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Computer Industry
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source" Reuters 4:05 PM
  • "Nadella plans China trip amid antitrust probe: report: The Microsoft CEO's itinerary has not been disclosed, but the reason for his trip may be to delve a bit deeper into the antitrust investigation in China." CNET 11:57 AM
  • "Satya Nadella said to head to China in September, likely to discuss anti-trust probe" Neowin 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Nadella to Visit China Amid Antitrust Probe" Re/code 7:59 AM
  • "Bing Testing More Updates To Its Search Results Page: Site experiments with Google-like search card results." Search Engine Land 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft explains how it's getting rid of fake Windows Store apps" Engadget 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Purges 1,500 Fake Apps From the Windows Store" Gizmodo 7:30 AM
  • "Windows XP SP4 Could Easily Become Dangerous, Expert Says" Softpedia 8:14 AM
  • "HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again" TechCrunch 12:18 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard may axe 800 people in Bangalore after it loses grip on Bank of America account" The Economic Times 8:05 AM
  • "HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power: HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs." InformationWeek 11:57 AM
  • "HP is recalling six million laptop cords because they could start fires: There have been 29 complaints of melting cords and 13 of property damage" The Verge 12:52 PM
  • "HP is still having trouble making PC components that won't kill you" BGR 7:26 AM
  • "HP or Lenovo: Which Windows PC Convertible Is Head of the Class?" Re/code 9:56 AM
  • "Intel's curved glass smartwatch will be for fashionistas: Smartwatches go premium with Intel's tech bracelet – set to launch just in time for New York Fashion Week" Stuff Magazine 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Releases Absurdly Small 3G Modem Chip" Softpedia 8:10 AM
  • "AMD talks a little bit more about Seattle/Hot Chips 26: The real deal in ARM A57-cores SoCs" SemiAccurate 7:59 AM
  • "IBM finally opens up its Watson supercomputer to researchers" VentureBeat 7:33 AM
  • "IBM lets scientists pay to play with its thinking supercomputer" Engadget 9:01 AM
  • "IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research: IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research." InformationWeek 8:21 AM
  • "IBM Watson wades through scientific research in the cloud: Discovery Advisor can uncover relationships and recognise patterns in research papers and data" The Inquirer 9:57 AM
  • "Alibaba Profit More Than Amazon, EBay Ahead of U.S. IPO" Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "Samsung clashes with labor group over allegations of Chinese underage workers: China Labor Watch claims to have found 'child workers' at a Samsung supplier, but the Korean company has denied the allegations" IDG News Service 9:56 AM
  • "Here come the cheap devices, Archos introduces $149 Windows 8.1 tablet" Neowin 9:57 AM
  • "SAP, a devices company? Maybe, maybe not: SAP's patent application for a foldable device is more likely a competitive hedge than the precursor to a hardware play, one analyst says" Computerworld New Zealand 12:18 PM
General Interest
  • "Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone: All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know." InformationWeek 11:57 AM
  • "Mozilla reports user data leak from Bugzilla project: It's the second database exposure incident reported by the organization in a month" IDG News Service 9:56 AM
  • "Google spreads its wings, moving into drone deliveries" CNET 9:09 PM
  • "Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Google Stops Showing Authorship In Search Results" TechCrunch 4:33 PM
  • "Google's Eric Schmidt says 'unbreakable' encryption is coming" The Daily Dot 9:24 AM
  • "Google removes link to Telegraph story on deceased pensioner: A Telegraph article reporting on how a pensioner lay dead inside her home for six months before her body was discovered is the latest link taken down by Google" Telegraph 8:07 AM
  • "Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available: The service costs $5 per month after a free 30-day trial" IDG News Service 7:41 AM
  • "Time Warner Cable Experienced Outages in All Markets Wednesday: Cable Operator Says Internet, On Demand Services Largely Restored" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Samsung's 6th smartwatch has a 3G modem and a massive curved display" Ars Technica 12:35 PM
  • "Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Can Make Calls Without a Paired Phone" Time 12:36 PM
  • "Samsung unveils smartwatch that can make calls" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "Samsung unveils its newest smartwatch; the Gear S" Neowin 7:30 AM
  • "Samsung, LG Serve Up Yet More Smartwatch Options" Re/code 7:31 AM
  • "Samsung's New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Olympus' newest mirrorless camera is built for selfies" Engadget 7:26 AM
  • "The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a Micro Four Thirds camera for selfie addicts" The Verge 7:31 AM
  • "Olympus E-PL7: Great Imaging Guts, Now With a Slick Selfie Redesign" Gizmodo 7:30 AM
  • "Dropbox steps up in the cloud storage space, now offers 1,000GB for $9.99 monthly" Social Barrel 7:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Watson Ushers in a New Era of Data-Driven Discoveries" PR Newswire 8:23 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage app for Android gets a facelift/Summary: Microsoft's updated OneDrive for Android cloud storage app now adds support for OneDrive for Business." ZDNet 12:52 PM
  • "Microsoft unifies OneDrive consumer and workplace versions on Android app: The company says this is the first step to unify OneDrive and OneDrive for Business" IDG News Service/A> 12:52 PM 12:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 now on sale in 25 new markets/Summary: Microsoft is about to find out whether the world agrees that the Surface Pro 3 really can replace a MacBook Air." ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is now on sale in the UK, priced £639: Laptop replacement tablet goes global" The Inquirer 8:03 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Feds balk at court's order to explain no-fly list selection process: The US shouldn't place innocent people on the no-fly list, lawyer says." Ars Technica 7:42 AM
  • "JPMorgan and other banks hit with mysterious 'sophisticated cyberattack'" BGR 7:41 AM
  • "FBI probe JP Morgan 'cyber-attack'" BBC 7:41 AM
  • "FBI, Secret Service investigate reports of cyber attacks on U.S. banks" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "FBI, Secret Service studying 'scope' of reported bank cyberattacks: The attacks are believed to have affected at least five US financial institutions" IDG News Service 7:26 AM
  • "California Kill Switch Bill Becomes Law, Takes Effect in 2015" Social Barrel 7:59 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Scratch (free) is a Web application that teaches basic programming concepts in a visual way. Designed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is designed for kids from eight to 16 years old, but its easy-to-use interface means anyone can use it to learn how to program." PC Magazine 4:32 PM
  • "Review: These are the new smartphones your carrier doesn't want you to know about" BGR 12:19 PM
  • "Hidden Obstacles for Google's Self-Driving Cars: Impressive progress hides major limitations of Google's quest for automated driving." Technology Review 8:08 AM
  • "6 powerful Google Drive features you're probably not using" PCWorld 8:06 AM
  • "A failed experiment: How LG screwed up its webOS acquisition" Gigaom 8:03 AM
  • "Discover your 'Hidden' Kindle Books Page" Kirkville 8:02 AM
  • "Google doesn't need Twitch for game streaming: Twitch has a strong brand, but YouTube's is stronger still. So is its technology." Ars Technica 7:41 AM
  • "You Can't Eat These Chips, But Some Find Silicon Addictive: A Select Few See Beauty in Computer Brains; Museum-Quality Industrial Artistry" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:33 AM
  • "Here's why the democratization of big data really, really should excite you. Yes ... you." Gigaom 7:25 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Deutsche Telekom could part with T-Mobile for $35 a share: T-Mobile's majority owner has already rejected one offer from French carrier Iliad and watched its deal with Sprint fall apart." CNET 4:05 PM
  • "Ticket Search Engine SeatGeek Raises $35M Round From Accel And Some Big-Name Athletes" TechCrunch 9:10 AM
  • "Enevo's Waste Bins Sensors Attract $8M Funding From Earlybird And Draper Associates" TechCrunch 9:11 AM
  • "Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip approach, shares soar" Reuters 8:21 AM
  • "Vivendi Picks Telefonica for Exclusive Talks Over Brazil GVT Bid" Bloomberg 8:19 AM
  • "The China Angle in Amazon's Deal To Buy Twitch" Forbes 2:24 PM
  • "Amazon's Twitch acquisition is about beating Google and Apple" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "Square in talks for $200 mln funding: Bloomberg" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "Taiwan-Based Streaming Music Service KKBOX Raises $104M To Expand Overseas" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Techs follow market down on Ukraine fears" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: Stocks End Lower On Ukraine Fears; S&P 500 Under 2,000" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Stock Market Today: Ukraine-Russia Overshadows Good U.S. Data" TheStreet 4:02 PM
  • "Ukraine conflict weighs on markets; Retailers fall" Associated Press 4:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stock Prices Drop On Ukraine Fears: Declines Arrest Three-Session Rally, as Geopolitical Worry Trumps Good News About Economy" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks fall ahead of key economic data/Japan stocks retreated on Thursday, as investors remained cautious before a batch of key economic data due out on the next day." MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Deutsche Bank falls after fine; Essilor rallies: Europe movers" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:35 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:35 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:51 PM



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Bloomberg (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Apple Bets IPhone Magic Will Spill Over to Wearables"
  • "Vivendi Picks Telefonica Over Telecom Italia for GVT Talks"
  • "Google Takes Amazon Rivalry to the Skies With Drone Tests"
  • "Alibaba Profit More Than Amazon, EBay Ahead of U.S. IPO"
  • "Square Said in Talks for Funding at $6 Billion Valuation"
  • "JustFab Said to Be Valued at More Than $1B in Fundraising "
  • "Google Extends Local Ads on Smartphones to Desktops"
  • "Apple to Hold Sept. 9 Event for New IPhones, Wearables"
  • "CSR Soars After Rejecting Offer From Microchip Technology"
  • "Stats Chippac Approached by JCET, Huatian About Purchase" ...
CNET News (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Deutsche Telekom could part with T-Mobile for $35 a share"
  • "Apple iPhone 6 expected to include mobile payments, NFC"
  • "Nadella plans China trip amid antitrust probe -- report"
  • "A giant atlas of every living thing in the Southern Ocean"
  • "?Valve hit with legal action in Australia over misleading consumers"
  • "Google stops displaying content authorship in search results"
  • "US looking to Google's Megan Smith to be chief tech officer?"
  • "Tomorrow Daily 044: NASA advances its SLS program, Leap Motion for VR, and a 3D-printed castle"
  • "Google spreads its wings, moving into drone deliveries"
  • "Apple flagship store in San Francisco fills with protestors" ...
InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:05 PM CDT)
  • "NIST Drafts Mobile App Security Guidelines"
  • "HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power"
  • "Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone"
  • "Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP"
  • "UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On"
  • "LG, Samsung Debut Smartwatches, Apple Lurks"
  • "VMware: VMs And Containers Better Together"
  • "Social Media Bites Its Tongue"
  • "Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier"
  • "IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research" ...
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Uber and Lyft Have Become Indistinguishable Commodities"
  • "Questions for IBM's Watson"
  • "Google Joins Amazon in Dreams of Drone Delivery"
  • "Supplier for Samsung and Lenovo Accused of Using Child Labor"
  • "Irish Panel to Pick Privacy Regulator With Global Reach"
  • "JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Hackers"
  • "With $30 Million More in Hand, IFTTT Looks to the Internet of Things"
  • "Student-Built Apps Teach Colleges a Thing or Two"
  • "Lending Club, Middleman for Small Loans, Plans Stock Offering"
  • "Mobile Sales Lift Alibaba Profit Nearly Threefold, Ahead of I.P.O."
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "U.S. banking group says unaware of any 'significant' cyber attack"
  • "Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods"
  • "U.S. startups get OK for smartphone-based heart tracking"
  • "Google tests airborne drones to deliver goods"
  • "Google's Megan Smith considered top choice for U.S. technology chief: Bloomberg"
  • "Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip approach, shares soar"
  • "Heavy buying in EZchip shares, options after company withdraws from events"
  • "Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source"
  • "New iPhones expected at Sept. 9 Apple event"
  • "Time Warner Cable suffers major outage; New York launches probe"





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