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  • "China Probes Microsoft Over Antimonopoly Issues: Authorities Investigating Compatibility and Bundling of Windows and Office With Other Software" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:24 AM
  • "China Raids Microsoft Offices: Security and Bundling Probe Follows U.S.-China Commercial and Policy Tensions" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:22 PM
  • "Microsoft faces China antitrust probe" CNNMoney 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft offices in China raided over monopoly allegations" The Verge 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft office raid by Chinese authorities was about 'unfair trade'" Neowin 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft investigated in China over anti-monopoly concerns" Seeking Alpha 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Spotlights Rise Of JD, Anti-Trust Probes" Seeking Alpha 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft close to unveiling two new 'affordable' Windows Phones" The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft is about to launch a selfie phone and a new 'high-end' Windows Phone" The Verge 9:37 AM
  • "Microsoft to launch a 'selfie' phone with 5MP front camera, Windows Phone 8.1: Nokia Lumia 720 'replacement' also incoming" The Inquirer 10:00 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana now integrates Foursquare results: That's what a $15 million investment buys you" The Verge 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel's latest development board will cost you $300" Engadget 7:08 AM
  • "This Is Microsoft's New Raspberry Pi-Style Tiny Windows PC" Gizmodo 7:11 AM
  • "Microsoft's Raspberry Pi-style Sharks Cove mini PC goes up for pre-order: Supports hardware and software development on Windows 8.1" The Inquirer 9:12 AM
  • "Sharks Cove board – Microsoft and Intel collaborate to take on Raspberry PI" SlashGear 7:33 AM
  • "Is Intel actually serious about reviving the desktop? Opinion-ish: Devil's Canyon and unlocked Pentiums are the start of it" SemiAccurate 7:22 AM
  • "Meet Intel's SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip created in Singapore: The 'Smart or Feature phone with Intel Architecture' is the company's plan to bring the cost of smartphones down to as little as $50." CNET 8:04 AM
  • "A peek under the Intel Core i7 -5960X Integrated Heat Spreader" Hexus 7:34 AM
  • "Intel's Overpowered Haswell-E CPUs Are Soldered to the Heatsink, Have Best Heat Conductivity" Softpedia 7:34 AM
  • "Intel releases rare details of its custom CPUs for Oracle – and there's a lot more to come" ExtremeTech 7:08 AM
  • "Seattle Takes Oracle's Cloud" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:59 PM
  • "Non-IBM Power8 servers to challenge Intel in 2015: PowerPC clones?" TechRadar UK 7:33 AM
  • "IBM and GlobalFoundries' chip tie-up unties/Summary: IBM and GlobalFoundries' plan to merge their chip businesses has reportedly fallen through." ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "IBM To Make Free Supercomputing Power Available To Sustainability Scientists" redOrbit 1:15 PM
  • "IBM Announces $1.10 Quarterly Dividend" TheStreet 9:23 PM
  • "Nvidia hits back at AMD's Gameworks allegations" VR-Zone 7:32 AM
  • "Internet of things big security worry, says HP/Summary: HP found 25 vulnerabilities per device including everything from TVs to thermoStats to home alarms and scales." ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "HP Warns Of IoT Security Risks: Many Internet of Things devices communicate insecurely, warns HP's Fortify unit" InformationWeek 1:09 PM
  • "French fight the death of OpenVMS: The HP operating system still plays a role in business but faces an uncertain future" Computerworld 7:04 AM
  • "HP Brings 'Capture the Flag' Competition to Black Hat" eWeek 7:32 AM
  • "This might be the worst advice BlackBerry has ever received...IntoMobile's Dusan Belic says that BlackBerry needs to make a big move to counter Apple's huge deal with IBM and that the best way to do this would be by partnering with HP. Yes, that HP." BGR 8:53 AM
  • "Oracle Extends Offer After Low Response From Micros Holders: Oracle Extends Offer to Aug. 15 After Only 2.5% of Shares Outstanding in Micros Have Been Tendered" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Oracle Reduces Stock-Option Grants to Larry Ellison: CEO Larry Ellison Granted 3 Million Options, Down From 7 Million" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:42 AM
  • "Oracle slashes Larry Ellison's stock options following shareholder discontent: An Oracle spokeswoman won't say whether the cut is related to shareholders' gripes about executive pay" IDG News Service 11:52 AM
  • "Larry Ellison — America's Highest Paid CEO — Just Got A Pay Cut" Business Insider 9:24 PM
  • "Oracle cuts Ellison's share options award" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:24 PM
  • "Larry Ellison and other Oracle bosses see smaller stock-option grants" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 9:24 PM
  • "Cisco Ships Its SDN Architecture -- Almost" Light Reading 7:33 AM
  • "UPDATE 1-Employee of Taiwan's Hon Hai found dead outside China campus - company" Reuters 7:33 AM
  • "Lithium-metal battery could boost gadget power: A lithium anode battery could mean less frequent recharging for electronics" Computerworld New Zealand 7:04 AM
  • "Applied Micro ships microserver chips in challenge to Intel" Reuters 8:59 PM
General Interest
  • "World Cup Gave Twitter a Big Burst in Traffic" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:59 PM
  • "Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percent" Reuters 8:59 PM
  • "Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift" Reuters 8:59 PM
  • "Flickr Rolls Out A New Commercial Licensing Program To Compete With 500px And Others" TechCrunch 10:28 AM
  • "Bitcoin booms for businesses that take the leap" The Daily Dot 10:01 AM
  • "New Drobo Mini Networked Hard Drive Now Comes With SSDs, Ruggedized Flash Array" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "BlackBerry CEO questions whether brand can ever be iconic again" Digital Trends 7:53 AM
  • "Only '3% of web servers in top corps' fully fixed after Heartbleed snafu: Just slapping a patched OpenSSL on a machine ain't going to cut it, we're told" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "Samsung Tizen phone delayed indefinitely as platform struggles for apps" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "With Amazon's New 3-D Printing Store, Customers Can Design Their Own Products" redOrbit 7:21 AM
  • "Mozilla hires Beard to put an end to gay marriage controversy" The Inquirer 7:11 AM
  • "LG launches the curious Tab Book 11" Relaxnews 7:24 AM
  • "LG shows Tab Book hybrid notebook running Android instead of Windows" Electronista 7:07 AM
  • "Huawei's smartphones shipments rise on international sales: Huawei has ambitions to become a leading global smartphone vendor" IDG News Service 7:04 AM
  • "Android crypto blunder exposes users to highly privileged malware: 'Fake ID' exploits work because Android doesn't properly inspect certificates." Ars Technica 6:59 AM
  • "Sony invests $340M in stacked image sensor mfg" EE Times Asia 6:39 AM
  • "You can now watch Blu-ray 3D movies on your PlayStation 4" Engadget 7:07 AM
  • "Canon unveils PowerShot SX520 HS, SX400 IS bridge cameras" Electronista 7:07 AM
  • "Syl plans to enter US market by early 2015: Syl Semantics is 'gearing for growth', according to its CEO, and will be aiming to raise capital and push into global markets in the near future" Computerworld New Zealand 7:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Addresses Technology Transitions and Evolving Business Demands With Training and Education Solutions for the Enterprise Market: Certification Portfolio Updates and Expansions Help Learners Prepare for In-Demand Job Roles and Enable Organizations to Stay Ahead of Talent Gaps" Marketwired 7:45 AM
  • "Anaheim Awards HP Five-Year Services Contract" Marketwired 7:45 AM
  • "IBM Elects Two New Members to Its Board of Directors" Business Wire 9:23 PM
  • "Expiration Date of Tender Offer for MICROS Systems, Inc. Shares Extended to August 15, 2014" Marketwired 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft and Akamai join forces in first cybersecurity-focused accelerator in Israel: The partnership strengthens the existing collaboration between Microsoft and Jerusalem Ventures Partners." PR Newswire 7:51 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Now Builds Nearly 95% Of All Windows Phones" TechCrunch 9:20 PM
  • "Microsoft reportedly plans two more imminent Lumia launches" Electronista 2:01 PM
  • "Microsoft delivers new OneNote features for iOS, Mac users/Summary: Microsoft is rolling out new OneNote features for iPhones, iPads and Macs, as well as a start on the promised support for OneDrive for Business for Macs." ZDNet 12:58 PM
  • "Windows Phone 2H lineup looks healthy, devices at all price points" Neowin 12:17 PM
  • "Windows Phone fans finally have something to be excited for this year" BGR 10:01 AM
  • "Rumor: Lumia 730 to launch next month with Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1" Neowin 7:22 AM
  • "HTC One with Windows Phone reportedly coming to Verizon this August" The Verge 7:17 AM
  • "Cortana now taps into Foursquare to give you recommendations for lunch" Engadget 7:07 AM
  • "Four ways the 'new Microsoft' will change the lives of IT pros" " Tech Pro Research [Paid registration required] 8:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "We're Fighting the Feds Over Your Email: Governments want the right to see email stored anywhere in the world. Microsoft says not so fast." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:25 PM
  • "Tech Companies Throw Their Support Behind A Stronger USA FREEDOM Act" TechCrunch 2:01 PM
  • "Personal Privacy Is Only One of the Costs of NSA Surveillance" Wired 7:25 AM
  • "Cops start replacing adverts on pirate sites with copyright warnings/Summary: The City of London police will start pasting banners on copyright-infringing sites warning users to go elsewhere." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "City of London police fight piracy by ad switching" Neowin 7:13 AM
  • "Chinese military 'hacked' Israel's Iron Dome: Phishing attack let Unit 61398 spend 4 months installing trojans and keyloggers." Ars Technica 12:58 PM
  • "Hacks Stole Data From Companies That Built Israel's Main Defense System" Gizmodo 7:11 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Report: You Could Be Overpaying For Your Data Plan" Time 8:11 PM
  • "I accidentally started a Wikipedia hoax" The Daily Dot 9:38 AM
  • "5 Inexpensive Smartphones: No Perfect Choice/As manufacturers realize that real growth potential is in the developing world, the race is on to build the best inexpensive smartphone. Phone makers are getting closer but haven't perfected the formula yet." InformationWeek 8:04 AM
  • "Going Where the Money Isn't: Wi-Fi for South African Townships" Re/code 7:29 AM
  • "Here's Why I'm Not Volunteering to Be a Guinea Pig for Google's Medical Study" Re/code 7:22 AM
  • "Know Your Smartphone: A Guide To Camera Hardware" TechSpot 7:12 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Palantir Acquires Social Polling Startup Poptip" TechCrunch 9:21 PM
  • "ThredUp Flush with $23 Million" TechCrunch 9:20 PM
  • "23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease" Reuters 8:59 PM
  • "CEO Who Sold Diapers.com to Amazon Raises $55 Million to Challenge Amazon Again" Re/code 12:17 PM
  • "BlackBerry to Acquire Germany's Secusmart" Re/code 1:16 PM
  • "BlackBerry buys 'Merkel phone' security outfit Secusmart" Gigaom 11:53 AM
  • "India's Flipkart Raises $1 Billion in Fresh Funding: E-Commerce Company Girds for Competition with Amazon, an eBay-Backed Rival" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:56 AM
  • "Cybersecurity firm ThetaRay raises $10M to develop a U.S.┬ápresence" VentureBeat 10:27 AM
  • "Orange's network investments help ward off low-cost rivals in France" Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "Voyat Launches With $1.8M In Seed Funding For Social CRM Tool Aimed At Hotels" TechCrunch 7:21 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Tech stocks easeahead of Twitter earnings/Investors to key in on social-media leader's growth in users" MarketWatch 4:20 PM
  • "Telecom bounce not enough to buoy stocks: The summer doldrums appear to be officially here. Stocks didn't do much Tuesday: a day after the market was mostly spinning its wheels." CNNMoney 4:20 PM
  • "Stock Market Today: U.S. Stocks Higher as Merck, Pfizer Top Expectations" TheStreet 4:21 PM
  • "US stock market rises ahead of US, China data later this week" Associated Press 10:03 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Lower: Investors Await Data on July Payrolls, Second-Quarter GDP" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Japan stocks close at six-month high on upbeat earnings/Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks gain for sixth day/Japan stocks ended at their highest settlement in six months, bolstered by upbeat corporate earnings reports and a weaker currency." MarketWatch 7:59 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks shrug off Russia sanctions amid solid earnings/Major red flags of the possible fallout from tougher sanctions on Russia came on Tuesday, when U.K. oil producer BP PLC warned that further economic restrictions would hurt its business. European stock markets, however, advanced against a background of solid earnings reports." MarketWatch 7:59 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:27 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:27 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 12:58 PM



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Bloomberg (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter Tops Quarterly Estimates for Sales, User Growth"
  • "IBM Adds Johnson & Johnson CEO, Retired Shell Chief to Board"
  • "Windstream to Spin Off Networks Into Publicly Traded REIT"
  • "Tutor.com to Buy the Princeton Review to Bolster Testing"
  • "VMware Diversity Data Show More Women in Technical Jobs"
  • "BlackBerry Buys Anti-Eavesdropping Tool Used by Merkel"
  • "Facebook to Stop Letting Friends Send Digital Gifts "
  • "Microsoft Aspirations in China Meets Perilous Climate "
  • "Amazon Calls for E-Book Price Cuts Amid Hachette Dispute "
  • "Corning Misses Profit Estimates on Gorilla Glass Demand" ...
CNET News (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Instagram reveals Bolt, a Snapchat-like messaging app"
  • "Amazon to Hachette: Lower e-book prices to $9.99 to end dispute"
  • "Chinese phone makers gain amid smartphone surge"
  • "IDC report shows shipments for market leader Samsung slipped during the second quarter while Huawei's nearly doubled."
  • "Toyota teaches tech at the track with the Scion FR-S"
  • "Tomorrow Daily 026: Pure lithium battery tech, 360-degree video holograms, and more"
  • "Netflix strikes streaming-traffic deal with AT&T too"
  • "Set up and manage email on Amazon's Fire Phone"
  • "Could the Gear S be Samsung's next wearable?"
  • "Land Rover Discovery Sport loses concept styling" ...
InformationWeek (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Healthcare Security: CSOs Needed"
  • "Apple Refreshes MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices"
  • "Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS"
  • "Rise Of The Robots: Up From The Factory Floor"
  • "Doing Business Without Handshakes"
  • "E-invoicing: Past Due For US Govt."
  • "Facebook Forces Messenger For Mobile Chat"
  • "Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting"
  • "HP Warns Of IoT Security Risks"
  • "Fitbit Debuts Windows Phone App" ...
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "World Cup Gave Twitter a Big Burst in Traffic"
  • "Seattle Takes Oracle's Cloud"
  • "The 'Sharing Economy' Goes White-Collar"
  • "Indian E-Commerce Firm Flipkart Raises Eye-Popping $1 Billion"
  • "Amazon Joins With Alloy Entertainment on Digital Publishing Imprint"
  • "OKCupid Plays With Love in User Experiments"
  • "With Microsoft in Sights, China Starts to Squeeze U.S. Tech Companies"
  • "Rhapsody Reaches 2 Million Monthly Subscribers"
  • "A Tentacled, Flexible Breakthrough"
  • "F.T.C. Publishes Steps for Mobile Industry to Prevent Overbilling"
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Applied Micro ships microserver chips in challenge to Intel"
  • "23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease"
  • "Facebook to shut down Gifts service in latest e-commerce shift"
  • "Twitter assuages growth concerns for now as shares soar 35 percentVideo"
  • "Netflix agrees to pay AT&T to ensure smooth video downloads"
  • "Amazon says lower ebook prices benefit authors, publishers"
  • "Microsoft gives employees sneak peek at new 'selfie' phone"
  • "China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft"
  • "BlackBerry buffs up security credentials with Secusmart deal"
  • "Osram to cut almost 8,000 jobs in switch to LED" ...





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