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Computer Industry
  • "VirnetX, Microsoft Settle Patent Dispute Over Skype" [Paid Membership Required] 2:19 PM
  • "Microsoft Sues Tech Support Scammers" PC Magazine 11:38 AM
  • "Microsoft drags alleged tech support scammers into court" PCWorld 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft files suit against alleged tech support scammers" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "Microsoft takes on tech support scammers" BBC 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Tracks Down Tech Support Scammers, Files Lawsuit" Softpedia 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Promises to Fix 'Dirty Shutdowns' in Windows 10" Softpedia 11:49 AM
  • "2015 to test Microsoft's resolve and execution" CITEworld 10:23 AM
  • "Microsoft extends open-sourcing spree with Project Orleans" InfoWorld 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft: Don't lock small firms out of big data" Chanel Web 8:16 AM
  • "Love the cloud? Be a 'Cloud Hero' with Microsoft" The Register 8:16 AM
  • "Next build of Windows 10 codenamed Awesome" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 8:18 AM
  • "Windows 10 Tech Preview hits half a million daily users" Tech Central 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Bing Adds AMBER Alerts In Search Results" Microsoft News 8:07 AM
  • "Surat Partners Up With Microsoft to Become a Smart City" Outlook 8:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Previews Power BI Dashboards" eWeek 5:15 PM
  • "IBM Channel Chief: Apple Enterprise Mobility Deal Good for Channel Partners" The VAR Guy 2:32 PM
  • "Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit: IBM win means Linux is saved! Again!" The Register 2:32 PM
  • "IBM Extends Its Global Cloud Footprint and Customer Roster" Redmond Magazine 2:32 PM
  • "IBM Stock Climbing Today on New Cloud Data Facilities" TheStreet 11:41 AM
  • "IBM Simplifies Cloud Computing Contracts" eWeek 4:56 PM
  • "Epson, HP Compete In 'Tech Tank' Pitch-Off" CRN 2:27 PM
  • "Private cloud tops Intel survey" ZDNet 10:18 AM
  • "Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:37 AM
  • "Intel launches free Easy Migration app to transfer files to Chromebooks" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Intel App Helps Migrate Content From Smartphones to Chromebooks" eWeek 2:31 PM
  • "Employees are the biggest security risk in the cloud" BetaNews 8:46 AM
  • "Cisco Just Fired Another Shot At Its Hated Rival, An Upstart Formed By Ex-Cisco Employees" Business Insider 2:29 PM
  • "Where would Cisco be without her?" CNBC 11:44 AM
General Interest
  • "Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards" Reuters 4:10 PM
  • "Yahoo announces plans to kill off some regional news sites, sunsets Yahoo Classic Games, alerts, and profile sites" VentureBeat 3:54 PM
  • "The internet's governing body was hacked, too" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger Shows Its New Speed With FacePile Read Receipts" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Goodreads for Android gets a slick new Updates feed" VentureBeat 12:14 PM
  • "Android Auto, baked directly into cars: Google may want it, but whether automakers do is unclear" PCWorld 12:12 PM
  • "Report: Google Eyeing Cars With Built-In Android Access" PC Magazine 11:37 AM
  • "This holiday season you can window shop with Google Street View" BetaNews 10:20 AM
  • "10 Chrome extensions for developers" InfoWorld 8:48 AM
  • "How to monitor your home using an Android Wear smartwatch" BetaNews 8:46 AM
  • "Google readies Android for the connected car" ZDNet 8:43 AM
  • "The MPAA is playing politics to help topple Google" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "MPAA decries Google's 'shameful' attack on its anti-piracy program" The Verge 8:33 AM
  • "Canonical's 'Snappy Ubuntu' Lands On AWS" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "Amazon: Last-minute deals on Kindle, Fire TV, and Fire tablets" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "Amazon's cloud business a harder sell in post-Snowden era" Reuters 11:39 AM
  • "Amazon updates Fire phone to translate text and identify art in photos" Engadget 10:22 AM
  • "Amazon adds Disney and Dora to FreeTime Unlimited kids service" Engadget 10:22 AM
  • "BlackBerry: Can it find a way to grow?" ZDNet 10:18 AM
  • "BlackBerry's surviving, but not as a smartphone company" Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "'Samsung couldn't build a good OS if they tried,' claims Cyanogen CEO" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Instagram purges spam fake accounts, costing celebs millions of followers" Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "The latest victim of the Sony hack: Next year's flagship Android phone" BGR 4:57 PM
  • "Sony exec fires back at President Obama" CNNMoney 3:50 PM
  • "After 'Interview' crisis, Sony tries to protect other businesses" Associated Press 3:49 PM
  • "Obama: Sony 'Made a Mistake' by Pulling 'The Interview'" PC Magazine 2:20 PM
  • "Hackers tell Sony wise to cancel film, don't make more trouble: CNN" Reuters 11:39 AM
  • "Sony's 'The Interview' Capitulation May Prevent Further Leaks, Imply New Hacker Emails" TechCrunch 10:08 AM
  • "Eyes-on with Sony's wearable display that transforms any glasses into smartglasses" PCWorld 8:36 AM
  • "Sony Hackers Snooped for Months, Then Set Off 10-Minute Time Bomb" Bloomberg 8:03 AM
  • "Leaked James Bond movie script may have revealed the Sony Xperia Z4" PCWorld 8:36 AM
  • "Comcast's new customer service fix: use the app to schedule a call" Engadget 8:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft apologizes for broken 'Halo' multiplayer with more (free) 'Halo'" Engadget 9:14 PM
  • "Microsoft rumored to announce Xbox One VR accessory at E3 2015" Neowin 4:56 PM
  • "On the sidelines: how the NFL is making use of the Surface Pro 2" Engadget 3:55 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft To Reveal Its Virtual Reality Glass For Xbox At E3 Next Year" Microsoft News 11:50 AM
  • "Rumor: Microsoft readying VR headset for E3 2015" Gematsu 11:49 AM
  • "From the rumor mill: Microsoft said to be developing VR Headset; to reveal at E3 next June" WinBeta 11:48 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Lumia Denim -- most users will get it in 2015" BetaNews 10:20 AM
  • "Pandora brings your music to Xbox One" BetaNews 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access" Network World 8:16 AM
  • "Mega for Windows Phone now available to registered beta testers" Windows Central 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Lumia update adds 4K recording and more to a few Windows Phones" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Mississippi's attorney general calls 'a time out' after Google sues him: The aftermath of Project Goliath" The Verge 7:57 PM
  • "Nintendo wins patent troll's appeal and can keep selling the Wii U" VentureBeat 3:55 PM
  • "FCC proposes rule change that could kickstart internet TV" The Verge 3:54 PM
  • "T-Mobile to pay $90M for unauthorized charges on customers' bills" PCWorld 3:07 PM
  • "T-Mobile to pay $90 million to settle claims of wrongful charges" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:07 PM
  • "T-Mobile pays $90 million to settle claims it profited from texting scams" Engadget 2:54 PM
  • "T-Mobile Settles Phone-Cramming Case for $90 Million" PC Magazine 2:25 PM
  • "Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack" Reuters 2:25 PM
  • "Obama Vows U.S. Response to North Korea Cyberattack on Sony" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:25 PM
  • "FBI confirms North Korea's involvement in Sony hack as attackers talk ceasefire" Engadget 12:18 PM
  • "FBI says North Korea is 'responsible' for Sony hack, as White House mulls response" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "FBI officially names North Korea as culprit in Sony hack" The Verge 12:11 PM
  • "The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "FBI to name North Korea as culprit in Sony hack today" The Verge 10:12 AM
  • "What we know about North Korea's cyberarmy" PCWorld 10:14 AM
  • "Bitcoin Falls Even As Some Russians Turn To Cryptocurrency" TechCrunch 10:09 AM
  • "Runkeeper adds phone-free GPS and headphone heart rate monitor support" VentureBeat 12:15 PM
  • "HP Stream 13 Notebook Review: A Super-Affordable Windows Laptop" TheStreet 11:42 AM
  • "Can We Solve the Web's Privacy Problem by 2025? Probably Not" PC Magazine 11:39 AM
  • "How your data will be at risk in 2015" BetaNews 10:20 AM
  • "​Did the browser wars finally end in 2014?" ZDNet 10:18 AM
  • "Comcast launches 4K app the same week it kills Xfinity 3D" PCWorld 10:15 AM
  • "Three security-boosting steps to perform on every router" PCWorld 10:14 AM
  • "Geeks give back: Be an open source tester" InfoWorld 8:47 AM
  • "Spark NZ pushes forward with 4G data service rollout" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "ZeuS variant strikes 150 banks worldwide" ZDNet 8:43 AM
  • "One Month acquires GoRails to expand its coding courses" VentureBeat 8:38 AM
  • "The best gaming PCs and hardware of 2014" PCWorld 8:36 AM
  • "All Day Raises $2 Million To Be A Media Portal For The Twitter Generation" TechCrunch 3:07 PM
  • " Raises $700K For Its Social Media Polling Tools" TechCrunch 10:09 AM
  • "Rothenberg Ventures Opens Virtual Reality Accelerator Offering 10 Startups $100K And A Clubhouse" TechCrunch 10:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Huge stock resurgence hits day 3" USA Today 4:13 PM
  • "S&P 500 Falls Just Short of Record Entering Final Weeks of Year" TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Wall Street Rise Modestly After Fed-Fueled Run Higher" Reuters 4:13 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Wrap Close Wild Week With Gains: S&P 500 Rises 3.4% for the Week" [Paid Membership Required] 4:13 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks rise on Federal Reserve stance/Stocks in Japan and Australia led Asia higher for a second day on Friday, as investor confidence continued to be bolstered by expectations the U.S. is in no rush to raise interest rates." MarketWatch 7:52 AM
  • "Europe Markets: BASF, Air France drop in European trade, but benchmark in for weekly rise/European stocks turned lower Friday, with shares of BASF SE and Air France-KLM SA each weighing on Stoxx Europe 600, but the benchmark remained on track to finish the week higher." MarketWatch 7:51 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:02 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:10 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:01 PM

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Bloomberg (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Cisco Seeks to Block Arista Network Devices From the U.S."
  • "Alibaba's Ma Considered Sony Venture on 'Ghostbusters'"
  • "Uber Customer Vigilance Urged Following Boston Sex Assault Cases"
  • "BlackBerry Revenue Miss Overshadows Turnaround Progress"
  • "BlackBerry and Boeing Team Up to Offer Self-Destructing Spy Phone"
  • "Atos to Acquire Xerox IT Outsourcing Unit for $1.05 Billion"
  • "Samsung May Increase Dividend by as Much as 50%"
  • "Short-Seller Block Bluffs His Way Onto NQ Mobile's Call Updated 3 hours ago"
  • "Uber Declared Illegal in Taiwan After 63 Fines Issued"
  • "MTS, VimpelCom to Share Networks to Cut Costs Amid Ruble Plunge" ...
InformationWeek (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 4:10 PM CST)
  • "Video: Hacker Stocking Stuffers, Safe Online Shopping Tips"
  • "MyWebGrocer Taps Power Of API"
  • "Cartoon: Where Data Goes To Die"
  • "Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance"
  • "Geekend: The Inaugural Geeky Awards"
  • "Big Data: 6 Bold Predictions For 2015"
  • "Microsoft Previews 6 New Power BI Features"
  • "6 IT Career Resolutions"
  • "Technology Training: Why We're In Hell"
New York Times (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Staples Says Security Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Cards"
  • "Obama Vows U.S. Response to North Korea Cyberattack on Sony"
  • "The Lesson of the Sony Hack: We Should All Jump to the 'Erasable Internet'"
  • "Google Files Suit Against Mississippi Attorney General"
  • "BlackBerry Narrows Loss in Quarter, but Revenue Declines"
  • "Rent the Runway, a Designer Fashion Start-Up, Raises $60 Million"
  • "Intel Betting on (Customized) Commodity Chips for Cloud Computing"
  • "Uber Suspends Portland Operations in Deal With City Regulators"
  • "Uber Driver in Boston Area Is Charged With Rape"
  • "Millions of Fake Instagram Users Disappear in Purge"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Apple Patent Hints at More Uses for Touch ID Sensor"
  • "GTA V Update Adds Snowballs, Festive Clothing"
  • "Working Without Wires: Setting Up a Secure Business Network"
  • "Hershey Shows Off 3D-Printed Chocolate"
  • "Facebook Adds Auto-Enhancing for Smartphone Pics"
  • "Have an Amazon Fire Phone? It Just Got a Big Update"
  • "Samsung to End ChatOn Service"
  • "Obama: Sony 'Made a Mistake' by Pulling 'The Interview'"
  • "T-Mobile Settles Phone-Cramming Case for $90 Million"
  • "Explore Street View With Google Cardboard" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attackVideo"
  • "Obama mocks absurd plot twist of cyber attack on Sony"
  • "U.S. judge rejects HP settlement in Autonomy shareholder case"
  • "Sony trying to find alternatives to release 'The Interview'"
  • "Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attackVideo"
  • "Washington is limited in its response to North Korea over Sony hack"
  • "U.S. reaches out to China, others, for help on Sony hack"
  • "Sony trying to find alternatives to release 'The Interview'"
  • "Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers"
  • "Sony Pictures CEO says had no choice but to pull 'The Interview'"

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