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TechNN Archive: Thursday, May 18, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Extends Cloud-Computing Arms Race to Africa: Software giant to open data centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town" [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft beats Google and Amazon to announce first African data centers, kicking off in 2018" VentureBeat 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Cloud to set up shop in Africa with two new data centers coming in 2018" GeekWire 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft to open Africa data centers to seek edge in cloud computing" Bloomberg 8:50 PM
  • "Microsoft is working on a new file sharing interface for OneDrive, coming this summer" Neowin 12:33 PM
  • "Windows 10 preview: Now Android owners can handle calls from their PC" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft may be working on a new 'Control Center' for Windows 10" OnMSFT 7:47 AM
  • "IBM was a pioneer in the work-from-home revolution — now it's cracking down" Business Insider 3:49 PM
  • "Dell introduces Alienware 15, 17, and Inspiron laptop range for gamers: Dell has partnered with HTC to set up VR experience zones across 40 cities to let users experience Alienware notebooks and teh Inspiron laptop range" The Indian Express 7:37 AM
  • "Intel's Flash Gambit Evolving Into 3-Pronged Strategy" EE Times 7:38 AM
  • "Intel Refutes Rumor of Licensing AMD Graphics Technology: Intel refuted a rumor spread by a technology Web site saying it is licensing graphics chip technology from AMD. The rumor had pushed up AMD shares by 12% on Tuesday, only to see the stock come crashing down by that amount on Wednesday after AMD management did not offer any mention of such a deal." Barron's 7:38 AM
  • "Intel Shows 1.59x Performance Improvement in Upcoming Intel Xeon Scalable Family" Guru3D 7:37 AM
  • "Intel Skylake-X (Core i9) and AMD Ryzen 9 Multi-Core CPUs Are Coming Out Soon, Clash Of High-End Gaming CPUs [Video] University Herald 7:39 AM
  • "Intel, Honeywell collaborate on logistics, shipping IoT" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Report: Intel denies story of license deal with AMD" Seeking Alpha 9:59 AM
  • "Intel Finally Lays Bare The AMD Fake News Machine" Seeking Alpha 7:38 AM
  • "AMD Strives for More Share Upside: The chip giant has double-digit revenue growth pegged for a long-term model." Barron's 7:39 AM
  • "AMD says it's back to stay" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "AMD is bringing its new Ryzen processors to laptops later this year: Plus the 'Threadripper', for high-end PCs" The Verge 10:35 AM
  • "Cisco Hands In Solid Results, Weak Outlook In Q3 Report" Benzinga 1:41 PM
  • "Cisco's Network Security, Wireless Products Drive Results" Forbes 1:40 PM
  • "Cisco's Slow Transformation to Software Could Spur Acquisitions" TheStreet 1:41 PM
  • "Cisco's servers are stuck in limbo, look likely to stay there: Sales suffering – should it quit the market?" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Announces 1,100 More Layoffs" FOXBusiness 7:31 AM
  • "ARM targets your brain with new implantable chips: Mind-controlled prosthetics could be here sooner than we expected." Engadget 7:35 AM
General Interest
  • "Security experts find clues to ransomware worm's lingering risks" Reuters 9:05 PM
  • "Thousands exposed in hack of font sharing site DaFont" CNET 5:28 PM
  • "LG will compete with Samsung in the production of OLEDs for phones" Neowin 11:59 AM
  • "Mercedes home storage batteries coming to the US" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "YouTube is letting more people live-stream from their mobile: The company is dropping a requirement that users have more than 1,000 subscribers" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Netflix announces a brand-new TV series based on a popular video game" BGR 7:36 AM
  • "India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen" BBC 7:36 AM
  • "Ransomware attack: The clean-up continues after WannaCry chaos" ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Android Pay to expand to new markets, add improved loyalty card features" TechCrunch 1:50 PM
  • "3 injured after fire breaks out at Google conference" Seattle Times 8:50 PM
  • "Google Lens offers a clear view of the company's future" Engadget 3:48 PM
  • "Google Lens Will Bring Vision-Based Object Identification to Your Phone" Thurrott 10:35 AM
  • "Google speeds up transactions even without Android Pay: Any saved card will now work across Android Pay, the Play store and Chrome." Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Android O Beta is available to download the easy way" BGR 9:58 AM
  • "Android O has emoji you'll actually recognize: The days of strange blobs are almost over." Engadget 7:34 AM
  • "Google Expedition brings 3D objects to classrooms" BBC 7:36 AM
  • "Google Wants to Be Everywhere With Everyone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:28 AM
  • "Amazon's Delivery-Drone Research Focuses on Avoiding Birds" Bloomberg 7:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Named a Leader in Design Thinking" PRNewswire 5:48 PM
  • "IBM builds on its universal quantum computing processors; helps developers, researchers execute experiments on the cloud" CTR 9:57 AM
  • "This is the Microsoft Surface Pro" VentureBeat 8:48 PM
  • "Microsoft makes OneNote more consistent across platforms, easier to access" Digital Trends 7:35 PM
  • "Microsoft's Template Studio codes your Universal Windows apps for you: You provide the framework, then let the wizard handle the rest." Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "FCC votes 2-1 to advance repeal of Obama-era internet rules" Reuters 9:05 PM
  • "FCC Ignores The Will Of The Public, Votes To Begin Dismantling Net Neutrality" Techdirt 5:45 PM
  • "FCC Votes To Obliterate Net Neutrality And Let ISPs Pillage The Open Internet" HotHardware 3:59 PM
  • "Trump's FCC poised to roll back Obama-era net neutrality regulations" GeekWire 1:26 PM
  • "Facebook fined $122 million for misleading EU over WhatsApp deal: Facebook says it couldn't automatically match WhatsApp accounts; EC disagrees." Ars Technica 10:35 AM
  • "EC whacks Facebook with record €110m for 'misleading' regulators over WhatsApp buy: Firm 'intentionally or negligently' provided incorrect info on controversial merger" The Inquirer 7:42 AM
  • "Facebook fined €110 million for misleading European Commission over merger: The fine serves as a warning for companies involved in mergers in the EU" IDG News Service 7:35 AM
  • "Facebook's WhatsApp privacy lie cost it $122 million in European fines" BGR 7:36 AM
  • "EU fines Facebook over 'misleading' WhatsApp data claim" BBC 7:36 AM
  • "How machine learning and predictive analytics drive business value" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) Review: Optimized Mobility" HotHardware 11:09 AM
  • "How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips" ExtremeTech 7:37 AM
  • "Watch Google's I/O 2017 keynote in under 16 minutes: Catch up on all the latest Google Lens, Assistant and Android news in a fraction of the time." Engadget 7:35 AM
  • "Blockchain token sale nets $25 million in under 15 minutes" Reuters 9:05 PM
  • "Brit + Co raises $15 million to grow its media and merchandise businesses" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "The Farmer's Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up $8.1 million" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Patreon doubles in a year to 1M paying patrons and 50K creators" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Social Native raises $8 million for user-created advertisements" VentureBeat 7:46 AM
  • "Aporeto raises $11.2 million to help build a more secure cloud" VentureBeat 7:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher as tech, economic data power rebound: Political drama out of Washington may continue to dog investor sentiment" MarketWatch 6:06 PM
  • "Wall Street Makes a Comeback as Walmart Distracts From Trump Troubles" TheStreet 6:06 PM
  • "Dow rebound: Stock market revives after Trump fears prompt worst selloff of year" USA Today 6:06 PM
  • "Wall Street Rebounds After Steepest Selloff in Months" Reuters 6:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks, Dollar Rebound After Steep Selloff: Shares of financial and technology companies, among the worst hit in Wednesday's selloff, climb higher" [Paid Membership Required] 6:05 PM
  • "Wall Street selloff sends Asian markets sprawling" MarketWatch 7:33 AM
  • "European stocks suffer for 2nd day on doubts about Trump agenda" MarketWatch 7:33 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 7:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "AI and IoT: Tech's New BFFs"
New York Times (Checked 7:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72"
  • "Want to Feel Happier? Your Phone Can Help. (Maybe.)"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Apple Finally Addresses MacBook Keyboard Issue With Free Repairs"
  • "Addicted to Facebook? You'll Soon Find Out"
  • "Tinder 'Picks' Highlights Your Most Promising Possible Matches"
  • "Report: Uber Driver Was Streaming 'The Voice' Before Fatal AV Crash"
  • "The Best Smart Coffee Makers"
  • "Vivitar: Not What it Used to Be"
  • "Amazon Workers: Don't Give Feds Our Facial-Recognition Tech"
  • "Deals: $199 Xbox One S Bundle, $160 Ecovacs Robot Vacuum"
  • "The AirSelfie 2 Wants to Be Your Personal Paparazzo"
  • "US Air Force Picks SpaceX for 2020 Satellite Launch" ...
Reuters (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Waiting for Peter Thiel: big tech directors miss shareholder meetings"
ZDNet (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "An Apple store employee told me I was charging my iPhone wrong"
  • "PayPal touts global reach as mobile wallets pop up in APAC"

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