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  • "AT&T Reaches Deal to Buy Time Warner for $86 Billion: Wireless carrier agreed to pay $107.50 a share in half-cash, half-stock deal" [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
  • "AT&T set to announce $85 billion Time Warner purchase" Reuters 5:23 PM
  • "AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner in over $80 bn deal: banking source" AFP 4:54 PM
  • "AT&T acquires Time Warner for $85.4 billion: The mega deal, half cash and half stock, is expected to close by the end of 2017. It could give AT&T not only control of how you view content, but the content you view." ZDNet 7:09 PM
  • "AT&T will buy Time Warner for $86 billion. Now what? Leadership is up in the air. But also, regulators may still stop the deal." Recode 7:29 PM
  • "Intel's Client Computing Group Getting Firmer Support From Other Segments in 3rd Quarter" GuruFocus 5:17 PM
  • "How massive DDoS attacks are undermining the Internet" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "'Unprecedented' cyberattack involved tens of millions of IP addresses" CNNMoney 6:06 PM
  • "Massive cyberattack takes down some of biggest U.S. websites" CBS News 8:25 AM
  • "What The Latest Global DDoS Attack Means For Entrepreneurs" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:23 PM
  • "Hackers Apparently Used Internet-Enabled Cameras, Toys in Cyberattacks" Associated Press 1:59 PM
  • "'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack" BBC 8:25 AM
  • "Serious Dirty COW bug leaves millions of Linux users vulnerable to attack" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Trump says will not approve AT&T-Time Warner deal if elected U.S. president" Reuters 12:01 PM
  • "Warning: Mark Zuckerberg decides what's newsworthy, making him the world's most powerful editor" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Why Microsoft stock just hit an all-time high: Investors seem to think Satya Nadella's transformation is working." Recode 10/21
  • "Microsoft Q1 FY2017 by the numbers: $22.34 billion revenue, $5.98 billion profit" BetaNews 10/21
  • "Surface Pro 4 helps Microsoft make £3.8 billion in profits last quarter" Wired UK 10/21
  • "Wall Street Reacts as Microsoft Shares Reach All-Time High" WSJ Blogs 10/21
  • "Microsoft Shares Hit All-Time High" [Paid Membership Required] 10/21
  • "Microsoft shares hit all-time high after earnings beat" CNBC 10/21
  • "Cloud growth still name of the game for Microsoft" Tech Central 10/21
  • "Microsoft Azure up 116% year-over-year, cloud annualised run rate hits $13 billion" Ars Technica UK 10/21
  • "The cloud helps Microsoft top earnings expectations" Business Live 10/21
  • "Microsoft's stock hits new all-time high after latest financial results" Neowin 10/21
  • "Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off" CBR Online 10/21
  • "Microsoft reports rising revenues thanks to Office, Surface, and cloud services" The Verge 10/21
  • "Four things we learned from Microsoft's Q1 results" CRN UK 10/21
  • "Stocks Decline on Rush of Earnings From Microsoft to McDonald's" TheStreet 10/21
  • "Microsoft shares surge past 1999 high" USA Today 10/21
  • "AdDuplex: Windows 10 Mobile isn't growing; Anniversary Update reaches 77% of Windows 10 PCs" Neowin 10/21
  • "Microsoft Fiscal Results Point To Sweet Success In The Cloud" TechWeekEurope 10/21
  • "Microsoft Shares Surpass 1999 High on Cloud Computing Business" TheStreet 10/21
  • "Cloud Lifts Microsoft Stock to Record Height" Light Reading 10/21
  • "Microsoft opens cybersecurity centre to boost investments in India" Live Mint 10/21
  • "Microsoft picks Delhi NCR for its 7th cyber security centre" Rediff 10/21
  • "Microsoft launches cybersecurity engagement centre in India" Money Control 10/21
  • "Microsoft stock beats dotcom boom peak after strong cloud growth" V3 10/21
  • "IBM Watson: Not So Elementary" Fortune 10/21
  • "IBM VP Claims Macs Cost Hundreds Less To Maintain Versus Windows PCs In The Enterprise" HotHardware 10/21
  • "IBM exec says Macs are way more wallet-friendly than Windows PCs" TechRadar UK 10/21
  • "Mac vs. PC: Windows Desktops Up to $535 More Expensive than Macs, IBM Says" Softpedia 10/21
  • "Macs are much cheaper than PCs in the long run says IBM" Coolsmartphone 10/21
  • "IBM actually found PCs to be three times more expensive than Macs, according to Big Blue's Fletcher Previn who was speaking at at the Jamf Nation User Conference." Computer Business Review 10/21
  • "Men need to do more to support gender diversity, says Dell EMC exec" CIO 10/21
  • "Intel gets boost from top EU court adviser who says its $1.16 billion fine should be reviewed" TechSpot 10/21
  • "Flaw in Intel Haswell microprocessors exposes chips to malware" V3 10/21
  • "Intel asserts trademark rights against John McAfee" PCWorld 10/21
  • "Radeon RX 465 on the way? AMD's third Polaris 10 card to take on the GTX 1050 Ti" PCGames 10/21
  • "Is AMD releasing a 1050 competitor?" PCR Online 10/21
  • "AMD Q3 Earnings Beats Street Expectations With Strong Console Sales Driving Demand For Its Silicon" HotHardware 10/21
  • "AMD Revenue Forecast Falls Short of Estimates" CDR Info 10/21
  • "AMD Q3 2016 reports $1.3 billion revenue, net loss of $406 million" Hexus 10/21
  • "AMD boasts of revenue boost, hit by $406 million quarterly loss" bit-tech 10/21
  • "AMD is a rounding error on Intel's spreadsheet and that sucks for us all" The Register 10/21
  • "Driver-update: AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.2 Hotfix" Tweakers 10/21
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Crimson Edition 16.10.2 Hotfix - Download and Apply Now" Softpedia 10/21
  • "Oracle Fixes 253 Security Flaws In October Update" TechWeekEurope 10/21
General Interest
  • "Pokémon Go made you walk 25 percent more than you used to" Recode 4:32 PM
  • "Tech powerhouses struggle to build their own driverless cars" Mashable 1:43 PM
  • "Thai junta says Google removing content with royal insults" Reuters 8:36 AM
  • "Google Pixel XL's modular components can be easily replaced: But its display assembly is badly put together." Engadget 8:30 AM
  • "Facebook Will Now Allow Graphic Content If It's Newsworthy" BuzzFeed 8:29 AM
  • "Razer announces new Blade Pro laptop, a thin and powerful desktop replacement" Neowin 10/21
  • "Verizon Q3 Wireless Customer Net Adds Fall 57%" eWeek 10/21
  • "Google searches for 'nasty' hit all-time high after Trump's comment" Engadget 10/21
  • "Photo-to-painting converter FotoSketcher gets a test Android release" BetaNews 10/21
  • "Google's Pixel should rule the world, but it won't and here's why" VentureBeat 10/21
  • "Chrome for Android keeps the music going with background media playback" PCWorld 10/21
  • "YouTube is now available on your Dish DVR" TechCrunch 10/21
  • "YouTube: presidential debates were the most-watched political live streams ever" TechCrunch 10/21
  • "With the Switch, Nintendo could make controllers great again" Engadget 10/21
  • "Facebook's News Feed will adapt to your connection speed" Engadget 10/21
  • "Facebook censors cancer awareness video over cartoon breasts" The Verge 10/21
  • "Facebook's News Feed just got better on slower connections" TechCrunch 10/21
  • "Massive DDoS Attack On DNS Provider Dyn Slows Twitter, Amazon, Github To A Crawl" HotHardware 10/21
  • "Some of the biggest sites on the internet were shut down this morning (update: down again)" Engadget 10/21
  • "Mass internet disruption caused by DDoS attack on DNS company Dyn, service now restored" VentureBeat 10/21
  • "Major DDoS attack on Dyn DNS knocks Spotify, Twitter, Github, Etsy, and more offline" PCWorld 10/21
  • "A denial-of-service attack shut down major websites across the internet" The Verge 10/21
  • "Many sites including Twitter, Shopify and Spotify suffering outage" TechCrunch 10/21
  • "Pixel teardown reveals little OEM branding, best repairability score of any HTC device" 9to5Google 10/21
  • "US investigating Friday's internet blackout as 'criminal act': The government is looking to see if the recent internet outage was a more than just a stunt." Engadget 10/21
  • "Here's What's Wrong With the Internet This Morning" Time 10/21
  • "Popular sites like Amazon, Twitter and Netflix suffer outages" CNNMoney 10/21
  • "A massive DDOS attack against Dyn DNS is causing havok online" The Next Web 10/21
  • "Google Pixel Submerged Underwater For 30 Minutes And Survives" UberGizmo 10/21
  • "Nintendo takes on Sony and Microsoft with new console" The Scotsman 10/21
  • "The Nintendo Switch dock is only for charging and TV output" The Verge 10/21
  • "Why Data Is So Important to Educating Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa" PC Magazine 10/21
  • "Amazon as an ISP Isn't Bonkers—It Makes Perfect Sense" Wired 10/21
Press Releases
  • "IBM Mobile Sales Leader, Eyal Levin, Appointed to Zuznow's Advisory Board" PRNewswire 10/21
  • "SBI SECURITIES Works with IBM to Test Blockchain Technology for Bond Trading Platform" PRNewswire 10/21
  • "Patriots Bill Belichick's Brutally Honest Microsoft Surface Tablet Takedown Prompts Response From MSFT" HotHardware 10/21
  • "'The Orange Box' comes to Xbox One" Engadget 10/21
  • "The voice actor's strike is underway in video game business" VentureBeat 10/21
  • "Microsoft to add new SMB apps to Office 365 Business Premium plan" ZDNet 10/21
  • "Microsoft sales, profit top estimates as cloud demand soars" Times of Oman 10/21
  • "Microsoft now has 47 million Xbox Live users, down by 2 million from last quarter" Neowin 10/21
  • "How to successfully install Windows 10 Mobile build 14951 (workaround)" Windows Central 10/21
  • "7 Tips to Save Time in Microsoft Excel" MakeUseOf 10/21
  • "How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD" IT PRO 10/21
  • "Microsoft's Surface line gains traction as iPad sales slow" ITProPortal 10/21
  • "Strong Microsoft and PayPal Earnings Fail to Boost Stock Futures" TheStreet 10/21
  • "3 ways Windows Server 2016 is tackling security" Computerworld 10/21
  • "How to Fix the Windows 10 Mobile Build 14951 Stuck with Update Downloading at 0% Issue" SuperSite for Windows 10/21
  • "Microsoft's gaming revenue declined 5% in Q1 2017" MCV UK 10/21
  • "Microsoft Surface isn't the culprit in Patriots coach's blowup" Network World 10/21
  • "Microsoft shows off healthy Surface sales ahead of rumored Surface PC launch" TechRadar UK 10/21
  • "Microsoft buoyed by bumper $20.5bn revenues on back of Office and Cloud uplift" The Drum 10/21
  • "Could enterprise sales help Microsoft's Surface eventually outsell Apple's iPad?" VentureBeat 10/21
  • "Microsoft's new Office apps are going to make your life easier" TechRadar UK 10/21
  • "High-End Windows 10 Laptops Prepared by Huawei for Early 2017" Softpedia 10/21
  • "The latest update to Dropbox for Windows 10 brings new UI features" WinBeta 10/21
  • "Microsoft: You Prove Me Correct Yet Again" Seeking Alpha 10/21
  • "Microsoft Surges 6%: Wunderlich Sees End of Old, Beginning of the New" Barron's 10/21
  • "Buy Microsoft on triple-digit cloud sales growth and solid dividend, top analyst says" CNBC 10/21
  • "Silicon Valley all-in for Hillary Clinton" AFP 9:11 PM
  • "U.S. indicts Russian for hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, Formspring: Czech police arrested the 29-year-old earlier this month" IDG News Service 10/21
  • "US Authorities Find 50TB Trove of Stolen Government Files" PC Magazine 10/21
  • "Brazil attempts to advance unified ID project" ZDNet 10/21
  • "Privacy groups target kids advertising disguised as YouTube content" PCWorld 10/21
  • "UK's new cyber security centre to debunk scare tactics and lead by example" TechCrunch 10/21
  • "Here's why AT&T bought Time Warner: Slowing phone growth" CNET 8:47 PM
  • "Yes, you should definitely care about the $80 billion AT&T-Time Warner deal" Mashable 6:09 PM
  • "Why Driverless Cars Could Become a Target for Road Bullies" PC Magazine 8:29 AM
  • "Google Pixel gets torn asunder by iFixit: Behold the wonder of the HTC-manufactured, Google-designed Android flagship" Ars Technica 10/21
  • "Moto Z Play Review: 8-Cores And Insane Battery Life" HotHardware 10/21
  • "What does the Nintendo Switch mean for esports?" Mashable 10/21
  • "Toyota's hydrogen buses can work as emergency generators" Engadget 10/21
  • "The legal challenges for autonomous vehicles" BetaNews 10/21
  • "This Russian project will detect a face in any TV channel in real-time" TechCrunch 10/21
  • "HP's new Spectre x360 is probably the best PC laptop around" Ars Technica 10/21
  • "ASUS Chromebook C302A spotted high specs, 360-degree fold" SlashGear 10/21
  • "Asus aims for growth in Asia's sluggish PC market" CNET 10/21
  • "View from the Airport: Dell EMC World 2016" IT PRO 10/21
  • "Mega merger alert: AT&T to pay $80 billion for Time Warner" Mashable 2:00 PM
  • "AT&T to buy HBO, CNN, and the rest of Time Warner for more than $80 billion" The Verge 1:45 PM
  • "Time Out to pay $3 million in stock to acquire YPlan, an event ticketing startup that had raised nearly $40 million" VentureBeat 10/21
  • "Time Out acquires events discovery and booking platform YPlan for as little as £1.6M" TechCrunch 10/21
  • "Qualcomm and NXP Semiconductor reportedly agree on deal at $110 per share" TechCrunch 10/21
  • "AT&T is close to acquiring Time Warner for $85 billion: A deal may arrive as soon as Monday" The Verge 10/21
  • "WSJ: Time Warner's latest suitor is AT&T" Engadget 10/21
  • "Tech Ticker: AT&T in 'advanced talks' to acquire Time Warner, Microsoft cloud revenue soars" ZDNet 10/21
  • "AT&T is reportedly in 'advanced talks' to buy Time Warner" The Verge 10/21
  • "AT&T said to be 'in advanced talks' to purchase Time Warner" TechCrunch 10/21
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 limp to the close, but stocks end string of weekly losses: Major indexes snapped a two-week losing streak" MarketWatch 10/21
  • "Wall Street Ends Choppy Day as Microsoft Hits New High, GE Slumps: A choppy afternoon of trading ended with stocks narrowly mixed on Friday as Microsoft MSFT pulled markets in one direction and General Electric GE in the other." TheStreet 10/21
  • "Stocks edge lower but finish week in the black" USA Today 10/21
  • "Health, Energy Stocks Hit Wall St, Microsoft Lifts Nasdaq" Reuters 10/21
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Flat, but Deals, Earnings Spark Sharp Individual Moves: Dollar rises to multimonth highs against the euro and Asian currencies" [Paid Membership Required] 10/21
  • "Asian stocks pull lower as dollar strengthens: A strong dollar sent Asian shares broadly lower on Friday, with the Nikkei reversing gains in the late session after an earthquake rocked Western Japan." MarketWatch 10/21
  • "European stocks end with a whimper, but log weekly win: European stocks finished flat Friday, with some indexes easing from multimonth highs as investors waded through corporate reports while they considered European Central Bank President Mario Draghi's hint toward the possibility of more monetary stimulus." MarketWatch 10/21

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:10 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "AI Provider Brings IoT Data To Bare Metal Cloud"
  • "McDonald's Flips Its Training Game: Podcast"
  • "BI On Hadoop Success: 7 Things To Know"
New York Times (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices"
  • "Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S."
  • "Airbnb Sues Over New Law Regulating New York Rentals"
  • "Regulatory Microscope Lies Ahead for AT&T and Time Warner"
  • "Galaxy Note 7 Recall Dismays South Korea, the 'Republic of Samsung'"
  • "Farhad's and Mike's Week in Tech: The Political Evolution of Silicon Valley"
  • "Russian Suspected of Hacking U.S. Tech Companies Is Indicted"
  • "David Bunnell, a Founder of Tech Magazines PC World and Macworld, Dies at 69"
  • "Want to make your own app? There are free classes for that"
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PC Magazine (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T to Acquire Time Warner for $85B"
  • "Airbnb Sues New York Over Restrictive New Law"
  • "Election Time"
  • "31 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier"
  • "Airbus to Build a Personal Airplane by 2020"
Reuters (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 5:25 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T set to announce $85 billion Time Warner purchase"
  • "Huge crowd of mourning Thais sings royal anthem in honor of late king"
  • "Thai junta says Google removing content with royal insults"
ZDNet (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T acquires Time Warner for $85.4 billion"
  • "Apple to launch new MacBooks next week, iMac and display in 2017"
  • "After massive cyberattack, shoddy smart device security comes back to haunt"
  • "Tech Ticker: AT&T will acquire Time Warner, Microsoft cloud revenue soars"
  • "Is the Internet of Things a developer's dream or a million new headaches?"
  • "Razer updates Blade Pro laptop to be ultimate desktop replacement"
  • "How to avoid buying counterfeit Apple cables and chargers"

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