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Computer Industry
  • "Ballmer schools SatNad on Microsoft's mobile strategy: You need one" The Register 7:10 AM
  • "More Office 365 subscribers are starting to get Office 2016" ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "Microsoft and Novartis fight Multiple Sclerosis with Kinect" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft did buy Groove, after all: Seven months after Microsoft rebranded its music player 'Groove,' the team behind the Groove music player app says Microsoft bought its technology." ZDNet 2:00 PM
  • "Generating $100 A Month From Microsoft" Seeking Alpha 6:33 AM
  • "Microsoft admits it 'prematurely' capped OneDrive storage of some Office 365 users to 1TB" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Intel to shut down renegade Skylake overclocking with microcode update" Ars Technica 6:58 PM
  • "Intel closes loophole that allowed overclocking locked Skylake CPUs" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Intel To Remove Overclocking Loophole In Skylake Processors" CDR Info 7:07 AM
  • "Intel plans to roll out an update to stop you overclocking locked processors" Windows Central 7:07 AM
  • "Intel Confirms: Overclocking Non-K Skylake Processors Not Recommended – Motherboard Vendors To Voluntarily Issue BIOS Update" WCCF Tech 7:10 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out New Beta HD Graphics Driver - Download Build 4380This release addresses several gameplay-related issues" Softpedia 7:07 AM
  • "Intel's Itanium to live an as HPE commits to new servers with the chip" IDG News Service 1:59 PM
  • "Intel Says Future CPUs With Be Slower, But Use Less Energy" Digital Trends 2:38 PM
  • "Forget Intel - Qualcomm Rivalry, They Are Becoming Friends Now" Seeking Alpha 12:21 PM
  • "Faster AMD Bristol Ridge APUs Leaked" MobiPicker 7:06 AM
  • "Dell and EMC brace for surge in new customers: Survey claims that more than half of buyers not currently working with the duo plan to once the merger is complete" CRN UK 7:04 AM
  • "BIOS Hack Detection Added To Dell Enterprise Security Suite: With millions of machines potentially vulnerable to attacks on their BIOS firmware, Dell has introduced a verification tool designed for enterprise IT to monitor users' machines and intervene if an attack is detected. The cloud-based tool takes a different approach than other BIOS offerings on the market." InformationWeek 12:27 PM
  • "HP's Meg Whitman Total Compensation Down 13% Last Year" RTTNews 7:05 AM
  • "9 innovative businesses using IBM Watson: Which companies are using Watson's big data and analytics to power their business?" Computerworld UK 7:09 AM
  • "Cisco Earnings Preview -- What Wall Street's Saying" TheStreet 2:15 PM
  • "Cisco Earnings Preview: Currency Headwinds May Offset Better Carrier Spending" Forbes 2:01 PM
  • "Puts hit Cisco before quarterly report" optionMONSTER 2:14 PM
  • "Flaws in Trane thermoStats underscore IoT security risks, Cisco says: Cisco warned that some vendors with Internet-connected devices are failing to take basic security steps" IDG News Service 6:43 AM
  • "Major IoT Move Signaled by Cisco" Nano News 7:06 AM
  • "Java-based Trojan was used to attack over 400,000 systems: The Adwind/AlienSpy RAT is back in action as the JSocket malware-as-a-service platform" IDG News Service 12:26 PM
  • "Oracle CEO: It takes 80 sales calls to close a deal and we've automated 30% of them" Business Insider 2:14 PM
  • "Taiwan quake shakes up TSMC, UMC foundry production" EE Times Asia 6:35 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi: New NOOBS and Raspbian releases" ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Micron sees strong yield, high speeds on GDDR5X, but will anyone use it?" ExtremeTech 9:57 AM
General Interest
  • "Akamai beats revenue estimates; unveils $1 billion share buyback plan" Reuters 6:51 PM
  • "Google Brings Serverless Computing To Its Cloud Platform" Forbes 8:50 PM
  • "Google Display Network to drop Flash this summer" The Next Web 2:16 PM
  • "Google wants to deliver packages from self-driving trucks" Quartz 2:15 PM
  • "Google just won a patent on a self-driving truck that delivers packages" The Verge 2:14 PM
  • "Google Hands Flash Another Major Defeat" Wired 2:38 PM
  • "Google display ads going all-HTML, will ban Flash in 2017" Ars Technica 11:40 AM
  • "Amazon expands logistics reach in China" Reuters 3:14 PM
  • "Amazon could take on FedEx and UPS with shipping business this year" The Verge 2:13 PM
  • "AWS Announces New Set Of Integrated Services Aimed At Game Developers" TechCrunch 9:56 AM
  • "Amazon Is Building Global Delivery Business to Take On Alibaba" Bloomberg 7:00 AM
  • "Landesk Launches Suite of Device, Security Management Solutions" eWeek 9:02 AM
  • "The Pirate Bay adds stream as you download service" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "PayPal's Chief Technology Officer Resigns" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Adobe releases Flash Professional successor Animate¬†CC" VentureBeat 6:54 AM
  • "Adobe Launches Animate CC, Previously Known As Flash Professional" TechCrunch 6:50 AM
  • "Twitter forms anti-troll team to tackle online torment and threats: Firm steps up its game on Safer Internet Day" The Inquirer 10:17 AM
  • "Twitter forms Trust and Safety Council amid concerns it has become a cesspool of hateful¬†trolls" VentureBeat 6:54 AM
  • "Huawei's GX8 gains wider distribution in the United States" Neowin 6:49 AM
  • "Samsung unveils transparent OLED 'video wall' concept" ZDNet 8:44 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S7 edge makes an appearance in new photo" Neowin 6:49 AM
  • "Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge papped in the flesh ahead of MWC launch" The Inquirer 6:47 AM
  • "Major outage hits Australia's largest mobile network Telstra [Update] Neowin 6:51 AM
  • "Amazon's new free game engine comes with Twitch baked in" Engadget 6:47 AM
  • "Smartphones with a week-long battery life are coming: Thanks to British company Intelligent Energy Holdings" The Inquirer 6:46 AM
  • "Adblock Plus seeks online pact to let 'acceptable' ads through filters" ZDNet 6:46 AM
  • "Google is giving away 2GB of free Drive storage today" The Verge 10:05 AM
  • "Google offering free 2GB Drive space for completing security checkup, again" Neowin 6:46 AM
  • "Google CEO Pichai gets record $199M stock grant" Seeking Alpha 6:33 AM
  • "Google enables peer-to-peer support in Hangouts to improve call quality" BetaNews 7:05 AM
  • "Micron21 prepares to launch DDoS mitigation datacentre" ZDNet 6:46 AM
  • "Kaspersky Lab Details New Banking, ATM Attack Campaigns" eWeek 6:43 AM
  • "Netflix gets unexpected help in quest to cut your VPN access" BGR 6:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Selected by Consolidated Edison, Inc. for a Transformational Project: New features to help customers better manage usage and costs" PR Newswire 7:08 AM
Microsoft
  • "How to use Windows 10 backup and recovery features: Sooner or later, you're going to experience a hard drive failure, usually when you least expect it. Don't panic – there's a good chance Windows 10 will let you restore all those seemingly lost documents and files." CIO 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft's Lumia 435 is now available for $39.99 off-contract" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Office Insider Preview build 15.19 for Mac" Neowin 6:50 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. safety regulators: Google's self-driving systems qualify as drivers" Mashable 8:15 PM
  • "The computer in Google's self-driving car can be considered the driver, US says" The Verge 7:00 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. agency says Google computer can be considered driver" Reuters 6:51 PM
  • "U.S. intelligence chief warns of 'homegrown' security threat" Reuters 6:51 PM
  • "Obama's Last Budget, and Last Budget Battle With Congress" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:30 PM
  • "Hackers grab and leak details of 22,000 FBI and DoJ staff: DotGovs got governments" The Inquirer 6:47 AM
  • "Hacker Publishes Personal Details of 20,000 FBI and 9,000 DHS Staff" Gizmodo 6:47 AM
  • "Concerned by cyber threat, Obama seeks big increase in funding" Reuters 6:51 PM
  • "Obama unveils $19 billion plan to overhaul U.S. cybersecurity" The Daily Dot 6:41 AM
  • "Open government data could add AU$25b to economy" ZDNet 6:42 AM
  • "Facebook's India stumble could embolden other regulators" Reuters 7:00 AM
  • "Facebook Ordered To Stop Tracking Non-Users In France" TechCrunch 6:54 AM
  • "Facebook hit by French privacy order" BBC 6:47 AM
  • "France Demands Facebook Stop Tracking Non-Users and Sending Data to US" Gizmodo 6:42 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Amazon's 7-Inch Fire Tablet Is A Ridiculous $39 Right Now" Forbes 9:07 PM
  • "The 4 Reasons Verizon/AOL Should Buy Yahoo" Forbes 6:58 PM
  • "Intel Compute Stick (Cherry Trail 2016) Review" Digital Trends 4:12 PM
  • "If the leaks are right, then the Galaxy S7 edge will be a dream phone for Android fans" BGR 3:52 PM
  • "The Money In Open-Source Software" TechCrunch 3:25 PM
  • "What Good Will Come from Cisco and IBM Acquiring Companies?" Market Realist 2:38 PM
  • "Why India rejected Facebook's 'free' version of the Internet" Mashable 2:14 PM
  • "Google Pixel C Review" [Video Review] Forbes 1:57 PM
  • "Best smartphones 2016: Huawei Mate 8, Lumia 950, Moto X Style and more" The Inquirer 12:30 PM
  • "Dell Precision 15 5510 Mobile Workstation Review: Pro Power And Style" HotHardware 11:49 AM
  • "A Skeptic Infiltrates A Cruise For Conspiracy Theorists" Wired 7:28 AM
  • "Dell PowerEdge R730: Reg rack monkeys crack smiles over kindness of engineers/Steady on: Nothing shocking, but it's good kit nonetheless" The Register 7:04 AM
  • "Hands on with the Chuwi Vi8 plus 8 inch Windows 10 tablet Review" ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "Twelve robots that run Linux" ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "Video: The history of photography in 5 minutes" BGR 6:43 AM
  • "Kickstarter lists 100 facts from 100,000 funded campaigns: There were 170 fully funded Cthulhu-inspired projects: who knew?" Engadget 6:43 AM
  • "Watch Stephen Hawking's BBC Lectures on Black Holes with Chalkboard Illustrations" Gizmodo 6:42 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Ignition participates in $35M investment in 'data wrangling' company Trifacta" GeekWire 3:25 PM
  • "ThinkingPhones Becomes Fuze And Grabs $112 Million Investment Led By Summit Partners" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Digital Shadows Gets $14M To Keep Growing Its Digital Risk Scanning Service" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "CognitiveLogic Raises $3M To Help Enterprises Pool Big Data While Keeping Privacy Intact" TechCrunch 6:54 AM
  • "Viacom To Sell Snapchat Ads In Multiyear Deal: Media giant to sell ads throughout video messaging app" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:53 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks Have Fallen Faster and Further Than Broader Market" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:10 PM
  • "U.S. stocks end flat after seesaw session amid oil slide: Bank stocks crumble and tech rally loses steam" MarketWatch 4:31 PM
  • "Market Comeback Erases Most of Day's Losses" TheStreet 4:31 PM
  • "Wall Street volatility rules as stocks retreat again; Dow drops 100" USA Today 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks Fail to Hold Gains After Zigzag Session" FOXBusiness 4:30 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Steady at End of Volatile Session: Major indexes came under pressure early after Japanese stocks dropped 5.4%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:30 PM
  • "Nikkei skids 5% as global growth anxiety spreads: High yen also putting pressure on Japan's stocks" MarketWatch 7:03 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw as banks slump: Banks bear the brunt of the selloff" MarketWatch 7:03 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 6:50 PM CST)
  • "Google, Apple Aim To Kill Passwords"
  • "MIT's Eyeriss GPU Could Transform IoT, AI"
  • "Apple TV Gets Voice Dictation In Latest Round Of OS Betas"
  • "Facebook Faces Trouble In France For Tracking Non-Users"
  • "Education IT: Hot Tech Trends To Watch"
  • "BIOS Hack Detection Added To Dell Enterprise Security Suite"
  • "Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived"
  • "10 Unique Perks At Tech Companies"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CST)
  • "Tech Stocks Have Fallen Faster and Further Than Broader Market"
  • "Taming Drug Prices by Pulling Back the Curtain Online"
  • "Obama's Last Budget, and Last Budget Battle With Congress"
  • "Finding a Replacement for Free iTunes Radio"
  • "A Net Neutrality Setback for Facebook in India"
  • "Zenefits, in a Shake-Up, Appoints New C.E.O., Replacing Parker Conrad"
  • "Artur Fischer, Inventor With More Patents Than Edison, Dies at 96"
  • "Cockroaches: Indestructible, and Instructive to Robot Makers"
  • "Hackers Get Employee Records at Justice and Homeland Security Depts."
  • "For Some Cord Cutters, Streaming Super Bowl Was a Nonstarter" ...
PC Magazine (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 6:50 PM CST)
  • "Would These Posters Convince You to Travel to Mars?"
  • "3Doodler Start Is a 3D Printing Pen for Kids"
  • "Tesla: Summon Feature Can Save Lives"
  • "Oculus Rift PC Bundles Available for Pre-Order Feb. 16"
  • "1Password for Android Adds Fingerprint-Unlocking Support"
  • "Is LinkNYC an ISP? Maybe Just a Little"
  • "Google Patent Teases Self-Driving Delivery Trucks"
  • "Hackers Are Offering Apple Employees Big Money for Logins"
  • "Save More Than $500 on 15.6-inch Dell Latitude 15 3000 Laptop"
  • "Robot Cockroaches to the Rescue?" ...
Reuters (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 6:50 PM CST)
  • "Exclusive: U.S. agency says Google computer can be considered driver"
  • "Akamai beats revenue estimates; unveils $1 billion share buyback plan"
  • "U.S. intelligence chief warns of 'homegrown' security threat"
  • "Concerned by cyber threat, Obama seeks big increase in funding"
  • "In cloud stock tumult, investors give valuations a reality check"
  • "Facebook's India stumble could embolden other regulators"
  • "Amazon expands logistics reach in China"
  • "Twitter, Pandora options traders on alert after LinkedIn crash"
  • "Viacom extends ad deal with Snapchat"
  • "3-in-1 'wearable shelter' for Syrian refugees" ...
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CST)
  • "Samsung unveils transparent OLED 'video wall' concept"
  • "ANZ launches Mobile Pay to allow customers to tap and pay"
  • "Telco contracts 'unfair': NZ ComCom"
  • "CommBank sees IT spend jump by 13 percent in 1H16"
  • "Xero partners with Microsoft to enable big data collection"
  • "FttN complaints are not caused by the technology: NBN CEO"
  • "Telstra outage: Free data on Sunday to compensate"
  • "Akamai Q4 results shine as cloud security sales surge"





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