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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft launches SA innovation centre to help startups" ZDNet 6:53 AM
  • "Watch Microsoft's GDC Keynote here" Neowin 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Continues To Focus On Lower ASP Smartphones" Seeking Alpha 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft is coming after Google in wearables" CNBC 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds Embedding And Sharing Options To Sway" Social Barrel 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft co-founder says he's discovered long-lost Japanese battleship" CNN 7:23 AM
  • "Race for Free Windows 10 will Create MSP Windfall" PCR-Online 7:24 AM
  • "The Hadoop wars, HP cloud(s) and IBM's big win" Gigaom 6:53 AM
  • "Is Hewlett-Packard's Planned Acquisition of Aruba Networks a Wise Move?" Street Wise Journal 7:16 AM
  • "The Intel Atom X3 Can Hurt Qualcomm And MediaTek" Seeking Alpha 7:10 AM
  • "Intel's flagship Iris Pro integrated graphics headed to desktops for improved gaming" PCWorld 7:18 AM
  • "Intel March 2015 Drivers Bundle Is Available for Several NUC Devices" Softpedia 7:19 AM
  • "Intel Outlines 2015 Gaming News at GDC" CDR Info 7:20 AM
  • "Huawei, Intel expand tie-up amid China's rising scrutiny of U.S. tech firms" Reuters 7:31 AM
  • "Intel: Broadwell to launch in time for Windows 10 this summer; Skylake to follow in the second half" Computing 7:20 AM
  • "Intel Calls for 3D IC" EE Times 7:21 AM
  • "IBM's secret growth plan is ... Karaoke? ♫ I guess that's why they call it Big Blue ♫" The Register 7:22 AM
  • "Has IBM found its place in the digital world?" ComputerWeekly 7:22 AM
  • "Cisco Chasing Margins of Past Means Software Takeovers" Bloomberg 7:31 AM
  • "Cisco's plan to solve tech's diversity problem: Start from the top" Fortune 7:19 AM
  • "Linux professionals in high demand thanks to Heartbleed flaw and OpenStack growth" The Inquirer 6:53 AM
  • "Red Hat launches Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host: Security is at the forefront of the container-based system" The Inquirer 6:53 AM
  • "Google Researchers Make Quantum Computing Components More Reliable: Researchers from a university and Google demonstrate a crucial error-correction step needed to make quantum computing practical." Technology Review 7:17 AM
General Interest
  • "Samsung takes a time-out on smartwatches as Apple Watch launch nears" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "How BioBots' $5K 3D bioprinter could make doctors and medicines more effective" Tech Republic 7:15 AM
  • "Wolfram embraces IoT with information-hungry Data Drop: What you want, where you want it" The Inquirer 7:02 AM
  • "Xiaomi Expects Sales to Surge in 2015: Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said his company expects sales to exceed $16 billion this year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:58 AM
  • "Dubai's $136M Museum of the Future will be full of robots and their inventors" The Verge 6:57 AM
  • "Google Launches AdWords App For Android: Now available for download in the Google Play store." Search Engine Land 6:57 AM
  • "Lockheed Martin Claims Sustainable Fusion Is Within Its Grasp" eWeek 6:52 AM
  • "Hyundai lets owners control their cars with smartwatches" Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "Glympse for Auto shares your car's location without distractions" Engadget 6:49 AM
  • "HTC, Sony to Launch Virtual Reality Headsets" eWeek 6:53 AM
  • "Facebook boast traps King's Lynn Tesco armed robber" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "BlackBerry thinks 100M BBM downloads are impressive: Downloads and active users are not the same thing" The Verge 6:57 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Announces Release of Java Development Kit 8, Update 40: Continues to Invest in World's Leading Programming Language to Deliver Foundation for Today's Modern Technologies" Marketwired 7:31 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 lets you pin settings and use Bluetooth keyboards" The Verge 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft opens Xbox One to app devs as part of Windows 10's cross-platform push" PCWorld 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft opens up Xbox One to app developers: The move is part of a broader push to make applications run across all devices in the Microsoft universe" IDG News Service 6:49 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Europe rules e-books won't get tax breaks like paper books" Engadget 7:02 AM
  • "No reduced tax rate for e-books, top EU court rules: Value-added tax on e-books must be charged at the full rate, not the reduced rate for paper books, the CJEU ruled" IDG News Service 7:03 AM
  • "EU Court Rules E-Books Are Services, Not Goods: E-books can't share reduced rate of value-added tax as paper books" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:58 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Technical Barriers to Moving Workloads to the Public Cloud" Gigaom 7:57 AM
  • "Experimental DNS catches malware sites by understanding sneaky domain names: OpenDNS develops filter that can recognize exploit pages before they're served up" Ars Technica 7:57 AM
  • "The 10 Best Products From MWC 2015" PC Magazine 7:27 AM
  • "Teetering On The Edge Of Virtual Reality At Mobile World Congress" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Nokia N1 review: Hands-on/iPad-lookalike impresses with high-end specs and premium design" The Inquirer 7:02 AM
  • "In the race between Google and Facebook over global connectivity, everyone is winning" VentureBeat 6:58 AM
  • "Another reason Android fans will love having Google as their wireless carrier" BGR 6:45 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Mentor Graphics buys Tanner, aims to expand IoT market" EE Times Asia 7:10 AM
  • "Japan's Recruit Buys European Restaurant Booking Service Quandoo For $219M" TechCrunch 6:57 AM
  • "The Real Meaning of Etsy's Initial Public Offering" Time 7:59 AM
  • "Etsy wants to raise up to $300 million by going public" Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "What's behind the NXP-Freescale merger?" EE Times Asia 7:13 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks: 5 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:46 AM
  • "Mark Cuban: 'Uber, Twitter, Facebook' part of a new tech bubble" CNNMoney 7:46 AM
  • "Stock Futures Set Up for Small Rebound After Two-Day Selloff" TheStreet 7:46 AM
  • "U.S. Stock Futures Gain: European stocks rise as traders watch ECB meeting" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Chinese stocks decline amid fears of an economic slowdown/Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks both posted solid losses on Thursday, amid investor anxiety over an 'intensifying' economic slowdown in China as the nation's premier lowered the nation's growth target to about 7% for this year." MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks drive higher, euro falls, as investors wait for QE details/European stocks popped higher Thursday, with investors gearing up to hear more on monetary policy and the state of the eurozone economy from the European Central Bank." MarketWatch 7:47 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:30 AM CST; no changes since Wednesday)
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New York Times (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "What Is the Next 'Next Silicon Valley'?"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "The Weirdest Moments at MWC 2015"
  • "The 10 Best Products From MWC 2015" ...
Reuters (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "France, Luxembourg lose lower VAT rate battle on ebooks"
  • "Music app Shazam to add sights to sounds"
  • "BMW says talks with Apple don't involve developing a car"
  • "China expects to issue taxi app regulations in first-half 2015: state media"
  • "Continental wants to be partner on possible Apple car: CEO"
  • "Lenders want bold overhaul of Japan's Sharp as another bailout loomsVideo"
  • "Self-driving cars could generate billions in revenue: U.S. study"
  • "Apple delays larger iPad production till September: reports"
  • "Youku Tudou appoints new COO, creates TV production unit"
  • "Huawei, Intel expand tie-up amid China's rising scrutiny of U.S. tech firms"
ZDNet (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "Samsung takes a time-out on smartwatches as Apple Watch launch nears"
  • "Why the new Moto E is the most important Android phone this year"
  • "Salesforce.com looks to the future with Predictive Decisions"
  • "Adobe launches vulnerability disclosure scheme on HackerOne"
  • "'Building AI is like launching a rocket': Meet the man fighting to stop artificial intelliegence destroying humanity"
  • "Enterprise encryption: Trends, strategic needs, and best practices"
  • "End of data roaming charges in 2015? Not so fast, says Europe"
  • "Softcard shutters services following Google purchase"
  • "Apple's 13-inch iPad suffers production delays"
  • "The 'Blue Dress' and the incredible scalability of content" ...





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