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  • "Microsoft Israel accelerator graduates raise $27 million83 companies have graduated from Microsoft's eight programs to date in Israel" The Times of Israel 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft to kill off Surface 3 in December" BetaNews 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft will stop making the Surface 3 by the end of the year" TechRadar UK 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft releases ISOs for Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14366 from the Slow Ring" WinBeta 2:30 PM
  • "Is Microsoft Paying Too Much for LinkedIn? Some investors may think the deal is a steal. Others may believe Microsoft is overpaying." The Motley Fool 7:56 AM
  • "Surface 3 stocks dwindling as Microsoft plans system's demise: Hardware is getting old, but with no suitable processors, there's no way to update it." Ars Technica UK 6/25
  • "Microsoft Surface 3 prepares for the grave" TechnoBuffalo 6/25
  • "Microsoft Ending Surface 3 Production Later This Year, Is Surface 4 On The Horizon?" HotHardware 6/25
  • "Microsoft uses Project Centennial to offer some of its Win32 apps through the Windows Store" Neowin 6/25
  • "Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup/This week Microsoft touted the benefits of its Edge browser and added a mobile wallet feature to its Windows 10 Mobile platform. The company promised to protect data throughout its life cycle, from the point of creation, through the cloud, and onto your mobile device, with new features baked into its Azure offering." InformationWeek 6/25
  • "Intel Disrupted: Why large companies find it difficult to innovate, and what they can do about it" VentureBeat 6/25
  • "AMD Radeon RX 470 Detailed – Specs, Benchmarks, Performance & Pricing" TechFrag 6/25
  • "AMD Radeon RX 480 Pricing Likely to Increase in the UK After Leave Vote" TechFrag 6/25
  • "IBM Launches Watson Health Medical Imaging Collaborative" eWeek 6/25
  • "'Brexit' could halt the growth of California trade with Britain" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6/25
General Interest
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note7 branding and specs leak" Neowin 1:02 PM
  • "An MIT Algorithm Predicts the Future by Watching TV" Wired 9:18 AM
  • "Google, Facebook deploy automation to block extremist content" Seeking Alpha 8:26 AM
  • "Big tech companies are auto-purging extremist content/They're using automated systems that can detect beheadings and videos that incite violence." Engadget 6/25
  • "Chrome Bug Allows Downloading Videos From Netflix, Amazon Prime" Redmond Pie 6/25
  • "Facebook hires Google Fiber co-founder Kevin Lo: Lo managed Google's ISP for five years, and will 'help improve global connectivity' at Facebook." Engadget 6/25
  • "A Father-Daughter Team Wants To Take On Uber With A Women-Only App" BuzzFeed 6/24
  • "Amazon is so eager to hire great engineers, it's poaching them from itself" Business Insider 6/24
  • "Google releases virtual reality LGBTQ 360 YouTube experience called #prideforeveryone" BetaNews 6/24
  • "How to use Google Save as an online image storehouse" PCWorld 6/24
  • "Google search spike suggests people don't know why they Brexited" The Verge 6/24
  • "YouTube expands creator outreach with new features, better support" TechCrunch 6/24
  • "YouTube can still win the livestreaming war" TechCrunch 6/24
  • "With Android apps inbound, Google preps a storage manager for Chrome OS" PCWorld 6/24
  • "Is the future of VR NVIDIA, Sony and Apple?" TechCrunch 6/24
  • "Sony agrees to pay millions for removing Linux support from the PlayStation 3" PCWorld 6/24
  • "Seagate targets storage for drones and robots" PCWorld 6/24
  • "Report: HTC-built Nexus 'Sailfish' leaks reveal the undercard in the next Nexus lineup" PCWorld 6/24
  • "Samsung announces Notebook 7 spin 2-in-1 Windows 10 PCs" Hexus 6/24
  • "Roku upgrades app to Windows 10" CNET 6/24
  • "Omni Calculator brings math to the masses" TechCrunch 6/24
  • "Twitter quietly launches tags to location feeds with Foursquare" TechCrunch 6/24
Press Releases
  • "Research and Markets - Global Mobile VoIP Market 2016-2020 with Big Ant, Cisco Jabber, HipChat, IBM Lotus Sametime, Facebook, Kakao Talk, Line, Skype, Viber, Vonage & WeChat Dominating" PRNewswire 6/24
Microsoft
  • "This week in Windows Mobile: The Lumia Icon gets Windows 10, Tap to Pay rolls out to the Fast Ring, and Crimsonland going Live" Windows Central 12:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Tried To Partner With Nintendo Before Making The Xbox" UberGizmo 6/24
  • "Photo Gallery: Windows 10 | Here is a closer look at the new Activation Troubleshooter | SuperSite for Windows" SuperSite for Windows 6/24
  • "Microsoft confirms production of Surface 3 tablets will end in late 2016" ZDNet 6/24
  • "What is the most popular Surface tablet?" BetaNews 6/24
  • "Microsoft confirms production of Surface 3 tablets will end in late 2016" ZDNet 6/24
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs with Evernote Edge extension" VentureBeat 6/24
  • "How to permanently mount a Windows share on Linux" TechRepublic 6/24
  • "Feedback Friday: How would you improve Microsoft Edge?" WinBeta 6/24
  • "DailyDiary is a Windows 10 app for documenting life's highs and lows" Windows Central 6/24
  • "Microsoft has sold nearly 10 times more Surface Pro 4s than Surface Books" TechRadar UK 6/24
  • "The best mechanical keyboards for gaming on Windows 10" Windows Central 6/24
  • "Hunt down wanted criminals in The Blacklist: Conspiracy, now available on Windows 10" Windows Central 6/24
  • "Evernote extension for Microsoft Edge added in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14372" Windows Central 6/24
  • "Microsoft Isn't Spinning Xbox Business, Phil Spencer Responds to DFC Intelligence Report" SegmentNext 6/24
  • "Microsoft's hi-tech mosquito trap and other tech news" BBC 6/24
  • "Windows 10 Mobile finally descends on select BLU handsets" SlashGear 6/24
  • "Microsoft Launches Tap-To-Pay for Windows Phone" Forbes 6/24
  • "Some Come, Some Go: New Major Apps for Windows 10 Released" Softpedia 6/24
  • "New App Pulled from Windows Phone Due to Poor Adoption" Softpedia 6/24
  • "More Non-Microsoft Phones Receive Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade" Softpedia 6/24
  • "Microsoft's Ultimate Laptop Isn't the Top Surface Model, and It Makes Sense" Softpedia 6/24
  • "Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade Frenzy Slowing Down Already" Softpedia 6/24
Government/Law/Politics
  • "PBOC to Study Alibaba's Shadow-Banking Activities, Zhou Says" Bloomberg 7:51 AM
  • "To mitigate poverty, Y Combinator set to launch minimum income plan: A few dozen Oakland residents to get $2,000 per month, no strings, for a year." Ars Technica 6/25
  • "How to Ruin Father's Day From Now On: China Tightens Internet Rules for Baidu and Other Search Engines" Bloomberg 6/25
  • "Qualcomm sues Chinese smartphone maker Meizu" ZDNet 6/24
  • "Industry grumbling about the FAA's recent ruling on drones" ZDNet 6/24
  • "Why the UK's vote to leave the EU will have little effect on its data protection rules" PCWorld 6/24
  • "Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant" Engadget 6/24
  • "U.S. court rules that FBI can hack into a computer without a warrant" PCWorld 6/24
  • "Lyft's $27 million driver settlement wins preliminary approval from U.S. judge" VentureBeat 6/24
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The hungry consumer and the software pivot" TechCrunch 7:42 AM
  • "Artificial Intelligence's White Guy Problem" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/25
  • "Tech giants promise to diversify their workforce" BetaNews 6/24
  • "Tradeshift acquires Hyper to launch virtual travel assistant for the enterprise" VentureBeat 6/24
  • "UK tech industry reacts to Brexit" BetaNews 6/24
  • "U.K. entrepreneurs react to Brexit vote" VentureBeat 6/24
  • "EVGA GTX 1080 FTW review: The most powerful graphics card in the world, made better" PCWorld 6/24
  • "Politicians have a powerful new tool in Periscope, and democracy is better off for it" The Verge 6/24
  • "Explaining Brexit in 21 tweets" The Verge 6/24
  • "E-WASTE EMPIRE: New York City discards millions of pounds of dead electronics each year. We follow its path from shelf to shredder" The Verge 6/24
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "'Brexit' Casts a Pall Over Funding Startups, Some Venture Investors Say: Venture capitalists widely frowned on the move as bad for business, especially in Britain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/25
  • "Headphones Maker Skullcandy Agrees to Be Acquired by Incipio: Skullcandy will have a one month 'go-shop' period to look for higher offers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/24
  • "Quoine raises $16 million for bitcoin exchange of exchanges" VentureBeat 6/24
  • "Plant Prefab raises $3 million from Obvious Ventures for durable, sustainable homes" VentureBeat 6/24
  • "India's FarEye lands $3.5M to make e-commerce logistics more efficient" TechCrunch 6/24
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks slammed: CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on technology stocks feeling the pain of the Brexit-related sell-off." CNBC Videos 6/24
  • "U.S. stocks close sharply lower after Britain votes for Brexit: Nasdaq sees worst one-day percentage drop since August 2011" MarketWatch 6/24
  • "Dow Drops More Than 600 Points as 'Brexit' Shocker Slams Markets: A 'Brexit' shocker sent global equities, oil prices and currency markets into chaos Friday." TheStreet 6/24
  • "U.S. stocks hammered as Brexit shock rocks markets: The U.S. stock market suffered its worst drop in 10 months Friday as shock over the United Kingdom voters' move to exit the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron's subsequent resignation announcement sent global markets into a tailspin." USA Today 6/24
  • "Brexit Roils Wall Street, Stocks Extend Global Selloff: A day after flirting with record levels, U.S equity markets on Friday extended a global-market meltdown after the United Kingdom, in a stunning decision, voted to sever its more than 40-year membership in the European Union." FOXBusiness 6/24
  • "Dow Industrials Tumble After 'Brexit' Vote: Stocks and pound tumble, while gold rallies after Britain votes to leave European Union" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/24
  • "Asian markets plunge on Brexit; Nikkei has worst day in 5 years: Britain's vote to leave the European Union sent reverberations through Asian markets on Friday, where investors were the first to react as it became clear a shock result was in the offing." MarketWatch 6/24
  • "European stocks book worst session since 2008 on Brexit vote: European stocks posted their worst daily drop in nearly eight years Friday, after investors dumped risk assets following the U.K.'s historic referendum that left the country on course to leave the European Union." MarketWatch 6/24



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:50 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Drivers Prefer Autonomous Cars That Don't Kill Them"
  • "Brexit Ripples Through Tech Community"
  • "Edge Browser Power Results, Azure Data Protection: Microsoft Roundup"
New York Times (Checked 7:50 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Artificial Intelligence's White Guy Problem"
  • "Farhad's and Mike's Week in Tech: Are Apple's Headphone Jacks the New Floppy Drive?"
  • "C-Span Delivers on Sit-In, Even With Cameras Off"
  • "YouTube Red Buys 'Step Up,' Its First Big-Budget TV Drama"
  • "Should Your Driverless Car Hit a Pedestrian to Save Your Life?"
  • "'Brexit' Talk on Social Media Favored the 'Leave' Side"
  • "Closing the Gender Gap, One E-Battle at a Time"
  • "Sharing Screens Between PCs Running Different Versions of Windows"
  • "When Machines Will Need Morals"
  • "Goldman Sachs Uses Video to Cast Wider Net for Young Bankers" ...
PC Magazine (Checked 7:50 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • No new stories listed ...
Reuters (Updated 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "China's Alipay could take stake in Germany's Wirecard: report"
ZDNet (Checked 7:50 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Can we achieve a better, more effective digital workplace?"
  • "The best Tech inventions of all time 3: Science"
  • "Five tips for taking professional looking photos with your smartphone"
  • "Remembering Intel's Andy Grove: 'He built bridges of opportunity for thousands'"
  • "IT runs on the cloud, and the cloud runs on Linux. Any questions?"
  • "Qualcomm sues Chinese smartphone maker Meizu"
  • "What's inside a $4 smartphone?"
  • "Microsoft confirms production of Surface 3 tablets will end in late 2016 1 day ago"





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