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TechNN Archive: Thursday, January 9, 2020
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 7 and Server 2008 end of support: What will change on 14 January? Businesses have many options, but with 25% of Windows users still on 7, security is a worry" The Register 6:13 AM
  • "Shhh! It's us, Microsoft. Yes, it's 2020. We're here with a new build of Windows 10: Ghost of Windows Future takes a bow while the Ghost of Windows Past spots XP in the wild" The Register 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Dynamics 365 Commerce app to be available February 3: Microsoft is ready to replace its Dynamics 365 Retail offering with the Dynamics 365 Commerce app, starting February 3, and will be showing off that app at NRF next week." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft releases tool that can scan chats to detect pedophiles" Live Mint 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft to Address Online Grooming of Children for Sexual Purposes With Chat Scanner" CDR Info 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft releases chat scanner to detect child sex predators" Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams to roll out new Walkie Talkie feature for instant workplace communication" GeekWire 1:04 PM
  • "Microsoft to add new firstline-worker features, like 'Walkie Talkie' voice calls, to Teams: Microsoft is continuing its pursuit of deskless, 'firstline workers' with several new features coming to its Teams group-chat application in the coming months." ZDNet 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Pushes Cloud Services to Retailers Anxious to Avoid Amazon" BNN Bloomberg 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft President Brad Smith on Rethinking a Tech Company's Role: Microsoft's top lawyer recently co-authored a book and shared insights on tech, how Cambridge Analytica changed Washington and other topics." Worth 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft's 15 most significant hirings and departures of 2019" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "AMD Delivers New Mobile and Desktop Processors - EE Times Asia" EE Times Asia 6:13 AM
  • "Ryzen 4000 Mobile: We learn more from David McAfee of AMD/It's a 'watershed moment for AMD,' where new chips like the Ryzen 7 4800U will offer 8 cores vs. Ice Lake's 4 cores." PCWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Intel is sampling its discrete graphics card DG1 to independent software vendors" VentureBeat 11:39 AM
  • "Intel DG1 Xe Discrete Graphics First Look: Cards Are Shipping To ISVs" HotHardware 11:39 AM
  • "This is Intel's DG1 discrete GPU, but you can't buy one" The Verge 11:15 AM
  • "Intel Provides Sneak Peek at Its Graphics Card (for Developers)" PC Magazine 3:16 PM
  • "Intel Unveils Cryogenic Chip for Quantum Computing" EE Times Asia 6:12 AM
  • "Intel researchers propose AI that recognizes faces from thermal images" VentureBeat 7:31 PM
  • "HP intros new cloud services as part of Engage portfolio: The new services aim to reduce manual IT work for retailers and hospitality operators." ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "The soap opera continues. HP again tells Xerox: Show us more money! $33bn 'significantly undervalue' the stock, your move again copier giant" The Register 8:18 AM
  • "It's Becoming Messy: Judge says IBM's request to shut down age-discrimination lawsuit should be rejected" The Register 8:23 PM
  • "Google and IBM square off in Schrodinger's catfight over quantum supremacy: Should you believe the hype? Well, yes and no" The Register 7:58 AM
  • "IBM quantum computing network adds new Fortune 100 explorers: More businesses are experimenting with quantum computing via IBM's Q Network, including Delta, Anthem, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo." CIO 8:25 AM
General Interest
  • "Samsung apps and services now at the center of a privacy controversy" SlashGear 8:41 PM
  • "Reddit bests Facebook by rolling out a superior deepfakes policy" Mashable 6:53 PM
  • "Amazon suspiciously says browser extension Honey is a security risk, now that PayPal owns it: The timing is suspect, and Honey is pushing back" The Verge 5:20 PM
  • "CES 2020: ZOTAC Announces ZBOX Edge MI643 Powered By Intel Comet Lake" AnandTech 4:40 PM
  • "Google scolded for depriving the poor of privacy, accused of bundling Chinese malware on phones for hard-up Americans" The Register 4:37 PM
  • "Google Maps for indoor navigation is already here, you've just never heard of it" BGR 4:37 PM
  • "With D780, Nikon finally shows fans of its midrange DSLR some love" CNET 10:51 AM
  • "Panasonic breaks out of VR's 'headset' bubble with fresh 'eyeglasses' design" Ars Technica 10:16 AM
  • "The best PS5 features still haven't been announced, according to PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan" Games Radar 9:09 AM
  • "Verizon cuts cable bundles and contracts as part of a shift to more transparent pricing" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "LG vows to make its failing mobile unit profitable by the end of 2021" Engadget 8:24 AM
  • "The Nokia 3.2 is a phone your nan will love: One camera's more than enough, darling/This 'Droid won't break speed records, but battery lasts ages and you've got 2 years of updates" The Register 6:13 AM
  • "Facebook will let you limit political ads, but won't stop false claims or micro-targeting" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "How Facebook's ad in Teen Vogue came back to haunt it" The Verge 6:14 AM
  • "Plugable unveils 100W TBT3-UDZ Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docking station" BetaNews 8:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "Tractor Supply Company To Expand Relationship With Microsoft: Tractor Supply's expansion of Microsoft services to include leveraging cloud for analytics, Ecommerce and Microsoft Office 365" Globe Newswire 8:11 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Windows Terminal is getting retro-style CRT effects, search, and more" The Verge 7:31 PM
  • "Attention! Microsoft Teams will add push-to-talk Walkie Talkie feature" PCWorld 3:11 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Office 365 terms: 'We won't use your data for advertising or profiling'/US businesses can thank privacy-conscious Europeans for improvements in Microsoft's Online Services Terms." ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "DuckDuckGo trumps Bing in Google's controversial Android 'choice screen' search engine auction" VentureBeat 8:01 AM
  • "These Are the New Customization Options for Microsoft Edge NTP" Softpedia 8:13 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Teen hackers are defacing unsuspecting US websites with pro-Iran messages: 'I do not work for the government,' one hacker told The Verge" The Verge 1:04 PM
  • "States urge court to disregard DOJ backing of T-Mobile-Sprint merger: AGs suing to block the deal say the feds conducted only a 'cursory examination' of the merger." CNET 12:47 PM
  • "Dixons Carphone hit with £500,000 fine after data breach affecting 14 million people" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Uber is making big changes to its app in California as new gig work law goes into effect" The Verge 12:01 PM
  • "US government-funded phones come with pre-installed malware" BetaNews 10:16 AM
  • "U.S. lawmakers say Facebook's steps to tackle deepfakes don't go far enough" VentureBeat 8:01 AM
  • "City of Las Vegas said it successfully avoided devastating cyber-attack" ZDNet 7:57 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why we've never fallen in love with virtual reality" BBC 6:51 PM
  • "Google's CES booth was more show than substance" Engadget 4:59 PM
  • "How to print Google Slides from your preferred browser on a computer" Business Insider 3:19 PM
  • "Hisense is bringing color e-ink screens to smartphones, but maybe it shouldn't" Android Police 1:04 PM
  • "Here's the real reason the Note 10 Lite matters. And it isn't the headphone jack/Commentary: With the new Galaxy Note 10 Lite, Samsung shifts its best phone from expensive luxury to everyday affordable." CNET 9:30 AM
  • "First Look at the 2020 Asus VivoBook S: Asus adds some software perks to its handsome mainstream laptops, in addition to 10th Generation Intel processors, Wi-Fi 6, and more. We go hands on at CES." PC Magazine 8:07 AM
  • "How Teslas are affecting autonomous vehicles - Video" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "As internet pioneers fight to preserve .org's non-profit status, those in charge are hiding behind dollar signs: ICANN, ISOC, PIR and Ethos still refusing to provide details" The Register 7:57 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Google's Android auction puts tiny search rivals in spotlight" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:10 PM
  • "Soul Machines raises $40 million for AI-powered customer-facing digital avatars" VentureBeat 10:16 AM
  • "Corvus raises $32 million to inject AI into insurance products" VentureBeat 8:28 AM
  • "Insight Partners acquires data backup and recovery platform Veeam for $5 billion" VentureBeat 6:13 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks soar to record close as investor focus shifts back to trade: China confirms plans to send top negotiator to sign phase-one trade agreement with U.S. next week" MarketWatch 4:38 PM
  • "Stocks Close at Record Highs, Dow Just Short of 29,000: The Dow, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq close at record highs Thursday. The Dow finishes just below 29,000." TheStreet 4:38 PM
  • "Dow nears 29,000 for first time, S&P 500, Nasdaq hit records as Iran tensions ease: All three of the major averages were trading in record territory" FOXBusiness 4:38 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close at Fresh Records, Aided by Trade Optimism: China's top trade negotiator will travel to Washington next week to sign initial accord" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:37 PM
  • "Asian markets rebound as Mideast tensions ease: Nikkei jumps, solid gains in Hong Kong and mainland China" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "European stocks rise but close just short of record: Global funds are the most overweight on European equities on record, survey funds" MarketWatch 12:25 PM



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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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