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TechNN Archive: Sunday, January 12, 2020


Computer Industry
  • "No, IBM is not the only relevant player in virtual agents" VentureBeat 8:03 AM
  • "How Watson AI allows IBM's Advertising Accelerator to do three key things" TechRepublic 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Faces Immense Pressure After CES Success" Forbes 6:18 PM
  • "The end of Windows 7 is the real end of the PC era: The certainties that Windows 7 embodied have long gone, and that's no bad thing." ZDNet 6:19 PM
  • "Warning: Windows 7 is losing support, but so is this popular version of Ubuntu Linux!" BetaNews 11:44 AM
  • "Windows 7 Support Ends This Week, But Here's How You Can Still Upgrade To Windows 10 For Free" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Living with Windows 7: And Now, The End is Near (Premium)" Thurrott 11:44 AM
  • "Can AMD Stock Rally more on Analysts' Upgrades?" Market Realist 8:40 AM
  • "NVIDIA 7nm Ampere GPU Unveil Tipped For GTC 2020, Here's What We Know" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Computers Are Learning to See in Higher Dimensions: New artificial intelligence techniques can spot patterns not only in 2D images but on spheres and other curved surfaces, lifting AI out of 'flatland.'" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "PC Sales Look Set to Cool Off in 2020: Intel CPU shortages and the end of a business PC upgrade cycle are both likely to weigh on near-term PC demand." RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1/11
  • "No, IBM is not the only relevant player in virtual agents" VentureBeat 1/11
  • "Microsoft Accused Of Sharing Skype, Cortana Audio With Little Vetting Of Chinese Contractors, No Security" HotHardware 1/11
  • "Microsoft's surging cloud business Azure should terrify Amazon: analyst" Yahoo Finance 1/11
  • "Microsoft contractors reviewed Skype, Cortana audio with 'no security measures'" Digital Trends 1/11
  • "Microsoft explains how a new walkie-talkie mode in its Teams chat app is part of a strategy to help companies modernize and get ahead in the cloud wars" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1/11
  • "Microsoft's 'No Xbox Series X Exclusives' Philosophy Is Not As Wild As It Sounds" Forbes 1/11
  • "'Techlash' Hits College Campuses: Facebook, Google and other major tech firms were every student's dream workplaces. Until they weren't." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/11
General Interest
  • "CES 2020: Razer Tomahawk gaming desktop stays small, powerful thanks to Intel's NUC 9 Extreme" ZDNet 8:45 PM
  • "Study finds five major US carriers vulnerable to SIM-swapping tactics: The prepaid carriers granted SIM swap requests even if the caller only passed one authentication test." Engadget 8:08 PM
  • "How the Police Use Facial Recognition, and Where It Falls Short: Records from Florida, where law enforcement has long used the controversial technology, offer an inside look at its risks and rewards." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:17 PM
  • "Galaxy Z Flip: Insider Leaks Name Of Samsung's Next Foldable Phone" PC Magazine 2:27 PM
  • "Real-world photos confirm Samsung's next flagship phone is called the Galaxy S20" The Verge 2:19 PM
  • "Samsung steps up B2B game, launches Galaxy XCover Pro with Microsoft Teams integration" ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "Meet the Frankenstein of SSD: A solid state drive that mixes SLC and QLC" TechRadar UK 8:16 AM
  • "These are the coolest foldable devices confirmed for launch in 2020" Mashable 7:50 AM
  • "Privacy Rights Groups' Open Letter Implores Google To Cleanse Android Of Exploitative Bloatware" HotHardware 1/11
  • "Google pushed to take action against Android bloatware by 50+ organizations" 9to5Google 1/11
  • "This concept Android Auto app uses nearby phones to detect pedestrians" 9to5Google 1/11
  • "CES 2020: In pictures/Engadget's CES experience, told exclusively through photographs." Engadget 1/11
  • "Amazon boss Bezos to face protests from traders during India trip" Reuters 1/11
  • "Amazon takes a swipe at PayPal's $4 billion acquisition: Holiday shoppers warned that Honey, a popular browser extension, was a 'security risk.'" Ars Technica 1/11
  • "Proof-of-concept code published for Citrix bug as attacks intensify" ZDNet 1/11
  • "Google already testing Stadia on non-Pixel Android phones" 9to5Google 1/11
  • "CES 2020 in Photos: Living in a Material World /WIRED photographer Amy Lombard captures the glory, chaos, and optimism of the consumer tech extravaganza." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/11
  • "The most important health devices to know about from CES 2020: Non-invasive blood sugar monitoring, AI and fertility were all big topics at the show." CNET 1/11
Press Releases
  • "HP Launches Cloud Services for Retail and Hospitality Markets at NRF 2020" HP 1/10
  • "IBM Study: Purpose and Provenance Drive Bigger Profits for Consumer Goods In 2020" PRNewswire 1/10
  • "Media Alert: Intel Customer Spotlight: The Sinclair, the First All-Digital Hotel Experience" Intel 1/10
  • "Retailers Find Future Top Customers with Data Science from Oracle: First-party data, enriched with one of the world's largest data marketplaces, helps retailers identify prospective customers who share similar tastes to best existing buyers" Oracle 1/10
  • "Blue Nile Shines Bright with Oracle Cloud Applications: World's Leading Online Jeweler Says 'Yes' to Oracle to Help Create Customer Experiences as Unique as Each Diamond" Oracle 1/10
  • "Windows 10 settings: When to fix and tweak, when to leave your PC alone" ZDNet 1/11
  • "Microsoft says Skype audio is now reviewed in 'secure facilities' after a worrying report" The Verge 1/10
  • "Microsoft takes us on a nostalgia-fueled trip through time" BetaNews 1/10
  • "Microsoft will begin replacing Microsoft Edge with its Chromium-based browser next week" PCWorld 1/10
  • "The Sams Report: Teams Adds New Features, Series X Perf Gets Talked About" Thurrott 1/10
  • "Solar-powered Surface? Microsoft wins patent for device cover lined with charging panels" GeekWire 1/10
  • "A look at new Microsoft Edge's Collections feature" BetaNews 1/10
  • "Microsoft's new message scanning tool can help identify sexual predators in chatrooms" The Next Web 1/10
  • "Hey kids! Ditch that LCD and get ready for the retro CRT world of Windows Terminal" The Register 1/10
  • "Microsoft Adds CRT Effects to Windows Terminal" PC Magazine 1/10
  • "Google to Windows 7 users: Chrome support will run until at least July 2021/Google offers extended Chrome support for Windows 7 to cater to businesses that haven't finished migrating." ZDNet 1/10
  • "U.S. officials to visit Britain, pushing for Huawei 5G ban" Reuters 11:53 AM
  • "Breaking News: Nokia makes antitrust mediation with Daimler and automotive suppliers over standard-essential patent licensing fail" Foss Patents 11:45 AM
  • "FCC will pay ISPs to deploy broadband with 250GB monthly data cap: Ajit Pai's rural-broadband fund now includes 50Mbps tier with 250GB data cap." Ars Technica 1/10
  • "Alphabet's controversial chief legal officer David Drummond is leaving, saying he has decided to retire" TechCrunch 1/10
  • "Alphabet's David Drummond is leaving months after allegations surface" Engadget 1/10
  • "Alphabet's Chief Legal Officer Stepping Down Amid Investigation: David Drummond, who played a key role for the company since it was founded, was being investigated for relationships with several women at the company." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/10
  • "Bill would ban cellphone use for those under 21: A bill has been introduced in the state Senate that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to use or possess a cellphone." The Barre Montpelier Times Argus, Vermont 1/10
  • "India's Supreme Court rules Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal: The country's government has one week to decide on its next step." Engadget 1/10
  • "India's top court rules indefinite internet shutdown in Kashmir unwarranted and amount to abuse of power" TechCrunch 1/10
  • "CES 2020 wrap-up, Vantage V updates, mobile minimalism (MobileTechRoundup show #490)" ZDNet 2:27 PM
  • "Review: Diesel Axial is a good reminder that choice is Wear OS' strength" 9to5Google 11:44 AM
  • "R.I.P. Goofy Times: A strange new sensation has settled across the tech industry, one so foreign, so alien, it's almost hard to recognize." TechCrunch 11:44 AM
  • "'Why I Finally Switched from Chrome to Firefox - and You Should Too'" Slashdot 1/11
  • "If AI Suddenly Gains Consciousness, Some Say It Will Happen First In AI Self-Driving Cars" Forbes 1/11
  • "CES: The Coolest AI (Artificial Intelligence) Announcements" Forbes 1/11
  • "How to get Linux kernel 5.3 on Debian 10 Stable" AddictiveTips 1/11
  • "Podcast: CES 2020" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/11
  • "Sex tech dominated CES 2020. Will the fragile relationship blossom or die on the vine?" Mashable 1/11
  • "Here's what it's like to work as a white hat hacker who legally hacks into companies like Uber, Starbucks, and Atlassian" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1/11
  • "Samsung's Neon AI has an ethics problem, and it's as old as sci-fi canon" CNET 1/11
  • "Former Google Pay execs raise $13.2M to build neo-banking platform for millennials in India" TechCrunch 1:21 PM
  • "Alphabet legal head Drummond exits, giving its new CEO chance to shake up team" Reuters 1/10
  • "Will a Judge Approve T-Mobile and Sprint's Merger?" Market Realist 1/10
  • "Cardiologs raises $15 million for AI that helps spot heart conditions" VentureBeat 1/10
  • "PayU acquires controlling stake in Indian credit business PaySense, to merge it with LazyPay" TechCrunch 1/10
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower after Dow briefly tops 29,000 milestone for first time: U.S. economy created 145,000 jobs in December for ninth straight year of job gains but wage growth slowed" MarketWatch 1/10
  • "Stocks End Down on Weaker Jobs Data After Dow Crosses 29,000 for First Time: Stocks finish lower Friday after equities set all-time intraday highs and the Dow Jones tops 29,000 even after the U.S. adds fewer jobs than expected to payrolls in December." TheStreet 1/10
  • "Stock Market Gives Back Early Gains After Weakish Jobs Data; These Chinese Growth Stocks Continue To Rise" Investor's Business Daily 1/10
  • "Stocks slip after Dow crosses 29,000 for first time ever: The Dow blows through a new milestone" FOXBusiness 1/10
  • "Dow Industrials Pull Back After Crossing 29000 for First Time: The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly jumped past the 29000 milestone for the first time Friday but hit resistance after a dramatic three-month rally." [Paid Membership Required] 1/10
  • "Asian markets inch higher as Wall Street hits new records: Nikkei, Hang Seng edge up slightly as Middle East tensions ease" Associated Press and MarketWatch 1/10
  • "European Stocks Struggle For Traction as Investors Await U.S. Jobs Data" Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1/10

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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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