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Computer Industry
  • "Top 10 Microsoft fails: Updategate, Surface RT, Windows Vista and more: For all the firm's hits there have been plenty of misses" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Windows 10 Preview Build Streamlines Pro-to-Enterprise Upgrades" eWeek 5:56 PM
  • "Xbox One game streaming could be coming to Windows 10 Mobile" Neowin 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book #ExpressReview: Near perfect, but lacks magnanimity/ls Microsoft Surface Book the best laptop money can buy? Read our review to find out." The Indian Express 8:29 AM
  • "Windows Store Weekly: 6.5 billion visits and a summer promotion" Neowin 7:38 PM
  • "4K copy protection removal shop settles for $5.2 million: Ace Deal is paying Intel and Warner Bros. a hefty sum for allegedly helping with piracy." Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Dell, Qualcomm, Brocade Pave the Way Into China via Partnerships" eWeek 4:44 PM
  • "One chip to rule them all? The Internet of Things and the next great era of hardware" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "Microsoft adds H.264/AVC support for Edge browser in latest Windows 10 Insider Preview" Neowin 5/28
  • "Intel Will Suffer as Google Ups the Ante in Chips" Barron's 5/28
  • "How Steph Curry's three-pointers get the 360-degree replay treatment from Intel: A new perspective on key plays." Recode 5/28
  • "ava Ruling A Potential Win For Open Source: Oracle's long and contentious court battle with Google over Java copyright issues ends in defeat. But the open source community can breathe a sigh of relief: for now." InformationWeek 5/28
  • "6 huge things owned by Larry Ellison: Oracle founder has almost literally all the money in the world. But what does he spend it on?" The Inquirer 5/28
  • "The sweep of the Internet of Things, garbage cans and all" TechCrunch 5/28
General Interest
  • "Curious about the Amazon Echo? New website lets users experience Alexa first-hand" BGR 12:14 PM
  • "Dropbox's Infinite feature needs deeper access to your computer: And people sure aren't happy about it." Engadget 7:07 AM
  • "Google Photos celebrates first birthday and 24 billion selfies: And Nexus devices could soon see unlimited original-quality photo storage." Engadget 7:07 AM
  • "Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down High-Tech Prey: Drones" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/28
  • "Twitter awarded bug bounty hunters $322,420 over two years: The highest amount anyone ever got was $12,040." Engadget 5/28
  • "Samsung unveils new mid-range Galaxy C5" Neowin 5/28
  • "This backpack computer makes a PC-grade virtual reality experience portable" BGR 5/27
  • "Jawbone stops production of fitness trackers" Tech Insider 5/27
  • "Amazon puts Alexa in the browser with Echosim.io" TechCrunch 5/27
  • "Hold The Cellphone — That Cancer Study Isn't What You Think: It didn't prove cellphones are deadly, but maybe take some precautions." The Huffington Post 5/27
  • "U.S. Cellphone Study Fans Cancer Worries: Researchers found incidences of tumor in rats exposed to low-level radio waves, reigniting debate over safety" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/27
  • "A Scary New Study Links Cell Phones And Cancer. Don't Stress. At All." Forbes 5/27
  • "Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk" Associated Press 5/27
  • "Two-year, $25M study finds positive effect of cell phone radiation on some cancers in male rats" TechCrunch 5/27
  • "Ray Kurzweil is building a chatbot for Google: It's based on a novel he wrote, and will be released later this year" The Verge 5/27
  • "Google's app for iOS gets 10% faster, AMP support, and sports highlights in Now cards" VentureBeat 5/27
  • "Google goes after Microsoft, Tableau, and others with a new free analytics tool" InfoWorld 5/27
  • "Samsung unveils Batman-themed Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition" BetaNews 5/27
  • "HTC is working on its own VR game for Vive" Engadget 5/27
  • "Skype 7.0 for Android rolls out a tablet-friendly redesign" PCWorld 5/27
  • "Facebook introduces new cookies policy and allows users to opt out of tailored ads on non-Facebook sites" BetaNews 5/27
  • "Facebook adverts will soon follow you across the web" ZDNet 5/27
  • "Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Online retail mastery" ZDNet 5/27
  • "Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 launches with limited stock, no custom-cooled variants" PCWorld 5/27
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Yet Another Sale Keeps Microsoft Band 2 Pricing at $175" Thurrott 7:18 PM
  • "E3 website adds Xbox One virtual reality filter, multiple companies register" Destructoid 5/28
  • "Hands-on with Windows 10 for PCs build 14352" Neowin 5/27
  • "Microsoft working to fix 'Disabled' ring selection bug for Windows 10 Mobile Insiders" Windows Central 5/27
  • "RW Q&A: Sam George, director of Microsoft's Azure IoT" ReadWrite 5/27
  • "Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14352 Makes Cortana A DJ" Digital Trends 5/27
  • "Even if you like Windows 10, you should be angry at Microsoft" BetaNews 5/27
  • "Acer's Windows 10 Switch hybrids are priced to battle Chromebooks" PCWorld 5/27
  • "Fearing forced Windows 10 upgrades, users are disabling critical updates instead" PCWorld 5/27
  • "Microsoft Could Unveil The Xbox TV At E3 2016: Report" Tech Times 5/27
  • "Can Apple, Microsoft, Amazon or Google Delete Bitcoin From Your Computer?" The Cointelegraph 5/27
  • "Explore Cortana's skill set: 4 useful but lesser-known tricks" PCWorld 5/27
  • "Windows 10 beta testers can make Cortana a DJ or an egg timer" Engadget 5/27
  • "Microsoft's Cortana is now your personal DJ and cooking assistant" Digital Journal 5/27
  • "Microsoft Protects You From Yourself, Outright Bans Worst Passwords" Consumerist 5/27
  • "Microsoft Will Now Ban You From Using A Password If It Thinks It's Too Easy" Huffington Post UK 5/27
  • "Microsoft Tweaks 'Get Windows 10' App to Show Another Prompt Before Upgrade" Softpedia 5/27
  • "Dedupe, dedupe, dedupe dedupe dedupe... Who snuck in to attack Microsoft Edge?" The Register 5/27
  • "Microsoft's Larry Hryb gives a sneak peek at Fallout 4 mods on Xbox One" Windows Central 5/27
  • "Microsoft to Launch Office Online Extension for Edge Browser" Softpedia 5/27
  • "Windows 10's new Limited Periodic Scanning mode will keep your PC extra safe from malware -- here's how to use it" BetaNews 5/27
  • "How to stop Windows 10 from using YOUR computer for file-sharing" Express UK 5/27
  • "Microsoft Shines Light On Hololens" EE Times 5/27
  • "Microsoft shares new Windows Store insights, touts 6.5 billion visits" Neowin 5/27
  • "Microsoft's sudden upgrade push to Windows 10, irritates Chinese users" The Economic Times 5/27
  • "Chinese users criticise Microsoft's push for Windows 10 upgrade - Xinhua" Reuters 5/27
  • "Microsoft develops full version of its Remote Desktop Universal app for Windows 10" Neowin 5/27
  • "Windows 10 Limited Periodic Scanning explained" gHacks 5/27
  • "Microsoft talk E3 surprises as new Xbox One reports surface for Scorpio project" Express UK 5/27
  • "With Surface in mind, Microsoft sells feature phone biz, kills Lumia" Emirates 24/7 5/27
  • "Microsoft offers big discounts on apps, games, music and movies during summer celebration" Neowin 5/27
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor" Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "China to open e-commerce, other sectors to foreign investment: newspaper" Reuters 5/28
  • "Gawker privacy lawsuit evolves into battle of tech billionaires" Reuters 5/27
  • "Verizon, Unions Reach 'Agreement in Principle': Proposed four-year deal to be submitted to members for approval" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/27
  • "UK carrier Three will block ads for a day" BetaNews 5/27
  • "France's digital minister to Silicon Valley: Strong regulation is good for competition and innovation" VentureBeat 5/27
  • "Push to expand FBI surveillance threatens U.S. email privacy bill" VentureBeat 5/27
  • "Vietnam blocked access to Facebook during Obama visit" TechCrunch 5/27
  • "China Turns Against Microsoft for Forcing Users to Install Windows 10" Softpedia 5/27
  • "Chinese backlash over Windows 10 upgrade push" BBC 5/27
  • "Microsoft under fire in Finland after latest jobs cull – report" Mobile World Live 5/27
  • "Finland accuses Microsoft of 'broken promises' after Nokia deal" Telegraph 5/27
  • "Finnish Govt Disappointed with Microsoft's Job Cuts, Says They Impact Economy" Softpedia 5/27
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Computers may be given 'human' rights, says professor/Technically Incorrect: An Oxford University professor says artificial intelligence may reach the stage where computers have consciousness and therefore should be treated as living beings." CNET 9:15 PM
  • "Technological innovation is often simply an innovation in how we think about technology" TechCrunch 3:50 PM
  • "SoundCloud's free 'auto-mastering' audio tool is more of an auto-turd" Ars Technica 3:50 PM
  • "I defeated a long-broken fridge and became a household hero through 3D printing: As more local libraries get 3D printers, you too can become a design god for ~$3." Ars Technica 12:13 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi: The smart person's guide/Everything you need to know about the tiny, ultra-cheap computer that has taken the world by storm." TechRepublic 5/28
  • "The rise and fall of Nintendo's Miitomo: Massive downloads don't mean success" VentureBeat 5/28
  • "For this gadgethead, the HTC Vive may force my Oculus Rift to collect dust/After one month—and a lot of Elite: Dangerous—I know which one's better for me." Ars Technica 5/28
  • "No one needs a Wi-Fi router this overkill" BGR 5/27
  • "You Need More Than Rat Tumors to Prove Phones Cause Cancer" Wired 5/27
  • "Review: VAIO's Z Flip ultrabook shows little learned" TechCrunch 5/27
  • "Op-ed: Oracle attorney says Google's court victory might kill the GPL" Ars Technica 5/27
  • "The government spends billions maintaining archaic IT systems" Engadget 5/27
  • "The best PC gaming controller" Engadget 5/27
  • "Blue Origin's next flight will end in a crash-landing" Engadget 5/27
  • "Control of usage and costs is biggest challenge to public cloud" BetaNews 5/27
  • "Financial services believe blockchain is the biggest innovation since the Internet" BetaNews 5/27
  • "Five most common myths about web security" BetaNews 5/27
  • "The need for change in combating ransomware and other threats [Q&A] BetaNews 5/27
  • "NetApp preps new ONTAP storage OS to support 15TB solid state drives" ZDNet 5/27
  • "Sun, sea, and open source: How Spain's Balearic islands are trying to turn into a tech paradise" ZDNet 5/27
  • "Three reasons why AI is taking off right now (and what you need to do about it)" ZDNet 5/27
  • "Backpack PCs will help you avoid VR cable catastrophe" Engadget 5/27
  • "Powerful gaming PC backpacks are becoming a thing as VR craze swells" PCWorld 5/27
  • "New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware" PCWorld 5/27
  • "Jolla launches a community device program for its Sailfish mobile OS" TechCrunch 5/27
  • "Blendle adds apps for its pay-per-story news service in the US" TechCrunch 5/27
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Optus Business, Macquarie Uni to invest AU$10m in cybersecurity hub" ZDNet 9:27 PM
  • "Reddit partners with VigLink for affiliate links generated from user content from June 3" Neowin 8:25 AM
  • "Trov partners with Suncorp Group to launch on-demand insurance" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Verizon hires Yahoo's former investment bank to help with takeover bid, sources say" VentureBeat 5/27
  • "Crowdfunding tech can serve backers poorly, even when the thing gets made" PCWorld 5/27
  • "AppsFlyer expands analytics biz into $1.4B Latin American mobile gaming market" VentureBeat 5/27
  • "Japanese handmade marketplace Creema raises $10M" TechCrunch 5/27
  • "Althea raises $3.5M to sell Korean beauty products online in Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 5/27
  • "Photomyne grabs $2.6 million to bring your old photos online" TechCrunch 5/27
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 posts biggest weekly gain in 2 months: Equities brush aside Yellen hints at summer rate rise" MarketWatch 5/27
  • "Wall Street Enters Long Weekend With Fed on the Brain: Wall Street closed out Friday's session with slight gains, settling into the long Memorial Day weekend with the topic of rate hikes to muse on." TheStreet 5/27
  • "Stocks end moderately higher, post winning week" USA Today 5/27
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Notching Strong Weekly Gains: Fed chief says rate increase would be appropriate in coming months if economy continues to strengthen" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/27
  • "Asian shares log third straight week of gains: Financial stocks rose across Asia on Friday ahead of expected comments from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen, while an oil-led rally in Australia helped the market notch its seventh straight week of gains." MarketWatch 5/27
  • "European stocks edge higher with Yellen speech ahead: European stocks inched cautiously higher on Friday, as investors waited for a speech by U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen that could indicate whether an interest rate rise is imminent." MarketWatch 5/27



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  • "10 Fun Gadgets You Can Use All Summer"
  • "LinkedIn's Kafka Monitor, Apple's Siri Are Set Free: Big Data Roundup" ...
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Governments Turn to Commercial Spyware to Intimidate Dissidents"
  • "Dutch Firm Trains Eagles to Take Down High-Tech Prey: Drones"
  • "Farhad and Mike's Week in Tech: Techies vs. the Media"
  • "Nick Denton, Gawker Founder, Assails Peter Thiel as 'Vindictive' Foe"
  • "Thiel-Gawker Fight Raises Concerns About Press Freedom"
  • "Tech Companies Take Their Legislative Concerns to the States"
  • "Tech Titans Raise Their Guard, Pushing Back Against News Media"
  • "Born in the VCR Era, Great Courses Seeks to Evolve"
  • "Verizon and Unions Reach Accord to End Strike, U.S. Says"
  • "Behind the Scenes, Billionaires' Growing Control of News" ...
PC Magazine (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Nvidia Unveils Pascal-Based GTX 1070 Video Card"
  • "No Man's Sky Developer Gets Death Threats for Game Delay"
  • "Google Photos Update Teases Unlimited Storage for Nexus Owners"
  • "Porn-Makers Hit With DMCA Notices Over Blizzard's Overwatch Game" ...
Reuters (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 7:20 AM CDT)
  • "Data analysis from Paris raid on Google will take months, possibly years: prosecutor"
  • "French finance minister rules out Google tax deal, more firms could be targeted"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Optus Business, Macquarie Uni to invest AU$10m in cybersecurity hub"
  • "Quantum dot: What it is and what it may potentially do"
  • "Vodafone investing AU$9m to build regional mobile base stations"
  • "Suncorp Group names Sarah Harland as new CIO"
  • "Death or rebirth: What does the future of the PC really look like?"
  • "Senate 'anti-security' bill that would require encryption backdoors is 'dead'"
  • "Mophie Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge hands-on: Wireless charging and impact protection"
  • "Back to a Chromebook thanks to Google I/O: ASUS Chromebook Flip or Dell Chromebook 13"





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