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TechNN Archive: Thursday, January 12, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft employees sue over PTSD after company required them to watch child porn and murder" Neowin 7:01 AM
  • "Former child porn moderators claim Microsoft failed to treat their PTSD: Ex-employees were also responsible for reviewing murders, bestiality, and other gruesome content" The Verge 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Being Sued by Online Moderators, Who Say Watching Violent Images Gave Them PTSD" Time 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft sued by former employees, who've failed to receive PTSD treatment post profane content moderation" The Tech Portal 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Forced Its Employees To Watch Child Porn, And Now They're Suing For Trauma" IndiaTimes 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft says that its investigating the release of Windows 10 Mobile build 14998" Neowin 11:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Revamps Windows 10's Privacy Settings in Creators Update" eWeek 6:57 AM
  • "Madrona appoints Microsoft's former developer division chief as managing partner" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Intermedia Lands Three Microsoft Execs, Revamps Sales Structure As It Aims To Become A $400M Player" CRN 7:35 AM
  • "HP to Gain on PC Stabilization, Apple Bounces Back" Barron's 2:48 PM
  • "Dell Canvas vs Microsoft Surface Studio Specs and Features: Dell Releases Touchscreen Monitor Similar to Microsoft Offering; Cost is Almost Half as Surface Studio" Mobile and Apps 7:09 AM
  • "Intel's Latest NUC Costs $232 Including Windows 10" PC Magazine 7:15 AM
  • "Intel Releases Study Showing High Awareness Of Driverless Cars" VR-Zone 7:15 AM
  • "Here's How AMD Delievers 2X Usable Graphic Memory Using High Bandwidth Cache" MobiPicker 7:10 AM
  • "IBM Watson Health, FDA Partner to Further Cancer Research" Zacks 6:12 PM
  • "IBM bets on the blockchain to keep your medical data safe" ZDNet 11:53 AM
  • "IBM: Hm, medical record security... security... Got it – we need blockchains/Big Blue pretty sure it can sell more Watson boxes if this works" The Register 7:20 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Supercomputer Will Use Blockchain Tech To Secure Patient Data" iTech Post 7:21 AM
  • "IBM Leads as U.S. Patents Rebound: U.S. patent office, IBM hit record highs" EE Times 7:22 AM
  • "IBM, FDA Look to Blockchain to Secure Health Records" Light Reading 7:25 AM
  • "IBM Watson Health and FDA to Use Blockchain for Secure Exchange of Healthcare Data" Coinspeaker 7:25 AM
  • "IBM Goes Head On Against Goldman Sachs In The Divisional Round" Seeking Alpha 7:25 AM
  • "Cisco v. Arista patent and copyright infringement cases see conflicting rulings at ITC, N.D. Cal." IP Watchdog 7:11 AM
  • "GeForce GTX 1080 Ti announced at PAX March 10th?" The Guru of 3D 7:15 AM
  • "This fake security email tries to make your PC part of a botnet" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "The PC Market Has Now Declined for Five Years" Thurrott 10:16 AM
General Interest
  • "Alphabet's Eric Schmidt heads to Trump Tower (again)" TechCrunch 3:18 PM
  • "Blizzard bans 10,000 Overwatch 'nuking' cheaters in South Korea" VentureBeat 1:20 PM
  • "Data from wearables can predict disease" The Verge 1:08 PM
  • "Amazon announces U.S. hiring spree" Reuters 12:05 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch will be available for limited pre-orders" Social Barrel 11:54 AM
  • "Samsung foldable phone could become reality this year, finally: The phone will have a flexible display that folds open into a 7-inch tablet, according to a report from Korea." CNET 10:36 AM
  • "Curve adds instant cashback to mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app" TechCrunch 10:32 AM
  • "The autonomous Lily drone is dead and buyers are being offered refunds" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "Amazon is confusing Londoners by changing the name of Westminster Tube" The Verge 7:04 AM
  • "Facebook is working on ways to read thoughts, job adverts suggest" Telegraph 7:06 AM
  • "Facebook Unveils Ambitious Project to Clean Up News Feeds" eWeek 6:58 AM
  • "Google sets RAISR to work: Hi-res images now hog less Google+ mobile bandwidth" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Alphabet says balloons beat drones for internet delivery: The Google parent has shut down its Titan project" IDG News Service 6:53 AM
  • "Google kills off its Project Titan broadband drones: Where do you go to my dronely?" The Inquirer 6:57 AM
  • "Google confirms end of internet drone project" BBC 6:54 AM
  • "HTC outs an always listening, dual-screen smartphone with its own AI assistant" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "HTC's new flagship phone has AI and a second screen, but no headphone jack: The 5.7-inch U Ultra ushers in a new all-glass design at a distinctly premium $749 price" The Verge 7:06 AM
  • "HTC announces U Ultra and U Play: The best of HTC available for pre-sale today" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "HTC's 'U Ultra' flagship phone pairs AI with a secondary screen/Also on deck: the more modest HTC U Play." Engadget 6:58 AM
  • "HTC phones tell users to wrap up warm" BBC 6:54 AM
  • "HTC's new Hail Mary: Two U phones with novel ideas" BGR 6:53 AM
  • "HTC U Ultra official with 5.7in screen, AI smarts and USB-C audio" The Inquirer 6:57 AM
  • "Android Wear 2.0 to launch next month as devs warned to update apps: Imminent rollout hints that Google's AI-focused smartwatches are coming" The Inquirer 6:57 AM
  • "Android Wear 2.0 will finally arrive in early February: Google revealed the info in its letter to app developers." Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Verizon boosts top FiOS speeds to 750Mbps, has multi-gigabit in works: New FiOS speed tier coming to NYC, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Boston." Ars Technica 6:50 AM
  • "Drone crashed into Seattle's Space Needle on New Year's Eve: Video shows drone diving full-speed at topmost platform, full of NYE pyrotechnics." Ars Technica 6:50 AM
  • "Lloyds' online banking problems enter second day" BBC 6:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Sacem and IBM Join Forces to Deliver New Global Online Music Copyright Management Platform" PR Newswire 7:21 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with cross-device Cortana suggestions, Edge tab sharing" VentureBeat 7:48 PM
  • "Microsoft improves Cortana, Edge and Mobile in Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15007" PCWorld 7:47 PM
  • "Need to Change a Shift? Microsoft StaffHub Can Help" PC Magazine 6:48 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out second Windows 10 Creators Update test build in a week" ZDNet 6:48 PM
  • "Clone wars: Wrestler sues Microsoft over Gears of War character" The Register 6:24 PM
  • "Tip: Review Your Microsoft Account's Privacy Settings" Thurrott 11:54 AM
  • "Xbox One Project Scorpio news: Microsoft tease new updates following price hints" Daily Star 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft cans pay-as-you-go Azure for new MPSA licensees: Aimed at small customers, kicks off in February" The Register 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's Lumia 435 is now available for $28.75 unlocked" Neowin 7:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile build 14998 rolls out to Fast ring - but you probably shouldn't install it" Neowin 7:00 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Trump's Potential FDA Pick Attended McAfee For President Fundraiser" BuzzFeed 9:00 PM
  • "FDA warns connected cardiac devices vulnerable to hacking" Mashable 4:11 PM
  • "This Is What Trump's CIA Pick Thinks About Encrypted Messaging Apps: Rep. Mike Pompeo says strong encryption in personal communications shouldn't be used as the basis for surveillance. But..." BuzzFeed 12:39 PM
  • "New DoE guidelines stand for scientific integrity over politics: Updated policies give employees a way to fight back against suppression of inconvenient truths." Engadget 10:42 AM
  • "China investigates Bitcoin exchanges, currency bombs" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "Facebook is censoring posts in Thailand that the government has deemed unsuitable" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "FBI withdrew national security letter after Cloudflare lawsuit" ZDNet 7:02 AM
  • "FCC Commissioner Vows to Ignore Staff's 'Serious Concerns' About Net Neutrality and AT&T" Gizmodo 6:56 AM
  • "Trump's push for cyber defense is sorely needed, experts say: Trump vows to recruit top technology minds for a 'hacking defense' report within 90 days after he takes office" IDG News Service 6:48 AM
  • "MEPs vote on robots' legal status - and if a kill switch is required" BBC 6:47 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "People, not technology, drive innovation" BetaNews 1:21 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch: 6 questions to be answered" Telegraph 11:54 AM
  • "How to Make Any Video Play Perfectly on Your Smartphone" Gizmodo 10:42 AM
  • "Dear Wirecutter: What's a Good Car Entertainment Setup for Kids?" The Wirecutter 10:17 AM
  • "451 Research: Containers A $2.7 Billion Market By 2020/451 Research sees containers filling a more prominent role in the cloud technologies market by 2020; the container ecosystem growing fast." InformationWeek 7:46 AM
  • "Opera challenges the way we view the web with Neon 'concept' Browser" The Inquirer 7:16 AM
  • "ASRock Z270 Gaming K6 Fatal1ty review - A motherboard tested" The Guru of 3D 7:16 AM
  • "What is the best cheap replacement for a desktop running Windows Vista? Windows Vista reaches the end of its life on 11 April. John wants to buy a new PC to replace his slow 10-year-old Acer Aspire." The Guardian 7:10 AM
  • "Marvin the Paranoid Android preferred over 'happy' robots: Happy, shiny robots just plain creepy, claim researchers" The Inquirer 7:02 AM
  • "Amazon didn't kill Macy's. Macy's did.: A case study in the risks of complacency." Recode 7:00 AM
  • "On the Trail of Autonomous Cars at CES 2017" eWeek 6:57 AM
  • "HTC U Ultra hands-on review: Eye-catching design and software potential leaves us wanting more" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "RadPad gets acquired by LandLord Station after nearly shutting down" TechCrunch 6:09 PM
  • "Daimler leads $17.2M round in rolling delivery drone startup Starship Technologies" TechCrunch 11:54 AM
  • "East Ventures raises $27.5M seed fund for Southeast Asia, its fifth to date" TechCrunch 11:48 AM
  • "Roambee adds $3.1M and a partner to help businesses monitor assets in real-time" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "VC activity plunges in final months of 2016" ZDNet 7:02 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq snaps 7-day win streak as stocks cool before earning season/Analyst: 'Trump presidency is unlikely to be a one-way bet'" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "A Nasdaq Record Abruptly Ended on Thursday: Financials and tech didn't help." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Nasdaq win streak ends at 7 days as stocks dip: Stocks dipped Thursday but finished off early, sharp lows, giving back gains from the day before." Associated Press 4:08 PM
  • "Financial Shares Drag Down U.S. Stocks: Several major U.S. banks are slated to report earnings Friday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Asian markets off to the races, hoping Trump will reveal stimulus details" MarketWatch 7:57 AM
  • "European stocks trim gains after Trump comments send drug stocks lower" MarketWatch 7:58 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 12:10 PM CST)
  • "The 6 Biggest Challenges Facing DevOps"
New York Times (Checked 12:10 PM; no changes since 6:50 AM CST)
  • "Once Cozy With Silicon Valley, Democrats Grow Wary of Tech Giants"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:10 PM CST)
  • "Acer Tips $349 Convertible Chromebook Spin 11"
  • "Get 50 Percent Off Liquid Web Managed WordPress Plans"
  • "Xbox Game Pass Now Includes Exclusive Xbox Games at Launch"
  • "Samsung's New 860 Pro SSD Maxes Out at 4TB for $1,900"
  • "Android 8.1 Oreo Adds Public Wi-Fi Speed Testing"
  • "How to Take Great Photos With Apple's iPhone X"
  • "Facebook Invents New Unit of Time"
  • "World's First 512GB MicroSDXC Card Launches February"
Reuters (Updated 12:10 PM CST)
  • "Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law"
  • "Google gets into audiobooks as rivalry with Amazon heats up"
  • "Twitter COO Noto jumps ship to head online lender SoFi"
  • "Netflix shares hit record high after blockbuster results"
  • "KKR-backed cyber firm Optiv expands into Europe with deals in mind"
  • "Uber CEO says relationship with ex-chief Kalanick 'fine but strained'"
  • "Musk to get no salary unless Tesla hits milestones"
  • "Apple launches HomePod voice speaker, taking on Google, Amazon"
  • "Snapchat to let users share stories outside the app"
  • "U.S. cloud-computing failure could spur up to $19 billion in losses: Lloyd's"
ZDNet (Updated 12:10 PM CST)
  • "Amazon Go: The impact on human jobs, retail innovation, Amazon's bottom line"
  • "Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X battery could wear out in about 18 months"
  • "Make BI applications more intuitive with search like GUI"
  • "Will Apple's HomePod make it in a crowded smart speaker market?"
  • "Apple's HomePod available Feb. 9, pre-orders start this Friday"
  • "Fake cryptocurrency scam delivers ransomware - and more malware when you pay up"
  • "Too mainstream for criminals, bitcoin is losing its ransomware appeal"
  • "Snoopers could eavesdrop on Tinder photos and swipes says security company"


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