Top Tech Stories of the Week – July 15th, 2018

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  • Open offices are as bad as they seem—they reduce face-to-face time by 70% | Ars Technica | Link
  • UK spaceport proposed for Sutherland site – BBC News | Link
  • Prime Day: Amazon website crashes shortly after deals go live | Link
  • Amazon workers strike in Germany, joining action in Spain and Poland – Reuters | Link
  • Microsoft to end support for Skype ‘classic’ following new desktop release – CNET | Link
  • Netflix stock slammed after earnings, as subscriber growth and revenue fall short – MarketWatch | Link
  • 12 New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter – National Geographic | Link
  • Walmart and Microsoft team up to fight Amazon – CNN Money | Link
  • Google’s job hunting service comes to UK – BBC News | Link
  • Marwan Fawaz Steps Down as CEO of Google-Owned Nest – Digital Trends | Link
  • Google’s first private trans-Atlantic subsea cable will connect the U.S. and France in 2020 – 9to5Google | Link
  • Google to appeal after EC fines it €4.34bn over Android competition breach – as it happened | Business | The Guardian | Link
  • VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger is happy to be independent of Dell – Business Insider | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – July 8th, 2018

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  • Virgin Galactic plans to open a commercial spaceport in Italy | Link
  • NASA’s Kepler Telescope to Send Last Images in August – Fortune | Link
  • Microsoft Surface Go: A Cheap 10-Inch Tablet to Beat the iPad | Link
  • World’s Largest Mobile Phone Factory Set to Open in India – Bloomberg | Link
  • Facebook faces UK fine over Cambridge Analytica scandal – CNET | Link
  • Hacker Selling Pentagon’s Killer Drone Manual on Dark Web for $150, Cheap | Link
  • Kuwait, China ink several agreements, MoUs to boost ties in various fields – Kuwait Times | Kuwait Times | Link
    • Kuwait & Beijing sign MoU on sustainable e-commerce – ARAB TIMES – KUWAIT NEWS | Link
    • Kuwait, Huawei sign MoU to implement smart cities strategy | Link
  • Dolby Vision HDR streaming will soon arrive on Xbox One | TechRadar | Link
  • The last Blockbuster standing in America – CNN | Link


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Top Tech Stories of the Week – July 1st, 2018

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  • Google Pixel Watch rumors: Everything we’ve heard so far – Business Insider | Link
  • NASA needs to upgrade its ‘planetary protection’ efforts, experts say – The Washington Post | Link
  • Facebook close to buying Bloomsbury AI to combat fake news – Business Insider | Link
  • Netflix Tests New Price Levels for Ultra HD Viewing Over Four Screens – Fortune | Link
  • Sony Pictures accidentally upload entire movie to Youtube instead of trailer – The Independent | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 24th, 2018

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  • A Virginia Restaurant Asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Leave and Now Its Yelp Page is Destroyed | Link
  • Chinese holiday island to unlock Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for foreign visitors – South China Morning Post | Link
  • EU tariffs force Harley-Davidson to move some production out of US – as it happened – Business – The Guardian | Link
  • Amazon Launches Support for Arabic Language Books on Kindle – Business Wire | Link 
  • WPA3 Wi-Fi security standard is officially rolling out to replace the 14-year-old WPA2 – Android Central | Link
  • Facebook scraps Aquila internet delivery drones – CNBC | Link
  • Google is retiring the AdWords & DoubleClick brands in a major rebranding aimed at simplification – Search Engine Land | Link
  • Copyright Lawsuit Dropped Against Fortnite Creators, Ending Legal Battle – Bloomberg | Link
  • Instagram Lite: Tiny version of app quietly launches on Google Play – The Independent | Link
  • Sony Mobile rumored to exit Middle Eastern, African, and Turkish markets | Link
  • Amazon shakes healthcare business with pharmacy deal – Financial Times | Link
  • Amazon Will Let Entrepreneurs Start Their Own Delivery Business and Earn Up to $300,000 a Year | Link
  • Sources: Google Is Planning A Game Platform That Could Take On Xbox And PlayStation | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 17th, 2018

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  • Microsoft buys Flipgrid, an educational social video startup – Business Insider | Link
  • ​Australia now has Amazon Prime – ZDNet | Link
  • Adobe’s Project Rush is a cross-platform video editor that doubles down on mobile – VentureBeat | Link
  • National Space Council: Trump signs space debris directive – CNBC | Link
  • Amazon’s Alexa will now butler at Marriott hotels – Reuters | Link
  • Google Podcasts App Launches on Android, AI Features Planned – Variety | Link
  • Gaming disorder joins the WHO panoply of diseases – Financial Times | Link
  • U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China’s Huawei – Reuters | Link
  • Intel chief Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship – BBC News | Link
  • Bethesda Is Suing Warner Bros. Interactive Over Westworld Mobile Game | Link
  • Tesla reports another fire at Fremont factory | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 11th, 2018

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  • Microsoft Game Studios just added five new studios including Ninja Theory – VentureBeat | Link
  • The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You. – The New York Times | Link
  • Mideast online retailer partners with eBay – ABC News | Link
  • AT&T-Time Warner merger: Judge approves deal | Link
  • Intel is planning to launch its first discrete GPU in 2020 – PC Gamer | Link
  • Microsoft just redesigned Office to make it simpler — here are the biggest changes – CNBC | Link
  • Mars: Opportunity rover threatened by giant dust storm – CNN | Link
  • EA gives Battlefield 5 women backlash a blunt ultimatum – Slash Gear | Link
  • Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Wins Chicago Airport High-Speed Train Bid – Bloomberg | Link
  • AT&T completes acquisition of Time Warner | Link
  • First standalone 5G network standard approved – TechRadar | Link

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Top Tech Stories of the Week – June 3rd, 2018

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  • Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Going Back to Its Roots – Bloomberg | Link
  • Nvidia CEO: No next-gen GeForce GPUs for a ‘long time,’ but G-Sync BFGDs are coming soon – PCWorld | Link
  • GitLab’s high-end plans are now free for open source projects and schools – TechCrunch | Link
  • Couple who swindled Amazon out of $1.2M in gadgets given 6-year sentence – CNET | Link
  • Valve says it will stop policing content on Steam – Polygon | Link
  • Facebook takes on Twitch with launch of new FB.GG game streaming hub – TechRadar  | Link
  • Facebook is hiring fake-news fact-checkers – CNET | Link
  • Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel – TechCrunch | Link
  • Recovered Moon Landing Data From Apollo Missions Solve 40-Year-Old Mystery – Tech Times | Link
  • EA announces Origin Access Premier, subscription for PC games – Polygon | Link


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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 27th, 2018

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  • Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin space venture go all in on the moon – GeekWire | Link
  • Ivanka Trump received trademarks from China just before Donald Trump’s ZTE reversal — Quartz | Link
  • Google Will Not Renew Pentagon Contract That Upset Employees – The New York Times | Link
  • Microsoft is reportedly talking about buying GitHub, a platform for software developers last valued at $2 billion | Link
  • Google’s website shake-up shows it’s giving up on Android tablets – TechRadar | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 20th, 2018

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  • LG Chair Koo Bon-moo, Who Ran Company for 23 Years, Dies at 73 – Fortune | Link
  • Civil Rights Group Criticizes Amazon Over Facial Recognition – Bloomberg | Link
  • Mark Zuckerberg Played Parliament for Fools and They’re Pissed | Link
  • Uber shuts down self-driving operations in Arizona | Link
  • Google Removes ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Clause From Its Code of Conduct | Link
  • NASA to begin buying rides on commercial lunar landers by year’s end – | Link
  • For a moment, Netflix was worth more than Disney | Link
  • Amazon Has Officially Saved ‘The Expanse,’ Will Air Season 4 | Link
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Top Tech Stories of the Week – May 13th, 2018

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  • California Will Require Solar Power for New Homes – The New York Times | Link
  • Project Maven: Nearly a dozen Google employees have reportedly quit in protest – CNET | Link
  • Kaspersky Lab’s move from Russia to Switzerland fails to save it from Dutch oven – The Register | Link
  • Amazon resumes HQ expansion after Seattle tax compromise | Link
  • Microsoft Surface Hub 2 is an insanely cool 50-inch rotating touchscreen – CNET | Link
  • The new and AI-improved Google News now available for iPhone and iPad – Search Engine Land | Link
  • YouTube Red turns into $12 per month YouTube Premium | Link
  • Senate Votes to Stop Undoing of Net Neutrality Rules – Time | Link
  • Intel makes its first 10nm Cannon Lake chips official – Ars Technica | Link
  • NASA’s New Exoplanet Hunter Just Buzzed the Moon and Snapped Its 1st Photo! | Link
  • Trump urged U.S. Postal Service to double package rates for Amazon: Washington Post – Reuters | Link


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