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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Can Go 'Well Beyond' a $1 Trillion Market Value, Analyst Says" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft boosts programming language Python's popular VS Code extension" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Intel and Google are Partnering on High-End Chromebooks" Thurrott 8:45 AM
  • "Intel's Mobileye Wins Deals in China and South Korea" Zacks 8:32 AM
  • "Intel's New Thunderbolt 4 Standard Isn't Faster Than Thunderbolt 3" Redmond Pie 9:33 AM
  • "Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-H 5GHz Laptop CPU Shipping Window Confirmed" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "AMD CEO interview — Expect a lot more from us in 2020" VentureBeat 1:46 PM
  • "AMD CEO Lisa Su Confirms Zen 3 For 2020, 'Big Navi', Ryzen Navi APUs And More At CES" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "AMD's third shoe finally drops at CES 2020—7nm Zen 2 mobile CPUs: Intel focused on AI acceleration—but AMD went unapologetically hard on gaming." Ars Technica 8:42 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Mobile 4000 CPUs Ready to Take On Intel" Market Realist 12:31 PM
  • "AMD announces new CPUs and GPUs at CES 2020" DigiTimes 8:24 AM
  • "'Buyer's remorse' drove HP's legal crusade to go after Lynch, High Court told" The Register 8:04 AM
  • "CES 2020: HP's Envy All-in-One 32 w/ Core i7, GeForce RTX 2080, HDR600, 2.1 Audio" AnandTech 12:31 PM
  • "HP dismisses Xerox's $24 million financing commitment" ZDNet 7:45 PM
  • "Dell's Latitude 9510 shakes up corporate laptops with 5G, machine learning and thin bezels" PCWorld 9:31 AM
  • "Cisco and Palo Alto Networks Cut to Neutral at Bank of America: Cisco Systems and Palo Alto Networks are lower after Bank of America analysts downgrade shares of the tech companies to neutral from buy." TheStreet 8:32 AM
  • "New-gen PC processors to stimulate demand starting 3Q20" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:23 AM
General Interest
  • "Ring of fired: Amazon axes four workers who secretly snooped on netizens' surveillance camera footage" The Register 9:21 PM
  • "Verizon is quadrupling its output of 5G devices in 2020" CNET 5:48 PM
  • "Chrome to start blocking annoying notification requests" Ars Technica 12:50 PM
  • "Inside Amazon's CES media event: Shaq shows up, touts Ring, makes drinks with celeb chef Guy Fieri" GeekWire 12:37 PM
  • "Quibi versus the world: Can Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman change everything about video on your phone?" The Verge 12:34 PM
  • "Sony's new concept car makes its surprise CES debut: The electronics giant went into uncharted territory and presented an electric car at this week's conference in Las Vegas." ZDNet 12:25 PM
  • "Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff offers leadership playbook on how to run purpose-driven businesses" GeekWire 10:10 AM
  • "Samsung SelfieType Uses AI Tech To Power An Invisible Smartphone Keyboard" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Samsung's T7 Touch portable SSD blends blazing-fast speeds with fingerprint security" PCWorld 9:30 AM
  • "Sprint-owned Virgin Mobile USA shutting down as T-Mobile merger process continues" GeekWire 8:43 AM
  • "Telegram opens lid on TON project amid SEC spat: 'Grams won't help you get rich'" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Internet pioneers join forces to block the sale of .org domain" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "MSI's Creator 17 is the 'world's very first' Mini LED laptop" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Google Modifies 90-Day Project Zero Disclosure Policy After Developer Backlash" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Android Security Alert: Google Confirms Critical Flaw Impacting Android 8 and 9" Forbes 9:32 AM
  • "Google suggests the best times to travel and where to stay" Engadget 8:39 AM
  • "Google Assistant now lets you torment roommates with 'household notes'" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "Google's Project Zero is now being more considerate with how it discloses security vulnerabilities" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Google Reveals New Privacy Options For 500 Million Users At CES 2020" Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "TikTok Overhauls Community Guidelines to Ban 'Underage Delinquent Behavior'" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:03 AM
  • "TikTok Bugs Could Have Allowed Account Takeovers: As the social media app continues to gain popularity, security researchers are taking a closer look under the hood." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:03 AM
  • "TikTok Confirms 'Severe' SMS Security Threat: Critical New Update Released" Forbes 7:58 AM
  • "Major TikTok Security Flaws Found: The vulnerabilities, which the app says it has fixed, could have let attackers manipulate content and extract personal data." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "TikTok says it will explicitly ban Holocaust denial and other conspiracy theories denying violent events" Business Insider 8:19 AM
  • "TikTok fixes 'serious' security flaws" BBC 8:03 AM
  • "Defying critics, Ivanka Trump draws applause at tech show" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "An uncritical Teen Vogue story about Facebook caused bewilderment about whether it's sponsored content before the entire article vanished" Business Insider 12:28 PM
  • "Facebook and eBay cracked down on the sale of fake online reviews after being warned by a UK regulator" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Facebook and eBay pledge to better tackle fake reviews" Reuters 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Working with Over 100 Organizations to Advance Practical Quantum Computing; Signs New Collaborations with Anthem, Delta Airlines, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Woodside Energy, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Stanford University, Georgia Tech, and Startups to Global Quantum Ecosystem" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "Delta Partners with IBM to Explore Quantum Computing - an Airline Industry First" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
  • "Stores Turbocharge Sales with Oracle Mobile and Inventory Innovations" Oracle 8:45 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Releases First Insider Build of 2020" Thurrott 12:31 PM
  • "New Windows 10 Fast Ring test build adds new Task Manager, Notification options" ZDNet 12:25 PM
  • "Improved Java support poured into Microsoft's Visual Studio Code – will it be enough to tempt developers?" The Register 8:09 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Sonos CEO will testify at a House antitrust hearing next week" Engadget 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. lawmakers say Facebook steps to tackle 'deepfake' videos not adequate" Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "France and the US have two weeks to reach a compromise over a controversial tax on Google, Facebook, and other digital companies." Business Insider 3:55 PM
  • "U.S. to outline strong support for self-driving cars at CES" Reuters 12:25 PM
  • "Facebook ad campaign helped Donald Trump win election, claims executive" BBC 8:04 AM
  • "'Shot across the bow': U.S. steps up pressure on UK ahead of Huawei decision" Reuters 7:51 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hands on: Belkin's Soundform Elite gives a Google Assistant speaker dual-purpose" 9to5Google 3:54 PM
  • "The Most Intriguing Laptops of CES 2020" PC Magazine 3:46 PM
  • "Hands on with the foldable Motorola razr" [Video] Mashable 1:01 PM
  • "Ajit Pai Still Thinks Killing Net Neutrality Was a Brilliant Idea: The FCC boss insisted at CES that ignoring the public and killing net neutrality fixed America's broadband problems. It didn't." Vice 10:30 AM
  • "Michael Phelps interview — How Olympic athletes can take advantage of tech" VentureBeat 9:44 AM
  • "Dear Google, as a Play Music user, decide what you want YouTube Music to be" Memeburn 8:45 AM
  • "How Ars tests Wi-Fi gear (and you can, too)" Ars Technica 8:42 AM
  • "Smart tech is coming for your last safe space: the bathroom" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "Ivanka Trump disrupted the conversation about women in tech: While saying nothing about them." Engadget 8:39 AM
  • "Instant translation earbuds aim to bring one of the best 'Hitchhiker's Guide' inventions to life" [Video] Mashable 8:33 AM
  • "Every new Google Assistant feature and how to use them on your Google Home and phone" CNET 8:33 AM
  • "Foldable and dual-screen laptops desperately need Windows 10X: Microsoft's Windows 10 variant still feels like a mystery" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "I have seen the AI dystopia and it looks like Neon" Mashable 8:33 AM
  • "Neon CEO explains the tech behind his overhyped 'artificial humans'" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "CES 2020 Wednesday Live Blog: News, Photos, and Updates From Vegas" Digital Trends 8:38 AM
  • "CES Liveblog Day 3: Smart Vibrator, Exoskeleton, and More" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:23 AM
  • "The PlayStation 5 Should Already Have A Major Advantage Over Xbox Series X" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "What is gallium nitride and what does it mean for your tech?" Android Authority 8:09 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Rockwell Automation acquires Avnet to grow cybersecurity portfolio" ZDNet 9:32 PM
  • "Evolv raises $30 million to expedite security screenings with AI" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Investment in cloud and AI to increase in Brazil" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "AvePoint lands $200M investment to expand market for Microsoft cloud governance tools" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Midnite raises $2.5M for its esports betting platform" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "RISC-V business: SiFive and CEVA join forces to enable the development AI-amenable, edge-oriented processors" The Register 8:03 AM
  • "Israeli private tech firms raised $8.3 billion in 2019" Reuters 7:50 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P, Nasdaq close at new records after Trump minimizes Iran strikes; Dow gains capped by Boeing: Stocks recover, oil and gold slump in volatile trading on Mid-East tensions" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Nasdaq Closes At Record Highs as Trump Says Iran Appears to Back Off: The Nasdaq closes at a record high Wednesday after Donald Trump says Iran 'appeared to be standing down' after Iranian missiles struck two American military bases in Iraq." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stock Market Roars Back After Trump Iran Speech But Fade Late; FANG Stocks Show Some Bite" Investor's Business Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Rise on Hopes for Easing Mideast Tensions: Initially sharp moves in stocks, bonds and commodities moderate" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets pull back after Iranian missile attack: Nikkei drops sharply as traders await next move in Middle East" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:47 AM
  • "European stocks under pressure after Iran missile strikes rattle investors" MarketWatch 8:47 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
  • "Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
  • "The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Resident Evil 3: The System Requirements Needed to Contain the Zombie Outbreak"
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Targeted by Activist Investor"
  • "YouTube TV Temporarily Restores Sinclair's Regional Sports Networks"
  • "Lady Gaga Shot 'Stupid Love' Music Video on iPhone 11 Pro"
  • "Surface Duo Release Might Happen Sooner Than You Think"
Reuters (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "South Korea's Samsung Electronics closes mobile device plant after coronavirus case confirmed: Yonhap"
  • "Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document"
  • "Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey's removal: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"


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