2017-05-27

Tech Review: Massive Tech Disruption Underway (video) | TR 2017-05-27

Tech Review (TR 2017-05-27)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech news:

Features • 1) Massive Tech Disruption Underway (videos), 2) WannaCry / WannaCrypt update, 3) NSA Surveillance, 4) FCC & Net Neutrality, 5) Top Smartphone Brands in China, 6) Potpourri: Amazon Global Stores Sales in China, 7) ICYMI Tech News.

1) Massive Tech Disruption Underway: AI, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles

Sinovation Ventures CEO Says the Age of AI Is Coming

Video above published May 22, 2017: Kai-Fu Lee, Sinovation Ventures (sinovationventures.com) CEO, discusses investment opportunities in artificial intelligence (AI) with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."  "Google is in the lead." "In China, Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are doing well." Lee is focused on banking, insurance and investment, optimistic about autonomous vehicles as well as robotics. See also There are bots. Look around | ribbonfarm.com.

JP Morgan's Namburi Sees Massive Tech Disruption Underway

Video above published May 22, 2017: Madhu Namburi, head of technology investment banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co., (jpmorganchase.com) discusses the role technology is playing across all industries as he sees "significant M&A" coming as companies play catch up on tech innovation. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Gura from the JPMorgan Media and Telecom conference in Boston on "Bloomberg Markets."

2) WannaCry / WannaCrypt update: 
  • Over 98% of All WannaCry Victims Were Using Windows 7 | bleepingcomputer.com (Editor's note: probably because people turned off Windows Update last year when Microsoft was hijacking Win7 computers through Windows Update and forcing them to Windows 10. Also possibly related, Windows Update has a flaw that causes it to loop and fail to update on some PCs. I suggest PC users consider upgrading to a Chromebook if they can't get their Windows Update to update their PC.)

3) NSA Surveillance: Barack Obama's team secretly disclosed years of illegal NSA searches spying on Americans | Circa.com"The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community." Editor's note: Remember when BO won the Nobel Peace Prize?

4)  FCC & Net Neutrality--FCC Notice of Proposed Rulemaking | fcc.gov: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-17-60A1.pdf would eliminate the FCC's legal authority to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or throttling web content or creating "fast lanes" that websites can buy into. The 75-page proposal, "Restoring Internet Freedom," also asks the public to comment on whether rules are needed to ban those practices. How to comment: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/how-comment#comments. Easiest way to comment is via the EFF.org's https://dearfcc.org/.

5) Top Smartphone Brands in China in April 2017, via ChinaInternetWatch.com:
  1. Huawei 22.8%
  2. Oppo 16.5%
  3. Vivo 15.9%
  4. Apple 11.6%
  5. Xiaomi 11.2%
(Samsung is 8th at 2.3%)

6) Potpourri:

7) ICYMI Tech News via mobile.reuters.com:

-- John Poole, Editor, Domain Mondo  

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