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Computer Industry
  • "Don't call them Metro: Microsoft rebrands Universal apps as 'Windows apps'/Hopefully the naming of Windows Runtime apps is finally settling down." Ars Technica 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's universal apps are now called Windows apps: Forget about Metro, Modern, and everything else" The Verge 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft has a new secret weapon in its war on Google: 'Dogfooding'" VentureBeat 7:24 AM
  • "From Microsoft, a Novel Way to Mandate Sick Leave" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft wants US suppliers to give employees paid time off" Associated Press 2:57 PM
  • "Microsoft tells its contractors: You must give workers paid time off" CNNMoney 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Office Likely To Remain Free For Smaller Screen Devices: You can view, edit and create new documents on your smartphones using free version of Office." Techtree 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft's next Surface could signal the death of RT" Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft to simplify Azure migration with bigger VM drives: Enterprises can now migrate virtual machines whose OS drives size exceed 127GB" Computerworld New Zealand 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's Dynamics CRM roadmap for 2015: More new codenames, delivery dates" ZDNet 12:08 PM
  • "Windows 10 A Meaningful Catalyst To Microsoft's Consumer Division" Seeking Alpha 12:36 PM
  • "Rumours concerning Samsung acquisition of AMD circulate again" Hexus 7:39 AM
  • "Samsung Rumored to Be Eyeing AMD Acquisition" eWeek 10:46 AM
  • "Intel, Micron Join Shift to 3-D Storage Chips: Collaborators begin shipping chips that stack circuitry in layers instead of shrinking it" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:18 PM
  • "New 3D NAND flash will triple capacity of SSDs, Intel and Micron say" PCWorld 1:05 PM
  • "Intel's next big thing: Knights Landing Xeon Phi" ZDNet 4:58 PM
  • "Intel industrial solutions tool aims at faster IoT deployment: Simplifies management of devices running on 4th-gen Core vPro-based platforms" The Inquirer 12:08 PM
  • "Intel brings virtualisation to industrial systems and the IoT" V3 7:39 AM
  • "Intel's Deep Learning Play: Next-Gen Xeon Phi Could Challenge NVIDIA GPUs" Forbes 7:40 AM
  • "End of Intel Payments May Hurt Nvidia's Image: The graphics-chip firm also faces uncertainty as its capital-return strategy could run out of steam." Barron's 7:35 AM
  • "H-P Nears Deal to Sell Control of Chinese Unit: Tsinghua Unigroup emerges as preferred bidder for 51% of H3C Technologies" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:46 PM
  • "HP Drops Beats And Taps Bang & Olufsen As Audio Partner" Tech Times 7:38 AM
  • "IBM SoftLayer adds configurable Block Storage and File Storage options for Cloud Servers" V3 7:44 AM
  • "Cisco inks 10-year deal with Australia's Covata" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches: The flaws could allow attackers to gain limited access over affected devices or to disrupt their normal operation" Computerworld New Zealand 8:05 AM
  • "Red Hat's better cloud plan: CEO" CNBC 7:35 AM
  • "Cardiff University nabs £17m to pioneer UK semiconductor research: Will fund testing and development of smartphone and tablet processors" The Inquirer 7:12 AM
  • "London steps up fight for spoils from financial tech boom" Reuters 7:22 AM
  • "Study: Half of app makers spend $0 on security" VentureBeat 7:19 AM
  • "Rare earth metals from poop? Not so fast" ExtremeTech 12:15 PM
General Interest
  • "Yahoo updates transparency report; promises to scale new email encryption by end of year" ZDNet 9:01 PM
  • "Yahoo's plan to spend another $2B" USA Today 5:02 PM
  • "Most popular US web browsers, according to the federal government" ZDNet 4:58 PM
  • "Digi.me gives away free backup software to keep your social media memories intact" ZDNet 11:16 AM
  • "Exclusive: Amazon makes even temporary warehouse workers sign 18-month non-competes" The Verge 12:08 PM
  • "Amazon Cloud Drive goes unlimited: $11.99/year for photos and $59.99/year for everything" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "Amazon Cloud Drive can now store unlimited files for $60 a year" The Verge 11:09 AM
  • "More Messages Are Now Sent on Apps Than Through Text" Time 10:47 AM
  • "IoT could help give your local area its own power grid: An industry group's testbed will demonstrate coordination between microgrids and centralized systems" IDG News Service 8:05 AM
  • "Bitcoin exchange Cryptoine hacked" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Does your broadband feel faster? Akamai says it went up 20 per cent*" The Register 7:45 AM
  • "RadioShack plans to auction off your personal data as part of their bankruptcy" Neowin 7:10 AM
  • "Amazon Expands Prime Now One-Hour Delivery To Dallas, Now Covering 4 Metros" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
  • "Amazon hosts a robot competition to automate its warehouses" Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "Facebook Shows Off Solar-Powered Internet Drone" PC Magazine 4:59 PM
  • "Facebook Finds Strength As A Family, Not An App" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "A Facebook F8 Recap: A Mobile Ad Exchange and A New Spin on Messenger" Re/code 7:20 AM
  • "Facebook announces Messenger Platform and Businesses on Messenger" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task" ZDNet 4:58 PM
  • "Google's new CFO gets $70M for defecting from Morgan Stanley" Associated Press 4:53 PM
  • "Google to Improve Chrome Scrolling (Eventually)" PC Magazine 2:30 PM
  • "Google update: Cloud control, data compression and paying bills in Gmail" The Inquirer 1:05 PM
  • "Google Keep makes to-do lists easier to find with labels" Engadget 7:32 AM
  • "Google's desktop Chrome Data Saver aims to slash data costs" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Google's Pony Express Will Let Users Pay Bills in Gmail" eWeek 7:06 AM
  • "Twitter launches live-streaming video app Periscope" Telegraph 7:18 AM
  • "Twitter launches its live video-streaming app Periscope for iPhone, here's how it works" VentureBeat 7:24 AM
  • "Twitter's Periscope App Lets You Livestream Your World" Wired 7:23 AM
  • "Twitter's Periscope is the best livestreaming video app yet" Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "One-Fifth of Scanned Sites Have Vulnerabilities, Menlo Security Finds" eWeek 7:05 AM
  • "Meet the $399 Android tablet that looks like a Surface Pro and brings Windows-like productivity" BGR 7:00 AM
  • "People's biggest problem with the Galaxy S6 will be solved in an upcoming new version" BGR 7:00 AM
  • "PlayStation update 2.50 will bring suspend/resume, enhanced backup/restore and more" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will debut in the US on April 10" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Unlocked HTC One M9 smartphone to sell for $649: HTC's One M9 will become available in the US through the company's website on Friday and through carriers on April 10" Computerworld New Zealand 8:05 AM
  • "HTC One M9 to go on sale for $649 unlocked tonight" Engadget 7:32 AM
  • "Motorola President Says Moto X 2015 Is On Schedule, But Moto Tablets Aren't Planned" Digital Trends 8:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "PPD, a Leading Global Contract Research Organization, Reduces Costs of Clinical Trials by Migrating Data to the Oracle Health Sciences Cloud: PPD Gains Real-Time and Actionable Insight Into Studies With Simplified Data Exchange and Monitoring Through the Cloud" Marketwired 7:36 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft buys presentation startup LiveLoop, continuing acquisition spree" GeekWire 9:01 PM
  • "German pro basketball team relegated to lower division due to Windows update" Ars Technica 5:07 PM
  • "Microsoft rolls out major Surface Pro 3 firmware update" ZDNet 4:59 PM
  • "Microsoft's Dynamics CRM roadmap for 2015: More new codenames, delivery dates" ZDNet 4:58 PM
  • "Throwback Thursday: Windows 'Vienna'" Thurrott 10:51 AM
  • "Microsoft preps free-to-play Halo Online" GamesIndustry 10:29 AM
  • "NI schools flushed with free Minecraft in next-gen coder drive: Secondary schools get first-hand coding practice" The Inquirer 7:31 AM
  • "50,000 students in Northern Ireland are getting Minecraft for free" The Daily Dot 7:07 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Judge Approves LightSquared's Restructuring Proposal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:17 PM
  • "Comcast, Calif. accountant still fighting in court" Philadelphia Inquirer [Free Registration Required] 2:58 PM
  • "U.S. questions China at WTO on banking technology restrictions" Reuters 12:14 PM
  • "Amid trial, Kleiner Perkins recruits next generation of partners" Reuters 9:28 PM
  • "FAQ: What Happens Now in the Ellen Pao/Kleiner Perkins Trial?" Re/code 12:09 PM
  • "Uber's Amsterdam office raided by Dutch authorities: Uber keeps operating its UberPop service despite a court ban and €100,000 in fines" Computerworld New Zealand 9:04 AM
  • "European Patent Office revokes rubberbanding patent: Google and its partners win, Apple appeals" Foss Patents 8:31 AM
  • "EU plans antitrust probe into Amazon, Netflix and other digital commerce players" VentureBeat 7:24 AM
  • "The FTC explains why it didn't sue Google: Comission says 'not a single fact is offered' in WSJ report" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "New York Police to Use Social Media to Connect With Residents" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:18 AM
  • "US govt fines PayPal $7.7m over alleged sanction violations" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "FAA's Recent Drone Testing Permit Too Little, Too Late, Amazon Says" eWeek 7:06 AM
  • "EU: Don't use Facebook if you're worried about NSA snooping" BGR 7:00 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hands-on: Facebook's 360-degree video is nifty, but nothing special" GeekWire 9:01 PM
  • "It May Have A Billion Users, But YouTube Isn't A Sure Thing Just Yet" ReadWrite 5:07 PM
  • "Hands-On With Lenovo's 2015 ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Video)" HotHardware 4:15 PM
  • "Why Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers" Re/code 12:08 PM
  • "A review of Android for Work: Dual-persona support comes to Android" Ars Technica 12:01 PM
  • "The Samsung Galaxy S6's Blurred Lines" PC Magazine 12:14 PM
  • "A First Look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:16 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge bring better design, more power, and less clutter than predecessors" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "The Samsung Galaxy S6 Has As Much Bloatware As Ever" Gizmodo 8:54 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge review: edge of glory/The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a triumph of engineering, curved form and function, finds Rhiannon Williams" Telegraph 8:30 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs HTC One M9: which should you buy? It's a close call to work out which of Samsung and HTC's premium new smartphones has the edge, says Rhiannon Williams" Telegraph 8:31 AM
  • "3 Ways to Fight Facebook Fatigue" PC Magazine 7:55 AM
  • "Google for Work vs. Microsoft Office 365: A comparison of cloud tools" CIO 7:42 AM
  • "Google is back on board with Pointer Events, but what about Apple?" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Review: Premium 13" Laptop In A Small Package" Tech Aeris 7:38 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Sources: Magic Is Raising $12M From Sequoia At A $40M Valuation" TechCrunch 8:58 PM
  • "Telefonica Raises Cash for $8 Billion Brazil Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 PM
  • "PayPal agrees to pay $7.7 million for alleged sanctions violations" Ars Technica 4:10 PM
  • "13M users on, EyeEm launches a marketplace to let you turn your photos into cash" VentureBeat 9:07 AM
  • "Top three mobile operators spend $13.6 billion in auction" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "SoftBank leads group in talks to buy up to $1 billion stake in India's Micromax: sources" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Victor Raises $8M To Take On-Demand Private Jet Booking App To U.S." TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "BetterCloud Raises $25 Million From Accel To Create Universal Tools For Monitoring The Office Cloud" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "SoftBank leads group in talks to buy up to $1 billion stake in India's Micromax: sources" Reuters 7:22 AM
  • "Taiwan's 91APP Raises $9M To Make Launching E-Commerce Apps Easier" TechCrunch 7:19 AM
  • "Cruiseable Wants To Disrupt The Cruise Ship Sector, So Far Ignored By Others" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
  • "FinancialForce Hauls In $110M Investment" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
  • "Ignition looking to raise $200 million venture capital fund" GeekWire 7:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks drop for 4th day; S&P down for the year" USA Today 5:02 PM
  • "U.S. stocks ring up fourth straight losing day: Middle East tensions drive up oil, gold prices" MarketWatch 5:01 PM
  • "Volatility Rules as Stocks Fluctuate on Fed Fears" TheStreet 5:01 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks Ring Up Fourth Straight Losing Day" MarketWatch 5:01 PM
  • "US stocks indexes end lower after a see-saw day; Oil price gains as tensions escalate in Yemen" Associated Press 5:00 PM
  • "US stocks recover early losses, oil gains on Yemen tensions" Associated Press 1:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall For Fourth Session: Stocks end lower but recover from sharpest intraday losses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:00 PM
  • "SanDisk Cuts Revenue Outlook On Weak Enterprise Sales, Pricing: Shares fall as thumb-drive maker withdraws guidance, postpones investor day" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Stocks: 4 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:59 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Japanese stocks fall most in two months/ Japanese stocks recorded their biggest drop in two months on Thursday, taking cues from a steep decline in the U.S. markets overnight." MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks driving sharply lower as global shares sell off/European stocks slid Thursday, with risk-averse investors fleeing equities around the world, but energy shares managed to post gains as airstrikes in Yemen sent oil prices flying higher." MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:38 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 8:38 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:58 PM



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InformationWeek (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Facebook F8: Oculus Will Make Virtual Reality Mainstream"
  • "Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know"
  • "Amazon Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage"
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 Go On Sale April 10"
  • "FTC: Google Received No Favors During Investigation"
  • "3 Priorities For Enterprise Applications In 2015"
  • "Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Drones Beaming Web Access Are in the Stars for Facebook"
  • "Parrying the Latest Predictions of Facebook's Demise"
  • "Messaging Apps Offer Do-It-All Services in Bid for Higher Profits"
  • "Facebook's Yann LeCun Discusses Digital Companions and Artificial Intelligence (and Emotions)"
  • "Facebook Sees Oculus Virtual Reality Headsets Shipping This Year"
  • "As Twitter Introduces Periscope, Tech Titans Bet on Live Streaming Video"
  • "With an Eye on Its New Streaming Service, HBO Will Show a Daily Vice Newscast"
  • "Citigroup Report Chides Law Firms for Silence on Hackings"
  • "New Google C.F.O. Gets $70 Million Pay Package (and $7,500 to Move)"
  • "Apple and Beats Developing Streaming Music Service to Rival Spotify" ...
PC Magazine (Checked 9:30 PM; no changes since 4:55 PM CDT)
  • "Can Your Robot Pack Boxes? Amazon Might Have $25K for You"
  • "Report: In-Store Apple Watch Supply Will Be Limited"
  • "Report: WhatsApp Voice Calling Finally Coming to iOS"
  • "Crossy Road Gets First-Person Homage"
  • "Facebook Shows Off Solar-Powered Internet Drone"
  • "Google to Improve Chrome Scrolling (Eventually)"
  • "Get a Ride, Make a Friend With Lyft Profiles"
  • "Go Back in Time With Pivot App (Sort Of)"
  • "Broken Age Act 2 Hits PS4 April 28"
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Apple iPhone 6: Fight of the Flagship Phones" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:30 PM CDT)
  • "Amid trial, Kleiner Perkins recruits next generation of partners"
  • "RadioShack rescue deal dogged by fights, demands for new auction"
  • "Shoppers' personal info not part of RadioShack sale: ombudsman"
  • "GameStop profit forecast falls short on weak demand for consoles"
  • "Apple's Tim Cook will give away all his money: Fortune"
  • "Google to pay CFO Porat more than $70 million in two years"
  • "Facebook talks up need for virtual reality, big tech bets"
  • "GameStop profit forecast misses Street on weak demand for consoles"
  • "RadioShack rescue deal dogged by fights, demands for new auction"
  • "Twitter launches video streaming app Periscope" ...
ZDNet (Updated 9:30 PM CDT)
  • "Optus rapped for three privacy breaches"
  • "4G sales boost ZTE 2014 full-year net profit by 94 percent"
  • "Empired scopes hybrid cloud ECMS for Australian market"
  • "Apple and Foxconn launch China iPhone trade-in program"
  • "Telstra joins Optus on government's cloud services panel"
  • "Cloud Data Storage Policy"
  • "Telstra begins preparing for data-retention regime"
  • "Yahoo updates transparency report; promises to scale new email encryption by end of year"
  • "Microsoft buys Office collaboration tool maker LiveLoop: Sources"
  • "Most popular US web browsers, according to the federal government" ...





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