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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Google, Microsoft, Amazon: Are they responsible for government use? Welcome to the world of politicized capitalism doused with hashtag activism." ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7? It sure looks like it's regretting promising 18 more months of support for Windows 10's biggest competitor." Computerworld 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Distances ICE Contract From Family Separations as It Denounces Policy: CEO Satya Nadella joins other tech leaders in denouncing forced separation of children from parents cruel" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO plays down ICE contract in internal memo to employees" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "Satya Nadella speaks out against 'cruel and abusive' border policy and explains Microsoft's involvement with ICE" BetaNews 8:16 AM
  • "Are Microsoft and Fox complicit in the border crisis?" CNNMoney 2:54 PM
  • "Microsoft staff demand company ends contract with 'inhumane' US border patrol agency" Telegraph 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft agrees to acquire AI startup Bonsai to boost Azure smarts: Machines that think better are a huge deal in computing these days." CNET 2:29 PM
  • "Microsoft is buying a AI startup, Bonsai" TechCrunch 3:10 PM
  • "This new Windows malware wants to add your PC to a botnet - or worse" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Adobe, Microsoft Team on Integrated PDF Services for Office 365" Thurrott 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft to open its first datacenters in the Nordics as cloud battle heats up" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
  • "New IBM Product Can Debate Humans but Can't Turn Around the Company" 24/7 Wall St. 7:22 AM
  • "IBM researchers develop a pair of low-power, high-performance computer vision systems" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
  • "OpenBSD disables Intel's hyper-threading" The Register 7:38 AM
  • "Intel diversity chief on retaining black talent: 'You can't hire your way to' diversity" Portland Business Journal 10:33 AM
  • "AMD is set to to be the big winner from Intel's stumbles, Morgan Stanley says" Business Insider 2:28 PM
  • "How Has The AMD Epyc Server Processor Done In Its First Year?" Forbes 8:32 AM
  • "Nvidia brings Kubernetes to GPUs for the first time" V3 8:07 AM
  • "Oracle's Soft Guidance and Move to Not Break Out Cloud Revenues Are Worrying" TheStreet 8:32 AM
  • "Oracle shares sink 7% as Wall Street freaks out over a surprise decision not to share specific cloud numbers" Business Insider 3:37 PM
  • "Oracle could be feeling cloud transition growing pains" TechCrunch 2:29 PM
  • "Oracle chases SME business in Brazil" ZDNet 3:59 PM
  • "Oracle Beats Q4 Estimates, but Cloud Business Remains a Challenge" Market Realist 8:32 AM
  • "Broadcom, HPE extend server storage collaboration" Seeking Alpha 5:11 PM
  • "HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge" ZDNet 6:01 PM
  • "EU takes first step in passing controversial copyright law that could 'censor the internet'" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "Europe advances copyright law that could filter the Internet: Copyright crackdown on user-uploaded content moves closer to final vote." Ars Technica 11:25 AM
  • "Internet luminaries criticise EU proposals that could 'destroy the internet' as we know it" V3 8:06 AM
  • "Will Tech Companies Manage to Survive a U.S.-China Trade War?" Zacks 8:32 AM
General Interest
  • "Mylobot Malware Targets Your Windows PC For DDoS, Trojan And Keylogger Attacks" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites" PC Magazine 3:52 PM
  • "Instagram launches IGTV, hits 1 billion users" ZDNet 3:51 PM
  • "A Rare Win for Privacy: Wireless Carriers Will Stop Sharing Your Location" Slate 2:41 PM
  • "Man dies after his smartphone explodes and catches fire in his bedroom" BGR 1:28 PM
  • "New system connects your mind to a machine to help stop mistakes" TechCrunch 11:07 AM
  • "PC Sales Keep Falling, But Big Manufacturers Are Doing Just Fine" PC Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "Gadget makers are bracing for Trump's trade war: Trump's tariffs could spell doom for small hardware startups" The Verge 8:40 AM
  • "Alexa for Hospitality brings Amazon's digital assistant to hotel rooms" BetaNews 8:16 AM
  • "Xiaomi makes its mark among dream employers for Chinese students" CNNMoney 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger To Trial Autoplaying Video Ads Intermixed With Your Private Chats" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Facebook Testing Subscription Groups for Premium Content" Gizmodo 2:27 PM
  • "Facebook tests 'subscription Groups' that charge for exclusive content" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "Facebook announces HQ Trivia rival - here are the 9 apps that Zuckerberg has crushed" Telegraph 8:06 AM
  • "Facebook ordered to explain why it deleted the profile of a dead man after a mysterious request" Business Insider 7:54 AM
  • "Facebook develops AI to open your damn eyes in photos" CNET 7:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Utilities Ranks No. 1 in Home Energy Management" Oracle 8:59 AM
  • "St. HOPE Accelerates Mission to Support Sacramento Youth" Oracle 8:59 AM
  • "Bourbon Ibirapuera Streamlines Property Operations, Creates New Guest Experiences with Oracle Cloud" Oracle 8:58 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine" ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Andromeda device may pack telephony capability" Digital Trends 3:48 PM
  • "Microsoft News aims to take on Apple News and Google News" CNET 11:19 AM
  • "With Games, Microsoft Already Has its Head in the Clouds" Thurrott [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft: This Azure password-banning tool will help kill off bad 'P@$$w0rd' habits" ZDNet 8:48 AM
  • "What To Do If Windows Doesn't Install Correct Drivers?" AddictiveTips 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft staff call on company to end ICE contract" Ars Technica 11:51 AM
  • "Read Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's memo on Trump family separation policy" Business Insider 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft to deliver intelligent cloud from Norway datacenters" Microsoft 8:58 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Trump, U.S. lawmakers meet to discuss 'problematic' measure on China's ZTE" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei" Reuters 1:43 PM
  • "FTC will examine tech platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon as part of competition review" Axios 11:29 AM
  • "Scoop: The White House looks to coordinate online privacy plan" Axios 8:39 AM
  • "EU votes yes on meme ban, censorship machines and link tax — what now?" The Next Web 8:27 AM
  • "EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules to rein in tech giants" Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "Democratic senator attempts to gut California net neutrality bill" The Verge 2:30 PM
  • "California's net neutrality bill faces a grim fate: Intense industry lobbying could push state Democrats to water down the strongest net neutrality legislation to date." CNET 7:41 AM
  • "Priceless: The cost to BT for bothering you with spam? 1.5 UK pence per email" The Register 7:35 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to Get Started in Google's New Podcasts App" Lifehacker 3:59 PM
  • "Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:48 PM
  • "It's not just Microsoft: lots of tech companies are quietly helping ICE" The Verge 2:29 PM
  • "Welcome to Blaine, the town Amazon Prime built" The Verge 1:29 PM
  • "ADATA XPG SX8200 SSD Review: Affordable, Quick NVMe-Based Storage" HotHardware 1:22 PM
  • "First Impression: Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 has great upgrades, but one unrefined detail" 9to5Google 11:29 AM
  • "BlackBerry KEY2 first look: Improved physical QWERTY for those who can't give them up" ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "Follow along as we build a Twitch streaming PC!" PCWorld 11:24 AM
  • "Don't be fooled: Fortnite for Android links on YouTube aren't legit" CNET 3:37 PM
  • "Is Fortnite Addictive? Here's What A Psychiatrist Thinks: The World Health Organization just added 'gaming disorder' to the list of diagnosable mental health conditions. We asked a psychiatrist what that means for Fortnite fans." BuzzFeed 10:27 AM
  • "Tech companies are taking out record amounts of convertible debt. Here's why." Recode 10:09 AM
  • "The Oppo Find X is an awful idea – please stop pretending it's not" BGR 10:27 AM
  • "I'm way cooler on the internet than I am in person, and it gives me anxiety" Mashable 8:49 AM
  • "HTC U12+ review: Fundamentally flawed" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "How to Organize Firefox Bookmarks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:48 AM
  • "Why AT&T Wants To Buy AppNexus" Forbes 8:41 AM
  • "Automation of endpoint security is top priority for IT pros" BetaNews 8:16 AM
  • "Guy Who Gave Cambridge Analytica All That Facebook Data: Actually, My Data Sucked" Gizmodo 8:16 AM
  • "Google Podcasts is pretty but basic" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "Here's what we love and hate about Google Podcasts app on Android" Memeburn 8:07 AM
  • "How science fiction is training us to ignore the real threats posed by AI" The Verge 8:00 AM
  • "Trend Micro review: A great suite, but the privacy protection features need work" PCWorld 7:48 AM
  • "Oppo slowly moves away from iClone design with R15 Pro" [Slideshow] CNET 7:41 AM
  • "A pretty and helpful user interface? Nahhh. Is that really you, Samsung?" The Register 7:39 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Match Group buys Hinge on its way to dating dominance: Both parties reportedly starting acquisition talks back in September." Engadget 7:00 PM
  • "Stensul raises $7M to make email creation easier for marketers" TechCrunch 1:28 PM
  • "Maryland's Immuta raises $20 million to expand its data governance platform in the wake of GDPR" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
  • "Blinkist raises $18.8 million to grow its abridged ebook subscription service" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
  • "Nginx lands $43 million Series C to fuel expansion" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Hired raises $30 million to power its recruitment marketplace with data and machine learning" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
  • "Hired raises $30M to build an easy subscription pipeline for company hiring" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Google teams with the CIJ in the UK for free workshops for journalists on investigative journalism" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "BBVA and Repsol to build blockchain finance apps, BBVA issues record €325M credit line on its blockchain network" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "Calm raises $27 million at $250 million valuation to grow its meditation app globally" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
  • "Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "Aaptiv raises $22M from Amazon, Disney and more for its 'Netflix for fitness', now valued over $200M" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
  • "Xiaomi puts depositary receipt behind it as it readies $6bn IPO" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:48 AM
  • "ZTE's Hong Kong shares rise after clarification of U.S. bill impact" Reuters 7:48 AM
  • "SoftBank: inside the 'Wild West' $100bn fund shaking up the tech world" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq notches record; Dow extends losing streak to 7 days: Small-cap Russell 2000 ends at all-time high" MarketWatch 3:55 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Lower as Nasdaq Posts New Record: Stocks finished mixed on Wednesday as investors remain cautious amid the deepening trade dispute between Washington and Beijing." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Stocks Mainly Higher As Nasdaq, Small Caps Make Record Highs; Will Alphabet's Breakout Fizzle?" Investor's Business Daily 3:54 PM
  • "Stocks mixed following Tuesday's plunge" FOXBusiness 3:54 PM
  • "S&P 500 Gains After Trade Selloff: Many investors still expect the U.S. and China will dial down their tariff plans" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Asian markets struggle to recover from Tuesday's big losses: Chinese indexes fare the worst; Nikkei gives up early gains" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "European stocks stage recovery, but U.S.-China trade tensions remain: Tobacco stocks rise on ratings call" MarketWatch 8:51 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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