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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Project Spartan is being armed for assult in the browser wars" ZDNet 1:52 PM
  • "Microsoft Ireland shows $1.4b profit, pays $203 million in corporation tax" Customs Today 7:36 AM
  • "He's baaack: Microsoft's axeman Nadella to give Chinese staff the chop/Two more ex-Nokia factories to close next month" The Register 7:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 for Phones is apparently being tested by 60,000 users" WMPowerUser 7:37 AM
  • "Despite Limited Device Support, Windows 10 For Phones Has 60,000 Testers" HotHardware 7:20 PM
  • "Microsoft welcomes weak Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" BetaNews 4:38 PM
  • "5 Acquisitions Microsoft Would Be Crazy Not To Consider" NewsHub 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds New Features With Latest Updates To Its Band Wearable Device" Forbes 5:26 PM
  • "Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015: On March 2, Mobile World Congress will kick off, with announcements from Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, HTC, and LG expected to take center stage." InformationWeek 11:15 AM
  • "Oracle sues Oregon officials in healthcare website dispute" Tech2 7:45 AM
  • "How IBM ideas to win again traders: At the annual IBM investors' meeting, CEO Ginny Rometty and her lieutenants lay out a plan for winning back investors." Bloomberg 7:46 AM
  • "International Business Machines Corp. Explores Multiple Business Options" WallStreet 7:49 AM
  • "IBM summarizes intend to revamp company for investors" Associated Press 7:49 AM
  • "IBM WebSphere server offers 31% best performance against Oracle WebLogic" InfotechLead 7:45 AM
  • "IBM MobileFirst Gives Organizations Better App Security, Engagement" PaymentWeek 7:49 AM
  • "Lenovo to offer free McAfee LiveSafe security software to users whose laptops were shipped with ..." Bharat Press 7:37 AM
  • "HP CEO Meg Whitman makes the whole company follow the advice in this book" Business Insider 9:03 AM
  • "Cisco Systems Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest" The Legacy 7:44 AM
  • "AMD's CTO Says Chromebooks Aren't A Good Fit For Its Chips" Digital Trends 7:50 AM
  • "World Telecom Meeting to Focus on Regulation: FCC Chairman Wheeler to deliver keynote address in Barcelona" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:50 AM
  • "Google shows off plans for its futuristic new headquarters" Digital Trends 7:02 AM
  • "5 reasons the FCC might be wrong about net neutrality" Gigaom 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Server 2003 Ends Support in 2015 Bringing Opportunity For Technology Transformation To Companies" WebWire 2/27
  • "How Microsoft Is Changing Apple's New Product Philosophy" Softpedia 2/27
  • "Microsoft to cut 9,000 jobs at Nokia plants in China" ComputerWeekly 2/27
  • "Microsoft To Shed More Jobs In China" UberGizmo 2/27
  • "Microsoft's OneDrive platform can sync settings across multiple devices" The Economic Times 2/27
  • "Windows 10 Set To Offer USB 3.1 Type-C" UberGizmo 2/27
  • "Windows 10 to Offer Native Support for USB 3.1 Type-C" Softpedia 2/27
  • "Microsoft Decided to Kill Internet Explorer Due to the Huge Number of Bugs" Softpedia 2/27
  • "IBM's Strategy Is 'Right,' Wells Fargo Says; Others Less Sure" Benzinga 2/27
  • "Want those IBM iOS apps? You'll need to spend big bucks" InfoWorld 2/27
  • "Whitepaper: Wuxi Lake Cloud – IBM Cloud solution reduces e-commerce service deployment times by as much as 85%" ITProPortal 2/27
  • "IBM InterConnect: New Cloud Tech, Celebs Take the Stage" eWeek 2/27
  • "IBM sets $40bn target for cloud and software sales by 2018" Computing 2/27
  • "IBM Announces Unrealistic Plans as Stock Suffers" 24/7 Wall St. 2/27
  • "IBM Pumps $4 Billion Into Cloud and Mobile Initiatives" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/27
  • "Lenovo to ship Windows 10 PCs without bloatware; offers 6-month free security to Superfish-affected users" BetaNews 2/27
  • "After Superfish scandal, Lenovo vows less bloatware and to be 'leader in cleaner, safer PCs'" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "Lenovo Promises Free McAfee, Clean PCs in Wake of Superfish" eWeek 2/27
  • "Lenovo vows to stop shipping PCs with third-party bloatware after Superfish fiasco" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Lenovo promises less bloatware on its new computers" The Verge 2/27
  • "Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 with Windows: Write on the screen with any pen or pencil (hands on)" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Aruba tight-lipped on HP takeover rumours" Chanel Web 2/27
  • "Up and Atom! Intel rebranding its low-cost mobile processors with x3, x5 and x7" BetaNews 2/27
  • "Intel leads the semiconductor market – good news for investors" Market Realist 2/27
  • "What to expect from Intel at MWC 2015" V3 2/27
  • "Intel rebrands Atom line, early 14nm Cherry Trail benchmarks leak" ExtremeTech 2/27
  • "Intel unveils upcoming Atom x3 x5 and x7 processors ahead of MWC" The Inquirer 2/27
  • "Why Intel will benefit from improved NAND Flash Memory space" Maket Realistr 2/27
  • "DirectX 12 will allows the use of Nvidia and AMD GPUs at the same time, rumours claim" MCV 2/27
  • "AMD does not think Chromebooks are worth it" Channel Eye 2/27
  • "Cisco partners are 'puppets', says Juniper channel boss" Channel Web 2/27
  • "Cisco Application Control Engine 4710 Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks" Security Tracker 2/27
  • "Cisco IOS/IOS-XE IPv6 Neighbor Discovery Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service" Security Tracker 2/27
  • "Cisco Security Manager Input Validation Flaw in Help Page System Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks" Security Tracker 2/27
  • "Cisco IOS Bug in Authentication Proxy May Let Remote Users Bypass Authentication" Security Tracker 2/27
  • "China drops Apple, Cisco from approved state-purchase lists" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 2/27
  • "Oracle sues Oregon officials in healthcare website dispute" Reuters 2/27
  • "Cloud computing busts silos to help the CIO" ZDNet 2/27
General Interest
  • "Runcible: The Half-Pocketwatch, Half-Smartphone" PC Magazine 7:40 PM
  • "Huawei Watch Promo Videos Leak Early" PC Magazine 7:39 PM
  • "Huawei ad mistakenly reveals new Android Wear smartwatch" The Verge 9:41 AM
  • "How GoPro cameras have made nothing unfilmable, by the man who invented them: Nick Woodman, the visionary behind GoPro, tells The Telegraph how what started as a means of capturing his surfing exploits on film is now a $3 billion business" Telegraph 8:03 AM
  • "Breach exposes personal data on 50,000 Uber drivers" IDG News Service 7:12 AM
  • "Chinese internet giants purge 60,000 accounts for inappropriate usernames" Engadget 7:07 AM
  • "Do you remember what Facebook, YouTube and Google looked like years ago?" BGR 7:06 AM
  • "Uber data breach compromises IDs of 50,000 drivers" Engadget 2/27
  • "Amazon Echo beta SDK coming for developers, content providers" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Europe's big telecoms roar back to health, worrying rivals" Reuters 2/27
  • "Google Unveils Concept Plans For Futuristic, Next Generation North Bayshore Campus HQ" HotHardware 7:20 PM
  • "Google unveils plans for opulent new headquarters" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Google may liberate Photos and Hangouts from Google+" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Google's augmented reality game 'Ingress' comes to Android Wear" Engadget 2/27
  • "Google search results to show more mobile-friendly sites on phones" Engadget 2/27
  • "Google reverses decision to ban adult content on Blogger" The Verge 2/27
  • "Vimeo Finally Adds Chromecast Support Via Its iOS App" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "VLC gets first major release across Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Android TV" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "VLC update adds in-app extensions, resume playback, Android TV support, more" PCWorld 2/27
  • "How to enable Chrome's clutter-free experimental reading mode" PCWorld 2/27
  • "GamesBeat weekly roundup: Valve has VR plans, net neutrality, and Nvidia's cloud gaming plans" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "Why Nvidia thinks it can do cloud gaming better than anyone else" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "Amazon wants to fit trucks with 3D printers to speed up deliveries" The Verge 2/27
  • "Shift Messenger Makes It Easy For Workers To Swap Hours" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "Twitter triples troll-tackling team" BetaNews 2/27
  • "Twitter Will Crack Down On Serial Trolls By Tracking Their Phone Number" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "Sony-less Vaio is jumping into Android phones" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Sprint teases Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with new photos" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "Samsung and HTC have a lot to prove with Sunday's smartphone launches" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Swiss watchmakers show off a new line of smartwatches" The Verge 2/27
  • "Swiss watchmakers are teaming up to fight Apple and Google" Engadget 2/27
  • "Swiss luxury watch makers reveal the horological smartwatch, a direct response to gadgety wearable crap" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Remote access vulnerabilities in D-Link routers remain unpatched" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual attack" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Zillow's Home Price Estimates Now Reflect Edits Immediately" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "Uh-oh: EFF researchers discover signs of Superfish-style attacks in the wild" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Swatch announces new touchscreen watch with fitness features" The Verge 2/27
  • "Beauty By Design: The Intersection Of Data And Digital Art" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "A Chat With The Researcher Who Found Online Bystanders Won't Stop Bullying" TechCrunch 2/27
Press Releases
  • "Oracle's Netra Modular System Brings Converged Infrastructure to the Communications Industry" Marketwired 2/27
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Band Sync Desktop App updated; now supports Band customization" SuperSite for Windows 7:43 PM
  • "Windows 10 Search, Productivity Apps: Microsoft Review" InformationWeek 11:15 AM
  • "Windows 10's Battery Saver feature tested -- and found lacking" Digital Trends 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft And Sony Respond To #TheDress" Forbes 2/27
  • "Microsoft Shares 'Productivity Future Vision' Video: In its latest forward-looking video, Microsoft shows how the future of productivity is bendable, wearable, and holographic." InformationWeek 2/27
  • "Battle of the browsers 2015: Which is the best web browser for Windows?" PC Advisor 2/27
  • "Microsoft Updates Windows App Studio with New Themes and Image Wizard" Softpedia 2/27
  • "Run text-mode DOS apps in Windows with vDos" BetaNews 2/27
  • "Windows Phone Flagships Finally Get Denim in the US" Softpedia 2/27
  • "Microsoft: Xbox Live Gold Price Cut to 40 USD (32 EUR) Is Just Temporary" Softpedia 2/27
  • "Microsoft's Collective Project wants students to change the world" Neowin 2/27
  • "Special Enquiry Detail Comes to Windows Phone" MCV 2/27
  • "Add and sort Windows desktop background folders" gHacks 2/27
  • "Microsoft made an Android keyboard especially for Excel" Engadget 2/27
Government/Law/Politics
  • "White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data" IDG News Service 2/27
  • "The FCC's net neutrality ruling: 5 things you need to know" PCWorld 2/27
  • "What it means: The FCC's net neutrality vote" Computerworld 2/27
  • "The evils of Net neutrality for dummies" InfoWorld 2/27
  • "Zero Day Weekly: Superfish attacks, FBI GameoverZeus bounty, Komodia in Lavasoft" ZDNet 2/27
  • "NSA Destroying American Technology" LewRockell 2/27
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "You don't have to be Google to be a 'digital master'" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "A Quantum Computer Isn't Nearly As Glamorous As It Sounds" Gizmodo 5:26 PM
  • "Lenovo Thinkpad Stack First Impression Review: Features Make up for Boring Look; Price, Specification, Availability [Photos] International Business Times 7:48 AM
  • "Does resolution really matter? Nielsen polling data says it does, but Digital Foundry isn't totally convinced." Eurogamer 7:38 AM
  • "Cyber Attacks in West Africa Spark IT Debates" Hacked 7:37 AM
  • "Is Car Tech Causing 'Upgrade Envy'?" PC Magazine 7:30 AM
  • "How to Stop Checking Your Phone Like an Addict" The Next Web 7:12 AM
  • "Wireless charging: everything you need to know" Telegraph 7:09 AM
  • "What is Mobile World Congress? A brief history: Mobile World Congress is the biggest event on the calendar for phone makers, and the launchpad for new devices, but how did it start and who created it?" Telegraph 7:09 AM
  • "Don't Buy A Smartphone or Smartwatch Right Now" Digital Trends 7:02 AM
  • "Confessions of a technobiophiliac/I'll admit it: I love tech with natural elements like wood, and I don't think I'm alone." Computerworld 6:54 AM
  • "Technology outsourcers learn to ride the cloud" ZDNet 2/27
  • "4 great products on Amazon that will turn your house into a smart home" BGR 2/27
  • "This One Clause In The New Net Neutrality Regs Would Be A Fiasco For The Internet" Forbes 2/27
  • "Marketing Tech: Which tools provide the biggest return — and which are a waste of money? (webinar)" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "Spark Electron brings cheap cellular connectivity to the Internet of Things" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Tesla co-founder says it's electric trucks, not electric cars, that matter" The Verge 2/27
  • "Researchers uncover signs of Superfish-style attacks" Computerworld 2/27
  • "Reconciliation between Node.js and io.js could be near" InfoWorld 2/27
  • "Uber won me over with its free rides in Seoul" The Verge 2/27
  • "For cloud security, it's not the hackers you should fear" InfoWorld 2/27
  • "10 best tech jobs in America" InfoWorld 2/27
  • "Review: LibreOffice 4.4 raises the bar" InfoWorld 2/27
  • "How much is your personal or company data worth? 50% of Brits say at least £1 million" BetaNews 2/27
  • "Creating advocates for SaaS and B2B products" BetaNews 2/27
  • "The top four places your data is at risk" BetaNews 2/27
  • "One in three of the world's population now owns a smartphone" BetaNews 2/27
  • "Revealed: The apps that are draining your smartphone battery" ZDNet 2/27
  • "10 situations where you should really leave your phone in your bag" PCWorld 2/27
  • "Six ways to make your iOS or Android phone easier on the eyes" PCWorld 2/27
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Japan's NTT Comm in talks to buy German e-shelter: source" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Sprint, Best Buy Team Up to Offer Wireless Phone Plan: Companies say plan provides 'more simplified way' to buy phone service" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:50 AM
  • "Snapchat HR Director Sara Sperling Departs After Six Months" Re/code 2/27
  • "Exploring the lessons of the Exploding Kittens $8M crowdfunding campaign" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "YC-Backed YesGraph Raises A Million To Build A Better Referral System For Mobile Apps" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "Aereo gets only $2 million from selling assets to TiVo and other companies" Engadget 2/27
  • "$533 million not enough? Smartflash files new patent lawsuit against Apple" ZDNet 2/27
  • "Atlas Obscura raises $2M to become a National Geographic for millennials" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "Sols aims to disrupt Dr. Scholl's with $11M and 3D-printed insoles" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "Gaming backend technology company PlayFab raises $7.4M in latest funding round" VentureBeat 2/27
  • "Grofers, An On-Demand Delivery Service For Indian Cities, Raises $10M From Sequoia And Tiger Global" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "Kobalt Tunes Into $60M Led By Google Ventures For Its Music Rights Collection Platform" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "LeadDesk , A SaaS Call Center Startup, Raises €5.5M In Series A Funding" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "Smart Motorcycle Helmet Maker Skully Lands $11 Million In Series A To Start Manufacturing The AR-1" TechCrunch 2/27
  • "SOLS, A Maker Of 3D-Printed Shoe Insoles, Raises $11.1 Million To Bring Its Product To Consumers And Athletes" TechCrunch 2/27
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks fell Friday but have best month since Oct. 2011" USA Today 2/27
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Have Best Month Since October 2011 Thanks to Rallies in Oil" TheStreet 2/27
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks End Lower, But Manage Solid Monthly Gains" MarketWatch 2/27
  • "Stock market opens lower after weaker-than-expected US growth late last year" Associated Press 2/27
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip But Post Monthly Gains: In February, the Dow jumped 5.64%, its best month since January 2013" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/27
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 2/27
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks retreat, with property developers weak/Hong Kong stocks erased earlier gains and closed lower on Friday, with local property shares weaker amid concerns about possible tightening measures on Hong Kong's housing markets." MarketWatch 2/27
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks waver, but on track for monthly rise/European stocks were wavering on Friday, retreating from a seven-year high, but managing to remain on course to log a monthly advance." MarketWatch 2/27
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/27
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 2/27
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2/27



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 11:15 AM CST)
  • "Windows 10 Search, Productivity Apps: Microsoft Review"
  • "Samsung, Microsoft, Qualcomm, LG Dominating MWC 2015"
  • "iCloud Apps Welcome Windows, Not Android"
New York Times (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 PM CST)
  • "Silicon Valley Shuttle Drivers Vote to Join Union"
  • "Mutual Suspicion Mars Tech Trade With China"
  • "White House Proposes Broad Consumer Data Privacy Bill"
  • "Pentagon Shops in Silicon Valley for Game Changers"
  • "Uber Driver Database Breached by Someone Outside Company"
  • "Dutch Offer Preview of Net Neutrality"
  • "Bits Blog: F.C.C. Moves to Free Up Community Broadband Services"
  • "F.C.C. Approves Net Neutrality Rules, Classifying Broadband Internet Service as a Utility"
  • "News Analysis: The Push for Net Neutrality Arose From Lack of Choice"
  • "The Upshot: Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability" ...
PC Magazine (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 PM CST)
  • "Huawei Watch Promo Videos Leak Early"
  • "Buzzfeed's Latest App Rates Cute (and Not Cute) Pets"
  • "Runcible: The Half-Pocketwatch, Half-Smartphone"
  • "Uber Was Hacked Last May"
  • "A Real, Working Hyperloop Planned for California"
  • "Is Car Tech Causing 'Upgrade Envy'?"
  • "8 Geeky Lego Projects That Need Your Help"
Reuters (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:30 AM CST)
  • "Japan's NTT Comm in talks to buy German e-shelter: source"
ZDNet (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • "You don't have to be Google to be a 'digital master'"
  • "Microsoft's Project Spartan is being armed for assault in the browser wars"
  • "Top iOS news of the week: Tracking iPhones, Apple Pay activations, iPhones most profitable"
  • "Traveling overseas with T-Mobile: free data and text is good enough for most"
  • "Top Android news of the week: Android for Work, Android Pay, owning the market" ...





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