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  • "Microsoft should stop treating Surface like it treated Windows Phone: Microsoft is developing a worrying habit of neglecting its hardware products." Ars Technica UK 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft gears up to retake the classroom: The tech giant is planning a renewed push into the classroom, aiming its Windows software and Surface tablets at kids as well as adults." CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Skype for Windows 10 updated with improvements to screen sharing" MSPoweruser 8:08 AM
  • "IBM Pay Plan Narrowly Passes With 46% of Investors Opposed" Bloomberg 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's Q1 proves Nadella is doing things right" VentureBeat 4/28
  • "Microsoft's Earnings: Far From Disappointing" Seeking Alpha 4/28
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlines its cloud computing strategy for Wall Street" GeekWire 4/28
  • "Windows 10 business migration to pick up steam this year" ITProPortal 4/28
  • "This Quick Trick Boosts Slow Performance on Windows 10" MakeUseOf 4/28
  • "Microsoft's Profit Up in Q3 2017 Thanks to Office and Cloud" Softpedia 4/28
  • "Why Microsoft's Surface hardware revenue fell 26% in the latest quarter" GeekWire 4/28
  • "Microsoft Surface revenue fell 26% during third quarter, but that's not so bad" Windows Central 4/28
  • "Scratch the Surface: Slabtop sales slump takes the shine off Microsoft's 2017 so far" The Register 4/28
  • "Microsoft quarterly profit surges to $4.8bn" Fin24 4/28
  • "Microsoft grows quarterly profit 28% on cloud expansion" Telecompaper 4/28
  • "Microsoft's Q3 2017 finances: Cloud, Office, Windows strong, Surface slumps" Ars Technica UK 4/28
  • "Software and hardware both remain important for Microsoft" CNBC 4/28
  • "Microsoft's Profit Up in Q3 2017 Thanks to Office and Cloud" Softpedia 4/28
  • "Microsoft Flow service update increases user productivity" OnMSFT 4/28
  • "AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform: What we learned from tech earnings" ZDNet 4/28
  • "Cloud Produces Sunny Earnings at Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/28
  • "IBM Executive Shares Four Lessons Learned In The Battle To 'Have It All'" Forbes 4/28
  • "Intel expects CPU prices to fall now that AMD's Ryzen is here" PCWorld 4/28
  • "Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Q1 2017 Quarterly Results Are Out: 66 Cents EPS On $14.8 Billion Revenue – Beats Earnings Expectation But Misses On Revenue" WCCFTech 4/28
  • "Intel boasts of record revenue, high profits" bit-tech 4/28
  • "Intel quarterly revenue misses estimates on data centre weakness" Channel News Asia 4/28
  • "Microsoft Mistakenly Bans Old Intel and AMD Processors on Windows 7" Softpedia 4/28
  • "Acer unveils 2-in-1 Switch laptop powered by 7th-Gen Intel Core i7 chip" The Inquirer 4/28
  • "Intel's next Xeon chips will come in Gold and Platinum versions" Ars Technica UK 4/28
  • "Intel Announces Record First-Quarter Revenue of $14.8 Billion" Guru3D 4/28
  • "Hurd: Oracle's New AI Applications Are A Powerful Piece Of Its Winning Cloud Strategy" Forbes 4/28
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega High-End Enthusiast Graphics Card Packaging Pictured – Supposedly Bundled With Quake Champions" WCCFTech 4/28
General Interest
  • "Amazon's free Android app program is nearing its end" Engadget 9:55 PM
  • "Hackers Leak New Episodes of Orange Is the New Black and Claim More Leaks to Come" Gizmodo 7:25 PM
  • "Google's head of Pixel smartphone division leaves after six months" ZDNet 7:08 PM
  • "Google Pixel 2 Leaks Reveal Three Big Android Fish Coming To The Smartphone Pond" HotHardware 5:14 PM
  • "Vizio's new TVs don't do apps the way you'd expect: You're less likely to get stuck with outdated streaming apps" The Verge 4:49 PM
  • "Amazon is shutting down Underground, its free Android app program: The storefront will close at the end of this summer" The Verge 3:34 PM
  • "Overwatch soars past 30 million players" Neowin 12:32 PM
  • "Chrome adds support for a newer GIF-killing format" BGR 8:25 AM
  • "Google+ 'Topics' highlight active users and communities" Engadget 4/28
  • "Google still hasn't given up on Google+ and Topics is the latest attempt to keep people on the service" BetaNews 4/28
  • "Schedule web pages to open automatically with Open Me Later! for Chrome" BetaNews 4/28
  • "Sorry Pixel owners, Google probably won't update your phones past Android P" PCWorld 4/28
  • "Facebook and Google confirmed as victims of $100M phishing scam" The Verge 4/28
  • "Chrome warns you when typing anything into non-secure sites" Engadget 4/28
  • "Google Wifi now available in Canada" TechCrunch 4/28
  • "Google's search for non-ad revenue puts spotlight on cloud, Pixel" Reuters 4/28
  • "Google tightens noose on HTTP: Chrome to stick 'Not secure' on pages with search fields" ZDNet 4/28
  • "Alexa learns to talk like a human with whispers, pauses & emotion" TechCrunch 4/28
  • "Deutsche Post to deliver groceries for AmazonFresh in Germany" Reuters 4/28
  • "As stock price hits record high, so does fear of a Netflix planet" VentureBeat 4/28
  • "How Netflix plans to tackle China" VentureBeat 4/28
  • "Netflix is playing down the significance of its first major distribution deal in China" TechCrunch 4/28
  • "Nintendo 2DS XL Launches July 28 For $149.99" PC Magazine 4/28
  • "Nintendo Switch Has My Gaming PC Covered in Dust" PC Magazine 4/28
  • "Sony sees surge in chip demand pushing profit nearing 20-year record" Reuters 4/28
  • "Keyboard Mod for Moto Z: Bringing a landscape keyboard of the past to a modern smartphone" ZDNet 4/28
  • "Tesla's Klaus Grohmann ousted after clash with CEO Musk - sources" Reuters 4/28
  • "With New Funding, Didi Chuxing, an Uber Rival, Looks Beyond China" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/28
  • "Uber simplifies privacy controls to better manage what data is shared" VentureBeat 4/28
  • "Uber is making it easier to delete your account" The Verge 4/28
  • "Uber self-driving car chief moves aside amid Waymo trade secrets scandal" ZDNet 4/28
Press Releases
  • "IBM Think Exhibit 2017 Highlights IBM Korea's 50 Years of Working with Clients to Make the World Better" PRNewswire 4/28
  • "IBM Channel Leaders to Present at Channel Focus North America Conference" PRNewswire 4/28
  • "Research and Markets - Global Video Analytics Market to Grow at a CAGR of 33.73% by 2021: Key Vendors are Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, Cisco Systems, IBM & Honeywell" PRNewswire 4/28
  • "PS4 Maintains Lead Over Xbox One, and That's OK" Thurrott 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft reinstates My People for Windows 10, connecting you to your BFFs" PCWorld 4/28
  • "How to Customize and Enhance Your Windows 10 Display" PC Magazine 4/28
  • "Fast FAQ: Does Windows 10?" ZDNet 4/28
  • "How to snooze your Wi-Fi in the Windows 10 Creators Update" PCWorld 4/28
  • "Microsoft's Black Box Magic Works on Investors" Bloomberg 4/28
  • "Xbox One Project Scorpio - everything we know about Microsoft's next console" Games Radar 4/28
  • "Xbox Live lifts Microsoft's Q3 Gaming revenue by 4%" GamesIndustry 4/28
  • "Windows Phone is DEAD - Microsoft signals end of its mobile phone business" Express UK 4/28
  • "Microsoft's Surface Starts Declining As New Generation Not Yet on the Radar" Softpedia 4/28
  • "Microsoft to Complete Windows Phone Wind-Down by June" Softpedia 4/28
  • "Microsoft on the Future of Windows Phones: We Expect Negligible Revenue" Softpedia 4/28
  • "Windows 10: Acer's silent Switch 5 2-in-1 is stalking Microsoft's Surface Pro 4" ZDNet 4/28
  • "The NSA's massive surveillance operation is now just a little less massive" Mashable 4/28
  • "India court approves $1.18 bln settlement of Tata-DoCoMo dispute: TV" Reuters 4/28
  • "Here's where Alphabet makes its money: Google's parent company now breaks out revenue by geography" Recode 10:12 AM
  • "How GE avoided Kodak's fate" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "Elitebook x360 1030 G2 review: A business laptop with the lot Review" ZDNet 4/28
  • "Tech review: Epson EcoTank can print for a year or so before you need to refill the ink" Seattle Times 4/28
  • "UE Wonderboom Waterproof Speaker Review" Forbes 4/28
  • "I Freaking Love This ThinkPad" Gizmodo 4/28
  • "Meet the People Who Train the: Robots (to Do Their Own Jobs)" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 4/28
  • "21 Optical Illusions That Prove Your Brain Sucks" PC Magazine 4/28
  • "Love Genius? Get Your Nerd On With These Geeky Shows" PC Magazine 4/28
  • "Tech firms race to spot video violence" Reuters 4/28
  • "Cloudera and Carvana, tech's next two IPOs, both price at $15 per share" TechCrunch 4/28
  • "Didi Chuxing, the Uber of China, confirms $5.5B raise for global and AI push" TechCrunch 4/28
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends session lower, but Dow books best week of 2017: All three major equity indexes finished April higher" MarketWatch 4/28
  • "Dow Ends Best Week of Year With Small Losses on Worries Over Slowdown to Start 2017" TheStreet 4/28
  • "Wall Street Slightly Lower as Weak GDP Data Weighs" FOXBusiness 4/28
  • "U.S. Stocks End Month Higher, Buoyed by Earnings: The S&P 500 is within about half a percentage point of all-time highs and ends the week up 1.5%" [Paid Membership Required] 4/28
  • "Asian markets retreat as investors show caution: Major stock indexes in Asia fell slightly on Friday, mirroring Wall Street's cautious sentiment on risk taking, though strong earnings results from tech companies saw shares in the sector rise." MarketWatch 4/28
  • "European stocks drop for second day as euro rises after inflation data: European stocks posted mild losses Friday, with investors pushing up both the euro and the pound against the dollar following top-tier economic data for the eurozone and the U.K." MarketWatch 4/28

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  • "Autism as a Competitive Advantage in IT"
New York Times (Updated 9:40 PM CDT)
  • "Hacker Leaks Episodes From Netflix Show and Threatens Other Networks"
  • "Farhad's and Superior Mike's Week in Tech: There's No Flying Car"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:40 PM; no changes since 8:05 AM CDT)
  • "The Future of Assistive Tech Is Smart"
  • "12 Ultra-Nerdy Watches of Yore"
Reuters (Checked 9:40 PM; no changes since 8:05 AM CDT)
  • "Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia"
  • "Google gets Australian tax office demand to pay more, says to fight it"
ZDNet (Updated 9:40 PM CDT)
  • "Google's head of Pixel smartphone division leaves after six months"
  • "Elon Musk releases teaser image of Tesla semi truck"
  • "The death of the smartphone is further away than you think. And there is no 'Next Big Thing'"
  • "Today's customer experience mandate: Avoid '50 first dates'"
  • "Hands-on with the UAG Plasma, Pathfinder, and Monarch for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus"
  • "SpeedCast: Satellite business growing off global military spending increase"
  • "Elitebook x360 1030 G2 review: A business laptop with the lot"
  • "Analysis: Google fails to stop slide in ad value"

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