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TechNN Archive: Friday, August 12, 2016
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Massive Backtrack: Extends Windows 7 And 8.1 Intel Skylake Support" Forbes 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Extends Windows 7 and 8.1 Support for Skylake Processors" Softpedia 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft does a 180 over Intel Skylake and Windows end of life dates" The Inquirer 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires gaming startup run by 18-year-old" CNNMoney 1:47 PM
  • "Microsoft: We're 'laser-focused' on preparing Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update roll-out" GSMArena 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update Is Almost Ready" Softpedia 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft starts testing Windows 10's next major update" The Verge 12:20 PM
  • "Windows 10 Insider program moves beyond Anniversary Update with new PC preview" PCWorld 12:27 PM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft launches first Redstone 2 update to Fast Ring testers" Express UK 9:04 AM
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 2 Build 14901 Brings New File Explorer Notifications" Softpedia 8:26 AM
  • "First Windows 10 Redstone 2 Build (14901) Now Available for Download" Softpedia 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Extends Windows 7, 8.1 Support Deadlines" TechWeekEurope 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 7 support U-turn: Now new Skylake PCs get security patches until 2020" TechRepublic 9:29 AM
  • "Microsoft extends Windows 7, 8.1 Skylake lifespan" bit-tech 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft backpedals on Windows 10 kill plan" PCR Online 8:53 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Microsoft backtracks on Windows 10 downgrades" IT PRO 8:42 AM
  • "Xbox One takes rare sales win from PlayStation 4 in July" Seeking Alpha 5:19 PM
  • "IBM's reputation at risk in wake of census bungle" WA Today 12:40 PM
  • "The IBM PC turns 35, can now run for president" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "IBM celebrates 30 years of innovation at Almaden Research Center" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "IBM's Watson will be used in 21 Chinese hospitals to aid cancer treatment" The Drum 12:41 PM
  • "Samsung uses IBM's brain-inspired chip to recognize gestures" The Verge 3:50 PM
  • "HP upgrades Stream laptops to take on Chromebooks" Tech Central 8:10 AM
  • "HP's affordable Stream laptops get updated with faster Wi-Fi and colorful shells" TechShout 8:10 AM
  • "HP offers Stream 14, a budget laptop for under Rs 15,000" The Asian Age 8:09 AM
  • "HP Elite x3 ads, Workspace app pop up to 'reinvent mobility'" SlashGear 8:09 AM
  • "HP leaks some details on Intel's Kaby Lake and Apollo Lake chips: Intel's Skylake successor Kaby Lake, described in a maintenance document for the upcoming Pavilion x360 m1 laptop, will be capable of DirectX 12 gaming" IDG News Service 5:31 PM
  • "Intel Reinvents Itself To Stay King In A Changing World" Wired 8:06 AM
  • "Intel Atom is dead! Long live Atom for IoT, cars!" SlashGear 8:02 AM
  • "AMD ZEN Engineering Sample AOS - Further Performance Analysis" The Guru 3D 7:59 AM
  • "AMD Downgrades ARM Strategy For Servers" CDR Info 8:00 AM
  • "AMD revisits x86 for server reboot, downgrading ARM" Tech Central 7:59 AM
  • "When to Expect When Cisco Reports Q4 Earnings" TheStreet 2:40 PM
  • "How Could Cisco's Security Segment Perform in Fiscal 4Q16?" Market Realist 2:39 PM
  • "Oracle targets B2B marketers with a new trove of audience data: B2B marketing lists need to be tested for contact-level accuracy, one analyst warns" IDG News Service 5:36 PM
General Interest
  • "Samsung press invite hints at IFA debut for Gear S3 smartwatch: No confirmation, but tons of rumors and precedent for a reveal at the German trade show." Engadget 5:41 PM
  • "There's already an Android phone with 8GB of RAM on the way" BGR 6:29 PM
  • "Samsung may not make the high-performance Note 7 everyone wanted" BGR 5:36 PM
  • "Most of the companies similar to Box and Dropbox will be gone in 2 years - Gartner" Tech Insider 2:40 PM
  • "Minecraft Headed to Oculus Rift Next Week" PC Magazine 2:28 PM
  • "Toshiba Begins to Sample eMLC-Based ZD6300 7.68 TB SSDs to Customers" AnandTech 1:16 PM
  • "Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris quits" VentureBeat 12:31 PM
  • "Russia fines Google $6.75 million for preinstalling apps on Android" The Verge 12:21 PM
  • "Beta Testers 'Explore Interests' in Google Now" PC Magazine 11:53 AM
  • "Encrypted, Obfuscated Malware Slips Into Google Play" SecurityWeek 8:07 AM
  • "How Facebook's attack on ad blockers screws publishers" VentureBeat 3:53 PM
  • "Adblock Plus says open source developers will fight for users' right to block ads on Facebook" BetaNews 3:48 PM
  • "Facebook starts to take more notice of your preferences to personalize your newsfeed" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "Has Facebook outsmarted Adblock Plus in cat-and-mouse ad blocking game?" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "Ad blockers find a way to circumvent Facebook's ad blocking circumvention" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note7 will get Android 7.0 Nougat soon" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "Amazon Takes Shot At Microsoft And IBM With Its Latest Analytics Service" Forbes 12:42 PM
  • "Amazon's 'Prime Air' Boeing 767 Takes Its Maiden Flight" InformationWeek 11:55 AM
  • "AWS Launches Simple Analytics Service On Kinesis Data" InformationWeek 11:54 AM
  • "Amazon's new UK distribution center to create 500 jobs in 2017" Reuters 11:51 AM
  • "Saleswhale is a software platform to help sales teams run more efficiently" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "Spotify now has a gaming section, including soundtracks and playlists" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Rumor: T-Mobile Drops HTC 10 After 3 Months" PC Magazine 11:53 AM
  • "Millions of Volkswagens can be broken into with a wireless hack" PCWorld 12:28 PM
Press Releases
  • "Users Benefit From New Windows 10 Compatible EzCheckprinting & EzCheckpersonal Software Bundle" PRWeb 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle Launches Largest B2B Audience Data Marketplace" PRNewswire 7:58 AM
  • "Research and Markets - Global Hybrid Cloud Services Market CAGR Growth of 19.8% by 2020 - Trends, Technologies & Opportunities Report 2016-2020 - Key Vendors: Vmware, AVnet, Cisco" PRNewswire 7:48 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows Phone loses MyFitnessPal, future fate uncertain" Pocketnow 9:16 PM
  • "Hard Drive Full? Here's How to Save Space in Windows 10" LAPTOP Magazine 3:51 PM
  • "Following Google, Microsoft expands right-to-be-forgotten filtering for Bing in Europe" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns" InformationWeek 11:55 AM
  • "How to stream audio over Bluetooth in Windows 10" Windows Central 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Carrier Billing for Users in the UK and Italy" Softpedia 8:56 AM
  • "Windows 10 Users Want Tabs in File Explorer, Microsoft Says It's Looking Into It" Softpedia 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Gives Users New Way to Help Improve Windows 10 Edge Browser" Softpedia 8:42 AM
  • "More details on rumored Microsoft Surface desktops appear" Network World 9:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 could fix the laptop's biggest problem" Express UK 8:37 AM
  • "Download All August Windows Security Updates Packed in a Single ISO Image" Softpedia 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Patches Flaw Related to 'Malicious Butler' Attack" SecurityWeek 8:39 AM
  • "How to Offline Scan using Windows Defender" The Inquirer 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's Answer to Twitch Puts Viewers in Control" Tom's Guide 9:28 AM
  • "Microsoft buys game-streaming site, will integrate features into its games" Ars Technica UK 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires Beam to improve Xbox games" Live Mint 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft just bought a company that live streams games to boost Xbox" CNBC 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft targets Beam Interactive for live streaming partnership" The Drum 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Interactive Live-Streaming Service" Click 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires interactive streaming specialist Beam" bit-tech 8:58 AM
  • "Beam Steaming Service Acquired By Microsoft, What is the Plan?" SegementNext 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft buys Beam for Xbox interactive livestreaming" SlashGear 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Flow for Android begins public beta" Neowin 8:33 AM
  • "Xbox One Outsold PS4 In July, Microsoft Expects It Will Do So Again In August" SegementNext 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Xbox One outsold Sony's PS4 in July" GSMArena 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Store locations to open in Nashville and Boca Raton" Windows Central 8:29 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Forty U.S. Companies Sign on to EU Data Protection Agreement: Successor to Safe Harbor pact lets companies transfer data on European citizens to servers in U.S" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:35 PM
  • "Russia Fines Google $6.8M for Android App Bundling" PC Magazine 11:53 AM
  • "Pakistan passes controversial cyber-crime law" Reuters 11:51 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "BlackBerry DTEK50 Review: A Secure Android Phone on the Cheap" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:57 PM
  • "Notebook shipments are 'healthier', says TrendForce" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "New Internet assigned number authority org set up amid internet handover controversy" PCWorld 12:27 PM
  • "7Sensors Grow Box will automatically care for your plants, from produce to pot" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "IDC: Global Public Cloud Services Will Reach $195 Billion By 2020" InformationWeek 11:56 AM
  • "From Bill Gates to Jeff Bezos, here are 13 ways introvert CEOs made billions" London loves Business 8:31 AM
  • "Cybersecurity skills crisis creating vulnerabilities" Network World 8:07 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Tepper's Appaloosa Buys Western Digital, Axes Delta and Facebook" Bloomberg 9:07 PM
  • "Firefly Games raises $10 million to make Hollywood-based mobile games" VentureBeat 12:31 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks post modest weekly gains; Nasdaq hits record: Weak data on retail sales, wholesale prices weigh on the benchmarks" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Close Mixed as Crude Enjoys Best Weekly Gain Since April: Stocks ended the day mixed, coming off of the worst of the session's lows, after another increase in crude prices gave oil the best weekly close since April." TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Stiocks end mixed as Nasdaq sets new closing high" USA Today 4:02 PM
  • "Oil Climbs in Volatile Trading, Propped up by Weaker Dollar: Oil prices rose about 1 percent in choppy trading on Friday, a day after its biggest gains in a month, as a weaker denominating currency, the U.S. dollar, helped support crude." Reuters 11:41 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip After Hitting Record Highs: S&P, Dow end week slightly higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Asian stocks come out strong after record day for U.S. indexes: Stocks rose sharply across the board in Asia on Friday, catching an updraft from record highs in the U.S. that offset disappointing economic news from China." MarketWatch 9:34 AM
  • "European stocks finish lower after lackluster U.S. retail data: European stocks ended a choppy session in the red on Friday after weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales cast doubt on the health of the world's largest economy." MarketWatch 11:36 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 3:50 PM; no changes since 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Tech Adoption: Think Value, not Resistance"
  • "2017 Year in Review – Exponential Automation"
New York Times (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "Apple Adds Another Show to Its Growing Streaming Stable"
  • "Right and Left React to the F.C.C.'s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules"
  • "You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren't So Sure"
  • "Life on the Meme Council: Meet the Internet's Gatekeepers"
PC Magazine (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "BlackBerry World App Store Is Shutting Down"
  • "Why Engineering Students Should Consider Hacking Healthcare"
  • "Does the End of Net Neutrality Mean I Need a VPN?"
  • "Don't Miss These Great PS4, Amazon Gift Card Deals"
  • "Facebook Snooze Lets You Mute Friends for 30 Days"
  • "What Music Is Popular in Miami, Tokyo? Just Ask Alexa"
  • "In Memoriam: The Tech That Died in 2017"
  • "Exclusive: Check Out the Terrible State of US ISP Competition"
  • "Company of Heroes 2 Is Free in the Humble Store"
  • "Google Adds New Travel Planning Features for Bargain Hunters" ...
Reuters (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder"
  • "Factbox: Bitcoin futures contracts at CME and Cboe"
  • "Elliott takes 6.5 percent stake in Akamai"
  • "False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics"
  • "U.S. Justice Department, AT&T settlement talks failed: court filing"
  • "Facebook defends itself against critics of social media"
  • "Blockchain consortium Hyperledger loses members, funding: documents"
  • "EU agrees clampdown on bitcoin platforms to tackle money laundering"
  • "Exclusive: FCC plans to fine Sinclair $13.3 million over undisclosed commercials"
  • "France's Umalis Group to allow billing in bitcoins"
ZDNet (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "Net Neutrality is gone. Welcome to the Biased Net"
  • "Google shutting down Project Tango in March 2018"
  • "BlackBerry officially ends support for Priv, outlines BB10 plans"
  • "Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000)"
  • "Get a lifetime subscription to Fleeq for $49"
  • "Netflix is watching you. We're all watching you"
  • "The real battle for net neutrality begins: The people v. FCC"
  • "Yes, that Netflix tweet is creepy — and raises serious privacy questions"


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