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  • "Will the Next Windows Be Good Enough to Save Microsoft?" TheStreet 12:15 PM
  • "Everything You Need To Know About Windows 9, Microsoft's Next Major Software Release" Business Insider 12:16 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 9 Launch Event Is Tomorrow, Here's What To Expect" Forbes 12:14 PM
  • "How Will Microsoft Stock React to Chinese Government's Antitrust Probe?" TheStreet 12:13 PM
  • "Why Microsoft's engineering changes will be the real Windows Threshold story/Summary: Microsoft is building, testing and updating Windows in a very different way, starting with Windows Threshold. In many ways, those changes matter more than the new bits themselves." ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "Windows 9 Technical Preview page briefly appears online, named 'Windows TH'" PCWorld 10:43 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 9: What it has to strategically accomplish/Summary: Windows 9 will be the linchpin in Microsoft's future plans for cloud and mobile. Here's a look at the to-do list on the strategic front." ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "5 features Windows 9 needs to succeed/Summary: Here are five features that Microsoft needs to add to Windows 9 if it is to have a chance of tempting me back into the ecosystem and dissipating the cloud of negativity that Windows 8 currently finds itself engulfed in." ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms plans to open Fifth Avenue New York flagship store/Summary: Microsoft confirms it is planning to open its first New York City flagship retail store on Fifth Avenue, just blocks from one of Apple's flagship stores." ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft plans flagship store blocks from Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store" VentureBeat 7:54 AM
  • "IBM Teams With Swiss Startup For Solar 'Sunflower'" Forbes 12:17 PM
  • "Lenovo after IBM server deal: We will fight back vs. HP FUD" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "IBM-Lenovo server deal nearly done" Gigaom 8:38 AM
  • "Is it time to consider Power 8 for Web workloads? Summary: For some time, industry standard systems have been chosen to support Web, big data and analytics workloads. IBM believes that its Power 8 based systems are enough to change the rules and make a new choice possible" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Lenovo looks to expand after IBM acquisition: Lenovo looks to boost growth after acquisition of IBM low-end server business" Associated Press 7:23 AM
  • "Lenovo set to close $2.1 billion server deal with IBM: Lenovo Group Ltd. is setting an ambitious goal of becoming the world's largest computer-server maker, as it expects to complete its $2.1 billion acquisition of International Business Machines Corp.'s low-end server business this week." MarketWatch 7:23 AM
  • "Lenovo says $2.1 billion IBM x86 server deal to close on Wednesday: BEIJING (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd will close its acquisition of International Business Machines Corp's (IBM) (IBM.N) x86 server division on Oct 1 for $2.1 billion, giving the Chinese tech firm the firepower to win business clients from U.S. rivals." Reuters 7:22 AM
  • "Lenovo to Pay Less for IBM Servers With Closing This Week" Bloomberg 7:22 AM
  • "HP launches 'first enterprise-class' ARM-based server/Summary: The server maker expands its Moonshot range with the release of the first ARM-based machines in the microserver family." ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "Hewlett-Packard Designates Printing A First-Class IoT Security Platform" Forbes 7:25 AM
  • "HP Reveals $199 Windows 'Stream' Laptop" PC Magazine 9:18 PM
  • "HP Adds $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook to Stream Family" DailyTech 9:16 PM
  • "Intel's China Call Needs a Quick Payoff" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:17 PM
  • "Why Oracle Stock Is a 'Buy' at TheStreet" TheStreet 12:32 PM
  • "Larry Ellison Slammed SAP In His Keynote On Sunday" Business Insider 8:42 AM
  • "Oracle, Cisco Step Up Cloud Battle" SiliconBeat 1:55 PM
  • "Cisco ramps up Intercloud efforts, adds 30 global partners/Summary: The Cisco Intercloud is the networking giant's effort to connect disparate cloud platforms with secure private access to essentially bridge the gap between cloud service providers." ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "How Will Cisco Stock Respond to Global Cloud Computing Network Investment?" TheStreet 8:43 AM
  • "Cisco sets $1 bln investment for global cloud computing network" Reuters 7:34 AM
  • "Cisco Puts Meat on Bones of Its InterCloud Push" Bloomberg 7:33 AM
  • "Six things you may not know about the Cloud/Summary: Six Clicks: Want to know more about the cloud's little known features? We highlight six useful features of cloud services." ZDNet 8:07 AM
General Interest
  • "Connected cars: Is AT&T leaving Verizon in its rear-view mirror?" Reuters 4:41 PM
  • "Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots/They can speak in 19 languages and even do tai chi" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:55 PM
  • "Authors will fire back at Amazon with calls for a government investigation" Engadget 11:03 AM
  • "AT&T offers double data for family plans, but read the fine print carefully" PCWorld 10:47 AM
  • "Samsung now sells a $430 curved PC monitor to match your curved TV" The Verge 10:39 AM
  • "Study finds Google Glass as dangerous as smartphones when driving" Electronista 1:55 PM
  • "Google rolls out new display ads for mobile" VentureBeat 10:51 AM
  • "Six Clicks: Top Android apps of the month, September 2014/Summary: What are some of the most interesting apps for the Android operating system we've discovered this month?" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "There is no escape -- with Atlas, Facebook ads follow you between devices" BetaNews 9:19 PM
  • "With Atlas, Facebook makes an attempt to dig itself out of No. 2 ad spot" VentureBeat 9:17 PM
  • "Facebook's Atlas ad platform will track you around the internet" Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Meet Facebook's Atlas: The platform for advertisers to track your movements/Summary: Facebook's revamped advertising platform, Atlas, allows marketers to track your patterns, preferences and purchase decisions across the Web." ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Behind Ello hype, a Facebook rebellion brews" CNET 4:56 PM
  • "Does Ello have what it takes to be the anti-Facebook?" CNNMoney 4:56 PM
  • "5 reasons why Ello isn't the second coming of Facebook" PCWorld 7:51 AM
  • "Alibaba secures stake in Chinese hotel tech firm/Summary: The Chinese e-commerce giant will pay $457 million for the stake as the company's acquisition spree continues." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Huawei Ascend Mate 7 first impressions: High end aluminum design and solid performance/Summary: Huawei announced the Ascend Mate 7 at IFA and after several days of use, it is clear Huawei is serious about competing at the high end." ZDNet 10:55 AM
  • "China blocks Instagram, 'tear gas' searches amid Hong Kong protests" PCWorld 10:47 AM
  • "Uber gives in to Berlin ban, plans to modify operations & launch alternative taxi service" VentureBeat 10:52 AM
  • "Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors" TechCrunch 10:36 AM
  • "CloudFlare reveals 'Universal SSL': Free, headache-free encryption for websites" PCWorld 10:43 AM
  • "CloudFlare Adds SSL To All Customers In Advance Of Google's Focus On Security" TechCrunch 10:36 AM
  • "Europe relaxes flight-mode restrictions for using phones and tablets on planes/Summary: Airlines that permit smartphone use during take off don't need to worry about flight mode anymore." ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "How would molecular storage work?" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Shellshock makes Heartbleed look insignificant/Summary: The new vulnerability in the Bash shell is the worst we've seen in many years. No software on critical systems can be assumed as safe." ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Mobile Apps 2015: 5 Predictions of How Apps Will Change" VentureBeat 7:54 AM
  • "Circle's Bitcoin bank is now open to everyone in the world" Engadget 11:03 AM
  • "Circle launches Bitcoin wallet for the average Joe — anywhere in the world" VentureBeat 7:54 AM
  • "SAM Is A Wireless Electronics Kit That Wants To Make Coding Connected Objects Super Simple" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "Shyp Launches In New York City, And Miami Is Next" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "GoPro's new cameras bring silky 4K on the high-end and a $129 price on the low-end" VentureBeat 10:50 AM
  • "The Newest GoPro Models Are More Approachable Than Ever" TechCrunch 10:38 AM
  • "GoPro's New Entry-Level Hero Could Be The Category King" TechCrunch 10:37 AM
  • "GoPro's Hero4 cameras offer 30 fps 4K shooting or touchscreen controls" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "The Newest GoPro Models Are More Approachable Than Ever" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Banks Choosing Microsoft Dynamics CRM To Enable Personalized Customer Experiences And Operational Efficiency" PRNewswire 12:15 PM
  • "HP Helps Home Offices Get Neat: HP Officejet 8040 Includes Neat Cloud-Based Smart Organization System, Is Eligible for HP Instant Ink" Marketwired 12:19 PM
  • "HP Extends Benefits of ARM Architecture Into the Datacenter With New Servers: Introduces First Enterprise-Class 64-Bit ARM-Based Servers; While Expanding the ARM Developer Ecosystem" Marketwired 7:25 AM
  • "Oracle Announces New Innovations in Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Leading Cloud Platform for Today's Digital Business" Marketwired 4:34 PM
  • "Oracle Unveils Latest Cloud Applications at Oracle OpenWorld" Marketwired 12:31 PM
  • "Oracle Expands Oracle Cloud Portfolio With Introduction of Six New Platform Services: Oracle Cloud Platform Services Help Customers Develop and Deploy Applications Leveraging Big Data Analytics, Social, and Mobile" Marketwired 12:31 PM
  • "Oracle Introduces Oracle Analytics Cloud" Marketwired 12:31 PM
  • "Oracle Launches the Oracle FS1 Series Flash Storage System, Outperforms EMC XtremIO by Up To 9x" Marketwired 12:30 PM
  • "Latest Version of Oracle HCM Cloud Delivers a Simple and Unified HCM Cloud Experience to Engage All Employees and Managers: Deep Innovations in Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 Designed to Set Customers Up for HR Success and Maximized Productivity" Marketwired 12:30 PM
  • "Oracle Empowers Sales Teams to Sell More With Oracle Data as a Service for Sales: New Enterprise-Ready Data as a Service Offering Provides the Most In-Depth B2B Profile Data on Qualified Companies and Decision Makers; Actionable to Sales, Marketing and Business Intelligence" Marketwired 12:29 PM
  • "Oracle Delivers Big Data Analytics in the Cloud: Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service Lowers Barriers for BI Adoption for Organizations of All Sizes" Marketwired 12:29 PM
  • "Oracle Extends Partner Opportunities in the Cloud With New Two-Tier VAD Distribution Offerings and Cloud-Focused Partner Community" Marketwired 12:29 PM
  • "OPN Central @ OpenWorld Kicks Off Full Week of Partner Programming, Insights and Opportunities: Partners Gather to Learn About Oracle's FY15 Strategies; Oracle PartnerNetwork Program Creates New Opportunities for Partners at Every Level" Marketwired 12:28 PM
  • "Oracle Shares Key Updates on Java Platform, Enterprise Edition, Introduces GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 4.1 at JavaOne 2014" Marketwired 12:28 PM
  • "Oracle Introduces the Latest Release of Oracle Java ME Embedded" Marketwired 12:28 PM
  • "Oracle Highlights Continued Java SE Momentum and Innovation at JavaOne 2014" Marketwired 12:27 PM
  • "Cisco Connected Safety and Security Helps Protect Cities and Business by Adding Intelligence and Analytics, From the Core to the Edge" Marketwired 7:31 AM
  • "Cisco Adds More Than 30 Intercloud Partners, Including Deutsche Telekom, BT, NTT DATA & Equinix; Expands Global Reach of Intercloud With 250 New Data Centers in 50 Countries: Cisco Introduces Hybrid Cloud Bundles, Ships Cisco Intercloud Fabric, and Commits $1 Billion in Cloud Financing" Marketwired 7:30 AM
  • "Cisco and Equinix Partner to Accelerate Connections Between Private and Public Clouds: The Combination of Equinix Cloud Exchange, Global Data Center Footprint and Intercloud Capabilities Enable the Enterprise to Develop Secure, High-Performance Clouds" Marketwired 7:30 AM
  • "Cisco Virtualized Managed Business Service Solutions Enable Service Providers to Capitalize on $62 Billion Market Opportunity: Cisco's Evolved Services Platform Lowers OPEX by up to 78% While Increasing Agility; Allows Telecommunications Companies to Deliver Secure, Highly Scalable Services to Untapped SMB Market" Marketwired 7:29 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Will Start To Explain The Future Of Windows Tomorrow Morning" TechCrunch 9:19 PM
  • "Microsoft To Open Swank Flagship Retail Store In The Big Apple" HotHardware 7:21 PM
  • "What Microsoft Needs to Accomplish With Its 'Windows 9' Event" Mashable 4:56 PM
  • "Migrating from Windows Server 2003: 12 best practices straight from the trenches" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "Xbox One launches in China" Engadget 11:04 AM
  • "It's official, finally. Microsoft launches Xbox One in China" VentureBeat 7:55 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Why Americans expect privacy: An open letter to FBI Director James Comey/Summary: Balancing liberty and security is one of the great challenges of this century. In this open article to FBI Director James Comey, ZDNet Government's David Gewirtz explain why Americans demand both." ZDNet 8:06 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "No, People Are Not Leaving Facebook In Droves For Ello" TechCrunch 9:15 PM
  • "Get Google Chrome working again with this tool" BetaNews 11:00 AM
  • "TU Dresden and Vodafone open the doors to 5G lab/Summary: 20 professors and some 500 scientists already hard at work on LTE's successor." ZDNet 10:58 AM
  • "It's unanimous: The Spiceworks App Center is a hit" ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "Hacker group claims it took down Call of Duty, Destiny, and EA servers" VentureBeat 10:49 AM
  • "Scientists make an invisibility cloak using off-the-shelf optical lenses" Engadget 8:23 AM
  • "Nixie is a wearable drone that captures your activities on the fly" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "CCEnhancer 4.1 is available, extends CCleaner support to hundreds of programs" BetaNews 8:14 AM
  • "Outlook organization tips: 5 ways to tame the email pile" PCWorld 7:51 AM
  • "HP's new OfficeJet 8040 printer lets you print, store, and organize a trove of documents" VentureBeat 10:49 AM
  • "Lenovo Erazer X510 review: An attractive PC for gamers with shallow(ish) pockets" PCWorld 7:51 AM
  • "GlassWire review: This free network security tool tells all about your network traffic" PCWorld 7:51 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Vista Equity to buy Tibco Software for $4.3 billion" Reuters 4:41 PM
  • "Google Capital makes its first investment in a Chinese company with InnoLight Technology" 9to5Google 4:33 PM
  • "Parcel raises $1M to bring personalized home delivery to Manhattan" VentureBeat 10:51 AM
  • "Tibco goes private for $4.3 billion" VentureBeat 10:50 AM
  • "365Scores, An App To Keep Sports Fans In The Loop, Bags $5.5M In Fresh Funding" TechCrunch 10:37 AM
  • "UK Startup miDrive Scores £2M For Its Learn To Drive Mobile App And Instructor Marketplace" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Qubit Bags $26M To Grow Its Ecommerce Personalization Platform" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock Market Today: S&P 500 Headed for Monthly Drop as Fed Stimulus Winds Down" TheStreet 4:45 PM
  • "Data Jitters, Hong Kong Unrest Push Stocks Lower" FOXBusiness 1:53 PM
  • "Stocks Decline on Erratic Day: Markets Fell Steeply at Open, but Investors Move in to Find Bargains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:44 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Hong Kong stocks slammed as protests escalate/Hong Kong stocks sold off on Monday, falling to their lowest close in more than two months, as massive protests led to the shutdown of some businesses and bank branches in the territory." MarketWatch 6:50 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Europe stocks under pressure from Hong Kong, ECB worries/European stocks dropped Monday as investors fretted about taking on risk amid contentious pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong against Beijing. Additional downbeat data for the eurozone ahead of the European Central Bank's meeting this week also weighed on investor sentiment." MarketWatch 10:13 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:24 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:23 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:54 PM



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Bloomberg (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Tibco to Be Bought by Vista Equity for $4.3 Billion"
  • "DreamWorks Animation Weighs Sale to SoftBank"
  • "Billionaire Ma Says Alibaba Works With China on Security"
  • "Lenovo to Pay Less for IBM Servers With Closing This Week"
  • "Yahoo's Mayer Faces More Scrutiny After AOL Proposal "
  • "Oracle Cloud to Match Amazon.com's Pricing, Ellison Says"
  • "Atlas Creates Boston Syndicates to Boost Local Startups"
  • "Microsoft Plans Flagship NY Store Blocks From Apple's"
  • "Circle Debuts Bitcoin Accounts for Mainstream Users"
  • "Wal-Mart Names Instagram Co-Founder Systrom to Board" ...
CNET News (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Feds charged arrested exec with making app for stalkers, domestic abusers"
  • "Apple patches Bash vulnerability on Macs"
  • "Bill Gates tops Forbes list of 400 richest people in America"
  • "Homeless handwriting inspires fancy new fonts"
  • "3D-printed dress lets you wear your heart(beat) on your sleeve"
  • "How to use the Google Software Removal tool in Windows"
  • "Setting up photo-editing extensions in iOS 8"
  • "Bending iPhones at the Apple Store only proves you're a twit"
  • "iPhone cameras compared: iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5S"
  • "Behind Ello hype, a Facebook rebellion brews" ...
InformationWeek (Checked 9:20 PM; no changes since 4:40 PM CDT)
  • "Cellphones OK For EU Airlines"
  • "Ello: Why Users Will Say Goodbye"
  • "Coordinated Attacks Call For More Sophisticated Cyber Defense"
  • "FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security"
  • "DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid"
  • "Microsoft Adds Compute-Intensive Servers On Azure"
  • "Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare"
  • "Smuggled iPhones Not Hot In China"
  • "MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans"
  • "Microsoft Windows Threshold Site Appears Early" ...
New York Times (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "With 'Crouching Tiger' Sequel, Netflix Takes Aim at Hollywood"
  • "Judge Rules Against Grooveshark in Copyright Infringement Case"
  • "Cisco: The Internet Needs More Control"
  • "Nominee for European Digital Job Explains Positions in Hearing"
  • "E.U. Inquiry Into Tax Deals for Multinationals Like Apple Pushes Ahead"
  • "Microsoft Begins a Push Into the Polling World"
  • "Expectations Lower, HP Launches Another Moonshot"
  • "To Beat China Censorship, Hong Kong Protesters Flock to Off-Grid Messaging App"
  • "Readers Debate Online Piracy and the Future of Digital Entertainment"
  • "EMusic Returns to Indie Roots Amid Shift in Online Market"
Reuters (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "China regulator approves Apple's iPhone 6 for sale in China"
  • "Supervalu says malware affects four stores in Minnesota"
  • "Connected cars: Is AT&T leaving Verizon in its rear-view mirror?"
  • "Nokia says not liable in Mexico damages ruling on former unit"
  • "Vista Equity to buy Tibco Software for $4.3 billion"
  • "Alibaba options active in U.S. trading debut"
  • "Humana to integrate its health application with Apple's HealthKit"
  • "NXT-ID banking on smart wallet to start making profit next year"
  • "BlackBerry teases new device plans as turnaround takes shape"
  • "EU watchdog to give detail on Apple and Fiat tax investigations" ...





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