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TechNN Archive: Friday, January 17, 2020
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Can Microsoft's 'moonshot' carbon goal succeed? Tech giant Microsoft has announced two bold ambitions: firstly, to become carbon negative by the year 2030 - meaning it will be removing more carbon from the air than it emits - and secondly, to have removed more carbon by 2050 than it has emitted, in total, in its entire history." BBC 1:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Commits To Go 'Carbon Negative' By 2030, Creates $1B Fund For Climate Innovation" Benzinga 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches $1 Billion Fund to Erase Five Decades of Carbons Emissions" TheStreet 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's ambitious 'carbon negative' climate goal sets it apart from Amazon and other tech giants" GeekWire 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft says it will go carbon negative by 2030" [Video Report] CNN 8:59 PM
  • "Microsoft picks a side, aims to make the business 'carbon-negative' by 2030" The Register 8:04 AM
  • "Windows Vulnerability Serves as Warning to Patch Immediately" ITPro Today 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft warns about Internet Explorer zero-day, but no patch yet" ZDNet 5:22 PM
  • "IBM Lays Out Patent Successes and Strategies: IBM is placing more than 80,000 patents and patent applications under the organization's protection—a significant number by any measure." eWeek 8:41 AM
  • "IBM Stumbles Again Following Second Downgrade in a Week" TheStreet 8:41 AM
  • "Report: Intel CPU Supply Issues Will Likely Persist Through 2020" WCCFTech 8:47 AM
  • "Intel debuts immersive retail tech and AREA15 deal at NRF 2020" TechRepublic 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Does Not Believe Its Mobility Processors Require PCIe 4.0 Right Now" WCCFTech 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Zen 3: 600-series chipset will have USB 4.0 support in late 2020/Read more: https. /www.tweaktown.com/news/69997/amd-zen-3-600-series-chipset-usb-4-support-late-2020/index.html" TweakTown 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Sends In A Bunch Of Fixes For Linux 5.6 Along With Pollock Support" Phoronix 8:46 AM
  • "Icahn, HP And Xerox: The Story Remains The Same" Seeking Alpha 8:10 AM
  • "Oracle patches fraud and fake cheques enabling bugs" iTNews Australia 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle's January 2020 update patches 334 security flaws" Sophos 8:38 AM
  • "Former VMware Channel Chief Ross Brown Joins Oracle" CRN 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle adds new features to Oracle Enterprise Manager" IT Web 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle and UAE Higher Colleges of Technology to train students in AI and emerging technologies" Telecompaper 8:39 AM
  • "Cisco outlines five future partner program improvements" CRN 8:36 AM
  • "Critical Cisco Flaws Now Have PoC Exploit" Threatpost 8:36 AM
  • "Why Computational Storage May be the Next Big Thing" ITPro Today 4:51 PM
General Interest
  • "Lenovo is building another standalone VR headset: But for which VR platform?" The Verge 7:00 PM
  • "Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don't" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:54 PM
  • "Facebook has reportedly shelved its plans to show ads on WhatsApp" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "Facebook scraps plans to shove ads into WhatsApp" Memeburn 7:44 AM
  • "Google updates timeline for when it'll end Chrome apps'¬†support" Canadian Reviewer 7:56 PM
  • "It's not just you: Google added annoying icons to search on desktop" The Verge 4:44 PM
  • "Google to Bring Over 120 games to Stadia in 2020" Thurrott 8:10 AM
  • "Google's new AI language model can comprehend entire books" The Next Web 8:04 AM
  • "Exclusive: Google is working to bring official Steam support to Chrome OS" Android Police 7:47 AM
  • "At Least One Google Pixel 4a Variant Will Reportedly Support 5G" Digital Trends 7:35 AM
  • "Google Parent Company Alphabet Joins The $1 Trillion Club With Apple, Microsoft, Aramco" Benzinga 7:37 AM
  • "Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it." Reuters 7:16 AM
  • "Google reveals new Python programming language course: Scholarships for 2,500" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "WordPress plugin vulnerability can be exploited for total website takeover" ZDNet 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Strengthens Senior Leadership Team" AMD 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft announces it will be carbon negative by 2030 - Stories" Microsoft 8:11 AM
Microsoft
  • "How to downgrade Chromium Edge to Microsoft Edge on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 7:00 PM
  • "Windows 10 Insider Preview 19546 Adds Powerful Graphing Mode To Venerable Calculator App" HotHardware 5:17 PM
  • "Microsoft puts the pressure on Slack with first TV ad for Microsoft Teams" The Verge 2:22 PM
  • "Björk and Microsoft use AI to create music that changes with the sky" Engadget 2:08 PM
  • "Microsoft just opened up the Xbox Console Streaming preview to all Xbox Insiders" Digital Trends 1:51 PM
  • "Microsoft to add new Chief Strategy and Digital Officers to its executive roster" ZDNet 10:28 AM
  • "The Sams Report: Hello Edge, Goodbye Carbon" Thurrott 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 19546 with new Graphing Mode in Windows Calculator" BetaNews 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Console Streaming preview goes global" Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft opens up Rust-inspired Project Verona programming language on GitHub" ZDNet 7:15 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor's arguments 'circular'" Reuters 5:22 PM
  • "Sonos CEO Tells House Antitrust Panel Google Abused Power" Bloomberg 2:09 PM
  • "Privacy experts slam UK's 'disastrous' failure to tackle unlawful adtech" TechCrunch 9:17 AM
  • "Facebook is being sued by 4 tech firms who want Mark Zuckerberg to give up control and sell his majority stake" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "The UK is preparing to ignore Trump's threats and strike a deal with Huawei as Boris Johnson is told to 'call their bluff'" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "5G and Huawei: The UK's decision is getting harder every day" ZDNet 7:31 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Information's 411 — Drummond's Base" [Podcast] The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:21 PM
  • "Moto 360 (2020) Review: A Wear OS favorite revived and better than ever" 9to5Google 5:58 PM
  • "Will Google's more efficient 'Reformer' mitigate or accelerate the arms race in AI?" ZDNet 4:44 PM
  • "We're living in a subscriptions world. Here's how to navigate it." New York Times 2:44 PM
  • "The Pixel 4a is putting Google in an unwinnable war — with itself" Android Police 11:33 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg is terrified of TikTok. Here's why." Mashable 11:12 AM
  • "10 Android 10 features to look for when your phone gets updated" Android Police 10:07 AM
  • "The Market for Used Phones, Tablets, and PCs Continues to Expand" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:07 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Review" IGN 8:45 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 13 7391 review: Potent convertible notebook that oozes luxury" Business Standard 8:44 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "TomTom closes deal with Huawei for use of maps and services: spokesman" Reuters 10:54 AM
  • "Funnel closes $47M Series B to prepare marketing data for better reporting and analysis" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close at record highs again as rally rolls on into new year: Dow up for five of past six weeks, Nasdaq up for six straight weeks" MarketWatch 5:23 PM
  • "Stocks Finish at Record Highs as Wall Street Ends a Strong Week: Stocks finish at record highs as Wall Street closes out a strong week." TheStreet 5:23 PM
  • "Stocks wrap record week, as trade deals and economic data drive the bulls: Strong economic data and two major trade deals power equities higher" FOXBusiness 5:23 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Week at Record Levels: The rally coincides with the signing of a trade deal between the U.S. and China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:22 PM
  • "Asian markets track gains on Wall Street: China growth, U.S.-China trade deal in focus" Associated Press 8:30 AM
  • "European stocks aim at fresh record on China data and Wall Street's optimism: Richemont, Casino and NMC Health shares among the most active" MarketWatch 8:29 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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