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TechNN Archive: Thursday, July 5, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface $400 iPad rival has Intel Pentium, Windows 10, benchmarks suggest" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft should just bite the bullet and release Surface Andromeda already: The Surface Andromeda tablet is the most exciting product Microsoft may never release. I say grow a spine." Windows Central 11:17 AM
  • "Details of Microsoft's $400 Surface Tablet Emerge" Thurrott 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft: If You Are Going to Put Ads in Windows 10, Be Smart About it (Premium)" Thurrott 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Release a Dark Mode for Outlook.com" Thurrott 7:56 AM
  • "Internet download exploit can't attack Microsoft Edge users" OnMSFT 9:29 AM
  • "NetMarketShare's audited figures show Windows 10 closing in on Windows 7" BetaNews 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly finally working on Movies & TV for iOS and Android" Neowin 5:34 PM
  • "Intel confirms 9th-gen Core i9 'Coffee Lake S' CPUs for release this quarter: But don't get too excited, they're actually eighth-gen processors" The Inquirer 7:45 AM
  • "Intel might release 9th-gen Core i9 'Coffee Lake S' CPUs this quarter: But don't get too excited, they're actually eighth-gen processors" The Inquirer 9:51 AM
  • "Intel Kills Off 5G Modem Project After Losing 2020 iPhone Contract: 2020 iPhone could run on MediaTek modems instead" Softpedia 7:57 AM
  • "Intel 'halts production' of 5G modems following Apple's 2020 iPhone snub: Apple was expected to be 'main volume driver' for Sunny Peak chip" The Inquirer 10:13 AM
  • "Dell India unveils new Alienware laptops, G series gaming notebooks and Inspiron AIOs" Gizbot 8:10 AM
  • "Oracle opens discussion on chatbot advantage for Africa" IT Web Africa 9:29 AM
  • "Samsung and Arm to power Cortex-A76 CPU past 3GHz" Neowin 7:43 AM
General Interest
  • "Samsung Profit Falls Short of Estimates on Weak Phone Demand" Bloomberg 9:46 PM
  • "Seagate Unveils Fast 2TB SSD for Laptops, Desktops" eWeek 7:52 PM
  • "Spectrum Mobile's cheap unlimited plans are here, with a lot of fine print" BGR 3:57 PM
  • "MIT's Cheetah robot doesn't need eyes to climb, run and jump: It can feel its way through the world when cameras aren't available." Engadget 2:34 PM
  • "Qantas and Sydney Airport to trial biometric face 'passport'" Neowin 7:43 AM
  • "Report: Amazon May Prey on Your Toys 'R' Us Catalog Nostalgia By Mailing You Its Own" Gizmodo 7:07 AM
  • "Amazon may send holiday toy catalogs in the mail: It would pick up where Toys 'R' Us left off." Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Google To Revamp Google Home App With New Features" My Smart Price 8:08 AM
  • "Harvard's tiny robot can swim and walk underwater: The Ambulatory Microrobot is at home on land or a (very small) sea." Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "The Morning After: The Galaxy Note 9 will get an upgraded stylus/And that's the point right?" Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung's upcoming Android flip phone will reportedly arrive with dual camera sensors" Neowin 2:17 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 pen will include Bluetooth: It might be used to remotely control your phone." Engadget 7:07 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 release date, specs and price: 'Official' cases go on sale weeks before launch/Accessories confirm Samsung phablet will have few surprises in store" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "'Fortnite' players are having too much fun with Playground mode: Who said tutorials had to be about learning?" Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "Netflix 'Ultra' tier tests suggest 'Premium' might get more expensive: New option could offer HDR and four simultaneous streams" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Polluters exposed by new eye in the sky satellite" BBC 7:10 AM
  • "Nikon may release two full-frame mirrorless cameras this summer: Sony has been dominating the market, so it's about time." Engadget 1:05 PM
Press Releases
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE): Technology Stock in the Spotlight:" Stock Digest 8:10 AM
  • "IBM To Be Part Of A Blockchain Revolution In Australia" Crypto Daily 9:06 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 at 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" Thurrott 3:34 PM
  • "Microsoft tech support scam bug resurfaces in Chrome 67: A similar exploit looks like it's affecting Mozilla's Firefox browser as well" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "South Korea May Force Sale of $13 Billion in Samsung Shares" Bloomberg 7:50 AM
  • "UK announces creation of London cybercrime court" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "California's new online cancellation law benefits many disgruntled subscribers in other places, too" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "Europe Decides Not to Ruin the Internet" Gizmodo 11:09 AM
  • "EU Parliament fails to pass criticised copyright amendments" Neowin 7:43 AM
  • "EU rejects Article 13 copyright law that could have killed the meme: Sit on your huge pile of royalties and weep, James Blunt" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Court rules Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US: He'll now appeal to the nation's Supreme Court." Engadget 7:44 AM
  • "Kim Dotcom's latest Megaupload court defeat leaves him only one option: Germany's favourite New Zealand exile may soon have to move again" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Kim Dotcom Is Almost Entirely Out of Chances to Avoid Being Extradited to the US" Gizmodo 7:07 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Huawei P20 review: The P20 Pro's baby brother is all grown up" The Inquirer 10:10 AM
  • "What I've learned from nearly three years of enterprise Wi-Fi at home: The ups and downs of software-defined networking—and having too many access points." Ars Technica 7:10 AM
  • "Facebook finds Independence document 'racist'" BBC 7:07 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "US forces smartphone giant ZTE to fire its CEO and leadership team: Company faces a crippling export ban after selling tech to Iran and North Korea." Ars Technica 3:25 PM
  • "Fever gets $20M to delight more hipsters with A/B tested Madhatter's G&T parties" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "Facebook acquires Bloomsbury AI team to automate the fight against fake news" ZDNet 7:05 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech rally leads stocks higher; trade and Fed minutes also in focus: U.S. official offers possibility of 'zero solution' over car tariffs" MarketWatch 5:35 PM
  • "Stocks End Near Day's Highs: Stocks ended near the day's highs as investors shrugged off Fed minutes showing growing concern over trade tensions, and a day before U.S. tariffs are set to go into effect on billions of dollars in Chinese goods." TheStreet 5:35 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Investors Shrug Off Looming Tariffs: Investors focus on economic data and the potential easing of some trade tensions" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:36 PM
  • "Asia stocks log another day of broad losses amid unrelenting trade worries" MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "European stocks drive higher, as tariff hopes rev up car makers: Euro rises on prospect of earlier-than-expected ECB rate hike" MarketWatch 7:55 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:20 PM; no changes since 6:20 PM CDT)
  • "How Cloud is Transforming the Data Center"
  • "Data Science Talent Shortage Drives Demand for Contractors"
New York Times (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer"
  • "U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans"
  • "What Europe's Google Fine Means for Android Users"
  • "Trump Bashes E.U. Over $5.1 Billion Fine for Google"
  • "Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing"
  • "Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It."
PC Magazine (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Uber, Lyft, and Grab Want to Do More Than Give You a Ride"
  • "Microsoft Stymies Hacking Attempt on 2018 Election Candidates"
  • "Hashtags in YouTube Titles, Descriptions Now Clickable"
  • "Loon's Balloon-Powered Internet Heads to Africa"
  • "Need a Snack or Phone Charger? Ask Your Uber Driver"
  • "Ransomware Strikes Lab-Testing Firm LabCorp"
  • "VA Reenlists IBM's Watson in Fight Against Cancer"
  • "We Rode a Self-Driving Shuttle Around Times Square"
  • "The Best Video Streaming Services of 2018"
  • "After Rough Start, Prime Day Shoppers Nab Fire TVs, Echo Dots" ... Reuters (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
    • "Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern"
    • "At patent trial, Groupon casts IBM as shaking down other tech companies"
    • "Microsoft beats Wall Street targets on cloud services revenue"
    • "Comcast concedes to Disney in bidding war for Fox assets"
    • "Trump slams EU over $5 billion fine on Google"
    • "Meal delivery service DoorDash hires Uber finance head as CFO"
    • "Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern"
    • "Fiat Chrysler kicks off Magneti Marelli spin-off"
    • "Tesla says Model 3 refunds not outpacing deposits"
    • "Exclusive: Britain says Huawei 'shortcomings' expose new telecom networks risks"
    ZDNet (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
    • "NTT Australia posts AU$12.5m loss"
    • "EFF blasts Japan over piracy website blocking proposal"
    • "My Health Record opt-outs will not sink system: Turnbull"
    • "J.D. Power declares Verizon to be the top carrier"
    • "Hawaiki subsea cable goes live"
    • "Soccer player Ronaldinho launches e-sports strategy"
    • "Windows 10 is still not yet on 700 million 'active' devices"
    • "Microsoft Q4 strong as commercial cloud revenue hits $6.9 billion"


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