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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft partners with Cray to run deep learning algorithms on supercomputers: Microsoft and Cray recently unveiled a collaborative work scaling the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit to run on a Cray XC50 supercomputer, getting results faster then before." TechRepublic 12:13 PM
  • "Why Is Microsoft Showing So Much Interest In Linux?" Quora 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft, Cray claim deep learning breakthrough on supercomputers" ZDNet 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal Gets EU Approval; Now the Heavy Lifting Can Begin" TheStreet 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition gets green light in Europe" V3 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft, LinkedIn Deal Cleared By EU Regulators" Investopedia 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft says LinkedIn will make Trump, Brexit, voters feel great again: We can't make this stuff up – Microsoft said this after Europe okayed its LinkedIn acquisition" The Register 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to plug skills gap with Azure training freebies" CRN UK 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out free channel traning in Azure skills drive" ComputerWeekly 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Delivers Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14986 for PC" Thurrott 7:05 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to enable cellular PCs, but will carriers bite? The company wants to offer cell plans for sale through the Windows Store, but that might not fly" IDG News Service 9:18 PM
  • "Dell EMC launches VMware-powered VxRack system with PowerEdge servers" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "How IBM Watson saved the life of a woman dying from cancer, exec says" Business Insider 1:28 PM
  • "Intel may use AMD GPUs to challenge Nvidia's rising power: Intel needs graphics power. AMD needs cash. Both need to fight Nvidia." PCWorld 7:01 AM
  • "Intel's next processor might come with AMD inside" Digital Journal 12:14 PM
  • "Intel Corporation Executive Defends Company's Big Spending Plans" The Motley Fool 7:29 AM
  • "Intel's (INTC) Management on Barclays Global TMT Conference - Brokers Conference Transcript" Seeking Alpha 5:35 PM
  • "Qualcomm's new chip may be too late as ARM server market fades: Qualcomm's Centriq 2400 server chips are based on ARM architecture, which hasn't set the server world on fire" IDG News Service 5:35 PM
  • "Qualcomm Unveils Chip to Attack Intel Server Stronghold" [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 AM
  • "Qualcomm Enters Server Sector with 10nm Centriq Chip" eWeek 8:24 PM
  • "USB-Type C solution provider Good Way to sell convertible bonds to Intel Capital" DigiTimes 6:59 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: If we could repatriate, we'd do a combination of dividends, buybacks, M&A" CNBC 7:19 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: Tech looking forward to talking with Trump [Video] CNBC Videos 7:19 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: Bringing cash back to U.S." CNBC Videos 7:20 AM
  • "Cisco's In For a Rough Time as Public Cloud Takes Over, Says JP Morgan" Barron's 1:28 PM
  • "Trump is planning to sit down with US tech leaders at a roundtable next week" Business Insider 6:56 AM
  • "Silicon Valley gets ready to meet its newest and most important customer: President DonaldĀ Trump" VentureBeat 7:29 AM
General Interest
  • "PlayStation 4 will be on sale for $250 from December 11th to December 24th" The Verge 6:53 PM
  • "Bluetooth 5's faster, longer-ranged wireless is here: The standard, that is: it'll be a few months before devices show up." Engadget 2:04 PM
  • "Pebble Is Dead, and Its Customers Are Completely Screwed" Gizmodo 12:35 PM
  • "Automated Assistants Will Soon Make a Bid for Your Finances" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:01 PM
  • "T-Mobile announces Digits: one phone number for all your devices" The Verge 11:43 AM
  • "With new 'Digits' technology, T-Mobile eyes a new target for disruption: the phone number" GeekWire 11:34 AM
  • "GE puts Amazon Alexa inside a funky table lamp" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Everysight's smartglasses give cyclists a fighter jet display" VentureBeat 8:10 AM
  • "The Future of the Chatbots: Sales" PC Magazine 7:29 AM
  • "Samsung set to remove headphone jack on Galaxy S8" Telegraph 7:10 AM
  • "YouTube's $1bn royalties are not enough, says music industry" BBC 7:01 AM
  • "Jack Dorsey has done a good job of hiring women into positions of power" Recode 7:14 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says it's 'fascinating' to see Trump use its service so often" Business Insider 6:55 AM
  • "Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack" IDG News Service 6:54 AM
  • "Privacy is theft! Dave Eggers' big-screen takedown of Google and Facebook emerges" The Register 6:52 AM
  • "Google Can Now 'Speak Emoji' on Twitter" PC Magazine 12:05 PM
  • "Is Google planning a 'marketplace' for $6 drone deliveries?" Digital Trends 7:14 AM
  • "Google makes app updates 65% smaller but twice slower" The Next Web 7:11 AM
  • "Firmware freakout sends Epson Wi-Fi printers into reset loop" The Register 6:52 AM
  • "Google Cloud Print is Turning off Epson Printers" PC Magazine 6:38 AM
  • "Sony has sold 50 million PS4s" The Verge 7:49 AM
  • "Sony to release six smartphone games to accelerate mobile drive" Reuters 6:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "True Key by Intel Security is the First Multi-Factor Authentication Password Manager to Enhance its Security with Windows Hello" Business Wire 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft releases R Server 9.0, improved Azure interface and more" GeekWire 3:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Build 2017 developer conference announced for May 10th to 12th in Seattle" The Verge 3:01 PM
  • "Microsoft schedules Build 2017 developer conference for May 10-12 in Seattle" VentureBeat 2:30 PM
  • "Microsoft developers take note: Build 2017 will be in Seattle May 10 to 12" ZDNet 1:52 PM
  • "Microsoft Dynamics 365 update to CRM partners includes unified client plans, CRM app improvements" MSDynamicsWorld 12:13 PM
  • "How to set up Windows 10 without a Microsoft account" PC Advisor 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft launches solutions for small & medium businesses" Business Standard 12:12 PM
  • "Surface Phone - will Microsoft's new smartphone come with this great feature?" Express UK 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft aiming for Project Scorpio to have a 'console price-point'" Gamezone 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft releases R Server 9.0 and free R Client 3.3.2" VentureBeat 12:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Office, Google Docs beware: This open-source startup is after your users" ZDNet 6:36 AM
  • "Lawyers who sued Uber over service animals will get $2.38M fee award" Ars Technica 6:34 PM
  • "AT&T touts Time Warner merger at U.S. Senate hearing" Reuters 4:27 PM
  • "AT&T and Time Warner accidentally argue against their own merger" The Verge 3:38 PM
  • "AT&T CEO defends Time Warner merger from critics in Congress" Ars Technica 3:32 PM
  • "How to Use Google Maps Offline" Time 2:45 PM
  • "10 tips to get the most out of Google Wifi" CNET 2:41 PM
  • "This chart shows how Amazon could become the first $1 trillion company" Business Insider 1:59 PM
  • "Neural Networks Can Now Turn a Single Photo Into a Creepy 3D Face Render" Gizmodo 1:18 PM
  • "One year later, nobody knows what Alphabet is — and that's a godsend for Google's public image problems" Business Insider 1:16 PM
  • "Softbank-Trump Meeting Means Sprint/T-Mobile Is a Done Deal: Softbank president Masayoshi Son says he'll create 50,000 new jobs, but they may just be the jobs T-Mobile already has." PC Magazine 12:05 PM
  • "Can Sprint Lure You to Stores With Pokemon?" PC Magazine 12:05 PM
  • "Mossberg: In tech, form too often trumps function/Nobody wants beige boxes, but practicality matters too." Recode 8:09 AM
  • "Python Web Frameworks" O'Reilly 7:15 AM
  • "AI and the future of design: Will machines take your job?" O'Reilly 7:15 AM
  • "Review: Comparing Google Wifi to other mesh networking heavyweights/Which should you use to drench your house in sweet, sweet Wi-Fi signals?" Ars Technica 7:02 AM
  • "The human problem with Amazon's new grocery store" Mashable 1:23 PM
  • "Amazon's Grocery Would Eliminate Thousands Of Jobs" Forbes 6:53 AM
  • "2016's Best Headphones: Bose QuietComfort 35" Wired 6:52 AM
  • "2016's Best Chromebook: HP Chromebook 13 G1" Wired 6:52 AM
  • "Sprint partners with Niantic to turn all its stores into Pokéstops" The Next Web 12:01 PM
  • "Slack and Google announce partnership focused on better integrating their services" TechCrunch 11:22 AM
  • "Mark Cuban tells Washington to let AT&T buy Time Warner, so it can compete with Google and Facebook" Recode 11:21 AM
  • "MobilityWare acquires mobile game developer Critical Hit Software" VentureBeat 11:20 AM
  • "Fitbit Buys Pebble, Crushes Kickstarter Darling's Smartwatch Dreams Into Dust" HotHardware 4:25 PM
  • "Fitbit snaps up smartwatch pioneer Pebble" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:53 AM
  • "Huawei reportedly acquires Israeli IT networking company Toga Networks for $150 million" VentureBeat 7:29 AM
  • "App integration software company SnapLogic raises $40 million" VentureBeat 7:28 AM
  • "SnapLogic snaps up another $40 million" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
  • "Belgium's Doctoranytime raises €1M" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
  • "GoDaddy's HEG buyout backed with $1.91 billion of loans" Reuters 6:38 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow zooms over 1,000 points since Trump victory" CNNMoney 2:30 PM
  • "Stocks close at new records as investors shake off Trump-inspired health-care drop: Dow tops 300-point gain in final hour of trade, then retreats" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "Dow Scores Another Record for Third Consecutive Day; S&P 500 Also Hits New High: The Dow Jones Industrial Average's winning streak continued after closing higher for the 18th time in 22 sessions. The S&P 500 also hit a new record high." TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Dow, S&P Hit Highs; Trump Comment Hammers Drug Stocks" Reuters 4:29 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Biggest One-Day Rally Since Election: Broad rally eludes health-care shares, which slide after Trump vows to cut drug prices" [Paid Membership Required] 4:28 PM
  • "Bank stocks surge as Asian markets post gains: Australian shares rise despite first drop in GDP in 5 years" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "Banks push Stoxx Europe 600 toward highest level since September: PostNL rejects bid offer; BMPS rallies" MarketWatch 8:39 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM CDT)
  • "3 Ways IT Leaders Can Deliver Business Transformation"
  • "Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in"
  • "Mid-career Decision Point: New IT Certifications?"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Firefox Is Back. It's Time to Give It a Try."
  • "Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
  • "Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
  • "After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash"
  • "How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won"
  • "The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
  • "Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy"
  • "This Former NASA Engineer Trains Geeks to Become CEOs"
  • "Westinghouse Tips Affordable 'Jeeo' Smart Plugs, Bulbs"
  • "I Wish Someone Would Spoon Me as Well as This Sleep Robot"
  • "Tesla Sues Ex-Employee for Hacking, Stealing Trade Secrets"
  • "Meet Jammy, the Modular, Digital Guitar"
  • "Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites"
  • "Save Up to 25 Percent on Select HP PCs"
  • "Zvox VoiceBuds Are (Not Quite) Hearing Aids" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
  • "Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
  • "What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
  • "U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Doom and gloom in advertising? I don't see it, says IPG boss Roth"
  • "Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
  • "Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
  • "WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
  • "Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
  • "Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
  • "PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
  • "HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
  • "Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
  • "Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"

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