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Computer Industry
  • "We're Fighting the Feds Over Your Email: Governments want the right to see email stored anywhere in the world. Microsoft says not so fast." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:36 AM
  • "China launches 'anti-monopoly probe' into Microsoft" ANI 8:37 AM
  • "China's Microsoft probe boosts shares of local rivals: One man's meat is another man's poison, the old saying goes, and such was the case for Chinese software firms Wednesday." MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to woo developers with Windows Phone upgrade: Windows Phone update improves security and messaging, but the platform still trails Android and iOS by a wide margin" InfoWorld 11:35 AM
  • "How Microsoft Uses the Cloud to Beat the Feds" Bloomberg TV 8:30 AM
  • "Analyst: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 ranked among the best tablet displays" PCWorld 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 wins plaudits for display, says researcher" CNET 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away" Channel Register 11:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China on Sept. 23" Reuters 8:30 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Stock Be Helped Its Upcoming Launch of Xbox One in China?" TheStreet 11:33 AM
  • "Microsoft's Similarities to Apple Will Be Its Salvation" TheStreet 11:33 AM
  • "Edward Snowden is Good Business For This Chinese IBM Rival" WSJ Blogs 8:37 AM
  • "Cisco says network virtualisation won't pay off everywhere" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "Michael Dell is funding this company to move surveillance cameras onto the cloud" VentureBeat 11:34 AM
  • "Internet of Things devices open up new avenues for hackers" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "'Things' on the Internet-of-things have 25 vulnerabilities apiece: Leaking sprinklers, overheated thermoStats and picked locks all online" The Register 8:39 AM
  • "U.S. losing tech talent to Canada: The land of the free isn't catering to talented techies quite like our neighbors to the north. So many entrepreneurs have given up on navigating the complicated U.S. immigration system and are heading to Canada to launch their startups." Fortune Small Business 10:14 AM
General Interest
  • "Android's Fake ID Could Put Millions in Jeopardy" TechNewsWorld 10:15 AM
  • "UK to allow driverless cars on public roads in January" BBC 8:54 AM
  • "Amazon says $9.99 e-books will boost revenue, including for Hachette" PCWorld 8:49 AM
  • "Amazon Calls for Hachette to Cut E-Book Prices: Online Retailer Suggests Hachette Should Boost Proportion of Digital Book Sales It Pays to Its Authors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 AM
  • "Sprint Tries a Facebook-Only Plan" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:45 AM
  • "Exclusive: Square Bets Big on Next-Gen Credit Card Tech" Wired 8:45 AM
  • "Twitter: Our growth is no fluke. Really" CNET 9:24 AM
  • "Twitter Reveals Its Master Plan For Growing As Big As Facebook" Forbes 8:49 AM
  • "This Algorithm Tells You Whether A Twitter Account Is a Spam Bot" Mashable 8:45 AM
  • "Facebook Investors' 200M Reasons to Like Market Cap" Bloomberg TV 8:37 AM
  • "Facebook Investors' 200M Reasons to Like Market Cap" Bloomberg TV 8:37 AM
  • "Despite 'Mario Kart 8' Success, Nintendo Is Faltering" Mashable 10:17 AM
  • "Nintendo losses widen amid sluggish console sales" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Google Glass enters operating room at Stanford" CNET 11:25 AM
  • "Google's European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Announces the Availability of AMD Opteron 64-Bit ARM-Based Developer Kits" Marketwired 9:31 AM
  • "Cisco Addresses Technology Transitions and Evolving Business Demands With Training and Education Solutions for the Enterprise Market" Marketwired 9:30 AM
  • "Oracle Customers Plug Into the Cloud With Oracle Database 12c" Marketwired 8:31 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft planning to launch two new Windows phones" ANI 8:37 AM
  • "Making an indie game for Xbox One costs just over $5,000" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Windows Phone 8.1's first update, with welcome new features" PCWorld 8:32 AM
  • "Why Do You Need to Own Microsoft's Office 365?" Bloomberg TV 8:31 AM
  • "With Windows Phone 8.1 update, Cortana is going international" Gigaom 10:16 AM
  • "Cortana coming to China with new look and features" Ars Technica 8:25 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Does Yelp Have The 'Most Trusted Reviews'? A Court Wants To Know More" Forbes 11:32 AM
  • "Government's 'Google Review' copyright rules become law" The Register 10:16 AM
  • "House of Lords slams 'right to be forgotten' ruling as 'unworkable and unreasonable'" The Inquirer 8:49 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Is Snapchat really worth $10 billion?" Engadget 11:35 AM
  • "Which Tech Brands Do Consumers View As Most Innovative?" Forbes 11:32 AM
  • "Former BlackBerry CEO's bold prediction might actually be coming true" BGR 10:16 AM
  • "Can BlackBerry Become The Next Security Superpower" Forbes 9:31 AM
  • "The Most Amazing PCs of July 2014" Forbes 9:29 AM
  • "Cleaning up after viruses -- which antivirus solutions are best?" BetaNews 9:16 AM
  • "Is Silicon Valley's Image Going Up in Flames? Tech companies are under fire for indirectly helping con artists, manipulating people's emotions and discriminatory hiring practices." CIO Today 8:55 AM
  • "No One's Going to Stop Using Phones in the Car. Here's How We Make That Safer" Wired 8:45 AM
  • "Why Wall Street hasn't lost faith in Amazon" CNET 9:25 AM
  • "Amazon-Hachette Battle: Dollars or Dogma?" Forbes 11:32 AM
  • "Amazon: Hachette spat can be fixed with lower ebook pricing" Gigaom 8:29 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Netflix pays AT&T to ensure streaming quality" BBC 8:54 AM
  • "Twitter acquires image search firm Madbits" PCWorld 8:50 AM
  • "Twitter's market value set to soar after strong results" Reuters 8:46 AM
  • "Ex-Zynga Developers Land $2.5 Million For New Studio JuiceBox Games" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Amazon pledges $2bn India investment" BBC 8:54 AM
  • "Amazon investing $2 billion more in India as online retail booms" PCWorld 8:50 AM
  • "Amazon to Invest $2 Billion More in India as E-Commerce Race Heats Up" Reuters [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Amazon $2bn investment sparks India ecommerce war" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Amazon to Invest $2 Billion in India" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 AM
  • "Amazon To Invest $2B In Its India Marketplace As Competition With Flipkart Intensifies" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Strengthen on GDP Rebound as Twitter Shares Soar" TheStreet 9:19 AM
  • "Market shrugs off GDP, waits for Fed: The economy has snapped out of its winter stupor, but investors were playing it cool early Wednesday as they brace for the latest statement from the Federal Reserve." CNNMoney 10:40 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise After GDP Data: U.S. Economy Grows 4% in Second Quarter" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:18 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks log seventh straight win/Hong Kong stocks ended higher for a seventh consecutive day on Wednesday, as sentiment continued to improve after reports said China would allow direct share trading between Shanghai and Hong Kong later this year." MarketWatch 9:18 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Russia sanctions hit Europe stocks, but Spain shines/New, tougher sanctions on Russia weighed on European stock markets on Wednesday as investors analyzed the potential consequences of the measures. Spanish stocks, however, stood out as outperformers after better-than-expected growth data for the country." MarketWatch 9:17 AM
  • "Early Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 10 a.m." Associated Press 10:39 AM



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Bloomberg (Updated 9:20 AM CDT)
  • "Twitter Stock Surges as CEO Costolo Makes Case for Growth"
  • "Sprint Posts 1st Profit Since '07 as Customer Losses Ebb"
  • "Amazon Invests $2 Billion in India to Challenge Flipkart"
  • "KPN Beats Earnings Estimates on Customer Gains, Cost Cuts"
  • "Tutor.com to Buy the Princeton Review to Bolster Testing"
  • "IBM Adds Johnson & Johnson CEO, Retired Shell Chief to Board"
  • "Super Mario's New Benz Can't Spark Sales of Wii U Console "
  • "Telefonica in Mexico Deal Talks After Iusacell Report "
  • "Tinder May Reach $75 Mln a Year in Earnings, IAC Says "
  • "Amazon Calls for E-Book Price Cuts Amid Hachette Dispute" ...
CNET News (Updated 9:20 AM CDT)
  • "Virgin Mobile offers fully customizable prepaid plans"
  • "Sprint stems customer bleeding in return to Q1 profit"
  • "Driverless cars to hit UK roads in January"
  • "BlackBerry Passport: Fat, weird, but CrackBerry addicts might love it"
  • "Canada accuses China of hacking into National Research Council"
  • "Ford to nix BlackBerry in favor of iPhone"
  • "Nintendo posts another tough quarter as profits turn to losses"
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 wins plaudits for display, says researcher"
  • "Amazon vows $2 billion more for India operations"
  • "Uber, Lyft, Airbnb lead top travel, transportation apps in June" ...
InformationWeek (Updated 9:25 AM CDT)
  • "Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 AM CDT)
  • "The New Bazaar: Online Shopping Catches On in India With Buyers and Global Investors"
  • "World Cup Gave Twitter a Big Burst in Traffic"
  • "China Investigating Microsoft for 'Monopolistic Behavior'"
  • "Square Plans a New, Chip-Friendly Credit Card Reader"
  • "Seattle Takes Oracle's Cloud"
  • "Corning Profit Falls on Decline of Tablets"
  • "The 'Sharing Economy' Goes White-Collar"
  • "Amazon Joins With Alloy Entertainment on Digital Publishing Imprint"
  • "OKCupid Plays With Love in User Experiments"
  • "Rhapsody Reaches 2 Million Monthly Subscribers" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 AM CDT)
  • "Twitter's market value set to soar after strong results"
  • "Microsoft Xbox One to launch in China on September 23"





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