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Computer Industry
  • "Windows 9 Technical Preview won't be made available until October" Neowin 6:33 AM
  • "Microsoft delays launch of its Xbox One console in China" Reuters 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft has delayed the launch of the Xbox One in China" Neowin 6:33 AM
  • "Microsoft will double your free OneDrive storage if you auto-upload photos" Engadget 6:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure: new preview portal is 'designed like an operating system' but is it better?" Tim Anderson's ITWriting 7:49 AM
  • "Larry Ellison — Genius Leader, Terrible Copywriter" Re/code 6:35 AM
  • "New devices want to sense and command your Home-as-a-Platform" VentureBeat 9:32 AM
  • "Xbox chief promises to bring 'Minecraft' to Windows Phone" The Verge 9/20
  • "Get ready to create - popular game, Minecraft, will be heading to Windows Phone" WinBeta 9/20
  • "Microsoft Office, Windows Details Leak: Codenamed 'Office 16,' the next version will reportedly include the 'Tell Me' tool to save users time digging through menus." InformationWeek 9/20
  • "Microsoft fights app gap perception with new videos" Neowin 9/20
  • "Microsoft Delays Chinese Xbox One Launch to 'End of This Year'" Re/code 9/20
  • "Cortana gets another feature, word definitions" Neowin 9/20
  • "Intel wireless charging in a bowl coming sooner than later" PhysOrg 9/20
  • "Intel Smart Wireless Charging Bowl will arrive late this year" SlashGear 9/20
  • "With co-CEOs, Oracle flirts with disaster" Fortune 9/20
  • "Oracle CEOs Combine Catz's Dealmaking With Hurd's Sales" Bloomberg 9/20
  • "London's Tech Boom Is More Than Just Hype, The Hard Numbers Say So" TechCrunch 9/20
General Interest
  • "With Cyberith's Virtualizer, you can run around wearing an Oculus Rift (Video)" Engadget 8:43 AM
  • "NYPD goes back to Twitter school after photo contest backfires: After #myNYPD, lots of photos of kittens" The Verge 6:44 AM
  • "SoftBank estimates $4.6 billion gain from Alibaba listing" Reuters 6:44 AM
  • "A fresh start for broadband? 'Unblock Italy' decree set to pave the way for faster connections" ZDNet 6:34 AM
  • "A Writerly Chill at Bezos' Fire" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/20
  • "You can finally talk and use data simultaneously on new Verizon iPhones: Verizon's 'Advanced Calling' introduces a feature other carriers have had on iPhone for years" The Verge 9/20
  • "Oculus announces new virtual reality headset prototype, Crescent Bay" Ars Technica 9/20
  • "Gmail No Longer Forces New Users to Make a Google+ Account" Gizmodo 9/20
  • "Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default: After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively." InformationWeek 9/20
  • "Kickstarter clarifies creator/backer relationship in update to funding policies" Neowin 9/20
  • "Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/20
  • "Google's easing back on G+ sign-ups for new email accounts" Engadget 9/20
  • "Gartner Predicts Android Smartwatches Will Average $30 Next Year" HotHardware 9/19
  • "Mobile apps are absolutely murdering San Francisco's taxi industry" BGR 9/19
  • "Verizon isn't getting WiFi calling until next year, either" Engadget 9/19
  • "Galaxy S5 Android L update release date expected to be late November" Among Tech 9/19
  • "Google's Android L will have default encryption too" The Inquirer 9/19
  • "Google Maps Navigation successfully arrives in 20 more countries" Engadget 9/19
  • "Malicious advertisements distributed by DoubleClick, Zedo networks: The advertisements redirect victims to the Nuclear exploit kit, which tries to install the Zemot malware" IDG News Service 9/19
  • "Nvidia launches Maxwell, a next-gen GPU that will make everyone an Nvidia fanboy" ExtremeTech 9/19
  • "NVIDIA's new GPU proves moon landing truthers wrong" Engadget 9/19
  • "NVIDIA's latest GPU crams 4K images on 1080p displays" Engadget 9/19
  • "Nvidia unveils second-gen Maxwell GPUs, the Geforce GTX 970 and GTX 980" The Inquirer 9/19
  • "Sony reveals SmartEyeglass headset prototype, releases SDK" Electronista 9/19
  • "Sony's SmartEyeglass prototype makes Google Glass look chic" Engadget 9/19
  • "Sony's Google Glass rival will go on sale by the end of March: The SmartEyeglass software development kit is released today, and the hardware will follow" The Verge 9/19
  • "Sony sees 'biggest PS4 hardware sales week' this year thanks to Destiny" The Inquirer 9/19
  • "Home Depot reveals more details on breach, 56M credit cards at risk" Electronista 9/19
  • "Home Depot estimates data on 56 million cards stolen by cybercrimnals: Using custom malware, a group infiltrated the company's systems for five months." Ars Technica 9/19
Press Releases
  • "Cisco WiFi Technology Powers Algar Telecom's Automatic Wi-Fi Roaming for Mobile Customers" PCC mobile broadband 9/20
  • "Cisco buys into the OpenStack horse race with Metacloud acquisition" SiliconANGLE 9/19
  • "Digitimes Research: Intel cooperation with Fossil to develop smartwatches will help expand influence in wearables market" DigiTimes 9/19
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Celebrates iPhone 6 Launch by Doubling Free OneDrive Storage to 30 GB: Don't worry, it's for anyone who backs up their photos to OneDrive" Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows 9/20
  • "Microsoft is doubling OneDrive's free storage, here is how to get it" Neowin 9/20
  • "Microsoft joins 'It's On Us' movement to fight sexual violence and rape with Bing" BetaNews 9/19
  • "Notion Ink Quietly Releases The Cain Windows Tablet" TechCrunch 9/19
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Dad can use Facebook to serve child support papers, judge rules" Gigaom 9/19
  • "US courts agree to restore 10 years of deleted online public records: The restoration comes after pressure from lawmakers infuriated over the purging." Ars Technica 9/19
  • "Patent troll gives up, can't defend 'matchmaking' patent under new law" Ars Technica 9/19
  • "France passes its anti-Uber law" Engadget 9/19
  • "Open Rights Group wants EE to open the book on its recent content lock-alypse" The Inquirer 9/19
  • "Europe Seeks A Common Appeals Process For The 'Right To Be Forgotten'" TechCrunch 9/19
  • "New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad: The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement" IDG News Service 9/19
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Practical steps towards securing the enterprise cloud/Summary: Countering threats against cloud infrastructure involves creating and fortifying three critical layers of protection." ZDNet 6:34 AM
  • "These StartX startups make tablets into tools for teachers and students" VentureBeat 9/20
  • "Beware clicking 'unsubscribe' with unwanted email" Seattle Times 9/19
  • "With Minecraft, I'm not just playing a game, I've entered a secret society" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9/19
  • "Will Texas students turn to the Internet for education?" The Daily Dot 9/19
  • "One day, even Google will go into decline: It is ironic that Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation has complained to the European Commission about Google - but it has become like a giant octopus, gobbling up and stifling everything" Telegraph 9/19
  • "Why Red Hat needed to buy FeedHenry, and what the deal means to everyone else" VentureBeat 9/19
  • "Why big data evangelists should be sent to re-education camps/Summary: Big data is a dangerous, faith-based ideology. It's fuelled by hubris, it's ignorant of history, and it's trashing decades of progress in social justice." ZDNet 9/19
  • "TechSpot: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 & GTX 980 Review" Neowin 9/19
  • "Nvidia Maxwell GTX 980 and GTX 970 reviewed: Crushing all challengers" ExtremeTech 9/19
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Telefonica to Buy Vivendi Brazil Unit GVT for $9 Billion" Bloomberg 9/19
  • "SAP to Buy Expense Software Maker Concur for $7.3 Billion" Re/code 9/19
  • "SAP swallows up travel & expense software provider Concur forĀ $8.3B" VentureBeat 9/19
  • "SAP buys out Concur Technologies in a $8.3 billion deal" Gigaom 9/19
  • "Renewed talk of Yahoo as acquisition target after Alibaba IPO" CNET 9/19
  • "Alibaba raises over $21 billion, making it the biggest IPO ever in the US" Ars Technica 9/19
  • "Boom: Alibaba surges in huge IPO debut" CNNMoney 9/19
  • "Alibaba shakes up corporate world order" USA Today 9/19
  • "Alibaba settles on its IPO price — $68" Gigaom 9/19
Tech Stocks
  • "Markets rally as Scotland votes to stay" CNNMoney 9/19
  • "Stock Market Today: Dow Ends at Record as Alibaba Thrills" TheStreet 9/19
  • "U.S. Stocks Finish in Mixed Territory: Investors Welcomed Scotland 'No' Vote, Alibaba's Debut" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9/19
  • "Asia Markets: Nikkei closes at almost seven-year high after Scotland vote/Japanese stocks rose on Friday to their highest closing level in nearly seven years, reacting positively to Scottish voters' rejection of independence from the U.K., while the yen hit a fresh post-financial-crisis low against the dollar." MarketWatch 9/19
  • "Europe Markets: Stoxx 600 heads for 3-month high after Scotland vote" MarketWatch 9/19
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 9/19
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 9/19
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 9/19



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Bloomberg (Updated 6:40 AM CDT)
  • "Clinton: Ma, Alibaba Could Revolutionize Chinese Giving"
  • "Oracle CEOs Combine Catz's Dealmaking With Hurd's Sales"
  • "Big-Screen IPhones Draw Long Lines in Stores Worldwide"
  • "SoftBank Sees About 500 Billion Yen Gain From Alibaba's IPO"
  • "IPhone 6 Plus Starts to Sell Out in Some U.S. Stores"
  • "Telefonica to Buy Vivendi Brazil Unit GVT for $9 Billion"
  • "Yahoo Valued at Less Than Asian Assets After Alibaba IPO"
  • "Apple's New IPhone Becomes a Tourist Attraction"
  • "Vodafone Agrees to Buy 140 Phones 4u Stores and Take on Workers"
  • "Alibaba Passes Facebook in Market Value on First Day" ...
CNET News (Checked 6:50 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "How Android Wear could come to the iPhone"
  • "Finally, a high-end audio dealer who really knows what he's doing""
  • "Why I prefer the iPhone 6 over the 6 Plus"
  • "iCloud Drive hits Windows ahead of Mac"
  • "Do you like loud music, or prefer to listen quietly?"
  • "Swiftkey keyboard app shoots to top of iTunes charts"
  • "Ex-NBA star arrested for allegedly stealing from Apple store"
  • "Man says he stood 44 hours in iPhone 6 line to win back wife" ...
InformationWeek (Checked 6:50 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Choosing A UC Vendor: 5 Tips"
  • "Microsoft Office, Windows Details Leak"
  • "Apple Watch? No, Thank You"
  • "Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default"
  • "Facebook Tweaks News Feed Again"
  • "Apple Fans Line Up For iPhone 6"
  • "Backlash Coming On Car-to-Car Talk?"
  • "Federal Shared Services Gains Traction"
  • "Will Social Media Revolutionize Healthcare?"
  • "Red Hat Shows Consistent Growth" ...
New York Times (Checked 6:50 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "A Writerly Chill at Bezos' Fire"
  • "Zenefits' Leader Is Rattling an Industry, So Why Is He Stressed Out?"
  • "Dancing With the Start-Ups"
  • "Pass the Word: The Phone Call Is Back"
  • "Why Is Our Sci-Fi So Glum About A.I.?"
  • "Terrance Paul, Developer of Teaching Software, Dies at 67"
  • "Steven Mollenkopf of Qualcomm: If You Don't Know, Just Say So"
  • "Disrupting the Playground"
  • "Ex-Employees Say Home Depot Left Data Vulnerable"
  • "A Soaring Debut for Alibaba"
Reuters (Updated 6:50 AM CDT)
  • "SoftBank estimates $4.6 billion gain from Alibaba listing"
  • "Microsoft delays launch of its Xbox One console in China"





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