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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Xerox prepares to take HP buyout bid hostile" Reuters 12:22 PM
  • "Xerox plans to bring HP takeover bid directly to the firm's shareholders — potentially lining up a hostile takeover of its rival" Business Insider 1:13 PM
  • "HP/Xerox: good on paper" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 PM
  • "HP Inc: Don't ask us about Xerox. Just get a load of our, er, flat as a pancake sales growth" The Register 8:58 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise revenue misses estimates, shares fall" Reuters 6:26 AM
  • "HP Inc beats profit estimates on higher PC sales" Reuters 4:28 PM
  • "Microsoft says new Dexphot malware infected more than 80,000 computers: Dexphot's main purpose was to silently mine cryptocurrency and generate revenue for the attackers." ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft is building a new team of technical trainers to grow its Azure cloud business and compete with Amazon Web Services" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:05 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 November Update is borking File Explorer: Absolutely, definitely a complete surprise" The Inquirer 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft updates developers on designing apps for dual-screens" Engadget 6:02 AM
  • "Dell Reports Rosy Profit on Corporate Demand for New Computers" Bloomberg 4:28 PM
  • "Dell cuts full-year revenue forecast on PC chip shortage" Reuters 6:01 PM
  • "Dell Is Said to Explore Sale of RSA Cybersecurity Unit" Bloomberg 6:42 AM
  • "Opinion: Intel sticks some coal in Dell and HP's Christmas stockings" MarketWatch 7:47 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X to bring 64 cores to high-end PCs in 2020" SlashGear 6:31 AM
  • "AMD's 64-core Threadripper 3990X arrives in 2020" Engadget 7:05 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3970X Goes On Record Smashing Rampage With 32 Cores At 5.75GHz" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "When is the 64-core Threadripper 3 due out?" SemiAccurate 7:01 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 4th Gen & 'Renoir' Zen 2 APUs Are 100% Confirmed By AIDA64 Extreme Software" Own Snap 6:31 AM
  • "AMD launches Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper 3960X and 3970X in Malaysia for your high-end builds" Gadget Guy 6:32 AM
  • "Intel Seeks Buyers for Home Connectivity Chips Unit" Bloomberg 6:49 AM
  • "Intel to Use MediaTek Modems on 5G Modems" Softpedia 6:42 AM
  • "Your next Intel laptop could be 5G-ready thanks to MediaTek" TechRadar UK 6:42 AM
  • "Intel is partnering with MediaTek for 5G laptops" TechSpot 6:43 AM
  • "Intel SSD 665p Series Released With 96-Layer QLC And Sweet Performance Boost" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Intel SSD 665p QLC SSD Released" CDR Info 6:43 AM
  • "Intel SSD 665P Series Neptune Harbour Refresh launched" Hexus 6:43 AM
  • "Gigabyte's new $1500 external GPU is powered by a water-cooled RTX 2080 Ti" The Verge 7:05 AM
General Interest
  • "You didn't ask for a foldable tablet, but Samsung is making one anyway" BGR 7:38 PM
  • "Twitter: Inactive Users Need to Log In Or Say Goodbye to Your Account" PC Magazine 6:02 PM
  • "Huawei Unveils MateBook D14 & D15 Laptops: AMD Ryzen or Intel Comet Lake Inside" AnandTech 2:12 PM
  • "Kaspersky online protection API left open to abuse by websites" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "This is the chip that might power some of the Galaxy S11 5G rivals next year" BGR 7:05 AM
  • "Amazon launches medication management features for Alexa" TechCrunch 8:57 AM
  • "Amazon dodged workplace safety regulators for years, investigation shows" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "TikTok's teen stars want money — and marketers are starting to catch on: Influencers and agencies are professionalizing the space" The Verge 7:04 AM
  • "Samsung hesitant to use Qualcomm's unsecure ultrasonic fingerprint scanner in future phones" Neowin 6:01 AM
  • "Google Detects Steady Stream of Phishing Attacks From Cyberspies" PC Magazine 6:02 PM
  • "The Google graveyard: all the products Google has shut down" The Verge 1:11 PM
  • "Google fires 'Thanksgiving Four' following more employee protests: Ex-employees claim firm is trying to crush unions" The Inquirer 8:04 AM
  • "Google Assistant ambient mode turns some phones into smart displays" Engadget 6:01 AM
  • "Google Is Giving Away 3 Months of Free Disney+ to New Chromebook Owners" Thurrott 6:00 AM
  • "New Chromebooks now come with three months of free Disney+ for a limited time" Neowin 6:01 AM
  • "Google Starts Shipping Android's New Ambient Mode" Thurrott 6:00 AM
  • "VW's factory race teams will exclusively drive electric cars" Engadget 6:02 AM
  • "Honor announces $550 V30 Pro with 5G Kirin 990" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "Sony adds volume controls to its noise-canceling WF-1000XM3 earbuds" The Verge 8:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "AT&T integrating 5G with Microsoft cloud to enable next-generation solutions on the edge" Microsoft 2:32 PM
Microsoft
  • "How to zoom in when playing a video on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 4:47 PM
  • "Microsoft starts talking up its Progressive Web App plans (again)" ZDNet 2:57 PM
  • "Microsoft: Nobody Is Asking for VR on Xbox" PC Magazine 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases November 2019 Surface Firmware Updates" Softpedia 6:32 AM
  • "Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is going cheap again: free games on Xbox and PC" Expert Reviews 6:49 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Workers at Israeli surveillance firm NSO sue Facebook for blocking private accounts" Reuters 8:21 PM
  • "A former CIA agent wants tighter controls around how tech giants use personal data" ZDNet 6:01 AM
  • "India puts WhatsApp's impending payments service on ice due to data localisation fracas" ZDNet 6:01 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Android 10's unexpected gem: One of Android 10's most useful features is something you might not even think to try." Computerworld 1:19 PM
  • "The tech accessories you must include in your travel bag" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "The very best smart speakers for 2019: Want a speaker for your office that pumps out premium sound and offers Bluetooth streaming or voice control? Here are your best options from all the big players, including Sonos, Bose, Google, Apple, and Amazon." ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Origin PC Neuron review — A small, compact desktop for mainstream gamers" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "Robots have jumped, run and rolled a long way in the last 10 years" CNET 8:00 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook's Oculus Buys Maker of Hit VR Game 'Beat Saber'" PC Magazine 9:11 PM
  • "Gorgias raises $14M to help e-commerce companies deliver faster (and more lucrative) customer service" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "Tray.io brings in $50M more at a $600M+ valuation for its workflow automation tools" TechCrunch 10:08 AM
  • "Coralogix announces $10M Series A to bring more intelligence to logging" TechCrunch 9:13 AM
  • "Buguroo raises $11 million to detect banking fraud with deep learning and behavioral biometrics" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "India's electric bike rental startup Yulu inks strategic partnership with Bajaj Auto, raises $8M" TechCrunch 6:00 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks end at all-time highs, major indexes clinch 10th record close of November: Disney leads Dow higher as a million a day sign up for new streaming service" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq End at Record Highs on Trade Deal Progress: The Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq finish at hit record highs Tuesday amid renewed signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stock market highs signal hopes for trade-war truce: Greenspan" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Tick Higher as Investors Parse Retail Earnings: Best Buy and Dollar Tree give starkly different profit outlooks for the year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed on new optimism for U.S.-China trade deal: Trade envoys speak by phone; Alibaba pops in Hong Kong offering" MarketWatch 7:13 AM
  • "British pound falls but stocks gain as Boris Johnson's lead narrows in polls" MarketWatch 7:13 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:30 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization"
  • "PwC Exec Shares Insights on Digital Transformation Strategy"
  • "5 Reasons Why CDOs May Ride the Next Wave of Leadership"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "How to Protect Your Children From Online Sexual Predators"
  • "When a DNA Test Says You're a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Amazon Prime Deliveries Can't Keep Up With Holiday Shopping"
  • "Apple: Software Update to Fix 16-Inch MacBook Pro 'Popping' Speakers"
  • "Elon Musk Not Liable in 'Pedo Guy' Defamation Lawsuit"
  • "The Biggest Tech Fails of 2019"
  • "What Drives the Tesla Superfans?"
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Amazon CEO says wants to work more with Pentagon"
  • "Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes"
  • "Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Interview with one of the world's best competitive bug hunters"
  • "Google, Intel, MIT, and more: a NeurIPS conference AI research tour"
  • "Bring more UX design into software developers' jobs, CTO urges"
  • "The PC was supposed to die a decade ago. Instead, this happened"
  • "Five tips for stress-free tech travel"


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