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TechNN Archive: Monday, December 4, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Accelerates Growth to Become World's Top Desktop Operating System" Softpedia 9:08 AM
  • "Windows 7 is being ditched at a faster rate than previously thought" TechRadar UK 9:04 AM
  • "NetMarketShare: Windows 7 has been losing share faster than we thought" BetaNews 8:23 AM
  • "Steam: Windows 7 now nearly three times more popular than Windows 10" BetaNews 8:10 AM
  • "The missing link in Microsoft's A.I. strategy" Computerworld 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft, NFL extend Surface sideline deal to another season" ZDNet 8:04 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Updates KB4054022, KB4055237, and KB4052342" Softpedia 9:05 AM
  • "IBM's CIO Helps Enable The Cognitive Enterprise" Forbes 8:59 AM
  • "IBM India rakes in $5 billion in revenues in FY17, outperforms Infosys, TCS" CNBC: MoneyControl 8:59 AM
  • "U.S. Leads World in Quantum Computing Patent Filings with IBM Leading the Charge" IPWatchDog 8:58 AM
  • "IBM touches new high, becomes number 1 tech firm, here is how" Financial Express 8:58 AM
  • "HP's wearable VR system is an unnecessary luxury" Engadget 8:56 AM
  • "Dell starts flogging biz laptops with Intel Management Engine disabled" The Inquirer 8:51 AM
  • "Extortion: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel's flawed Management Engine" MSPoweruser 8:50 AM
  • "Intel Sees Opportunity At Every Layer Of The Robot Car Economy" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "Updated Intel roadmap leaked: Gemini Lake this month, Cascade Lake-X in late 2018" Liliputing 8:49 AM
  • "Intel roadmap shows when to expect Coffee Lake-S (300 Series)" Hexus 8:49 AM
  • "The ASRock X299E-ITX/ac Motherboard Review: An 18-core No-Compromise Mini-ITX" AnandTech 8:49 AM
  • "Amazon, Intel unveil DeepLens camera for AI development" bit-tech 8:48 AM
  • "Best CPU 2017: The best Intel and AMD processors from £99" Expert Reviews 8:45 AM
  • "Nvidia's Titan GPUs get optimized software for machine learning" VentureBeat 12:59 PM
  • "AMD's Vega 11: 'it's not a discrete graphics product, it's baked into the CPU'" PCGamesN 8:44 AM
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4" AnandTech 8:43 AM
  • "Ryzen 2 supported on AM4 confirms AMD product manager" Hexus 8:43 AM
  • "AMD confirms Raven Ridge Vega 11 and halts production Vega Reference Cards" Guru3D 8:43 AM
  • "Oracle is getting a $43 million charter high school on its Silicon Valley campus" Business Insider 4:44 PM
  • "Etisalat launches Cisco-powered cloud wi-fi" TradeArabia 8:32 AM
General Interest
  • "10,000-strong Google army to tackle extremists" Daily Telegraph 8:58 PM
  • "Google Drive removing 'Google Photos' tab from the nav drawer next month" 9to5Google 4:46 PM
  • "Google to Flag Apps That Snoop Without Permission" PC Magazine 4:42 PM
  • "Google brings AI camera tools to the Raspberry Pi" IT PRO 8:47 AM
  • "Privacy: Google updates Safe Browsing rules so apps must warn when they collect personal data" BetaNews 8:22 AM
  • "Google cracks down on apps that snoop on you, even if they're not in Play Store" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Chrome for Android will soon get HDR video support" Engadget 1:14 PM
  • "Android will flag snooping apps that don't warn users" Engadget 1:13 PM
  • "Select Chromebook owners can get six months of Netflix for free" Engadget 1:08 PM
  • "YouTube Hiring More Humans to Train Computers to Police the Site" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 PM
  • "Vidme's YouTube-meets-Reddit video service is no more" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "Amazon's IMDbPro gets its first mobile app" VentureBeat 1:00 PM
  • "Facebook opens new London HQ and plans 800 more U.K. jobs" VentureBeat 8:07 AM
  • "Facebook rolls out a Messenger app just for kids" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Why Facebook launched a Messenger app for kids" VentureBeat 1:02 PM
  • "Facebook launches a version of Messenger for young children" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "You can now import your Instagram contacts into Messenger" TechCrunch 12:51 PM
  • "Watch the first trailer for Netflix's new science fiction show Altered Carbon" The Verge 12:56 PM
  • "Go body-hopping with Netflix's next original sci-fi series on February 2" TechCrunch 12:52 PM
  • "'House of Cards' returns in 2018 -- without Kevin Spacey" Engadget 1:09 PM
  • "Netflix is moving forward with the final season of House of Cards" The Verge 12:56 PM
  • "Meet the Star Wars edition of the OnePlus 5T" The Verge 7:59 AM
  • "HDMI 2.1 has arrived: Here's everything you need to know" TechHive 8:01 AM
  • "How Slack uses a raccoon to keep distractions on Slack at bay" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Proof Work aims to decentralize medical data by using the blockchain" TechCrunch 12:52 PM
  • "Lia is launching the first-ever flushable pregnancy test" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "New spacesuit 'go home' function could save astronaut lives" TechCrunch 12:55 PM
  • "AISpotter uses computer vision to make coaches' jobs easier" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "VW unveils an electric van for its MOIA ride-sharing service" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Volkswagen's MOIA debuts its all-electric rideshare vehicle" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Trillium aims to shield your high-tech car against cyberattacks" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
  • "Uber, Grab, and Ola join public transport advocacy network UITP" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "Early Uber advisor Bradley Tusk on selling his shares, and the fights he'll wage in 2018" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Launch Forth Exits Beta & Enters Open-Innovation SaaS Market, Signs Global Giants HP Inc. & General Electric Co. As First Clients" PRWeb 8:55 AM
  • "Galileo Performance Explorer Releases 3rd Dell EMC Agent for Unity All-Flash and Hybrid Flash Storage Platforms with Fully Integrated SAN and NAS Capabilities" PRWeb 8:51 AM
  • "Jinan Innovation Zone, Inspur and Cisco Signs Memorandum of Strategic Cooperation" PRNewswire 8:34 AM
  • "Orange Business Services Surpasses 200K User Subscriptions for Cisco Spark" Light Reading 8:34 AM
  • "Orange Business Services Surpasses 200,000 User Subscriptions for Cisco Spark" Business Wire 8:33 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's rumored Andromeda foldable device: Here's what to expect - Video" ZDNet 4:41 PM
  • "The best Xbox One games" Engadget 1:11 PM
  • "How to Change the System Language in Windows 10" MakeUseOf 9:10 AM
  • "Goodbye, Kinect: Microsoft officially ends manufacturing for the Xbox One sensor" Games Radar 9:09 AM
  • "Windows on ARM and the future of PCs as a Service" Computerworld 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft invites students across Ireland to take part in Hour of Code session" Tech Central 9:09 AM
  • "New Windows Phone Delayed for 2 Weeks, to Launch Just Before Christmas" Softpedia 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge browser comes to iOS and Android" ITProPortal 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Considering Snapdragon 845 Device, Unlikely to Be the Surface Phone" Softpedia 9:06 AM
  • "How to Find Your IP Address on Windows 10" MakeUseOf 9:05 AM
  • "Get 'Getting Started with PowerShell' ($20 value) FREE for a limited time" BetaNews 1:04 PM
  • "Popular Start menu replacement Classic Shell is dead" BetaNews 1:05 PM
  • "Classic Shell for Windows 10 goes Open Source" MSPoweruser 9:07 AM
  • "Classic Shell Windows Start Menu App Officially Discontinued" Softpedia 9:05 AM
  • "Eve V Windows 10 tablet Flash Sale on right now!" MSPoweruser 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft is offering $200 discounts on Surface Pro, Surface Laptop models with Intel Core i5 processors" OnMSFT 8:49 AM
  • "Gigabyte Aero 15X Review: The GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q makes it hum" PCWorld 8:01 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Australia wants to know how Google and Facebook have affected the local media" Mashable 8:04 PM
  • "NY AG and senators call for delay of net neutrality vote over fake comments" ZDNet 6:48 PM
  • "NY attorney general asks for net neutrality vote to be put off" Reuters 4:42 PM
  • "SEC Cyber Unit's first charges target cryptocurrency fraud" Engadget 1:11 PM
  • "Senators ask the FCC to delay its net neutrality vote" Engadget 1:10 PM
  • "Australia investigates Facebook and Google over media impact" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "UK and EU to expand Bitcoin regulation to combat money laundering and tax evasion" BetaNews 8:22 AM
  • "Venezuela will start its own digital currency to beat sanctions" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "Venezuela's Petro cryptocurrency tipped as way out of economic crisis" ZDNet 8:08 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "LiDAR strips landscapes down to their bare glory" Engadget 1:10 PM
  • "Most U.S. patent holders hail from the Midwest, the Northeast, and California" VentureBeat 1:01 PM
  • "So what if bitcoin is another bubble? The dot-com bubble gave us the modern internet" TechCrunch 12:51 PM
  • "Gravity waves could help scientists detect earthquakes faster" Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Airbus innovation threatened by corruption scandal and loss of CTO" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "Anti-piracy firm's scaremongering attack on Kodi boxes should make you angry" BetaNews 8:22 AM
  • "Code.org gets $12 million for computer science education from Gates Foundation and other groups" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
  • "The Winklevoss twins are now Bitcoin billionaires" The Verge 7:57 AM
  • "Skimlinks CEO to European startups: Don't waste your time chasing US VCs at first" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Bulletproof co-founder opposes Macquarie Telecom's AU$17.9m takeover bid" ZDNet 4:41 PM
  • "Contentful, a Stripe for content management, raises $28M led by General Catalyst" TechCrunch 12:51 PM
  • "Justin Kan's Atrium is starting a boot camp to help founders raise money" TechCrunch 12:51 PM
  • "Chase closes WePay acquisition, a deal valued up to $400M" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow finishes at record; S&P 500, Nasdaq flounder as Tech Stocks swoon: So-called 'FAANG' stocks take a beating" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "Dow Jumps to New Record as Tax Reform Buoys Wall Street: The Dow rose by nearly 60 points on Monday, but the S&P 500 and Nasdaq declined." TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Dow hits record as investors bet on tax cuts" Reuters 4:29 PM
  • "Dow Sets Another Record but Finishes Well Off Its Highs: Selloff in tech shares weighs on S&P 500, Nasdaq; meanwhile, haven assets decline as U.S. dollar advances" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:29 PM
  • "Hong Kong stocks turn a corner, marking first gain in a week: Asia-Pacific stock markets struggled to gather momentum Monday after pockets of selling last week, notably in tech." MarketWatch 6:53 AM
  • "DAX ends sharply higher as U.S. tax progress revs up European stocks: European stocks closed with strong gains Monday, with German blue-chips surging by the most in a month, after lawmakers in Washington moved closer to getting a major package of U.S. tax cuts and reforms signed into law." MarketWatch 12:27 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:20 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies"
  • "IT Versus the Organization"
  • "The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software"
  • "Enhance Lead Qualification in SaaS"
New York Times (Updated 9:20 PM CST)
  • "Net Neutrality's Holes in Europe May Offer Peek at Future in U.S."
PC Magazine (Updated 9:20 PM CST)
  • "23 Beautifully Designed Tech Gifts"
Reuters (Updated 9:20 PM CST)
  • "Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day"
  • "Uber heads to court in fight for London survival"
  • "Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role"
  • "Bitcoin futures start trading on CBOE exchange"
  • "China Telecom earmarked as the Philippines' third telecoms player"
  • "Factbox: Cboe, CME to launch bitcoin futures contracts"
ZDNet (Updated 9:20 PM CST)
  • "Bitcoin futures begin trading"
  • "Symantec says biometrics isn't the answer for protecting against financial fraud"
  • "Optus to refund NBN FttN customers for slow speeds due to technical limits"
  • "Biggest tech fails of 2017"


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