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TechNN Archive: Saturday, April 21, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Facebook Already Spent $3.3 Million Lobbying this Year" Gizmodo 8:37 AM
  • "Facebook sets new lobbying record" Axios 4:07 PM
  • "Facebook's new data policy: Answers to your privacy questions" CNET 11:22 AM
  • "Google is launching an Android chat service to replace texting" Stuff: New Zealand 6:38 PM
  • "Google Takes Aim at Nokia's Airborne Broadband Business" Market Realist 11:20 AM
  • "AMD's Newest Desktop Processors Measure Up Well Against Intel" The Street 8:41 AM
  • "Despite Microsoft's objections, Google release a jailbreak for Windows 10 S" MSPoweruser 4/20
  • "Windows 10 jailbreak: Google's Project Zero reveals unpatched bug that bypasses app lockdown" TechRepublic 4/20
  • "Google's Project Zero reveals security flaw in Windows 10 S after Microsoft fails to fix it" BetaNews 4/20
  • "Google Finds Security Flaw in the Most Secure Windows 10 Version" Softpedia 4/20
  • "Google reveals a 'medium' severity flaw in Windows 10 S" Neowin 4/20
  • "IBM: Fewer records are being breached, but cyber attacks are getting more costly" [Video Report] ZDNet 4/20
  • "IBM Could Go From Good To Great With This One Increasingly-Likely Change" Seeking Alpha 4/20
  • "Dell unveils AMD Ryzen-powered Inspiron 15" ANI News 4/20
  • "Alienware Builds The Ultimate Hilton Hotel Suite For Obsessive Hardcore Gamers" HotHardware 4/20
  • "AMD's Scott Herkelman Claims NVIDIA GPP Unfairly Punishes OEMs By Withholding GPU Allocations" HotHardware 4/20
  • "It looks like Intel has a real Ryzen to worry" BGR 4/20
  • "Intel shuts down wearable tech group" ITProPortal 4/20
  • "Intel: Why you need to get modern, and get secure, to ensure business success" ITProPortal 4/20
  • "Honor MagicBook arrives with Intel's latest 8th-gen processors" Neowin 4/20
  • "Aorus (Gigabyte) Unveils Z370 Motherboards With Exclusive Built-In 32GB Intel Optane Memory" Guru3D 4/20
  • "Intel Crimson Canyon NUC coming soon, with Cannon Lake-U CPU, AMD Radeon 500 graphics?" Liliputing 4/20
  • "AMD Ryzen 2400GE and Ryzen 3 2200GE Available Now, Slower But Feature Lower TDP" SegmentNext 4/20
  • "AMD Fires Back: NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program Is Using Funding And Allocation To Restrict Or Block Radeon Products" WCCFTech 4/20
  • "More gamers play on AMD hardware than anything else... but Nvidia are catching up" PCGamesN 4/20
  • "AMD Ryzen 2000 Series CPUs Get New G.SKill Memory And Specifications" SegmentNext 4/20
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X gets overclocked to break the 6GHz barrier" TechRadar UK 4/20
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Overclocked To 6 GHz Across All Cores" SegmentNext 4/20
  • "AMD Officially Announces Availability of 2nd Generation Ryzen 'Pinnacle Ridge' CPUs" Guru3D 4/20
  • "Far Cry 5 benchmarks with AMD and Nvidia: 30 GPUs in Ubisoft's newest shooter" Hardware.Info 4/20
  • "AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset" PCWorld 4/20
  • "Oracle critical update fixes 254 flaws - so get patching now" ZDNet 4/20
  • "'Fix the roof while the sun is shining' - Cisco channel boss warns traditional partners not to rest on their laurels" CRN UK 4/20
  • "Cisco's data center solution now worldwide choice" Bernama 4/20
  • "That Time Of Year Again: Cisco Systems Releases Its Annual Cybersecurity Report" Forbes 4/20
  • "The right way to pick a cloud database" InfoWorld 4/20
  • "What is the cloud-native approach?" InfoWorld 4/20
General Interest
  • "Amazon won't let users review James Comey's new book if they didn't purchase it through the site" The Verge 4:07 PM
  • "These ex-Facebook and Google engineers are helping companies kick abusive people off popular internet sites" Business Insider 11:21 AM
  • "One of Amazon's biggest challenges in its early days was solved by an obscure book about lichen" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "Facebook users are mad as hell over the Cambridge Analytica scandal" Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds" BBC 4/20
  • "Twitter Bans Ads From Russia's Kaspersky Lab" PC Magazine 4/20
  • "Twitter bans ads from Russia's Kaspersky Lab" Reuters 4/20
  • "Twitter banned Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab from buying ads" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "LG's G7 packs a dedicated Google Assistant button" Engadget 4/20
  • "ProBeat: Google's Chat is close, and yet so far" VentureBeat 4/20
  • "Google will plug 'Chat' into Android to compete with iMessage" Engadget 4/20
  • "Google pauses development of Allo in favor of RCS Chat" BetaNews 4/20
  • "Google's Project Zero exposes unpatched Windows 10 lockdown bypass" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Google changes its messaging strategy again: Goodbye to Allo, double down on RCS" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "YouTubers get a new suite of live-video tools from StreamElements" VentureBeat 4/20
  • "Vergecast: Android Chat, Nintendo Labo, and Motorola (like a) G6" The Verge 4/20
  • "Facebook's ad business is doing fine, Baird's Colin Sebastian says" Business Insider 4/20
  • "Facebook starts its facial recognition push to Europeans" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "Facebook Building Team To Design Own Chips – Report" Silicon UK 4/20
  • "FTC-mandated audit cleared Facebook's privacy policies in 2017" Engadget 4/20
  • "Facebook sneakily shifts data of 1.5 billion users away from Europe and GDPR" BetaNews 4/20
  • "Want to scale big with esports? You better look east (VB Live)" VentureBeat 4/20
  • "Twitter doesn't care that someone is building a bot army in Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "Inside Samsung d'light, a three-storied futuristic exhibition space in Seoul" BetaNews 4/20
  • "Advanced microscope shows cells at work in incredible 3D detail" Engadget 4/20
  • "AT&T lays 5G groundwork in 117 additional U.S. markets" VentureBeat 4/20
  • "AT&T CEO says a new $15-per-month, sports-free streaming service is launching in a few weeks" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "AT&T CEO reveals a $15 streaming TV package is coming soon" Engadget 4/20
  • "AT&T's prepaid plans are getting better, as long as you auto pay" The Verge 4/20
  • "Spotify voice control is coming to UE's Alexa-powered speakers" Engadget 4/20
  • "This robot can build your IKEA furniture" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "Can these minimalist phones save us from our smartphone obsession?" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Astell&Kern Kann review: This high-resolution digital audio player delivers sweet sound, but with a steep price tag" TechHive 4/20
  • "SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit Plus review: Built by techies, for techies" TechHive 4/20
  • "Sharp's 70-inch 8K TV is shipping this month for €11,199" The Verge 4/20
  • "Alienware built a decadent gaming hotel room at the Hilton Panama" The Verge 4/20
  • "Full Sail taps VR to help online students feel less isolated" Engadget 4/20
  • "Ohio university offers the first 'Fortnite' eSports scholarship" Engadget 4/20
  • "Nintendo knows you will destroy Labo's cardboard" Engadget 4/20
  • "Thankfully, Nintendo is already selling Toy-Con cardboard replacement parts for Labo" The Verge 4/20
  • "National Geographic has ordered a series about the Ebola virus" The Verge 4/20
  • "Westworld season 2: our spoiler-free review" The Verge 4/20
  • "Watch how Steven Spielberg framed 'Ready Player One' shots in VR" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "PlayStation Now for PC is the surprise OnLive replacement I didn't know I wanted" PCWorld 4/20
  • "God of War — 5 tips to help you on your epic journey" VentureBeat 4/20
  • "God Of War Review: An Incredible Reimagining Of A Playstation Icon" The Verge 4/20
  • "The best portable vaporizer" Engadget 4/20
  • "Musiio uses AI to help the music industry curate tracks more efficiently" TechCrunch 4/20
Press Releases
  • "New IBM Research App Shines a Light on Solar Energy for Africa" IBM 4/20
  • "LeaseAccelerator and Genpact to present Oracle Lease Accounting Strategies at COLLABORATE 2018" PRWeb 4/20
  • "Kony Named a Leader in Mobile Application Development Platforms by Ovum" VentureBeat 4/20
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft is finally adding a dark mode to File Explorer on Windows 10" Windows Central 11:22 AM
  • "Windows Defender Is Getting Improvements With Preview Build 17650" Tech Times 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17650 for Skip Ahead" BetaNews 4/20
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17650 Launched with Antivirus Updates" Softpedia 4/20
  • "Now Windows Update KB4093118 Fails to Install as Well" Softpedia 4/20
  • "Getting Your Desktop Windows in Order" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/20
  • "Chrome anti-phishing protection... from Microsoft!" Sophos 4/20
  • "New firmware updates are rolling out for Windows Insiders with Surface Pro, Laptop, and Book 2 devices" OnMSFT 4/20
  • "Microsoft starts gathering pace in the telco AI world" Telecoms 4/20
  • "How to check if someone's logged into your PC on Windows 10" MSPoweruser 4/20
  • "Microsoft pushing out new Surface Firmware to Insiders" MSPoweruser 4/20
  • "Microsoft Is Replacing The OneNote Desktop App With The Windows 10 Version" Tech Times 4/20
  • "Microsoft is killing off the OneNote desktop software" TechRadar UK 4/20
  • "Microsoft adds Windows Defender anti-phishing tool to Chrome" ITProPortal 4/20
  • "Phantom Trigger launches on Xbox One & Windows 10 with Xbox Play Anywhere" OnMSFT 4/20
  • "How to Create Shortcuts to Registry Keys in Windows" MakeUseOf 4/20
  • "The only phones left on the Microsoft Store website run Android" Android Authority 4/20
  • "Microsoft Just Sold the Last Windows Phones and This Is Pretty Much the End" Softpedia 4/20
  • "HoloLens Insiders start getting Windows 10 build 17134 as RS4 release candidate" Neowin 4/20
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google Seeks to Mitigate India's Antitrust Fine" Market Realist 4/20
  • "Why the US federal government has been leaning into the cloud since 2011" ZDNet 4/20
  • "DOJ said to investigate AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim: source" Reuters 4/20
  • "U.S. Said to Investigate AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/20
  • "DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over 2016 hack" Engadget 4/20
  • "China's ZTE slams U.S. ban, says company's survival at risk" Reuters 4/20
  • "ZTE Responds to US Government Ban: The now-possibly-banned Chinese phone maker bit back at the Commerce Department, saying the ban will also damage U.S. companies." PC Magazine 4/20
  • "ZTE says Denial Order put in place by the US Department of Commerce is 'unfair' and 'unacceptable'" BetaNews 4/20
  • "Government requests for Microsoft data reach all-time low" The Register 4/20
  • "German Supreme Court rules ad blockers are legal" VentureBeat 4/20
  • "German court says ad-blocking is legal" Engadget 4/20
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "This Intel Processor Rumor Doesn't Sound Right" The Motley Fool 9:19 PM
  • "3 things you need to know about Windows 10's new privacy settings" CNET 1:49 PM
  • "Microsoft games news: Has Xbox dealt Another Killer Blow to Sony and PlayStation in 2018?" Daily Star (UK) 8:51 AM
  • "Leaving the country for nearly 2 weeks made me realize how much I depend on my Google Home" Business Insider 8:44 AM
  • "How to Reinstall Windows 10 Without All the Bloatware" LAPTOP Magazine 8:42 AM
  • "GDPR Kills the American Internet: Long Live the Internet!" I, Cringely 4/20
  • "I believe in free speech, but Minds makes me queasy" Engadget 4/20
  • "GoDaddy wants to help small businesses compete using AI" VentureBeat 4/20
  • "No, staring at a screen won't damage your eyes" The Verge 4/20
  • "Medical marijuana: How IT can spark the budding cannabis industry" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Cybercrime revenues hit $1.5 trillion a year" BetaNews 4/20
  • "Ransomware, stolen data or malware: How do online crooks really make their money?" ZDNet 4/20
  • "Has the time finally come for PostgreSQL?" ZDNet 4/20
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Orchid Labs is in the process of raising $125 million for its surveillance-free layer atop the internet" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "RealSelf, a community for cosmetic treatments, raises $40 million" TechCrunch 4/20
  • "Alibaba acquires Chinese microchip maker to boost its IoT business" VentureBeat 4/20
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end lower but eke out weekly gains: General Electric posts better-than-expected results" MarketWatch 4/20
  • "Dow Falls Over 200 Points as Apple's Slump Offsets Gains in General Electric: Stocks fall on Friday as sharp gains in General Electric are offset by slumping Apple shares." TheStreet 4/20
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat But Post Weekly Gains: Strong advance by GE is offset by selling in technology shares, notably Apple" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/20
  • "Asian markets sink, with chip makers leading declines: Asia-Pacific stock markets pulled back on Friday after two days of broad gains, with a downbeat outlook from Taiwan Semiconductor prompting declines in technology names." MarketWatch 4/20
  • "European stocks slip slightly from 7-week high as consumer-goods shares struggle: European stocks ended a volatile session marginally lower on Friday, as losses in the consumer-goods sector contributed to pulling the regional market away from a seven-week high." MarketWatch 4/20



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  • "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"
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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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