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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's future under Satya Nadella: a very different, braver company" TechRadar UK 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Investors Should Be Thrilled That the Surface Mini Is Dead" The Motley Fool 11:03 AM
  • "Should Microsoft Kill Off the Surface, Windows Phones, or Xbox One?" The Motley Fool 11:03 AM
  • "IBM talks with Globalfoundries break down over price: Bloomberg" Reuters 9:20 PM
  • "What Does the Apple and IBM Partnership Mean for Microsoft?" The Motley Fool 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft To Unify Windows For All Devices?" Misco 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Given New $50.00 Price Target at Oppenheimer (MSFT)" Ticket Report 9:10 AM
  • "Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group gets into bed with Microsoft to deliver cloud guest tablets" Computer World UK 9:09 AM
  • "Going fully online with Chrome OS: the Microsoft response" Telecom TV 9:07 AM
  • "What we know about the next versions of Windows: RUmors are rampant, but here's what we know for sure about Windows 8.1 Updates, Windows 9, Windows 365, Windows Phone, Xbox, and 'Threshold'" InfoWorld 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft May Be A Good Short From Here" Seeking Alpha 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft moves Yammer into Office 365 as co-founder departs" CNET 7:37 AM
  • "IBM's bid to sell chip unit falters" Contra Costa Times [Free Registration Required] 8:43 PM
  • "The Fed suckered IBM into a failing cloud strategy?" BetaNews 11:49 AM
  • "IBM Delivers Infiniband To SoftLayer Customers" Forbes 11:05 AM
  • "Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app" Reuters 1:12 PM
  • "H-P settles suit with Chubby Checker over Palm male-organ-measurement app" MarketWatch 1:10 PM
  • "Why Intel Corporation Stock Could Yet Again Outperform in 2015" The Motley Fool 11:07 AM
  • "Why Intel Stock Is a 'Buy' at TheStreet" TheStreet 11:07 AM
  • "Intel to launch Core M for use in notebook/tablet 2-in-1 models in 4Q14" DigiTimes 7:42 AM
  • "Why TheStreet Ratings Team Rates Advanced Micro Devices Stock a 'Hold'" TheStreet 11:06 AM
  • "AMD Delays New Desktop APUs Until 2016, FM2+ Will Have Time to Grow Old" Softpedia 9:43 AM
  • "EU regulators to decide on Oracle, Micros deal by Aug. 29" Reuters 8:39 AM
  • "Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance" Reuters 5:28 PM
  • "Korea-Russia start-up to face off with Dropbox, eyes global market" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "MTC ditches legacy systems, goes wall-to-wall cloud/Summary: Not-for-profit MTC needed new infrastructure and systems in order to continue its growth and be more productive." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Amazon can no longer take its cloud leadership for granted: With Microsoft's strong numbers and Google's continued progress, Amazon Web Services must realize it's in a three-cloud race" InfoWorld 8:25 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date" Reuters 9:20 PM
  • "Information retrieval requests put a major strain on IT departments" BetaNews 5:21 PM
  • "Firefox Android beta puts Instagram feeds straight into your browser" Engadget 11:52 AM
  • "Google to Search for the Meaning of Health" TechNewsWorld 9:17 PM
  • "China's Baidu to challenge Google with its own self-driving car" Engadget 8:43 PM
  • "The battle for virtual reality: Google, Samsung, Sony and Oculus VR" Engadget 11:52 AM
  • "Google Play gets a section for offline games" Engadget 11:52 AM
  • "Firefox 32 Beta and Firefox Aurora reveal minor features, tweaks and improvements" BetaNews 11:50 AM
  • "ASIMO agile and responsive robot is poised to replace humans/Summary: Honda has launched the latest version of its humanoid robot ASIMO. This is its most dextrous and responsive robot so far, setting the scene for what a robot filled future will look like." ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Face-off: Sculley's Octopus versus the Zenfone and Mi3 in India's new smartphone wars/Summary: If John Sculley, former Apple CEO, had launched his phone even as recently as three months ago he would have ruled the market. Now he is up against some formidable competition" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "Firefox adds anti-malware file reputation service" ZDNet 11:44 AM
  • "Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors" Reuters 9:17 PM
  • "Amazon's Cloud Is Growing So Fast It's Scaring Shareholders" Wired 1:09 PM
  • "You won't be fixing Amazon's Fire Phone on your own" VentureBeat 11:39 AM
  • "Google takes on the human body to find out what a healthy person looks like" VentureBeat 11:38 AM
  • "The DeanBeat: When real-life war intrudes on game development" VentureBeat 11:37 AM
  • "Elon Musk tells Colbert why humanity *needs* a reusable rocket (Video)" VentureBeat 11:36 AM
  • "Verizon tests a gentler approach to app bloatware, sort of" green bot 11:31 AM
  • "TechCrunch Helsinki Meetup Sees Finland's New Startup Generation" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Amazon Fire Phone Goes On Sale Today At AT&T" TechCrunch 11:15 AM
  • "AWS revenue growth slows as cloud competition grows" BCN 9:32 AM
  • "Spotify comes to (a few) Vizio smart TVs" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "This art project turns primitive smoke signals into ones and zeros" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "London's Tube to accept contactless payments from September 16th" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Internet Explorer vulnerabilities surge to record levels in 2014" InfoWorld 8:30 AM
  • "IoT inspires innovations in energy, wireless" InfoWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Can a machine detect sarcasm? Yeah, right" InfoWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Apache Cordova lets developers create Android apps from third-party WebViews" InfoWorld 8:27 AM
  • "The mobile health apps gold rush may already be over: A collision between Silicon Valley's data-mining business model and federal medical privacy rules may prevent a viable market" InfoWorld 8:24 AM
  • "Data is like currency and should be treated as such" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Google reportedly seals deal to gobble up Twitch for $1 billion" PCWorld 11:32 AM
  • "Fake Googlebots used to drive DDoS and other attacks" BetaNews 8:18 AM
  • "Google granting half of 'right to be forgotten' requests" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Google Granting Around Half Europe's Search De-Index Requests — But Won't Show Its Workings" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Conan O'Brien Has An Office Full Of Robots" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "FRAMED Immerses Viewers In Digital Artwork" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Says It Isn't Abandoning Xbox Music, Promises It Will Suck Less Shortly" TechCrunch 8:45 PM
  • "Microsoft is ready to attack China with an exclusive Xbox One deal" BGR 7:54 PM
  • "Seattle man sentenced to prison for Microsoft insider trading" GeekWire 5:21 PM
  • "Cortana won't sound like Cortana on UK Windows Phones" Engadget 11:52 AM
  • "Best Windows 8 apps this week" BetaNews 11:48 AM
  • "Surface Pro 3 With Intel Core i3 CPU Has 20-30% Of Performance Degrade Over Core i5 Version" Microsoft News 9:44 AM
  • "GoDaddy & Microsoft Partner to Provide Affordable Office 365 to Small Businesses in India" Ping! Zing 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft and Carphone Warehouse shock audiences with potato phone charger" The Drum 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Spinning Nokia's MixRadio Streaming Service Off Into A Separate Company" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "OneNote to rule them all? Summary: Microsoft's OneNote used to be the hidden jewel in the Office crown, now on its own and with a public API, it's time for it to highlight Microsoft's new direction." ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Windows is not the desktop and why Windows RT isn't dead" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Six clicks: Microsoft Word tricks to make you an instant expert" ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Bungie Opens Up The 'Destiny' Beta To All Xbox And PlayStation Players" Forbes 7:40 AM
  • "China Telecom to Sell Xbox One Beginning in September" WSJ Blogs 7:40 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "House Clears Legislation to Unlock Cellphones: Law Would Allow Consumers to Switch Phone to Other Wireless Carrier" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:54 PM
  • "Quick Note: European Central Bank Hacked, Personal Information Stolen/Tiffany Kaiser - July 24, 2014 5:20 PM" DailyTech 11:54 AM
  • "Russia is offering big bucks to de-anonymize Tor" VentureBeat 11:36 AM
  • "US to write privacy rulebook for commercial and civilian drones" Engadget 8:33 AM
  • "Broadband bullies: Cable companies, lawmakers gang up on local providers/House approves legislation prohibiting the FCC from aiding local communities eager to set up high-speed broadband services" InfoWorld 8:23 AM
  • "Brandis proposes website blocking and piracy crackdown/Summary: A leaked discussion paper from the Australian Attorney-General's Department reveals proposals to implement new legislation to undo the High Court's judgement in the 2012 iiNet copyright infringement case against Hollywood film studios, and force ISPs to block websites containing copyright infringing material." ZDNet 8:10 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "We need to start talking about digital overload for our children" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 7:54 PM
  • "We Went To A Bunch Of AT&T Stores To See How Amazon's New Fire Phone Was Selling And Here's What We Found..." Business Insider 7:53 PM
  • "The new Foursquare and the future of location-based services" CITEworld 11:56 AM
  • "How to prepare for the flood of wearables into the workplace" CITEworld 11:55 AM
  • "Repairing the Fire Phone's cameras is more difficult than you think" Engadget 11:52 AM
  • "Chromebooks going back to school in new ad" BetaNews 11:48 AM
  • "Decibullz earphones: Custom molded, inexpensive, and built for fitness" ZDNet 11:45 AM
  • "How to enable Developer Options on your Android phone or tablet" green bot 11:33 AM
  • "Zenefits Adds Stock Options To Its Cloud HR Platform" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Overswipe's Photo App Makes It Safe To Hand Over Your Phone" TechCrunch 11:14 AM
  • "British Gas rolls out 1,200 ruggedised Windows 8 tablets to field engineers" Computing 9:01 AM
  • "Take control of your Windows startup programs with Autorun Organizer" BetaNews 9:01 AM
  • "Sense sleep sensor monitors your zzz's and wakes you up at the best time" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking method is sneaky but easy to halt" InfoWorld 8:27 AM
  • "11 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back" InfoWorld 8:27 AM
  • "11 Android tools for Web developers" InfoWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Smart shoes can deliver directions straight to your feet" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "CCleaner widens cleaning to include TeamViewer and OneDrive, adds repair option" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Mobile phone etiquette around the world" BetaNews 8:18 AM
  • "Remembering the BlackBerry" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Inside Amazon's Fire Phone" ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "HP launches $250 Pavilion 10z laptop with AMD Mullins processor" ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Netgear Nighthawk X6 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router" PCWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Netgear Nighthawk X6 Wi-Fi router review: The best router for a crowded house" PCWorld 7:53 AM
  • "The 17 best free PC games" PCWorld 7:53 AM
  • "4G LTE in cars isn't a gimmick; it's a game-changer" PCWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Invasion of the connected cars: Buick leads 30-plus GM cars into the 4G LTE future" PCWorld 7:53 AM
  • "Why Android Wear is the smartest smartwatch platform yet" green bot 7:52 AM
  • "Fitness wristbands are officially commodity hardware, lowlighting a bad week for wearables" TechHive 7:51 AM
  • "Manage the home screen on Amazon's Fire Phone" CNET 7:37 AM
  • "How to use Dynamic Perspective gestures on the Fire phone" CNET 7:36 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Tapulous Founder Bart Decrem Has Raised About $1M For His New 'Hobby'" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "Sky spends £5 billion to become one of Europe's biggest pay-TV operators" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "Mobile ad success helps Facebook deliver stunning Q2 results" BetaNews 8:19 AM
  • "Top tech crowdfunding campaigns of the month: July 2014" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Open data and crowdfunding can breathe new life into democracy" VentureBeat 7:55 AM
  • "Baidu to Boost Mobile Investment After Profit Rises 34%" Bloomberg 7:36 AM
  • "Amazon Loss Widens as CEO Alarms Investors With Spending" Bloomberg 7:35 AM
  • "Vodafone Sees European Recovery After Eight-Quarter Drop" Bloomberg 7:35 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Facebook shares hit record on stellar earnings/Facebook Inc. was in the tech sector spotlight Thursday in the wake of the social-networking leader's upbeat second quarter earnings. Amazon.com Inc. and Pandora Media Inc. also garnered attention ahead of their earnings reports." MarketWatch 11:00 AM
  • "Stocks end week on sour note: Investors will have to wait until next week to see if the S&P 500 can finally top 2,000. Stocks fell broadly on Friday." CNNMoney 4:58 PM
  • "Stock Market Today: Amazon, Visa Drag on U.S. Markets, S&P 500 Flat for the Week" TheStreet 4:59 PM
  • "US stocks head lower after results from Amazon disappoint Wall Street" FOXBusiness 12:34 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop; Visa Weighs on Dow: Visa Shares Fall After Firm Trimmed Revenue Forecast" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:00 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks advance to six-month closing high/Japanese stocks rallied on Friday, marking their highest settlement in six months, as the yen weakened and domestic inflation data came out in line with market expectations." MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "Europe Markets: BSkyB, Vodafone among European stocks on the move/These stocks made notable moves in European trade Friday." MarketWatch 12:33 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:15 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 6:15 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:32 PM



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Bloomberg (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Apple Takeover Target Beats Sued by Bose Over Headphones"
  • "China Solar-Gear Companies Lose Preliminary U.S. Trade Ruling"
  • "Cynk Plunges 85% as Trading Resumes After SEC Suspension"
  • "Vodafone Sees European Recovery After Eight-Quarter Drop"
  • "Tencent Among Chinese Companies Approved to Set Up Three Lenders"
  • "Google Triples Deal Spending to $4.2B in 2014 First Half"
  • "Facebook Says SEC Dropped Inquiry Into IPO-Related Flaws"
  • "Bezos Alarms Amazon Investors With Spending Pace as Loss Widens"
  • "Murdoch Consolidates European Pay-TV Assets Under BSkyB"
  • "U.S. Sets Duties on Solar-Energy Gear From China, Taiwan" ...
CNET News (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "LittleBits circuits now let kid geniuses hook up to the Internet"
  • "Moto X+1 prototype surfaces, looks just like Moto X"
  • "Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand"
  • "Apple buys e-book recommendation engine, report says"
  • "First trailer for Atari 'E.T.' dig movie released""
  • "The Corkcicle Vinnebago is a wine canteen that can"
  • "Make calls with Google Voice without a Google+ account"
  • "Crave Ep. 167: Give yourself a helping hand with MIT's robot glove" ...
InformationWeek (Checked 9:20 PM; no changes since 5:25 PM CDT)
  • "Fit Fido: 10 Apps To Keep Pets Healthy"
  • "Report: Oracle Patch Turns On $23,000 Upgrade"
  • "Apple iPad Loses Tablet Market Share"
  • "Hiring For The New World Of Healthcare IT"
  • "Bubblemania: Will We Party Like It's 1999?"
  • "Healthcare Collaboration Across 3 Generations"
  • "Cyber Attacks Happen: Build Resilient Systems"
  • "Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges"
  • "Geekend: Robot Vs. Human Smackdown"
  • "Just Let Me Code!" ...
New York Times (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Text and Ride in India"
  • "The Emoji Have Won the Battle of Words"
  • "Sorted Food, a Cooking Channel, Is a YouTube Hit"
  • "Bill to Legalize Unlocking Cellphones Passes Congress"
  • "Challenges for Amazon's Cloud Computing Hopes"
  • "Is Moore's Law Less Important to the Tech Industry?"
  • "Bose Sues Beats Electronics Over Patents"
  • "The Next Big Thing in Hardware: Smart Garbage"
  • "Amazon's Ambitious Bets Pile Up, and Its Losses Swell"
  • "Vodafone Revenue Falls but Company Sees Improvement in Europe" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds"
  • "Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors"
  • "Verizon to slow down speeds for some unlimited data subscribers"
  • "Bose sues Beats over headphone noise-cancellation patents"
  • "Cynk Tech plummets 85 percent as trading suspension ends"
  • "Cellphone unlocking bill clears U.S. House, heads to Obama"
  • "Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date"
  • "IBM talks with Globalfoundries break down over price: Bloomberg"
  • "Dell, BlackBerry downplay threat from Apple-IBM alliance"
  • "Hedge fund Greenlight details short bets, still likes Apple" ...





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