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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft will pour $5 billion into IoT over 4 years, tripling prior spending" VentureBeat 12:48 PM
  • "Can Microsoft Become Bigger Than Amazon in the Cloud?" The Motley Fool 9:15 AM
  • "Microsoft: Yes, we agree that Irish email dispute is moot... now what's this new warrant about?" The Register 9:13 AM
  • "Windows 10 Conquers the United States Department of Defense" Softpedia 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 7 Update KB4099950 to Fix Network Adapter Issues" Softpedia 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft calls for dismissal of US Supreme Court privacy fight over Dublin emails" Irish Times 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Critical Windows 10 Patch For Windows Defender" HotHardware 6:07 PM
  • "How IBM's game show winning supercomputer is solving problems before they occur" CNBC 9:01 AM
  • "HP Inc targets fraudulent consumables manufacturers" ITP Technology 8:59 AM
  • "HP DF1050TW digital picture frame packs a touch display and modern style" Windows Central 8:59 AM
  • "Dell Unveils New G Series Laptops For Gamers On A Budget" Tech Times 8:58 AM
  • "New Dell G Series Gaming Notebooks Feature Up To 6 Cores And 12 Threads" SegmentNext 8:57 AM
  • "Dell's Alienware laptops get a boost thanks to Intel's Core i9 Coffee Lake CPUs" Rock Paper ShotGun 8:56 AM
  • "NBA 2K League seals partnerships with Dell, Intel" Sport Business 8:55 AM
  • "Dell's new XPS 15 laptop has the power to entice gamers" Stuff Magazine 8:57 AM
  • "Dell powers up XPS flagship laptop" New Atlas 8:52 AM
  • "Intel says it won't patch older chips for Spectre" The Verge 12:45 PM
  • "Intel won't be patching the Spectre V2 flaw in its older chips any time soon" The Inquirer 8:52 AM
  • "Here Are The Processors That Won't Receive A Spectre Patch From Intel" HotHardware 6:07 PM
  • "Intel won't patch some of its older processors against Meltdown and Spectre" TechRadar UK 8:51 AM
  • "Intel Says It Won't Fix Meltdown and Spectre in Some Vulnerable Chips" Softpedia 8:51 AM
  • "Intel: We now won't ever patch Spectre variant 2 flaw in these chips" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Intel admits a load of its CPUs have Spectre v2 flaw that can't be fixed: And won't fix Meltdown nor Spectre for 10 product families covering 230-plus CPUs" The Register 1:17 PM
  • "Here Are The Processors That Won't Receive A Spectre Patch From Intel" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Intel finishes Spectre patching, some older CPUs won't receive planned updates: RIP Core 2. You'll be missed." Computerworld New Zealand 8:43 PM
  • "Intel's debut 6-core Core i9 CPUs could push gaming laptops past 5GHz speeds" Tech Zone Z 8:50 AM
  • "Intel launches most powerful laptop chip eyeing content creation, VR, and gaming" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "Budget gamers: You can get some Intel Coffee Lake chips for as little as $42" PCWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Intel to sell Wind River unit to TPG" Telecompaper 8:50 AM
  • "Intel flogs off Wind River after it failed to deliver mobile supremacy" The Register 8:49 AM
  • "Intel spins out Wind River" Converge 8:48 AM
  • "AMD aims at IoT with Zen architecture-based processors" ITP Technology 8:41 AM
  • "Trump whines and dines Oracle co-CEO Catz – reports" The Register 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle's Catz Said to Discuss Amazon Contract Fight at Dinner With Trump" Bloomberg Video 3:02 PM
  • "Oracle signs new lead for Kuwait & Bahrain" ITP Technology 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle Strengthens Presence in Kuwait; Omar Draghmeh Appointed Country Leader" Al Bawaba 8:36 AM
  • "Critical vulnerability opens Cisco switches to remote attack" HelpNetSecurity 8:34 AM
General Interest
  • "What are the fastest DNS providers?" ZDNet 9:14 PM
  • "The first 4K Chromebook might be in the works" The Verge 3:04 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg: We didn't do enough to keep users safe" Engadget 3:28 PM
  • "Facebook Scans the Photos and Links You Send on Messenger" Bloomberg 2:39 PM
  • "Thousands of Google Employees Protest Company's Involvement in Pentagon AI Drone Program" Gizmodo 2:34 PM
  • "It's time to talk about mental illness in indie development" Indie Research 12:54 PM
  • "Google uses wind and solar to offset all of its operational energy use" Engadget 12:56 PM
  • "Google matches 100 percent of its power consumption with renewables" TechCrunch 12:40 PM
  • "Google invests in 6,000-mile subsea cable system connecting Japan to Australia" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "Google will no longer accept Chrome extensions that mine cryptocurrency" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Google's latest undersea cable project will connect Japan to Australia" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Everything we know so far about the shooting at YouTube's headquarters" The Verge 12:44 PM
  • "YouTube shooting suspect had been angry over filtering, demonetization" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Shooter at YouTube headquarters was angry at demonetization of her videos" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Facebook rewrites its data policy to make it easier to understand" Engadget 12:54 PM
  • "Facebook users in Europe will soon have better privacy protection than those in the US" BetaNews 12:50 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress on April 11th" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Zuckerberg will testify before Congress on April 11" TechCrunch 8:04 AM
  • "Facebook to exclude US users from some privacy enhancements" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Alexa Routines can now include music and podcasts" Engadget 12:55 PM
  • "Amazon's Fire 7 and HD 8 tablets can now double as hands-free Alexa speakers" The Verge 12:47 PM
  • "Amazon is bringing hands-free Alexa to Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Amazon wants developers to build more Echo Button games" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Alexa now lets you play music with smart home Routines" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Pokémon Go will reward players for picking up trash on Earth Day" The Verge 12:44 PM
  • "The best tablets for kitchen use" Engadget 12:55 PM
  • "Burst breaks you out of your filter bubble on Reddit" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "This tough, $700 phone is meant for first responders, but you can buy it if you want" The Verge 12:46 PM
  • "BlackBerry sues Snap over map and messaging patents" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Adobe's AI will automatically color-match shots in Premiere" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "Canon's sensor can shoot slow-mo footage in the dark" Engadget 8:31 AM
  • "$20,000 mail drone takes flight -- and hits a wall" Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Fiio X7 Mark II review: You can swap out the amplifier in this Android-based high-res audio player" TechHive 8:12 AM
  • "Penclic Mini Keyboard KB3 review: One set of keys for all your devices" PCWorld 8:11 AM
  • "Stateful stream processing with Apache Flink" InfoWorld 8:21 AM
  • "Sarah Lacy launches Chairman Mom, a social platform for working mothers" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "500 Startups takes strategic investment from Abu Dhabi Financial Group" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Mercedes' ridesharing ViaVan service comes to London" Engadget 8:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM X-Force Report: Fewer Records Breached In 2017 As Cybercriminals Focused On Ransomware And Destructive Attacks" PRNewswire 9:01 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Issues Critical Windows 10 Patch For Windows Defender" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows 10 'Redstone 5' build adds more features to Sets" ZDNet 1:51 PM
  • "1Password 7 Beta for Mac and Windows reveals major facelift, lots of new and improved features" BetaNews 12:51 PM
  • "How to Reset Windows: Factory Reset a Laptop, PC or Tablet" Tech Advisor 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Xbox One X review: The ultimate 4K gaming console, but at a price" The Indian Express 9:17 AM
  • "Meet Microsoft's Surface Pro 4; The Tablet Powerful Enough To Be Your Laptop" Forbes 9:17 AM
  • "How to remove password in Windows 10" Tech Advisor 9:16 AM
  • "11 Free Resume Templates You Can Customize in Microsoft Word" Hubspoy 9:15 AM
  • "How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 - and why you should" Computerworld UK 9:15 AM
  • "Xbox One Backwards Compatibility update: Microsoft adds MORE Xbox 360 games" Express UK 9:15 AM
  • "How to batch rename multiple files on Windows 10" Windows Central 9:14 AM
  • "The end of Disk Cleanup? Free Up Space Now appears in Windows 10 Settings" gHacks 9:14 AM
  • "Windows 10 Receives Antivirus Patch Fixing Flaw Found by Google Researcher" Softpedia 9:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 security: Microsoft patches critical flaw in Windows Defender" ZDNet 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Out-Of-Band Security Update Patches Malware Protection Engine Flaw" BleepingComputer 9:12 AM
  • "How to Turn Off a Laptop Screen in Windows 10 With the Power Button" MakeUseOf 9:12 AM
  • "Is Microsoft sowing seeds for Xbox to win the next console generation?" ThumbSticks 9:11 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Up to 87 million Facebook users affected in privacy scandal" Associated Press 2:34 PM
  • "Facebook admits Cambridge Analytica hijacked data on up to 87M users" TechCrunch 1:39 PM
  • "Trump's meeting with a major tech CEO reportedly included a discussion about a potential Amazon-Pentagon deal worth billions" Business Insider 3:10 PM
  • "Amazon strengthens DC defences" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:06 PM
  • "Some data science on the newly released Trump and China tariffs" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
  • "US' proposed China tariffs would target robotics and satellites" Engadget 8:32 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Comment: I'm not rushing back to the Pixel 2 XL after using the Galaxy S9+, here's why" 9to5Google 3:02 PM
  • "21 percent of open source serverless applications have critical vulnerabilities" BetaNews 12:50 PM
  • "Millennials could be the answer to government malaise" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Intel Core i7-8750H Review: Hexa-core Processor for Laptops" TechSpot 8:49 AM
  • "7 questions to ask your EMM provider about GDPR compliance" Computerworld 8:23 AM
  • "Huawei statement dismisses US concerns about security" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "Employees have too much access to sensitive data" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Hiring gamers may be the answer to the cyber security skills gap" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Hot security startup Duo Security opens office in Downtown Detroit" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Is venture capital ready for companies with no founders? Comment" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Chinese ecommerce giant Meituan-Dianping to acquire bike-sharing startup Mobike" VentureBeat 8:15 AM
  • "Pssst! While we were all distracted by Spotify, Dropbox just raised another $113 million" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "This new venture fund has more than $180 million to invest in interactive entertainment startups" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end 1% higher in pronounced turnaround from early trade-driven weakness: Wall Street posts remarkable turnaround; Dow jumps more than 700 points from trough to peak" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Rallies 700 Points From Low After Rough Start, Stocks Close Higher: Stocks are higher on Wednesday in spite of China saying it will slap reciprocal 25% tariffs on 106 U.S. products including soybeans, cars, planes, whiskey, and chemicals." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks fall as China tariff threat hits Boeing shares as trade war fears intensify: U.S. stocks recouped a chunk of earlier losses in another rocky trading day after China struck back with threats to levy tariffs on more than 100 American-made goods ranging from autos to airplanes, a move that threatens to escalate the trade fight between the world's two biggest economies." USA Today 12:01 PM
  • "The Dow's wild ride claws back 510 points to close higher" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks Rebound Sharply After Initial Tumble: Dow industrials gain 1% after falling as much as 510 points in the opening minutes" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "The Dow is attempting its best comeback in 6 weeks as stock market recovers from early rout: The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.13% on Wednesday afternoon is trying to mount its best best rebound from an intraday low in about six weeks, according to WSJ Market Data Group." MarketWatch 11:58 AM
  • "Asian markets head lower following latest U.S.-China trade tensions: Most Asia-Pacific stock markets edged lower as trade tensions rose between Washington and Beijing, but equities in mainland China were the surprising exception as investors took a sanguine view on the U.S. tariff plans." MarketWatch 7:29 AM
  • "European stocks end lower as China pulls out 'big guns' against U.S. tariffs: European stocks closed with losses Wednesday, after China hit back against U.S. tariffs on its products. Beijing issued a list of 106 U.S. goods that will be subject to levies by the world's second-largest economy." MarketWatch 11:56 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:05 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CDT)
  • "5 Signs your IT Infrastructure is Falling Behind"
  • "Understand Yesterday's Tomorrows to Gain Competitive Advantage"
  • "TRAC Intermodal's Journey to Data, Analytics, Cloud"
New York Times (Checked 9:05 PM; no changes since 8:20 AM CDT)
  • "Bots of the Internet, Reveal Yourselves!"
  • "Looking Through the Eyes of China's Surveillance State"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Netflix Misses Subscriber Growth Target Amid Growing Competition"
  • "New MacBook Pro Keyboard Includes Thin Layer of Silicone"
  • "Amazon Workers Strike in Europe"
  • "Apple Shows Off Upcoming Redhead, Bald Emoji"
  • "Uber 'Spotlight' Tool Helps Your Driver Find You"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "eBay Takes on Prime Day With Its Own Summer Sale"
  • "iPhone Survives Skydiving 1,000 Feet Without a Parachute"
  • "Lockheed's 3D Printed Dome Holds 74 Gallons of Coffee"
  • "Roku Unveils Wireless Stereo Speakers for Roku TVs" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "KKR agrees to buy stake in AppLovin at $2 billion valuation"
  • "IBM seeks $167 million from Groupon in dispute over early internet patents"
  • "Amazon workers strike in Germany, joining action in Spain and Poland"
  • "Ex-Apple employee pleads not guilty in trade secret case"
  • "Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones"
  • "Netflix shares tank after big miss on subscriber growth"
  • "Tesla shares fall after CEO Musk abuses British diver"
  • "Amazon suffers glitch during summer marketing event"
  • "BitPay granted virtual currency license by NY regulator"
  • "Uber being probed for gender discrimination: source"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Bank of Queensland targets small business with Square partnership"
  • "NBN: There were more faults on fibre than satellite at launch"
  • "Hong Kong's first bike-sharing startup to end services this week"
  • "Amazon's Prime Day from hell: Web site issues a rare black eye for e-commerce giant"
  • "Thousands of Mega logins dumped online, exposing user files"
  • "Amazon Prime Day: Business tech deals you shouldn't miss"
  • "IBM's new Nabla containers are designed for security first"
  • "Snowflake's cloud data warehouse is now available on Azure"


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