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TechNN Archive: Thursday, February 22, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Inside Microsoft's new Dublin home: an LED waterfall, a digital lake and a DreamSpace/One Microsoft Place in Leopardstown officially opened by Taoiseach" Irish Times 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft opens up new €134 million campus in Dublin: The new campus will house 2,000 employees and marks the completion of just under three years of construction." Windows Central 12:11 PM
  • "Microsoft partners with Hi-Rez Studios for SMITE Pro League Mixer exclusive" OnMSFT 12:53 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro and its accessories launched in India: Price,┬áspecifications/Microsoft Surface Pro comes with an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera that supports 1080p video recording while there is a 5-megapixel front camera on the detachable that is capable of recording 1080p videos, as well." Financial Express 7:20 AM
  • "Intel will bring 5G to laptops in 2019: 5G will be a key part of the company's 'Always Connected' PC plans." Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Intel sets sights on Qualcomm, promises 5G-powered laptops in 2019: Firm claims devices will allow 'untethered VR from anywhere in the world'" The Inquirer 11:06 AM
  • "Intel Announces 5G-Connected Windows 10 PCs Coming Next Year" Thurrott 11:07 AM
  • "Intel partners with Microsoft, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to make 5G laptops" The Verge 9:23 AM
  • "Intel talks 5G connected PCs at MWC: Read between the lines for the real story" SemiAccurate 8:37 AM
  • "Intel lays out its 5G plans ahead of Mobile World Congress" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "Intel to display XMM 8000 series 5G modems at MWC 2018" Neowin 11:42 AM
  • "Intel claims it may finally have fixed Spectre flaw" ITProPortal 7:21 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out Spectre Fixes For Skylake, Kaby Lake, And Coffee Lake Chips" Tech Times 7:20 AM
  • "First Intel, now AMD also faces multiple class-action suits over Spectre attacks" ZDNet 6:44 AM
  • "AMD faces more Spectre class-action over 'misleading' processor performance claims: Plaintiffs claim AMD deceived customers over processor performance" The Inquirer 8:18 AM
  • "Epyc Secrets: How AMD Epyc CPUs Could Outmaneuver, Outscale Intel" ExtremeTech 10:07 AM
  • "AMD expands Epyc, Ryzen lines with new embedded processors: Chips take aim at networking, storage and industrial solutions" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "AMD expands Epyc and Ryzen lines" Fudzilla 7:20 AM
  • "Packet rolls out AMD EPYC CPUs for global bare metal cloud" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "AMD Embedded Processors EPYC 3000 And Ryzen V1000 Launch" Geeky Gadgets 7:20 AM
  • "AMD announces Epyc, Ryzen embedded families" bit-tech 7:20 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise's CEO Antonio Neri on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 7:27 PM
  • "HP lifts forecast after strong earnings" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "HP's first Snapdragon Windows 10 device now available for pre-order" MSPoweruser 12:11 PM
  • "Dell Unveils Four New 'Product Agnostic' Certifications Around Cloud, Services And Security" CRN 7:18 AM
  • "Global Gaming Laptop Market 2018- Dell, Razer, HP, MSI, Acer" E Ontario Now 7:19 AM
  • "Oracle Data Cloud Announces Advanced Data Training and Marketing Program" Martech Advisor 7:31 AM
  • "Cisco Jabber for Windows Input Validation Flaw in Processing Embedded Media Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks" Security Tracker 7:33 AM
  • "IBM expands storage systems to enable modern digital business strategies" SiliconANGLE 7:25 AM
  • "Samsung, Qualcomm to make 5G chips with 7-nanometer process" ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "Researchers Develop a File System for DNA-Based Storage" ExtremeTech 8:35 AM
General Interest
  • "It looks like Dish is actually building its own 5G wireless network" BGR 8:13 PM
  • "Huawei's iPhone X killer might have the most minimalist design we've ever seen" BGR 6:30 PM
  • "America's internet speed map is back! And it doesn't completely suck!" The Register 2:41 PM
  • "Moleskine adds the Pen+ Ellipse to its Smart Writing System" The Verge 12:23 PM
  • "Number of DDoS Attacks Continues to Grow, Akamai Reports" eWeek 8:56 AM
  • "Android P will stop apps from silently using your phone's camera and mic" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "BBC's Raspberry Pi Zero rival heads to Canada in 100,000 bulk order" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Elon Musk quits AI ethics research group" BBC 7:31 AM
  • "Twitter is (finally) cracking down on bots" TechCrunch 6:46 AM
  • "Google announces the Android Enterprise Recommended program" Neowin 6:44 AM
  • "Walmart launches a new home shopping site for furniture and home décor" TechCrunch 6:43 AM
  • "Game helps players spot 'fake news'" BBC 6:36 AM
  • "The first $999 Android phone is here, and it's not even the Galaxy S9" BGR 6:51 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus vs Galaxy Note 8: Flagship confusion galore" ZDNet 6:44 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Samsung flagship showcased in massive high-res images/Snaps give us our best look at the smartphone yet" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "Samsung resumes Oreo rollout for the Galaxy S8 following reboot borkage: It's rolling out now to users in Germany" The Inquirer 7:31 AM
  • "Huawei shows off the 'world's first' smartphone-driven car: No dogs were harmed in the making" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "LG updates its cheap K-series phones with new hardware: But their Android Nougat OS is still stuck in 2017." Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "LG to unveil camera-focused K8, K10 smartphones at MWC" ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "Lighthouse's 3D sensing, AI-powered camera is now available for $299" TechCrunch 7:30 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell EMC Introduces New Certifications to Establish and Validate IT Skills of the Future: Dell EMC Proven Professional certifications help organizations accelerate IT and digital transformation" PR Newswire 7:18 AM
  • "Oracle Communications Network Charging and Control Enables Mobile Service Providers to Differentiate and Monetize Their Brand" PR Newswire 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft and Compuverde announce SMB licensing partnership" PRNewswire 7:33 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's GDPR Compliance Manager hits general availability" Neowin 8:56 AM
  • "New Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Messaging Extension released for Microsoft Teams" MSPoweruser 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft collaborates with Be My Eyes to offer tech support to the blind" Neowin 6:44 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Net neutrality supporters sue to stop FCC's repeal" Axios 7:12 PM
  • "Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts" PC Magazine 7:11 PM
  • "23 attorneys general refile challenge to FCC net neutrality repeal" Engadget 7:11 PM
  • "Why states might win the net neutrality war against the FCC: FCC might have doomed its preemption case by renouncing authority over broadband." Ars Technica 10:04 AM
  • "The FCC's order gutting net neutrality is now official — but the fight is just getting started" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Blockchain and bitcoin in the spotlight as government launches digital currencies inquiry" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "The SEC says companies must disclose more information about cybersecurity risks" TechCrunch 6:46 AM
  • "Man removes feds' spy cam, they demand it back, he refuses and sues: Camera believed to be part of 'Operation Drawbridge' effort to monitor the border." Ars Technica 6:37 AM
  • "White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over ban" BBC 6:36 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Who Can Check Big Tech? Can the companies who build our smartphones and run our social networks be regulated? Or will they have to regulate themselves?" Slate 8:26 PM
  • "Thinking About the Samsung Galaxy S9 (Premium)" Thurrott 2:14 PM
  • "Is artificial intelligence a threat to civilisation?" Telegraph 12:23 PM
  • "The best smartwatch to buy for 2018" Telegraph 6:51 AM
  • "HTC U11 Plus Review: When More Is Less" The Verge 6:51 AM
  • "The New Snapchat Design Is a Colossal Mess. And It Won't Go Away. Here's Why." Thurrott 6:41 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Mexico's Televisa to create content for Amazon Prime" Reuters 12:07 PM
  • "Teampay raises $4m so you don't have to steal your CEO's credit card anymore" TechCrunch 9:24 AM
  • "Google Buys IoT Platform" PYMNTS 7:19 AM
  • "Travel activities platform KKDay raises $10.5M led by Japanese travel firm H.I.S." TechCrunch 6:51 AM
  • "Pop star turned entrepreneur Starshell raises $1 million for her Birthday Girl World" TechCrunch 6:46 AM
  • "ParkBee closes €5M funding to open up private car parks to public bookings" TechCrunch 6:46 AM
  • "India's Capillary Technologies raises $20M from Warburg Pincus and Sequoia" TechCrunch 6:43 AM
  • "Broadcom plays hard to get as it, er, slashes Qualcomm takeover bid: Firm cuts offer by $4bn following Qualcomm's increased NXP bid" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "Signal Messenger receives $50 million from WhatsApp co-founder: Signal Foundation's long-term vision is to offer multiple products that embody Signal's mission." Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "Google excludes Samsung from biz-focused 'Android Recommended' initiative: New program highlights devices that are enterprise-ready" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs a gain, but stock market ends off highs; Nasdaq marks longest skid in a year: Financials, and health-care sectors weighed on the market" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Jumps Over 160 Points as S&P 500 Also Rises; Nasdaq Slumps: Stocks finished mixed on Thursday." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks rise as rate hike jitters subside" FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Jump as Rate Concerns Ease: The Dow and S&P 500 snap a two-session streak of declines; Nasdaq edges lower" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Asian stocks largely slide following Wall Street's retreat: Nikkei, Hang Seng indexes drop more than 1%" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "DAX slides 1% after Fed rate-hike worries slap Wall Street lower: Germany business climate index falls" MarketWatch 8:35 AM



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  • "EU regulators charge Qualcomm with additional violation in pricing case"
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  • "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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