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TechNN Archive: Monday, October 9, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it" The Register 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft done making Windows phones, even Bill Gates doesn't use one any more!" The Economic Times 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft admits defeat, says no new Windows Phone features or devices coming in the future" iDownload Blog 9:09 AM
  • "Windows Phone has been dead for years, but Microsoft finally just admitted it" BGR 9:08 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile is basically dead – at least according to Microsoft" TrustedReviews 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft has finally admitted that Windows Phone is dead" The Inquirer 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft retires Windows Phone" IT PRO 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms no new Features Coming in Windows Phone" CDR Info 9:06 AM
  • "Windows Phone is dead, Microsoft admits in tweet" Pocket-lint 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "Joe Belfiore admits Windows Phone is dead -- only bug fixes and security updates to come for Windows 10 Mobile" BetaNews 8:25 AM
  • "Windows 10: If you're still running this older version, it's now time to upgrade" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft, GE sign agreement on new wind project in Ireland" Microsoft 1:29 PM
  • "Microsoft and General Electric invest in Irish wind technology" Irish Times 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft harvests Irish wind" renews 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft inks 15-year deal to buy energy from GE's new wind farm in Ireland" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "IBM wants lawmakers to protect dreamers by the end of the year and is going all out to persuade them" Business Insider 5:17 PM
  • "IBM Ireland's Sinead Scully: 'To win in the future of work, data matters'" SiliconRepublic 8:56 AM
  • "HP introduces HP Pavilion Power notebook range in India" OnMSFT 8:54 AM
  • "HP unveils 'Pavilion Power' notebook for creative professionals at Rs 77,999" The Economic Times 8:53 AM
  • "Dell EMC unveils new range of storage portfolio" Trade Arabia 8:51 AM
  • "Dell EMC Introduces New All-Flash Storage Systems to Help Customers Modernize and Transform IT" Al Bawaba 8:51 AM
  • "Windows tablet market growth aids Intel" EENews 8:49 AM
  • "Flawed BIOS Implementations Lead to Intel Boot Guard Bypass" SecurityWeek 8:49 AM
  • "Intel planning hybrid CPU-FPGA chips" Tech Central 8:48 AM
  • "Intel is said to shutter its augmented-reality goggles brand" The Star: Malaysia 8:48 AM
  • "Telia, Ericsson and Intel deploy 5G in Europe" Trade Arabia 8:47 AM
  • "Intel Z370 motherboards round-up: 17 times Coffee Lake" Hardware.Info 8:47 AM
  • "The 7nm AMD Navi GPU architecture is set for an August 2018 release" PCGamesN 8:44 AM
  • "The biggest announcements from Oracle OpenWorld 2017" Computerworld UK 8:43 AM
  • "Fashion Group Gap deploys Oracle retail cloud services" Fiber2Fashion 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle Launches 'Cloud at Customer' Solution in the UAE" Al Bawaba 8:42 AM
  • "Cisco to open 'first of its kind' innovation centre in Dubai" Arabian Business 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco to offload data virtualisation business" Tech Central 8:41 AM
  • "Cisco sells data virtualization unit to Tibco" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "Beyond Kaspersky: How a digital Cold War with Russia threatens the IT industry" ZDNet 4:08 PM
General Interest
  • "Google Pixel Buds Strike Fear In The Hearts Of Professional Language Translators" HotHardware 4:03 PM
  • "Google's new browser experiment lets you learn about basic AI" The Verge 12:49 PM
  • "Google's probe into Russian disinformation finds ad buys, report claims" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Google Finds Accounts Connected to Russia Bought Election Ads" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:26 PM
  • "Clips: Google's special occasion camera that decides best shots on its own" ZDNet 12:22 PM
  • "Google's Store is now just a click away from its homepage" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "Everything new you can do with Google Home" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "Google also found evidence of Russian influence in US election" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Google uncovered Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail: Washington Post" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Sony Aibo is reportedly returning with Amazon Echo-like features" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "ONvocal Bluetooth headset review: These headphones put Amazon's Alexa in your head" TechHive 8:06 AM
  • "ZDNet is giving away an Amazon Echo Plus to five lucky winners" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 10 Killer tips and tricks" PCWorld 8:05 AM
  • "Hulu orders four new e-sports series" The Verge 12:48 PM
  • "Hulu picks up four new esports series" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "Sandisk Ultra 3D SSD review: Big TLC capacity, fast MLC performance" PCWorld 8:06 AM
  • "Nintendo's SNES Classic can run sideloaded games with this tool" The Verge 12:49 PM
  • "Nintendo's mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games" TechCrunch 12:33 PM
  • "SNES Classic Hacked, Hundreds of Games Now Playable" PC Magazine 7:47 AM
  • "Seagate releases massive 12TB hard disk drive for storing huge files like 4K video" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "Walmart revamps return process for online purchases" ZDNet 12:21 PM
  • "Walmart launches Mobile Express Returns to refund or exchange online items in physical stores" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "Walmart Launching Mobile Express Returns" PC Magazine 7:47 AM
  • "Can LeBron James make us less afraid of self-driving cars?" The Verge 12:47 PM
  • "Cruise acquires Strobe to help dramatically reduce LiDAR costs" TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "G.M. Acquires Strobe, Start-Up Focused on Driverless Technology" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:27 PM
  • "GM buys LiDAR startup Strobe to accelerate driverless car effort" ZDNet 12:23 PM
  • "Elon Musk gets a nod as a space pioneer from 'Star Trek: Discovery'" TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "These soft robot fingers are also edible" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "Chef's Habitat Builder helps developers deploy their applications to any environment" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "'Overwhelming' view is Qualcomm will up offer for NXP: Morgan Stanley" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm offers EU concessions over $38 billion NXP takeover bid" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Telecoms and cable group Altice strikes debt refinancing deal" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "The URB-E Pro GT packs a ton of power into a very small scooter" The Verge 12:44 PM
  • "Uber shutters UberPop in Norway, says it hopes for law change" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Uber suspends unlicensed service in Norway in change of tack" Reuters 7:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD to Report Fiscal Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results" GlobeNewswire 5:18 PM
  • "Akamai Content Delivery Network Now Available to Enterprises on the IBM Cloud" IBM 1:29 PM
  • "IBM Announces New Capabilities to Help On-Premises Customers Effectively Manage Compliance Data with Object Storage" IBM 1:29 PM
Microsoft
  • "If You're Running This Early Windows 10 Version You Should Definitely Upgrade ASAP" HotHardware 4:03 PM
  • "How to Make Windows Better? Make It Chocolatey!" Linux Journal 9:10 AM
  • "Surface Dead Within 2 Years? Microsoft Says No" LAPTOP Magazine 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft: Xbox One X will sell 4K TVs" MCV 9:08 AM
  • "How to unlock a Windows 10 PC with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8" Windows Central 9:08 AM
  • "1Password comes to Microsoft Edge as an extension, but you still need software" Digital Trends 1:03 PM
  • "1Password Extension Now Available For Microsoft Edge" UberGizmo 9:07 AM
  • "Xbox One: 10 Biggest Mistakes Microsoft Have Made So Far" What Culture? 9:07 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. governors, hackers, academics team up to secure elections" Reuters 8:49 PM
  • "Twitter blocks GOP ad, raises ire of US conservatives" ZDNet 8:48 PM
  • "Twitter Tells Republican Senate Candidate To Edit Advertisement If She Wants To Run It" BuzzFeed 8:14 PM
  • "Qualcomm forced to offer commitments in order to obtain EU clearance of NXP deal" Foss Patents 2:24 PM
  • "Brazilian government launches national IoT strategy" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "What is Kaspersky's role in NSA data theft? Here are three likely outcomes" ZDNet 12:22 PM
  • "Black lawmakers call on Facebook and Twitter to purge racist ads" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "China denies carrying out cyberattacks against US-based activist" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "FCC Approves Google's Balloon-Based Cell Network for Use in Puerto Rico" Inside Sources 2:24 PM
  • "Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 1:03 PM
  • "Google has found Russian ads related to 2016 election" CNNMoney 1:02 PM
  • "Report: Russian Agents Bought Google Ads During US Election" PC Magazine 12:26 PM
  • "FBI uses PureVPN's 'non-existent' logs to track down internet stalker" BetaNews 8:25 AM
  • "How a digital Cold War with Russia could threaten the IT industry" ZDNet 12:22 PM
  • "Russian Miner Coin raises $43 million in ICO to challenge China in bitcoin mining" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Russians in Silicon Valley Can't Shake Hacking's Shadow" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Bitcoin laundering suspect caught in US, Russia extradition spat" ZDNet 7:44 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Samsung is about to release the widest computer monitor you can buy — here's what it's like" Business Insider 1:13 PM
  • "Is Facebook spinning out of control over Russian revelations?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:02 PM
  • "Reviews/Intel Core i3-8100 and Core i3-8350K Review: RIP Ryzen 3?" TechSpot 8:48 AM
  • "What is EMM? Enterprise Mobility Management explained" Computerworld 8:28 AM
  • "Why Corporate Tax Cuts Won't Create Jobs" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "As Sexual Harassment Scandals Spook Men, It Can Backfire for Women" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Data breaches highlight how Social Security number has to be phased out for blockchain, biometrics" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "The 19 biggest tech successes of 2017 (so far)" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "You can eat these sustainable soft robots" ZDNet 7:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Google acquires Relay Media for its AMP converting tech to ramp up its mobile effort" TechCrunch 4:33 PM
  • "G.M. Acquires Strobe, Start-Up Focused on Driverless Technology" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Zume Pizza lands $48 million in funding for robotic pizza delivery" ZDNet 4:08 PM
  • "Dialog Semiconductor is acquiring Silego for up to $306 million in IoT push" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "Small business lending in Mexico gets a boost" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "GitLab raises $20 million to grow its DevOps software business" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "GitLab raises $20M Series C round led by GV" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower in thinly traded session; GE has biggest drop since June 2016: SPY sees lowest full-day trading volume since 2004" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Aren't Doing Much on Columbus Day, Wall Street Lower: Stocks are leashed close to the flatline on Monday, Oct. 9, with investors having little reason to extend a record run that stretched through most of last week." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Wall Street recedes from highs as quarterly reports loom" Reuters 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip in Quiet Session: Energy shares in the S&P 500 rise, among the best performers in the broad index" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:04 PM
  • "Chinese stocks rise after weeklong holiday: Hong Kong pulls back after last week's gains; Nikkei closed" MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "Spanish stocks stage a comeback, helping lift Europe higher: European stocks nudged higher Monday, finding support from advances in Spanish stocks and strength in German economic data." MarketWatch 11:48 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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