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Computer Industry
  • "Google, Microsoft pledge to strike piracy sites from front page searches" ZDNet 6:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone: Is The Company Canceling The Windows Smartphone?" Tech Times 7:25 AM
  • "EU Working Party still has concerns over Microsoft's Windows 10 privacy policy" The Inquirer 6:16 AM
  • "EU still concerned over Windows 10 privacy despite Microsoft's changes: 3" The Verge 6:19 AM
  • "EU Still Unhappy with Windows 10 Data Collection, Even With Creators Update Changes" Digital Trends 8:50 PM
  • "Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk" ZDNet 8:55 PM
  • "Windows 10: New privacy settings still leave users in dark on how Microsoft uses data" ZDNet 6:32 AM
  • "'Windows as a service' means big, painful changes for IT pros" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's Azure claims 34 regions worldwide; becomes Flipkart's exclusive cloud provider" Neowin 6:40 AM
  • "As Microsoft Takes Its Time With HoloLens, Apple and Others Have an Opportunity" TheStreet 8:50 PM
  • "Intel announces Optane system requirements" bit-tech 6:25 AM
  • "Intel Kaby Lake: Spec refresh coming soon?" TrustedReviews 6:25 AM
  • "Intel and Qualcomm are steadily gearing up for 5G: Both companies will show off their progress at Mobile World Congress." Engadget 11:24 AM
  • "How Intel plans to cash in onĀ 5G" VentureBeat 6:26 AM
  • "Intel's mobile future is in blazing modems as it buries Atom failure: Intel's announcing new modems, and cool new uses for 5G in autonomous cars and VR at Mobile World Congress next week" IDG News Service 10:45 AM
  • "Intel takes on IoT complexity with carrier-approved boards: The ready-to-use boards are intended to help vendors and users get IoT up and running quickly" IDG News Service 12:22 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Performance Leak: Faster Than Intel Core i7-5960X" Forbes 6:21 AM
  • "HP reduces Elite x3 price by 5% in the UK again, also includes free 'Privacy Screen'" Neowin 6:20 AM
  • "HP's sleek new Spectre x360 is thinner, lighter and more powerful: The second generation machine gets a sexy new makeover, yet remains a powerful, multitasking marvel" Stuff Magazine 6:24 AM
  • "Five new IBM competencies target cognitive computing" CDN 6:38 AM
  • "The confusion over cognitive computing: IBM's Ginni Rometty says cognitive is 'much more' than artificial intelligence . What does this really mean?" Live Mint 6:39 AM
  • "IBM's Watson proves useful at fighting cancer—except in Texas: Despite early success, MD Anderson ignored IT, broke protocols, spent millions." Ars Technica 8:49 AM
  • "IBM Researcher Warns Of Second-Hand Car Security Risk" Silicon.co.uk 6:39 AM
  • "Watson powers intelligent whiteboards" IT-Online 6:40 AM
  • "Sapho integrates with IBM Domino, highlights multi-year trend of stretching legacy systems" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "Cisco intros NFV for branch network, upgrades security" Telecompaper 6:25 AM
  • "Oracle Corp. Faces Setback in $40 Million 401(k) Fee Lawsuit" Bloomberg BNA 6:41 AM
General Interest
  • "I infected my Windows computer with ransomware to test RansomFree's protection" TechRepublic 2:45 PM
  • "Hacks all the time. Engineers recently found Yahoo systems remained compromised" Ars Technica 10:33 AM
  • "The Etch A Sketch gets an LCD makeover but retains its magic: Yes, you still shake it." Engadget 10:30 AM
  • "Kaspersky: No whiff of Linux in our OS because we need new start to secure IoT" ZDNet 9:51 AM
  • "Amazon brings Alexa to UK TVs with updated Fire TV Stick" The Verge 6:19 AM
  • "Watchdog to pursue essay-cheat websites" BBC 6:14 AM
  • "Samsung Turkey reveals detailed roadmap for Android 7.0 Nougat rollout" Neowin 6:22 AM
  • "Samsung to reportedly sell refurbished Galaxy Note7 with smaller, less explosive batteries" Neowin 6:20 AM
  • "Samsung to sell refurbished Note 7: Report" ZDNet 6:16 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 7 to return as Samsung plans to flog refurbished handsets: Firm reportedly plans re-launch to minimise losses and avoid environmental costs" The Inquirer 6:16 AM
  • "Samsung will reportedly sell 'refurbished' Galaxy Note 7s: Packing a smaller battery, the phones could head to India and Vietnam." Engadget 6:13 AM
  • "Samsung will showcase C-Lab's AR and VR projects at MWC: They all use AR and VR to make lives a bit easier." Engadget 6:16 AM
  • "Java, Python bugs allow attackers to circumvent firewalls" ZDNet 6:15 AM
  • "Singapore opens $5.9M cybersecurity lab in local university" ZDNet 6:16 AM
  • "Meitu's new phone includes a dual pixel front camera and AI-powered beautification" TechCrunch 6:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Accelerates Digital Network Transformation with New Virtualization and Security Technologies" Marketwired 6:21 AM
  • "HP unveils PageWide Web Press T235 HD for entry-level commerical inkjet printing" Graphic Arts Mag 6:23 AM
  • "AMD Selects Kinaxis RapidResponse to Revolutionize its Supply Chain Planning" PRNewswire 6:24 AM
  • "IBM Research is training Watson to identify eye retina abnormalities" PRNewswire 2:47 PM
Microsoft
  • "Blizzard Dropping Support for Windows XP, Vista" PC Magazine 4:40 PM
  • "Blizzard ends support for Windows XP and Vista: Yes, Blizzard was still supporting XP and Vista for the likes of WoW and StarCraft 2." Ars Technica 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft updates Translator app on Android with improved performance and various fixes" Neowin 6:20 AM
  • "Samsung will soon let you unlock any Windows 10 PC using a Galaxy fingerprint reader" The Verge 6:19 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google Sued For Delaying Samsung Tizen Development" Auto World News 6:24 AM
  • "Uber CEO reveals details on sexual harassment investigation: Uber is working on a diversity report in the wake of an ex-engineer's sexual harassment claims." Engadget 6:13 AM
  • "Facing sexism charges, Uber says Eric Holder will investigate: The company is also planning to release detailed diversity data" IDG News Service 6:13 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Alexa just became a virtual doctor" BGR 7:49 PM
  • "It's Down To The Tech Industry To Protect Free Speech In The Trump Era" Forbes 5:10 PM
  • "The Alienware 13 gets better with VR and impressive battery life" Engadget 2:44 PM
  • "Honor 6X Review: Dual Camera Premium Android For Less" HotHardware 10:25 AM
  • "6 phones with the best battery life: If a long-life battery tops your list of phone needs, you can't do better than these. Did yours make the list?" CNET 9:49 AM
  • "Magic Leap's mixed reality future is blurrier than ever/Commentary: Fabled startup Magic Leap has stumbled in recent weeks, as its overpromising past catches up to its underdelivering present." CNET 8:59 AM
  • "Horizon Zero Dawn is a near-perfect action RPG on the PlayStation 4" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "Here's how to make Half-Life 2 look like Minecraft on a thumb-sized PC" The Verge 7:51 AM
  • "Hands On With the Meitu T8 Selfie Phone" PC Magazine 7:28 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook reportedly in talks to stream MLB games" CNET 6:38 PM
  • "Exclusive: Facebook in talks to live stream one MLB game per week - sources" Reuters 5:04 PM
  • "One way Snapchat's IPO will be unique: The shares won't come with voting rights/Here's how Snap's stock structure works." Recode 8:59 AM
  • "Verizon, Yahoo agree to lowered $4.48 billion deal following cyber attacks" Reuters 5:04 PM
  • "Verizon wrings $350m discount from Yahoo over security cock-ups" The Inquirer 10:59 AM
  • "Verizon and Yahoo agree $350m price cut" BBC 8:53 AM
  • "Verizon will pay $350 million less for Yahoo: The carrier also agrees to pay 50 percent of some financial damages resulting from past security breaches." Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Verizon has lowered its Yahoo acquisition offer by $350 million: The price cut comes after two major data breaches at Yahoo" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "Telefonica to sell up to 40 percent of Telxius to KKR for 1.3 billion euros" Reuters 6:33 AM
  • "Meltwater acquires Oxford Uni spin-out Wrapidity to add AI to media monitoring capabilities" TechCrunch 6:20 AM
  • "Alibaba's Ant Financial expands to Korea with $200M investment in Kakao Pay" TechCrunch 6:20 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs 8th gain in a row as energy, defensive sectors power record close: All of S&P 500's 11 sectors end higher on the day" MarketWatch 3:36 PM
  • "Dow Posts Eighth Consecutive Record Close; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Score New Highs: Wall Street returns from the long holiday weekend with enough energy to push stocks to new records." TheStreet 3:36 PM
  • "Stocks gain as Dow rises for 8th straight session" [Video Report] USA Today 3:36 PM
  • "Asia Up as Wall Street Extends Record Rise, Dollar Steady" Reuters 8:58 PM
  • "Asian Shares Get a Lift From Wall Street Rally: Investors are awaiting the release of Fed meeting minutes" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:58 PM
  • "China stocks rise as investors see a bull market on the horizon" MarketWatch 6:37 AM
  • "European stocks rise after brighter eurozone data, but HSBC shares knocked down" MarketWatch 6:38 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
  • "Survey Shows US CIOs Getting A GDPR Headache"
  • "How To Choose Between Virtual Desktop Deployment Models"
New York Times (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
  • "Verizon Will Pay $350 Million Less for Yahoo"
  • "Daily Report: Snap Is About to Bring Tech Wealth to Los Angeles"
  • "What Facebook Owes to Journalism"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
  • "Blizzard Dropping Support for Windows XP, Vista"
  • "Intel's 7560 Modem Could Push Next iPhone to 1Gbps"
  • "Save 10 Percent on Dell XPS 8900 Quad-Core Desktop PC"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "UPS Tests Drone-Based Package Deliveries"
  • "We Need to Prepare for the 5G Jobs Apocalypse"
  • "iPhone 8 Rumor Tips 3D Selfies"
  • "Snapchat Spectacles: Everything You Need to Know"
  • "WhatsApp Launches Snapchat-Like Status Feature"
  • "After Breach, Verizon Drops Yahoo Purchase Price by $350M" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Confident Snap brushes off concerns on second day of IPO roadshow"
  • "Exclusive: Facebook in talks to live stream one MLB game per week - sources"
  • "Verizon, Yahoo agree to lowered $4.48 billion deal following cyber attacks"
  • "Brazil's Creditas gets $19 million amid boom in local fintech financing"
  • "UPS tests drone deliveries, eyes future price changes"
  • "BMW, Mobileye in deal to collect map data for self-driving cars"
  • "Investors bet on Israel tech stock windfall under Trump"
  • "Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassment"
  • "Reliance Jio to offer bargain rates, crosses 100 million customers"
  • "Toshiba seeks $8.8 billion for chip unit stake as banks fret over risks"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Today's leading causes of DDoS attacks"
  • "Victoria faces opposition to AU$2 Uber levy"
  • "Microsoft issues critical security patches, but leaves zero-day flaws at risk"
  • "Optus switches on gigabit-speed 4.5G network in Sydney"
  • "Australian government pledges AU$1.9m to beef up cybersecurity skills"
  • "Alibaba's Ant Financial invests $200m in Kakao Pay"
  • "Inabox raises AU$4m to pay for Hostworks acquisition"
  • "Cloud revenue boosts Data#3's first half profit to AU$5.8m"





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