consciousness" The Next Web 3:15 PM
  • "Xiaomi's Apple Watch clone removes everything good about the Apple Watch" Ars Technica 12:26 PM
  • "Thoughts on the Next Ten Years of Mobile Computing" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:21 PM
  • "Alienware m15 R2 Review: Beautiful OLED, Beastly Performance" HotHardware 11:25 AM
  • "What are DDoS Attacks and How to Guard Against Them" AddictiveTips 10:21 AM
  • "Amazon Echo Studio review: Biggest, best Echo sound yet" CNET 8:42 AM
  • "How the Google walkout transformed tech workers into activists" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:29 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 7390 review: Whoa, the XPS 13 is officially faster than an XPS 15 now" PCWorld 7:49 AM
  • "Fitbit is doomed: Why everything Google buys turns to garbage" ZDNet 7:27 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Amazon doubles down on Boston as a robotics hub with new $40M facility" GeekWire 8:32 AM
  • "FirstVet, the video veterinarian service, raises €18.5M for international expansion" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Coveo raises US$172M at $1B+ valuation for AI-based enterprise search and personalization" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Neural Magic gets $15M seed to run machine learning models on commodity CPUs" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Neural Magic raises $15 million to boost AI training speed on off-the-shelf processors" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "Cyber-skills platform Immersive Labs raises $40M in North America expansion" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Immersive Labs raises $40 million to upskill cybersecurity workers through gamification" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "Productiv raises $20 million to track SaaS engagement" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks drift to close steady after China trade deal reported delayed as earnings season winds down: HP Inc. shares gain following report of potential Xerox bid" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Mixed as Investors Balk at Possible Trade-Pact Delay: A day after the Dow closed at a record, stocks finished mixed as investors balked at news of a possible delay in U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks slip pulling back from record highs: The Dow and Nasdaq hit records on Tuesday." FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks End Day Flat as Investors Track Trade Negotiations: HP shares jump as Xerox considers bid" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Asian markets flat as investors eye trade-deal developments: Nikkei, Hang Seng little changed as traders rein in optimism" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:43 AM
  • "European stocks set to pause on a winning streak, while Société Générale lifts the banking sector: German factory orders show signs of life" MarketWatch 8:43 AM



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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"
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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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