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TechNN Archive: Monday, July 9, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft teases launch of a new Surface device" ZDNet 1:22 PM
  • "Could the budget Microsoft Surface tablet be launched this week?" TechRadar UK 7:33 AM
  • "'Andromeda' Surface phone fans launch petition to convince Microsoft to continue development" PC Retail 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Could Launch Cheaper Surface on Friday, Specifications Leaked" Softpedia 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft fans sign petition urging firm to make a Surface Phone device" The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's affordable Surface tablet may launch this week" MSPoweruser 7:31 AM
  • "Get Ready: Microsoft to Release New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates" Softpedia 7:30 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet review: Smart upgrades make this a worthy, pricey choice" PCWorld 7:48 AM
  • "Lenovo's Snapdragon 835-powered Miix 630 is now available" Neowin 5:12 PM
  • "ITE students to get mentorship under first IBM programme in South-east Asia" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 8:52 AM
  • "IBM Racks $1.24B in Deals With Australian Feds & Italian Bank" Light Reading 8:52 AM
  • "Colombia adopts IBM Watson to enhance regional language content promotion" Times of India 8:51 AM
  • "IBM is launching its P-TECH program in Singapore" CNBC 8:51 AM
  • "IBM, Banca Carige launch digital transformation venture" ThePaypers 8:50 AM
  • "HPE supercomputer used to advance modeling of the mammalian brain" ZDNet 1:22 PM
  • "The HP EX920 M.2 SSD Review: Finding the Mainstream Sweet Spot" AnandTech 8:48 AM
  • "HP links $700 million in revenue to sustainability strategy" GreenBiz 8:47 AM
  • "Opinion: Advice for Michael Dell: It's a good idea to have a working customer phone number" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "Dell's New Line of Gaming Laptops Are Cheaper and More Powerful" VRZone 8:46 AM
  • "Windows 10 April Update finally arrives on Dell's Alienware laptops" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 April 2018 Update for Dell Alienware Systems" Softpedia 8:45 AM
  • "Ericsson, Intel demonstrate two way 5G data call" Mobilt Tuyope 8:42 AM
  • "Intel's 15W Whiskey Lake-U Core i7 processors turbo to 4.5GHz" Hexus 8:42 AM
  • "AMD Zen x86 CPU architecture appears in China under a different name" PCGamesN 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700E and Ryzen 5 2600E CPUs Leaked – 45W Low-Power Designs For 8 Core and 6 Core Packages" WCCFTech 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Zen-based Hygon Dhyana CPUs start to appear" Hexus 8:39 AM
  • "The benefits of fast RAM with Intel Coffee Lake & AMD Ryzen 2: don't miss out on performance!" Hardware.Info 8:38 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700E Energy Efficient Processor Surfaces" UberGizmo 8:38 AM
  • "Oracle America v. Google, Free Java: Fair or Unfair?" IPwatchdog 8:12 AM
  • "Downer Teams With Cisco For Smart Roads" ATN 8:10 AM
General Interest
  • "Samsung to open world's largest smartphone factory in India" ZDNet 9:38 PM
  • "Reddit CEO claims hate speech is 'difficult to define,' thus hard to police: Reddit declined to confirm why suspension was enforced; came shortly after reveal of DMs." Ars Technica 6:38 PM
  • "App assurance: Google insists Gmail access thoroughly vetted" ZDNet 1:24 PM
  • "Google Assistant brings voice control to Dish Hoppers" Engadget 1:34 PM
  • "Google Assistant now controls Dish Hopper DVR devices" VentureBeat 1:20 PM
  • "Dish Hopper devices get Google Assistant functionality" TechCrunch 1:06 PM
  • "Google's summer sale cuts Home Max and Pixel 2 XL prices" Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Amazon hikes up the price of Prime Day promotions for third-party sellers" The Verge 1:12 PM
  • "Twilio adds Atlanta office to expand its reach in the Southeast" VentureBeat 1:21 PM
  • "Telefonica shows 1Gbps LTE for Samsung Galaxy S9 as world waits on 5G" VentureBeat 1:20 PM
  • "Samsung opens the world's largest mobile factory in India" BetaNews 1:25 PM
  • "Samsung's new India phone factory is 'world's largest'" TechCrunch 1:05 PM
  • "Samsung opens world's biggest phone factory in India" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Hello Bixby! Samsung's AI not that stupid after all, beats Microsoft (and you) in reading comprehension test" MSPoweruser 7:34 AM
  • "Samsung AI tops Microsoft machine reading comprehension challenge" Neowin 7:34 AM
  • "HTC Vive boss: Standalone headsets will justify first-gen VR's hype" VentureBeat 1:19 PM
  • "The next year for HBO will be 'like childbirth,' AT&T's new media CEO tells employees" The Verge 1:10 PM
  • "Smart bandage can monitor chronic wounds and dispense drugs" Engadget 1:32 PM
  • "Snapchat is working on a feature that can find products you snap on Amazon" The Verge 1:09 PM
  • "Snapchat code reveals team-up with Amazon for 'Camera Search': Comment" TechCrunch 1:03 PM
  • "Timehop admits attacker stole 21 million users' data" Engadget 1:33 PM
  • "Time capsule app Timehop suffered a July 4th data breach that affected 21 million users" The Verge 1:11 PM
  • "Instacart hires its first Chief Communications Officer, Dani Dudeck" TechCrunch 1:00 PM
  • "Digging deeper into smart speakers reveals two clear paths" TechCrunch 1:04 PM
  • "The Vivo Nex and its pop-up selfie camera are going on sale in India and elsewhere" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Uber will let users rent Lime scooters through its app" Engadget 1:32 PM
  • "Uber is teaming up with Lime to add electric scooters to its app" The Verge 1:10 PM
  • "TaxScouts wants to make filing your tax return a lot less tedious" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Hacked: Timehop database breach exposed details of 21 million users" BetaNews 7:55 AM
  • "Fitness app Polar Flow exposed names and locations of thousands of military, NSA and FBI staff" BetaNews 7:55 AM
  • "Over-the-top anime 'Kill la Kill' becomes a game in 2019" Engadget 8:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Expands HP Latex R Printer Series Portfolio" HP 1:39 PM
  • "French Children's Retailer ïDKIDS COMMUNITY Chooses Oracle Retail Cloud to Make More Profitable Inventory Investments" Oracle 1:39 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Should Bring Live Tiles to the Windows 10 Desktop" Softpedia 7:35 AM
  • "According to Microsoft's Online Store, Darksiders III Releases 26th November" Kotaku 7:35 AM
  • "How to Disable SwiftKey in Windows 10 Redstone 5" Softpedia 7:35 AM
  • "How to use Focus assist in Windows 10" Tech Advisor 7:35 AM
  • "How to force remove a language pack on Windows 10" Windows Central 7:34 AM
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17711 Now Available for Download" Softpedia 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Launch The $399 Surface Tablet This Friday With Pentium Gold Processors" WCCFTech 7:33 AM
  • "New Windows 10 preview looks smarter thanks to Fluent Design, and Edge browser gets improved" TechRadar UK 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 2019 Updated with New OneNote Interface" Softpedia 7:31 AM
  • "GitHub given Windows 9x's awesome and so very modern look" The Register 7:30 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "China central bank brags about killing Bitcoin trading in the country" BGR 8:33 PM
  • "Japan is spending years making one train line a minute faster" Engadget 1:33 PM
  • "Argentina residents use Facebook 'barter clubs' to make ends meet" Engadget 8:08 AM
  • "The UK wants every new home to come with an EV charger" Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "China's largest music streaming business is planning a US IPO" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with Rajasthan government to enhance digital literacy among students" MSPoweruser 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with Rajasthan government on digital literacy" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 7:33 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19: It's now possible to upgrade directly from Linux Mint 18.3 to Linux Mint 19. But, it's not easy. Here's you do it." ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Facebook & Its Lies: Facial Recognition Edition" Om Malik 2:05 PM
  • "GNOME Foundation using anonymous donation to hire four additional employees" BetaNews 1:25 PM
  • "eBay is offering some good tech deals today, all priced at $119" The Verge 1:13 PM
  • "Amazon's best pre-Prime Day deals: Ecovacs robot vacuums and a Hitachi 4K TV" The Verge 1:11 PM
  • "The top 3 disruptive FinTech technologies to watch in 2018" Computerworld 7:57 AM
  • "The OnePlus 6 is now my go-to phone instead of the Pixel 2: OnePlus is starting to beat Google at its own game." Android Central 8:17 AM
  • "Shark Ion Robot 750 review: Shark's first robot vacuum is a mixed bag" TechHive 7:49 AM
  • "Nitro Pro 12 review: A better document workflow" PCWorld 7:48 AM
  • "With Greed and Cynicism, Big Tech is Fueling Inequalities in America" Monday Note 7:38 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Overwatch raises over $12.7 million for breast cancer charity" VentureBeat 1:20 PM
  • "Lime raises $335 million, including from Uber, whose app will now offer scooters" VentureBeat 1:19 PM
  • "Tencent is bringing its music division to the US" Engadget 1:29 PM
  • "Tencent to spin off its music business and list its shares in the U.S." VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Autodesk acquires Assemble Systems to build up its construction tech vertical" TechCrunch 1:05 PM
  • "Topbox raises $5M for its customer experience analytics service" TechCrunch 1:04 PM
  • "TrustToken opens its dollar-backed cryptocurrency to accredited investors" TechCrunch 1:02 PM
  • "Oasis Labs raises $45 million for 'privacy first' cloud on blockchain" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Index Ventures raises $1.65 billion for 2 new funds" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "EQT acquires B2B payment transfer business Banking Circle from Saxo Bank for $300M" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Xiaomi shares fall after weak Hong Kong debut" VentureBeat 7:52 AM
  • "China's Xiaomi makes underwhelming public debut in Hong Kong IPO" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Index Ventures closes 2 funds, $1B for growth rounds and $650M for early-stage" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow has best day in a month as financials and industrials rally: Blue-chip index turns positive for 2018" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Log Third Day of Strong Gains: Stocks on Wall Street logged a third straight day of strong gains Monday as worries over trade tensions faded into the background." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks jump again as trade-war worries take back seat" Associated Press 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Posts Best Day in a Month: Stocks build on their recent rally after Friday's monthly jobs data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets make strong gains, but Xiaomi sputters after IPO: Chinese phone maker prices at low end of range, falls in early trading" MarketWatch 8:38 AM
  • "FTSE 100 ends higher, helped by pound's drop on key U.K. official's exit: Blue-chip stocks in the U.K. finished with sizable gains Monday, helped by the pound's drop on news of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's resignation, which raises the chance of a formal challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May." MarketWatch 12:37 PM



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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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