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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft reports 'huge demand' for Surface Hub in the UK, expands partner programme" Neowin 5:58 AM
  • "Neowin: Microsoft Rewards launches in the UK" Neowin 7:18 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Windows game plan makes us WannaCry: Oh, 'collective responsibility' – that old chestnut" The Register 6:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Starts the First Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Bug Bash: Gentlemen, prepare your Windows 10 bug squashing arsenal" Softpedia 6:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's Joe Belfiore: 'We're going to continue to support Windows phone'" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "UN and Microsoft announce £3.8m partnership on human rights" Belfast Telegraph 12:28 PM
  • "2017 Global Military Notebook Market:- WetPC, Lenovo, Lenovo, Dell and HP" The Herald Analyst 6:03 AM
  • "Dell EMC World 2017 Partners can trade Virtustream Business Cloud" PhoneMantra 6:03 AM
  • "HPE shows off The Machine prototype without memistors: HPE displays its first full-fledged prototype of The Machine at a lab in Colorado" IDG News Service 9:45 AM
  • "HP, Plaintiffs Spar In 9th Circ. Over $11B Autonomy Purchase" Law360 6:05 AM
  • "AMD Unveils 'Epyc' Data Center Chip: AMD chief Lisa Su unveiled formal branding for the company's server chip, now dubbed 'Epyc,' which she said will take advantage of 'the single biggest growth opportunity' in chips, the data center market. CTO Mark Papermaster vowed the company is 'back in high performance and here to stay!'" Barron's 4:15 PM
  • "AMD gains after laying out plans for growth in servers" MarketWatch 4:15 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper CPUs rumoured to offer up to 16C/32T" Hexus 6:06 AM
  • "AMD RX Vega Specs Update: Radeon RX Vega With 16 GB HBM2 & 1600 MHz Clock Speed On 4096 Cores Leaked" Droid Report 6:07 AM
  • "AMD Announces Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, The Fastest Video Card Ever" Digital Trends 7:31 PM
  • "Intel, AMD about to Clash with New High-End Gaming CPUs" FARS News Agency 6:10 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 leak hints at CPUs that could outperform Intel's Core i9" TechRadar UK 6:07 AM
  • "Intel supports FTC against Qualcomm, says antitrust investigations enabled its new deal with Apple" Foss Patents 12:42 PM
  • "Intel Lining up First Ever Range of Core i9 CPUs - Using Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X" Game Debate 6:07 AM
  • "Intel Skylake X latest rumours: Core i9 release date, features, specs" PC Advisor 6:12 AM
  • "Rumor: Intel Planning 12-Core Core i9 CPUs to Challenge AMD's Ryzen" ExtremeTech 7:25 AM
  • "Has IBM Finally Begun to Bottom?" TheStreet 2:50 PM
  • "How to reward an IBM exec for lower sales and shrinking profits? Promotion: David must be stoked by his corporate elevation from UK boss seat to Europe" The Register 6:27 AM
  • "Cisco warns: Some products might have WannaCrypt vuln" The Register 7:31 PM
  • "Mainstream SiC adoption reaches tipping point" EE Times Asia 5:48 AM
  • "Cray partnership delivers supercomputing-as-a-service" BetaNews 6:27 AM
General Interest
  • "Hundreds of millions of login credentials were found on an insecure database" Mashable 7:31 PM
  • "The Galaxy S8 is reportedly selling like hotcakes: Samsung has sold over 5 million units of the curved flagship phone in its first month, according to a report." CNET 5:54 PM
  • "Sprint to Launch C3PO Open Sources Developed by Intel" Zacks 5:32 PM
  • "AI group gets bigger as Sony, Intel, eBay and others join: Host of big names join the Partnership on AI to research best practices in the field of artificial intelligence." CNET 4:40 PM
  • "Google to Push AI Smarts to iPhone, New Photo Books Service: The Alphabet unit plans to expand its voice-based assistant beyond its own hardware at this week's I/O conference" Bloomberg 6:05 AM
  • "Samsung sells 5 million Galaxy S8, S8 Plus units" ZDNet 5:55 AM
  • "DocuSign confirms customer emails were stolen and used in phishing campaign" TechCrunch 5:57 AM
  • "Digital signature service DocuSign hacked and email addresses stolen: DocuSign had last week warned of phishing emails that spoofed its brand" IDG News Service 5:53 AM
  • "Microservices: the latest twist in distributed computing, but with a twist" ZDNet 5:55 AM
  • "Pirated Windows led to WannaCry's spread in China and Russia: After all, you can't install security patches on an unlicensed platform." Engadget 5:53 AM
  • "Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry: Campaign that flew under the radar used hacked computers to mine Monero currency." Ars Technica 5:50 AM
  • "New health scan uses artificial intelligence" BBC 5:51 AM
  • "EE down: Network suffers 4G borkage across the UK/Firm says it's 'working to fix this issue ASAP'" The Inquirer 5:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cloud Equipment Market 2017 - Dell, Cisco, IBM, Hitachi, CTERA, EMC, Emulex, Riverbed, VMware, HP ,Promise Technology, Oracle" Open PR 6:03 AM
Microsoft
  • "AWS, Microsoft enable clouds to run larger SAP databases" CRN 9:03 PM
  • "Bill Gates tweets advice to college graduates" USA Today 12:20 PM
  • "Yahoo is killing its Mail app for Windows 10 UWP next week: Another UWP app bites the dust" The Inquirer 9:49 AM
  • "OneDrive: Microsoft Tweaks Skype Notifications in Outlook.com and OneDrive" Thurrott 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Pledges $5 Million to U.N. Human Rights Office" Fortune 6:12 AM
  • "Windows will finally look good, thanks to Microsoft's Fluent Design System: Windows could for the first time ever have a bunch of apps that actually look good." Ars Technica UK 6:13 AM
  • "Windows Story Remix and OneDrive Files on Demand: We want things to work, Microsoft wants them to be special" ZDNet 6:13 AM
  • "Microsoft protected from WannaCry lawsuits?" Seeking Alpha 5:47 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "US judges say you can Google Google, but you can't google Google: The Chocolate Factory is spared the aspirin treatment by the 9th District Court" The Register 7:30 PM
  • "Google DeepMind patient app legality questioned" BBC 6:37 AM
  • "Hacker group blamed for global ransomware attack threatens to release more US spy weapons" Telegraph 5:57 AM
  • "Facebook Gets Slap on the Wrist from 2 European Privacy Regulators" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:16 AM
  • "Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law: The fine, related to Facebook's changes to its privacy policy in 2015, represents about 25 minutes' profit for the company" IDG News Service 6:15 AM
  • "Facebook misses Thai deadline to remove critical content" BBC 5:51 AM
  • "Ukraine's Petroshenko to block Russian social networks" BBC 5:51 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "There's an easy way to defend against attacks like WannaCry: Go mobile" Mashable 4:13 PM
  • "How Google's band of hardware pirates has re-invented itself after its legendary leader jumped ship" Business Insider 4:01 PM
  • "It's time to say goodbye to MP3s - so let's look back at its life" BBC 7:13 AM
  • "How is Amazon's 2013 tablet still the best one it ever released?" The Verge 6:42 AM
  • "How To Get The Latest Linux Kernel Version In Ubuntu" AddictiveTips 6:16 AM
  • "HTC U11 hands-on review: HTC is hoping its latest flagship will squeeze the competition" The Inquirer 5:55 AM
  • "HTC's squeezable U11 is its true 2017 flagship phone: Move over, U Ultra: this is the HTC 10's true successor." Engadget 5:53 AM
  • "HTC U11 hands-on: Taking on the Galaxy S8 in style" BGR 5:53 AM
  • "HTC unveils 'squeezy' phone for selfies: HTC has unv" BBC 5:51 AM
  • "HTC U11 hands-on—A squeezable, all-glass device with dual hotword support: Want Google? Say 'Ok Google.' Want Alexa? Say 'Hey Alexa.' This $650 phone has both." Ars Technica 5:50 AM
  • "Sony's Farpoint falls just short of being VR's best FPS yet: No nausea! Some great action and plot! But beware serious issues, unnecessary add-on." Ars Technica 5:50 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Notion Capital outs new $80M 'growth equity' fund to invest in enterprise Saas and cloud portfolio" TechCrunch 5:57 AM
  • "Talent.io grabs $8.8 million for its recruitment platform" TechCrunch 5:57 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq closes at record while S&P 500, Dow slip amid political uncertainty: S&P 500 on longest 0.5%-or-less daily change streak since 1969" MarketWatch 4:42 PM
  • "Nasdaq Posts Fresh Record but S&P 500, Dow Retreat as Retail Earnings Disappoint" TheStreet 4:42 PM
  • "Record-setting Nasdaq: What's different today vs. 2000" USA Today 4:42 PM
  • "S&P 500, Dow End Session Flat, Tech Boosts Nasdaq" Reuters 4:42 PM
  • "Nasdaq Composite Hits Another Record: Gains in technology shares lift index to 33rd closing high of the year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:41 PM
  • "Mixed bag for Asian stocks as Nikkei gets back on track" MarketWatch 6:22 AM
  • "European stock benchmarks end higher, boosted by commodity shares" MarketWatch 6:23 AM



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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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