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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft cuts 'dozens' more employees with its mobile unit: Report" ZDNet 6:12 AM
  • "'Dozens' more employees are getting fired in Microsoft's phone division" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Working on Windows 10 Mobile Project That 'Will Blow Your Minds': Leaker says Redmond has something really huge in the works" Softpedia 7:10 AM
  • "Windows 10's new preview program is for cautious types: The Release Preview ring is a safer, slower peek at the future." Engadget 1:44 PM
  • "1,500 Windows 3.1 shareware apps are now free, immortalized on your browser: Warp back to 1992 with Ross Perot, Saddam Hussein, hundreds of shareware nag notices." Ars Technica 6:12 AM
  • "Enjoy a blast from the past with Windows 3.1 and 1,500 of its apps in your browser" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "Microsoft apps now preloaded on 74 Android OEMs, with Acer signing new agreement" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "Microsoft now has 74 hardware partners pre-installing its apps on Android devices" VentureBeat 6:21 AM
  • "Acer is the latest smartphone maker to bundle Microsoft's Android apps" The Verge 6:21 AM
  • "IBM's SoftLayer Won't Play With Iran Anymore: The service has been discreetly discontinued in Iran, as part of IBM's compliance process for foreign countries" Bidness Etc 7:08 AM
  • "IBM's SoftLayer has quietly blocked users in Iran" VentureBeat 6:21 AM
  • "Linux, IBM Share Bold Vision for Hyperledger Project" CoinDesk 7:09 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard drops three Australian disties" CRN 6:41 AM
  • "Exclusive: Hewlett Packard Enterprise makes NZ distie call/Following a long-winded, and much publicised distribution review, Reseller News has the results..." New Zealand Reseller News 6:42 AM
  • "Exclusive: Avnet and Synnex miss out as Hewlett Packard Enterprise makes Aussie distie decision/Hewlett Packard Enterprise finally makes Aussie distie call." ARN Net Australia 6:42 AM
  • "HP Malaysia offers DaaS to help enterprises enhance employee productivity" MIS Asia 6:46 AM
  • "HP launches HP DeskJet GT series printers for small businesses" Technuter 6:46 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Adds Former Microsoft Executive to Board" Re/code 1:42 PM
  • "HP to put FreeSync in all their AMD-based laptops" TechSpot 6:45 AM
  • "AMD brings hardware virtualization to S7150 GPUs: Welcome to the new VDI oriented trio" SemiAccurate 11:12 AM
  • "AMD's PRO A-Series will power new HP 600 ProBooks" PCR 6:45 AM
  • "AMD increases notebook market traction" IT Online 6:46 AM
  • "AMD Zen based Opteron chips detailed in CERN slides" Hexus 6:48 AM
  • "AMD's Zen-based Opteron will have 32 cores" Fudzilla 6:49 AM
  • "Inside Intel's phenomenal effort to end its use of conflict minerals" ExtremeTech 10:20 AM
  • "Intel's Itanium to live on as HPE commits to new servers: HPE will continue with Itanium for HP-UX servers" 6:51 AM
  • "Intel Promises 'Fundamentally Different' Processor Technology With Energy Savings In Mind" Tech Times 6:51 AM
  • "Intel Network Adapter Drivers 20.7 Are Now Available for DownloadThe new version supports X710-T and X710-T4 Adapters" Softpedia 6:51 AM
  • "Severe Vulnerability Affects Cisco ASA VPN Server Equipment: Attackers can take over Cisco firewalls and VPN servers" Softpedia 6:49 AM
  • "Cisco CEO sees no 'significant impact' on Q2 figures from Ericsson jv" Mobile World Live 6:50 AM
  • "Stock-market jitters have rocked network spending, Cisco says: Some enterprises waited to buy new campus gear when they saw things get shaky in January" IDG News Service 6:10 AM
  • "Cisco Has Strong Quarter Despite Drops in Switch, Data Center Spending" eWeek 6:24 AM
  • "Oracle CEO Discusses Smart City Solutions for Maharashtra" NDTV Gadgets 7:10 AM
  • "Moore's law really is dead this time: The chip industry is no longer going to treat Gordon Moore's law as the target to aim for." Ars Technica 6:12 AM
  • "Is it easy to adopt a big data culture? 'Big data is called big for a reason...'" IDG News Service 1:44 PM
General Interest
  • "Twitch streamers raised $17.4 million for charities in 2015" Engadget 1:40 PM
  • "Yahoo Layoffs Begin, Starting With Sunnyvale HQ: Yahoo has promised to cut 1,700 positions, and it appears to have dropped the axe first in Sunnyvale by laying off 107 employees from its headquarters." InformationWeek 11:18 AM
  • "The Arrow Smart Electric Go-Kart Is a Tesla For Nine-Year-Olds" Gizmodo 10:25 AM
  • "Qualcomm Announces its X16 Gigabit LTE Modem" SemiAccurate 11:12 AM
  • "Qualcomm Announces First Gigabit Cellular Chip: Company faces slowdown in smartphone sales amid other headwinds" [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Qualcomm's new chips target low-cost smartphones with premium features: Qualcomm's new Snapdragon chips have PC-class graphics, faster LTE and better camera support" IDG News Service 7:07 AM
  • "1Gbps quad-antenna mobile broadband chip dives off Qualcomm's drawing board: Lots of clever signal processing coming to a hotspot near you" The Register 7:14 AM
  • "Comcast's pitiful campaign to stop you from switching to Google Fiber" BGR 7:29 AM
  • "SAP Launches Jam Collaboration Learning Platform" eWeek 7:06 AM
  • "VMware Updates vRealize Cloud Manager, vSAN Storage Suite" eWeek 6:24 AM
  • "Jack Dorsey's Vision for Twitter Becomes Clear" Time 6:22 AM
  • "Twitter shares drop on faltering user growth" BBC 6:11 AM
  • "Twitter's Monthly User Base Flat, Financials Still Slipping" eWeek 6:24 AM
  • "Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg gets sad and pulls out of India: Free Basics is off the menu" The Inquirer 6:14 AM
  • "Facebook 'colonialism' row stokes distrust in Zuckerberg" BBC 6:11 AM
  • "Facebook makes it harder to ignore video ads: Automated captioning will tell you what ads are saying." Engadget 6:10 AM
  • "Oculus Rift VR Headsets Being Bundled With Oculus-Ready PCs" eWeek 6:24 AM
  • "LG G5 already has a touch-enabled Quick Cover: The phone hasn't even been announced yet." Engadget 6:10 AM
  • "LG announces 'touch-enabled Quick Cover for yet-to-be-announced LG G5'" Neowin 7:07 AM
  • "Nokia Says Quarterly Profit Rose but Cautions on Outlook" ABCNews 7:21 AM
  • "Tesla Model 3 will finally be unveiled on March 31" BGR 7:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "Xbox One thriller 'Quantum Break' is coming to PC too" Engadget 1:43 PM
  • "Using Older Hardware With Windows 10" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:22 AM
  • "Irish fashion site Opsh wins spot on Microsoft Ventures Accelerator" SiliconRepublic 7:11 AM
  • "Porting an iOS app to Windows 10 can take as little as 5 minutes" ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft cuts 15% off Band 2 price in the UK for the second time this month" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "UK lawmakers tell Google to come clean on tax" Reuters 1:57 PM
  • "Google Defends U.K. Tax Deal as Lawmakers Go on the Attack" Bloomberg 6:57 AM
  • "White House $19B Cyber-Security Plan Has Little Chance of Success" eWeek 6:24 AM
  • "US to Europe: You can sue us if our agencies misuse your personal data" ZDNet 6:23 AM
  • "Third Committee Report Critical Of UK's 'Sloppy' Draft Surveillance Bill" TechCrunch 6:22 AM
  • "Making government a bit more digital" BBC 6:11 AM
  • "Russia plans a switch to Linux to rid the country of Western pigdogs: Still upset over Western sanctions. Crimea river" The Inquirer 6:14 AM
  • "Spy law needs significant changes, says parliamentary committee" BBC 6:11 AM
  • "Samsung to launch Public Safety LTE in Korea: First responders can use it to access videos and HQ images quickly." Engadget 6:10 AM
  • "Google Will Further Block Some European Search Results" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:21 AM
  • "Google takes wider action on 'right to be forgotten'" BBC 6:11 AM
  • "Moto 360 Sport Review: A Smartwatch Fitness Tracking Hyrid" HotHardware 10:22 AM
  • "Data analysis of GitHub contributions reveals unexpected gender bias: Women's contributions to open source are more likely to be accepted than men's." Ars Technica 7:07 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 review: A tough multi-mode ultraportable" ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "10 Productivity Hacks To Kick-Start Your Day: Clear your desktop, light a lemon-scented candle, and get ready for a more productive day with these tips." InformationWeek 6:56 AM
  • "HP Envy 13 Review: An ultrabook that is worth every penny" IndiaTimes 6:45 AM
  • "Dell UltraSharp UP2715K 5K IPS Widescreen Review" Kit Guru 6:40 AM
  • "A Rant About Why Twitter's Past Failures Make It Nearly Unfixable" TechCrunch 6:22 AM
  • "Twitter, to Save Itself, Must Scale Back World-Swallowing Ambitions" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:22 AM
  • "Fortran must die! Malware Museum harks back to simpler days of hacking: When this was all fields, and viruses were just pretty colours and silly words" The Inquirer 6:14 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 8 video review: We fondle the Chinese firm's iPhone 6S Plus competitor" The Inquirer 6:14 AM
  • "Time Inc acquires Myspace's parent-company, profitable ad network" ZDNet 1:57 PM
  • "Time Inc Acquires Viant, Owner Of Myspace And A Vast Ad Tech Network" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "Mobile Payments Startup Payleven Raises Another $10M" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Veniam raises $22M to bring Wi-Fi to buses and cabs, will expand to Singapore next" VentureBeat 7:15 AM
  • "New Zealand invests AU$4.5m in Australia's Synchrotron" ZDNet 6:23 AM
  • "IMJ Launches $52M Fund Dedicated To Japanese Startups" TechCrunch 6:22 AM
  • "Fat lady sings for Opera Software as Chinese investors agree $1.2bn buyout: Chrome clone browser company set to go under the hammer" The Inquirer 6:14 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Financials Lead Stock Losses on Central Bank Concerns" TheStreet 1:41 PM
  • "Fear, Uncertainty, Negative Rates Pounding Financial Stocks" FOXBusiness 10:23 AM
  • "Stocks Continue To Post Losses In Mid-Day Trading - U.S. Commentary" Nasdaq 11:19 AM
  • "Stock rout intensifies in flight to safety: Dow plunges 300+" USA Today 10:24 AM
  • "Stocks Tumble as Investors Flee to Safety: U.S. equities follow Asian, European shares lower; Treasurys, gold, yen surge" [Paid Membership Required] 1:40 PM
  • "Hong Kong stocks plunge 3.9%, catching up with selloffs: Deep selloffs upon return from Lunar New Year holiday" MarketWatch 7:03 AM
  • "European stocks knocked to lowest since 2013 as fear selling returns: Banks bear the brunt of the selloff again" MarketWatch 7:03 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 1:55 PM CST)
  • "Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100: Dedicated Processor For Wearables"
  • "Google Gives Away 2GB Of Storage To Promote Security"
  • "Google Expands 'Right To Be Forgotten' To More Websites"
  • "VMware vRealize Suite 7 Enhances Data Center, Cloud Management"
  • "Yahoo Layoffs Begin, Starting With Sunnyvale HQ"
  • "Microsoft, HCL Partner For IoT Incubation Center"
  • "Hadoop Distributor Hortonworks' Revenue Growth Blasts Off"
  • "10 Productivity Hacks To Kick-Start Your Day"
New York Times (Updated 1:55 PM CST)
  • "Delivery Start-Ups Face Road Bumps in Quest to Capture Untapped Market"
  • "Pandora Is Said to Have Held Talks About Selling Itself"
  • "Twitter, to Save Itself, Must Scale Back World-Swallowing Ambitions"
  • "Twitter User Growth Stalls, and the Chief Pledges to Make Fixes"
  • "Twitter Will Offer Selected Tweets to Keep Users Coming Back"
  • "Improving Startup Time in the NYTimes Android App"
  • "James Woods Clears Hurdle in Effort to Unmask Twitter User"
  • "Using Older Hardware With Windows 10"
  • "Why Twitter Is Like a Deli With Good Pastrami"
  • "Google Will Further Block Some European Search Results" ...
PC Magazine (Updated 2:00 PM CST)
  • "Duh: Online Dating Is Popular in the U.S."
  • "Kia Debuts 3 Hybrid, Plug-In Vehicles"
  • "Clean File Metadata Exchange Makes it Easy to Separate Malware from Safe Files"
  • "Don't Trash Your Old Flash Drives, Send Them to North Korea"
  • "Windows 3.1 Games Are Now Just a Click Away"
  • "U.K.'s Big Brother-Like Bill Moves Ahead"
  • "Watch PornHub and...Save the Whales?"
  • "Hackers Trying to Steal Your Tax Refund With Stolen SSNs"
  • "New Snapdragon Chip Means Slimmer, Longer-Lasting Wearables"
  • "This Might Convince You to Give Satellite Internet a Chance" ...
Reuters (Updated 2:00 PM CST)
  • "Pandora in talks to sell itself: New York Times"
  • "Direct reservations help TripAdvisor book profit beat"
  • "UK lawmakers tell Google to come clean on tax"
  • "Twitter disappoints investors as user growth hits wall"
  • "Italy opens tax probe on Google managers: sources"
  • "More Americans look to Internet to play Cupid: Pew survey"
  • "Google says U.S. guidance crucial to development of self-driving cars"
  • "UK's far-reaching surveillance plans need to change: lawmakers"
  • "Nokia leaves investors in dark over outlook"
  • "Honda to start making gasoline-electric cars in China this year" ...
ZDNet (Updated 2:00 PM CST)
  • "Time Inc acquires Myspace's parent-company, profitable ad network"
  • "Worst tech mergers and acquisitions: Oracle and Sun, and the sad tale of Palm"
  • "Microsoft bringing more bloatware to Android"
  • "The advent of the citizen developer"
  • "Box adds document support to iOS app Capture"
  • "Chrome on Android to get physical with new IoT beacon support"
  • "Chief data officers are in vogue as companies grapple with the value of data"
  • "Billion-dollar mistake: How inferior IT killed Target Canada"

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