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Computer Industry
  • "Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services" ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft urges Windows Phone diehards to move on as it kills notifications: Firm has also binned live tile updates and 'Find my phone'" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 on ARM Limitations" PC Magazine 12:23 PM
  • "Windows 10 on Arm: It will be more limited and here's how, reveals Microsoft" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft adds 'Cohorts' to Windows Insider programme" bit-tech 7:08 AM
  • "Intel showcases in-house built discrete GPU prototype" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Intel showcases 14nm discrete GPU prototype" Hexus 7:04 AM
  • "Intel releases discrete GPU prototype details" bit-tech 7:04 AM
  • "Intel shows off discreet graphics chip prototype: Nvidia and AMD are likely looking on with a casual curiosity" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "AMD Shareholder Alert: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of a Class Action Involving Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 19, 2018" AccessWire 2:35 PM
  • "AMD's Ryzen Second Generation CPU Is 17% Faster In Leaked Benchmarks" Forbes 7:03 AM
  • "Crosshatching the Charts: SMI in Focus For Dell Technologies Inc Cl V" Freeburg Standard 7:01 AM
  • "HP expands labels and packaging portfolio: HP Inc. has expanded its labels and packaging portfolio with solutions to drive the printing and converting toward more flexible, productive and profitable digital printing of any application." Packaging News 7:02 AM
  • "IBM and Unity are teaming up to bring Watson's AI to VR and AR games" The Next Web 7:06 AM
  • "IBM study slams derivatives clearing, prime brokerage systems: The study explained outdated systems used by clearing banks a" Global Custodian 7:06 AM
  • "Oracle buys startup Zenedge in cloud security push" Cloud Pro 7:08 AM
  • "Teensy plastic shields are the big new thing in 2018's laptop crop: Webcam shields, security integration, USB-C and micro-desktops are the moderately hot spots for the PC industry" The Register 7:01 AM
  • "Samsung unveils world's largest SSD with whopping 30TB of storage: It's the most memory ever crammed into a 2.5-inch form factor — enough to store 5,700 full HD movies" The Verge 6:56 AM
  • "What The World's Top 10 Tech Firms Have In Common" Forbes 7:04 AM
General Interest
  • "Broadband speeds in the US are slower than in almost every other country" Business Insider 5:43 PM
  • "AT&T launches expanded IoT professional services" ZDNet 4:58 PM
  • "Tesla's cloud account got hacked, and was put to a very specific use" Mashable 1:54 PM
  • "Facebook's plan to unite AR, VR, and News Feed with 3D posts" TechCrunch 1:14 PM
  • "Yes, Google and Apple Support PWAs Too" Thurrott 11:34 AM
  • "Construction begins on Jeff Bezos' $42 million 10,000-year clock: Who needs a Rolex when you can have one of these?" The Verge 10:41 AM
  • "Toyota's next EV motor could use 50 percent less rare earth metals: Its new magnet uses materials 20 times cheaper than EV mainstay neodymium." Engadget 10:19 AM
  • "Sony Slashes PSVR Prices As Low As $200" ExtremeTech 9:28 AM
  • "Modders turn Nintendo Switch into a full-fledged Linux tablet: Whether or not it's easy is another matter." Engadget 9:20 AM
  • "Spotify's latest job listings show it's ramping up efforts to produce hardware: One job description states that Spotify is 'on its way to creating its first physical products'" The Verge 9:02 AM
  • "Google Pay begins rollout across the globe" Neowin 10:41 AM
  • "Google Pay is the new Android Pay: And Google Wallet is now called Google Pay Send, for some reason." Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "Sony wants to bring AI taxi services to Japanese streets" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "Google drops support for meta news keywords tag: After years of telling publishers to use the news meta keyword tag, Google said they stopped supporting it months ago." Search Engine Land 7:03 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Mega-leak reveals full specs days before launch/Samsung unlikely will have any surprises in store on Sunday" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "The Galaxy S9's remaining secrets were quietly spilled on Twitter" BGR 6:57 AM
  • "Samsung's screen-carrying drone will save you from ever holding your phone" BGR 6:46 AM
  • "The Amazon Prime credit card will start giving 5 percent back on Whole Foods purchases: And non-Prime members with the regular Amazon Rewards Visa card will earn 3 percent back." Recode 6:49 AM
  • "Amazon will reward Prime members for shopping at Whole Foods: Five percent return on purchases at both Amazon and Whole Foods." Engadget 6:47 AM
  • "Bitcoin's transaction fee crisis is over—for now: The median fee peaked at $34 in mid-December—now it's less than $1." Ars Technica 6:46 AM
  • "Swype is reportedly bidding the consumer keyboard biz farewell: No more future updates for Swype." Engadget 6:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Raymond James and Cisco to Host Service Provider Tech Talk" Cisco 4:33 PM
  • "Cisco Leadership In Automation Continues With New Network Automation Portfolio for Service Providers" Cisco 4:33 PM
  • "HP Introduces the World's Most Advanced Digital Labels and Packaging Portfolio" HP 4:33 PM
  • "HP Launches High-Definition Digital Press for Commercial Printing" HP 4:33 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Confirms Xbox Games With Gold For March 2018" UberGizmo 12:26 PM
  • "Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is now available for Windows 10 PCs" OnMSFT 12:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Wants Kinect to Die, But This Fan Has a Hack to Keep It Alive: Microsoft has discontinued production of adapters that make its advanced camera work on new Xbox models, so this guy created his own for $40." Motherboard 12:26 PM
  • "Windows 10 null character flaw keeps malware hidden from security scanning tools: The Windows 10 interface that allows apps to connect to antivirus software is truncating files, causing compromised code to come back clean." TechRepublic 12:26 PM
  • "Melinda and Bill Gates reveal the common-sense secret to successful relationships" Quartz 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms QHD rollout for Xbox One S and Xbox One X" TrustedReviews 7:08 AM
  • "Microsoft patents haptic feedback tech for Surface Pen" TechRadar UK 7:07 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources" Reuters 4:26 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Loot boxes should face gambling regulation" VentureBeat 6:44 PM
  • "Fossil Q Neely Hybrid review: Small but mighty, the stylish Fossil Q Neely comes packed with tons of smart features" Digital Trends 5:43 PM
  • "7 Black Computer Tech Pioneers You Should Know" PC Magazine 4:27 PM
  • "Spotify plans to join the hardware race, but what can it offer?" Ars Technica 2:13 PM
  • "5-Way Mechanical Keyboard Roundup: Top Decks For Gamers And Enthusiasts" HotHardware 10:54 AM
  • "Adding Ports to a Portable Computer" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:36 AM
  • "How to Break Your Amazon Prime Addiction" Gizmodo 8:35 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review: With its 2018 XPS 13, Dell has managed to make a laptop that only the most demanding users will be able to find tangible fault in. There are some cheaper rivals, but it successfully undercuts Microsoft's Surface range for value for money. Here is our review" Tech Advisor 7:01 AM
  • "The iPhone, the Pixel, and the tragic anxiety of having to choose: One man's descent into madness born out of having too many options" The Verge 6:57 AM
  • "The best Bluetooth and wireless speakers for 2018" Telegraph 6:57 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Qualcomm deals blow to Broadcom's bid with sweetened NXP deal" Reuters 12:23 PM
  • "Nokia looks at options for its smartwatches and digital health business" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "Amazon plans to more than double its Pittsburgh engineering center with 125 additional jobs" GeekWire 10:03 AM
  • "Culture juggernaut Hypebeast takes a majority stake in The Berrics to make skating huge again (still)" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "Adecco snaps up online recruitment firm Vettery" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "Uber CEO eyes partnerships with Japan's taxi operators as part of expansion" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Homie raises $4M to help London's 'Generation Rent' find their next property" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
  • "Exploring the Qualcomm/Broadcom merger" SemiAccurate 6:49 AM
  • "Maplin in talks with potential buyers" BBC 6:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 snap 6-day win streak; Walmart shares weigh: Walmart sees biggest one-day decline in three decades" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "Dow Drops Over 250 Points to End Six-Session Winning Streak: The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all finished lower on Tuesday." TheStreet 4:24 PM
  • "Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close" Associated Press 4:23 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Lose Steam After Six Sessions of Gains: Walmart plummets 10% after reporting slowing growth in online sales" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Asian stocks beat a retreat; Nikkei, Hong Kong stumble" MarketWatch 8:41 AM
  • "European stocks struggle as HSBC, BHP Billiton updates disappoint: Euro losses accelerate on report European lawmakers are ready to break with EU negotiators' position on Brexit" MarketWatch 8:41 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 4:25 PM CST; no changes since Monday)
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New York Times (Updated 4:25 PM CST)
  • "AT&T Loses Bid to Obtain White House Call Logs"
  • "Order Denying AT&T's Request"
  • "On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive"
  • "Fox News Plans a Streaming Service for 'Superfans'"
PC Magazine (Updated 4:25 PM CST)
  • "March Games With Gold Lineup Includes Superhot, Brave"
  • "7 Black Computer Tech Pioneers You Should Know"
  • "Android Pay Is Now Google Pay"
  • "WyzeCam v2 Offers Upgraded Specs for Same $20 Price"
  • "Your Company Collects Tons of Data: Now What?"
  • "Our Favorite Tech Toys From Toy Fair 2018"
  • "Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 on ARM Limitations"
  • "Swype Keyboard's Android and iOS Apps Discontinued"
  • "Save Up to 70 Percent on QuickBooks Online"
  • "How to Rename Multiple Files in Windows" ...
Reuters (Updated 4:25 PM CST)
  • "FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources"
  • "Qualcomm deals blow to Broadcom's bid with sweetened NXP deal"
  • "U.S. Attorney General Sessions forms cyber task force to probe election meddling"
  • "Bitcoin nearly doubles in value from year's low hit in early February"
  • "ING says cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has an account with it"
  • "Amazon credit card adds Whole Foods to 5 percent cash back offer"
  • "Xerox shareholders Icahn, Deason urge company to sell itself to rivals"
  • "Lesser-known North Korea cyber-spy group goes international: report"
  • "Medtronic quarterly revenue beats, margins disappoint"
  • "Indian software services sector to grow 7-9 percent in FY19 - lobby group"
ZDNet (Updated 4:25 PM CST)
  • "Facing a flat market, smartphone manufacturers are asking themselves these questions"
  • "AT&T launches expanded IoT professional services"
  • "Common shortcodes gain traction, as texting best engages customers"
  • "Top Android apps for productivity: Get more done with your Android phone or tablet"
  • "Apple still the world's runaway winner in smartphone earnings"
  • "Nokia launches smart city platform, services, IoT management tools"
  • "Employees worldwide show 'cautious optimism' about artificial intelligence"
  • "Dave Stubenvoll: The streamer behind SpaceX"





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