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TechNN Archive: Friday, June 29, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft details secret 'pocketable' Surface device in leaked email: A new and disruptive dual-screen device to blur the lines between mobile and PC" The Verge 2:18 PM
  • "Microsoft appears confident that dual-screen Andromeda will change the game" Digital Trends 2:33 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Chief Panos Panay Hints At Revolutionary Dual-Screen Andromeda Mobile Device" HotHardware 3:55 PM
  • "Exclusive: Inside Microsoft's secret Surface testing labs" Mashable 2:33 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft Developing 'Pocketable' Surface Device/The new product will 'blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing,' according to a report from The Verge, which says the upcoming device is scheduled to arrive later this year." PC Magazine 9:24 PM
  • "What does Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub mean for the future of open source?" ITProPortal 8:54 AM
  • "Dubai government working with Microsoft to develop new quantum-based solutions" MSPoweruser 8:53 AM
  • "Windows 7 -- 2018 Edition is the Microsoft operating system you've been waiting for" BetaNews 7:54 AM
  • "IBM researchers design a fast, power-efficient chip for AI training" VentureBeat 12:31 PM
  • "NASA sends IBM Watson-powered AI bot aboard SpaceX resupply mission" The Inquirer 8:46 AM
  • "IBM wins national cyber security contract" HSJ 8:45 AM
  • "HP: 3D printing can cut IT's supply chain carbon footprint" IT PRO (UK) 8:43 AM
  • "HP Ink's UK profits tumble nearly 85% – of course Brexit to blame" The Register 8:43 AM
  • "HP reduces global greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent" Climate Action 8:42 AM
  • "Dell G3 15 review: is this dull gaming laptop beautiful on the inside?" Big Tech Question 8:40 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 2018 review: Goodbye, MacBook Pro" IT PRO (UK) 8:40 AM
  • "Dell launches a new portfolio of slimmer, wide-screen All-In-One desktops in India" OnMSFT 8:39 AM
  • "Exponential-e to Deliver Dell EMC VxRail Appliances for Private Cloud Deployments" Total Telecom 8:38 AM
  • "Review: Dell XPS 13 (9370)" Hexus 8:36 AM
  • "Intel's firing of CEO Brian Krzanich is a cover for deeper problems" SemiAccurate 8:36 AM
  • "Intel 10nm density is 2.7X improved over its 14nm node" Hexus 8:36 AM
  • "Intel FlexRAN reference designs deployed in 5G infrastructure" Electronics Weekly 8:35 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-8700k vs AMD Ryzen 2700x" Tech Advisor 8:33 AM
  • "AMD is Sending Ryzen, Radeon Care Packages to Developers" ExtremeTech 8:33 AM
  • "Pricing for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2990X could be as low as $1,500" Neowin 8:33 AM
  • "The price of AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990X has leaked, putting pressure on Intel" TechRadar UK 8:32 AM
  • "Oracle changed the way it reports revenue a day after announcing its annual results and analysts say there has been 'confusion'" Business Insider 3:36 PM
  • "Cisco India is leading the software and security transitions globally: Sameer Garde" Financial Express 8:29 AM
  • "Friday Interview: Cisco global chief executive Chuck Robbins" Irish Times 8:29 AM
  • "Cisco Talos creates free decryption tool for Thanatos ransomware" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "How developers can get the ops team on their side" InfoWorld 8:16 AM
  • "3 common machine learning mistakes to avoid" InfoWorld 8:15 AM
General Interest
  • "Red variant of OnePlus 6 could be arriving on July 2" Neowin 8:35 PM
  • "Comcast outage affecting business, residential customers" CBS/AP 2:31 PM
  • "Google 'Yeti' game console rumors: Everything we know" Digital Trends 2:19 PM
  • "Google DeepMind AI can imagine a 3D model from a 2D image" Engadget 12:44 PM
  • "Google Maps may be getting Waze's best feature: incident reporting" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "YouTube's 'G Funk' chronicles a key piece of hip-hop history" Engadget 12:44 PM
  • "Alexa-based board games can actually be fun" Engadget 12:45 PM
  • "Amazon's new dock turns its tablets into an Echo Show" ZDNet 12:33 PM
  • "Facebook, Google, and Microsoft Use Design to Trick You Into Handing Over Your Data, New Report Warns" Gizmodo UK 8:52 AM
  • "Facebook drops plan to build its own giant broadband plane" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Facebook users can now see all the active ads run by a Page" VentureBeat 7:43 AM
  • "Adidas warns US customers about a possible data breach" Engadget 12:43 PM
  • "AT&T's affordable WatchTV service is now streaming" Engadget 12:43 PM
  • "AT&T's low-cost TV streaming service WatchTV goes live" TechCrunch 12:18 PM
  • "Verizon is shutting down go90" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Honda ends development of its bipedal Asimo robot" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Uber appoints Rachel Holt as head of New Modalities" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "'State of Decay 2' celebrates July 4th with themed DLC and fireworks" Engadget 12:45 PM
  • "'Westworld' turns TV viewing into a game, but that's not enough" Engadget 12:43 PM
  • "Twitter gets a re-org and new product head" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "Leena AI builds HR chat bots to answer policy questions automatically" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "OnePlus is looking to come to the US as it promises two years of software updates and a 5G phone" BetaNews 7:54 AM
  • "Debian-based Raspbian Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi gets major update" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad" Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Qualcomm's new QCC3026 lets phone makers bundle truly wireless earbuds" VentureBeat 7:47 AM
  • "Motorola could launch its notchy flagship in two sizes" Engadget 8:23 AM
  • "Inside a VPN service: How NordVPN conducts the business of Internet privacy" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "Bluesound Pulse Mini Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound, strong feature set, and a few rough edges" TechHive 7:42 AM
  • "How facial recognition helped police identify the Capital Gazette shooter" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "Bethereum is using blockchain technology to bring fairness to social betting" VentureBeat 12:29 PM
Press Releases
  • "Best Western® Hotels & Resorts and IBM Watson Advertising Introduce AI-powered Ad to Help Consumers Personalize Vacation Planning" PRNewswire 8:46 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Catching Up to Amazon in Security Clearances for Cloud" ITPro 3:45 PM
  • "Microsoft appears confident that dual-screen Andromeda will change the game" Digital Trends 2:33 PM
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Microsoft readies OneDrive for Business feature to aid in migrating local data off Windows PCs" ZDNet 12:33 PM
  • "Microsoft Might Be Adding Platform-Wide Mod Support To Xbox One" Cogconnected 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID review: A great way to add Windows Hello to your PC" Windows Central 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft's Next Surface Device, Codenamed Andromeda Gets Teased With Two 10-Inch Displays Made by LG" WCCFTech 8:55 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 17704 for PC: Everything you need to know" Windows Central 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Reportedly Release Rumored Surface Foldable Phone Before Samsung" Technowizw 8:54 AM
  • "How much RAM does your Windows 10 PC really need?" Windows Central 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft isn't killing the Snipping Tool just yet" MSPoweruser 8:53 AM
  • "How to Download More Voices for Windows Narrator" MakeUseOf 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft's Halo TV series is really happening" Eurogamer 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Dual-Screen Mobile Device Could Support Five Modes" Softpedia 8:52 AM
  • "Telegram Desktop updates on Windows 10 PCs with new 'mark as read' chat feature" OnMSFT 8:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 Surface Phone? Code hints at dual-screen device with 360-degree hinge" ZDNet 7:52 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "AI Weekly: Hearings on AI show Congress has no answers, either" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "Congress questions data firm led by ex-Cambridge Analytica employee" Engadget 8:23 AM
  • "The FCC's net neutrality comments debacle: What you need to know/Does it really matter if dead people filed comments?" CNET 7:26 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Digital marketers have been lulled into false comfort about Europe's new privacy laws, and Facebook could be in for a shock when they wake up" Business Insider 3:35 PM
  • "Why Amazon Was Really, Really Smart to Buy PillPack" Slate 3:34 PM
  • "Analysis: John Legere stands tall at Senate Judiciary Committee meeting" Android Authority 2:32 PM
  • "Fluence is using blockchain technology to build a secure internet" VentureBeat 12:29 PM
  • "TMGcore is running high-efficiency crypto mines in Texas" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Line to launch cryptocurrency exchange in Singapore" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "Fans are mad at one of the biggest 'League of Legends' teams" Engadget 12:42 PM
  • "Riot Games revamps its European League of Legends esports ecosystem" VentureBeat 12:29 PM
  • "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is still weird on anything except PlayStation" VentureBeat 12:28 PM
  • "Fortnite's big Saturday event will only happen once, in real time" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "The 10 best PC games of 2018 (so far)" PCWorld 7:40 AM
  • "AI and health: Using machine learning to understand the human immune system" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "The future of 'entrepreneurship'? Working for Amazon and Uber" VentureBeat 7:47 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Tech IPOs remain 'white-hot' in Q2 thanks to Spotify, DocuSign, Pivotal Software" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "China's Xiaomi raises $4.72 billion after pricing Hong Kong IPO at bottom of range" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "Bird and Lyft raise $900M, a16z launches a crytpo fund, and $6B more for Sequoia" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "Hellman & Friedman deal values SimpliSafe at $1B" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Domo opens at $23.80/share, a pop of 13%, after raising $193M, valuing the company at around $510M" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
  • "Airbnb could plan to IPO by late 2020" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Doctrine raises $11.6 million for its legal search engine" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks finish higher but post weekly losses: Wells Fargo & Co. jumps after increasing dividends" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Stumble at Friday's Close, Giving Up Most of Day's Gains: Stocks ended slightly higher Friday, after giving up most of the day's gains in the final minutes of trading." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks jump on final trading day of 2Q" FOXBusiness 3:56 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Higher During Momentary Pause in Trade Tensions: Major indexes are on course to notch a second consecutive session of gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Australia caps a sunny quarter in mostly mixed Asia-Pacific stock action: Bullish milestones for Australia and New Zealand as Japan's Nikkei pulls out June gain and China down 10% for quarter" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "European markets rally as EU hammers out migration deal: European stock markets rallied on Friday after European Union leaders working overnight knocked out an agreement on refugees, a deal seen as removing political risk that had been hanging over equities." MarketWatch 11:50 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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