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TechNN Archive: Sunday, February 23, 2020
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella to decode future of technology in India" Live Mint 8:57 AM
  • "Here are the 11 companies that experts think Microsoft could try to acquire in 2020, including Salesforce, Twilio, and Workday" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:56 AM
  • "Here are the most important execs at Microsoft under Satya Nadella" CNBC 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Makes It Harder To Use Windows 10 Local Offline Accounts To The Ire Of Many" HotHardware 5:58 PM
  • "Intel collaborate with QuTech to outline new quantum control chip" KitGuru 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S desktop processors spotted for sale" KitGuru 8:54 AM
  • "Questionable NVIDIA Ampere Rumors Point To Huge GA104 GPU, 3840 CUDA Cores, 16GB Memory" HotHardware 5:58 PM
  • "Why India is the newest hotbed for tech experimentation" Digital Trends 9:53 AM
  • "No global digital tax by end-2020 would mean chaos: France" Reuters 1:48 PM
  • "The Rebirth of Windows: Killing the IBM PC Model" ITBusinessEdge 2/22
  • "AI and edge computing replaces the Pilgrims in the new Mayflower: IBM's AI and edge computing technologies are going to guide a crewless boat to chart the same route the Pilgrims did 400 years ago." Telecoms 2/22
  • "Third time's a charm, maybe: Bankers suing Oracle over claims of exaggerated cloud sales have another go at convincing skeptical judge" The Register 2/22
  • "IBM Stock Is an Underappreciated Tech Play" InvestorPlace 2/22
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X leaves nearest Intel rival far in the distance as it tops PassMark's CPU Mark chart" NotebookCheck 2/22
  • "A Few More Linux Kernel Patches Floated This Week For AMD Family 19h (Zen 3)" Phoronix 2/22
  • "This AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Deal Hits Low $99 To Power Your Budget Gaming Rig" HotHardware 2/22
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S 10th Gen F-series processor specs revealed" KitGuru 2/22
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S CPU's Get Listed by Online Retailer" eTeknix 2/22
  • "Verizon bails on RSA: How the coronavirus is disrupting tech conferences worldwide" TechRepublic 2/22
  • "Let's come together to tax tech giants, say G20 officials eyeing $100 billion boost" Reuters 2/22
General Interest
  • "Google Bans Nearly 600 Android Apps, Cites 'Disruptive Ads'" PC Magazine 8:46 PM
  • "Think Your WhatsApp Chat Is Private? A Quick Google Search Says Guess Again" HotHardware 5:58 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip factory reportedly closes due to coronavirus infection" CNET 1:07 PM
  • "Google warns Huawei users about sideloading apps like Gmail and YouTube" Canadian Reviewer 8:51 AM
  • "You can't have Google apps on your Huawei phone because Donald Trump says so" BetaNews 8:51 AM
  • "AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria: It could wipe out resistant bacteria strains." Engadget 2/22
  • "T-Mobile LG G8 ThinQ Android 10 update rolls out" PiunikaWeb 2/22
  • "Japan Rolls Out 10Gbps Internet Speeds For Just $55 A Month" HotHardware 2/22
  • "MyGlass removed from Play Store ahead of Google Glass apps shutting down" 9to5Google 2/22
  • "Slickwraps has been hacked, customer data is compromised (Update: Email notifications)" Android Police 2/22
  • "Hackers are getting better at tricking people into handing over passwords — here's what to look out for, according to experts" Business Insider 2/22
  • "Vine Made the Internet Fall in Love With Short Videos: Now that they're everywhere, is it time for Vine to make a comeback? The founder of Byte hopes so." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/22
  • "Samsung Electronics confirms coronavirus case at phone factory complex in South Korea" Reuters 2/22
  • "Don't worry, Alexa and friends only record you up to 19 times a day: Have you ever wondered how often your smart speaker accidentally activates itself? A study from Northeastern University tried to find oiut." ZDNet 2/22
  • "Companies are stealing influencers' faces: And there's not much they can do about it." Ars Technica 2/22
  • "Cops release Google manager arrested after wife's body was found on Hawaii beach" New York Post 2/22
Press Releases
  • "HP Inc. Shareholder Alert By Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Reminds Investors With Losses in Excess of $100,000 of Lead Plaintiff Deadline in Class Action Lawsuit Against HP Inc. - HPQ" Business Wire 2/22
  • "Dell Technologies and Orange Deliver the Power of 5G" Dell 2/21
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Surface Surprise As New Surface Features Revealed" Forbes 6:03 PM
  • "How to add a Menu Bar to Microsoft Edge" gHacks 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Feature 37,000 Manually Edited Airports" Redmond Pie 2/22
  • "How to find graphics card information on a Windows 10 PC" Windows Central 2/22
  • "Microsoft's CodeBERT ingests public GitHub repositories to help you find code" VentureBeat 2/21
  • "Microsoft unveils new logo design for signature Windows apps" GeekWire 2/21
  • "The Sams Report: Xbox Two New, Icons of Blue" Thurrott 2/21
  • "Lipstick on a Pig (Premium): No matter what you think of Microsoft's new Windows 10 icons, they do nothing to solve any problems with those apps, the underlying system, or the massive design inconsistencies that are found all over this platform." Thurrott 2/21
  • "Microsoft to add Defender antivirus software to Linux, iOS and Android" IT PRO (UK) 2/21
  • "Google sneakily suggests new Microsoft Edge extensions are less secure than Chrome" Windows Central 2/21
  • "Microsoft launches entrepreneurship program to support startups tackling societal challenges" GeekWire 2/21
  • "Microsoft Defender ATP preview arrives for Linux distros — iOS and Android versions to follow" BetaNews 2/21
  • "Windows 10 Icons Get a New Look: Microsoft's icon design refresh has already tackled Office, now it's moving on to Windows 10." PC Magazine 2/21
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Schumer raises security concerns on TSA's use of TikTok app" Seattle Times 8:33 AM
  • "Facial recognition company Clearview AI probed by Canada privacy agencies" Reuters 2/22
  • "France ready to hear U.S. proposal on digital tax" Reuters 2/22
  • "Coronavirus email hoax led to violent protests in Ukraine" The Verge 2/21
  • "Congress Wants To Blow Up Encryption Ensuring Your Privacy, And They May Get Away With It" HotHardware 2/21
  • "DOJ Solicited Outside Law Firm for Help With Tech Antitrust Case" Bloomberg 2/21
  • "Moscow deploys facial recognition technology for coronavirus quarantine" Reuters 2/21
  • "Global telcos join Alphabet, SoftBank's flying cellphone antenna lobbying effort" Reuters 2/21
  • "Trump report bizarrely claims net neutrality repeal raised incomes $50B a year: Trump economic report relies on 'pseudo-economics.'" Ars Technica 2/21
  • "FCC forced to ask for public feedback on net neutrality repeal" Engadget 2/21
  • "Encryption on Facebook, Google, others threatened by planned new bill" Reuters 2/21
  • "Google sued by New Mexico over claims it spies on US students" BBC 2/21
  • "Breaking bad... browser use: New Mexico accuses Google of illegally slurping kids' private data via G Suite" The Register 2/21
  • "Google's $2.1 billion Fitbit acquisition is a major privacy risk, Europe data body warns" Business Insider 2/21
  • "Fitbit may pose privacy risk to users, Europe warns" Telegraph 2/21
  • "EU Petition: Set Your Sign for Repairable Smartphones" iFixit 2/21
  • "After Amazon, Walmart's Flipkart challenges India antitrust probe" Reuters 2/21
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Samsung Galaxy Z Flip review: The weird and wonderful foldable" Android Central 10:48 AM
  • "Try these six awesome Google Chrome extensions today: Of the many thousands of Google Chrome extensions out there, these are my absolute all-time favorites." ZDNet 10:46 AM
  • "How to customize the Linux terminal with bash aliases" AddictiveTips 2/22
  • "GeekWire Podcast: Bezos fields criticism despite $10B climate pledge; Seattle braces for The Big One; and more" GeekWire 2/22
  • "What slows my PC to a crawl each day at a certain time?" Seattle Times 2/22
  • "Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Review: Better sound and battery, but these are no AirPods Pro" Mashable 2/22
  • "Review: Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus/These earbuds may look identical to their predecessors, but they've got new tech where it counts." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/22
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Alphabet's Loon, telecoms unite to boost high-altitude internet: The HAPS Alliance includes large carriers, Nokia and Airbus." Engadget 2/22
  • "NBCUniversal in Talks to Acquire Streaming Service Vudu from Walmart" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/21
  • "Volocopter extends Series C funding to $94M with backing from logistics giant DB Schenker and others" TechCrunch 2/21
  • "Twitter Acquires Chroma Labs, Profit Hits $1.5 Billion" Market Realist 2/21
  • "Russian driverless tech company Cognitive Pilot sets sights on IPO" Reuters 2/21
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint Amend Merger Terms, Hurdles Remain" Market Realist 2/21
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint amend merger terms, SoftBank takes a hit" Reuters 2/21
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks slump, ending two week win streak, led by tech sector as coronavirus worries ratchet higher: Coca-Cola says it will be hit by coronavirus but still says it will reach its full-year guidance" MarketWatch 2/21
  • "Dow Ends Below 29,000; Stocks Close Sharply Lower on Coronavirus Worries: Wall Street ends sharply lower Friday after the number of coronavirus cases inside and outside China rises." TheStreet 2/21
  • "U.S. Stocks Hit Hard For Second Straight Session; Dow Jones Leader Closes In On Key Support Level" Investor's Business Daily 2/21
  • "Stocks slide posting weekly losses: Investors head into the weekend with lighter equity exposure" FOXBusiness 2/21
  • "Stocks, Bond Yields Drop on Worries About Coronavirus: Losses across sectors are broad; gold and government bonds rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/21
  • "Asian markets retreat amid worries of coronavirus' spread outside China: Nikkei, Hang Seng, Kospi pull back as South Korean cases spike" Associated Press 2/21
  • "European stocks drift lower as virus spread offsets data showing better economy" MarketWatch 2/21



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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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