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TechNN Archive: Monday, April 9, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's reshuffle affects its channel" Channel Eye 9:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 update: there's good news and bad news" TechRadar UK 9:25 AM
  • "Busy Week Ahead: Microsoft to Launch Windows 10 Redstone 4, Cumulative Updates" Softpedia 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft, Amazon And IBM: Which Cloud Powerhouse Will Top Q1 Revenue Charts?" Forbes 9:17 AM
  • "The HP Chromebook x2 with detachable screen is ready to take on the iPad Pro and Surface Pro" BetaNews 1:17 PM
  • "HP's first Chromebook detachable offers lightweight option for business travelers" TechRepublic 9:15 AM
  • "HP's Chromebook x2 is the 'world's first' detachable Chrome OS device" The Inquirer 9:15 AM
  • "HP Chromebook x2 is the world's second Chrome OS tablet and costs $599" Android Central 9:15 AM
  • "HP Chromebook X2 Chrome OS Detachable Is Part Tablet And Part Notebook" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "HP Unveils the Chromebook x2 as World's First Detachable Chromebook" Softpedia 9:15 AM
  • "HP jumps on Chrome OS tablet bandwagon with new Chromebook x2" Ars Technica 9:15 AM
  • "HP announces the first Chrome OS detachable, the Chromebook x2" Neowin 9:14 AM
  • "HP's Chromebook x2 is a detachable tablet too" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Dell's Pivotal Software sets terms for $555 million IPO" Nasdaq 9:11 AM
  • "Dell's Pivotal Software expects IPO to raise up to $592 million" Reuters 9:11 AM
  • "Intel 8th-gen CPU motherboards explained: Z370 vs. H370 vs. B360 vs. H310" PCWorld 8:33 AM
  • "Intel working on Arctic Sound discrete GPU for gamers" Hexus 9:08 AM
  • "AMD, Gigabyte, And MSI Booth Tours From PAX East: Radeon, Ryzen, And Coffee Lake Galore" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 560X 'Polaris Refresh' Graphics Card Spotted – Same Specs as The RX 560 With Higher Clocks, 4 GB GDDR5 Memory" WCCFTech 9:06 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 500X Polaris Refresh Graphics Card Series Leaks Early" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Radeon RX 500X Series On AMD Official Website, RX 560X Leaked" SegmentNext 9:05 AM
  • "The new AMD RX 580X could be the 40CU Polaris refresh we've been waiting for" PCGamesN 9:05 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 500X Series Spotted on AMD Website" Guru3D 9:05 AM
  • "Oracle Solaris patch theft lands IT-support CEO in jail for two years" ZDNet 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle redefines cloud database category 'world's first autonomous database'" The Nation, Thailand 9:01 AM
  • "Cisco mess from 2017 becomes tool for state-sponsored infrastructure attacks and defacements" The Register 8:55 AM
  • "Warning over state-backed exploiting security flaws in Cisco switches" V3 9:00 AM
  • "Iran Hit After Cyber Attack Exploits Cisco Router Flaw" Silicon UK 8:59 AM
  • "Here's how hackers are targeting Cisco Network Switches in Russia and Iran: Sunday, April 08, 2018 Mohit Kumar" The Hacker News 8:58 AM
  • "Cisco Protocol Abused by Nation State Hackers" Info Security 8:57 AM
  • "Cisco Switches in Iran, Russia Hacked in Apparent Pro-US Attack" SecurityWeek 8:56 AM
  • "Cisco security: Russia, Iran switches hit by attackers who leave US flag on screens" ZDNet 8:39 AM
General Interest
  • "App downloads and revenue again broke records in the first quarter of 2018" TechCrunch 7:37 PM
  • "Zuckerberg ditches T-shirt, apologizes for Facebook mistakes" Reuters 8:59 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's growing up moment" CNNMoney 8:54 PM
  • "Facebook co-founder says reckoning over its data use is 'overdue'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 PM
  • "What Mark Zuckerberg Will Be Grilled On at the Congressional Hearings" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:10 PM
  • "In a sorry state again: Zuckerberg dusts off apology playbook in mea culpa to Congress" The Register 3:44 PM
  • "What to expect from Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional hearings" Engadget 1:20 PM
  • "Congress releases Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of Wednesday's hearing" BetaNews 1:16 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's Wednesday Congressional hearing testimony is now online" The Verge 1:10 PM
  • "This is Mark Zuckerberg's prepared statement for Congress" TechCrunch 1:06 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg to face Congress amid calls for regulatory crackdown on Facebook" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "Facebook to open up its data for research on social media and elections" Engadget 1:22 PM
  • "Facebook starts notifying millions of users that their data was 'improperly obtained'" The Verge 1:13 PM
  • "Facebook will tell you today if Cambridge Analytica had access to your data" TechCrunch 1:06 PM
  • "Facebook urged to make GDPR its 'baseline standard' globally" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Today Facebook will notify 87 million users that their data was the subject of data breach" BetaNews 8:42 AM
  • "Google launches an improved speech-to-text service for developers" TechCrunch 1:07 PM
  • "Google Cloud tutorial: Get started with Google Cloud" InfoWorld 8:44 AM
  • "Parent groups say YouTube defies underage data-collection laws" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "Privacy: Avast launches Chromium-based Secure Browser" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "Amazon's Cloud Is Still in a League of Its Own (Sorry, Microsoft and Google)" TheStreet 9:26 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 DeX Pad comes to the US on May 13th" Engadget 1:22 PM
  • "Samsung's DeX pad will be available on May 13th for $99.99" The Verge 1:15 PM
  • "Do you need a smart home hub?" Engadget 1:23 PM
  • "Blackmagic's new $1,295 compact shoots 4K RAW movies" Engadget 1:20 PM
  • "Leap Motion crafts a reference design for cheap AR headsets" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "Leap Motion's new AR headset prototype is high-res, low-cost and a little bug-eyed" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "NVIDIA will end 32-bit OS GeForce support this month" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "Sony's pro 4K camcorder has Netflix-friendly 'Instant HDR'" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "A well-fed workforce is a happy workforce — City Pantry raises £4M for its catering marketplace" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Huami announces Amazfit Stratos $200 multisport GPS smartwatch with onboard music storage" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Anker SoundCore 2 Bluetooth speaker review: Good sound in a super small, very affordable package" TechHive 8:33 AM
  • "Uber buys San Francisco bike-sharing service Jump" Engadget 1:21 PM
  • "Uber is exiting Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "Fanatics Turns Customers into Even Bigger Fans with Oracle CX Cloud Suite" PRNewswire 9:01 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's smart mat project could blend Lego and Minecraft together" The Verge 1:13 PM
  • "Seer vs. Quicklook: Who wears the crown for best Windows 10 file preview app?" Windows Central 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft To-Do adds supports for subtasks with new 'Steps' feature" OnMSFT 9:27 AM
  • "How to download and install the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update right now" TechRadar UK 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft's attitude to new apps is bad news for Windows Mobile users" TechRadar UK 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Unleashes Free Xbox Avatars for Avengers: Infinity War" SegmentNext 9:23 AM
  • "How to use Azure Redis Cache in C#" InfoWorld 8:45 AM
  • "Avoid Windows 10 crapware: How to get rid of Candy Crush and all the rest" ZDNet 8:37 AM
  • "Windows 3.0-style file browser lets you navigate like it's the 90s" Engadget 1:20 PM
  • "File Manager for Windows 10 is now available as Microsoft open sources winfile code" BetaNews 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft open-sources original File Manager from the '90s so it can run on Windows 10" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "'90s kids rejoice! Microsoft releases the original Windows 3.0 File Manager source code" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Hackers Deface Network Switches in Russia, Iran with US Flag" PC Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "Advocates Say YouTube Illegally Collects Children's Data" Time 8:31 PM
  • "Alphabet, other companies want strict drone rules to apply to everyone: Even small drone operators could be subject to FAA regulations" The Verge 6:06 PM
  • "A top Democratic senator met with Mark Zuckerberg for an hour and came away more pessimistic" Business Insider 1:50 PM
  • "Gov officials conclude SpaceX not at fault for Zuma satellite separation failure, report says" TechCrunch 1:04 PM
  • "The space race is over and SpaceX won" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "Tech group urges U.S. to recruit allies to take on China, not tariffs" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Future AI may hallucinate and get depressed — just like the rest of us" The Next Web 5:43 PM
  • "Xprize finalists to test CO2 recycling ideas in factories" Engadget 1:22 PM
  • "In pursuit of the perfect AI voice" Engadget 1:21 PM
  • "Reviews: Intel Core i5-8400 (B360) vs. AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (B350)" TechSpot 9:06 AM
  • "Irrigation robots could help grow wine grapes in California" Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "This is how blockchain might solve the internet privacy problem" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "Consumer cryptomining attacks increase 4,000 percent" BetaNews 8:42 AM
  • "17 percent of employees fall for social engineering attacks" BetaNews 8:41 AM
  • "Ransomware: Not dead, but evolving nasty new tricks" ZDNet 8:38 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Verifone to be taken private for $2.6 billion in cash" Reuters 5:10 PM
  • "Comma.ai raises $5 million" TechCrunch 1:08 PM
  • "Juro grabs $2M to take the hassle out of contracts" TechCrunch 1:07 PM
  • "China's SenseTime, the world's highest valued AI startup, raises $600M" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Bitmovin scores $30M Series B for 'next-gen' online video software" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Armis raises $30 million Series B as enterprise IoT security heats up" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks relinquish gains in late trade to end slightly higher: Trump tweets that he's optimistic China will make the right moves" MarketWatch 5:02 PM
  • "Stocks Rise on Softer U.S. Approach in China Trade War: Stocks rise Monday following tweets from Donald Trump that appeared to indicate the U.S. was softening its approach in its trade battle with China." TheStreet 5:02 PM
  • "Stocks Surrender Most Of Day's Gains, As These Sectors Aid Nasdaq: Stocks closed higher Monday, although gains of more than 2% ended up much reduced by the closing bell as the market continued to seek a consistent direction." Investor's Business Daily 5:01 PM
  • "Stocks pare gains after FBI raid of Trump lawyer's office: U.S. stocks rose Monday, although the Dow pared its triple-digit gains on reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the office of President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer." FOXBusiness 5:00 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Higher as Trade Concerns Ease: After Friday's selloff, the major indexes rose but lost momentum shortly before the close" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:00 PM
  • "Asian stocks gain as trade tensions ease: Asian stocks turned widely higher Monday, led by gains in Hong Kong, as investors looked past the trade worries that fueled Friday's declines on Wall Street." MarketWatch 12:15 PM
  • "European markets finish in the green, but Russia-linked stocks slump: European stocks ended with a slight gain Monday, extending a two-week rally, helped by what appeared to be a pause in the ongoing trade skirmish between the U.S. and China, the world's two biggest economies." MarketWatch 12:13 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:20 PM; no changes since 6:20 PM CDT)
  • "How Cloud is Transforming the Data Center"
  • "Data Science Talent Shortage Drives Demand for Contractors"
New York Times (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer"
  • "U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans"
  • "What Europe's Google Fine Means for Android Users"
  • "Trump Bashes E.U. Over $5.1 Billion Fine for Google"
  • "Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing"
  • "Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It."
PC Magazine (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Uber, Lyft, and Grab Want to Do More Than Give You a Ride"
  • "Microsoft Stymies Hacking Attempt on 2018 Election Candidates"
  • "Hashtags in YouTube Titles, Descriptions Now Clickable"
  • "Loon's Balloon-Powered Internet Heads to Africa"
  • "Need a Snack or Phone Charger? Ask Your Uber Driver"
  • "Ransomware Strikes Lab-Testing Firm LabCorp"
  • "VA Reenlists IBM's Watson in Fight Against Cancer"
  • "We Rode a Self-Driving Shuttle Around Times Square"
  • "The Best Video Streaming Services of 2018"
  • "After Rough Start, Prime Day Shoppers Nab Fire TVs, Echo Dots" ... Reuters (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
    • "Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern"
    • "At patent trial, Groupon casts IBM as shaking down other tech companies"
    • "Microsoft beats Wall Street targets on cloud services revenue"
    • "Comcast concedes to Disney in bidding war for Fox assets"
    • "Trump slams EU over $5 billion fine on Google"
    • "Meal delivery service DoorDash hires Uber finance head as CFO"
    • "Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern"
    • "Fiat Chrysler kicks off Magneti Marelli spin-off"
    • "Tesla says Model 3 refunds not outpacing deposits"
    • "Exclusive: Britain says Huawei 'shortcomings' expose new telecom networks risks"
    ZDNet (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
    • "NTT Australia posts AU$12.5m loss"
    • "EFF blasts Japan over piracy website blocking proposal"
    • "My Health Record opt-outs will not sink system: Turnbull"
    • "J.D. Power declares Verizon to be the top carrier"
    • "Hawaiki subsea cable goes live"
    • "Soccer player Ronaldinho launches e-sports strategy"
    • "Windows 10 is still not yet on 700 million 'active' devices"
    • "Microsoft Q4 strong as commercial cloud revenue hits $6.9 billion"


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