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TechNN Archive: Friday, February 2, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Azure revenue up 98% as it closes gap on AWS" IT PRO 9:18 AM
  • "Clouds from Microsoft, Google, Alibaba all booming, but they still can't touch Amazon" TechRepublic 9:19 AM
  • "Crypto-Mining Botnet Ensnares 500,000 Windows Machines" SecurityWeek 9:17 AM
  • "Over 500,000 Windows Machines Infected with Monero Mining Software" Infosecurity 9:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 surpasses 7 globally to become Microsoft's biggest OS" CRN UK 9:19 AM
  • "Report: Windows 10 Surpassed Windows 7 In Global Desktop OS Market Share" SegmentNext 9:12 AM
  • "No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft" The Register 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft cloud revenues push results to new high" ITProPortal 9:13 AM
  • "Elekta strikes deal to build IBM Watson into cancer care software" Fierce Biotech 9:03 AM
  • "Confirmed: Michael Dell really is thinking about going public again, maybe through a 'merger' with VMware" Business Insider 4:10 PM
  • "Dell confirms that it's exploring IPO, VMware reverse merger" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "Dell is 'evaluating' a direct IPO or reverse merger with VMware" VentureBeat 12:25 PM
  • "Dell confirms it's considering combining with VMware and other options in SEC filing" TechCrunch 12:06 PM
  • "Dell explores IPO or potential merger with VMware" Reuters 9:01 AM
  • "Report: Dell Mulling Reverse Merger With VMware, Special Committee Formed" CRN 9:00 AM
  • "Dell, VMware decide to explore options including merger: Sources" The Economic Times 9:00 AM
  • "Intel Reports Progress on Patch-Related Performance Issues" E-Commerce Times 8:57 AM
  • "Intel spin-out could launch AR smart glasses this year" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Intel rumored to be in talks to find a partner for its AR glasses business" BGR 8:21 PM
  • "Intel tipped to release augmented reality specs this year" The Inquirer 8:57 AM
  • "Tall, slim models are coming to take over dumpy SSD territory" The Register 8:57 AM
  • "New Intel Coffee Lake 8600 - 8500 - 8300 Models Are Confirmed" Guru3D 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review: a high-end GPU waiting on a future it's trying to create" PCGamesN 8:54 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Graphics Version 18.2.1 Is Out" Softpedia 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco - Get ready for the software-powered intelligent networks of tomorrow" ITProPortal 8:52 AM
  • "Cisco To Reinvent Network For Digital Business" Bernama 8:52 AM
  • "Cisco launches Kubernetes container platform" IT PRO 8:51 AM
General Interest
  • "An Adobe Flash 0day is being actively exploited in the wild" Ars Technica 5:59 PM
  • "Sprint eyes mobile 5G network launch for first half of 2019" ZDNet 5:59 PM
  • "What you need to know about that big study on cell phones and cancer" ["Be smart: These rats were exposed to high levels of radiation over their entire bodies. This is not how humans are exposed to cell phone radiation. When asked in a press conference if he intends to change his cell phone use, or tell his children to do so, study author John Bucher said, unequivocally, 'no.'"] Axios 4:21 PM
  • "Alexa can now control your HP printer" Engadget 4:21 PM
  • "Here's why Alexa won't light up during Amazon's Super Bowl ad" The Next Web 4:04 PM
  • "Google code reckons it's smarter than airlines, AI funding, and lots more" The Register 8:20 PM
  • "Google builds out its data center estate, with added solar power" ZDNet 12:27 PM
  • "Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs has a plan to bring order to the mobility chaos in our cities" The Verge 12:18 PM
  • "Chrome OS update comes with Spectre fix and new screenshot shortcut" Engadget 12:34 PM
  • "Google Chrome: Beware these malicious extensions that record everything you do" ZDNet 8:40 AM
  • "Five Chromebook hacks that give your laptop surprising new talents" PCWorld 8:36 AM
  • "YouTube will address 'egregious' acts by creators in new policies" Engadget 12:36 PM
  • "YouTube working on stricter policies to punish creators who do 'significant harm' to the community" The Verge 12:18 PM
  • "Brave YouTuber installs literal fast and slow lanes for traffic outside the FCC's headquarters" The Verge 12:17 PM
  • "YouTube's live TV service is now available for Apple TV devices" The Verge 12:13 PM
  • "YouTube labels news videos that have received government funding" Engadget 12:36 PM
  • "YouTube will start labeling videos from state-funded broadcasters" The Verge 12:17 PM
  • "To fight propaganda, YouTube will now label state-funded news broadcasts in the U.S." TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "YouTube's CEO promises stronger enforcement in the wake of controversies" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "Sprint commits to launching mobile 5G nationwide in 2019, raising prices" VentureBeat 12:24 PM
  • "DJI Mavic Air review: Aerial photography's next small thing" Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "GoPro's holiday season was even worse than the company predicted" The Verge 12:18 PM
  • "As Sony CEO Kaz Hirai steps down, the future of some products is in question" Ars Technica 4:04 PM
  • "Sony CEO completes quest to make the company successful again" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Sony CEO Kaz Hirai will step aside on April 1st" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Kaz Hirai steps down as Sony CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida named as replacement" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang without cable" TechHive 8:36 AM
  • "Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "Spotify will now show songwriter and producer credits for each track" VentureBeat 12:25 PM
  • "Spotify debuts a new Songwriter Credits feature on desktop" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Plextor M9Pe NVMe SSD review: Far faster than SATA and almost as affordable" PCWorld 8:36 AM
  • "Firefox 59 will stop websites snooping on where you've just been" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Tencent will launch Arena of Valor's World Cup tournament" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Razer announces a 'gold' Razer Phone that's gold in logo only" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "BMW's C evolution squeezes EV technology into a scooter" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Ford's Chariot ride-sharing vans come to London" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Airbus completes first test of its autonomous air taxi Vahana" VentureBeat 8:39 AM
  • "A successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch gives NASA new options" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "People are digging the new 3D replay tech in PUBG" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Fashion subscription service Le Tote ventures into China's competitive luxury retail market" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
  • "Slite looks to build a new smarter notes tool for internal teams" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Polish hackers create an indoor location system for disabled students" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "The Lucnt SRL1 is a smart bike light for smarter people" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "Die With Me is a chat app for sharing your phone's last gasp" TechCrunch 12:06 PM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Research AI at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence" IBM 9:04 AM
  • "VMware Issues Statement on Dell Technologies SEC filing" Globe Newswire 9:00 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Offers Cheaper Surface Laptops With Lesser Specs" PC Magazine 5:04 PM
  • "Microsoft starts selling a $799 Surface Laptop" TechCrunch 4:05 PM
  • "Microsoft adds new, lower-cost Surface models to its line-up" ZDNet 4:04 PM
  • "Microsoft offers cheaper Surface laptops with lower specs" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Do you still partition your drive? Paragon Partition Manager 16 Free makes partitioning a breeze" BetaNews 12:30 PM
  • "Wake-On-LAN on Windows: The Best Feature You're Not Using" MakeUseOf 9:19 AM
  • "How to Create a System Image to Back Up Windows 10 Fall Creators Update" Softpedia 9:19 AM
  • "'Flickergate' issue hits Microsoft's Surface Pro 4" bit-tech 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Office 2019 will be for Windows 10 only" The Inquirer 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft extends Windows 10 support and makes Office 2019 a Windows 10 exclusive" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "Office 2019 compatible only with Windows 10, Microsoft says" Inquirer.Net 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Extends Support for Two Windows 10 Versions" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft is working on new features for its To-Do app" Neowin 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone Could Launch This Year with Windows Polaris - Report" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft establishes Cortana Intelligence Institute to work on next-gen capabilities for Cortana" MSPoweruser 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 2019 Launches Later This Year, Will Run Only on Windows 10" Softpedia 9:11 AM
  • "How to set up a mobile hotspot with Windows 10" TechRepublic 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft extends Windows 10 support and makes Office 2019 a Windows 10 exclusive" BetaNews 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 vs Windows 7: Has Microsoft's newest OS just reached a turning point?" ZDNet 8:41 AM
  • "Windows 10's antivirus will start removing PC 'optimizer' scareware next month" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Laptop is cheaper and slower at $799" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft drops Surface Book 2 price to $1,199 with less storage" The Verge 8:26 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Republicans and Democrats team up for net neutrality in Washington state" Seattle Times 9:19 PM
  • "YouTube to Call Out Government-Funded News Videos" PC Magazine 5:04 PM
  • "AT&T merger judge says 'no big issues' in trial preparations" Reuters 5:04 PM
  • "FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fund" TechCrunch 4:05 PM
  • "Fewer than a fifth of enterprises have a notification plan in place for data breaches" BetaNews 8:44 AM
  • "GDPR: These are the organisations which are least prepared" ZDNet 8:42 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Microsoft and Facebook's Headline Roller Coaster" The Motley Fool 8:42 PM
  • "Video cards are so expensive, you're better off buying an entire desktop PC" Digital Trends 6:00 PM
  • "Dell XPS 8930 Review | A Secret Gaming PC?" Digital Trends 4:53 PM
  • "Technology can't save football players' brains" Engadget 12:34 PM
  • "How 5G will impact the future of farming and John Deere's digital transformation" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Bitcoin falls under $8,000 -- crypto market down to $360bn" BetaNews 8:44 AM
  • "Bitcoin value drops below $8,500" The Verge 8:27 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Mnubo raises $16.5M Series B from Munich Re/HSB Ventures, White Star Capital, McRock Capital and other investors" VentureBeat 12:24 PM
  • "Figma raises $25 million to take on Adobe with a browser-based interface design tool" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Startup Europe 2017: More funding, fewer exits offer mixed picture of entrepreneurial progress" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "Science, the L.A.-based incubator, just closed on $75 million for its first real venture fund" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 on track for worst weekly decline in 2 years: Dow drops more than 400 points" MarketWatch 1:21 PM
  • "Dow Gets Walloped, Falls 450 Points as Bond Yields Spike: Stocks plunge and Treasury yields spike after the U.S. adds 200,000 jobs to payrolls in January and wages increase." TheStreet 1:21 PM
  • "Tech companies lead stocks sharply lower in morning trading" Associated Press 1:20 PM
  • "Dow Set for Its Biggest Weekly Fall in Two Years: Blue-chip index falls sharply as disappointing earnings reports and a selloff in government bonds weigh on markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:20 PM
  • "Earnings worries weigh on Asian markets; China suffers worst week since 2016: Stock indexes in Japan and South Korea suffered earnings-related hits Friday, with Samsung Electronics falling more than 4% after rival Apple's latest quarterly financial results." MarketWatch 8:02 AM
  • "DAX drops below 13,000 after Deutsche Bank logs a hefty loss: European stocks dropped for a fifth straight session on Friday, with the German market leading the charge south after Deutsche Bank posted a bigger-than-expected loss in the fourth quarter." MarketWatch 11:47 AM



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  • "Report: Walmart Considers Launching Netflix Rival"
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Reuters (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "EU regulators charge Qualcomm with additional violation in pricing case"
  • "Switzerland seeks to regain cryptocurrency crown"
  • "SoftBank's Son says Japan is 'stupid' to disallow ride-sharing"
  • "Alphabet to deploy balloon Internet in Kenya with Telkom in 2019"
  • "Amazon hands goodwill to eBay with move to shut Australians out of overseas sites"
ZDNet (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Is This Autonomous Jet Fighter the Future of Air Combat?"
  • "European Union hits Google with $5 billion fine over Android antitrust practices"
  • "How a solar-powered drone will beam down the internet from 70,000 feet"
  • "Cisco patches critical vulnerabilities in Policy Suite"
  • "Cryptojacking: Coinmining attacks have started to decline"
  • "IBM Watson Health extends partnership with US to help vets with cancer"
  • "SAP Q2 2018: Strong cloud adoption raises financial outlook"
  • "Ericsson pins hopes on more 5G business"


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