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TechNN Archive: Monday, March 12, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Teams is now used by 200,000 organizations, up from 125,000 in September" VentureBeat 2:26 PM
  • "Microsoft's future of Windows is clever modes for clever hardware" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's mad scientists are making AR more tactile" Engadget 7:45 AM
  • "Hands-on with Windows 10 'Sets' in Redstone 5 build 17618 (Video)" Windows Central 7:44 AM
  • "Who's Ready for New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates?" Softpedia 7:35 AM
  • "'AI won't replace marketers – it'll make them more creative' says IBM expert" Mumrella 7:25 AM
  • "Watch Out, Amazon And Microsoft: IBM Has 16,000 AI Engagements, 400 Blockchain, Several Quantum" Forbes 7:24 AM
  • "IBM relationship's Aecom 'absolutely horrible'" Channel Eye 7:23 AM
  • "IBM's Blockchain Used by 400+ Companies" Crptovest 7:23 AM
  • "HP announces the Elite Slice for Meetings Rooms G2" Neowin 7:21 AM
  • "HP is turning off 'Always On' data deals but won't say why" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "Dell EMC leads global server revenue boom" IT PRO 7:20 AM
  • "We three kings of Dell EMC are; bigging up storage we traverse AFA" The Register 7:20 AM
  • "Broadcom will relocate to U.S. by April 3 to speed security review of Qualcomm bid" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "Broadcom plans to redomicile to the U.S. within 3 weeks" MarketWatch 7:19 AM
  • "Intel-sponsored study finds that smart cities save time" BetaNews 2:27 PM
  • "13 years after Intel's iPhone mistake, it might take the biggest ever tech deal to resolve it" 9to5Mac 7:19 AM
  • "Intel investigating Broadcom acquisition, say sources" bit-tech 7:18 AM
  • "As Broadcom looks to allay security fears, what is Intel planning?" New Electronics 7:17 AM
  • "Intel might make offer for Broadcom in bid to thwart Qualcomm takeover" The Inquirer 7:17 AM
  • "Intel considers possible bid for Broadcom - report" Telecompaper 7:17 AM
  • "Intel is reportedly bidding for Broadcom that is planning to buy Qualcomm" Financial Express 7:17 AM
  • "Intel Reportedly Mulls Broadcom Bid" EE Times 7:16 AM
  • "AMD Raven Ridge Reportedly Doesn't Support Windows 7" SegmentNext 7:15 AM
  • "How PostgreSQL just might replace your Oracle database" InfoWorld 8:36 AM
  • "How PostgreSQL just might replace your Oracle database" ITworld 7:13 AM
  • "TIE Kinetix, Oracle partner up" Payperd 7:13 AM
General Interest
  • "Mozilla sends more snooping Web APIs to smartphone Siberia" The Register 9:10 PM
  • "Google app reveals improved controls for Pixel Buds" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "YouTube makes art out of ads at SXSW" Engadget 2:31 PM
  • "YouTube TV pricing goes up by $5/month starting tomorrow" TechCrunch 2:18 PM
  • "Alexa calling and messaging comes to tablet devices" TechCrunch 2:15 PM
  • "Amazon launches Prime Student in the UK with one-day delivery, Prime Video and more" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Dropbox sets IPO range $16-18, valuing it below $10B, as Salesforce ponies up $100M" TechCrunch 2:16 PM
  • "Inseego reveals how the first 5G devices will look and work" VentureBeat 2:26 PM
  • "AliveCor wearables may detect unsafe potassium levels in the future" Engadget 2:32 PM
  • "McAfee tracks eight new threats every second as cyber criminals embrace innovation" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Philz Coffee's order-ahead app rolls out to all stores" TechCrunch 2:18 PM
  • "Watch this Falcon Heavy reel by Westworld co-creator, including core landing miss" TechCrunch 2:20 PM
  • "Arlington, Texas replaces local bus service with Via on-demand ride-sharing" TechCrunch 2:17 PM
  • "Philips introduces its first outdoor Hue lights (updated)" Engadget 2:30 PM
  • "Philips Hue now lights the great outdoors" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Now you have longer to delete your WhatsApp messages" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "WhatsApp messages can now be deleted an hour after you sent them by mistake" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Twitter snags the Major League Soccer live streaming deal from Facebook" TechCrunch 2:21 PM
  • "This quadruped robot doesn't dance any worse than your dad" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "Elon Musk still thinks a Mars colony will save us from a future dark age" The Verge 8:21 AM
  • "Elon Musk is the ultimate doomsday prepper" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Tesla temporarily paused Model 3 production in February" Engadget 8:41 AM
  • "Sophisticated malware attacks through routers" Engadget 8:45 AM
  • "NHL's first eSports tournament begins March 24th" Engadget 8:44 AM
  • "Ford envisions a future where a drone can sub in for your car's sensors" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "Scientology is launching a TV network with streaming options" Engadget 8:43 AM
  • "Warner Bros. is pre-registering people for its Westworld game" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "Uber Eats will expand to 100 new cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2018" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "Africa Roundup: Uber says it's staying, Konga could be epic startup fail" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "India's Ola takes its Uber rivalry to Australia with launch in Sydney" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "Unify Square Helps Enterprises Begin Transition to Microsoft Teams" PRNewswire 7:41 AM
  • "Eideticom, IBM, Rackspace and Xilinx Demonstrate World's First PCIe Gen4 NVM Express Production Ready System" PRNewswire 7:24 AM
  • "Global Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) and High-bandwidth Memory (HBM) Market (2018-2023) - Samsung, Micron, SK Hynix, Intel, and AMD are Dominating the Market" PRNewswire 7:15 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft announces quarterly dividend" PRNewswire 8:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Teams will integrate with Cortana, add transcription and translation features" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "Microsoft promises FreeSync support for Xbox One very soon" Critcal Hit 7:46 AM
  • "Toshiba unveils new smart glasses powered by a portable Windows 10 Pro PC" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Toshiba has made an unsexy pair of AR glasses" The Verge 8:25 AM
  • "Toshiba Launches Windows-Powered AR Glasses for Business" Tom's Guide 7:46 AM
  • "Toshiba's smart glasses are powered by mini Windows PCs" Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "Toshiba's Windows 10 AR glasses is augmented reality for the workplace" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "This pair of glasses could one day replace your laptop — it projects a full version of Windows into your eyes" Business Insider 7:45 AM
  • "How to create an Xbox Live account on Windows 10" Windows Central 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge users are complaining that some 'Favorites' sites have disappeared. Now what?" Denver Post 7:44 AM
  • "Fortnite PS4 and Xbox One cross-platform play: Epic and Microsoft want it" VG 24/7 7:41 AM
  • "FreeSync support comes to Microsoft's Xbox One" Hexus 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Rewards program coming to more European countries" MSPoweruser 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Family Now Available in Saudi Arabia" Al Bawaba 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft's Pix Updated With Business Card Recognition" UberGizmo 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft announces several new AI features for Teams" MSPoweruser 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Updates Outlook for iPhone and Android with Calendar Attachments" Softpedia 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft is killing off its Outlook web app, forcing users to download the iOS and Android apps" Alphr 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Considering a Touch-Sensitive Back for the Surface Phone" Softpedia 7:35 AM
  • "No, there's no 'Microsoft Edition' Galaxy S9 available for pre-order" SAM Mobile 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft's Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ Now Available For Pre-Order" UberGizmo 7:40 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 gets a Microsoft Edition" TechShout 7:35 AM
  • "Office Windows Get Smart" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:35 AM
  • "Xbox One S, X to get AMD FreeSync support" bit-tech 7:15 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Trump blocks Broadcom's $117 billion bid for Qualcomm out of national security concerns, a highly unusual move" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:56 PM
  • "Broadcom's buyout of Qualcomm bogs down as DC blocks merger" The Register 7:10 PM
  • "Trump Blocks Broadcom's Bid for Qualcomm" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:57 PM
  • "White House blocks Broadcom's proposed purchase of Qualcomm" Axios 6:16 PM
  • "Yahoo users can sue over data breaches, judge rules: Verizon, which now owns the web giant, sought to dismiss the case." ZDNet 5:59 PM
  • "China's law enforcement expands use of facial recognition glasses" Engadget 2:31 PM
  • "Entrepreneurs to EU: Europe is in danger of blowing its startup moment" VentureBeat 2:25 PM
  • "FCC accuses startup of launching satellites without permission" Engadget 8:41 AM
  • "Why autonomous cars won't be autonomous" Computerworld 8:38 AM
  • "California eyes 'right to repair' smartphone law, may join 17 other states" Computerworld 8:38 AM
  • "UK government delays roll-out of controversial age verification porn laws" The Verge 8:26 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How your car could be part of a 'virtual power plant'" [Video] BBC 8:05 PM
  • "How to Fix All the Things You Hate About Meetings with AI" ReadWrite 4:16 PM
  • "A Hippocratic Oath for Technologists" Om Malik 4:15 PM
  • "Review: The XPS 13 Is My Favorite Windows Laptop. It Just Got Even Better" Time 4:14 PM
  • "Drones add eerie halos to landscape photos in 'Lux Noctis'" Engadget 2:31 PM
  • "Flaws could turn smart cameras into data-stealing spy tools" BetaNews 2:27 PM
  • "How to implement background processing in ASP.Net Core" InfoWorld 8:36 AM
  • "The Next-Gen Enterprise: AI, Automation Usher in Intelligent Work Execution" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Tim Berners-Lee: We need a 'legal or regulatory framework' to save the Web from dominant tech platforms" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "Platform power is crushing the web, warns Berners-Lee" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Blast raises $5 million to turn gamers into savers" VentureBeat 2:25 PM
  • "Dropbox IPO priced at nearly one-third below its peak valuation" Reuters 4:15 PM
  • "Dropbox sets IPO price range of $16 to $18 per share for possible $7 billion valuation" VentureBeat 8:30 AM
  • "Dropbox sets IPO range $16-18, valuing it below $10B, as Salesforce ponies up $100M" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Spotahome acquires online community for international students Erasmusu" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "Airspace Systems raises $20 million Series A to take down dangerous drones with other drones" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq trades at record as broader market retreats: 'Goldilocks' jobs numbers soothe inflation jitters" MarketWatch 3:09 PM
  • "Stocks mixed; Nasdaq touches record high" FOXBusiness 3:09 PM
  • "Tech gains but industrials slide, leaving indexes mixed" Associated Press 3:09 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Turn Lower: Concerns about trade tariffs' impact weigh on Caterpillar and Boeing" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:08 PM
  • "Asian stocks start the week off strong, building on last week's rebound: Nikkei pushes higher; New Zealand index sees record close" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "DAX leads European stocks to higher close, powered by utilities deal: European stocks notched a sixth consecutive win Monday, closing higher along with other global markets after the U.S. jobs report highlighted the health of the world's largest economy." MarketWatch 1:53 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM CDT)
  • "3 Ways IT Leaders Can Deliver Business Transformation"
  • "Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in"
  • "Mid-career Decision Point: New IT Certifications?"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Firefox Is Back. It's Time to Give It a Try."
  • "Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
  • "Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
  • "After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash"
  • "How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won"
  • "The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
  • "Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy"
  • "This Former NASA Engineer Trains Geeks to Become CEOs"
  • "Westinghouse Tips Affordable 'Jeeo' Smart Plugs, Bulbs"
  • "I Wish Someone Would Spoon Me as Well as This Sleep Robot"
  • "Tesla Sues Ex-Employee for Hacking, Stealing Trade Secrets"
  • "Meet Jammy, the Modular, Digital Guitar"
  • "Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites"
  • "Save Up to 25 Percent on Select HP PCs"
  • "Zvox VoiceBuds Are (Not Quite) Hearing Aids" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
  • "Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
  • "What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
  • "U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Doom and gloom in advertising? I don't see it, says IPG boss Roth"
  • "Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
  • "Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
  • "WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
  • "Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
  • "Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
  • "PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
  • "HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
  • "Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
  • "Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"


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