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TechNN Archive: Thursday, June 28, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft builds momentum for cloud services in the public sector" DNA 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams coming to U.S. Government Cloud users starting July 17" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft promises that Windows 10 won't be forced to have Sets until its ready: No Sets, please — we're skittish" The Inquirer 12:32 PM
  • "Microsoft fixes facial recognition tech that failed to identify women and people of colour" Compelo 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft improves facial recognition tech to better recognize darker skin tones" Inquirer 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft delays the Sets feature for Windows 10" TechRadar UK 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Removes 'Sets' App Tabs Feature From Latest Windows 10 Insider Preview" Gadgets 360 7:39 AM
  • "Windows 10's big Insider build showcases Skype, a font maker and Task Manager tweaks/But one feature has been retired, at least for now: Sets" PCWorld 7:38 AM
  • "IBM Wants To End Bias In Facial Recognition With New Analytics Dataset" I4U News 7:32 AM
  • "The Floating Robot With an IBM Brain Is Headed to Space" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:35 PM
  • "IBM's Competitive Advantage on Display in $320 Million Deal" The Motley Fool 8:08 PM
  • "IBM Launches Starter Kit For Blockchain Developers" Forbes 2:43 PM
  • "Dell Introduces New Portfolio of All-in-Ones in India: Dell's New All-in-Ones (AIOs) come with a wireless mouse and keyboard option along with easy to set up 802.11 AC wireless connectivity." News 18 7:11 AM
  • "Dell introduces a new portfolio of slimmer, wide screen All-In-One desktops: Dell has a new offering for the notebook segment." Gizbot 7:11 AM
  • "HP Reclaims Top Spot in Indian PC market: According to the CMR forecast, the overall PC market is likely to grow by 4 per cent driven by enterprise segment as compared to consumer segment." News 18 7:19 AM
  • "Intel's Optane Chips Getting Closer to Changing Computing" Barron's 5:00 PM
  • "Intel drones light up sky to celebrate LGBTQ pride" CNET 7:30 AM
  • "Travis, Intel pair up for Shooting Star Drones show" Daily Republic 7:33 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 2990X leak suggests it'll be much cheaper than Intel's i9-7980XE chip: German retailer claims 32-core CPU will fetch €1,509 at launch" The Inquirer 10:12 AM
  • "Oracle WMS Offering Adds New Cloud-Based Capabilities" Zacks 7:42 AM
  • "Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 chip for Windows 10: Everything we know so far/Qualcomm could be working on a new Snapdragon 1000 chip for Windows 10 notebooks: Here is what we know about it so far" The Indian Express 7:49 AM
General Interest
  • "'Pokémon Go' developer Niantic shows off AR tech that lets Pikachu hide behind real-world objects" Android Police 7:12 PM
  • "Verizon is shutting down its original video app Go90: Go90 died so Oath can live" The Verge 5:59 PM
  • "You Can Now See All the Ads Facebook Is Running Globally" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:42 PM
  • "If you blinked, you may have missed a massive phone tech breakthrough last week" Digital Trends 2:23 PM
  • "AT&T quietly hikes customer fees to pay for Time Warner deal: The move gives AT&T $800 million in additional revenue." Engadget 12:33 PM
  • "Security Testing Lab Evaluates VPN Utilities: A VPN protects your data as it travels the internet, and hides your location from snoops. A well-known independent testing lab put a dozen of the best VPNs to the test, to see if they really work as intended" PC Magazine 12:29 PM
  • "Ticketmaster accused of waiting months to tell customers about data breach" Telegraph 11:30 AM
  • "Ticketmaster 'warned of hack attack in April by Monzo'" BBC 10:12 AM
  • "Amazon launches Fire HD 10 for kids and 'show mode' dock: They're now available for pre-order." Engadget 10:12 AM
  • "Amazon is turning its Fire tablets into portable Echo Shows: Plus a new Kids Edition version of the Fire HD 10." Ars Technica 10:06 AM
  • "Western Digital adds NVMe, flash heft to data center storage lineup" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Western Digital shakes up data storage" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "HTC prepares Vive VR for the 5G future in China: The company has launched an initiative that could lead to new applications for virtual reality." Engadget 10:12 AM
  • "Google leaps on the platform formerly known as Firefox with $22m splurge for KaiOS: The great feature phone revival rolls on" The Register 7:20 AM
  • "Google invests $22 million in the OS powering Nokia feature phones: KaiOS is based on the failed Firefox OS experiment" The Verge 7:20 AM
  • "Google invests in OS that will put its Assistant on feature phones: The partnership with KaiOS gives Google access to a booming market." Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "Google Maps Predicts 4th Of July Traffic In 25 Cities" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "Hackers target travel sector with attacks at an industrial scale" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "New and upcoming phones: Galaxy Note 9 and others we're expecting in 2018" ZDNet 7:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Brings Tech to New Heights with Marvel Studios' 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' this Summer" Dell 7:11 AM
  • "Global Deep Learning System Market Analysis 2018: Intel, IBM, Xilinx, Google, Graphcore" Detroit News 7:32 AM
  • "Blockchain Course Offered By IBM And Indian Government-Backed NPTEL" Block Tribune 7:32 AM
  • "Bank and Insurance Innovators to Benefit from European Oracle Fintech Innovation Program with B-Hive Europe: European Bank and Insurance Innovators to Benefit from Accelerated Monetization of Fintech Capabilities, Oracle and B-Hive Europe to collaborate on Fintech Innovation Program" PRNewswire 7:42 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop, One Year Late" Gizmodo UK 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft picks up Montreal's Compulsion Games: 'We get to just create'/The studio created a video game where Germany invades England and everyone wears happy masks. It was weird enough to get Microsoft's attention." Montreal Gazette 7:38 AM
  • "How to Remove the OneDrive Icon from Your Windows 10 Desktop: Deleting is not an option for whatever reason" Softpedia 7:42 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Supreme Court decision spells danger for Berkeley cell phone radiation law" CNET 9:19 PM
  • "California passes broadest digital privacy law of any US state" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:29 PM
  • "California lawmakers approve data-privacy bill opposed by Silicon Valley" Reuters 5:55 PM
  • "California Unanimously Passes Historic Privacy Bill" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:15 PM
  • "AT&T to pay $5.25 million to settle U.S. probe into '911" call outages" Reuters 4:13 PM
  • "Oculus will pay ZeniMax $250 million for copyright infringement: Initially, the game publisher asked for $500 million." Engadget 12:32 PM
  • "'Dancing baby' YouTube copyright case settled after 11 years" BBC 10:12 AM
  • "'Dancing Baby' lawsuit finally settles, baby is now a middle-school student: Universal says it now has a 'fair and tempered process for... potential takedowns.'" Ars Technica 8:18 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hands on with the Echo Dots Kids Edition" TechCrunch 5:40 PM
  • "How to use Google's Datally to save data: Save your precious data (and money) with Google's Datally app for Android" Digital Trends 4:13 PM
  • "The BlackBerry KEY2 made me cry" BGR 1:50 PM
  • "OnePlus 6 Review: Setting the standard for an affordable flagship... again" 9to5Google 1:49 PM
  • "Razer's light-based keyboard switches are a bust: Its 'opto-mechanical' keys sound cool, but will you really notice the difference?" Engadget 12:32 PM
  • "Shall laptops lose the keyboard? The industry is thinking about it" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review" bit-tech 7:30 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "DC Universe will stream superhero TV shows, movies, comics to iOS, Apple TV" AppleInsider 1:50 PM
  • "JASK nets $25M from Kleiner to build out autonomous security operations" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Amazon Makes $1 Billion Splash in Health Care, Buying PillPack" Bloomberg 12:19 PM
  • "Amazon buys PillPack, an online pharmacy, for just under $1B" TechCrunch 10:11 AM
  • "Yoobic raises $25M for an app that helps retailers track in-store merchandising campaigns" TechCrunch 10:18 AM
  • "HTC and China Mobile partner on 5G devices" ZDNet 10:11 AM
  • "High Fidelity raises $35 million with goal of bringing VR to 'a billion people'" VentureBeat 7:49 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market rebounds as financials and tech shares rally: Financials break 13-day losing streak; Walgreens stumbles" MarketWatch 4:17 PM
  • "Bulls Catch Their Breath as Stocks Post Gains: Stocks posted gains Thursday afternoon, as investors began to discount the latest fears over trade tariffs and protectionism among the world's biggest economies." TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: US stocks closing higher Thursday" Associated Press 4:16 PM
  • "Gains in Technology, Financial Shares Help Lift Indexes: Some investors see talk of tariffs as mostly a war of words for now" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:15 PM
  • "Mostly lower finish for Asian stocks after up-and-down session driven by tech shares: Hong Kong clings to narrow gain after Wednesday's 6-month low" MarketWatch 8:06 AM
  • "European stocks finish lower as trade-focused investors stay wary: Auto industry supplier Osram Licht plunges after its warning due to trade tensions" MarketWatch 4:15 PM



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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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