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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft held back free patch that could have slowed WannaCry" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft will make the most from WannaCry" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "IBM makes leap in quantum computing power: There's now a 16-bit quantum computer on the IBM Cloud platform for businesses to experiment with" IDG News Service 7:22 AM
  • "IBM unveils its most powerful quantum processor yet" Engadget 7:40 AM
  • "IBM Successfully Constructs a 17-Qubit Quantum Processor, its Most Powerful to Date" Digital Trends 1:03 PM
  • "IBM Watson meets SAP Leonardo for cognitive procurement" ZDNet 9:16 AM
  • "IBM Responds to Petition by Suspending Support for Blood Center" 24/7 Wall St. 11:56 AM
  • "HPE unveils world's largest single-memory computer" V3 8:03 AM
  • "IoT needs security, says Microsoft without even a small trace of irony" The Register 7:11 AM
  • "AMD is making PCs and servers exciting again: Forget about smartphones and tablets, AMD is making the PC and server markets exciting again." ZDNet 12:40 PM
  • "AMD says it's back to stay: At its analyst day, the chipmaker revealed new details of upcoming server, PC and graphics products that will make it more competitive, and said it has a plan to stay there for the long haul." ZDNet 12:40 PM
  • "AMD unveils Ryzen Threadripper: A monster CPU with 16 cores, 32 threads" Ars Technica 7:55 AM
  • "AMD ramping shipments of Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 CPUs" DigiTimes 7:27 AM
  • "AMD's 16-core, 32-thread 'Threadripper' CPU to challenge Intel's rumoured Core i9" V3 7:50 AM
  • "AMD Announces 16-Core 'Threadripper' Desktop CPUs To Do Battle With Intel X299 And Skylake X" Forbes 7:08 AM
  • "AMD Updates GPU Architecture Roadmap: After Navi Comes 'Next Gen'" AnandTech 7:57 AM
  • "AMD Unveils the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: Vega Starts in the Pros" AnandTech 7:56 AM
  • "AMD's first Radeon Vega graphics card isn't for you, and gamers may be waiting a while" PCWorld 7:22 AM
  • "AMD Targets Esports Audience With New Radeon Rx 560 Graphics Card" Digital Trends 11:34 AM
  • "AMD makes its data center move: Will it be EPYC? AMD's master plan: Crack the data center via its EPYC server processor, simplify architecture with its GPUs and then grab machine learning and artificial intelligence workloads." ZDNet 6:46 AM
  • "Nvidia partners introduce GeForce GT 1030 graphics cards" Hexus 10:58 AM
  • "Oracle's security ops portfolio surpasses 1 million users" Financial News UK 10:57 AM
  • "Cisco forecasts weak revenue, shares fall" Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "Cisco shares fall on weak revenue outlook" ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Cisco Earnings: What to Watch/Tech giant seen posting sixth successive quarterly fall in revenue" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Sapphire Now: SAP Rolls Out a Slew of New Analytics Tools" PC Magazine 9:10 AM
General Interest
  • "With MIXhalo, Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger aims to deliver studio-quality sound at live events" TechCrunch 5:47 PM
  • "Huawei Takes the Fight to Amazon with a Brand-New 7-inch Budget Tablet" Digital Trends 1:03 PM
  • "Malicious Cyber Capability Is Spreading. How Do We Stop It? It's easier than ever to launch a large-scale attack using leaked information." Slate 10:32 AM
  • "Amazon unveils two new cheap tablets with Alexa built-in" V3 10:35 AM
  • "Amazon Refreshes Fire Tablets, Keeps Low Price Tag" PC Magazine 9:10 AM
  • "Laptop ban in Europe would cost airline passengers $1.1 billion" CNNMoney 7:55 AM
  • "Samsung sells over five million Galaxy S8 units" BetaNews 7:45 AM
  • "Google Announces Android Go For Low-End Devices, Here Are The Details" Redmond Pie 7:53 PM
  • "Google Reveals Some New Features Coming in Android O" Thurrott 5:47 PM
  • "Google Firebase gets Fabric integration, better analytics and an alpha program" TechCrunch 3:58 PM
  • "Google is building AR and VR that knows where you are" Engadget 2:52 PM
  • "Google is going to use its powerful search engine to help people find jobs" Mashable 2:52 PM
  • "Android Go is the super-lite version for phones with less than 1GB of RAM" Mashable 2:52 PM
  • "Google Assistant is coming to Android TV later this year" The Verge 1:59 PM
  • "Google Launches Find My Device App for Android Devices" Digital Trends 1:03 PM
  • "'Actions on Google' adds shopping via Assistant's AI chat bot" Engadget 1:03 PM
  • "Google Photos can now make physical books" CNNMoney 1:03 PM
  • "Google Lens vision recognition tells you what you're looking at: The new initiative announced at Google I/O 2017 will turn your camera into a discovery tool for your life." CNET 12:55 PM
  • "Numbers from I/O 2017: 2 billion Android devices, 800 million+ Drive users, 500 million+ Photos users, etc" 9to5Google 12:42 PM
  • "Google Photos passes 500 million users" VentureBeat 12:36 PM
  • "Google unveils next-gen TPUs to both train and run machine learning models" ZDNet 12:40 PM
  • "Google unveils second-generation TPU chips to accelerate machine learning" VentureBeat 12:35 PM
  • "Google Assistant can now control GE home appliances" VentureBeat 12:35 PM
  • "Google quietly debuts Chatbase, a chatbot analytics platform" TechCrunch 11:54 AM
  • "Google Racks Up More Patents Than Most Automakers On Connected And Self-Driving Cars" Forbes 9:24 AM
  • "The Google I/O 2017 Keynote Live Blog" AnandTech 12:22 PM
  • "Google IO 2017 Liveblog: Breaking News From the Live Keynote" Wired 7:18 AM
  • "Malware Case Is Major Blow for the N.S.A." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:47 AM
  • "Cyber attack eases, hacking group threatens to sell code" Reuters 6:47 AM
  • "Chinese state media says U.S. should take some blame for cyber attack" Reuters 6:47 AM
  • "Fewer than 10 U.S. organizations say were hit by ransomware attack: official" Reuters 6:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Builds Its Most Powerful Universal Quantum Computing Processors" PRNewswire 11:56 AM
  • "IBM and Chile's Santiago Stock Exchange to Deliver World's First Securities Lending Blockchain Solution" PRNewswire 9:16 AM
  • "Bombardier Selects IBM Services and Cloud to Accelerate IT Business Transformation" IBM 8:01 AM
  • "SAP Ariba and IBM Join Forces to Transform Procurement with SAP Leonardo and Watson" Business Wire 7:28 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Keep unwanted software off PCs you support" ZDNet 9:41 PM
  • "Should Microsoft Patch Windows XP Forever?" TechRepublic 8:02 AM
  • "How to Think about Windows 10 S" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 7:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol" ZDNet 6:46 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "After WannaCry, a new bill would force the NSA to justify its hacking tools" The Verge 11:22 AM
  • "Net neutrality 'bots' spam US regulator" BBC 10:27 AM
  • "Facebook is still violating user privacy, Dutch and French regulators say: Social network fined $166,400 in France for failing to inform users of how their data is used" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "US Senate approves encrypted chat app Signal for staff use" Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "German government can save IP addresses to help stop cyber attacks, court rules" Reuters 6:47 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google Just Made Email a Heckuva Lot Easier to Deal With" Wired 12:42 PM
  • "Any Half-Decent Hacker Could Break Into Mar-a-Lago. We Tested It." Gizmodo 12:21 PM
  • "Your internet provider is full of it on net neutrality. Now with proof." Mashable 11:08 AM
  • "Why robots and AI won't replace most jobs any time soon" TechRepublic 10:59 AM
  • "Why open source AI voice assistants pose little threat to Amazon Alexa and Apple's Siri" TechRepublic 10:32 AM
  • "It's time for Google to be boring: Google I/O will never again be as wild as it once was" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "A 2,000-year-old computer called the Antikythera Mechanism helped the ancient Greeks understand their universe" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Why the massive cyberattack won't make the hackers rich" CNNMoney 7:13 AM
  • "Samsung: Here's how we're securing your smart TV" ZDNet 6:46 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Hong Kong's Qupital raises $2M led by Alibaba to finance invoice loans for SMES" TechCrunch 7:47 PM
  • "Google Partners With Particle To Enable IoT Device Location Awareness" eWeek 6:41 PM
  • "Verse grabs $20.5M to take its p2p payments play beyond Europe" TechCrunch 11:54 AM
  • "CreativeLive lands $25M to expand online learning platform further into the enterprise" GeekWire 8:10 AM
  • "Software testing platform QASymphony raises $40 million" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Facebook partners with LGBTQ group for Messenger suicide support, and expands mental health tools" BetaNews 7:45 AM
  • "Appear Here, a marketplace for short-term retail space, raises $12M Series B" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Cyber security start-up CrowdStrike hits $1bn valuation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:10 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq suffers biggest daily drop since June 24, fear gauge soars on Trump worries: Wall Street's fear index spikes the most since Brexit" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "The Reckoning: S&P 500 Has Worst Day Since September on Latest Trump Scandal" TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Jones industrial average: Trump fears drop stocks by more than 373 points" USA Today 3:57 PM
  • "Trump-Comey Turmoil Socks Wall Street, Stocks See Worst Day in Eight Months" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Washington Tumult Jolts Stocks, Sends Dollar Lower: The ICE U.S. Dollar Index, a closely watched measure of the dollar's value, is set to erase its postelection gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly down as dollar continues to fall: Yen jumps, weighing on Nikkei; banks pull down Australian index" MarketWatch 7:52 AM
  • "European stocks drop as Trump worries rattle markets: Euro rises above $1.11 for first time in six months" MarketWatch 7:52 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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