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  • "Microsoft lays out its top 3 priorities — and none of them mention Windows" Business Insider 7:22 AM
  • "Reminder: Windows 10 rollback option is only available for 30 days" ExtremeTech 10:29 AM
  • "Microsoft revamps Outlook on the web with new look and features, drops Outlook Web App name" VentureBeat 2:48 PM
  • "With Halo 5, Microsoft Seeks to Lure E-Sports Players Back" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:22 AM
  • "Is Microsoft reading YOUR emails? Windows 10 may threaten your privacy, watchdogs warn" Daily Mail (UK) 7:22 AM
  • "If Microsoft Had A Wish, It May Be No More Big, Stupid Deals" Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "Microsoft updates program to encourage diversity in partner law firms: A new system of bonuses will encourage more inclusion in the upper echelons of big law firms that work with the tech titan" IDG News Service 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Investing $100 Million in Uber" eWeek 6:58 AM
  • "New HP Hyper-Converged Appliance Delivers Enterprise Resiliency and Easy Cloud Onramp" MarketWatch 7:18 AM
  • "Intel Chips Are A Matter Of Course: A Statistical Study With Implications On INTC Stock Price" Seeking Alpha 1:07 PM
  • "Prices for Intel Skylake Desktop Processors Revealed" Softpedia 7:20 AM
  • "Intel offers double referral fees for women and minority hires" ITProPortal 7:20 AM
  • "Intel Corporation (INTC) Management on Intel and Micron Unveil 3D XPoint Conference Call (Transcript)" Seeking Alpha 6:13 AM
  • "AMD says its Project Quantum concept is 'not far' from becoming a market-ready PC" PCR 7:19 AM
  • "AMD adds Dirt Rally to 'If it can game' bundle" Hexus 7:19 AM
  • "IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents: IBM has received 1,200 patents on cloud computing over the last 18 months. Here's a sample of what Blue Blue is patenting and why it's a concern." InformationWeek 2:09 PM
  • "IBM's Makeover: A Buy-or-Die Strategy for Big Blue" Forbes 7:21 AM
  • "The $169 Cloudbook is Acer's idea of a Windows 10 Chromebook." Neowin 7:44 AM
  • "Acer takes aim at Chromebooks with the Windows 10 Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14 laptops, starting at $170" VentureBeat 7:05 AM
  • "Acer's Cloudbooks are Chromebooks with Windows 10" The Verge 7:08 AM
  • "Acer's new Windows 10 laptops arrive with Chromebook-like prices: The 11-inch model will launch in August in North America" IDG News Service 6:58 AM
  • "Acer Aspire One Cloudbook offers Windows 10 on the cheap: Laptops will be available from £180 in the UK in October" The Inquirer 12:08 PM
  • "SanDisk and Toshiba link up on 3D NAND technology" ZDNet 7:44 AM
General Interest
  • "Photoshop CC 2015.0.1 Update Now Available" Adobe 2:48 PM
  • "Epson's new printers will make ink cartridges a thing of the past" The Verge 2:10 PM
  • "T-Mobile officially passes Sprint to become third-largest US carrier: Sprint drops to last place among the major US carriers" The Verge 12:02 PM
  • "Samsung glamour days over as it fights to save mobile market share" Reuters 11:16 AM
  • "Highlights Kids' Magazine Is Finally Going Digital: The publisher is teaming up with a San Francisco startup to develop games, as well as an interactive version of the magazine for mobile devices" Bloomberg 11:13 AM
  • "Hackers exploit Flash in one of the largest malware attacks in recent history" BGR 6:50 AM
  • "Hackers target internet address bug to disrupt sites" BBC 6:48 AM
  • "Hackers use Yahoo ad network to spread malware to millions" V3 7:50 AM
  • "Sphero targets the education market with a redesigned robot" Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Here's What Google's Secret Car Company Is Called" Time 7:18 AM
  • "Hacklands introducing geeks to something called 'outdoors': In tents coding session for hackers" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "Angry Birds 2 gamers mad at in-app purchases" BBC 7:12 AM
  • "LinkedIn's publishing platform expands beyond English and into Portuguese; German and French to follow" VentureBeat 7:15 AM
  • "First 3D-printed pill approved by US authorities" BBC 7:12 AM
  • "OnePlus promises a second new smartphone before Christmas: Just when you thought the hype was over" The Verge 7:08 AM
  • "Mozilla-backed Matchstick dongle canned after DRM problems: The INQUIRER just got $25 richer" The Inquirer 6:59 AM
  • "Nikon makes one of its best lenses better by adding image stabilization: The AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR weighs a kilogram and costs a ton" The Verge 7:08 AM
  • "Nikon Announces Another Trio of Lenses" PC Magazine 7:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "New HP Hyper-Converged Appliance Delivers Enterprise Resiliency and Easy Cloud Onramp: New Hyper-Converged Appliance Combines Built-In Disaster Recovery With Next-Generation Servers and Hybrid Cloud Orchestration for Half the Cost of Competitors" Marketwired 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces PC Accessories for Windows 10" Thurrott 3:16 PM
  • "Ask Paul: A Mini-Collection of Windows 10 Questions" Thurrott 12:38 PM
  • "Microsoft starts selling Surfaces with Windows 10 pre-installed, extends $150 Pro 3 price cut" Neowin 8:52 AM
  • "How to Customize the Window 10 Start Menu" PC Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "Microsoft is readying several gaming features for HoloLens" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "Xbox One will be a 'full-featured' DVR for TV" Engadget 11:11 AM
  • "New Xbox dashboard and backwards compatibility come in November" Engadget 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft rebrands Xbox Music app on iPhone to Groove" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "How to Successfully Install the Windows 10 Free Upgrade" eWeek 6:58 AM
  • "DHS warns about privacy implications of cybersecurity bill: The bill under consideration of the Senate has been criticized by privacy groups" IDG News Service 6:57 AM
  • "Digital Transformation Office CEO blames IT for poor service delivery" ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "Lights, camera, interaction: Welcome to LA, home of the open-door mini studio" CNET 2:57 PM
  • "Do We Really Want Amazon's Drones To Swarm Our Skies?" Wired 2:57 PM
  • "Hands-on with the Dash Button, Amazon's $5 gimmick that only knows how to buy one thing" VentureBeat 2:58 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Review: Introducing Alexa, Your Digital Assistant" HotHardware 2:08 PM
  • "Review: Epson Kills the Printer Ink Cartridge/The new EcoTank printers costs more up front, but can churn for years without running dry" [Paid Membership Required] 8:52 AM
  • "Why can't Amazon Echo handle this seemingly basic feature?" BetaNews 7:51 AM
  • "Even Homestar Runner is pretty sure Flash is dying" Digital Trends 7:51 AM
  • "Google Glass Advisers: No, Really, Consumers Will Want Smart Glasses" Re/code 7:13 AM
  • "The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp: As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain" Telegraph 7:13 AM
  • "First Click: Don't be so quick to laugh at that BBC reporter's bizarre palm phone" The Verge 7:13 AM
  • "Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition review: A good handset with a great screen and neat Scopes feature" The Inquirer 6:58 AM
  • "CA Technologies buying identity management service Xceedium" ZDNet 11:16 AM
  • "Alibaba Group Names Michael Evans as President: To tap Chinese consumers' growing appetite for imports, e-commerce company is reaching out to premium global brands" [Paid Membership Required] 8:54 AM
  • "Confidence of Silicon Valley's venture capitalists hits two-year low" VentureBeat 7:04 AM
  • "Alibaba Hires Goldman Sachs Veteran To Grow Its International Business" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "GIF Keyboard Maker Riffsy Raises $10M Series A" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Tencent Wants To Buy All Remaining Shares Of Elong, One Of China's Top Travel Sites" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Panorama Raises $12 Million To Help Schools Understand Their Students" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Volatility Returns to Markets as Apple Enters Correction" TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Wall Street Caps Muted Session Lower" FOXBusiness 3:52 PM
  • "US Stock Futures Drop Amid Earnings, Weak Oil; Shire Makes $30 Bln Offer For Baxalta" Nasdaq 7:29 AM
  • "Market Snapshot: U.S. Stocks End Lower As Sept. Rate-hike Talk Gains Steam" Nasdaq 3:53 PM
  • "Stocks close lower: Dow in 4-day losing streak" USA Today 3:54 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Fed's Lockhart Says Economy Ready for Rate Increase: Baxalta shares soar after Shire takeover bid; Allstate sinks" [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese shares rise as Beijing clamps down on short selling/China shares ended higher Tuesday after officials announced fresh steps to rein in short selling, while commodities weakness spread to some Asian currencies, including the Malaysian ringgit." MarketWatch 7:33 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks set to break five-session winning streak/Europe's benchmark stock index dropped for the first time in six sessions on Tuesday, with Greek stocks remaining under sharp selling pressure on their second trading day after the market reopen." MarketWatch 7:34 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 11:15 AM CDT)
  • "Acer Aspire One Cloudbook Sports Windows 10"
  • "A Lousy Database Can Doom Your Apps"
  • "IBM Locks Up Cloud Processes With Patents"
  • "Beyond Windows 10: 6 Microsoft Releases To Watch" ...
New York Times (Updated 11:15 AM CDT)
  • "GIFs, Glorious GIFs, From Readers"
  • "The GIF Start-Ups Fostering a Visual Language on Mobile"
  • "Instagram Takes on Growing Role in the Art Market"
  • "Reviewing Olio, the Latest Entrant in the Smartwatch Sweepstakes"
  • "Alibaba Names Former Goldman Sachs Executive as President"
  • "With Halo 5, Microsoft Seeks to Lure E-Sports Players Back"
PC Magazine (Updated 11:15 AM CDT)
  • "Another OnePlus Phone for the Holidays?"
  • "PlayStation Now Hits PS Vita, PS TV"
  • "Save $120 on Dual-Core Dell Inspiron Small Desktop"
  • "Ookla Speedtest Tips Fastest Internet Awards (and Verizon Doesn't Win)"
  • "Firefox OS Matchstick Dongle Canceled"
  • "Swiss Timepiece or Apple Watch? Nico Gerard Offers Both"
  • "Nikon Announces Another Trio of Lenses"
  • "How to Customize the Window 10 Start Menu"
  • "Acer Intros Inexpensive Aspire One Cloudbook Laptops"
  • "The 110 Best IFTTT Recipes" ...
Reuters (Updated 11:15 AM CDT)
  • "Sprint reports smaller-than-expected loss, promises more cost cuts"
  • "Apple denies it plans to sell mobile services directly to consumers"
  • "Marvell wins cut in $1.54 billion Carnegie Mellon damages award"
  • "BMW CEO puts digital trends at center of strategy review"
  • "Charter Communications posts bigger quarterly loss"
  • "Alibaba hires former Goldman banker Evans as president"
  • "Samsung glamour days over as it fights to save mobile market share"
  • "Tech lift to productivity overlooked? The Fed doesn't think so"
ZDNet (Updated 11:15 AM CDT)
  • "CA Technologies buying identity management service Xceedium"
  • "More hints in El Capitan suggest a smaller 4k iMac is on the way"
  • "How to to protect your smartphone from weather, accidents, and everything bad"
  • "Chinese hackers hijack commercial VPN service to launch cyberattacks"
  • "Sprint drops behind T-Mobile on weak Q1 subscriber growth"
  • "BlackBerry debuts $549 Passport Silver Edition phone with free accessories"
  • "​LibreOffice 5: The best office suite today won't cost you a dime"
  • "Homeland Security warns drones could be used as weapons"

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