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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "With the end of Windows on phones, how does Microsoft avoid being the next IBM? The company forgets the importance of the consumer space at its peril." Ars Technica UK 9:00 AM
  • "Exclusive: Despite sanctions, Russian organizations acquire Microsoft software" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "Russian organizations are acquiring Microsoft software using fake identity" MSPoweruser 9:00 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Satya Nadella got Wall Street to look past its cloud battle with Amazon Web Services" GeekWire 1:32 PM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on leadership lessons from cricket and team sports" GeekWire 1:42 PM
  • "Early reports of myriad Microsoft Patch Tuesday problems: It's been less than a day since the Patch Tuesday patches rolled out, and we're already seeing lots of complaints – and a few unexpected explanations." Computerworld 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10, Server 2016 patching error borks users' systems" ZDNet 6:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Previews PowerShell's Cross-Platform Future at SpiceWorld" eWeek 6:30 PM
  • "Consistency is key to Oracle and Microsoft's hybrid cloud clout" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Intel works on 'next stage' of quantum computing: The 17-qubit test chip uses a new architecture for improved performance" Computing 9:02 AM
  • "Intel presents 17-qubit superconducting chip with advanced packaging" PhysOrg 9:02 AM
  • "Intel makes a small but significant step towards quantum computing with its 17-qubit chip" Alphr 9:02 AM
  • "Intel is one step closer to mass production of quantum processors" TechSpot 9:02 AM
  • "Intel launches AI-enabled anti-money laundering advisor" ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Intel takes on money launderers" Axios 8:49 AM
  • "Lauterbach debugger targets 64-bit ARM and Intel chips in cars" Electronics Weekly 9:02 AM
  • "Intel's quantum chip could loosen Nvidia's grip on parallel computing" PCGamesN 12:44 PM
  • "Intel Unleashes 17-Qubit Superconducting Test Chip For Quantum Computing" HotHardware 5:53 PM
  • "AMD's Vega beats Nvidia's GTX 1080 by up to 21% in Shadow of War at 4K" PCGamesN 12:42 PM
  • "Dell makes $1bn bet that IoT at the edge can kill cloud computing takeover" The Register 8:44 AM
  • "Western Digital unveils breakthrough HDD technology: The new microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) technology should enable hard drives with 40TB of capacity by 2025, helping HDDs hold onto their staying power in the enterprise segment." ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Western Digital Unveils MAMR Hard Drive Tech To Enable Density To Scale North Of 40 Terabytes" HotHardware 5:52 PM
  • "WD May Have Given HDDs New Life for Big-Data Storage" eWeek 5:56 PM
General Interest
  • "Tech companies are provoking more ire by moving out of the suburbs and into cities, says urban history expert" GeekWire 2:12 PM
  • "Artificial intelligence is coming to socks and shoes" Axios 12:35 PM
  • "T-Mobile website bug let hackers steal data with a phone number" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "OnePlus is collecting your private data without permission" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Alphabet's Eric Schmidt thinks these are EU tech companies' biggest challenges" The Next Web 8:50 AM
  • "People are spending more time in top shopping apps like Amazon's" Recode 8:32 AM
  • "Zuckerberg sorry for virtual tour of devastated Puerto Rico" Associated Press 9:47 AM
  • "Facebook, Tesla and other tech giants are giving aid to Puerto Rico in the form of VR, 'internet balloons' and batteries" Recode 8:32 AM
  • "Twitter says it may 'refine' its policies after reversing position on Blackburn campaign ad" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Google reportedly places orders for detachable Pixelbook" DigiTimes 8:51 AM
  • "Bug Allowed Google Home Mini Speakers to Record Everything" PC Magazine 8:31 AM
  • "Google disables Home Mini's top button so it won't record everything: A glitch could cause the smart speaker listen in a little too closely." Engadget 9:13 PM
  • "Google updates its home Mini speaker – Stops it from recording everything accidentally" DailyTech 8:31 AM
  • "Google Home Mini fault left smart speakers always recording" Telegraph 8:31 AM
  • "YouTube uses its massive platform to spotlight how girls around the world aren't getting an education" Mashable 9:54 AM
  • "Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Google, Facebook, and Twitter Need a New Approach to Tackling Chaos" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "Ebay paid £1.6m in UK tax while reporting $1.3bn in revenue" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
  • "How BRCK, Vanu And Facebook Are Reinventing (Free) Mobile Internet Access For Africa In Rural Rwanda" Forbes 8:01 AM
  • "Israel warned the US about Kaspersky after hacking its network" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Kaspersky hacked by Israeli intelligence, who claim to have found NSA malware on Kaspersky's network" V3 8:27 AM
  • "Israeli spies found Russians using Kaspersky software for hacks: media" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "Amazon launches $5.49 monthly Prime Student subscription in the U.S" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Amazon finally makes a waterproof Kindle, after 10 years" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Amazon introduces a waterproof Kindle Oasis with a seven-inch screen and Audible playback" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Amazon to develop a smart doorbell to deliver packages inside your home" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "The Oculus Rift and Touch controllers are now $399" Mashable 12:56 PM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Inc. Expects to Donate Over $14 Million Globally in STEM Education for Underserved Children" Dell 8:59 AM
  • "IBM Introduces Industry Platform Designed Specifically for Insurers" IBM 8:59 AM
  • "Intel Launches Intel Saffron AML Advisor Using AI to Detect Financial Crime" Intel 8:59 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Announces Four New Xbox One S Bundles" Thurrott 6:12 PM
  • "Outlook bug meant S/MIME emails were sent unencrypted for months" ZDNet 1:31 PM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Customize and rearrange the Quick Actions buttons" ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft launches $5.5m AI funding competition" CRN UK 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher review: A beautiful Android experience" Android Central 9:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 IQ test (Part 1)" [Slideshow] Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "Windows 10: Fall Creators Update SDK is now available for all developers" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft just ended support for Office 2007 and Outlook 2007" ZDNet 7:41 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Decision by Taiwanese antitrust authority: huge setback for Qualcomm, breakthrough for industry" Foss Patents 3:11 PM
  • "Taiwan fines Qualcomm $774 million for antitrust violations" Reuters 3:05 PM
  • "Microsoft, Apple among companies urging U.S. Supreme Court to weigh gay workers' rights" Reuters 11:36 AM
  • "UK government shares its ideas for making the internet safer" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Taiwan Fair Trade Commission fines Qualcomm more than $700 million" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Judge smashes boundless warrant for identities of anti-Trump website users: A US judge has stripped away the warrant to the bare bones, to DreamHost's delight." ZDNet 7:41 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Which Amazon Kindle Is Right for You?" PC Magazine 8:53 PM
  • "Comment: Google Clips is the company's first high-stakes AI product that needs to just work" 9to5Google 1:19 PM
  • "Your Computer: Should It Stay or Should It Go?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:59 AM
  • "Alienware 17 (R4, 2017) review: A battle-hardened but not yet war-weary gaming laptop" CNET 9:54 AM
  • "Logitech Craft review: A slick keyboard combo that takes on the Surface Dial" Ars Technica 9:53 AM
  • "Our Concerns About Smart Tech might reflect our Lack of Trust in Humanity" Tech.pinions 8:25 AM
  • "Google Home Mini review: chasing Dots" The Verge 8:34 AM
  • "Google Home, Alexa, and Siri Are Forcing Us to Make a Serious Decision" Wired 8:13 AM
  • "Your forgotten IoT gadgets will leave a disastrous, toxic legacy" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "US deputy attorney general just called for 'responsible encryption.' Don't fall for it." ZDNet 7:41 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Companies are investing millions in AI -- and facing big barriers" ZDNet 3:31 PM
  • "Google just mysteriously bought a podcast app" Mashable 3:26 PM
  • "Open-Xchange raises $25 million to expand privacy-focused email service" VentureBeat 12:22 PM
  • "Attivo Networks raises $21 million to thwart cyberattacks using the art of deception" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "MioTech gets $7M to build artificial intelligence based tools for wealth managers in Asia" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "AI-powered customer marketing platform Ometria raises $6M Series A" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Travel experiences marketplace Withlocals picks up $4.2M in Series A funding" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Alibaba Group will invest $15B into a new global research and development program" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Alibaba to invest $15bn in R&D labs in push to become AI leader" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:01 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stock benchmarks book record trifecta as Fed minutes strike cautious tone: December rate hike no longer seen as certainty" MarketWatch 3:55 PM
  • "Stocks Hold Small Gains After Fed Calls for 'Patience' on Rate Hikes: Wall Street keeps small gains after Fed members call for 'patience' in hiking rates." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Wall Street ends at record highs; eyes on Fed, earnings" Reuters 3:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Up; Japan's Nikkei at 21-Year High: Market reaction to minutes from the Fed's latest meeting was muted" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Asian markets achieve milestones as monthlong rally continues: Nikkei closes at 21-year peak" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "Spanish stocks rally as worries over Catalan independence ease: Euro climbs as secession process is suspended for now" MarketWatch 8:57 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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