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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows Code Leak, but Size, Details Disputed" ExtremeTech 7:10 AM
  • "Google reveals Windows flaw that gives access to kernel memory, as Microsoft didn't fix it" Neowin 10:30 AM
  • "Microsoft: We're 'raising the bar' for security in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update" Neowin 12:36 PM
  • "Microsoft, YouTube, and others team up to combat terrorism" Neowin 6:14 AM
  • "Britain's new super-warship at risk of cyber attack for 'running outdated Windows XP': BRITAIN'S largest ever warship - costing £3.1billion - is at risk of a cyber attack as it appears to be running on the outdated Windows XP operating system." Express UK 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Quietly Kills Another Gaping Hole in Windows Defender" Bleeping Computer 6:35 AM
  • "Zero-day Skype flaw causes crashes, remote code execution" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Microsoft brings the 'next generation of Skype' to iPhones" Neowin 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to the cloud to make Windows 10 safer for enterprise users" TechCrunch 9:55 AM
  • "Microsoft starts offering 4 weeks paid leave for employees caring for sick family members" GeekWire 12:36 PM
  • "Dell EMC's John Byrne: I can guarantee there will be more M&A between legacy Dell and EMC partners/Dell EMC's global channel chief predicts that more partners - including those in the UK - will link arms in order to secure high-level status in combined partner programme" CRN UK 6:29 AM
  • "Gigamon snaps up former Dell EMC global sales SVP" Channel Life 6:29 AM
  • "EU court to adjourn ruling on Intel antitrust case until next year" New Europe 6:34 AM
  • "Skylake, Kaby Lake chips have a crash bug with hyperthreading enabled: A fix is available for Linux systems; Windows users will have to use firmware updates." Ars Technica UK 6:34 AM
  • "Samsung tops Intel in chip sales for first time" Seeking Alpha 7:56 AM
  • "The Intel SSD 545s (512GB) Review: 64-Layer 3D TLC NAND Hits Retail" AnandTech 6:33 AM
  • "Intel SSD 545S Series 512GB Review - IMFT 64-Layer TLC" PC Perspective 6:33 AM
  • "Latest benchmark results show AMD's new Vega graphics cards could be screaming fast" Lakebit 6:30 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets previewed" Fudzilla 6:31 AM
  • "Cisco and McAfee decide users just can't be trusted not to click on dodgy attachments: So they've welded Advanced Threat Defense to Email Security Appliances" The Register 6:48 AM
  • "IBM is telling Congress not to fear the rise of an AI 'overlord': The company's Watson team is embarking on a lobbying push to address what it sees as an incorrect, 'dystopian' view of AI." Recode 10:01 AM
  • "IBM Chosen As Banks' Blockchain Partner" PYMNTS 6:32 AM
  • "IBM Serves Up New Watson Tech at 2017 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament" Fortune 8:55 PM
  • "China drives growth in hardware start-ups" EDN Asia 6:10 AM
General Interest
  • "Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer defends Uber's Travis Kalanick" Axios 6:58 PM
  • "Petya Ransomware Hackers Didn't Make WannaCry's Mistakes" Wired 6:38 PM
  • "Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012" Reuters 8:41 PM
  • "Facebook reaches 2 billion users" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:11 PM
  • "Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly active users" ZDNet 5:04 PM
  • "The global app economy is expected to grow like crazy in coming years" Mashable 4:03 PM
  • "Ransomware attack used an NSA exploit, Eternal Blue, to wreak havoc" Mashable 4:03 PM
  • "Yahoo gives Mail a makeover and introduces Yahoo Mail Pro: It's also a lot faster." Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "A new ransomware attack is infecting airlines, banks, and utilities across Europe" The Verge 12:10 PM
  • "App economy to grow to $6.3 trillion in 2021, user base to nearly double to 6.3 billion" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 might be uglier than we thought" BGR 8:06 AM
  • "Honor 9 launches with dual cameras, microSD and a headphone jack: Another bargain price mid-ranger from Honor" The Inquirer 7:57 AM
  • "Scotland's average broadband speed is lower than yours: Which? finds a whack of sub 10Mbps towns" The Inquirer 7:15 AM
  • "Amazon's hiring binge to extend to Michigan with 1,600 jobs" Associated Press 3:27 PM
  • "Amazon Adds Intercom Feature to Alexa and Echo" PC Magazine 6:50 AM
  • "Sony open-sources NNabla neural network learnings: En-NNabla-blement of answer to Google's TensorFlow?" The Register 6:48 AM
  • "Comodo launches free endpoint detection for enterprises" BetaNews 6:49 AM
  • "Software glitch led to London Ambulance Service outage – report: Update 18 months earlier meant recycle bin drained system resources, leading to crash" The Register 6:48 AM
  • "Supermarkets examining electronic shelf-edge labeling to cut costs, not for 'surge pricing': Rising minimum wage, not surge pricing, behind supermarkets' interest in electronic shelf-edge labeling, claims industry consultant" V3 6:47 AM
  • "Facebook may finally have to compromise its user experience in order to keep growing: Facebook embraced sound-on autoplay videos, just months before Google and Apple said they were banning these formats on their platforms as unacceptable UX intrusions." Recode 6:21 AM
  • "Google News redesigned with a cleaner look" Engadget 8:04 PM
  • "Google Home now supports up to six users in the UK: Sync music playlists and schedules for everyone in your household." Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "Google Home rolls out multiple account access in UK: Google Assistant gets split personality. This orders" The Inquirer 6:15 AM
  • "Asus announces cryptocurrency-centric GPU range" bit-tech 6:31 AM
  • "AT&T might start charging customers to keep their data private" BGR 6:13 AM
  • "Nintendo announces mini Super Famicom for Japan: 3" The Verge 6:25 AM
  • "Form an orderly queue! Nintendo announces SNES Classic to be released at the end of September: Pre-orders of the SNES Classic sell-out within hours at Amazon and Game" V3 6:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Intel extends lifecycle support for IoT platforms to strengthen supply chains" DigiTimes 6:33 AM
  • "UK agency Oracle Group 'reluctantly' rebrands after pressure from tech giant Oracle Corporation" PR Week 6:36 AM
Microsoft
  • "Why Microsoft's Snapdragon Windows 10 Cellular PC Is Walking Dead" Seeking Alpha 11:33 AM
  • "Xbox One X to sell 17m by 2021 - DFC: Even with 4K TV sales on the rise, Xbox One X will only appeal to a narrow demographic, says David Cole" GamesIndustry 10:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 Device Usage: New Surface Devices Hit the Charts" Thurrott 9:19 AM
  • "Xbox Backwards Compatibility - Microsoft give games list update to Xbox One owners: XBOX One owners looking forward to the recently announced Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility have been given a games list update by Microsoft." Express UK 6:35 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'Too Early' to Predict Xbox Backwards Compatible Library/'Multiple games up and running' though." Gaming Bolt 6:35 AM
  • "Paint.NET is coming to the Windows Store" Neowin 6:18 AM
  • "Lumia 960: More images emerge of Microsoft's cancelled Windows 10 Mobile flagship" Neowin 6:14 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Russia Announces Crackdown on Telegram App" PC Magazine 8:20 PM
  • "Lawmakers want to move fast on self-driving car legislation" Axios 3:26 PM
  • "Florida Man Tied to Global Hacking Scam Gets 5 1/2 Years" Bloomberg 12:24 PM
  • "Google's U.S. rivals backed EU in push that brought record $2.7B fine" Bloomberg News 8:18 PM
  • "Even a $2.7 billion fine can't hurt Google" Yahoo Finance 5:40 PM
  • "Google Fined $2.7 Billion in E.U. Antitrust Ruling" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:22 AM
  • "Europe has fined Google $2.7 billion for manipulating search results: Google has 90 days to change its practices or face further penalties." Recode 6:21 AM
  • "Google: 'We respectfully disagree' with EU antitrust ruling, and will 'consider an appeal'" Neowin 6:17 AM
  • "Google gets record €2.42bn fine from EU for 'abusing market dominance as a search engine'" Neowin 6:17 AM
  • "Google hit with record £2.1bn fine for 'abusing dominance' in search: EC rules that Google demoted results from competitors in shopping service" The Inquirer 6:15 AM
  • "EU fines Google a record $2.7 billion for abusing product searches: The search giant has been found guilty of manipulating search results to promote its own products." Engadget 6:13 AM
  • "Google slapped with record-breaking $2.7 billion fine for abusing search dominance" BGR 6:13 AM
  • "Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service" BBC 6:12 AM
  • "Google must stop demoting competitors in search results, EU rules: Google smacked with €2.4B fine by European Commission for abusing search monopoly." Ars Technica 6:12 AM
  • "Yelp, Oracle and News Corp have signed a letter supporting EU action against Google: Google is expected to be fined more than $1 billion for anticompetitive practices in Europe." Recode 6:22 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Anatomy of a Motherboard" Gizmodo 12:36 PM
  • "Toshiba XG5 NVMe SSD Review: Strong Performance With 64-Layer BiCS 3D Flash" HotHardware 9:55 AM
  • "Nintendo New 2DS XL mini-review: The best version of the 3DS hardware yet/New 2DS XL is smaller, lighter, and cheaper. What more could you ask for?" Ars Technica 8:21 AM
  • "LG X Venture review: A rugged mid-tier $330 phone that's perfect for field work" ZDNet 7:59 AM
  • "Verizon Wear24 Review: Verizon's first smartwatch isn't a bad first attempt, but it's a bit of a letdown" Digital Trends 6:47 AM
  • "Want a Laptop That's Easy to Repair? Look Beyond Apple and Microsoft" Motherboard 6:29 AM
  • "Nintendo consoles: A history in pictures from the NES to the SNES Mini" Telegraph 6:25 AM
  • "Tools that increase IT efficiency pave the way for digital transformations: Enterprise favorites save time and resources" Computerworld New Zealand 6:26 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Sumo Logic raises $75 million led by Sapphire Ventures" ZDNet 12:36 PM
  • "Pandora's C.E.O. Resigns, Continuing Company's Tumultuous Year" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:29 AM
  • "Pandora CEO Tim Westergren has stepped down" The Verge 10:29 AM
  • "Pandora CEO Tim Westergren and two other top execs are leaving the company: Jason Hirschhorn joins Pandora's board." Recode 10:30 AM
  • "JASK raises $12M in funding to help security pros prioritize threats with a crowdsourced AI model" GeekWire 8:41 AM
  • "Identity management startup Auth0 raises $30M to fuel international expansion" GeekWire 8:22 AM
  • "Flip gets $2.2 million to grow its marketplace for long-term sublets" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "Volkswagen partners with Nvidia to expand its use of AI beyond autonomous vehicles" TechCrunch 6:21 AM
  • "Diffblue, a University of Oxford spin-out, raises $22M Series A to bring AI to software development" TechCrunch 6:21 AM
  • "Capnamic closes €115M fund for 'digital transformation' of Germany, counts Cisco and Axa as LPs" TechCrunch 6:21 AM
  • "StubHub follows other ecommerce companies in embracing brick-and-mortar stores" VentureBeat 6:20 AM
  • "Your.MD raises $10M to grow AI-driven health information service and marketplace" TechCrunch 6:21 AM
  • "Sumo Logic lands $75 million Series F, on path to IPO" TechCrunch 6:20 AM
  • "Data analytics startup Sumo Logic raises $75 million as it eyes IPO" VentureBeat 6:20 AM
  • "Ditched by Apple, Imagination is now for sale" EE Times Asia 6:10 AM
  • "PromoRepublic raises $1.2M for AI which creates social media for small businesses" TechCrunch 6:21 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks slide after health-care vote delayed; tech stocks big losers again: Dow has fallen in five of the past six session" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Lower as Tech Falls, Senate Delay Hits Healthcare" TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Wall St. falters as Senate delays health vote" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as Tech Sector Remains Under Pressure: Tech shares have slipped over the past month, while financial stocks, a 2017 laggard, have regained ground" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly higher, boosted by stronger dollar" MarketWatch 6:43 AM
  • "European stocks decline, but miners buck losses" MarketWatch 6:43 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:40 PM; no changes since 5:05 PM CDT)
  • "Technology as Friend, Foe, or Partner?"
  • "Analytics Help US Marshals Capture $250M in Savings"
New York Times (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "What's at Stake in the Discussions Between Comcast, Charter and Sprint"
  • "Daily Report: New Chapter in Europe vs. American Tech Behemoths"
  • "Turmoil Continues at Pandora Media as Its Chief Executive Resigns"
  • "Shopping Without Instagram: It's Full of Surprises"
  • "Pearl Automation, Founded by Apple Veterans, Shuts Down"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "Russia Announces Crackdown on Telegram App"
  • "Report: Nvidia, AMD Planning GPUs for Mining Cryptocurrency"
  • "The Definitive List of Google Search Easter Eggs"
  • "Amazon Offers Prime Members More Discounted Phones"
  • "Pinterest Adds Two-Factor Authentication"
  • "Request an Uber Ride For Someone Else"
  • "Can a Hack Give You a Heart Attack?"
  • "Only Xbox One X Owners Will Download 4K Assets"
  • "Google Officially Bids Adieu to Gchat"
  • "Facebook Messenger's Virtual Assistant M Learns New Tricks" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012"
  • "Toshiba to meet shareholders with no chip unit deal signed"
  • "Toshiba says chip unit pact delayed as talks with preferred bidder ongoing"
  • "Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link"
  • "Cyber attacks have long-lasting business impact: Lloyd's of London"
  • "Drive.ai raises $50 million in funding; Andrew Ng joins board"
  • "SpaceX plans expansion of rocket refurbishing facilities in Florida"
  • "Factbox: Companies hit by global ransomware attack on June 27"
  • "Maersk says global IT breakdown caused by cyber attack"
  • "Bitcoin exchange operator tied to hacks gets five-and-a-half years U.S. prison"
ZDNet (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "South Australia goes with EscapeNet as ISP for 10Gbps Adelaide network"
  • "Government looking to digital identification for Australian SMEs"
  • "ASX-listed IoT company Buddy wants to be Fitbit for buildings"
  • "Microsoft update fixes deadly Skype flaw"
  • "Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly active users"
  • "Verizon: Multi-vendor interoperability key for 5G"
  • "MIT develops drone swarms that can drive"
  • "Cisco announces Kinetic IoT operations platform"





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