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Computer Industry
  • "What you can expect from Windows 9 (codename Threshold)" ITProPortal 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft to flick on MSN Messenger KILL SWITCH in China: Redmond silences aged IM service, touts Skype at People's Republic" The Register 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft refuses to give access to emails stored outside US" Neowin 5:06 PM
  • "Microsoft said to be interested in popular Android mod, Cyanogen" Neowin 8:57 AM
  • "Review roundup: Intel's 8-core Haswell-E is the fastest desktop CPU ever" Engadget 5:06 PM
  • "Intel finally releases Haswell-E Extreme Edition processors/Summary: The long-awaited refresh of its high-end chips includes the company's first eight-core desktop CPU, the $999 Core i7-5960X." ZDNet 7:25 AM
  • "Intel Reveals Core i7-5960X Processor Extreme Edition, An 8-Core Processor Gaming Monster At PAX" Microsoft News 7:26 AM
  • "Intel launches Core i7 Extreme Edition processors with 6, 8 cores[u] Electronista 7:01 AM
  • "Dell says its curved monitor will help make you a better gamer" Engadget 7:53 AM
  • "Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs: Expect no less than a monster price for this crazy machine" The Verge 5:07 PM
  • "Alienware Reveals New Area-51 Gaming Machine With Ultra HD Resolution" Argyll Free Press 7:24 AM
  • "Where's my cloud price cut?" Gigaom 1:13 PM
  • "PC vendors fear an Osborne Effect from Windows 9: Manufacturers threaten to slow down production in the gap between Windows 7 and 9." Network World 8/29
  • "U.S. judge lifts suspension on Microsoft overseas email seizure" Reuters 8/29
  • "Did Microsoft help seed the market for Windows Store scam apps?" Computerworld 8/29
  • "Microsoft to clamp down on 'misleading' apps" Relaxnews 8/29
  • "Microsoft boots 1,500 apps from its Windows Store" The Inquirer 8/29
  • "Should Microsoft kill Windows Phone? The company is backing away from Android and doubling down on its own smartphone OS just when the smart move seems to be to surrender" Computerworld 8/29
  • "Microsoft signals end of MSN services in China by October/Summary: Ten years after its entrance to Chinese market, Microsoft has decided to terminate MSN messenger services in the country – the last one in the world – by the end of October." ZDNet 8/29
  • "Microsoft offers Azure cloud services upgrade and price cut" ITProPortal 8/29
  • "HP looks to reimagine the server for compute era with ProLiant Gen 9 systems" V3 8/29
  • "HP unveils Intel Xeon E5v3-powered Proliant Gen 9 server systems" The Inquirer 8/29
  • "HP Previews ProLiant Gen9 Data Center Servers" Top Tech News 8/29
  • "This Startup Is Eating Adobe And IBM's Lunch" Benzinga 8/29
  • "Tripping through IBM's astonishingly insane 1937 corporate songbook" Ars Technica 8/29
  • "Exclusive: Intel hires senior Qualcomm exec to boost mobile business" Reuters 8/29
  • "Intel poaches head of Qualcomm's Atheros unit for chip R&D" Seeking Alpha 8/29
  • "Intel Contests $1.4B Antitrust Fine Levied by European Union" Zacks 8/29
  • "Intel Moves to Excite Extreme PC Speed Freaks" WSJ Blogs 8/29
  • "Intel Core i7-5960X CPU Review: Haswell-E Debuts" HotHardware 8/29
  • "Intel launches the Core-i7 5960X: Performance through parallelism..." SemiAccurate 8/29
  • "Intel gives gaming desktops a boost with Haswell-E" CNET 8/29
  • "Intel Launches First 8-Core Desktop CPU" Forbes 8/29
  • "Exclusive: Intel hires senior exec Faintuch from Qualcomm" Reuters 8/29
  • "Are AMD's Latest Kaveri APUs Ready For 1080p Gaming?" Forbes 8/29
  • "Oracle Denied $1.3 Billion Jury Verdict in Long-Running SAP Case: Oracle Can Accept Lower Damages Or Pursue New Trial" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/29
  • "Oracle v. SAP: Appeals court rebuffs Oracle bid to restore record verdict" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 8/29
  • "Oracle loses bid to restore $1.3 billion SAP verdict, could get new trial" Reuters 8/29
  • "Oracle to face new SAP trial if it rejects new damages award" Reuters 8/29
  • "Server sales show signs of slight surge: Hooray for hyperscale, which now outsells Oracle and Cisco" The Register 8/29
  • "Lenovo smartphones launch in 10 EU countries: Here's why western Europe won't get them" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Aiming For New Markets, ARM Reaches Out" Forbes 8/29
  • "Linux Has Run Out of Time: The statute of limitations has expired for there to be a killer app for the open-source operating system." PC Magazine 8/29
General Interest
  • "Hal Finney, Cryptographer and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies at 58" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:39 PM
  • "US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match" InformationWeek 2:39 PM
  • "Offline attack shows Wi-Fi routers still vulnerable: An attack can break into some common Wi-Fi routers, via a configuration feature." Ars Technica 7:52 AM
  • "Google has just killed Google Authorship" Neowin 7:14 AM
  • "Google Drops Authorship In Search Results" redOrbit 7:13 AM
  • "Google Reveals Secret Drone Project, Kept Hidden For Two Years" redOrbit 7:13 AM
  • "Nintendo just announced a new console, but not the one you were expecting" BGR 8/29
  • "Internet Archive posts millions of historic images to Flickr" Ars Technica 8/29
  • "Alienware Turns The Gaming PC On Its Head With New Area-51 Design" Forbes 8/29
  • "Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens steps down suddenly" The Inquirer 8/29
  • "Smartphone shipments show strong growth as Android dominates emerging markets" BetaNews 8/29
  • "Six Clicks: Top Android apps of the month, August 2014/Summary: What are some of the most interesting apps for the Android operating system we've discovered this month?" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Smartphone shipments show strong growth as Android dominates emerging markets" BetaNews 8/29
  • "Project Wing is Google's drone-based goods delivery system" BetaNews 8/29
  • "Google reveals crisis response map for Tokyo" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Report: Google developing product delivery service via drones" Ars Technica 8/29
  • "Google reveals crisis response map for Tokyo" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Google's Project Wing building drone delivery service" PCWorld 8/29
  • "What to expect when you're expecting the Moto X+1" Green Bot 8/29
  • "When our wearables talk with our doctors" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Angry Birds maker Rovio chooses a new CEO to succeed longtime boss in 2015" VentureBeat 8/29
  • "Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In" TechCrunch 8/29
  • "Nokia's powerful HERE comes to Samsung Galaxy smartphones" BetaNews 8/29
  • "Nokia's Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps" TechCrunch 8/29
Press Releases
  • "Gartner Names IBM a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America and Europe" PRNewswire 8/29
  • "IBM Report: Developing a Roadmap to Advance Enterprise Mobility" PRNewswire 8/29
Microsoft
  • "Designing the Xbox One - hardware trivia from Microsoft: Director of hardware development Carl Ledbetter talks grills, sweat and Kinect" OXM US 7:27 AM
  • "The Xbox One update you've been waiting for has finally arrived" BGR 8/29
  • "Windows 9 Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know" Gizmodo 8/29
  • "Dear Microsoft: HTC has the right idea" SlashGear 8/29
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review: A capable tablet which just happens to be a laptop too" WinBeta 8/29
  • "Microsoft rolls out OneDrive for Business cloud storage Android app" V3 8/29
  • "MSN Messenger will finally, definitely be dead in October" Engadget 8/29
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Hackers stole security check info on at least 25,000 DHS employees" Ars Technica 2:34 PM
  • "AT&T files patent suit against Cox over years of unlicensed patent use" Electronista 2:34 PM
  • "AT&T sues Cox Communications for patent infringement" Reuters 8/29
  • "Hillary Clinton: 'Our technology companies are not part of our government'/U.S. companies are being unfairly tarred for perceived cooperation with the government, she said" IDG News Service 8/29
  • "Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier" AFP 8/29
  • "Google wins $1.3m from a patent troll" The Inquirer 8/29
  • "California Passes Smartphone Kill Switch Law" Forbes 8/29
  • "Time for a reality check on Labor's CBA-less NBN strategy" ZDNet 8/29
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Review: A $229 unlocked phone that marries the Galaxy S5 to the Moto G" Ars Technica 5:07 PM
  • "The smartest speaker-buying tip of all: If you really love music or movies, stretch your budget to the max and buy the best speakers you can, and they'll last a long, long time." CNET 2:39 PM
  • "This Is the Best Budget Printer Money Can Buy" Time 11:22 AM
  • "Review: Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse" Electronista 7:01 AM
  • "The laptops, tablets, and other gear that keeps me mobile" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Go Directly to Fail: Worst Tech Product Ideas Ever" LAPTOP Magazine 8/29
  • "Is Your Software Good Enough To Be Free?" Forbes 8/29
  • "British parents set to spend millions on back to school gadgets" BetaNews 8/29
  • "Display your external IP address on the desktop with Mr.IP" BetaNews 8/29
  • "Lenovo smartphones launch in 10 EU countries: Here's why western Europe won't get them" ZDNet 8/29
  • "The laptops, tablets, and other gear that keeps me mobile" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Forget your first pet's name, now you can prove your identity with the unique way you use your mouse" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Dylan's Desk: How to get people to pay for what they used to own" VentureBeat 8/29
  • "HackerRank 'gamifies' technical job recruiting for game companies (exclusive)" VentureBeat 8/29
  • "Uber is stealing drivers away from Lyft" BetaNews 8/29
  • "Poaching drivers may be the norm for ride-sharing companies" PCWorld 8/29
  • "10 obscure Steam features that can power up your PC gaming" PCWorld 8/29
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "T-Mobile lays out minimum $35 per share bid for acquisition" Electronista 8/29
  • "Exclusive: Giant NTT plans massive enterprise IT services business via Silicon Valley" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Bitcoin mining gives DigitalBTC $0.6m in underlying profit" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Telstra signs off on Indonesian joint venture" ZDNet 8/29
  • "Baidu and Tencent join Dalian Wanda in $814m China ecommerce deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/29
  • "Tencent, Baidu And Wanda Form $814M Joint Venture To Take On Alibaba" TechCrunch 8/29
  • "Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale" TechCrunch 8/29
Tech Stocks
  • "Apple continues to rise on iPhone hype: Apple Inc. continued to gain more ground Friday, closing near its 52-week high as anticipation swelled over the coming iPhone 6, and business software companies Rally Software Development Corp. and Splunk Inc. also stood out in Friday's market action." MarketWatch 8/29
  • "Stock Market Today: S&P Books Best August Since 2000 Despite Geopolitical Threats" TheStreet 8/29
  • "Market Snapshot: S&P 500 Rises To Record, Nabs Best Month Since February" MarketWatch 8/29
  • "Wall Street Ends the Month on a High Note" Reuters 8/29
  • "U.S. Stocks Finish August With Gains: DJIA Ends 3.2% Higher on Month, S&P 500 Rises to All-Time High" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/29
  • "Japan's Nikkei leads Asian stock declines after weak economic data" Associated Press 8/29
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks gain slightly; other Asia markets mixed/Hong Kong stocks broke a three-day losing streak on Friday, after swinging between gains and losses as earnings reports came in, and as other regional markets closed mixed." MarketWatch 8/29
  • "Europe Markets: Tesco slides after warning; HSBC climbs: Europe movers" MarketWatch 8/29
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 8/29
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at 1 p.m." Associated Press 8/29
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 8/29



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Bloomberg (Updated 2:40 PM CDT)
  • "Sony CEO Hirai to Lead User Experience, Product Platform"
  • "Google Accord With Harvard Tie Fails Judge's Smell Test"
  • "New York Flaunts Clout in Review of Comcast Deal"
  • "Alibaba Profit More Than Amazon and EBay Ahead of U.S. IPO"
  • "Criteo Shares Jump on Report of Acquisition Talks With Publicis"
  • "Electric Jolt Boosts Memory as New Brain Device Studied"
  • "Splunk Surges After Boosting Sales Forecast on New Customers"
  • "Google Takes Amazon Rivalry to the Skies With Drone Tests"
  • "Apple Bets IPhone Magic Will Spill Over to Wearables"
  • "Wanda Teams Up With Tencent, Baidu to Take on Alibaba Dominance" ...
CNET News (Updated 2:40 PM CDT)
  • "Coin customers left fuming after getting shut out of beta program"
  • "These are the 8 Android and Windows Phone features we want on the iPhone 6"
  • "Google's nerd cred not easy to come by: Yahoo kills Web coding project"
  • "Apple appeals judge's denial of Samsung sales ban"
  • "Filling the palmtop void"
  • "The smartest speaker-buying tip of all"
  • "Obama: Social media makes us see how messy the world is"
  • Intel gives gaming desktops a boost with Haswell-E"
  • "Super-sized Rocket and Groot re-created in Lego"
  • "Is LP wear a myth? Can 50-year-old records still sound great?" ...
InformationWeek (Updated 2:40 PM CDT)
  • "US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match"
  • "Apple iPhone 6: Mobile Payments Pioneer?"
  • "Microsoft Enhances OneDrive Mobile Apps"
  • "Facebook News Feeds To Get Event Ads"
  • "Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance"
  • "California Smartphone Kill-Switch Law: What It Means"
  • "Geekend: Fight Zombies, Or Go To Mars?"
  • "IT Vs. Seth Meyers: 5 Great IT Jokes"
New York Times (Updated 2:40 PM CDT)
  • "E-Sports Set Video Gamers Fighting for Real Money in Virtual Contests"
  • "On Instagram's Hyperlapse, and Fast-Forwarding to the Future"
  • "Hal Finney, Cryptographer and Bitcoin Pioneer, Dies at 58"
  • "Lyft Says Uber's Recruitment Efforts Are Hurting Drivers"
  • "On Instagram's Hyperlapse, and Fast-Forwarding to the Future"
  • "Chief Executive of Rovio, Maker of Angry Birds Game, to Step Down"
  • "Apple Appeals Judge's Decision to Deny a Ban on Samsung Products"
  • "Google Joins Amazon in Dreams of Drone Delivery"
  • "Irish Panel to Pick Privacy Regulator With Global Reach"
  • "To Compete Against Alibaba, Wanda Joins Forces With Baidu and Tencent" ...
Reuters (Checked 2:40 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
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