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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 users happy to share their data with us claims Microsoft" TechRepublic 7:11 AM
  • "70% of Windows 10 users are totally happy with our big telemetry slurp, beams Microsoft" The Register 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft fixes 25 critical issues in August Patch Tuesday" Help Net Security 9:14 AM
  • "Intel: 8th-gen Coffee Lake CPUs to launch on 21 August/PCs and laptops should be available in the fourth quarter" V3 7:50 AM
  • "Intel's 8th Gen Coffee Lake Chips Arrive August 21" PC Magazine 7:09 AM
  • "Intel has joined the self-driving car race" CNBC 2:16 PM
  • "Intel plans a test fleet of 100 self-driving cars" Engadget 2:16 PM
  • "Intel announces fleet of 100 autonomous test vehicles after closing the Mobileye acquisition" Electrek 2:25 PM
  • "Intel Kick-Starts Mobileye Integration with Plans to Build Fleet of 100 L4 Autonomous Test Cars" WebWire 9:20 AM
  • "What Does Intel's Acquisition Of Mobileye Tell Us About Its Driverless Car Strategy?" Forbes 9:20 AM
  • "Why Mobileye really is worth $15 billion to Intel" VentureBeat 12:06 PM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake Family Boasts Core i3-8350K And Core i7-8700K With 4GHz And 3.7GHz Base Clocks" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-7920X 12-Core Skylake-X Processor Makes Geekbench Cameo Appearance" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "IBM Research achieves record performance with new deep learning software - Video" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Oracle is quietly becoming the most intriguing company in advertising" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Major Oracle E-business suite upgrade coming in 2019. Or maybe 2020" The Register 7:44 AM
  • "Oracle and AT&T Communications CEOs break down cloud deal" CNBC Videos 12:05 PM
  • "SAP cleans up more than a dozen troubling CRM security blunders" The Register 2:15 PM
  • "Salesforce fires red team staffers who gave Defcon talk" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "NTT: Cyber-attacks on manufacturers should be a 'red flag' for CISOs" V3 7:50 AM
  • "Acer Launches Chromebook 11 C771 With 11.6-inch Display And Rugged Design" HotHardware 5:47 PM
  • "Acer's new Chromebook looks like the perfect cheap laptop" BGR 6:25 PM
General Interest
  • "Facebook kills its standalone Groups app" Engadget 2:15 PM
  • "Facebook uses AI to detect fake ads" Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "Tesla has a new Autopilot '2.5' hardware suite with more computing power for autonomous driving" Electrek 12:07 PM
  • "Adobe overshadows Microsoft's Patch Tuesday with 43 'critical' fixes" The Inquirer 9:14 AM
  • "How Baidu Will Win China's AI race—and, Maybe, the World's" Wired 9:10 AM
  • "The internet is finally getting a high-speed internet lane for emergency situations" The Next Web 8:02 AM
  • "Audiobooks for dogs is now a thing, but will you buy one?" Digital Trends 8:01 AM
  • "Fired Google employee says his gender memo was a reaction to diversity training" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:23 PM
  • "Google DeepMind AI Declares Galactic War on StarCraftWired 12:41 PM
  • "Fake Google firm shut down after probe" BBC 12:07 PM
  • "Cloud SSD Storage: Google sinks to new low by slashing prices for attached and pre-emptible SSDs" V3 10:27 AM
  • "Google is about to tell websites they serve annoying ads" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Amazon's latest wacky idea: mobile drone stations on trains, boats, and vans" ReadWrite 7:50 AM
  • "These smart cities in Italy put Silicon Valley to shame: The city of the future could help you find parking, detect potholes and keep you healthier. Sicily's showing the world it can be done on a shoestring budget." CNET 7:44 AM
  • "Sony will use blockchain to beef up school cybersecurity" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "Sony wants to digitize education records using the blockchain" TechCrunch 7:12 AM
  • "Japan Display to save $455 million a year from structural reforms" Reuters 7:09 AM
  • "Study: Most major websites have dreadful basic password security" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Hate silly password rules? So does the guy who created them" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Ransomware turns even nastier: Destruction, not profit, becomes the real aim" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 8: The big questions ahead of launch" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Firefox 55 is out: Windows users get WebVR, plus more speed, faster launches" ZDNet 7:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "Sony and Sony Global Education Develop a New System to Manage Students' Learning Data, Built on IBM Blockchain" IBM 7:38 AM
Microsoft
  • "Hands On: Microsoft Adds an Xbox Assist/Care App for the Xbox One Fall Update" SuperSite for Windows 9:45 AM
  • "How to easily switch from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 S" Windows Central 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases ISOs for Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16251" Thurrott 7:51 AM
  • "You Can Test Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows Server in Preview" Thurrott 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 2017, unhinged: Luxury fondleslab that's good..." The Register 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Outlook Beta because it's not GMail or Yahoo" The Inquirer 9:16 AM
  • "How to get Microsoft's Outlook.com beta right now" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "10 tricks to get (and keep) Windows 10 Creators Update running smoothly" Computerworld 7:27 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Australian government opens consultation on open banking regime" ZDNet 9:50 PM
  • "Maine Governor Sued for Deleting Facebook Comments" PC Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "Kentucky man, transgender wife sue Amazon for workplace bias" Associated Press 11:18 AM
  • "Google is in court fighting over how it pays women" CNNMoney 1:17 PM
  • "More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap: Scandal over discrimination at the company deepens as dozens of current and former staff say they earned less than men despite equal qualifications" The Guardian 9:44 AM
  • "India blocks The Internet Archive - but doesn't say why" V3 8:27 AM
  • "Three will sue to stop EE and Vodafone dominating connectivity" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Koch group, Craigslist founder come to Techdirt's aid" Axios 8:01 AM
  • "ACLU: Absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data" Ars Technica 7:51 AM
  • "Google engineer fired over anti-diversity memo files labor complaint: Legal experts say the case may have legs" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "Wayback Machine has been blocked in India: The site says it has reached out to authorities" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "FBI sting 'unmasks' US cyber-extortionist targeting girls" BBC 7:27 AM
  • "South Korea introduces world's first 'robot tax'" Telegraph 7:14 AM
  • "EFF files court brief urging warrants for digital device searches at borders" TechCrunch 7:12 AM
  • "U.S. push for freer NAFTA e-commerce meets growing resistance" Reuters 7:08 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Answering Your Questions About the Controversial Google Memo" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:27 PM
  • "Origin PC EON15-S Review: A Svelte, Sensibly-Priced Gaming Laptop" HotHardware 5:47 PM
  • "Why Facebook had to kill its Groups app" Mashable 2:57 PM
  • "How to Operate an Android Phone Without Google" AddictiveTips 2:25 PM
  • "How to Add a Signature in Gmail Using A Desktop or Mobile App" Digital Trends 1:24 PM
  • "Could This Squishy Robot Be the Future of Robotics?" Gizmodo 9:22 AM
  • "How Palantir, Peter Thiel's Secretive Data Company, Pushed Its Way Into Policing" Wired 9:10 AM
  • "Jeff Bezos Should Put His Billions Into Libraries" Wired 9:10 AM
  • "Integrating data with AI" O'Reilly 8:27 AM
  • "Deep learning revolutionizes conversational AI" O'Reilly 8:27 AM
  • "Brand influence of Snapchat declines while Instagram increases" BetaNews 8:26 AM
  • "Google's diversity efforts fall flat" Axios 8:01 AM
  • "As net neutrality dies, one man wants to make Verizon pay for its sins: Alex Nguyen filed the only formal net neutrality complaint, and he's still waiting for an answer" The Verge 7:50 AM
  • "Is the government worried about smart coffee pots taking down the West Wing?" ReadWrite 7:49 AM
  • "Dell XPS 27: Dell XPS 27 An all-in-one PC powerhouse with 10 speakers inside." DailyTech 7:49 AM
  • "Speaking in Tech: Do I need some weird thing listening to me in my house all the time? Alexa, Qualcomm, Google Voice and more" The Register 7:44 AM
  • "Amazon thrives by thumbing its nose at Wall Street" MarketWatch 7:42 AM
  • "Google memo outcry is about something bigger" Axios 1:17 PM
  • "YouTube CEO on gender discrimination: It still hurts" CNNMoney 7:53 AM
  • "Here's why the tech industry doesn't need more female software engineers: I am a woman who has been immersed in the tech sector for almost two decades. I have gone from a software engineer to running my own software development company. I am also a working mother of three kids. However, I have to agree with much of the sentiment in a memo from a Google executive which hit the headlines this week, and incited outrage in the US and around the world."Stuff: New Zealand 7:28 AM
  • "Build a cheap Ryzen gaming PC for $550 or less" PCWorld 7:28 AM
  • "Galaxy S8 battery life tips: How to control battery drain" PCWorld 7:27 AM
  • "Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer" Computerworld 7:27 AM
  • "When it comes to cybersecurity, companies need force fields, not walls" Recode 7:14 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Hedge Fund Wants Qualcomm to Raise $38 Billion Bid for NXP" eWeek 8:53 PM
  • "Amazon Joins Google, Goldman Sachs, and Twitter in This Cloud Foundation" Fortune 1:17 PM
  • "Amazon invests in Andy Rubin's Essential phone project" Engadget 11:18 AM
  • "Netlify raises $12 million to advance web development" VentureBeat 10:27 AM
  • "Bizible raises $8.1M to fuel growth of platform that analyzes investment on marketing spend" GeekWire 9:10 AM
  • "Roivant, which creates companies around orphaned drugs, just raised $1.1 billion from Softbank" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Tableau acquires ClearGraph to bolster voice interactions with data visualization products" GeekWire 7:51 AM
  • "Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Health startup Buoy raises $6.7 million to invest in recruitment and research" TechCrunch 7:12 AM
  • "U.S. card firm Vantiv clinches $10 billion deal to buy Worldpay" Reuters 7:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market closes lower on North Korea tensions; Disney, Goldman kneecap Dow: Strong earnings seen as providing calm over past three weeks" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "North Korea Threat Pulls Wall Street Lower" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "S&P closes barely lower despite N. Korea tensions" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide Amid North Korea Worries: Investors move into havens such as gold and currencies like the Japanese yen" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Most tech investors think the industry's companies are about to grow even more valuable" Recode 2:15 PM
  • "Asian markets retreat as saber-rattling over North Korea intensifies: Nikkei drops 1.4% as yen rises; Samsung drags down Kospi" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "European stocks slide as U.S.-North Korea strife sends haven assets higher: Novo Nordisk raises outlook" MarketWatch 8:52 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 3:50 PM; no changes since 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Tech Adoption: Think Value, not Resistance"
  • "2017 Year in Review – Exponential Automation"
New York Times (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "Apple Adds Another Show to Its Growing Streaming Stable"
  • "Right and Left React to the F.C.C.'s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules"
  • "You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren't So Sure"
  • "Life on the Meme Council: Meet the Internet's Gatekeepers"
PC Magazine (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "BlackBerry World App Store Is Shutting Down"
  • "Why Engineering Students Should Consider Hacking Healthcare"
  • "Does the End of Net Neutrality Mean I Need a VPN?"
  • "Don't Miss These Great PS4, Amazon Gift Card Deals"
  • "Facebook Snooze Lets You Mute Friends for 30 Days"
  • "What Music Is Popular in Miami, Tokyo? Just Ask Alexa"
  • "In Memoriam: The Tech That Died in 2017"
  • "Exclusive: Check Out the Terrible State of US ISP Competition"
  • "Company of Heroes 2 Is Free in the Humble Store"
  • "Google Adds New Travel Planning Features for Bargain Hunters" ...
Reuters (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder"
  • "Factbox: Bitcoin futures contracts at CME and Cboe"
  • "Elliott takes 6.5 percent stake in Akamai"
  • "False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics"
  • "U.S. Justice Department, AT&T settlement talks failed: court filing"
  • "Facebook defends itself against critics of social media"
  • "Blockchain consortium Hyperledger loses members, funding: documents"
  • "EU agrees clampdown on bitcoin platforms to tackle money laundering"
  • "Exclusive: FCC plans to fine Sinclair $13.3 million over undisclosed commercials"
  • "France's Umalis Group to allow billing in bitcoins"
ZDNet (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "Net Neutrality is gone. Welcome to the Biased Net"
  • "Google shutting down Project Tango in March 2018"
  • "BlackBerry officially ends support for Priv, outlines BB10 plans"
  • "Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000)"
  • "Get a lifetime subscription to Fleeq for $49"
  • "Netflix is watching you. We're all watching you"
  • "The real battle for net neutrality begins: The people v. FCC"
  • "Yes, that Netflix tweet is creepy — and raises serious privacy questions"


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