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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Hikes Dividend, But by Less than Expected: Several analysts expected a dividend hike of 10%, but Microsoft delivered a 7.6% increase this year." Barron's 8:23 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Dividend Was Lower Than Expected" Investopedia 2:40 PM
  • "Windows 10's new update: Resume from iPhone/Android, bricked Surface Pro 3 fix" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Xbox One X Pre-Orders Begin, Demo The Machine At Best Buy This Weekend" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "Xbox One X 1TB Standard Edition Pre-Orders Are Now Live" Redmond Pie 7:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's expected Surface Pro with LTE: Possible specs, pricing leak" ZDNet 5:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Belatedly Documents Recent Surface Pro 4 Firmware Updates" Thurrott 5:12 PM
  • "Dell EMC refreshes its entry-level arrays" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "Ginni Rometty on the End of Programming: The IBM chief dares to imagine what Watson will be when it grows up, and reaffirms her pledge to hire 25,000 people over the next four years." Bloomberg 8:23 AM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Tax code is 'uncompetitive' and 'out of date'" CBS News Video 8:23 AM
  • "IBM open sources WebSphere Liberty code" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Intel provides 10nm updates, plan for 10nm FPGA" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
  • "Intel Delays 10nm Cannon Lake CPUs To End Of 2018" WCCFTech 1:36 PM
  • "Intel reschedules Cannon Lake launch to year-end 2018, say sources" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
  • "Intel Shows Off 10nm Cannon Lake Wafer For Next Generation Core Processors" HotHardware 5:11 PM
  • "The first Intel Core i9-7890XE benchmarks have leaked" KitGuru 1:35 PM
  • "AMD Transitioning To 12nm LP Process For Vega, Ryzen In 2018" Tom's Hardware 1:35 PM
  • "AMD Stock Is a Good Fit if You Can Handle the Heat" InvestorPlace 8:45 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega Custom-Designed Cards Will Allegedly Arrive In October" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "Why Oracle Shareholders Had a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" The Motley Fool 2:39 PM
  • "Why Data Will Decide Which Companies Are Here in 100 Years" The Motley Fool 8:23 AM
  • "Bill Gates: More Tech Revolutions Are Coming, And They'll Change Everything We Know" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "NAND flash supply to stay tight til end-2017, says Phison chairman" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
General Interest
  • "Bad news for counterfeiters: Nanotech printing breakthrough reaches 100,000 DPI" [Video Report] ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "Artificial intelligence still requires intelligence" VentureBeat 3:05 PM
  • "Acer increases marketing budget for gaming notebooks" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg wants to make sure those Facebook 'jew-hater' ads never happen again" Mashable 3:52 PM
  • "Sheryl Sandberg called Facebook's ad-targeting 'totally inappropriate'" Recode 3:02 PM
  • "Amazon 'Reviewing' Its Website After It Suggested Bomb-Making Items" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Amazon mistakenly sends baby registry emails" CNNMoney 8:20 AM
  • "Report: Amazon is secretly building a pair of Alexa-enabled smart glasses" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Google admits it was serving ads on the 'ad-free' YouTube Red" The Next Web 8:57 AM
  • "Google: Shared duty to find terrorist material" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "Google Cloud's API knows the sort of thing you like to look at" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "More data lost or stolen in first half of 2017 than the whole of last year" The Register 8:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco and Mercy Corps Join Together to Accelerate Digital Solutions to Tough Global Challenges" Cisco 8:22 AM
  • "New Survey Finds Enterprises Racing to Deliver New Pricing Models to Support and Enhance Customer Experiences" Oracle 8:21 AM
  • "Draper James Gains Foundation to Grow Graciously with NetSuite" PRNewswire 8:21 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10's new update: Resume from iPhone/Android, bricked Surface Pro 3 fix" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "How To Monitor High Ping On Windows 10" AddictiveTips 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft OKs Hyperkin's remake of the original Xbox Duke controller" VentureBeat 3:05 PM
  • "Xbox One X Standard Edition Pre-Orders Begin Today" PC Magazine 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft has lined up plenty of indie games for the Xbox One X" Indie Research 8:36 AM
  • "Hands-On with Xbox One X" Thurrott 8:45 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Democrats are pushing for stricter rules for political ad spending on sites like Facebook and Google: Politicians want the FEC to crack down on 'loopholes' that allow foreign entities to buy political ads online." Recode 4:48 PM
  • "Dems Push for a Digital Ad Crackdown to Stop Foreign Meddling" Wired 3:52 PM
  • "AT&T Tells Court FTC Has No Power in Case That Could Leave Internet Companies Unregulated" Inside Sources 3:51 PM
  • "Waymo seeks a whopping $2.6B in damages from Uber" CNET 3:05 PM
  • "Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says anti-Semitic targeting was 'a fail on our part'" The Verge 3:52 PM
  • "Facebook vows to manually review ad targeting after 'Jew-Haters' scandal" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg to make rare court appearance" CNNMoney 3:11 PM
  • "Senate Intelligence Committee wants Facebook to appear in a public Russia hearing" TechCrunch 2:08 PM
  • "What government wants from tech in the fight against terror" BBC 11:54 AM
  • "Digital firms pay less than half tax of traditional rivals: EU Commission" Reuters 8:53 AM
  • "IT admin sentenced after blackmailing business, redirecting website to porn: The admin demanded $10,000 from a company after sabotaging their website." ZDNet 8:30 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Best Gaming Keyboards of 2017: Your keyboard is the most important weapon in your PC gaming arsenal. These 10 are our current favorites." PC Magazine 9:27 PM
  • "Inside the Second Coming of Nest" Wired 12:13 PM
  • "Amazon wants to be king of the nerd goggles" The Register 12:13 PM
  • "Review: Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung's best productivity phone I can't afford [Video] 9to5Google 11:53 AM
  • "Chrome 62 beta redesigns 'Chrome Home,' marks more HTTP sites as 'Not secure,' adds more DRM support to Android" 9to5Google 10:30 AM
  • "Why might Google want to buy part of HTC?" BBC 10:15 AM
  • "How To Add A Close Button To Tabs In Firefox Android" AddictiveTips 9:13 AM
  • "Computer science degrees don't always result in hefty pay bumps, but that doesn't make them pointless" The Next Web 8:55 AM
  • "Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:53 AM
  • "Too noisy, low-level and unethical: Why some cybercriminals hate ransomware" ZDNet 8:50 AM
  • "Don't Let the Sprint/T-Mobile Zombie Merger Rise Again" PC Magazine 8:43 AM
  • "Movado Connect Review: A Luxury Android Wear Smartwatch" Digital Trends 8:38 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa-powered smart glasses project is doomed" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Which programming languages earn you most money? Use this calculator to check" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Lenovo Tab 4 (10-inch) review: A big bargain tablet with excellent battery life" CNET 8:20 AM
  • "ExpressVPN review: A good service with no public leadership" PCWorld 8:19 AM
  • "How to buy the perfect PC case: PCs come in all shapes, sizes, and features. Here's your guide." PCWorld 8:19 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Toshiba to sell memory business to Bain-led group for 2 trillion yen" ZDNet 9:02 PM
  • "Toshiba's chip drama ends with sale to a financial group: This might affect the prices of memory in your devices." Engadget 5:11 PM
  • "Comcast quietly acquires Stringify and will use the IFTTT rival to power its Xfinity Home smart-home platform" TechHive 3:54 PM
  • "Kaspersky Lab secures contract with Brazilian Armed Forces" ZDNet 11:54 AM
  • "ClearMetal gets $9M from Prelude Ventures and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors for its logistics platform" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "London-based cyber security firm Digital Shadows raises $26 million" Reuters 8:52 AM
  • "Alibaba-backed Best Inc raises $450 million in IPO after slashing terms" Reuters 8:52 AM
  • "Elsewhere Partners launches to invest in software startups outside the coastal hubs" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Google.org launches $5 million innovation fund to counter 'hate and extremism'" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "HubSpot acquires Motion.ai to launch marketing bot platform" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "Vorwerk acquires home robot vacuum maker Neato Robotics" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "Mira AR headset startup grabs $1M in new funding led by Greylock" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "German dating app Lovoo is acquired for $70M by The Meet Group" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Google's HTC deal: Can Google learn from its Motorola miscues?" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "HTC to Google? Rumors swirl over possible deal for smartphone pioneer" GeekWire 8:57 AM
  • "HTC suspends trading, Google acquisition rumors blaze to life" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "HTC stock suspension adds fuel to Google acquisition rumors" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "HTC announces stock suspension, sharpening speculation of Alphabet deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Western Digital calls Toshiba-Bain deal 'troubling'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:55 AM
  • "Toshiba Reaches Tentative Deal to Sell Microchip Unit" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Toshiba to sell memory chip unit to Bain-led consortium in ¥2.1tn deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Toshiba says seals $18 billion deal to sell chip unit to Bain Capital group" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "Toshiba said yes to the Bain-Capital-backed bunch – reports" The Register 8:00 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 finish at records as Fed announces October start to 'great unwind': Dollar jumps to 2-week high as Federal Reserve says it will start asset reduction next month" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks In Negative Territory as Chances for December Hike Surge: Wall Street is under pressure as markets digest the Fed decision. Here's where stocks are trading at midafternoon Wednesday." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks rise as Fed unwinds portfolio, sets up December rate hike" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Hit Records Again After Fed Statement: Fed officials are continuing to pencil in one more rate rise this year and will start to unwind the central bank's balance sheet" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets press pause ahead of Fed announcement: Nikkei flat after Tuesday's 2-year high; little fallout from Trump's fiery speech" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "European stocks mark time as investors stay focused on Fed decision: Thyssenkrupp shares rises on Tata deal news; Spain shares under pressure" MarketWatch 8:46 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Cisco SMI Still Exposing Network Switches Online"
  • "The Future of Data Science is Augmentation, not Automation"
New York Times (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Former Apple Engineers Working on New Eyes for Driverless Cars"
  • "Europe Renews Offensive on Silicon Valley With Tax Reforms"
  • "Toshiba Reaches Tentative Deal to Sell Microchip Unit"
  • "Amazon 'Reviewing' Its Website After It Suggested Bomb-Making Items"
  • "Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "The Best Gaming Keyboards of 2017"
  • "$399 Android One Moto x4 Is the Newest Project Fi Handset"
  • "More Data Leaked in First Half of 2017 Than All of 2016"
  • "Kohl's Will Now Pack, Ship Amazon Returns for Free"
  • "K2 Rebuilds Its Low-Code Platform for the Cloud"
  • "Fujitsu Develops Wearable Hands-Free Speech Translation Device"
  • "Apple Music Android App Gets User Profiles, 'OK Google' Support"
  • "Belkin Solves the iPhone 'Listening While Charging' Problem"
  • "Save $800 on 15.6-Inch Dell Latitude 15 5000 Laptop"
  • "Report: Amazon Is Working on Alexa Smart Glasses" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around $1 billion : source"
  • "Equifax says attacker 'interacted' with server on March 10"
  • "Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment"
  • "Hackers used Avast's CCleaner breach to attack technology companies"
  • "U.S. SEC says someone may have profited from EDGAR database glitch"
  • "Apple concedes new watch has connectivity glitch"
  • "May, Macron, Gentiloni push for quick removal of extremist online content"
  • "Tesla working with AMD to develop chip for self-driving car: CNBC"
  • "Facebook to add more human review to ad system: COO Sandberg"
  • "Delphi, BlackBerry partner on self-driving software system"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Toshiba to sell memory business to Bain-led group for 2 trillion yen"
  • "Origin Energy trials blockchain energy sharing initiative with Power Ledger"
  • "Australia looks to deny encryption to terrorists"
  • "Telstra lays out roadmap for programmable network"
  • "Microsoft's expected Surface Pro with LTE: Possible specs, pricing leak"
  • "Google's HTC deal: Can Google learn from its Motorola miscues?"
  • "Google and Motorola debut Android One Moto X4 for Project Fi"
  • "Bad news for counterfeiters: Nanotech printing breakthrough reaches 100,000 DPI"





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