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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's new record: Speech recognition AI now transcribes as well as a human" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Hits a Speech Recognition Milestone: The company's technology now equals human transcribers and that might make your devices understand you better." The Motley Fool 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft shows off Brainwave 'real-time AI' platform on FPGAs" ZDNet 4:53 PM
  • "Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs" TechCrunch 6:04 PM
  • "Microsoft teams up with Red Hat to bring Windows Server containers to OpenShift" TechCrunch 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft turns its physical stores into esports gaming arenas with new League of Legends events" GeekWire 12:24 PM
  • "Windows security: Cryptocurrency miner malware is enslaving PCs with Eternal Blue" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft warns that hackers are increasingly targeting cloud accounts: Firm says that number of attacks tripled in the first quarter" The Inquirer 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft and Red Hat expand partnership with focus on containers and hybrid cloud" GeekWire 11:55 AM
  • "Microsoft to cease work on its GigJam collaboration service" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "Intel shows off a mysterious and attractive black Surface Book: It may just be a render, but it certainly looks good." Ars Technica 11:55 AM
  • "Intel might have leaked a new Surface Book in 8th-gen promo video: And it could launch in October" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
  • "HP's first Omen X gaming laptop includes easy access to upgrade parts" The Verge 6:20 AM
  • "HP Announces the OMEN X Laptop" Thurrott 7:32 AM
  • "HP welcomes overclockers with first OMEN X gaming laptop" BetaNews 8:03 AM
  • "HP's first Omen X gaming laptop is built for overclocking: You'll even find a window to show it off like a desktop." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "HP announces the OMEN X Laptop, calling it 'a force to be reckoned with'" Neowin 6:20 AM
  • "Intel launches its 8th generation processors which are 40% faster: The eighth generation processor named Coffee Lake is third in the series of processors based on Skylake microarchitecture" CNBC: MoneyControl 7:44 AM
  • "Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "IBM, Costco, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "IBM wants to make blockchain good enough to eat: IBM is working with agribusiness and retailers to trace food from farm to store shelf using blockchain technologies" IDG News Service 10:48 AM
  • "IBM wants to use the technology that underlies bitcoin to help prevent major foodborne outbreaks like salmonella" Business Insider 2:14 PM
  • "Oracle has to pay stiffed sales rep, court rules" The Register 6:36 PM
  • "Oracle considering making Java open source" CIO Dive 7:53 AM
  • "ASUS introduces $130 B250 Mining motherboard with support for up to 19 graphics cards" Neowin 6:20 AM
General Interest
  • "GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to step down" ZDNet 4:53 PM
  • "Amazon bought Whole Foods to solve its biggest problem in the grocery business" Business Insider 2:14 PM
  • "Teens Still Hate Facebook, Love Snapchat, Instagram" PC Magazine 12:31 PM
  • "90 per cent of hacked firms fess up to running unpatched systems" The Inquirer 11:52 AM
  • "Linksys' $300 router lets gamers put their data before everyone else's" The Verge 10:48 AM
  • "Verizon permanently throttling video on all unlimited plans, as low as 480p on iPhones" 9to5Mac 7:33 AM
  • "Facebook's colorful status updates are now available on WhatsApp: The update allows users to also add a link and choose a font for statuses" The Verge 7:24 AM
  • "Samsung's Bixby rolled out in 200 countries" BBC 8:39 AM
  • "Samsung's Bixby assistant is now available for Galaxy S8 owners worldwide" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
  • "Google touts Titan security chip to market cloud services" Reuters 4:54 PM
  • "Android 8.0 Oreo: Rollout begins for Pixel, Nexus in Android beta" ZDNet 6:21 AM
  • "Android 8.0 Oreo is already available for Pixel and Nexus devices" BGR 6:22 AM
  • "Google Officially Takes Android Oreo Out of the Oven" eWeek 6:21 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 8 specs, release date and price: Vodafone confirms plans to offer smartphone/Users can register their interest ahead of tomorrow's unveiling" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
  • "Google code hints at headphones that run Google Assistant" The Verge 6:20 AM
  • "DJI drone owners told to update or be grounded" BBC 6:22 AM
  • "Chatbot apps help users prepare for death" BBC 6:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Announces Major Blockchain Collaboration with Dole, Driscoll's, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart to Address Food Safety Worldwide" MENAFN 7:43 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft spikes GigJam collaboration tool before it leaves Preview" The Register 9:05 PM
  • "Windows Mobile: The walking dead never die/Microsoft seems unwilling to pull the plug on a mobile OS that no one loves. It could lead a zombie existence for years." Computerworld 2:15 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Age of Empires IV: There's no release date or details — but we're still excited" The Verge 6:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Age Of Empires IV, Releases New Trailer For 4K-Ready Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition" Redmond Pie 6:20 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "DOJ backs down from request for IP addresses that visited Trump protest website" TechCrunch 6:51 PM
  • "Justice Department walks back demand for information on anti-Trump website" The Verge 5:36 PM
  • "Lawsuit against Daily Stormer is stuck; founder can't be served papers: They visited seven known addresses, but couldn't find Andrew Anglin." Ars Technica 9:01 AM
  • "Brazilian government to reassess Internet steering committee" ZDNet 7:37 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "HP's Omen X is a beastly gaming laptop you can actually upgrade" The Next Web 9:09 PM
  • "Dell gets X-treme with Alienware Area-51 PC, but caps CPU core count at 10" Digital Trends 6:33 PM
  • "Quake Champions enters Early Access on PC" VentureBeat 6:04 PM
  • "Review: ASUS ZenFone AR is a great showcase for Tango and other half-baked software [Video] 9to5Google 2:34 PM
  • "Nokia 5 review: A solid mid-range pure-Android contender" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "AI systems have a self-taught sexist view of women: What did women do to deserve all this?" The Inquirer 7:25 AM
  • "Nintendo's second 'Classic' console is better, but not perfect: Ironing out the wrinkles of Nintendo's original throwback console." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "The SNES Classic has a great trick for beating difficult Nintendo games: Rewind, Replay, Retry" The Verge 6:20 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Versive raises $12.7M to solve security problems using artificial intelligence" GeekWire 10:48 AM
  • "Skytap raises massive $45M funding round, led by Goldman Sachs, to move legacy apps to the cloud" GeekWire 10:48 AM
  • "Skytap raises $45M for its enterprise cloud" TechCrunch 9:55 AM
  • "Big data analytics platform Databricks raises $140M Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz" TechCrunch 9:32 AM
  • "Ford set to create a new joint venture to produce EVs in China" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "Matterport grabs $5M more to accelerate deep learning development for their 3D capture tech" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "All 50 startups from Y Combinator's Summer 2017 Demo Day 1" TechCrunch 6:21 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow posts biggest one-day gain in nearly 4 months: Dow finishes up nearly 200 points led by Caterpillar, Cisco shares" MarketWatch 4:32 PM
  • "US Stocks-Wall St bounces back with gains in Tech Stocks" Reuters 12:30 PM
  • "Wall Street rallies on optimism about tax reform" Reuters 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks Bounce After Extended Selloff, Led by Tech Sector: Technology companies led a broad upswing in U.S. stocks Tuesday, as investors scooped up shares following recent declines." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
  • "Singapore stocks end 5-day slump as Asian markets end broadly higher" MarketWatch 7:39 AM
  • "European stocks set to snap losing streak as miners jump" MarketWatch 7:39 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:50 PM CDT)
  • "10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017"
  • "Why I Gave My Engineering Team a Chance for a Do-Over"
  • "Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics"
New York Times (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:50 PM CDT)
  • "YouTube Removes Videos Showing Atrocities in Syria"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Feds Back Off Request for Trump Protest Site Visitor Data"
  • "Western Digital My Book Duo Offers 'Colossal' 20TB of Storage"
  • "Get a Dell XPS Tower Desktop for Just $479.99"
  • "Save Big on Managed VPS Hosting From Liquid Web"
  • "CrashPlan Ending Cloud Backup for Consumers"
  • "Report: Verizon Smartphone Video Streams Capped at 720p"
  • "Teens Still Hate Facebook, Love Snapchat, Instagram"
  • "HP's Omen X Laptop Is Designed to Be Overclocked"
  • "Samsung's Bixby Voice Assistant Now Available Worldwide"
  • "Essential Shows Off Selective Focus, 360 Camera" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Robot makers slow to address danger risk: researchers"
  • "Salesforce.com profit beats estimates, shares drop after hours"
  • "Toshiba prioritizes talks with Western Digital on chips business: Nikkei"
  • "Google touts Titan security chip to market cloud services"
  • "GoDaddy's CEO Blake Irving to retire"
  • "Ford, China's Zotye Auto plan JV to build electric vehicles"
  • "Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals"
  • "Austria, carmakers agree to update software of 600,000 diesel cars"
  • "Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain"
  • "TD Ameritrade launches Facebook chatbot"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Startups and SMEs to receive bigger chunk of government IT spend"
  • "DOJ amends request for data from anti-Trump site"
  • "Facebook isn't sure how much money it earns from Australia, and the ATO is fine with it"
  • "The enterprise must secure against the IoT: Fortinet"
  • "Gatwick's airport app is taking off... and should inspire others to follow its example"
  • "GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to step down"
  • "Intuit's Q4 gets QuickBooks Online boost, names new CFO"
  • "Video: Galaxy Note 8 faces stiff competition"





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