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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft takes aim at Amazon's Echo with Windows 10 HomeHub feature" The Verge 10:54 AM
  • "Microsoft among top 3 recruiters at IIT, rolls out over 70 offers" Business Standard 1:15 PM
  • "Customers Took A Stand Against Windows 10'S Aggressive Upgrades – And Won" Digital Trends 12/3
  • "Microsoft Pauses Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds As It Preps For Unified Update Platform" HotHardware 12/3
  • "Microsoft hopes your Windows PC can replace an Amazon Echo: A leaked Home Hub feature would let a shared computer stand in for smart speakers." Engadget 12/3
  • "Microsoft Sets Sights On Amazon Echo" Gizmodo UK 12/3
  • "Microsoft to boost accessibility features in Windows 10 in upcoming update" Canadian Reviewer 12/3
  • "A Letter From IBM's CEO To Trump Caused An Employee To Quit: Learn Why She Put Purpose First" Forbes 12/3
  • "Why your gigabit broadband lags like hell – blame Intel's chipset" The Register 12/3
  • "Living With a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga: A great (albeit expensive) machine for execs on the go, this high-end of the ThinkPad family transforms into different configurations." PC Magazine 12/3
  • "Windows Phone Users Grill Microsoft's Satya Nadella On Mobile Strategy" Silicon 12/2
  • "Windows 10 upgrade - Microsoft's new software is STILL not winning users over" Express UK 12/2
  • "Microsoft 'pauses' Windows 10 Insider Previews for PC to prepare for Unified Update Platform" Neowin 12/2
  • "Microsoft expands its accessibility efforts on Windows 10: The upcoming Creators Update features a slew of new features designed with the disabled in mind, including support for braille." Engadget 12/2
  • "Microsoft refuses to join the Zero Outage brigade, Google and AWS keep mum" The Register 12/2
  • "Microsoft Programming Chief Julia Liuson: How We Moved From Windows Platform, To Any Platform" Forbes 12/2
  • "How Windows 10 data collection trades privacy for security" InfoWorld 12/2
  • "Microsoft renews Affordable Access Initiative" bit-tech 12/2
  • "Microsoft's AI will describe images in Word and PowerPoint for blind users" The Verge 12/2
  • "It's Brexploitation! Microsoft punishes UK for Brexit with cloud price-gouging" The Register 12/2
  • "Microsoft's 'Samaritan' refuses help to hackers doing Win 10 recon" The Register 12/2
  • "Windows 10 market share growth just barely has a pulse" The Register 12/2
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update Preview Build 14977" Softpedia 12/2
  • "Trump Taps IBM and GM Chiefs in First-Ever Sign He Gets Tech Matters" Wired 12/2
  • "Erich Bloch, IBM mainframe pioneer, dies at 91" CNET 12/2
  • "IBM iNotes and Domino Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks" Security Tracker 12/2
  • "IBM unveils Watson for drug R&D, teams with Pfizer on oncology" FierceBiotech 12/2
  • "HP Elite X3: Hey, Nadella! Microsoft NEEDS More Phones Like This" Know Your Mobile 12/2
  • "Intel and Amazon team up to help developers build Alexa devices" Engadget 12/2
  • "Intel weighs into smart home segment with AWS tie-up" Telcoms 12/2
  • "Intel's silence on Optane SSDs raises questions about launch and focus: Intel remains mum about the release date of Optane SSDs but is testing the drives in data centers, not gaming PCs" IDG News Service 12/2
  • "Intel to push SSD products for 4 major markets in 2017" DigiTimes 12/2
  • "Beyond Zen: AMD Trademarks 'Ryzen' And Other Names Possibly Associated With Next Gen CPU" HotHardware 12/2
  • "Oracle donates $1.4 billion to computer sciences and digital skills learning in Europe" ITProPortal 12/2
  • "NetSuite going global under Oracle's flag" Tech Central 12/2
  • "Big ticket recruiters Microsoft, Oracle, Uber shower up to Rs 1.2 crore annual salary packages on IITians as placements get rolling" Business Insider India 12/2
  • "IIT Guwahati Day 1 placements sees student bag 138 offers, Oracle offering highest package" The Economic Times 12/2
  • "SSD Pricewatch: SSD prices are expected to jump this quarter thanks to limited NAND supply, surging demand" ExtremeTech 12/2
General Interest
  • "Check out Microsoft Bing's fun holiday calendar - MSPoweruser" MSPoweruser 10:54 AM
  • "Facebook, Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Apple Don't Rule Out Helping Track Muslims" Fortune 12/3
  • "Amazon AWS Snowmobile Transfers Exabyte-Scale Data Using 18-Wheelers" HotHardware 12/3
  • "Amazon has an oddly efficient way of storing stuff in its warehouses" [Video] Business Insider 12/3
  • "The tech enabling a man with quadriplegia to drive" BBC 12/3
  • "You get one last chance to buy a NES Classic Edition before Christmas" BGR 12/2
  • "Google Chrome now defaults to HTML5 for most sites" Engadget 12/2
  • "Google's biggest apps, games, TV shows, books and songs of 2016" BetaNews 12/2
  • "Severe AirDroid vulnerability threatens tens of millions of Android users" PCWorld 12/2
  • "When will your phone get Android Nougat?" Greenbot 12/2
  • "First Click: Will the ultimate Android phone be a Nokia?" The Verge 12/2
  • "Facebook is monitoring Roku and Apple TV streams to deliver targeted advertising" BetaNews 12/2
  • "How to stop Facebook eating through your mobile data allowance" BetaNews 12/2
  • "Facebook commits $20 million to Silicon Valley housing, legal services, and job training" VentureBeat 12/2
  • "Facebook exec: 'We resisted having standards' on fake news. 'That was wrong.'" Vox 12/2
  • "Reports of a Facebook fake news detector are apparently a plugin" TechCrunch 12/2
  • "How Nokia broke into virtual reality with its Ozo camera" VentureBeat 12/2
  • "The big news at AWS Re:Invent isn't what you think" InfoWorld 12/2
  • "Now AWS wants to be your cloud APM provider, too" InfoWorld 12/2
  • "AWS makes CI, microservices moves for devs" InfoWorld 12/2
  • "Amazon unveils artificial intelligence platform" BetaNews 12/2
  • "AWS shoots for total cloud domination" TechCrunch 12/2
  • "Amazon adds HBO and Cinemax to its cord-cutting selection" PCWorld 12/2
  • "Amazon isn't playing nice with Plex's new cloud service" TechCrunch 12/2
  • "How to turn off autoplay on Netflix kids' profiles" PCWorld 12/2
  • "CBS All Access will start streaming live NFL games this weekend" PCWorld 12/2
  • "Pandora's shares jump more than 12% on fresh acquisition rumors" VentureBeat 12/2
  • "WeChat, China's top messaging app, no longer tells users when it censors their messages" TechCrunch 12/2
  • "Didi's CTO explains why China's ride-sharing giant has a data advantage" TechCrunch 12/2
  • "Squarespace now lets merchants accept PayPal payments in their online stores" VentureBeat 12/2
  • "DirecTV Now plagued by launch week errors" The Verge 12/2
  • "Can this giant E Ink tablet make paper obsolete?" The Verge 12/2
Press Releases
  • "Computer Systems Stocks Under Scanner -- HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell Technologies, and Diebold" PRNewswire 12/2
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft kicks off 12 Days of Deals sale: Good Windows 10, Xbox One, and VR deals" BGR 1:11 PM
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser lost market share in November" MSPoweruser 12/3
  • "Pros and cons: Our verdict on the new Surface Book/Long battery life and a healthy port selection help justify the heavy design." Engadget 12/3
  • "The state of SharePoint and Office 365 development" BetaNews 12/2
  • "Microsoft announces the private preview of StorSimple Data Transformation" MS Power User 12/2
  • "Microsoft Teams: The smart person's guide" TechRepublic 12/2
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 Browser Actually Lost Market Share Last Month" Softpedia 12/2
  • "Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals returns with discounts on PCs, Surface, and Xbox" The Verge 12/2
  • "Microsoft Project Scorpio might need an Xbox One emulator" SlashGear 12/2
  • "Another App Waves Goodbye to Windows Phone" Softpedia 12/2
  • "Microsoft Makes Available December 2016 Firmware for Its Surface Studio System" Softpedia 12/2
  • "Unlike Apple, Microsoft Wants Windows Phones to Have a Headphone Jack" Softpedia 12/2
  • "Nearly half of Steam users are now gaming on Windows 10 as growth slows down" MS Power Users 12/2
  • "Nobody Can Stop Windows 10 on Steam, but Windows 7 Is Growing Too" Softpedia 12/2
  • "Windows 10 now being used by just under 50% of Steam gamers" Neowin 12/2
  • "Halo Wars: Definitive Edition rolling out to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on Dec. 20" MS Power User 12/2
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC Skewers Verizon And AT&T For Violating Net Neutrality With Zero-Rating Promos" HotHardware 12/3
  • "FCC accuses AT&T and Verizon of violating net neutrality" Engadget 12/2
  • "FCC says AT&T and Verizon 'harm consumers' with free data schemes" The Verge 12/2
  • "Danish prosecutor indicts Uber over driver violations" VentureBeat 12/2
  • "The Department of Defense's deep web search engine to find human traffickers just got a boost" VentureBeat 12/2
  • "Microsoft set to win EU approval for LinkedIn deal" Politico 12/2
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How Windows 10's data collection trades your privacy for Microsoft's security" PCWorld 1:15 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs Leaked" UberGizmo 1:14 PM
  • "Microsoft Corporation: Is This a Tipping Point for MSFT Stock?" Profit Confidential 10:54 AM
  • "How to Turn on Cortana by Voice in Windows 10" PC Magazine 8:58 AM
  • "Never Ever (Ever) Download Android Apps Outside of Google Play" Wired 8:45 AM
  • "Razer Blade Review: The Ferocious Hidden Power That Trumps The MacBook Pro" Forbes 12/3
  • "Robots, jobs and the human fear of change" TechCrunch 12/3
  • "The world's most expensive headphones might make you consider a mortgage: The Audiophiliac luxuriates with Sennheiser's ultimate statement design, the HE1 headphone and amplifier." CNET 12/3
  • "Pilot projects show how VR will revolutionize education" VentureBeat 12/3
  • "This chart shows why it's so hard to fix the diversity problem in tech" Business Insider 12/3
  • "Find out what your web browser is telling websites about you: Interested in knowing what information a website has access to about you as soon as you visit a page? Here are a couple of websites that will show you what information you are leaking as you browse the internet." ZDNet 12/3
  • "AT&T's Game-Changing DirecTV NOW: Can It Make Money?" Barron's 12/3
  • "Full transcript: Internet pioneer and former AOL exec Ted Leonsis on Recode Decode" Recode 12/2
  • "Some tech firms welcome Trump's H-1B reforms" Computerworld 12/2
  • "Which programming language should you learn?" BetaNews 12/2
  • "Defeat ransomware with Avast's free decryptors" BetaNews 12/2
  • "Social engineering attacks are a real threat to most organizations" BetaNews 12/2
  • "The Glass Room turns internet surveillance into art" The Verge 12/2
  • "iiyama Lev-17FG099-i5-VNS 17.3-Inch Full HD Gaming Notebook" The Guru of 3D 12/2
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Toyota Invests $3 Million In Kenyan Tech Firm" Forbes 12/3
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes lower; S&P 500, Nasdaq inch higher after jobs report: Fewer jobs added in November than had been expected" MarketWatch 12/2
  • "Dow Backs Off Records as Banks Retreat From Recent Rally: The Dow Jones Industrial Average retreated from records on Friday as banks reversed course after days of big gains." TheStreet 12/2
  • "Wall Street Edges Lower as Banks Lose Steam" Reuters 12/2
  • "U.S. Stocks Mixed After Jobs Report: A fading postelection rally put the S&P 500 on course for its first weekly decline since Donald Trump was elected president." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/2
  • "Nikkei pulls back from yearly high as Trump effect fades: Asian shares were broadly lower Friday, tracking losses on Wall Street, as equity markets indicate the 'Trump trade' could be overdone." MarketWatch 12/2
  • "Stoxx Europe 600 drops to 2-week low as Italy's referendum looms: Stocks in Europe were swept lower Friday, rounding off a losing week for blue-chips as investors braced for Italy's constitutional-reform referendum that could trigger a fresh wave of eurozone jitters." MarketWatch 12/2



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InformationWeek (Checked 10:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "FINRA Commits Mission-Critical App To Amazon Cloud"
  • "Digital Transformation: Why Darwin Was Right"
  • "CEOs & CIOs Must Work Together For Data Analytics Success"
New York Times (Checked 10:55 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Zenefits Chief Quitting and Is Said to Consider Trump Transition Team"
  • "Meitu of China, Built on the Selfie, Could Be Worth $5.23 Billion in I.P.O."
  • "Financial Technology Start-Ups to Get a License to Bank"
  • "3 Months After Explosion, SpaceX Plans to Launch Rocket Bearing Satellites"
  • "While We Weren't Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks"
  • "Trying Snap's Spectacles: Live With the Look, Enjoy the View"
  • "Don't Quit Social Media. Put It to Work for Your Career Instead."
  • "Farhad's and Mike's Week in Tech: More Debate Over Facebook's Role in Media"
  • "On the Internet, to Be 'Mom' Is to Be Queen"
  • "Airbnb Ends Fight With New York City Over Fines" ...
PC Magazine (Updated 10:55 AM CST)
  • "How to Turn on Cortana by Voice in Windows 10"
Reuters (Updated 10:55 AM CST)
  • "Philippines urges Bangladesh to share results of heist investigation"
  • "Pentagon says Raytheon making progress on satellite control station"
ZDNet (Updated 11:00 AM CST)
  • "Apple talks self-driving car regulation in letter to regulators"





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