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TechNN Archive: Friday, April 6, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to funnel $5bn into IoT research over the next four years" SiliconRepublic 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft investigates causes of Europe-wide Office 365 outage" Computing 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Azure Active Directory issues around the world" MSPoweruser 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory go TITSUP*" The Register 8:31 AM
  • "Windows 10's Mail app may display an Office 365 ad for some users" Digital Trends 5:53 PM
  • "Microsoft ScaleUp launches its latest cohort in India to help startups grow their business" OnMSFT 8:28 AM
  • "New Range of Microsoft Office 2016 Tests" ONREC 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Ransomware Protection for Personal Cloud Accounts" Softpedia 8:26 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Reaches Final Step Ahead of Public Launch" Softpedia 8:26 AM
  • "Co-op says IT upgrade project going swell since axing IBM" The Register 8:13 AM
  • "IBM lab designs molecule to kill drug-resistant superbugs" Medical Express 8:11 AM
  • "IBM Partners With Nonprofit To Build Global Blockchain Network" Pymnts 8:13 AM
  • "IBM Joins Sovrin Initiative to Build a Global Blockchain Identity Network" Finance Magnates 8:11 AM
  • "HP unveils ZBook Studio x360, 'world's most powerful' laptop for professionals" TechRepublic 8:06 AM
  • "HP's new monster ZBooks: Latest Intel Xeons, up to 32GB RAM, 4TB SSD" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "HP's 'most powerful' ZBook convertible packs 8th-gen Intel Xeon CPUs" The Inquirer 7:56 AM
  • "Businesses not ready for digital transformation, Dell says" The National 8:02 AM
  • "Intel won't fix Spectre flaws in older chips" Sophos 7:57 AM
  • "Intel's Kaby Lake-G mystery: Why Radeon Vega M may be more Polaris than Vega" PCWorld 7:56 AM
  • "Intel Remote Keyboard app nixed after discovery of critical remote control vulnerability" BetaNews 7:54 AM
  • "NUC, NUC! Who's there? Intel, warning you to kill a buggy keyboard app/No joke: another security SNAFU for Chipzilla, this time for a popular remote admin app" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "Here are all the new Asus gaming laptops running with 8th-gen Intel CPUs" TechRadar UK 7:58 AM
  • "Asus ZenBook Flip S review: A premium 2-in-1 laptop that has its moments" The Indian Express 7:57 AM
  • "Asus ROG intros Zephyrus M laptop and Huracan desktop" Hexus 7:56 AM
  • "ASUS To Create AREZ Branding For AMD Radeon Cards" WCCFTech 7:50 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2000 Series AIO Liquid Coolers Teased By AMD CEO Lisa Su" SegmentNext 7:50 AM
  • "AMD Possibly Teasing Ryzen 2000 Series AIO Liquid Cooling Bundle – Launch Closing in For AMD's Next-Gen Mainstream Platform" WCCFTech 7:50 AM
  • "'Extreme, unnecessary, overheated': US judge slams Oracle salvo in HPE Solaris squabble/Big, red and very, very angry" The Register 7:48 AM
  • "Cisco's warning: Watch out for government hackers targeting your network" ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Beware these 2 barriers to successful cloud migration" InfoWorld 9:02 AM
General Interest
  • "Best Buy may also have had customer data exposed: The same breach that affected Sears and Delta customers could have also hit Best Buy." Engadget 6:37 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg will testify at a joint Senate hearing on April 10th" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Nearly two billion people have watched Facebook Live broadcasts" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Myanmar group blasts Zuckerberg's claim on Facebook hate speech prevention" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "Facebook data scandal also affects 2.7M EU citizens" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Facebook to release 'unsend' feature after executives secretly deleted sent messages" VentureBeat 12:26 PM
  • "Facebook Messenger will add an 'unsend' feature after secretly deleting Zuckerberg's messages" The Verge 12:23 PM
  • "Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then: Comment" TechCrunch 12:18 PM
  • "Facebook is struggling with the EU's stricter privacy laws" Engadget 9:06 AM
  • "Facebook wiped Zuckerberg's conversations from people's inboxes" Engadget 9:06 AM
  • "Facebook's mea culpa tour, Cambridge Analytica and GDPR: The data game is changing before our eyes" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "Facebook secretly deleted messages Mark Zuckerberg sent on Messenger" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Facebook retracted Zuckerberg's messages from recipients' inboxes: Comment" TechCrunch 8:43 AM
  • "Zuckerberg will also testify before the Senate" TechCrunch 8:40 AM
  • "Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
  • "Facebook's ad policies are hurting women's health startups" VentureBeat 8:57 AM
  • "Google Chrome adds a new emoji right-click shortcut" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "YouTube's live TV service now streams in Firefox" Engadget 9:07 AM
  • "Discover the best apps and games with Google's Android Excellence April 2018 update" BetaNews 9:00 AM
  • "Blind software engineer taps into his 'superpowers' to write and fix code at Amazon" GeekWire 2:41 PM
  • "Amazon rolls out remote access to its FreeTime parental controls" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Samsung Electronics projects record Q1 profits as analysts predict chip slowdown" VentureBeat 8:58 AM
  • "Samsung, now the world's largest chipmaker, forecasts record Q1 profit" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "Bloomberg: Samsung's chip biz is still its top earner in Q1 2018" Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "Twitter might wreck third-party apps in June" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "The Weather Channel will bring mixed-reality disasters to broadcasts" Engadget 12:34 PM
  • "The C64 Mini review: Nostalgia's not enough" Engadget 12:32 PM
  • "Walmart to roll out over 500 more Pickup Towers to U.S. stores this year" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "Albertsons will offer Plated's meal kits across hundreds of stores this year" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head" Engadget 9:07 AM
  • "GE Smart Lighting review: ZigBee or Z-Wave? In-wall or plug-in?" TechHive 8:56 AM
  • "Notion home monitoring (2nd Edition) review: Modest upgrades advance a winning formula" TechHive 8:55 AM
  • "Plex's VR movie app comes to the Gear VR" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "An idiot's review of the Huawei P20 Pro: Its camera is, like, totally mind-blowingly awesome" VentureBeat 12:26 PM
  • "LG forecasts record Q1 profit despite its struggling smartphone division" TechCrunch 8:40 AM
  • "Grab delays shuttering Uber app as Singapore probes merger deal" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Store to Offer LTE Data Plans for eSIM PCs" PC Magazine 4:06 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Cortana chief plans to put her smarts in more places" PCWorld 8:55 AM
  • "This over-the-top gaming PC is an engineering marvel" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Windows Store loses another Universal app as USAA Bank ends support" MSPoweruser 8:35 AM
  • "How Microsoft Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Fight Climate Change" Nasdaq 8:34 AM
  • "Microsoft: We've fixed Office 365 sign-in problem" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "How to install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3" Windows Central 8:29 AM
  • "How to use an Xbox One controller as a mouse to control your Windows 10 PC" Windows Central 8:29 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: How to delay it" TechRepublic 8:29 AM
  • "iMac Pro vs Microsoft Surface Studio: the premium all-in-ones go head-to-head" T3 8:28 AM
  • "How to Fill Text Color With an Image in Microsoft PowerPoint" MakeUseOf 8:28 AM
  • "How to Keep a Windows Laptop Awake With the Lid Closed" MakeUseOf 8:27 AM
  • "Evernote's Windows 10 app gets a big update" MSPoweruser 8:26 AM
  • "Block Windows 10 Updates with StopUpdates10" gHacks 8:26 AM
  • "Snapdragon-powered Windows PCs are getting 64-bit app support" The Next Web 8:25 AM
  • "Windows 10 on ARM 64-bit apps will finally be coming soon" SlashGear 8:25 AM
  • "Best gaming laptop 2018: The nine best gaming laptops you NEED to buy today" Expert Reviews 7:55 AM
  • "Using the Smartphone as a PC? Yes, you can!" Coolsmartphone 7:55 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Russia is getting closer to banning Telegram" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "US Congressmen ask FCC to combat unauthorized Stingray use" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "The high-stakes battle for the Pentagon's winner-take-all cloud contract" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "Hyperloop TT's expansion continues with a Brazil tech center" Engadget 9:06 AM
  • "How GDPR impacts your software testing" InfoWorld 9:02 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "On Facebook, Zuckerberg gets privacy and you get nothing" ZDNet 4:06 PM
  • "Why Mark Zuckerberg's 15-Year Apology Tour Hasn't Fixed Facebook" Wired 2:59 PM
  • "The (Near) Future of PCs" Wired 2:40 PM
  • "President Trump Keeps Attacking Amazon. See How His Tweets Have Hurt Other Companies" Time 2:40 PM
  • "Boeing's first crewed space flight may be more than just a test" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Retired at 24: The life of a pro 'Call of Duty' player" Engadget 12:33 PM
  • "Watch Virgin Galactic's new SpaceshipTwo take flight" Engadget 9:09 AM
  • "Open source isn't the community you think it is" InfoWorld 9:01 AM
  • "Coinbase unveils fund for early-stage cryptocurrency startups" TechCrunch 8:44 AM
  • "Crypto exchange Coincheck, still recovering from $400M hack, sold to online brokerage" TechCrunch 8:43 AM
  • "PlayingViral helps marketers grabs millennials' attention with quick, interactive surveys" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2018) 9370 review: The sexiest 13.3in Windows 10 laptop" Expert Reviews 8:01 AM
  • "New Dell XPS 13 9370 review: Still the best ultraportable in the world?" The Big Tech Question 8:00 AM
  • "HP EX920 1 TB M.2. SSD review" Guru3D 7:54 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "HyperBlock acquires CryptoGlobal, creates cryptocurrency mining mammoth" ZDNet 9:10 PM
  • "Selina raises $95M to create a boutique travel lodging experience built around communities" TechCrunch 12:18 PM
  • "Making policing more responsive, Spidr Tech raises $2.5 million" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends sharply lower on renewed trade war fears: U.S. economy adds 103,000 jobs in March" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Dow Secures 3-Day Winning Streak For First Time Since Late February: Stocks rise Thursday as worries about a full-blown trade war between the U.S. and China ease with the focus now turning to negotiations." TheStreet 2:00 PM
  • "Stocks dive as US proposes more China tariffs; Dow falls 620" Associated Press 2:00 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Renewed trade tensions send stocks lower" Associated Press 2:00 PM
  • "Stocks Drop on Growing Trade Concerns: Weaker-than-expected March jobs report unable to reverse losses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:07 PM
  • "Hong Kong bucks wobbly Asian markets after Trump's latest broadside against China: Asian stock markets regained some ground after opening lower Friday, as optimism faded that the U.S. and China would work to resolve their trade spat following President Donald Trump's latest salvo." MarketWatch 7:18 AM
  • "European markets tip lower as trade worries resurface to rattle investors: European stocks fell across the board on Friday, on the heels of the best one-day gain in nearly two years, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened China with additional tariffs." MarketWatch 11:45 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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