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"Google, Microsoft, Amazon: Are they responsible for government use? Welcome to the world of politicized capitalism doused with hashtag activism." ZDNet 8:48 AM
"Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7? It sure looks like it's regretting promising 18 more months of support for Windows 10's biggest competitor." Computerworld 7:48 AM
"Microsoft Distances ICE Contract From Family Separations as It Denounces Policy: CEO Satya Nadella joins other tech leaders in denouncing forced separation of children from parents cruel" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
"Microsoft CEO plays down ICE contract in internal memo to employees" The Verge 8:00 AM
"Satya Nadella speaks out against 'cruel and abusive' border policy and explains Microsoft's involvement with ICE" BetaNews 8:16 AM
"Are Microsoft and Fox complicit in the border crisis?" CNNMoney 2:54 PM
"Microsoft staff demand company ends contract with 'inhumane' US border patrol agency" Telegraph 8:06 AM
"Microsoft agrees to acquire AI startup Bonsai to boost Azure smarts: Machines that think better are a huge deal in computing these days." CNET 2:29 PM
"Microsoft is buying a AI startup, Bonsai" TechCrunch 3:10 PM
"This new Windows malware wants to add your PC to a botnet - or worse" ZDNet 8:47 AM
"Adobe, Microsoft Team on Integrated PDF Services for Office 365" Thurrott 8:08 AM
"Microsoft to open its first datacenters in the Nordics as cloud battle heats up" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
"New IBM Product Can Debate Humans but Can't Turn Around the Company" 24/7 Wall St. 7:22 AM
"IBM researchers develop a pair of low-power, high-performance computer vision systems" VentureBeat 8:45 AM
"OpenBSD disables Intel's hyper-threading" The Register 7:38 AM
"AMD is set to to be the big winner from Intel's stumbles, Morgan Stanley says" Business Insider 2:28 PM
"How Has The AMD Epyc Server Processor Done In Its First Year?" Forbes 8:32 AM
"Nvidia brings Kubernetes to GPUs for the first time" V3 8:07 AM
"Oracle's Soft Guidance and Move to Not Break Out Cloud Revenues Are Worrying" TheStreet 8:32 AM
"Oracle shares sink 7% as Wall Street freaks out over a surprise decision not to share specific cloud numbers" Business Insider 3:37 PM
"Oracle could be feeling cloud transition growing pains" TechCrunch 2:29 PM
"Oracle chases SME business in Brazil" ZDNet 3:59 PM
"Oracle Beats Q4 Estimates, but Cloud Business Remains a Challenge" Market Realist 8:32 AM
"Broadcom, HPE extend server storage collaboration" Seeking Alpha 5:11 PM
"HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge" ZDNet 6:01 PM
"EU takes first step in passing controversial copyright law that could 'censor the internet'" The Verge 8:00 AM
"Europe advances copyright law that could filter the Internet: Copyright crackdown on user-uploaded content moves closer to final vote." Ars Technica 11:25 AM
"Internet luminaries criticise EU proposals that could 'destroy the internet' as we know it" V3 8:06 AM
"Will Tech Companies Manage to Survive a U.S.-China Trade War?" Zacks 8:32 AM
"Mylobot Malware Targets Your Windows PC For DDoS, Trojan And Keylogger Attacks" HotHardware 3:57 PM
"Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites" PC Magazine 3:52 PM
"Instagram launches IGTV, hits 1 billion users" ZDNet 3:51 PM
"A Rare Win for Privacy: Wireless Carriers Will Stop Sharing Your Location" Slate 2:41 PM
"Man dies after his smartphone explodes and catches fire in his bedroom" BGR 1:28 PM
"New system connects your mind to a machine to help stop mistakes" TechCrunch 11:07 AM
"PC Sales Keep Falling, But Big Manufacturers Are Doing Just Fine" PC Magazine 8:55 AM
"Gadget makers are bracing for Trump's trade war: Trump's tariffs could spell doom for small hardware startups" The Verge 8:40 AM
"Alexa for Hospitality brings Amazon's digital assistant to hotel rooms" BetaNews 8:16 AM
"Xiaomi makes its mark among dream employers for Chinese students" CNNMoney 7:44 AM
"Facebook Messenger To Trial Autoplaying Video Ads Intermixed With Your Private Chats" HotHardware 3:57 PM
"Facebook Testing Subscription Groups for Premium Content" Gizmodo 2:27 PM
"Facebook tests 'subscription Groups' that charge for exclusive content" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
"Facebook announces HQ Trivia rival - here are the 9 apps that Zuckerberg has crushed" Telegraph 8:06 AM
"Facebook ordered to explain why it deleted the profile of a dead man after a mysterious request" Business Insider 7:54 AM
"Facebook develops AI to open your damn eyes in photos" CNET 7:41 AM
"Oracle Utilities Ranks No. 1 in Home Energy Management" Oracle 8:59 AM
"St. HOPE Accelerates Mission to Support Sacramento Youth" Oracle 8:59 AM
"Bourbon Ibirapuera Streamlines Property Operations, Creates New Guest Experiences with Oracle Cloud" Oracle 8:58 AM
"Windows 10 Tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine" ZDNet 9:26 PM
"Microsoft's Windows Andromeda device may pack telephony capability" Digital Trends 3:48 PM
"Microsoft News aims to take on Apple News and Google News" CNET 11:19 AM
"With Games, Microsoft Already Has its Head in the Clouds" Thurrott [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:57 AM
"Microsoft: This Azure password-banning tool will help kill off bad 'P@$$w0rd' habits" ZDNet 8:48 AM
"What To Do If Windows Doesn't Install Correct Drivers?" AddictiveTips 8:07 AM
"Microsoft staff call on company to end ICE contract" Ars Technica 11:51 AM
"Read Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's memo on Trump family separation policy" Business Insider 7:54 AM
"Microsoft to deliver intelligent cloud from Norway datacenters" Microsoft 8:58 AM
"Trump, U.S. lawmakers meet to discuss 'problematic' measure on China's ZTE" Reuters 3:59 PM
"U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei" Reuters 1:43 PM
"FTC will examine tech platforms like Google, Facebook and Amazon as part of competition review" Axios 11:29 AM
"Scoop: The White House looks to coordinate online privacy plan" Axios 8:39 AM
"EU votes yes on meme ban, censorship machines and link tax — what now?" The Next Web 8:27 AM
"EU Parliament committee votes for tougher EU copyright rules to rein in tech giants" Reuters 7:48 AM
"Democratic senator attempts to gut California net neutrality bill" The Verge 2:30 PM
"California's net neutrality bill faces a grim fate: Intense industry lobbying could push state Democrats to water down the strongest net neutrality legislation to date." CNET 7:41 AM
"Priceless: The cost to BT for bothering you with spam? 1.5 UK pence per email" The Register 7:35 AM
"How to Get Started in Google's New Podcasts App" Lifehacker 3:59 PM
"Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:48 PM
"It's not just Microsoft: lots of tech companies are quietly helping ICE" The Verge 2:29 PM
"Welcome to Blaine, the town Amazon Prime built" The Verge 1:29 PM
"ADATA XPG SX8200 SSD Review: Affordable, Quick NVMe-Based Storage" HotHardware 1:22 PM
"First Impression: Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 has great upgrades, but one unrefined detail" 9to5Google 11:29 AM
"BlackBerry KEY2 first look: Improved physical QWERTY for those who can't give them up" ZDNet 11:29 AM
"Follow along as we build a Twitch streaming PC!" PCWorld 11:24 AM
"Don't be fooled: Fortnite for Android links on YouTube aren't legit" CNET 3:37 PM
"Is Fortnite Addictive? Here's What A Psychiatrist Thinks: The World Health Organization just added 'gaming disorder' to the list of diagnosable mental health conditions. We asked a psychiatrist what that means for Fortnite fans." BuzzFeed 10:27 AM
"Tech companies are taking out record amounts of convertible debt. Here's why." Recode 10:09 AM
"The Oppo Find X is an awful idea – please stop pretending it's not" BGR 10:27 AM
"I'm way cooler on the internet than I am in person, and it gives me anxiety" Mashable 8:49 AM
"HTC U12+ review: Fundamentally flawed" Engadget 8:49 AM
"How to Organize Firefox Bookmarks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:48 AM
"Why AT&T Wants To Buy AppNexus" Forbes 8:41 AM
"Automation of endpoint security is top priority for IT pros" BetaNews 8:16 AM
"Guy Who Gave Cambridge Analytica All That Facebook Data: Actually, My Data Sucked" Gizmodo 8:16 AM
"Google Podcasts is pretty but basic" Engadget 8:48 AM
"Here's what we love and hate about Google Podcasts app on Android" Memeburn 8:07 AM
"How science fiction is training us to ignore the real threats posed by AI" The Verge 8:00 AM
"Trend Micro review: A great suite, but the privacy protection features need work" PCWorld 7:48 AM
"Oppo slowly moves away from iClone design with R15 Pro" [Slideshow] CNET 7:41 AM
"A pretty and helpful user interface? Nahhh. Is that really you, Samsung?" The Register 7:39 AM
"Match Group buys Hinge on its way to dating dominance: Both parties reportedly starting acquisition talks back in September." Engadget 7:00 PM
"Stensul raises $7M to make email creation easier for marketers" TechCrunch 1:28 PM
"Maryland's Immuta raises $20 million to expand its data governance platform in the wake of GDPR" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
"Blinkist raises $18.8 million to grow its abridged ebook subscription service" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
"Nginx lands $43 million Series C to fuel expansion" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
"Hired raises $30 million to power its recruitment marketplace with data and machine learning" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
"Hired raises $30M to build an easy subscription pipeline for company hiring" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
"Google teams with the CIJ in the UK for free workshops for journalists on investigative journalism" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
"BBVA and Repsol to build blockchain finance apps, BBVA issues record €325M credit line on its blockchain network" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
"Calm raises $27 million at $250 million valuation to grow its meditation app globally" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
"Meditation app Calm hits a $250M valuation amid an explosion of interest in mindfulness apps" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
"Aaptiv raises $22M from Amazon, Disney and more for its 'Netflix for fitness', now valued over $200M" TechCrunch 8:02 AM
"Xiaomi puts depositary receipt behind it as it readies $6bn IPO" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:48 AM
"ZTE's Hong Kong shares rise after clarification of U.S. bill impact" Reuters 7:48 AM
"SoftBank: inside the 'Wild West' $100bn fund shaking up the tech world" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
"Nasdaq notches record; Dow extends losing streak to 7 days: Small-cap Russell 2000 ends at all-time high" MarketWatch 3:55 PM
"Dow Finishes Lower as Nasdaq Posts New Record: Stocks finished mixed on Wednesday as investors remain cautious amid the deepening trade dispute between Washington and Beijing." TheStreet 3:54 PM
"Stocks Mainly Higher As Nasdaq, Small Caps Make Record Highs; Will Alphabet's Breakout Fizzle?" Investor's Business Daily 3:54 PM
"Stocks mixed following Tuesday's plunge" FOXBusiness 3:54 PM
"S&P 500 Gains After Trade Selloff: Many investors still expect the U.S. and China will dial down their tariff plans" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
"Asian markets struggle to recover from Tuesday's big losses: Chinese indexes fare the worst; Nikkei gives up early gains" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
"European stocks stage recovery, but U.S.-China trade tensions remain: Tobacco stocks rise on ratings call" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
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"Firefox Is Back. It's Time to Give It a Try."
"Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
"Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
"After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash"
"How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won"
"The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram"
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"US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
"Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy"
"This Former NASA Engineer Trains Geeks to Become CEOs"
"Westinghouse Tips Affordable 'Jeeo' Smart Plugs, Bulbs"
"I Wish Someone Would Spoon Me as Well as This Sleep Robot"
"Tesla Sues Ex-Employee for Hacking, Stealing Trade Secrets"
"Meet Jammy, the Modular, Digital Guitar"
"Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites"
"Save Up to 25 Percent on Select HP PCs"
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"Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
"Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
"Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
"Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
"What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
"U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
"Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
"Doom and gloom in advertising? I don't see it, says IPG boss Roth"
"Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
"Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data"
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"AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
"WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
"Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
"Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
"PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
"HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
"Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
"Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"