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Computer Industry
  • "KPMG, Microsoft join hands to boost digital transformation" The Economic Times 8:43 AM
  • "KPMG and Microsoft form IoT alliance in India" MS Power User 9:21 AM
  • "Salesforce's Relationship With Microsoft Sours" Investopedia 2:23 PM
  • "Microsoft 'Absolutely' Had to Be in Hardware, Former CEO Steve Ballmer Says" Softpedia 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft SQL Server gets 'clone magic' tool from Redgate" ComputerWeekly 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Warns of New Scams Aimed at Windows Users" Softpedia 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft takes aim at Amazon's Echo with Windows 10 HomeHub feature" The Verge 11:46 AM
  • "Of Home Hub and Microsoft's Missed Opportunities (Premium)" Thurrott 9:21 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft responds to Amazon Echo, Google Home with 'HomeHub'" Search Engine Land 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft's HomeHub to rival Amazon Echo, to enable IoT integration with Cortana" Mobile Choice 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft to take on Amazon Echo, Google Home with Home Hub and Cortana" phoneArena 8:54 AM
  • "Your Windows 10 PC Will Soon Rival Amazon Echo" Tom's Guide 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Home Hub: Your Windows PC might just 'crush' Amazon Echo & Google Home" Financial Express 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Home Hub To Compete With Amazon Alexa And Google Home?" Tech Times 8:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 'HomeHub': Microsoft to rival Amazon Echo with no new devices" The Inquirer 8:50 AM
  • "IBM CEO Joins Trump Business-Policy Advisers: President-elect names Ginni Rometty as one of 16 business leaders on the President's Strategic and Policy Forum" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:31 PM
  • "IBM CEO Joins Trump Business-Policy Advisers" Nasdaq 7:48 AM
  • "HP announces security enhancements for printers, printing services division" ITBusiness Canada 7:47 AM
  • "HP shifted billions in direct sales to resellers in 2016, Dion Weisler reveals - Hardware - CRN Australia" CRN 7:45 AM
  • "Intel Partners With the NFL on VR Replays" Investopedia 3:20 PM
  • "Intel Apollo Lake NUC board specifications published" Hexus 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft, Intel, Others Oppose China Plans to Get Access to Source Code" Softpedia 7:42 AM
  • "Intel Collaborates with AWS to Strengthen Position in IoT" Zacks 5:16 PM
  • "Intel details upcoming Apollo Lake-equipped NUCs" TechSpot 5:16 PM
  • "Intel Will Act as Tester and Test Subject in 5G Wireless Trial" Fortune 5:16 PM
  • "Oracle Says It Won't Change NetSuite Product Prices, Structure" Silicon 7:25 AM
  • "Cisco, Arista Trial Reveals Bad Blood in Networking Tech Rivalry" Bloomberg 7:23 AM
  • "U.S. Tech Firms to Join Forces on Takedown of Terror Content: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft to use database to speed up the removal of terror content" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:12 PM
General Interest
  • "In Hot Pursuit Of Verizon, AT&T Begins Testing 5G Technology In Austin, Texas" Digital Trends 6:36 PM
  • "The next generation of LCD displays could go toe-to-toe with OLED screens" The Verge 4:59 PM
  • "Android 7.1.1 is rolling out now" Engadget 2:15 PM
  • "Google Open Sources DeepMind Lab for AI Research" PC Magazine 4:04 PM
  • "Should you go with Google's Go? 7 pros and cons" InfoWorld 12:18 PM
  • "Google Assistant now speaks Hindi and Brazilian Portuguese in Allo messaging app" VentureBeat 12:06 PM
  • "Google launches location-sharing app so you can let trusted contacts know that you're safe" VentureBeat 12:04 PM
  • "Google's Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location with friends and family" BetaNews 12:16 PM
  • "Google's new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location during emergencies" The Verge 11:47 AM
  • "DevDocs is an offline developer's documentation browser for Chrome" BetaNews 12:17 PM
  • "Chrome 55 pushes Flash into the background" PCWorld 11:51 AM
  • "Chrome Defaults to HTML5 with the Latest Update for Mac, Windows and Linux" DeviceMAG 8:31 AM
  • "Amazon launches DDoS protection service AWS Shield" BetaNews 12:16 PM
  • "Amazon Dash Buttons land in Japan" The Verge 11:48 AM
  • "Amazon's New Seattle Store Will Let People Pay Without Checking Out" BuzzFeed 1:34 PM
  • "Amazon launches Amazon Go, a mind-blowing brick-and-mortar grocery store with no checkouts" VentureBeat 12:04 PM
  • "Amazon launches a beta of Go, a cashier-free, app-based food shopping experience" TechCrunch 11:41 AM
  • "Amazon Snowmobile will transfer petabytes of data faster than ever" The Guru of 3D 7:41 AM
  • "The Samsung Galaxy Note7's extreme thinness may be behind battery explosions" PCWorld 11:51 AM
  • "Volkswagen spins off new company to focus on ride-hailing and self-driving cars" The Verge 11:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Research and Markets - Worldwide Cloud Based Manufacturing Market 2016-2022: Key Players are VMware, CSC, Amazon, Google, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Citrix Systems, Salesforce & Cisco Systems" PRNewswire 9:18 AM
  • "Research Reports on Tech Equities -- Microsoft, Cognizant Technology Solutions, CA Inc., and Citrix Systems" PRNewswire 8:54 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft boffins think VR visions will rival drugs by 2027" The Register 7:52 PM
  • "17 Microsoft researchers offer bold computer science predictions for 2017 and 2027" GeekWire 6:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's second try at social chat bots arrives in Kik" Engadget 3:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's New Chatbot Zo Won't Talk Politics or Racism" Bloomberg 2:25 PM
  • "Microsoft begs for unity in a divided world/Commentary: For its holiday ad, Redmond shows people who are making a difference in the world." CNET 1:38 PM
  • "How to reinstall Windows 10 without any bloatware" PCWorld 11:53 AM
  • "Excel Date & Time functions tutorial: EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, NETWORKDAYS.INTL" PCWorld 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft pauses Windows 10 previews to shift to radical new update system" PCWorld 11:51 AM
  • "The Surface Pro 5 might be the Windows 10 MacBook Pro alternative you were looking for" BGR 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft May Launch Surface Phone To Boost Revenues" Forbes 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces New Windows 10 Creators Update Features" Softpedia 8:41 AM
  • "Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 review: Not Microsoft's mobile saviour" Pocket-lint 8:38 AM
  • "Should Microsoft be your AI and machine learning platform?" ZDNet 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft has a new AI bot in town, and its name is Zo" Windows Central 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Believes 2016 Is The Year The Xbox One Bounces Back Into The Game" Tech Times 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Deals: Xbox, Xbox One, Office 365 Offers, Discounts In '12 Days Of Deals' Promotion Starting Dec. 5" International Business Times 8:36 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Delaware Court revives case over Pincus's Zynga stock sale" Reuters 9:14 PM
  • "EU Threatens New Laws to Combat Online Hate Speech" PC Magazine 4:04 PM
  • "EU urges U.S. tech giants to act faster against hate speech" VentureBeat 12:06 PM
  • "EU Wants Microsoft and Google to Combat Hate Speech (For Real This Time)" Softpedia 8:50 AM
  • "EU threatens Google, Microsoft, Twitter & YouTube with tough new laws to curtail hate speech" The Drum 8:39 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How machine learning and AI will impact your marketing forever (VB Live)" VentureBeat 7:20 PM
  • "The Best USB-C Adapters, Cables, and Hubs to Connect Old Accessories to Your New Laptop" The Wirecutter 6:40 PM
  • "How to get rid of image burn-in on an LCD display: Annoying image burn-in on LCD displays can usually be minimized or eliminated." TechHive 6:12 PM
  • "Google Pixel Vs Pixel XL: What's The Difference?" Forbes 1:34 PM
  • "Capital One rides the cloud to tech company transformation" Computerworld 12:20 PM
  • "Google is wrong, wrong, wrong to remove 'are Jews evil' from search autocomplete suggestions" BetaNews 12:16 PM
  • "Tech billionaires award $25 million in Breakthrough prizes to top scientists" VentureBeat 12:05 PM
  • "Support open-source projects this giving season" PCWorld 11:52 AM
  • "Plume's plug-in WiFi pods are now available" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "Uber acquires Geometric Intelligence to create an AI lab" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "Iris is an AI to help science R&D" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "Neowin: Microsoft is offering a free Wireless Controller worth $59.99 when you buy an Xbox One S" Neowin 8:41 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-7700K Performance and Overclocking Preview" bit-tech 7:43 AM
  • "Review: Intel Core i7-7700K (14nm+ Kaby Lake)" Hexus 7:43 AM
  • "12 Days of Deals: Save up to $1,000 on select Intel-powered PCs" MS Power User 7:40 AM
  • "Deal: CHUWI Dual OS HiBox Mini PC for $148.57" MA Power User 7:38 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Ignition leads $20M funding round for Accompany, an app that acts as a virtual chief of staff" GeekWire 5:19 PM
  • "LeadGenius raises $4 million for machine learning sales tool" VentureBeat 12:06 PM
  • "Data center hardware startup Datrium raises $55 million" VentureBeat 12:05 PM
  • "Dude, where's my flying car? Lilium Aviation raises $10.7 million for vertical take-off and landing jet" VentureBeat 12:01 PM
  • "Shopify acquires digital studio Tiny Hearts, makers of Wake Alarm, Next Keyboard & more" TechCrunch 11:39 AM
  • "Digital chief-of-staff app Accompany raises $20M and launches a UK Beta" TechCrunch 11:38 AM
  • "StrongDM raises $3M to keep database info from leaking out" TechCrunch 11:37 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes at all-time high as Trump rally marches on: Apple shares slide as Apple Watch shipments tank" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Marches to Another Record Close as S&P 500, Nasdaq Also Rise: Stocks enjoyed another strong day on Wall Street as the financial sector pushed the S&P 500 higher." TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Stocks Rise, Euro Recovers After Italy Referendum Result: Investors had widely anticipated the vote result and resignation of Premier Matteo Renzi" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Asian shares drop, as Italian referendum hit bank stocks: Stock markets in Asia fell Monday, as investors feared the 'no' vote in Italy's referendum could hurt the country's banking system and spark global contagion." MarketWatch 9:40 AM
  • "Italian stocks fall after voters reject Renzi in referendum: Italian stocks retreated Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation announcement following defeat of a constitutional referendum, but questions remain about political uncertainty and the possibility of another eurozone crisis." MarketWatch 12:24 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 4:05 PM CST)
  • "Shifting Your DevOps Mindset from Tools to Culture"
  • "Building MySQL DBaaS on OpenStack And Ceph Clouds"
New York Times (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • "Silicon Valley's Culture, Not Its Companies, Dominates in China"
  • "Uber Bets on Artificial Intelligence With Acquisition and New Lab"
  • "Airbnb Ends Fight With New York City Over Fines"
  • "Facebook and Other Tech Companies Seek to Curb Flow of Terrorist Content"
  • "Amazon Moves to Cut Checkout Line, Promoting a Grab-and-Go Experience"
  • "How to Defend Yourself Against Apple's Calendar Spam"
  • "Daily Report: China Dreams of Silicon Valley"
  • "Man Motivated by 'Pizzagate' Conspiracy Theory Arrested in Washington Gunfire"
  • "SoftBank's Masayoshi Son Chases First Place With Tech Deals"
  • "Don't Quit Social Media. Put It to Work for Your Career Instead." ...
PC Magazine (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • "Report: Design Flaws, Not Battery, Caused Note 7 Explosions"
  • "Volkswagen to Blanket Cities With Shared Shuttles by 2025"
  • "Google Open Sources DeepMind Lab for AI Research"
  • "EU Threatens New Laws to Combat Online Hate Speech"
  • "The Best Cyber Week Deals You Can Get Now"
  • "Shield Your Face From Facial Recognition With Reflectacles"
  • "Apple Weighs In on Self-Driving Car Safety"
  • "Learn a New Skill: Udemy Online Courses Just $10"
  • "Google Trusted Contacts App Lets You Tell Loved Ones You're Safe"
  • "PS4 Dev Kit Containing 800GB of Data Bought at Auction" ... ]
Reuters (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • "Delaware Court revives case over Pincus's Zynga stock sale"
  • "Web giants to cooperate on removal of extremist content"
  • "Former hedge fund exec's Empire Report keeps tabs on New York"
  • "Amazon opens line-free grocery store in challenge to supermarkets"
  • "Chilean start-up that uses AI to reinvent food eyes U.S. deals"
  • "Tech investors say UK must clarify Brexit immigration stance"
  • "U.S. makes new arrest in fraud probe of bankrupt video tech firm"
  • "VW's new division takes aim at Uber-style competition"
  • "Consolidated Communications to buy FairPoint in $1.5 billion deal"
  • "Panasonic may buy ZKW to accelerate push into auto electronics: source"
ZDNet (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • "GoPro Karma Grip helps you get a handle on camera shake"
  • "Israeli social media company HearMeOut trades on ASX"
  • "Optus inks AU$40m contract extension with security firm Suretek"
  • "Vocus signs Alcatel-Lucent to build the Australia Singapore Cable"
  • "Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube collaborate to curb 'terrorist content'"
  • "Turnbull hands out first batch of AU$8m Women in STEM funding"
  • "The basic Braun coffee maker brews drip surprisingly well"
  • "Red Hat brings full JBoss software stack to OpenShift"





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