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  • "Windows 10: Around 1,500 testers at Microsoft are now on build 10130 (plus a few other Stats)" Neowin 7:45 AM
  • "Lenovo Partners with Microsoft to Extend Cortana Capabilities in Windows 10" Thurrott 10:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Windows Store policy will combat junk apps" Engadget 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues Major StorSimple Hybrid Cloud Storage Update" eWeek 7:00 PM
  • "Hewlett-Packard declares $0.176 dividend" Seeking Alpha 7:18 AM
  • "HP launches laptops with Bang & Olufsen audio" IndiaTimes 8:45 AM
  • "AMD brightens up Times Square with 25,000 square foot high-definition display" ZDNet 4:16 PM
  • "AMD details DirectX 12 Multiadapter and Shared Memory" 8:45 AM
  • "Future Intel Skylake Xeons could pack up to 28 cores, 6 memory channels" ExtremeTech 9:40 AM
  • "Intel Should Buy Altera And Then You Should Buy Intel" Seeking Alpha 6:22 PM
  • "Oracle Closer to License Fees From Google?" Barron's 8:35 AM
  • "Server sales bolstered by cloud expansions" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals: Expertise drawn from 50,000 user engagements went into the new IBM software" Computerworld New Zealand 3:02 PM
  • "IBM steps up analytics rollouts for industries" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Lenovo's new Windows 10 tablet to arrive in August: It will also starting selling its own media streaming device called the Lenovo Cast" Computerworld New Zealand 7:23 AM
  • "Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet range to leverage Windows 10 launch" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Lenovo's new laptops are ready to scan your face in Windows 10: The Z51 offers a depth-sensing infrared camera for an optional $100" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Lenovo phone features virtual keyboard" BBC 7:21 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad 10: Surface 3 rival boasts Windows 10 and Intel Cherry Trail SoC/Hybrid device will be available later this year from £359" The Inquirer 7:39 AM
  • "Lenovo Launches Motorola's Moto Maker Customization Suite In China" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Lenovo to launch Moto Maker in China" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Lenovo dreams of dual-screen smartwatches and wacky projector phones: Smart Cast smartphone and Magic View smartwatch go all-in on gimmicks" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Lenovo announces dual-screen smartwatch, projector smartphone" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Lenovo shows smartphone that lets users interact with projected content: Both products are concept devices" Computerworld New Zealand 7:34 AM
  • "Lenovo's projector phone beams a touchscreen onto any surface" Engadget 7:34 AM
  • "Lenovo Releases A Media Stream Puck" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Lenovo unveils a $49 Chromecast competitor" Engadget 7:34 AM
  • "Lenovo takes on Chromecast with own Cast streaming device" Electronista 7:23 AM
  • "Lenovo's 'Magic View' smartwatch concept hides a private display" Engadget 7:35 AM
  • "Lenovo ANZ focus to grow consumer business" ZDNet 8:19 AM
General Interest
  • "The 12 most important announcements from Google I/O 2015: A new Android, smarter apps, and virtual reality" The Verge 5:31 PM
  • "Google I/O 2015: the numbers you need to know" Engadget 5:32 PM
  • "Google may have just won the cloud wars with Google Photos" BGR 2:46 PM
  • "Google Photos offers unlimited storage for mobile and web" Engadget 3:17 PM
  • "Google unveils Android Pay, Android M, IoT OS, unlimited photo/video storage" Seeking Alpha 1:40 PM
  • "Google gives first peek at Android M and new Cardboard VR kit" BBC 2:54 PM
  • "Android M embraces USB Type-C, MIDI devices: Charging and audio features join the existing data transfer protocols." Ars Technica 2:44 PM
  • "Project Brillo is Google's platform for the Internet of Things" Engadget 3:12 PM
  • "Google announces cut-down Android-based 'Brillo' for Internet of Things: And the new 'Weave' communications layer for connecting IoT devices." Ars Technica 2:54 PM
  • "Google Wants to Turn YouTube Into a Virtual Reality Hub" Bloomberg 3:45 PM
  • "Android TV will display video apps as traditional channels" Engadget 5:31 PM
  • "Pocket optician 'good as eye charts'" BBC 5:31 PM
  • "Acer outs three new models of its Liquid Leap wearable" Engadget 3:33 PM
  • "GoPro unveils a 360-degree camera array for VR videos" Engadget 3:11 PM
  • "Sourceforge accused of hijacking GIMP photo editor, company claims project was abandoned" ExtremeTech 10:52 AM
  • "Emerging Markets Drive Smartphone Sales, with Samsung in Lead" eWeek 10:03 AM
  • "What You Missed at Code Conference Day Two: Ellen Pao, BuzzFeed and More" Re/code 8:52 AM
  • "Amazon improves typeface and layout on Kindle for iPhone: Bookerly typeface was designed specifically for Kindle reading" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Amazon Offers Free Same-Day Delivery for Prime Members" Bloomberg 8:26 AM
  • "Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure Promises 'Our Network Will Be No. 1'" Re/code 8:21 AM
  • "Sprint CEO: Unlimited Data Is Great but It May Not Be Here to Stay (Video)" Re/code 8:21 AM
  • "Three quarters of UK households will own a tablet by 2016: 21 percent of UK households currently without a tablet will get one within the next 12 months" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
  • "New CPUs made of wood promise cheaper, healthier, greener technology" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "Scientists develop amazing wood-based computer chips that naturally biodegrade" BGR 7:24 AM
  • "Now anyone can buy one of Google's $512 Project Tango tablets" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "'Buy button' to be added to Google search results" BBC 7:21 AM
  • "Wi-Fi access point scans can betray a person's location: A new study warns that Wi-Fi data collected by applications could be used for tracking" Computerworld New Zealand 7:24 AM
  • "Jawbone accuses Fitbit of stealing data" BBC 7:21 AM
  • "Oculus Rift will be just as expensive as Google Glass – but there's a twist" BGR 7:21 AM
  • "GoPro to make a drone and virtual reality filming kit" BBC 7:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Lights Up Broadway With Times Square's Largest High Definition Display: AMD FirePro(TM) Professional Graphics Light Up 24 Megapixels and 25,000 Sq. Ft. of Immersive Experience in the Heart of New York City" Marketwired 8:34 AM
  • "REMINDER: Goldman Sachs to Host Tech Talk With Cisco" Marketwired 8:35 AM
  • "HP Board Declares Regular Dividend" Marketwired 8:35 AM
  • "IBM Introduces Behavior-Based Predictive Analytics by Industry: 20 industry solutions based on behaviors or patterns drawn from 50,000" PR Newswire 8:35 AM
  • "SoftServe Joins Forces with Intel Corporation to Develop Cutting-Edge IoT Solutions" PR Newswire 8:35 AM
  • "Xbox 360 Tip: Expand Your Storage" Thurrott 3:42 PM
  • "New Xbox One controller will have a standard headphone jack" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft is updating the Xbox One controller with a 3.5mm headset port" Neowin 7:45 AM
  • "FCC Proposes Internet Subsidy for Low-Income Users: Government's Lifeline program for phone bills would be expanded to provide broadband access" [Paid Membership Required] 3:18 PM
  • "F.C.C. Chief Seeks Broadband Plan to Aid the Poor" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:21 AM
  • "US charity sues CommBank in IT bribery scandal" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "IRS hacked – we are all in deep, deep trouble" TG Daily 8:23 AM
  • "I.R.S. Data Breach May Be Sign of More Personalized Schemes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:45 AM
  • "UK ISPs forced to block seven e-book piracy websites" The Inquirer 7:39 AM
  • "Silk Road founder begs judge to 'please leave me my old age' ahead of sentencing" BGR 7:24 AM
  • "White House Presses for Deal on Phone Data Bill" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:23 AM
  • "How Google Aims to Delve Deeper Into Users' Lives: At annual developers' conference, Google unveils Apple Pay rival and a service to host photos, videos" [Paid Membership Required] 8:21 PM
  • "How TIME Explained the Way Computers Work" Time 3:19 PM
  • "What to Expect at Google I/O 2015" PC Magazine 8:29 AM
  • "Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases/Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain: from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models." InformationWeek 8:26 AM
  • "Review of the Elephone P6000, the smartphone that made me rethink the point of flagships" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "Are the social media lives of teachers fair game for schools?" The Daily Dot 7:24 AM
  • "Microblogging Site Weibo Invests $142M In China's Top Taxi-Hailing Firm Didi Kuaidi" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Avago to buy Broadcom in $37 bln chip deal" Reuters 8:28 AM
  • "Avago Agrees to Buy Broadcom for $37 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:23 AM
  • "Empired secures AU$20 million Rio Tinto deal" ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Sony buys ex-Facebook exec's storage startup in push for datacentre dominance" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Sony keeps optical discs alive with storage startup acquisition: Sony has acquired Optical Archive in a bid to get businesses to put 'cold storage' data on optical discs" Computerworld New Zealand 7:34 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks Pare Losses as Crude Oil Settles Slightly Higher" TheStreet 2:07 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stock Decline; Nasdaq Retreats From Record Level" Nasdaq 11:20 AM
  • "U.S. stocks lower as Chinese stocks tumble" USA Today 11:20 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall in Wake of Weaker Overseas Markets: Hopes fade of Greece closing in on a deal with its creditors" [Paid Membership Required] 3:22 PM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks plunge 6.5% after sovereign fund cuts stakes in banks/Chinese stocks fell the most in four months on Thursday, as a selloff swept the financial sector after a unit of China's sovereign-wealth fund reportedly cut its stakes in state-owned banks for the first time." MarketWatch 8:32 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks lose ground on mixed messages over Greece deal/Stocks across Europe fell Thursday, deflated as a reported deal between debt-laden Greece and its creditors hasn't come through, the prospect of which sent shares soaring in the previous session." MarketWatch 8:33 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Google I/O: Gmail Hits 900M Users, Android Reaches A Billion"
  • "GE's Kate Johnson: How CIOs Can Be Heroes"
  • "Ads Built By Algorithm"
  • "iOS 9 Rumor: Proactive Project Will Rival Google Now"
  • "Meeker: Internet Has Only Begun Changing Our Lives"
  • "Lenovo Details Dual-Screen Smartwatch, Smart Shoes"
  • "SAP HANA: Not The Only In-Memory Game In Town"
  • "New IT Skills: Why Communication, Accountability, Initiative Are Hot Now" ...
New York Times (Updated 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Google Intensifies Focus on Its Cardboard Virtual Reality Device"
  • "A Primer on Android Pay and Google Wallet"
  • "As Mobile Payments Rise, Apple and Google Prepare Their Moves"
PC Magazine (Updated 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Protect Your Account With Facebook Security Checkup"
  • "FCC Wants Phone Subsidy to Cover Broadband, Too"
  • "$1,500 for Consumer Oculus Rift and PC?"
  • "Report: Swatch Smartwatch Coming in August"
  • "'Awair' Sensor Gives You Info About Home Air Quality"
  • "Uber Tweaks App for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Drivers"
  • "Google Provides Early Look at Android M"
  • "Google's Android Pay Takes on Apple"
  • "Microsoft to Clear the Windows Store Clutter"
  • "Shazam Gets Visual Recognition (Sort Of)" ...
Reuters (Updated 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Google shows off virtual reality collaboration with GoPro"
  • "GameStop revenue rises 3.2 percent"
  • "Avago to buy Broadcom for $37 billion in biggest-ever chip deal"
  • "EU Commission asks France for more information on taxi law"
  • "Exclusive: FCC poised to side with Verizon, AT&T in airwaves spat"
  • "Vodafone investors open to Liberty deal"
  • "Apple fails to disqualify antitrust monitor in e-books case"
  • "U.S. FCC looks to expand phone subsidy to cover Internet access"
  • "Amazon offers limited free shipping on same-day delivery orders"
  • "Food supply fears whet appetite for Dutch farm technology"
ZDNet (Updated 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "How Google is changing mobile for the next billion users"
  • "Splunk beats Q1 estimates, ups outlook"
  • "Pebble Time teardown"
  • "AMD brightens up Times Square with 25,000 square foot high-definition display"
  • "What you need to know about Android M"
  • "PC market to stall ahead of Windows 10"
  • "Google opens Cloud Test Lab, expands Cloud Messaging to iOS"
  • "NSA testing gesture recognition as password replacement"
  • "Android Pay announced: Let the Google mobile wallet confusion continue"
  • "Google bets machine learning can create an edge with Android, apps, cloud" ...

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