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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "HP Shares Gain After Q4 Earnings Beat But Stays Silent on Xerox Takeover Battle: HP shares were indicated higher in pre-market trading Wednesday after the printer and PC maker posted modestly stronger-than-expected fourth quarter earnings as it continues to resist a $33 billion takeover approach from its smaller rival Xerox." TheStreet 7:34 AM
  • "HP on the up as PC segment boosts earnings" Telecoms 8:26 AM
  • "HP Inc beats profit estimates on higher PC sales" Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "HP Earnings Slide as Printing Business Continues to Struggle" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:23 AM
  • "HP shows signs of recovery as Xerox circles: HP insists its strategy is working as Xerox confirms hostile takeover bid is imminent" CRN UK 8:26 AM
  • "Xerox vows to take HP offer hostile as firm's refusal 'defies logic': PC maker has Xerox interest in a meger" The Inquirer 8:26 AM
  • "Xerox to HP: Like it or Not, a Hostile Takeover Is Happening" PC Magazine 8:24 AM
  • "HP Warns That Some SSD Drives Will Fail at 32,768 Hours of Use" Bleeping Computer 8:26 AM
  • "Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirms virtual reality not a priority for company's next-generation console" GeekWire 8:04 AM
  • "Dell Shares Slump After Q3 Earnings As PC Maker Warns on Intel Chip Shortage" TheStreet 7:34 AM
  • "Dell Stock Is Falling After Management Cut Forecast for Revenue" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:27 AM
  • "Dell Q3 Earnings: Stock Falls on Lower Revenue Outlook" Market Realist 2:02 PM
  • "Dell, HPE, IBM And Lenovo Face Competition From Cloud-Based Supercomputing" Forbes 11:37 AM
  • "Intel chip shortage hits Dell results" ITProPortal 8:27 AM
  • "Dell slashes 2020 forecast over chip shortage fears" IT PRO (UK) 8:27 AM
  • "Intel sticks some coal in Dell and HP's Christmas stockings" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Intel! China! Sliding enterprise spending! Dell cuts forecasts by $1.2bn to $2bn for fiscal '20" The Register 8:15 AM
  • "Intel Likely to Divest Connected Home Division" Zacks 8:30 AM
  • "Intel partners with Mediatek to bring 5G to PCs in 2021" ChannelWorld 8:30 AM
  • "MediaTek and Intel team up to bring 5G networking to laptops and PCs" Ars Technica 3:51 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Intel Core i9-9900KS" Digital Trends 3:35 PM
  • "AMD's Ryzen Gang Is Currently Clobbering Intel On Amazon's CPU Sales Chart" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "300+ Benchmarks With AMD Threadripper 3960X vs. Intel Core i9 10980XE" Phoronix 8:31 AM
  • "Nvidia takes a large bite out of AMD's market share, as RTX graphics cards make a mountain of cash" TechRadar UK 8:32 AM
  • "Oracle Sues Department of Labor to End Obama-Era Lawsuit" Breitbart 8:22 AM
  • "Oracle looks to grow multi-model database features" TechTarget 8:21 AM
  • "Cisco Shares 2020 Collaboration Predictions" UC Today 8:20 AM
General Interest
  • "Revolut supports direct debits in the UK" TechCrunch 8:44 PM
  • "Twitter defers plan to kill inactive accounts until it memorializes those of dead users" Neowin 6:08 PM
  • "Brazilian supercomputer back on Top 500 list after funding boost" ZDNet 2:49 PM
  • "AT&T and Verizon agree to change their eSIM practices" Engadget 1:39 PM
  • "A former world champion of the game Go says he's retiring because AI is so strong that 'even if I become number one, there is an entity that cannot be defeated'" Business Insider 11:52 AM
  • "Android, Linux smartphone-computer: Dual-screen Cosmo Communicator is out" ZDNet 9:42 AM
  • "Cybersecurity is not top priority for enterprises say CISOs" BetaNews 8:11 AM
  • "'Ethical' hackers say: It's just hacker. To be one is no longer a bad thing" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "Internet Society's Vint 'father of the 'net' Cerf dodges dot-org sell-off during public Q&A" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "How a cake company pioneered the first office computer" BBC 7:56 AM
  • "Russian cows get VR headsets 'to reduce anxiety'" BBC 7:56 AM
  • "Inside Amazon's delivery push: Employees and drivers say an overworked system is lax on safety as packages pile up" NBC News 10:45 AM
  • "Amazon is giving Alexa emotions like excitement and disappointment" Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Alexa can now speak with excitement and disappointment" GearBrain 7:50 AM
  • "Twitter forgot about dead people, pauses plan to release inactive accounts" Mashable 2:48 PM
  • "Twitter is deleting unused accounts, freeing up loads of usernames" BetaNews 7:48 AM
  • "Former Facebookers take on Facebook" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
  • "This resilient Raspberry Pi cyberdeck is made for the end of the world" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "Google Photos lets you manually tag faces (as long as it sees them)" Engadget 3:52 PM
  • "Google Photos finally lets you manually tag people in pictures" The Verge 12:22 PM
  • "Manual face tagging is finally in Google Photos, but with a caveat" Android Central 12:19 PM
  • "Google is offering refunds for players who bought new Stadia freebies" Ars Technica 11:37 AM
  • "Google Stadia members can hand out free three-month passes" Engadget 9:50 AM
  • "Google: Nest Mini Speaker's India Debut Is a Big Deal" Market Realist 7:55 AM
  • "Google explains how the Pixel 4 excels at night sky photography" Engadget 7:47 AM
  • "Google: These Android phones will get new 'Ambient Mode' when charging" ZDNet 7:24 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Yes, It's Called Windows 10 Version 2004. Relax. (Premium)" Thurrott 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft updates Windows Terminal preview with multiple panes and tab re-ordering" BetaNews 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 19033 -- officially names the update Windows 10 2004" BetaNews 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft: This new Windows Terminal preview gives you multiple panes" ZDNet 7:25 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Canberra concedes parts of robo-debt are unlawful" ZDNet 9:38 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint Get Merger Support from Nevada" Market Realist 3:37 PM
  • "Trump could hit France with more tariffs in battle over taxes on big tech" Business Insider 1:47 PM
  • "Law professor claims top priority for U.S. in trade negotiations with South Korea was Qualcomm antitrust case" Foss Patents 1:43 PM
  • "U.S. Closes Wireless Collusion Investigation With No Charges: AT&T, Verizon and a trade group agreed to let consumers use a technology that makes it easier to switch carriers, the Justice Department said." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:39 PM
  • "Facebook's Only Dutch Fact-Checker Quits Over Political Ads: Online newspaper Nu.nl stops working with Facebook in the wake of the tech giant's decision not to verify adverts run by politicians." PC Magazine 7:27 AM
  • "Merkel wants Europe to aim for joint stance on China and 5G" Reuters 7:26 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Can we Predict The Next Decade in tech today?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:51 PM
  • "Build A Great Rig With HotHardware's PC Components Buyer's Guide, Just In Time For Black Friday" HotHardware 11:51 AM
  • "Ren Zhengfei on the coming innovation explosion: The key to the future is open collaboration, says Ren Zhengfei, CEO and founder, Huawei" The Economist 10:41 AM
  • "Ubuntu 19.10: Quite simply the best Ubuntu Canonical has ever released/There's even support for the ZFS filesystem (though it's 'Experimental')." Ars Technica 10:07 AM
  • "The minds that built AI and the writer who adored them" ZDNet 9:42 AM
  • "YouTube, please give me back my old homepage: A crucial part of the YouTube experience is worse than ever" The Verge 9:34 AM
  • "Amazon keeps getting blamed for killing small businesses, but the truth is more complicated. Here's what's really going on." [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:08 AM
  • "Why can't Internet companies stop awful content? Opinion: Section 230 already got the balance right." Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "What the heck's an eSIM? Just the next important phone feature you need to know about" CNET 8:03 AM
  • "How to transfer all your stuff from one Android phone to another" PCWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Seagate FireCuda 520 NVMe SSD review: Outstanding performance and 4th-gen PCIe" PCWorld 7:53 AM
  • "LG Gram 17 review: A big-screen laptop that's incredibly lightweight" PCWorld 7:53 AM
  • "How Mark Zuckerberg failed his 2019 personal challenge: And why it's time to give up on this annual exercise" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "Where Does Google Think It's Going With Its Corporate Culture Volte-Face?" Forbes 7:33 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Mojichat is partnering with Streamlabs to create customized emotes of streamers" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close at new records on rosier U.S. economic data, trade deal hopes: Fed's Beige Book sees slight pickup in economic activity in recent weeks" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Again Finish at Record Closing Highs: The three major U.S. stock market indexes finish Wednesday at record closing highs." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks secure new records as US economy tops expectations: Investors are thankful for another record setting session" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "S&P 500 Ticks Higher on Fresh Trade Optimism: U.S. and Chinese negotiators are in the 'final throes' of a deal, President Trump says" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:31 AM
  • "Asian markets advance following more record highs on Wall Street: Nikkei, Hang Seng inch up; rising hopes for U.S.-China trade deal" Associated Press and MarketWatch 8:16 AM
  • "European stocks rise as Trump says U.S. in 'final throes' of China trade deal" MarketWatch 8:16 AM



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  • "Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization"
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New York Times (Updated 6:15 AM CST)
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  • "Shutterstock's Image Censoring in China Sparks Employee to Resign"
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  • "Hands On With Qualcomm's XR2: It's Like Wearing Glasses for the First Time"
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  • "Why You Should Wait Until 2021 to Buy a 5G PC"
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  • "Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes"
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