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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to acquire organizational analytics provider VoloMetrix" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Acquires Organizational Analytics Service VoloMetrix" TechCrunch 3:42 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires organizational analytics company VoloMetrix: The acquisition will be used to improve Microsoft's Office 365 productivity tools" Computerworld New Zealand 3:57 PM
  • "Microsoft Buying VoloMetrix to Boost Its Workplace Analytics Tech" eWeek 3:58 PM
  • "Microsoft browser users kick older IE editions to the curb" Network World 7:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 'Threshold 2' update now slated for November release" WinBeta 7:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mail update makes Conversation View optional" ZDNet 3:39 PM
  • "Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches: But no creepy Redmond robo-buddy for Windows 10 hold-outs – yet" The Register 7:51 AM
  • "Everything you can expect Microsoft to announce at its big event on Friday" Business Insider 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out Skype 6.0 for Android and iOS" Neowin 1:06 PM
  • "Microsoft: An Extreme Ebb And Flow Example" Seeking Alpha 6:07 PM
  • "Intel pledges $50M in quantum computing push to solve big problems" VentureBeat 7:28 AM
  • "Intel invests $50 million in quantum computing effort" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Why Intel's Server Segment Will Accelerate In 2016" Seeking Alpha 7:46 AM
  • "Can Intel's Skylake Help Invigorate The Consumer PC Market?" Forbes 7:54 AM
  • "IBM and ARM team up for IoT infrastructure alliance: Partnership will use analytics to supercharge mbed components" The Inquirer 1:06 PM
  • "IBM, ARM link arms on Internet of Things analytics" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "IBM: Shifu banking trojan has Japanese financial firms on the ropes/Polished attack needs polishing off" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "IBM Knows What Makes Serena Williams So Good" Wired 7:30 AM
  • "Pwn2Own loses HP as its sponsor amid new cyberweapon restrictions: Concerns about violating international arms treaty behind pull-out." Ars Technica 3:33 PM
  • "Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba Unveil PCs With Windows 10, Skylake Chips" eWeek 7:21 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad, Yoga Notebooks Unveiled At IFA: At IFA, Lenovo is covering all the bases by releasing new and updated models of its Yoga notebooks, ThinkPad laptops, desktops geared toward small businesses, smartphones, and tablets." InformationWeek 11:56 AM
  • "Hey Male CEOS, It's Your Turn To Take Parental Leave" Wired 7:29 AM
  • "Pioneer harnessing laserdisc tech for low-cost LIDAR: The company envisions LIDARs under US$83, which could boost the spread of self-driving cars." IDG News Service 7:36 AM
  • "Silicon Valley, Seeking Diversity, Focuses on Blacks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:23 PM
General Interest
  • "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 beta is out" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Tumblr reblogs just got a lot cleaner, and a little less charming: The website uprooted its confusing comment trees" The Verge 8:56 PM
  • "Lenovo Restructures Management of PC, Enterprise Groups" eWeek 3:58 PM
  • "China's Loongson makes a 64-bit Mips processor that runs x86 and ARM code" VentureBeat 3:39 PM
  • "Nexus 5 2015: Major leak reveals pricing, confirms release date" BGR 2:46 PM
  • "Samsung, Barnes & Noble Launch Galaxy Tab S2 Nook" PC Magazine 11:56 AM
  • "Tesla's $35,000 Model 3 will start production in 2017: The smaller, cheaper Tesla for the masses will depend on the Gigafactory." Ars Technica 9:16 AM
  • "IT Worker Stress Levels Rise in Summer Months" eWeek 8:04 AM
  • "Verizon Is Changing Its Logo, Too" TechCrunch 7:28 AM
  • "Twitter Is Feeling Pressure to Name a New CEO" Time 8:04 AM
  • "Twitter to change favoriting tweets to 'Like' soon" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "Google may announce two new Nexus phones on September 29th" ExtremeTech 11:41 AM
  • "Google to unveil pair of Nexus smartphones on September 29" ZDNet 7:19 AM
  • "Hate mobile sites that push full-page ads for apps? Google does too - and it's fighting back" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Google Raises the Cloud Apps Bar With Powerful New Docs Features" eWeek 7:21 AM
  • "Xperia Z5 release date, price and specs: Updated Everything you need to know about the Xperia Z5, Premium and Compact smartphones" The Inquirer 8:03 AM
  • "Sony Pictures Settles With Former Workers in Data Breach Lawsuit: Employees' personal information and executives' emails were posted online last year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:30 AM
  • "Sony settles with employees affected by massive data breach" Engadget 7:15 AM
  • "Sony not ruling out entering automotive market" ZDNet 7:19 AM
  • "It's the big one: PlayStation 4 firmware 3.0 detailed" Destructoid 7:15 AM
  • "Here are all the products Samsung just announced at IFA 2015" BGR 8:03 AM
  • "Samsung Joins the Smart Home Sensor Battle With Apple, Google" Bloomberg 7:38 AM
  • "Samsung's new SmartThings home automation hub is finally available: The hub, first promised for March, is available now in the U.S., and will go on sale in the U.K. on Sept. 10" IDG News Service 7:36 AM
  • "Samsung unveils its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Samsung's SleepSense tracker shuts off the TV when you snooze" Engadget 7:16 AM
  • "Samsung Outs A Sleep Tracker That Can Switch Off Your TV" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "Philips improves upon its color-changing light strips" Engadget 7:16 AM
  • "Logitech launches K380 Bluetooth keyboard and M535 mouse" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "Ricoh's upgraded its Theta spherical camera in all the important ways" Engadget 9:16 AM
  • "Wacom's Bamboo Spark offers another option for digitizing scribbles" Engadget 9:16 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Unveils Highly Efficient Broadcast Ecosystem Workflows With Industry Leaders at IBC 2015: AMD FirePro Professional Graphics Power Leading Applications for Broadcast and Post Professionals" Marketwired 7:53 AM
  • "IBM and ARM Collaborate to Accelerate Delivery of Internet of Things: IBM Cloud IoT Platform to Deliver New Device Management, Risk Management and Analytics Capabilities; New IoT Service for Electronics" PR Newswire 7:54 AM
  • "Intel Invests US$50 Million to Advance Quantum Computing" Business Wire 7:54 AM
Microsoft
  • "How to download the last three versions of Windows officially at no cost" SuperSite for Windows 10:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Insider: 2 Days On Redmond Campus/Ever wonder what life is like in Redmond? Here's what I saw during a two-day experience on Microsoft's massive campus." InformationWeek 9:00 AM
  • "People are freaking out over a feature in Windows 10's family accounts" Business Insider 8:10 AM
  • "Machinima settles with FTC over its deceptive Xbox One advertising" Neowin 7:19 AM
  • "Windows 10: You can now make Cortana swear in Klingon/Clean Bandit reported as saying 'JLJvaD Hagh chenmoH Soh, Cortana'" The Inquirer 9:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Get Instant Language Translations with Cortana" Thurrott 11:43 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Fresno teen arrested after he allegedly posts Eminem lyrics on Instagram" Ars Technica 9:45 PM
  • "eBay seller who sued over negative feedback dinged $19k in legal fees: Judge didn't find Med Express founder's testimony credible." Ars Technica 4:00 PM
  • "New FCC rules could ban DD-WRT and wireless router modification" ExtremeTech 2:45 PM
  • "Greater Manchester Police website hit by denial-of-service attack" BBC 7:14 AM
  • "Apple, Google settle employee poaching class action suit for $415m" Neowin 7:20 AM
  • "Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers gets final approval: The payment to lawyers and initiators of the case has been reduced" IDG News Service 7:15 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "SmartThings Hub Gets Smarter: The IoT controller has gained battery backup and the ability to handle streaming video." InformationWeek 8:49 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: Last year's tech in this year's tablet" The Verge 3:59 PM
  • "Galaxy Note 5 & Galaxy S6 edge+: In-depth video review of two great flagship cameras" BGR 3:57 PM
  • "Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet: And this time you can use it with nearly any Android phone" The Verge 7:10 PM
  • "Hands on with the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch" VentureBeat 3:59 PM
  • "Hands On With The Samsung Gear S2 And Gear S2 Classic Smartwatches" HotHardware 1:07 PM
  • "IFA: Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700 hands-on review/We get our hands on the Windows 10-powered Microsoft Surface clone" The Inquirer 12:12 PM
  • "Moto X Pure Edition Preview" Thurrott 9:49 AM
  • "How to see what Facebook knows about you based on your 'Likes'" BGR 8:05 AM
  • "Hands on with Sony's new Xperia Z5 phones—and its ludicrous 4K display: The Z5 and Z5 Compact might just be the most practical Android phones out there." Ars Technica 8:03 AM
  • "A Living Typeface That Actually Grows In A Petri Dish" Wired 7:35 AM
  • "Huawei is the new Samsung: It's been a while since we've had an unabashed copycat in our midst" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "The Small-Scale Story Behind eBay's Big Bucks" Time 7:29 AM
  • "eBay turns 20: Here are 20 things you may not know/The auction website has grown from humble beginnings to a retail giant. Here are some of the highlights of its journey" Telegraph 7:29 AM
  • "See Everything You Need to Know About eBay in 2 Minutes" Time 7:59 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Amazon Web Services doubles down on video delivery with Elemental buy" ZDNet 3:42 PM
  • "Ann Mather, Board Member of Google and Netflix, Joins Board of Satellite Startup Planet Labs" Re/code 9:00 AM
  • "Verizon-owned AOL acquires mobile ad tech company Millennial Media forĀ $238M" VentureBeat 9:00 AM
  • "AOL to Buy Millennial Media: AOL expects the deal to add scale to its mobile brand advertising options" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:59 AM
  • "AOL Confirms It Has Acquired Millennial Media In $238M Deal To Expand In Mobile Ads" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Verizon and AOL Pick Up Millennial Media" Re/code 7:36 AM
  • "Net-A-Porter founder leaves abruptly ahead of merger" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Eric Greenberg's Wrap Raises $12.7 Million for New Type of Mobile Storytelling" Re/code 7:25 AM
  • "Zivame Lands $40M To Change How Women In India Buy Their Lingerie" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks Mixed as Markets Brace for Friday's Jobs Report" TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Wall Street Climbs on Draghi's Dovish Comments" FOXBusiness 11:44 AM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 4,733.50 down -16.48 points" Nasdaq 4:02 PM
  • "Dow rebound enters Day 2 on strong U.S. data, ECB talk" USA Today 11:44 AM
  • "Stocks Pare Gains Ahead of U.S. Jobs Data: Investors switch focus from Europe to coming employment figures" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:20 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares rise with China closed for holiday/Asian markets closed mostly higher on Thursday, led by a strong performance in Japanese stocks after U.S. markets restored some stability to a region rocked by volatility." MarketWatch 7:49 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European markets rise; investors wait for QE hints from Draghi/European stocks popped higher Thursday, with investors waiting for a signal that the European Central Bank may be considering pumping more stimulus into the eurozone economy." MarketWatch 7:50 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 8:45 PM CDT)
  • "SmartThings Hub Gets Smarter"
  • "Apple TV May Offer Universal Search With Improved Remote"
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad, Yoga Notebooks Unveiled At IFA"
  • "VMware Evo Rail Offers Hyper-Converged Infrastructure On The Go"
  • "Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Lineup Offers Wearable Diversity"
  • "Salesforce App Eases Tasks For Sales Reps"
  • "Windows 10 Runs On 1.5 Million Business PCs"
  • "True Digital Organizations Put People First"
  • "Using Data To Fight Wildfires: An Inside Look"
  • "Data, Analytics Help Fight Forest Fires" ...
New York Times (Updated 8:45 PM CDT)
  • "Silicon Valley, Seeking Diversity, Focuses on Blacks"
  • "Facebook Takes a Step Into Education Software"
  • "Hulu Starts a Commercial-Free Option to Rival Netflix and Amazon"
  • "In Search of the Right Phone Plan"
  • "Choosing the Best Smartphone Plan for You"
  • "Hacking Victims Deserve Empathy, Not Ridicule"
  • "Scrutiny of Security Start-Ups May Signal Shift in Venture Funding"
  • "Google's Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers"
  • "Competitors Accuse Google of Using Search to Diminish Apps"
  • "Executive at Struggling Rovio, Maker of Angry Birds, Pushes Silver Lining"
  • "Google's Driverless Car Learns to Navigate an Imperfect World"...
PC Magazine (Updated 8:45 PM CDT)
  • "Google Street View Goes Solo in New App"
  • "Street View? Psh. Try Hiroshima's Cat View"
  • "Report: Google to Unveil New Nexus Phones Sept. 29"
  • "Sony, ZTE Have the Small Premium Android Phones We Want But Can't Have"
  • "Director Responds to 'Warcraft' Film Footage Leaks"
  • "Wacom Bamboo Spark Will Digitize Handwritten Notes"
  • "Hands On With the Ricoh Theta S"
  • "Benchmarking and Debunking Acer's Predator 'Gaming' Tablet"
  • "Verizon Unveils New Logo, Is Mocked by T-Mobile CEO"
  • "Hands On With LG's Rolly Keyboard and G Pad II 10.1"
  • "Sprint Has More Data Options for DirecTV Customers Who Switch" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:45 PM CDT)
  • "Justice Department tightens cellphone tracking rules"
  • "Extra screen time drags down teenagers' exam grades, study finds"
  • "Qualcomm president says splitting company may not create value"
  • "Sam's Club jumps into auto sales with TrueCar tie-up"
  • "Ex-Tesla worker charged with posting confidential material on Web"
  • "Asseco Poland to buy Portugal's Exictos for $24 million"
  • "Samsung to make new smartwatch available to competition"
  • "Protesters condemn U.S. case over Rentboy.com male escort website"
  • "With abundant energy, Iceland woos power-hungry data centers"
ZDNet (Updated 8:45 PM CDT)
  • "Optus pairs with Airbnb for data roaming, discounted accommodation"
  • "Amazon Web Services doubles down on video delivery with Elemental buy"
  • "Chrome 45 frees up memory faster, reloads most recently used content"
  • "Hands on with EasyAcc power banks: Lots of charge when you need it"
  • "Reserve Bank of NZ deploys Wynyard software for risk management"
  • "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 beta is out"
  • "Apple reportedly set to offer a 21.5-inch 4K iMac in October"
  • "My favorite Windows 10 tweak: GodMode"





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