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Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft Has Become the Surprise Innovator in PCs" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:56 AM
  • "The Windows Phone failure was easily preventable, but Microsoft's (MSFT) culture made it unavoidable" Quartz 7:17 AM
  • "The Digital Divide Isn't Microsoft's First Priority" Wired 7:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Its Own Schedule for Killing Flash" Thurrott 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft launches new container service, joins Cloud Native group, isolating AWS on Kubernetes" GeekWire 10:27 AM
  • "IBM killing off its first go at cloud object storage – 20 months after launch" The Register 7:27 AM
  • "International Business Machines Corp. Has Bought Back Nearly 14 Million Shares So Far in 2017. Should Investors Be Happy?" The Motley Fool 7:17 AM
  • "Qualcomm fires back at Intel, accuses tech giants of 'misleading' trade regulators" MSPoweruser 9:01 AM
  • "Intel leak indicates Coffee Lake will offer six-core parts with 4.3GHz boost clock" V3 8:27 AM
  • "Intel drops Arduino 101 maker board and Curie module" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "AMD's stock rockets to 10-year high as upbeat results prompt analysts to boost targets" MarketWatch 12:45 PM
  • "AMD reports net loss of US$16 million for 2Q17" DigiTimes 7:14 AM
  • "AMD: Cryptocurrency mining won't be a 'long-term growth driver'" Business Insider 10:27 AM
  • "AMD shares rally to 10-year high while some analysts remain skeptical" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:32 AM
  • "HPE boss Whitman among candidates for Uber CEO job - report" The Register 9:49 AM
General Interest
  • "Silicon Valley no longer has lock on software developers" Axios 7:28 AM
  • "Kaspersky's stellar antivirus finally goes free" PCWorld 7:20 AM
  • "Nintendo's sales soar thanks to the Switch" VentureBeat 7:19 AM
  • "eBay announces computer vision search that helps you find items using photos" VentureBeat 7:19 AM
  • "Now hiring every available human: Amazon posts 50,000 warehouse jobs in U.S." VentureBeat 7:18 AM
  • "Amazon has decided to take all 15 storeys of a vast office block in London" Business Insider 7:18 AM
  • "Grasping Robots Compete to Rule Amazon's Warehouses" Wired 7:13 AM
  • "Threat hunting becomes critical to defeating cyber crime" BetaNews 7:07 AM
  • "Twitter no longer at 'death's door' as earnings report approaches" Reuters 6:56 AM
  • "Petya ransomware: Free decryption tool released for the original versions of this nasty malware" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "SMS notifications could be coming to Chrome OS soon" 9to5Google 7:01 AM
  • "Pixel 2: New renders show off stereo speakers, shared designs, & no headphone jack [Video] 9to5Google 7:35 AM
  • "Google's Android Auto Goes Live With Waze, the Popular Navigation App" TheStreet 7:15 AM
  • "Google launches SOS Alerts in Search and Maps for emergency updates" ZDNet 6:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Monetization Cloud Enables Recurring Revenue Models for Digital Services Providers" PRNewswire 7:35 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft joins Kubetnetes group as platinum member" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "New Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build adds Cortana voice commands, phone-PC linking" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "Long Live Microsoft Paint! It Helped My Blind Grandpa Keep Making Art/[Image: courtesy of Ryan Lasko] Fast Company 8:59 AM
  • "How to Recover Your Lost Windows 10 User Profile" MakeUseOf 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft introduces tool to make Blockchain services more usable" CIO Dive 8:59 AM
  • "How to Change Your Microsoft Office Theme in 60 Seconds" Envato Tuts+ 8:30 AM
  • "How to enable portable mode in Paint.NET" BetaNews 7:35 AM
  • "Got bot? How to put it to work with Microsoft's Cortana Skills" The Register 7:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Add custom shortcuts to the Start menu" ZDNet 6:55 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC Sued Over Failure to Comply With Transparency Law Amid Net Neutrality Debate" Gizmodo 12:45 PM
  • "Who owns Snopes? Fracas over fact-checking site now front and center: Snopes' parent company was split—one half may be held by 5 men, or a single company." Ars Technica 8:27 AM
  • "Republicans Toy with a Misguided Tax on the First Amendment: Unsure how to pay for meaningful, lasting reform, GOP policymakers weigh levy on advertising" Polizette 7:44 AM
  • "U.S. treads water on cyber policy as destructive attacks mount" Reuters 6:56 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "AI, destroyer or savior? Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg trade insults" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "Opinion: The Pixel XL 2 will be my next phone if the leaks are accurate" 9to5Google 12:44 PM
  • "Packing Google Maps, but Not an Internet Connection" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:43 PM
  • "Google's New Parental Control App Has a Flaw: Puberty" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:49 AM
  • "Why Nintendo Switch sales figures make interesting reading for Sony and Microsoft" TechRadar UK 8:59 AM
  • "Readers' Choice Awards 2017: Printers" PC Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "Your Web Use Leaves A Carbon Footprint, Here's How You Can Reduce It" Forbes 7:27 AM
  • "US regulators just dealt a blow to the most hyped area in tech investing right now" Business Insider 7:17 AM
  • "Killing the Blue Whale Challenge" Wired 7:13 AM
  • "From Elon Musk to Bill Gates: Tech's Most Dubious Promises" Wired 7:13 AM
  • "Repealing Net Neutrality is Easy. Replacing It Will Be Hard" Wired 7:13 AM
  • "Motorola, not Apple, will make phones exciting again" Mashable 7:12 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook funds Harvard effort to fight election hacking, propaganda" Reuters 12:48 PM
  • "OpenText to acquire Guidance Software for $222 million" ZDNet 12:47 PM
  • "Shelf raises $2.2 million to help companies find relevant content" VentureBeat 10:27 AM
  • "WalkMe raises $75M more for its AI-based on-screen guidance tech" TechCrunch 9:06 AM
  • "August Home raises another $25 million as it expands service partnerships for its smart locks" TechCrunch 8:29 AM
  • "Google.org launches $50 million effort to prepare job seekers for the 'future of work'" Recode 8:27 AM
  • "Aiqudo raises $5.2 million for voice commands that control smartphone apps" VentureBeat 8:25 AM
  • "iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Cleo, a chatbot that wants to replace your banking apps, raises £2M led by LocalGlobe" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Vicarious gets another $50 million to expand its research team and build smarter robots" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Snapdeal board gives nod to Flipkart's bid, but obstacles remain: sources" Reuters 8:28 AM
  • "India e-tailer Snapdeal's board accepts Flipkart's up to $950 million buyout: sources" Reuters 6:56 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market drives to records after strong earnings: Boeing soars, accounting for bulk of DJIA gain" MarketWatch 10:33 AM
  • "Stocks Hold Gains as Boeing, AMD Rally; Wall Street Looks Toward Fed" TheStreet 10:33 AM
  • "Wall St opens at record highs on strong earnings" Reuters 10:33 AM
  • "Earnings, Commodity Gains Lift U.S. Stocks to Fresh Highs: Indexes hit new intraday records; Boeing shares surge nearly 8%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:33 AM
  • "Japan, Aussie stocks spurred again by commodity prices: Nikkei snaps three days of declines" MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "Dollar steadies as investors await Fed's policy signals: Traders will only have statement to read as Yellen isn't slated to speak" MarketWatch 8:32 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 12:45 PM CDT)
  • "Digital Transformation Myths and How They Hold You Back"
  • "What Analytics Pros Need to Know about GDPR"
New York Times (Updated 12:45 PM CDT)
  • "The Surprising New PC Innovator? Microsoft"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:45 PM CDT)
  • "Kaspersky's Free Antivirus Software Rolling Out Worldwide"
  • "Elon Musk Shows Off The Boring Company Car Elevator"
  • "USB 3.2 Uses Same Cables, Doubles Data Rates"
  • "Nintendo Switch Sales Surpass 4.7 Million"
  • "Readers' Choice Awards 2017: Printers"
  • "Nebula Mars Is a Portable Theater-Grade Cinema Projector"
  • "Phanteks' Evolv Shift X Is an Extremely Tall, Thin PC Case"
Reuters (Updated 12:45 PM CDT)
  • "Greece arrests Russian suspected of running $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring"
  • "Facebook funds Harvard effort to fight election hacking, propaganda"
  • "Foxconn to announce new U.S. manufacturing plant: source"
  • "Luxury firms' online battle boosted by EU court adviser's Coty stance"
  • "Russian held over bitcoin laundering linked to BTC-e exchange: sources"
  • "Berlusconi aide meets Telecom Italia deputy chairman: source"
  • "Hedge fund Third Point bets on Alibaba, again"
  • "Reliance's 'free' JioPhone shakes up cheap end of India's billion-strong market"
  • "Milan prosecutors launch investigation into UniCredit's cyber breach: sources"
  • "Investment in UK fintech tops pre-Brexit levels in first half of 2017"
ZDNet (Updated 12:50 PM CDT)
  • "New Windows 10 Fall Creators Update test build adds Cortana voice commands, phone-PC linking"
  • "Security flaw in 3G, 4G LTE networks lets hackers track phone locations"
  • "Microsoft joins Kubetnetes group as platinum member"
  • "Cochlear and Apple team up for cochlear implant sound processor"
  • "AI, destroyer or savior? Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg trade insults"
  • "OpenText to acquire Guidance Software for $222 million"
  • "Microsoft previews new Azure Container Instance service on Linux"
  • "Google Consulting could be Indian IT's new, great threat in its own backyard"





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