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  • "IBM gets a boost from low taxes and cloud computing" CNNMoney 10:30 AM
  • "Big Blue back on the attack, analysts cautious" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "IBM's stock rockets toward biggest post-earnings gain in nearly 9 years" MarketWatch 9:42 AM
  • "IBM's stock is popping after blowing through Wall Street revenue estimates" Business Insider 9:42 AM
  • "IBM's Solid Q3 Results Leave Some Unconvinced: What Wall Street's Saying/Big Blue beat expectations across the board, but analysts say gross margins and annual revenue declines remain issues." TheStreet 8:49 AM
  • "Docker, IBM expand partnership: As IBM looks for ways to grow its cloud business, it's working with Docker to provide more assistance for cloud migrations." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "IBM has a new blockchain platform for banks" CNBC Videos 9:52 AM
  • "Mohawk Tribe sues Microsoft, Amazon for patent infringement" CNBC 10:40 AM
  • "Native American tribe holding patents sues Amazon and Microsoft" Reuters 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a 'game-changer' for laptops" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft is about to make the dream of multi-day laptop battery life a reality" BGR 10:52 AM
  • "Report: Windows 10 on ARM Promises Multi-Day Battery Life" PC Magazine 8:30 AM
  • "Intel Proclaims Machine Learning Nervana" Seeking Alpha 7:36 AM
  • "Intel Shipping Nervana Neural Network Processor First Silicon Before Year End" AnandTech 7:51 AM
  • "Intel unveils AI-enabled NNP chips to take on Nvidia GPUs" IANS 9:34 AM
  • "Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI" PhysOrg 9:35 AM
  • "Intel Corporation Stock Is the Cheapest Way to Play the AI Revolution" InvestorPlace 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung leapfrogs Intel again with 8-nanometer chips" Engadget 1:01 PM
  • "HP made a ridiculously powerful detachable tablet for artists" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "HP launches ZBook X2, claims it's 'world's most powerful detachable PC'" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "HP Announces ZBook x2: HP's First Detachable Workstation" AnandTech 7:51 AM
  • "HP Unveils Its Answer to Surface Book 2" Thurrott 6:38 PM
  • "HP Enterprise boosts dividend, buybacks in 2018 outlook" Seeking Alpha 6:25 PM
  • "How HP Inc. Crashed 3D Systems And Stratasys" Seeking Alpha 7:40 PM
  • "Oracle Pitches Security of the Cloud to Software Clients: Oracle CEO Mark Hurd expects more companies to shift software operations to the cloud, where security and encryption make it hard to hack" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:38 PM
  • "Oracle swats 252 bugs in patch update" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Oracle Hospitality apps rolled out the Big Red carpet to crims" The Register 8:11 AM
General Interest
  • "Adobe Photoshop adds support for Microsoft's Surface Dial: They were made to be together." Engadget 6:31 PM
  • "Samsung Wants Bixby 2.0 on Refrigerators, Sprinklers" PC Magazine 4:01 PM
  • "Samsung announces Bixby 2.0 six months after launching Bixby 1.0" The Verge 3:42 PM
  • "Bixby 2.0 takes center stage at Samsung's Developer Conference" TechCrunch 3:38 PM
  • "Razer's Blade Stealth 13.3" Laptop Updated With Quad-Core Intel Core i7-8550U CPU" AnandTech 11:15 AM
  • "YouTube's AI tech flags 83% of extremist videos taken down" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:03 AM
  • "This ransomware-spreading botnet will now screengrab your desktop too" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "ATM malware available online for only $5,000" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Mysterious cyber espionage campaign uses 'torpedo' lure to trick you into downloading malware" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Google's pop-up shops won't be carrying the unlocked Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL" Neowin 9:21 PM
  • "Google put a custom, self-designed chip inside its latest flagship smartphone" Business Insider 8:06 AM
  • "Smartwatches 'for children' can eavesdrop and keep tabs on your kids" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "South Africa's biggest data breach affects over 30 million citizens — and nobody knows where it came from" The Next Web 8:00 AM
  • "It Takes Just $1000 to Track Someone's Location With Mobile Ads" Wired 7:58 AM
  • "Online groceries are a hard sell, even to avid internet shoppers: poll" Reuters 7:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Operators Show Support for Network Automation with Cisco 'Infinite Broadband' Remote PHY Solution" Cisco 7:46 AM
  • "HP Unveils World's Most Powerful and First Detachable PC Workstation: HP ZBook x2 PC Allows Designers to Unleash the Power of Adobe Creative Cloud and Other Professional Applications" HP 7:46 AM
  • "Ribeiro Selects Oracle Retail to Anticipate Demand and Gain More Omnichannel Agility" Oracle 7:46 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Product Key And Activation: How To Find It And How It Works" Redmond Pie 7:56 PM
  • "Microsoft denies that BoundHook vulnerability is actually a vulnerability" BetaNews 10:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality: everything you need to know" The Verge 8:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: How to Use 'My People'" PC Magazine 8:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Book 2 is what the next MacBook Pro should be (but almost certainly won't)" ZDNet 8:20 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "House of Reps committee ponders taxation on the blockchain" ZDNet 8:48 PM
  • "Republican fight against municipal broadband heats up in Michigan: Michigan bill says no 'federal, state, or local funds' can pay for broadband." Ars Technica 11:49 AM
  • "Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:30 AM
  • "The federal lawmakers who regulate Amazon are begging the company to move to their home states" Recode 7:54 AM
  • "EU-U.S. data transfer pact passes first annual review" Reuters 7:45 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Be Careful Buying a Smartwatch for Your Kid: The flaws make the smartwatches easy to hack, and can allow a stranger to spy on the child, according to a Norwegian watchdog group." PC Magazine 4:02 PM
  • "Review: Amazon Fire 7 (2017)" Wired 3:42 PM
  • "The Pixel 2 XL would be the best phone in the world if its screen wasn't so weird" The Verge 11:53 AM
  • "Amazon's invasion of Kohl's has begun" Recode 10:51 AM
  • "HP ZBook x2 Hands-on: An Artist Tries This Supercharged 2-in-1" LAPTOP Magazine 10:14 AM
  • "Up close with Google's updated Daydream View" CNET 8:57 AM
  • "Big question for US cities: Is Amazon's HQ2 worth the price?" Associated Press 8:08 AM
  • "One phone, two screens? Radical design opens door for change" CNET 8:01 AM
  • "The T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Is a Terrible Idea" Wired 7:58 AM
  • "'WTF?' author Tim O'Reilly says tech and business elites are setting the world up for 'war and revolution': O'Reilly's new book says we have to choose what the future will be." Recode 7:53 AM
  • "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Twitter" Tech.pinions 7:52 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "A California city is offering Amazon a $400 million incentive to build its headquarters near the US-Mexico border" Business Insider 11:45 AM
  • "FDA selects Box to help it modernize IT infrastructure" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "BuddyGuard raises €3.4M for its home security camera powered by AI" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Commerce specialist Lightspeed POS raises $166M as it preps for an IPO in 2019" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "High-end Brazilian job recruitment marketplace Revelo raises $4.6 million" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Duo Security raises $70 million at a valuation north of $1 billion" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends at 23,000 for the first time, as all stock benchmarks log fresh records: IBM powers the Dow's historic close above 23,000" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "IBM Helps Lift Dow Past 23,000 as Stocks Advance Higher: All three benchmark indexes snag intraday records on Wednesday." TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Dow closes above 23,000 as IBM surges" FOXBusiness 4:02 PM
  • "Dow Closes Above 23000 for First Time: Third-quarter earnings season has gotten off to a strong start; IBM shares surge" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Chinese stocks log mixed finish as China's party congress gets underway: Nikkei up for 12th straight session; Rio Tinto sued" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "DAX heads for new record, as euro slide helps exporters: Disappointing financial updates hit Zalando, others" MarketWatch 8:22 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM; no changes since 8:30 AM CDT)
  • "The First Rule of Data: Do No Harm"
  • "DevOps Fails More Often Than Not – Here's Why"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything"
  • "Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices"
  • "How Many People Watch Netflix? Nielsen Tries to Solve a Mystery"
  • "How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World's Alphabets"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "How Do You Beat The AlphaGo AI? Make A Smarter Version"
  • "Be Careful Buying a Smartwatch for Your Kid"
  • "Samsung Wants Bixby 2.0 on Refrigerators, Sprinklers"
  • "How to Get Started With Analog Instant Cameras"
  • "Volvo's Polestar Electric Cars Will Be Sold Online"
  • "How to Sync Your Phone With Windows 10"
  • "Save $350 on Quad-Core Dell XPS 8910 Desktop"
  • "How to Use Windows 10 OneDrive Files On-Demand"
  • "US Wins Long-Awaited Robot Battle Against Japan"
  • "Halo Master Chief Collection Xbox One X Update Planned" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "ADP is already making changes Ackman wants: CEO"
  • "Toshiba investigated by Japan's securities watchdog: Nikkei"
  • "EBay's profit forecast disappoints, shares fall"
  • "Fed to step-up focus on payment security with study, working groups: Fed's Powell"
  • "Amazon Web Services resolves connectivity issues in Oregon region"
  • "Adobe forecasts FY18 profit above estimates, shares surge"
  • "Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse"
  • "Tech firms improve cooperation on extremism but more needed, U.S. security chief says"
  • "Pentagon chief asks Congress to not hinder cyber defense"
  • "Some children's GPS watches have security flaws: EU consumer group"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "DeepMind AlphaGo Zero learns on its own without meatbag intervention"
  • "Australian-made 3D-printed sternum and rib cage implanted into NY patient"
  • "House of Reps committee ponders taxation on the blockchain"
  • "Alibaba adds Elastic's open source services to its public cloud"
  • "NSA won't say if it knew about KRACK, but don't look to this leaked doc for answers"
  • "Adobe targets 20 percent revenue growth for FY 2018"
  • "eBay's Q3 narrowly beats expectations"
  • "EU: Privacy Shield works, but US can do more to protect non-Americans"





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