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TechNN Archive: Thursday, August 10, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Consumer Reports stops recommending Microsoft's 'unreliable' Surface lineup: 25 per cent of users will notice borkage within two years" The Inquirer 11:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface devices fail on reliability: Consumer Reports" Reuters 12:36 PM
  • "Consumer Reports No Longer 'Recommends' Microsoft Surface" InvestorPlace 2:14 PM
  • "Microsoft's next productivity moves: Cortana in the conference room? Smart floors?" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Windows 10 AV Changes Afoot As Microsoft, Kaspersky Make Nice: Microsoft has, among other concessions, agreed to provide cybersecurity developers more time to prepare for Windows updates, and give them final Windows builds earlier." PC Magazine 12:36 PM
  • "Kaspersky and Microsoft reach truce over antivirus software: The US company will work with partners to mitigate compatibility issues." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "Kaspersky withdraws Microsoft antitrust complaint thanks to Windows 10 tweaks: Everyone is happy again, for now." The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "Kaspersky drops antitrust complaint after Microsoft promises to make changes to Windows 10" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "Windows 10: Expect antivirus changes as Microsoft and Kaspersky bury hatchet" ZDNet 6:37 AM
  • "Microsoft is Changing Windows 10 to Meet Kaspersky Demands" Thurrott 6:27 AM
  • "Kaspersky drops Microsoft antitrust complaint thanks to new Windows 10 changes" The Verge 6:28 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel announce new enterprise blockchain technology" Seeking Alpha 12:36 PM
  • "Crunch Report Intel Is Building Its Own Cars" TechCrunch 6:28 AM
  • "Intel prepares to build fleet of 100 autonomous vehicles" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "Intel is planning to test 100 'fully autonomous' self-driving cars: Chipmaker makes good on its £12.5bn Mobileye acqusition" The Inquirer 6:24 AM
  • "Intel has completed the acquisition of self-driving car tech company Mobileye" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "Intel shows off new 'Ruler' SSD" ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "Intel to unveil the 8th Generation Intel Core processor family on August 21" MSPoweruser 6:46 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are out" ZDNet 10:22 AM
  • "AMD4U announced as AMD and Square Enix partner up to give customers free games" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "CRN Flashback: When Dell's direct model rattled the channel/How the channel reacted to the growth of direct pioneer Dell in the 90s, in a launch which turned box-shifting resellers into margin-seeking VARs" CRN UK 6:44 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise could regain top spot in Taiwan server market" Seeking Alpha 8:33 AM
  • "Asia drives global electronics industry's growth" EE Times Asia 6:10 AM
General Interest
  • "Nvidia shares fall on data center revenue but chips ride cryptocurrency boom" Reuters 9:29 PM
  • "Google cancels company-wide meeting to discuss sexist manifesto over safety concerns" Mashable 9:32 PM
  • "Google's Deep Mind AI has a new trick: taking a nap" The Next Web 2:14 PM
  • "Hard drive-encrypting ransomware Mamba returns" Neowin 11:30 AM
  • "DNA Testing Data Is Disturbingly Vulnerable to Hackers" Gizmodo 9:07 AM
  • "Facebook introduces new video service" BBC 7:03 AM
  • "Amazon UK halves profits, despite passing £1 billion in turnover: Profits jumped 54 per cent, while tax paid was down 50 per cent" V3 7:02 AM
  • "Dangerous Driver Caught Doing 60 Mph With A Smartphone In Both Hands" Digital Trends 7:02 AM
  • "Health thyself: Skin-zapping chip aims to reprogram cells for tissue repair/With an electrical pulse, skin cells form blood vessels and neurons in early animal work." Ars Technica 6:39 AM
  • "Mozilla Information Trust Initiative is ready to fight fake news" BetaNews 7:03 AM
  • "Mozilla decides to go after 'fake news'" ZDNet 6:25 AM
  • "Internet Archive releases 25,000 digitised 78RPM records for download: But it's the tip of the iceberg" The Inquirer 6:24 AM
  • "Samsung's high-capacity V-NAND memory is perfect for massive SSDs: It's also promising to cram 2TB in a single unit." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "Disney faces privacy complaint over children's apps" ZDNet 6:25 AM
  • "Fidelity lets clients view their bitcoin balance on its site: So long as they store their cryptocurrencies on Coinbase." Engadget 6:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Launches the Highest-Performance Desktop Processor, Ever, with Ryzen™ Threadripper™ High End Desktop Processors" AMD 2:20 PM
  • "State of Arizona Taps IBM Cloud to Strengthen Constituent Services" IBM 2:20 PM
  • "HSBC and IBM develop cognitive intelligence solution to digitise global trade" IBM 2:20 PM
  • "IBM Named a Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions: IBM Spectrum Protect Architecture Delivers Scalability and Data Efficiency for Cloud and Virtual Data Centers" IBM 2:20 PM
  • "Thousands of New Customers Improve Business and Gain Insight with Oracle Analytics Cloud" PRNewswire 2:15 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations" TechCrunch 8:15 PM
  • "Microsoft ponders 'bigger, more bolder changes' to Xbox Achievements" VentureBeat 3:22 PM
  • "Xbox One Achievements Receiving 'Fundamental Changes,' Microsoft Says: A new system is in the works that will 'complement' Gamescores." GameSpot 12:43 PM
  • "The first Creators Program games are available for Xbox and Windows 10 (including Mobile)" Neowin 12:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Issues a Major Update to OneDrive on iOS" Thurrott 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft announces the Coco Framework to improve performance, confidentiality and governance characteristics of enterprise blockchain networks" Microsoft 2:19 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Uber investor sues to force former CEO Kalanick off board" Reuters 9:29 PM
  • "ACCC sues domain name registrars for alleged false billing" ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "China's VPN developers face crackdown" BBC 10:22 AM
  • "FCC wants mobile data to count as broadband internet: The idea would further cut off poor and rural areas from decent internet, say critics." Engadget 9:39 AM
  • "US border cops must get warrants to search phones, devices – EFF: Privacy warriors' legal battle to play out before appeals court" The Register 7:03 AM
  • "Mayor of London promises public 4G on the Tube by 2019: Stop me if you think you've heard this one before." Engadget 6:40 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Here's how much Uber stock ousted CEO Travis Kalanick actually controls" Business Insider 9:32 PM
  • "Hey, Google, help me prep for the new school year" VentureBeat 3:21 PM
  • "Google's CEO Must Answer These Questions About That Memo" Wired 2:16 PM
  • "Threadripper Review: AMD's 16-core 1950X Rips Through Intel's Core i9" ExtremeTech 9:40 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 1950X review: Better than Intel in almost every way/Cheaper, faster, and more feature-rich than Skylake-X—what's not to love?" Ars Technica 9:40 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X And 1920X Review: Unleashing The Multi-Threaded Beast" HotHardware 8:13 AM
  • "What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know from public and private cloud to software as a service" ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "Automation will create more finance jobs than it replaces: Robert Half" ZDNet 6:24 AM
  • "Elon Musk Once Fired His Assistant Of 12 Years For Wanting A Raise" Jalopnik 6:20 AM
  • "Facebook's New Watch Tab Does Not Look Like a YouTube Killer at All" Gizmodo 6:22 AM
  • "Could VR help rehabilitate injured footballers?" BBC 6:14 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Tetra raises a $1.5M seed round to bring deep learning to voice transcription" TechCrunch 8:15 PM
  • "Exclusive: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.- sources" Reuters 3:22 PM
  • "Digital currency exchange Coinbase raises $100 million, hits $1 billion valuation" Reuters 12:35 PM
  • "Bitcoin Exchange Gets $100 Million Investment" Bloomberg 12:29 PM
  • "Amplitude raises another $30M for its product-focused analytics tools" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
  • "Toshiba CEO: wants to close chip business sale by end-March" Reuters 6:49 AM
  • "Investors poured millions into a storage network that doesn't exist: Filecoin is expected to raise millions in an initial coin offering." Ars Technica 6:40 AM
  • "GawkBox raises $3.7M to help live game streamers earn 'sponsored tips' from viewers" GeekWire 6:40 AM
  • "SoftBank's Vision Fund backs Flipkart in record India tech investment" TechCrunch 6:28 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq log worst session since May, close lower for 3rd straight day: North Korean tensions help to undercut investor optimism" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 at Session Lows, Dow Under 22,000 on North Korea Threat" TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 falls 1.4 percent in biggest one-day drop since May" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Fall 205 Points as North Korea Tensions Persist: Lackluster earnings contribute to blue-chip index suffering its biggest one-day decline since May 17" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets continue to fall as geopolitical risks escalate" MarketWatch 6:51 AM
  • "European stocks fall as caution over geopolitical tensions lingers" MarketWatch 6:51 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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