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TechNN Archive: Thursday, April 19, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel abandons Vaunt smart glasses project" ZDNet 6:19 AM
  • "Intel abandons smart glasses project as it shutters New Devices Group: Another of the company's divisions bites the dust" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "Intel Has Killed Off Its Smart Glasses Project" UberGizmo 7:05 AM
  • "Intel Stops Working on Smart Glasses: The Vaunt project showed a lot of promise, but ultimately Intel couldn't turn it into a consumer product." PC Magazine 7:05 AM
  • "Intel shuts New Devices Group, cancels smartglasses" bit-tech 7:05 AM
  • "Intel Beefs Up Security Offerings At RSA 2018" Forbes 7:04 AM
  • "Intel's channel boss on the vendor's biggest-ever transformation: Jason Kimrey says Intel is moving to be less reliant on its PC business" CRN UK 7:05 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen+: Everything you need to know about AMD's 2nd Gen CPUs and more" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 8:04 AM
  • "AMD picks up a senior graphics person: It just shows you can go back home again" SemiAccurate 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft calls time on OneNote for desktop as Office 2019 looms large: The first part of Office has gone exclusively UWP" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "Microsoft to stop OneNote 2016 development: Windows 10 OneNote app to get priority" Tech Central 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft shares some of what's up its sleeve for E3 2018" Neowin 6:55 AM
  • "Another Windows 10 bug in build 17134 may again delay the April 2018 Update" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "How Windows, Windows Store, Xbox & Surface moved their 350gig source repo into Git hosted on VSTS" Channel 9 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals new 'internet of things' platform based on custom Linux kernel" Inquirer.net 12:19 PM
  • "Dell silently launches Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Convertible and Inspiron 15 5000 laptops with prices starting from $629" Tech 2 7:02 AM
  • "DELL Quietly Launches Inspiron 15 Notebook with Ryzen CPU" eTeknix 7:02 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad E485, E585 Laptops Feature AMD Ryzen Mobile" SegmentNext 7:03 AM
  • "IBM and Salon Media harness blockchain to combat ad fraud" The Drum 7:07 AM
  • "Out Loud: IBM and Zoom Team up for Watson Workspace/We speak to Zoom and IBM about their partnership using Zoom video as a component of Watson Workspace" UC Today 7:07 AM
  • "New IBM security tools utilise human-machine intelligence: IBM Security unveiled new technology and services that utilise both human and machine intelligence to fight, defend and respond to cyberattacks." The Economic Times 7:08 AM
  • "Oracle whips out the swatter, squishes 254 security bugs in its gear" The Register 7:36 PM
  • "5 Cool Things We Found in Recent Disclosures By Chip Industry Executives: Execs at Texas Instruments, AMD, Skyworks and other chip and chip equipment firms have had some interesting things to say." TheStreet 7:03 AM
General Interest
  • "ZTE employees asked to learn US laws and pass compliance test" ZDNet 8:21 PM
  • "Exclusive: Chat is Google's next big fix for Android's messaging mess" The Verge 8:22 PM
  • "Google is 'pausing investment' in Allo" The Verge 8:21 PM
  • "Google Maps is testing directions based on the nearest fast-food spot" Mashable 4:39 PM
  • "A.I. Researchers Are Making More Than $1 Million, Even at a Nonprofit" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:36 PM
  • "With 5G Still in the Works, 6G Is Already Taking Shape" PC Magazine 12:18 PM
  • "Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frame" Reuters 12:17 PM
  • "This malware will take screenshots, steal your passwords and files - and drain your cryptocurrency wallet" ZDNet 8:39 AM
  • "Avast reveals more information detailing how hackers compromised CCleaner: Attackers compromised TeamViewer on a developer workstation - secured only with a re-used password" V3 7:38 AM
  • "Facebook is hiring a chip designer in apparent AI hardware push: Firm is seeking people with skills in FPGA and ASIC" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
  • "Facebook wants to build its own processors for AI devices" BGR 7:00 AM
  • "It looks like Facebook is preparing to build its own AI chips" BetaNews 7:39 AM
  • "Toyota is still suspicious of Android Auto due to Google's data collection: No sign of integration as security concerns continue" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
  • "TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again" BBC 6:04 AM
  • "The helmet which gives firefighters 'X-ray vision'" BBC 6:05 AM
  • "Here's everything we know about the upcoming Honor 10 smartphone: Newly announced Glory 10 phone gives us an early look at the Honor 10" Digital Trends 7:39 AM
  • "Motorola Z2 Force: This one's for the butterfingered Android lovers/'Shatterproof', Mod-tastic, speedier stock Android — there's lots to like" The Register 7:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle expands its Global Startup Program — Applications for Paris accelerator are now open!" EU Start-Ups 7:08 AM
  • "Oracle Corporation (ORCL) stock is now worth at $47.08 while Analyst mean rating stands at 2.20" Nasdaq Fortune 7:09 AM
Microsoft
  • "Lenovo is now testing Microsoft's Windows AutoPilot deployment service" ZDNet 4:59 PM
  • "One Year After Wunderlist's Death, The To-Do Transition Limps Along" Thurrott 10:06 AM
  • "Bill Gates backs $1bn plan to cover earth in video surveillance satellites" Telegraph 6:59 AM
  • "See Microsoft's expressive new Xbox Avatars in action in leaked video" BGR 6:31 AM
  • "Map selection feature on the cards for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on PC" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "How to try out Windows 10 S using a virtual machine" IT PRO (UK) 7:06 AM
  • "Hotmail.co.uk to Outlook.com upgrades: Your questions answered" IT PRO (UK) 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Hiring for 'Future Xbox Design Projects', Next Xbox May Use GDDR6 RAM" Gadgets 360 7:08 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Victoria wants data misuse provisions included in face-matching system" ZDNet 9:04 PM
  • "Russia's game of Telegram whack-a-mole grows to 19M blocked IPs, hitting Twitch, Spotify and more" TechCrunch 3:29 PM
  • "Cambridge Analytica: Suspended CEO may face formal summons to Parliament" IT PRO (UK) 7:06 AM
  • "Facebook moves to exclude 1.5 billion users from EU privacy rules: Social network looks to limit its liability under GDPR" The Inquirer 6:30 AM
  • "Facebook Is Trying to Exclude 1.5 Billion Users From Stricter Privacy Regulations" Gizmodo 6:30 AM
  • "Facebook weakens privacy protections for 1.5bn users" Telegraph 6:56 AM
  • "Amazon has a plan to narc on every single Bitcoin user" BGR 6:03 AM
  • "FCC Accuses Florida Man of Making 97 Million Robocalls, Florida Man Denies Charges" Gizmodo 6:30 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How Alexa is spurring brand competition in the race for AI compatibility" VentureBeat 4:57 PM
  • "Why Amazon's Alexa Skill Blueprints are a master stroke" ZDNet 12:12 PM
  • "Why I won't pay for a safer Facebook" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "Capture One makes batch editing and presets faster with latest update" Digital Trends 7:38 AM
  • "Owl Car Cam review: A data-connected dash cam for car lovers/Would you pay a monthly fee to know about any and all disturbances around your car?" Ars Technica 7:00 AM
  • "What Is The Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS?" AddictiveTips 6:06 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Adobe acquires voice tech startup Sayspring" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Qualcomm is axing 1,500 staff in a bid to save $1bn: Layoffs will affect more than four per cent of the firm's 34,000-strong workforce" The Inquirer 6:30 AM
  • "Qualcomm extends NXP deal deadline following concern from Chinese government" TechCrunch 11:56 AM
  • "Qualcomm Sets New Deadline for NXP Deal as China Review Drags On" Bloomberg 7:11 AM
  • "After 10 years, RealSelf raises $40M to 'hit the gas' and take cosmetic treatment review platform global" GeekWire 6:31 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends with losses as tech and consumer staples skid: Philip Morris suffers worst trading day since being spun off" MarketWatch 4:42 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Finish Lower as Apple, P&G Slump: Stocks on Wall Street declined Thursday amid a host of earnings reports." TheStreet 4:41 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: First loss this week for US stocks" Associated Press 4:41 PM
  • "Stocks post first loss of the week as tech companies drop" Associated Press 4:41 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Lose Steam After Three Days of Gains: Consumer staples pull S&P 500 lower; Philip Morris suffers its biggest single-day decline ever" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:40 PM
  • "Asian markets jump higher as oil prices gain: Australian energy stocks on course for hefty monthly gains" MarketWatch 8:10 AM
  • "European stocks edge up as earnings reports roll in" MarketWatch 7:36 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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