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TechNN Archive: Saturday, May 13, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft patches Windows XP to fight 'WannaCrypt' attacks: Support for the OS ended three years ago but yesterday's infection spurred the 'unusual' step." Engadget 6:38 AM
  • "Microsoft sends out a Windows XP patch to block new ransomware" TechRadar UK 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft: Ransomware Targets Out-of-Date PCs Only" Thurrott 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft patches Windows 8, XP, and Server 2003 to combat 'WannaCry' ransomware attack" Neowin 4:31 PM
  • "Microsoft issues 'highly unusual' Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack" The Verge 2:03 PM
  • "Microsoft Build 2017: Hands on with Kodisoft's interactive table running Windows 10 IoT Core" Neowin 10:51 AM
  • "The Latest: Microsoft Shifts Policy, Now Makes Fixes Free" Associated Press 9:05 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't: Deep learning makes all the difference." Engadget 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft's Apps Problem Has Never Been More Dire" Gizmodo 4:09 PM
  • "Microsoft's Fluent Design System is coming to Windows 10 Mobile too" Windows Central 9:51 PM
  • "Upcoming generation of Intel processors to allegedly include a Core i9" Neowin 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's Future Is About Much More Than PCs" Time 5/12
  • "Did unpatched Microsoft exploit lead to massive NHS ransomware attack?" CRN UK 5/12
  • "Microsoft calls for greater developer support" ComputerWeekly 5/12
  • "7 Biggest Things You Missed From Microsoft Build 2017" Tom's Guide 5/12
  • "The Windows Store is looking a lot like the future of Windows" The Verge 5/12
  • "Microsoft's Fall Creators Update: Windows 10's next update" IT PRO 5/12
  • "After Windows 10 S, Microsoft Is Now Trying to Make Windows 10 IoT a Big Hit Too" Softpedia 5/12
  • "Microsoft Timeline and Pick Up Where I Left Off reach beyond Windows" Ars Technica UK 5/12
  • "Star Trek Bridge Crew Adding IBM Watson's VR Speech Sandbox" PC Magazine 5/12
  • "IBM Watson Boldly Goes Into VR With New Star Trek Game" Fortune 5/12
  • "HP laptops covertly log user keystrokes, researchers warn" Ars Technica UK 5/12
  • "HP 'Keylogger' a Mistake, is Already Fixed" Thurrott 5/12
  • "NEC, Dell EMC bring network virtualization to enterprise environments" Financial Newa 5/12
  • "Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack" Bizcommunity 5/12
  • "Samsung, Intel Back U.S. Regulator's Suit Against Qualcomm: Companies say Qualcomm used its dominant position in cellphone chips to force customers to accept unfair terms" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/12
  • "Intel catches a break in AVM patent troll case" The Inquirer 5/12
  • "AMD's Ryzen CPUs are getting cheaper as retailers jostle for sales" TechRadar UK 5/12
  • "AMD Ryzen price war breaks out online" V3 5/12
  • "AMD Zen Enterprise Roadmap Shows 48-core CPUs in 2018" Guru3D 5/12
  • "AMD Schedules Press Event for Computex, With Vega the Most Likely Topic" Digital Trends 5/12
  • "Cisco reveals plans to buy AI biz MindMeld" IT PRO 5/12
General Interest
  • "Singapore university breaches reveal wider attack surface to safeguard" ZDNet 9:39 PM
  • "Android O To Make Software Updates Easier And Faster For OEMs" HotHardware 4:54 PM
  • "With New Digital Tools, Even Nonexperts Can Wage Cyberattacks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:39 PM
  • "Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware 'by accident'" BBC 12:15 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Major Privacy Flaw – It Won't Allow You To Block People" Social Barrel 6:38 AM
  • "Project Treble could help streamline the development and release of future Android updates" Neowin 6:38 AM
  • "More leaks show the OnePlus 5 will have one crucial feature" BGR 6:35 AM
  • "Las Vegas taps AI for cybersecurity help" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "Extortionists Mount Global Cyber Attack With 'Ransomware'" Bloomberg Video 5/12
  • "Hackers exploit stolen U.S. spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack" Reuters 5/12
  • "Leaked NSA Malware Is Helping Hijack Computers Around The World" The Intercept 5/12
  • "Don't fall for this computer virus scam! The U.S. government is cracking down on scammers that lure people: particularly elderly people: into spending hundreds of dollars on virus protection software they don't need." CNNMoney 5/12
  • "NSA tools at center of ransomware attacks hitting UK hospitals: report" Mashable 5/12
  • "How to make and send selfie stickers in Google Allo" PCWorld 5/12
  • "Google Maps now uses Street View to show you exactly where to make turns" The Verge 5/12
  • "Google will create custom emoji from your selfies in Allo" BetaNews 5/12
  • "Google is using neural networks to turn your selfies into cartoon stickers" ZDNet 5/12
  • "Facebook cleans up News Feeds by reducing links to 'low quality', clickbait content" BetaNews 5/12
  • "Facebook kicks off Mother's Day weekend with flower reactions, cards, stickers, masks and more" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "Twitch promotes unity and diversity among its broadcasters" VentureBeat 5/12
  • "Samsung returns to Tizen for the Z4, only its fourth smartphone to use the OS" VentureBeat 5/12
  • "Samsung Electronics creates new contract chip manufacturing division" Reuters 5/12
  • "Twitter CFO thinks WH press briefings via Twitter are a great idea!" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "Sprint, SoftBank start early deal talks over T-Mobile: BBG" Reuters 5/12
  • "Elon Musk's underground traffic tunnel looks like hyperspace" Engadget 5/12
  • "Judge Denies Uber's Motion for Private Arbitration" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/12
  • "U.S. judge calls for criminal probe into trade secrets theft raised in Uber case" Reuters 5/12
  • "Waymo lawsuit against Uber over trade secrets theft referred to criminal prosecutors" ZDNet 5/12
  • "Waymo's claims of trade secret theft could result in criminal case" TechCrunch 5/12
Press Releases
  • "IBM Hiring Managers Share Advice for New Collar Job Seekers" PRNewswire 5/12
  • "IBM Blockchain Experts to speak at K(NO)W Identity Conference" PRNewswire 5/12
  • "Customers Rapidly Adopting Oracle's New Security Cloud Services" PRNewswire 5/12
Microsoft
  • "I finally believe in Microsoft's mixed reality vision: Using HoloLens and Acer headsets in a shared environment is fascinating." Engadget 5/12
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Surface Noise" Wired 5/12
  • "Thinking About the Fluent Design System" Thurrott 5/12
  • "Build 2017: Microsoft promises a turnkey globally distributed database service, Azure Cosmos DB" TechRepublic 5/12
  • "Microsoft Touts Features of Windows 10 Fall Update at Build Conference" CIO Today 5/12
  • "Microsoft's Outlook Mail app will soon get the Fluent Design treatment" OnMSFT 5/12
  • "Want to know more about Microsoft's Fluent Design System? This Dev Center site will get you started" OnMSFT 5/12
  • "Microsoft says Xbox is growing in profitability and monetizes far more than other gaming networks" MSPoweruser 5/12
  • "Halo Studio Head Leaves To Work On Microsoft's Mixed Reality" Upload VR 5/12
  • "Microsoft's new VR controllers will be great—until SteamVR 'Knuckles' arrive" Ars Technica UK 5/12
  • "Replacing VR and AR with 'mixed reality' is good for Microsoft and bad for the rest of us" The Verge 5/12
  • "Here's what your PC needs to run Windows 10's Mixed Reality VR" PCWorld 5/12
  • "The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features" PCWorld 5/12
  • "Microsoft Not Planning the Browser Feature That'd Make Edge a Chrome Killer" Softpedia 5/12
  • "Windows Subsystem for Linux welcomes Suse and Fedora options" InfoWorld 5/12
  • "Cheat sheet: The must-know Excel 2016 features" InfoWorld 5/12
  • "Hands on with Microsoft's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop" PCWorld 5/12
  • "How to customize Game Bar keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10" PCWorld 5/12
  • "Windows 10 on ARM Runs All Win32 Apps Unmodified" PC Magazine 5/12
  • "Cortana Turned Into a Holographic Assistant" PC Magazine 5/12
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft reveals new look for its flagship OS" ZDNet 5/12
Government/Law/Politics
  • ": FCC Chairman Is Laughing at Americans Who Don't Want to Kill the Open Internet" Gizmodo 7:35 PM
  • "Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale" BBC 9:29 AM
  • "Waymo's Case Against Uber and Anthony Levandowski Takes a Criminal Turn" Wired 5/12
  • "Samsung joins the fray, supports FTC against Qualcomm: 'directly harmed' in two capacities" Foss Patents 5/12
  • "Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend next week's Microsoft CEO Summit" OnMSFT 5/12
  • "UK hospitals hit with massive ransomware attack" The Verge 5/12
  • "UK health service hit by ransomware, amid possible global attack on systems" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "US government is reviewing whether to use Kaspersky software, because Russia" BetaNews 5/12
  • "Intelligence Officials Warn of Continued Russia Cyberthreats" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/12
  • "A Robot Revolution, This Time in China" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/12
  • "Foreign business groups push for delay in controversial China cyber law" Reuters 5/12
  • "Thailand gives Facebook until Tuesday to remove 'illegal' content" Reuters 5/12
  • "Germany adopts self-driving vehicles law" Reuters 5/12
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The rise of the tweenage vlogger" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "Sleep it off: What you can and can't learn from sleep tracking wearables/Most wearables can track sleep, but will you learn anything useful from them?" Ars Technica 6:41 AM
  • "How to Protect Yourself as Ransomware Attack Spreads Around the Globe" Consumer Reports 5/12
  • "Snap earnings 'miss' shows misreading of analyst 'expectations'" Reuters 5/12
  • "Snap: Forget Google and Twitter. Maybe It's More Like Apple/Following Snap's less than stellar earnings report, one analyst says: 'Snap reminds us of Apple in its younger days.'" Barron's 5/12
  • "I, Cringely Trump's 2016 Big Data political arms race" I, Cringely 5/12
  • "Belgian scientists turn polluted air into hydrogen fuel" Engadget 5/12
  • "Self-driving cars could soon be cheaper and easier to build" Engadget 5/12
  • "Robotic exo-shorts safely twist old folks out of falls" Engadget 5/12
  • "The nasty new Jaff ransomware demands $3,700 payments" PCWorld 5/12
  • "Here's how the laptop ban works on flights to the US" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet (Broadwell) Laptop Review" TweakTown 5/12
  • "D-Link would like you to forget about its lax security" Engadget 5/12
  • "Is multi-cloud architecture just a fad? [Q&A] BetaNews 5/12
  • "SpotCam Sense Pro HD review: expanding the idea of home monitoring" PCWorld 5/12
  • "Password managers: The good, the bad, and the ugly" PCWorld 5/12
  • "How Avis Budget Group approaches innovation, business, IoT, smart cities" ZDNet 5/12
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Bloomberg: Sprint and T-Mobile are talking about a merger again/Sprint says it has no problem letting T-Mobile run their joint efforts." Engadget 6:38 AM
  • "Google Acquires Owlchemy Labs For VR Content" Seeking Alpha 5/12
  • "Magic Leap Could Be Looking at an $8 Billion Valuation: Despite its critics, the secretive startup is raising more cash in its quest to be the Apple of augmented reality." Backchannel 5/12
  • "Gorilla Glass maker Corning gets $200 million from Apple's US manufacturing investment fund" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "UK startup Improbable raises $502 million to build huge virtual simulations" The Verge 5/12
  • "On-demand delivery startup Jinn locates $10M in further funding" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "SoftBank investing $5 billion in China ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing" Reuters 5/12
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Dow post first weekly loss in nearly a month: J.C. Penney, latest retailer to disappoint, tumbles after results" MarketWatch 5/12
  • "Wall Street Mixed as Rash of Weak Retail Earnings Continues" TheStreet 5/12
  • "Wall Street Falls, Department Stores Take a Drubbing" Reuters 5/12
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Economic Data Disappoints: Inflation, retail sales data also weigh on the dollar and Treasury yields" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/12
  • "Asian markets pull back after weak earnings in U.S.: Stock markets across Asia closed broadly lower on Friday, tracking overnight weakness in Europe and the U.S. amid disappointing earnings reports." MarketWatch 5/12
  • "European stocks log small gain as Vivendi, AstraZenera rally: Europe's benchmark stock index managed to squeeze out a small gain after a choppy session on Friday, with an advance for French media company Vivendi SA and U.K. drug giant AstraZeneca PLC helping to push the benchmark higher for the week." MarketWatch 5/12



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InformationWeek (Updated 12:45 PM CDT)
  • "Digital Transformation Myths and How They Hold You Back"
  • "What Analytics Pros Need to Know about GDPR"
New York Times (Updated 12:45 PM CDT)
  • "The Surprising New PC Innovator? Microsoft"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:45 PM CDT)
  • "Kaspersky's Free Antivirus Software Rolling Out Worldwide"
  • "Elon Musk Shows Off The Boring Company Car Elevator"
  • "USB 3.2 Uses Same Cables, Doubles Data Rates"
  • "Nintendo Switch Sales Surpass 4.7 Million"
  • "Readers' Choice Awards 2017: Printers"
  • "Nebula Mars Is a Portable Theater-Grade Cinema Projector"
  • "Phanteks' Evolv Shift X Is an Extremely Tall, Thin PC Case"
Reuters (Updated 12:45 PM CDT)
  • "Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring"
  • "Facebook funds Harvard effort to fight election hacking, propaganda"
  • "Foxconn to announce new U.S. manufacturing plant: source"
  • "Luxury firms' online battle boosted by EU court adviser's Coty stance"
  • "Russian held over bitcoin laundering linked to BTC-e exchange: sources"
  • "Berlusconi aide meets Telecom Italia deputy chairman: source"
  • "Hedge fund Third Point bets on Alibaba, again"
  • "Reliance's 'free' JioPhone shakes up cheap end of India's billion-strong market"
  • "Milan prosecutors launch investigation into UniCredit's cyber breach: sources"
  • "Investment in UK fintech tops pre-Brexit levels in first half of 2017"
ZDNet (Updated 12:50 PM CDT)
  • "New Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build adds Cortana voice commands, phone-PC linking"
  • "Security flaw in 3G, 4G LTE networks lets hackers track phone locations"
  • "Microsoft joins Kubetnetes group as platinum member"
  • "Cochlear and Apple team up for cochlear implant sound processor"
  • "AI, destroyer or savior? Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg trade insults"
  • "OpenText to acquire Guidance Software for $222 million"
  • "Microsoft previews new Azure Container Instance service on Linux"
  • "Google Consulting could be Indian IT's new, great threat in its own backyard"


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