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Computer Industry
  • "Satya Nadella needs more than one trick to fix Microsoft" Fortune 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft tells small businesses and consumers who love XP: Get lost" Computerworld Blogs 12:19 PM
  • "Windows' new normal shows software-as-a-service ambitions: But the more Microsoft pushes change, the more enterprises will resist" Computerworld 9:54 AM
  • "Quantum-Dot Windows Harvest Solar Energy" EE Times 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia handset division will close in April" Neowin 8:42 AM
  • "Investors Are Leaving Apple For Microsoft. Should You?" TheStreet 7:05 AM
  • "IE6: Retired but not dead yet/Microsoft fails to eradicate 2001 browser" Computerworld 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft tends to enterprise Windows users: but kicks consumers to the curb: Microsoft made strides to heal the wounds inflicted on corporate customer by XP and Windows 8.1 Update, but consumers are still fuming over their update woes" InfoWorld 7:01 AM
  • "IBM extends mainframe solutions" IT Web 7:28 AM
  • "Stabilizing PC Market And Potential In Mobile Make Intel A Strong Buy" Seeking Alpha 10:41 AM
  • "Intel's Bay Trail NUC is fanless" TG Daily 7:36 AM
  • "This 'Old Guard' Tech Stock Keeps Surprising On The Upside" Nasdaq 7:36 AM
  • "AMD CEO aims to be profitable in 2014 despite an up to 10% drop in PC market" VentureBeat 7:37 AM
  • "AMD's plan to get back into the black? Fix the internal IT culture, and fast" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "AMD steers clear of sub-$100 tablet market: AMD says Intel's contra-revenue tablet maker subsidy program is 'foreign' to the company" IDG News Service 5:13 PM
  • "Does AMD have what it takes to make a recovery?" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Advanced Micro Devices' CEO Discusses Q1 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 6:45 AM
  • "Cisco's results reveal its struggles in the emerging markets" Market Realist 10:42 AM
  • "OpenStack Icehouse: The cloud just got that much cooler" SiliconANGLE 7:27 AM
General Interest
  • "Control your lights by flipping a cube" VentureBeat 12:13 PM
  • "Google Trends Debuts Email Notifications For Search Topics, Hot Searches And More" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it IoT" CITEworld 10:01 AM
  • "Chrome OS may kill the password with Easy Unlock smartphone option" PCWorld 9:59 AM
  • "Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines: Advertisers can use a single interface to promote downloads of their mobile apps in other apps or directly from Twitter timelines" IDG News Service 9:57 AM
  • "Can we talk? Internet of things vendors face a communications 'mess': There's a wireless battle brewing, as many communications protocols that allow home devices to exchange information aren't interoperable" Computerworld 9:56 AM
  • "Unbounded Robotics launches robot platform for education, research: At $50,000, the one-armed robot is relatively cheap" Computerworld 9:55 AM
  • "Michaels breach exposes nearly 3M payment cards: Another 400,000 cards at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected" Computerworld 9:54 AM
  • "NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose" Engadget 9:50 AM
  • "LinkedIn reaches 300M members, chases the next 3B" VentureBeat 9:47 AM
  • "Google's 3D-mapping phones are headed to space: Watch this zero-gravity test" VentureBeat 9:48 AM
  • "Android nabs 53% of US smartphone activations in Q1" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "Best time to trade in your old Galaxy S phones? Right now" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "Samsung's Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free" Engadget 9:49 AM
  • "HTC taps ex-Samsung exec for marketing muscle" CNET 8:39 AM
  • "HTC looks towards smartphone-based optical zoom in 18 to 24 months" CNET 8:38 AM
  • "Michaels security breach affected nearly 3 million payment cards: Retailer says another 400,000 cards at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may also have been affected in a card skimming attack" IDG News Service 8:20 AM
  • "Investors try last-minute Mt. Gox revival as liquidation looms: A consortium that offered 1 bitcoin to buy Mt. Gox launches its own website in support of the failed bitcoin exchange" IDG News Service 8:19 AM
  • "How to speak geek and influence nerds. Wait...what?" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "Chinese airline to offer free inflight Wi-Fi service" ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "That's no spaceship over Area 51. It's a Google balloon" VentureBeat 7:57 AM
  • "Entrepreneurs are the real movers and shakers in Washington" VentureBeat 7:56 AM
  • "MediaPortal 1.7.0 adds Wake On LAN support, boosts stability" BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "How E-commerce is taking over the world" BetaNews 8:11 AM
  • "Heartbleed used by hackers in attack on 'major corporation'" New York Times 8:39 PM
  • "Heartbleed Internet Security Flaw Used in Attack" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:44 PM
  • "Trend Micro releases free Heartbleed scanners for Android, Chrome" BetaNews 8:11 AM
  • "Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Sony's PlayStation maintains lead over Microsoft's Xbox: Sony fends off hot-selling new release of Titanfall shooter game for Xbox" The Irish Times 7:06 AM
  • "Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers" CNNMoney 7:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Provides SoftLayer Ecosystem Partners with New Resources for Generating Cloud Revenue" PRNewswire 10:40 AM
Microsoft
  • "Is Microsoft Locking OneDrive Users Out of Their Accounts?" PC Magazine 9:18 PM
  • "Pro Windows Phone App Development, 3rd Ed (Apress)" i Programmer 8:41 AM
  • "How to prevent Windows 8.1's desktop taskbar from showing in Metro apps" PCWorld 9:59 AM
  • "WhatsApp Beta For Windows Phone Reportedly Blocking SD Card Installation" UberGizmo 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Thanks Players for Reporting Xbox One Issues in Update Preview: Your feedback helped fix Xbox One." IGN 1:16 PM
  • "PS4 Vs. Xbox One: 'Titanfall' Best-Selling Game In March, Sony Continues To Outplace Microsoft In Console Sales" International Business Times 4:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Says It Shipped 5 Million Xbox Ones: Sales of the company's newest Xbox outpace its successful predecessor, but the console still trails behind Sony's PlayStation 4." eWeek 4:11 PM
  • "If This Keeps Up, Xbox One Has A Big PS4 Problem" Forbes 8:44 AM
  • "Xbox One ships 5 million consoles, still lags behind PS4" GameGuru 7:00 AM
  • "Advertisers Reportedly Spending More Money On Bing Now" UberGizmo 7:06 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange" Reuters 9:15 PM
  • "GOP Congressman Says Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Reward 'Law Breakers'" Business Insider 5:12 PM
  • "Internet Freedom Crackdown: China Jails Blogger, Shuts Down Sites" Mashable 4:18 PM
  • "FCC vote in May could further open broadband competition: The agency's plan includes selling 'generic' 5MHz spectrum blocks" IDG News Service 4:18 PM
  • "FCC sets up the 'incentive auction' that will lead to faster wireless internet for everyone" Engadget 12:17 PM
  • "In the Internet revolution, we can't afford to leave part of the country behind" VentureBeat 12:15 PM
  • "An open source success: EFF 'awed' by response to project for easily contacting Congress" VentureBeat 12:14 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google lets wannabe Glass Explorers admire themselves in their own mirrors" The Register 5:12 PM
  • "Spring cleaning: Three ways to increase your computer's performance/Over time, computers end up full of add-ons and random junk. It's time to take action." CNET 4:45 PM
  • "How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail" CNET 4:45 PM
  • "Facebook's Existential Crisis" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:44 PM
  • "How to start receiving personalized alerts on Bing" PCWorld 12:20 PM
  • "Oculus Rift helps terminally ill woman take one last stroll in the sun" Engadget 12:18 PM
  • "The Open Source Initiative hopes public awareness is Heartbleed's 'silver lining'" Engadget 12:17 PM
  • "Future big data analysts will know everything you did today" VentureBeat 12:15 PM
  • "10 Big Data startups to watch (slide show)" CITEworld 10:01 AM
  • "Can you hear me now? NASA to test laser communication system: Laser communications one of the several techs NASA is focused on for deep space missions" Computerworld 9:53 AM
  • "Why infrastructure will drive tomorrow's retail store experience" ZDNet 9:51 AM
  • "Blu-ray archiving for the enterprise" ZDNet 9:51 AM
  • "Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone" Engadget 12:17 PM
  • "Tie me down: The ultimate guide to proper PC cable management" PCWorld 8:22 AM
  • "Chrome: the great mobile equalizer" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "First Look: Belkin revives, updates Linksys WRT router" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "5 lessons from the service-oriented architecture trenches" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Why Amazon Shouldn't Make a Smartphone, But Will Anyway" TheStreet 7:06 AM
  • "Honeywell's Bluetooth air purifier gets pollen alerts from your smartphone" Engadget 8:09 AM
  • "Optical zoom tipped to hit HTC handsets in 2015" Engadget 8:08 AM
  • "The Rufus Cuff's Size And Features Lord Over Puny Smartwatches" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Asus Chromebox Release Date, Review: Specs Of 'World's Smallest Chrome Computer' W/ Dual-Core Celeron Processor Adequate To Get The Job Done; 'Can Replace A Normal PC Desktop Setup'" KpopStarz 7:38 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Fancier CPU and display take a toll on battery life" PCWorld 7:03 AM
  • "Q and A: Making money on YouTube" USA Today 7:03 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "TPG-Led Group Closes $450 Million Investment in Airbnb: Funding Values Home-Rental Site at $10 Billion" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "App Search Engine Quixey Acquires Competing Service Kite.io" TechCrunch 9:46 AM
  • "With $4.6M In New Funding, Preact Helps Software Companies Keep Customers Happy" TechCrunch 9:46 AM
  • "Top 10 VC-backed startups in Korea: Kakao still dominates" VentureBeat 7:56 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean? The Truth Is Nobody Knows." Re/code 4:30 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares rise; Nikkei rebound continues/Stock markets in Japan and South Korea in thin trade Friday, while many Asian markets were closed for the Good Friday holiday." MarketWatch 6:42 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks turn higher, but Rémy, Diageo lag/European stocks settled higher Thursday, with Barclays PLC pacing a rise in banking shares as the firm planned to outline its growth strategy, but shares of Rémy Cointreau SA struggled following the cognac maker's profit warning." MarketWatch 6:42 AM



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Associated Press (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "5 Features An Amazon Phone Might Offer"
  • "US Newspaper Industry Revenue Fell 2.6 Pct In 2013"
  • "White House Updating Online Privacy Policy"
  • "Aereo CEO Speaks On Future Of Company, Industry"
  • "Facebook Rolls Out Location-Sharing Feature"
  • "Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To Find"
  • "Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Older Songs"
  • "Shares Of Travelocity Owner Sabre Rise After IPO"
  • "Google's 1Q Earnings Disappoint As Ad Prices Slip"
  • "IBM Posts Lower 1Q Earnings Amid Hardware Slump"
CNET News (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Get the most out of the Galaxy S5's camera"
  • "7 things the Mazda Skyactiv Chassis tells us about the next Miata"
  • "Take control of password chaos with these six password managers"
  • "Heartbleed attack used to skip past multifactor authentication"
  • "Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware"
  • "Didn't win Apple's WWDC ticket lottery? You might still be in luck"
  • "What's hot? Google Trends now tells your inbox"
  • "Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when"
  • "Crave Ep. 156: Snoop Dogg soon to be all up in your Call of Duty game"
  • "How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail" ...
InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CDT)
  • "Google Trends Adds Email Notifications"
  • "Facebook Video: How To Disable Auto-Play"
  • "Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?"
  • "Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches"
  • "OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance"
  • "The Sorry State Of IT Education"
  • "Nuance Adds Radiology Image Sharing To Healthcare Cloud"
  • "Mobile App Development: 5 Worst Security Dangers"
  • "Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent: SDN Strategies"
  • "Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts" ...
New York Times (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Heartbleed Internet Security Flaw Used in Attack"
  • "Facebook's Existential Crisis"
  • "Michaels Stores' Breach Involved 3 Million Customers"
  • "Protests Continue Against Dropbox After Appointment of Condoleezza Rice to Board"
  • "Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice"
  • "At 2014 New York Auto Show, Just Click to Kick the Tires"
  • "Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband"
  • "Big Labels Take Aim at Pandora on Royalties"
  • "SOPA Defeat Haunts Efforts to Rein In Illegal Copying, British Official Says"
Reuters (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Mt. Gox CEO won't appear in U.S. for questions about bankruptcy case"
  • "Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange"
  • "Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court"
  • "Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords"





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