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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft lays out its top three priorities — and none of them mention Windows" Business Insider 8:37 PM
  • "Windows 10 tour: The good, the bad, and the missing" InfoWorld 11:54 AM
  • "The Story Of Windows 10 From Inside Microsoft" The Verge 11:22 AM
  • "What does Windows 10 mean for the enterprise?" ITProPortal 8:42 AM
  • "Windows 10 will be a great operating system -- when it's finished" BetaNews 9:26 AM
  • "Windows 10 automatic updates: Get over it" ZDNet 11:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Sales Contest Platform FantasySalesTeam, Will Integrate Into Dynamics CRM" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
  • "IT departments need to prepare for a world of continual updates with Windows 10" Information Age 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10's Familiarity Is Critical" Softpedia 9:18 AM
  • "Windows 10 Now Installed In Over 18 Million PCs Around The World" Microsoft News 9:29 AM
  • "Windows 10 installs reach 18 million over launch weekend; not 67 million" WinBeta 8:45 AM
  • "Market share begins to shift as Windows 10 rollout starts to affect 7 and 8" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT" InformationWeek 9:23 AM
  • "IBM: New business lines falter as old ones die" Geekzone 7:56 AM
  • "The Big Display Company boosts capabilities with HP Latex buy" Print Week 7:54 AM
  • "HP To Acquire ActiveState's Stackato Business To Help Customers Transition To Hybrid Cloud" The HN 7:54 AM
  • "Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K and i5-6600K packaging leaks online" Hexus 7:43 AM
  • "The Intel Broadwell Review Part 2: Overclocking, IPC and Generational Analysis" AnandTech 7:43 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-5775C review: The unwanted desktop Broadwell has one neat trick" PCWorld 7:42 AM
  • "Assessing the power of Intel's SSD 750 ... but check your motherboard before buying" The Register 7:42 AM
  • "Nvidia's GameWorks is unhealthy for PC gaming, says AMD" Lazy Gamer 7:35 AM
  • "AMD Exascale Heterogenous Processor sports 32 Zen cores" Hexus 7:34 AM
  • "Leaked Info on AMD's EHP Processor Shows 32 CPU Cores and 32GB Memory" Softpedia 7:34 AM
  • "AMD reveals Zen-based EHP chip details" bit-tech 7:34 AM
  • "Marketing's Next Big Thing: The Internet Of Things" Forbes 7:32 AM
  • "Charming Charlie demand grows with Oracle solution" Trade Arabia 7:30 AM
  • "Cisco's Tactical Operations Group Brings the Internet When No One Else Can" Motherboard 7:28 AM
  • "Cisco Zooms Into Cloud-based Video Infrastructure Software & Video Network Hardware" The Fast Mode 7:27 AM
  • "How the hybrid cloud has already doomed your data center" ZDNet 11:40 AM
General Interest
  • "DRM issues kill off Matchstick Firefox OS dongle as pledges refunded" ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "Sprint names new CFO in management shake-up" Reuters 7:06 PM
  • "A/N Blog . While Google is photographing your street, its cars will also be mapping the air city dwellers breathe" Archpaper 12:13 PM
  • "Sri Lanka Will Be The First Country To Deploy Google's Balloon-Based Internet" Fast Co. 12:11 PM
  • "Google Nexus 5 (2015) Release Date, Features and Price: 2 Major Complaints by Users and Fans Ignored?" International Business Times 12:11 PM
  • "Here's a look at just how big a problem 'freebooting' is for Facebook" Business Insider 8:37 PM
  • "2015 Chromebook Pixel review: Google's ultimate Chromebook is beautiful, but expensive" PC Advisor 12:10 PM
  • "How Twitter Could Fit Into Google's Plans" Seeking Alpha 12:09 PM
  • "Twitter: A Google-owned company – How and why it would work" The Next Web 12:09 PM
  • "VoxWeb brings speaking pictures to Android" TalkAndroid 12:12 PM
  • "How Android for Work Will Help Google Enter More Corporate Doors" eWeek 12:12 PM
  • "Android TV FAQ: Everything you need to know about Android for your living room" Greenbot 11:28 AM
  • "Invisible interface: Amazon's Alexa moves beyond the Echo" ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Amazon limits Prime sharing benefits to one other adult (updated)" Engadget 11:59 AM
  • "Amazon now only lets you share Prime with one other adult instead of four" The Verge 11:22 AM
  • "Amazon Cuts Down On Prime Members Sharing Their Benefits" TechCrunch 11:05 AM
  • "AT&T's first DirecTV plans include a $200 phone-and-TV combo" Engadget 12:01 PM
  • "AT&T starts bundling mobile service with DirecTV mere weeks after takeover" PCWorld 11:31 AM
  • "Samsung agrees to compensation for employees that contracted cancer" Engadget 11:59 AM
  • "Samsung is creating an $85 million cancer fund for sick workers" The Verge 11:24 AM
  • "Sony will let PlayStation Plus members vote for the games they get free" The Verge 11:23 AM
  • "Sony's new mid-range phones take 13-megapixel selfies" Engadget 12:00 PM
  • "Sony's New Phones Are Perfect For Snapchat, Yet No One Will Buy Them" TechCrunch 11:05 AM
  • "Ring Video Doorbell review: The gadget that makes crooks think you never leave home" PCWorld 11:30 AM
  • "China to restrict the export of drones and supercomputers starting August 15" VentureBeat 11:36 AM
  • "The German car industry is buying Nokia's Here maps" Engadget 12:01 PM
  • "Why 3 car giants just bought Nokia's mapping business for $3B" VentureBeat 11:35 AM
  • "Nvidia turbocharges the 2016 Audi TT's virtual cockpit with gaming-speed 60fps graphics" PCWorld 11:29 AM
  • "Fujifilm's X-T1 flagship camera gets an infrared edition" Engadget 11:59 AM
  • "Fujifilm announces infrared X-T1 camera for fine art and crime scenes" The Verge 11:23 AM
Press Releases
  • "CastleOS Announces the First Windows 10 Smart Home Hub, Featuring Voice Control with Cortana and the Kinect" PRNewswire 9:28 AM
  • "Aurionpro's Ryan Sullivan Named Oracle ACE Associate" Indaia PR Wire 7:31 AM
Microsoft
  • "Beware Windows 10 Upgrade Scam Emails" IGN 5:08 PM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Default App Settings Might Have Sparked Browser War 2.0" Clapway 9:36 AM
  • "How to Make Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome the Default Windows 10 Browser" Softpedia 9:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 attempts to install drivers for hardware you no longer have" ExtremeTech 8:50 AM
  • "Don't get fooled into clicking phony Windows 10 upgrade emails" CSO 9:21 AM
  • "Fake Windows 10 Upgrade Emails Hide Ransomware" SecurityWeek 8:03 AM
  • "Windows 10: review of the best features" Albawaba 8:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 commandeers users' upload bandwidth" Computerworld 7:59 AM
  • "All You Need To Know About Windows 10 90-Day Free Trial" Techtree 9:25 AM
  • "How Windows 10 Makes It Harder For You To Use Non-Microsoft Apps" Fast Company Design 9:20 AM
  • "Dual-booting Linux with Windows: What you need to know" PCWorld 8:03 AM
  • "Windows 10: How to skip the line and claim your free upgrade right now" PC Advisor 8:51 AM
  • "The 5 Most Useful New Windows 10 Features for Small Businesses" Life Hacker 9:28 AM
  • "Call Windows' Cortana assistant with this Bluetooth button" Engadget 12:01 PM
  • ".NET check and repair tools now support Windows 10" BetaNews 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Bringing Game Streaming Between Windows 10 And Xbox One" Briet Bart 9:32 AM
  • "Perfect Tube – A terrific YouTube client for Windows Phone" Windows Central 9:31 AM
  • "How to Opt Out of Window 10's Intrusive Privacy Policy and Stop Microsoft Spying on You" Life Hacker 9:20 AM
  • "These Lumia handsets will be the first to get the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade" ZDNet 9:19 AM
  • "Getting Up And Running With Xbox One To Windows 10 Streaming" The Sixth Axsis 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Lumia 735 is available for just £139 for today only" Windows Central 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's Lumia 735 is on sale in the UK for only £139 - but not for long" Neowin 8:02 AM
  • "Nadella: Developers will get HoloLens by 2016" ITProPortal 8:50 AM
  • "Wanna play with virtual reality? Microsoft promises HoloLens to developers with a year" Computing 8:43 AM
  • "Developers To Receive Microsoft Hololens 'Within The Next Year' Says Ceo" VR Focus 7:59 AM
  • "Free edition of Visual Studio: Cool enough for non-Microsoft devs" Indie Research 7:59 AM
  • "Windows 10 ignites new browser war with Mozilla" InfoWorld 7:58 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. court to hear lawsuits over 'net neutrality' in December" Reuters 7:06 PM
  • "FBI warns of rise in DDoS extortion cases" ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "Microsoft v. United States, Part One: Email Search Warrants Under the Microscope" Entertainment Weekly 9:27 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Is the digital double posing as you stealing your cash?" BBC 6:56 PM
  • "Review: 2 tri-band routers push wireless network speeds" Computerworld 11:55 AM
  • "MODECOM FreePC is so small it can fit in your pocket [Review] BetaNews 11:53 AM
  • "Why killing Flash may be a huge mistake" BetaNews 11:52 AM
  • "Antivirus alone won't save you. Here's how to do security better" ZDNet 11:39 AM
  • "Prizma launches video recommendation service for 'the whole person'" VentureBeat 11:38 AM
  • "Get lost in this bleak alternate reality Facebook from 2016" The Verge 11:22 AM
  • "Eden, Offering On-Demand Tech Help, Switches From Contractors To W2 Employees" TechCrunch 11:06 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Nokia HERE Maps Sold To Carmakers For $3.2 Billion" InformationWeek 7:06 PM
  • "German Carmakers Challenge Google, Uber With $3 Billion HERE Deal" Forbes 6:57 PM
  • "What Yahoo Paid for Polyvore: More Than $200 Million" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:56 PM
  • "Security firm Zscaler raises $100M, led by TPG" VentureBeat 11:38 AM
  • "SoftBank Leads $100M Investment In India-Based Budget Hotel Network OYO Rooms" TechCrunch 11:08 AM
  • "BoardVitals Raises $1.1 Million To Make It Easier For You To Become A Doctor" TechCrunch 11:08 AM
  • "Mobile Marketing And Analytics Startup WizRocket Lands $8M From Sequoia And Accel" TechCrunch 11:07 AM
  • "With $3.6 Million In Funding, Meal Box Is Building A Turkish Food Delivery Empire" TechCrunch 11:07 AM
  • "Betaworks-Backed Glitter Is A Personal Trading Cards App" TechCrunch 11:07 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks finish lower, weighed down by oil slump: Energy shares hit as crude slides; ISM weaker than forecast" MarketWatch 7:02 PM
  • "Stocks Slide as Fears of China Slowdown Send Crude Lower" TheStreet 7:02 PM
  • "Stocks end lower as U.S. oil slips below $46 a barrel" USA Today 7:02 PM
  • "Wall Street Ends Lower as Energy Sector Fuels Dip" FOXBusiness 7:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Lower as Oil Prices Drop: U.S. stocks fell Monday, dragged down by steepening declines in the price of oil." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:01 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian markets fall as Chinese factory data show slowdown/Asian shares dropped Monday after disappointing Chinese manufacturing data and a continued slide in commodity prices." MarketWatch 9:38 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks gain; Greek stocks tank after trading resumes/European stocks closed higher Monday, helped by earnings-driven jumps by Intertek and Heineken and shrugging off the Greek equity market's dive as it reopened." MarketWatch 12:35 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:20 PM; no changes since 7:05 PM CDT)
  • "Hitchhiking Robot Dismembered"
  • "Amazon Alexa Voice Service Open To More Developers"
  • "Adopting Cloud Is No Longer An Advantage, HBR Finds"
  • "Apple Prepping Siri-Powered Voicemail Transcriptions"
  • "Nokia HERE Maps Sold To Carmakers For $3.2 Billion"
  • "How To Get Ops-Oriented IT To Innovate"
  • "Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT"
  • "10 IT Job Search Habits To Nail A New Gig"
New York Times (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "For Mobile Messaging, GIFs Prove to Be Worth at Least a Thousand Words"
  • "German Carmakers Buy Nokia's Here Mapping Unit for $3 Billion"
  • "Why Some Start-Ups Are Called Tech Companies and Others Are Not"
  • "Hackers Exploit 'Flash' Vulnerability in Yahoo Ads"
  • "What Yahoo Paid for Polyvore: More Than $200 Million"
  • "The Internet of Things and the Future of Farming"
  • "Small Holidays Play Big on Social Media"
  • "Need a Reason to Celebrate? Check Online, Where Social Media Fills the Calendar"
  • "Political Consultant for Uber to Advise Other Start-Ups"
  • "Farhad and Mike's Week in Review: Twitter Problems" ...
PC Magazine (Checked 9:20 PM; no changes since 7:05 PM CDT)
  • "Invading the OnePlus 2 Fan Event"
  • "Hitchhiking Robot Meets Demise in City of Brotherly Love"
  • "Indian Government Bans 850+ Porn Sites"
  • "8 Giant Asteroids That Flew Uncomfortably Close to Earth"
  • "'Gears of War: Ultimate Edition' Includes Full 'Gears' Collection"
  • "Amazon Cracks Down on Prime Account Sharing"
  • "Unboxing the OnePlus 2"
  • "Report: Apple Testing Voicemail Transcribed by Siri"
  • "European Car Makers Buy Nokia's Map Business"
  • "Sony Courts Selfie Enthusiasts With New Xperia Phones" ...
Reuters (Checked 9:20 PM; no changes since 7:05 PM CDT)
  • "Sprint names new CFO in management shake-up"
  • "Lame Massachusetts chicken to get 3-D printer prosthetic leg"
  • "U.S. court to hear lawsuits over 'net neutrality' in December"
  • "German carmakers buy Nokia maps to fend off digital rivals"
  • "In a first, drug using 3D printing technology gets FDA nod"
  • "China state fund CIC invests in taxi app Didi Kuaidi: source"
  • "China to restrict drone, supercomputer exports"
  • "Hackers take down part of German federal prosecutor's website"
  • "Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts"
  • "Brain training app could help people with schizophrenia" ...
ZDNet (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Westpac drives Beat the Q Posse's AU$5m funding round"
  • "DRM issues kill off Matchstick Firefox OS dongle as pledges refunded"
  • "Suncorp aims to achieve AU$170m in benefits by 2018 from technology program"
  • "Lotto New Zealand seeks mobile 'anywhere, anytime' gaming"
  • "Material Design boosts Xero Touch on Android"
  • "Motorola Solutions wins AU$11 million contract with WA police"
  • "Amazon tweaks Prime terms, better defines household sharing"
  • "Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 starts rolling out"





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