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TechNN Archive: Monday, January 13, 2020


Computer Industry
  • "IBM says that an Oracle victory in its Supreme Court clash with Google would 'hurt business and impede innovation'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1:17 PM
  • "IBM to Continue Army ERP System Support Under $146M Contract Modification" GovConWire 8:26 AM
  • "IBM says purpose-driven shoppers are changing retail" Retail Leader 8:26 AM
  • "IBM Revenue Estimates Look Too High in the Face of 'Macro Headwinds,' Says Analyst" Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:12 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel: Which CPU is likely to be faster this year? With AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 finally here, we handicap who is likely to win the laptop performance crown in 2020." PCWorld 7:39 AM
  • "2nd Generation AMD EPYC™ processors in new Atos supercomputer aim to reduce impact of severe weather events" StreetInsider 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Outs Athlon 3000 Gold and Silver 'Zen' 15W Mobile SoCs" Guru3D 8:28 AM
  • "AMD talks Threadripper: How it works, who should buy it, and what's that price again? It's easy to be dazzled by 64 cores, but this chip isn't for everyone." PCWorld 2:27 PM
  • "Intel shows off Xe DG1 GPU at CES 2020" bit-tech 8:30 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-10990XE Rumored To Wield 22 Cores, 44 Threads To Pummel Multi-Threaded Workloads" HotHardware 4:28 PM
  • "Intel Forays Into GPU Arena With New Xe DG1 Card" Zacks 10:34 AM
  • "I Ran Off with Intel's Tiger Lake Wafer. Who Wants a Die Shot?" AnandTech 8:30 AM
  • "Asus built a mini GPU specifically for Intel's tiny gaming box: The new RTX 2070 is just under eight inches long" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft's Nadella Says Tech Intensity Will Drive Retail in 2020: Data is waiting to be leveraged for better insights on commerce and customer habits in the retail space." InformationWeek 1:24 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warns that technological progress hasn't led to broad economic growth the way experts thought, and 'quite frankly, I'm worried'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:27 PM
  • "Microsoft wields ML to catch child predators, city drops 7-year facial-recognition experiment after no arrests..." The Register 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Strives to Simplify Surface Device Repairability" Zacks 10:09 AM
  • "Xerox Can't Just Copy the Same Offer for HP" Bloomberg 8:01 AM
  • "Cloud 'land grab' to descend on SA this year: Rivals Microsoft, Oracle and Huawei are readying for cloud battles in 2020." IT Web 8:21 AM
  • "Torvalds warns against Oracle module" Fudzilla 8:21 AM
  • "Oracle: Valuation Could Have Hit A Floor Though Growth Remains Uncertain" Seeking Alpha 8:21 AM
  • "Oracle Hires Amazon Web Services Exec As New Chief Marketing Officer" Forbes 4:43 PM
  • "Cisco outlines what the biggest technology trends for 2020 will be" ITP Technology 8:19 AM
  • "How tech giants are ducking California's new laws" Axios 7:59 AM
  • "Global PC Shipments Rise 2.3%; China's Lenovo Remains No. 1" Bloomberg 6:41 PM
General Interest
  • "CES 2020: MSI's 300 Hz Gaming Laptops, the GS66 Stealth & GE66 Raider" AnandTech 1:16 PM
  • "Instacart Workers Are Calling for a National Boycott of the Grocery Delivery App: 'I don't believe there's another gig economy company with workers who are more pissed.'" ["Many of the app's 130,000 workers claim to have seen their pay drop by more than 50 percent in 2019 alone, as the company has sought to lower costs and appease its investors."] Vice 1:07 PM
  • "Amazon's Bezos to Face Unprecedented Protests During India Trip" Bloomberg 10:47 AM
  • "Google's pitch to retailers: We'll help you, from search to supply chain" ZDNet 4:43 PM
  • "Google parent company Alphabet on verge of trillion-dollar valuation" Telegraph 2:11 PM
  • "Google Cloud launches new solutions for retailers" TechCrunch 10:33 AM
  • "Cookie consent: Most websites break law by making it hard to 'reject all' tracking/A new study shows hardly any website cookie consent forms comply with Europe's GDPR rules." ZDNet 9:22 AM
  • "Facebook and eBay Combat Fake Reviews on Platforms in UK" Market Realist 8:08 AM
  • "TSMC Hires Ex-Intel Lobbyist to Deal With U.S.-China Tensions" Bloomberg 8:00 AM
  • "Leaked images suggest Samsung's next flagship phone will be the Galaxy S20 with 4 cameras and no Bixby button" Business Insider 7:51 AM
  • "2019's Top 'Free' Games Each Made $1.5 Billion-Plus" PC Magazine 7:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "2nd Generation AMD EPYCTM processors in new Atos supercomputer aim to reduce impact of severe weather events" AMD 8:15 AM
  • "IBM Sterling Open Ecosystem to Introduce Innovations Designed to Help Accelerate Retailers' Growth and Digital Transformation Initiatives in 2020" PRNewswire 10:34 AM
  • "Intel and AREA15 Bring Experiential Retail to Life in Las Vegas" Business Wire 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge to Follow Chrome Support Schedule on Windows 7" Thurrott 2:27 PM
  • "Google promises to support Chrome on Windows 7 until July 2021" Computerworld 1:17 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 7 end-of-life advice: 'buy a Surface'" BetaNews 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft ends Windows 7 support: What should you do?" BBC 10:09 AM
  • "Samsung and Microsoft unveil new smartphone with walkie-talkie feature" GeekWire 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft publishes Microsoft Launcher preview for an inside look at its phone future: Think of it as the Windows Insider program for phones, but without Windows Mobile." PCWorld 2:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Previews Next Major Version of Launcher" Thurrott 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher 6.0 is now in public preview, includes refreshed UI and more" 9to5Google 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft: New Windows Terminal preview gives you retro CRT screen effects/Microsoft gives Windows Terminal users an optional setting for graphic effects from the cathode-ray tube era." ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Call to introduce common charger for all mobile phones: To reduce electronic waste and make consumers' life easier, MEPs want binding measures for chargers to fit all mobile phones and other portable devices." European Parliament 10:11 AM
  • "Congress comes together to save local news: In a symbolic move, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last week signed on to be a co-sponsor to a bill that would allow newspapers to collectively negotiate with tech giants like Google and Facebook." Axios 7:59 AM
  • "India orders investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices by Amazon and Walmart's Flipkart" TechCrunch 7:54 AM
  • "How to edit the sidebar in Gmail for web" AddictiveTips 8:31 PM
  • "Tech exceptionalism is over, and now things need to change" Mashable 5:21 PM
  • "HotHardware's 12 Best Of CES 2020" HotHardware 1:01 PM
  • "First Ring Daily 749: Tech Eventually" Thurrott 10:34 AM
  • "It's Time to Stop Making Excuses for Amazon's Disposable Tech" iFixit 10:33 AM
  • "Dell Precision 7740 review: A weighty 17-inch mobile workstation that packs a punch" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "HP Omen Outpost review: A pricey yet smart mousepad for gaming/When you don't mind spending too much for a mouse surface." Windows Central 8:22 AM
  • "LG TONE Free HBS-FL7 hands-on: Fully wireless earbuds with UV LED bacteria deterrent and Google Assistant" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds says 'Don't use ZFS'—but doesn't seem to understand it: Linus should avoid authoritative statements about projects he's unfamiliar with." Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 13 review: A high-end two-in-one that's hard to beat/There wasn't a lot to fix, so HP added a few features to make this convertible even better." Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "I canceled Spotify and used YouTube Music for a month — here's why I'm not going back: It's not perfect, but YouTube Music is good enough that I can't justify spending money for both services." Android Central 8:03 AM
  • "Please, Android phone makers, just give us better cameras, not more dumb gimmicks: OnePlus's 'invisible camera' is the height of Why, but it's not the only culprit." PCWorld 7:50 AM
  • "Four technologies that have got the biggest potential to change your healthcare for the better" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "Visa acquires the fintech company behind Venmo for $5.3 billion" Engadget 5:29 PM
  • "Visa acquires fintech player Plaid for $5.3 billion" ZDNet 5:21 PM
  • "Naïo Technologies raises $15.5 million to bring its autonomous farming robots to the U.S." VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "DrChrono raises $20 million to manage medical clinic booking and billing" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "ToursByLocals snaps up its first funding, $33M, to link sightseers with guides globally" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow lags as S&P 500, Nasdaq clinch record finish: Investors await U.S.-China trade-deal signing, earnings season kickoff" MarketWatch 4:34 PM
  • "S&P 500 and Nasdaq Close at Record Highs as Wall Street Awaits Signing of U.S.-China Trade Pact: The phase one trade agreement between the U.S. and China is expected to be signed Wednesday." TheStreet 4:34 PM
  • "S&P, Nasdaq hit new record ahead US-China trade deal signing: Wall Street captures more market records" FOXBusiness 4:34 PM
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Rise to Records as Geopolitical Risks Abate: U.S. and China prepare to sign phase-one trade deal" [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Asian markets subdued ahead of signing of U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal: Stocks edge up in Hong Kong, mainland China; Nikkei closed" MarketWatch 8:13 AM
  • "European stocks inch higher amid caution over earnings season: Renault lower on report of possible Nissan action" MarketWatch 8:13 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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