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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, November 29, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: We're razing our Redmond campus to build a mini city/No more cars, new soccer and cricket fields, cafes, bike tracks, bridges, light rail, and more." ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft to Spend Billions Modernizing Redmond Campus" Investopedia 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft to Expand Campus, as Amazon Looks Elsewhere" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft announces huge expansion to 'modernize' its Redmond HQ" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft to update its own office with HQ redesign: The renovation of its headquarters in Redmond, Washington, will take up to seven years to complete." CNET 7:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Making Space For 8,000 More Employees At Its Headquarters" Fortune 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Massive Redmond Campus Expansion And Up To 8,000 New Workers" HotHardware 5:45 PM
  • "Microsoft says Windows 10 now on 600 million monthly active devices: Windows 10 is now on 600 million devices that have been 'active' in the last 28 days, up from 500 million in March 2017." ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "As Microsoft And SAP Pair Up In The Cloud, Customers Offer Phenomenal Endorsements" Forbes 12:47 PM
  • "HP responds to 'Touchpoint Analytics Service' Spyware allegations" MSPoweruser 8:33 AM
  • "HP installing spyware driver on hardware" Fudzilla 8:33 AM
  • "Jingle bells, IBM tells more staff it is D-day" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "IBM figures out it takes longer than a week to re-wire software" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "IBM server responsible for Macy's Black Friday credit card issues, analysts say" MarketWatch 10:40 AM
  • "Intel eyes in-cabin experiences for autonomous vehicles, partners with Warner Bros.: Intel also took aim at Nvidia on efficiency and power consumption as autonomous vehicles emerge." ZDNet 11:09 AM
  • "Intel and Warner Bros. are teaming up to build in-cabin entertainment for autonomous cars" Mashable 12:06 PM
  • "AMD claims world speed record on servers" Fudzilla 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Prepping AM4 Motherboards for Raven Ridge" eTeknix 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Stock Underperforms Its Peers amid Uncertainty" Market Realist 12:44 PM
  • "Why Did AMD's Stock Price Fall after Its Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings?" Market Realist 12:44 PM
  • "What to expect from Cisco in 2018: As Cisco transitions from hardware to software, it's rolling out a whole new line of products for IoT and cloud" Network World 8:39 AM
  • "From Linux to Cloud, why Red Hat matters for every enterprise: Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. Don't bet against it." ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Reported Software Vulnerabilities on Track to Break Record in 2017" eWeek 7:30 PM
  • "Smartphone shipments will fall to phablets by 2019: IDC" ZDNet 9:00 PM
General Interest
  • "Finally, Facebook stops advertisers from excluding racial and ethnic groups... for now" Mashable 3:38 PM
  • "Facebook wants to be seen as a force for good" CNNMoney 12:47 PM
  • "Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC announced repeal: Three-year-old 'no paid prioritization' pledge was suddenly removed." Ars Technica 12:14 PM
  • "Google and YouTube are simply too big for advertisers to boycott" Mashable 9:44 AM
  • "Amazon introduces an AWS graph database service called Amazon Neptune" TechCrunch 11:19 AM
  • "Amazon Web Services launches bare metal compute instances" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Instagram is finally testing a 'regram' button plus a stories archive and closest friends lists" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Andy Rubin takes leave from Essential, as reports of an improper relationship at Google surface" TechCrunch 3:41 PM
  • "Andy Rubin reportedly left Google after 'inappropriate' relationship" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Essential's Andy Rubin has taken leave after reports of an 'inappropriate' Google relationship" Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Graphene Balls Reduce a One Hour Battery Recharge to 12 Minutes" PC Magazine 7:00 AM
  • "Kaspersky CEO says he would leave if Russia asked him to spy" Reuters 7:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Baird and Cisco to Host Tech Talk on Cisco's Multi-Cloud Strategy" Cisco 8:25 AM
  • "Intel Announces Private Exchange Offers for Three Series of Notes Open to Certain Investors and Related Tender Offers Open to All Investors Expiration Date: 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on December 5, 2017 (unless extended)" Business Wire 8:26 AM
  • "International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) Furthers its Vision of a Gender Equal World with NetSuite OneWorld" Oracle 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Working On A Useful Feature For Windows" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Twitter contractor turned off Trump's account by 'mistake': TechCrunch talked to Bahtiyar Duysak about his eventful last day." Engadget 7:30 PM
  • "FCC chair keeps up assault on social media" Axios 1:09 PM
  • "FCC Chairman Pai is swiping again at tech, Twitter and social media — this time for the spread of 'harassment' and 'vitriol': It comes a day after Pai essentially charged that web giants threatened speech online." Recode 1:09 PM
  • "Over half of FCC net neutrality comments may be fake, study says: Millions were linked to temporary or duplicate email addresses and fake names." Engadget 11:53 AM
  • "The US government keeps subpoenaing this VPN for customer information" The Next Web 8:16 AM
  • "Guilty plea in case tied to massive 2014 Yahoo hack" Mashable 3:38 PM
  • "Yahoo 'hacker-for-hire' pleads guilty" BBC 7:23 AM
  • "Accused hacker Lauri Love's extradition appeal begins" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "EU regulator spells out license guidelines to prevent patent wars" Reuters 7:00 AM
  • "Supreme Court justices raise privacy concerns in major cellphone case" Reuters 11:19 AM
  • "Supreme Court considers if your privacy rights include location data" Engadget 10:54 AM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court weighs major digital privacy case" Reuters 7:00 AM
  • "How To Remove HP Touchpoint Analytics Spyware That's Installing On PCs Without Permission" HotHardware 5:32 PM
  • "Google Pixelbook Review: Here's What You Need to Know" Fortune 3:40 PM
  • "Online security 101: Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies" ZDNet 3:37 PM
  • "Why Snap's Redesign May Not Be Enough" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:37 PM
  • "Review: These sexy smartwatches know how to flex Android Wear 2.0" The Next Web 3:34 PM
  • "The Tablet's Changing Narrative" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:22 AM
  • "You don't have to spend a fortune on a PC. These are the best laptops under $300" Digital Trends 8:14 AM
  • "Will Interswitch still be the company that brings Sub-Saharan Africa its big tech windfall?" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Why the YouTube of AR won't be YouTube" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Supreme Court Must Understand That Cell Phones Aren't Voluntary" Wired 7:23 AM
  • "What Facebook's New Food Delivery Feature Means For Restaurant Brands" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Why Data Breaches Will Get Worse Before Things Get Better" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Welcome back, sneakernet: Why net neutrality repeal will drive us to the edge/VPNs, Wi-Fi Meshes, pods, supernodes, and intelligent distributed cloud services will become the lingua franca of the new Biased Net." ZDNet 9:25 AM
  • "Net Neutrality Is Not the Problem" Wired 7:23 AM
  • "The Internet Is Dying. Repealing Net Neutrality Hastens That Death." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:01 AM
  • "HeartFlow is the newest unicorn after a new $150 million financing round" Recode 3:37 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow finishes at record, while Nasdaq posts worst day in 3 months on tech selloff: Philly semiconductor index logs biggest decline since December" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Nasdaq on Pace for Worst Day in Three Months After Another Sudden Tech Selloff: The Nasdaq is sharply lower as a selloff in the tech sector accelerates." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Slump in Facebook, Apple raises prospects of tech rally brake" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Dow closes at record high, inches closer to 24,000" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Close at Another Record High: Jump in bank shares offsets declines in the tech sector" [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks in China, Hong Kong continue to fade: Nikkei, Kospi largely unaffected by North Korean missile test" MarketWatch 8:23 AM
  • "Banks propel European stocks to 3-week high after Powell hearing: U.K. stocks slide, pound rallies on signs of Brexit breakthrough" MarketWatch 8:23 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:55 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Rethinking IT: Why Computer Scientists Should Care about Art, Chemistry and Biology"
  • "The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility"
New York Times (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 8:45 AM CST)
  • "Tech Envisions the Ultimate Start-Up: An Entire City"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:55 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Prepay Three Months of DirecTV Now, Get a Free 4K Apple TV"
  • "Xiaomi, Microsoft to Collaborate on AI Product Integration"
  • "Report: Apple Repair Center Inundating 911 With Calls"
  • "Google Lens is Rolling Out to Android, iOS"
  • "$22 Qi Car Charger Mount, Dell Laptop for $580, $60 Air Fryer"
  • "Google Assistant 'Routines' Feature Arriving Soon"
  • "Tesla Will Install Charging Stations for Free at Your Workplace"
  • "20 Netflix Tips to Boost Your Binge-Watching"
  • "Steve Jobs' 1973 Job Application Up for Auction"
  • "1Password Adds Pwned Password Check"...
Reuters (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 8:45 AM CST)
  • "Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears"
ZDNet (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "In Memoriam: All the consumer products Microsoft has killed off"
  • "Data science notebooks get real: JupyterLab releases to users"
  • "Apple still towers over other IT companies in quarterly results"
  • "Samsung Electronic's new SSD: 33.2 TB of memory for enterprises and datacenters"
  • "MWC 2018: NTT DoCoMo and NEC trial 5G tech"
  • "Cisco and AT&T partner on smart cities solutions"
  • "Singapore bank lets Apple customers voice their transactions"

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