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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables" Wired 8:40 AM
  • "Why it's smart that Microsoft's wearable is aiming for the middle" The Daily Dot 8:32 AM
  • "7 Ways Satya Nadella's Microsoft Is Completely Transformed" Time 8:48 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Skylake processor delay to weaken Windows 10 notebook demand" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "Samsung asks court to declare it can terminate its Android patent license agreement with Microsoft" Foss Patents 8:21 AM
  • "Tencent, IBM Team Up to Offer Cloud-Based Services for Businesses: Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Expands Cloud-Based Services With Help From IBM" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Tencent, IBM team up to offer cloud-based services for businesses" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
  • "IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China: IBM partners with Tencent, China's largest Internet company, to offer enterprise-level, industry specific cloud services." InformationWeek 8:54 AM
  • "IBM SoftLayer to build Chinese cloud presence with help from Tencent" Gigaom 8:32 AM
  • "IBM and China's Tencent Begin Cloud Partership" 24/7 Wall St. 8:03 AM
  • "HP's New PC Can Project a Touchscreen Onto Your Desk" Wired 8:40 AM
  • "Intel settlement means cheap round for anyone who bought Pentium 4 processor" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "Why AMD announces layoffs like other technology peers have" Market Realist 8:51 AM
  • "More notebook brands shifting focus to gaming models, say sources" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
General Interest
  • "Mobile Workers Toiling Longer, More Productively" PC Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "Millions of websites hit by Drupal hack attack" BBC 8:34 AM
  • "Amazon's Fire Phone Product Efforts Will Continue Despite Early Stumbles" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network" PCWorld 9:29 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg wants YOUR questions for Facebook Q&A" Digital Trends 8:25 AM
  • "Former Android Leader Andy Rubin Leaving Google: Rubin Is Starting an Incubator for Startups Interested in Building Technology-Hardware Products" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:44 AM
  • "Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Leaving Google" PC Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "Former Android boss Andy Rubin leaves Google" BBC 8:34 AM
  • "Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google, company confirms" Digital Trends 8:25 AM
  • "Research Illustrates Damage ISP Shenanigans Can Do, It's Not Just Netflix Users Getting Shafted" HotHardware 8:03 AM
  • "HTC Reports Slim $19.7M Profit For Q3 2014 As Its Rebuilding Efforts Continue" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Sony Reports Narrower Second-Quarter Loss Than Estimated" Reuters [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Sony Appoints New Mobile Chief, Change Could Do It Good" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "Sony Writes Off $1.5B From Its Mobile Division As It Cuts Smartphone Sales Target Again" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM and Tencent Cloud Partner to Transform Industries with Cloud" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "Town Sports International Improves Business Performance With Oracle Database Appliance" Marketwired 8:51 AM
  • "Kohl's Sets Foundation for Future Growth With Oracle Retail" Marketwired 8:51 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft patches GroupMe 'full account' hijack hole" The Register 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft gets storage QoS and software-defined storage religion" The Register 8:42 AM
  • "Xbox Entertainment Studios officially closes" Seattle Times 8:42 AM
  • "Windows 7 OEM licence availability reaches zero day" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Spain orders Google to pay news publishers a tax for search results" The Next Web 8:46 AM
  • "Pirate Bay Founder Faces Another Prison Term for Hacking" Digital Trends 8:32 AM
  • "Hungary puts internet tax plans on ice following heavy protests" Gigaom 8:21 AM
  • "FCC reportedly close to reclassifying ISPs as common carriers" Ars Technica 8:10 AM
  • "Police can require cellphone fingerprint, not pass code: A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone." The Virginian-Pilot 7:56 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google Lost The Guy Who Started Android, But It Sounds Like The Perfect Move For Him" Business Insider 8:49 AM
  • "Can anything save Sony?" CNNMoney 8:39 AM
  • "It looks like Russia and smells like Russia ... but is it Russia? It's easy to say Russians are hacking the White House and major U.S. companies. It's harder to prove it." CNNMoney 8:38 AM
  • "All-in-one PC brings entertainment to tight spaces -- and budgets" CNET 8:36 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Sleek, slim, fully metal (hands-on)" CNET 8:36 AM
  • "Understanding the cloud" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Mobile devices make sales work more complicated" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Frightening facts about email" BetaNews 8:13 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures And KPCB At $1.12B Valuation" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Joyent gets $15M in funding and tries to jump on the container bandwagon" Gigaom 8:21 AM
  • "Car Rental Startup Zoomcar Raises $8 Million To Democratize Transportation In India" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks jump at the open as Japan index leaps 4.8%" USA Today 8:59 AM
  • "Stock Market Today: Stocks Open Sharply Higher on Bank of Japan Stimulus" TheStreet 8:55 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks: Dow Surges After BOJ Stimulus Surprise" Nasdaq 8:55 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Surge; Dow Hits Intraday Record: Bank of Japan Unexpectedly Announces More Stimulus Measures" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Nikkei rallies to seven-year high after BOJ surprise stimulus/Other Asia stocks rally, Japan index positive for the year" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rally after surprise Japan stimulus/FTSE heads for best week since February" MarketWatch 8:54 AM



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Bloomberg (Updated 9:00 AM CDT)
  • "Samsung Electronics Jumps Most Since 2008 on Revamp Bets"
  • "Hungarian Premier Orban Scraps Internet Tax Amid Protests"
  • "Sony's Loss Widens as Xperia Struggles Against IPhone"
  • "U.K. Pioneers Radio-Wave 'Lighthouses' to Aid Ships if GPS Fails"
  • "Samsung Group Files IPOs as Lee Family Restructures "
  • "Lenovo Won't Stop at No.3 in Smartphones After Motorola "
  • "Twitter Said to Appoint New Head of Product as User Growth Slows"
  • "Seth Rogen Is in Talks to Play Wozniak in Steve Jobs Film"
  • "Android Co-Founder Rubin Leaving Google to Form Incubator"
  • "Hackers Probing Financial System's Defenses Show Why Everyone Should Worry" ...
CNET News (Updated 9:00 AM CDT)
  • "Amazon exec: Fire Phone was overpriced"
  • "A 3.85mm-thick phone? Chinese company Vivo says it's coming"
  • "Sales have fallen hard one month into Korea's phone subsidy reform"
  • "Etsy competitor Minted hopes it has an indie artist for you"
  • "LG trots out 5.3-inch display with almost no bezel"
  • "Samsung Gear S slated for US launch on Nov. 7"
  • "Get a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 with 4G LTE for $159"
  • "Huawei does the Honors in CNET UK podcast 409"
  • "Crave Ep. 181: Grasp and feel objects in a virtual environment with the Dexmo VR Glove" ...
InformationWeek (Updated 9:00 AM CDT)
  • "IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China"
  • "Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First"
  • "Geekend: Best Cities For The Zombie Apocalypse"
  • "Microsoft Band Wearable: 9 Key Issues"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 AM CDT)
  • "The Coming Out of Apple's Chief Tim Cook: 'This Will Resonate'"
  • "Tim Cook Is Important Because Firsts Are Important"
  • "Andy Rubin, Former Head of Android, Departs Google"
  • "Hungary Suspends Internet Tax After Huge Protests"
  • "In China, Internet Czar Is Taking a Blunt Tone"
  • "Twitter Appoints Product Chief, Replacing One Named 6 Months Ago"
  • "Small Businesses Assess Their Apple Pay Options"
  • "Sony Reports Narrower Second-Quarter Loss Than Estimated"
  • "Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability"
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Says That He Is 'Proud to Be Gay'"
Reuters (Updated 9:00 AM CDT)
  • "Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise"
  • "Oi, rivals agree to bid for Brazil's TIM, Folha says"
  • "Siemens seen picking EQT for hearing aids next week"
  • "Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud"
  • "Panasonic raises profit outlook as restructuring shows results"
  • "Samsung Electronics seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones"
  • "HTC forecasts higher fourth-quarter sales; above market estimates"
  • "Japan's wireless carriers told to unlock phones starting next year"
  • "Sharp second-quarter operating profit slides as Japan sales tax hike weighs"





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