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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables" Wired 8:40 AM
  • "Why it's smart that Microsoft's wearable is aiming for the middle" The Daily Dot 8:32 AM
  • "7 Ways Satya Nadella's Microsoft Is Completely Transformed" Time 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Stops Selling Windows 8 And Windows 7" Forbes 11:08 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Skylake processor delay to weaken Windows 10 notebook demand" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing" Reuters 12:40 PM
  • "Samsung asks court to declare it can terminate its Android patent license agreement with Microsoft" Foss Patents 8:21 AM
  • "Tencent, IBM Team Up to Offer Cloud-Based Services for Businesses: Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Expands Cloud-Based Services With Help From IBM" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:50 AM
  • "Tencent, IBM team up to offer cloud-based services for businesses" MarketWatch 8:51 AM
  • "IBM, Tencent Offer Enterprise Cloud In China: IBM partners with Tencent, China's largest Internet company, to offer enterprise-level, industry specific cloud services." InformationWeek 8:54 AM
  • "IBM SoftLayer to build Chinese cloud presence with help from Tencent" Gigaom 8:32 AM
  • "IBM and China's Tencent Begin Cloud Partership" 24/7 Wall St. 8:03 AM
  • "Michael Bastian Creates a Smartwatch That Looks Like a Watch: High-tech meets high-style in the MB Chronowing from Michael Bastian and Hewlett-Packard." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:39 PM
  • "We Finally Know What HP's New Designer Smartwatch Will Look Like" Business Insider 3:41 PM
  • "HP teamed up with a fashion designer to make a stunning smartwatch" Engadget 3:38 PM
  • "HP and Michael Bastian enter wearables discreetly with a stylish, semi-smart watch" TechHive 4:09 PM
  • "HP's New PC Can Project a Touchscreen Onto Your Desk" Wired 8:40 AM
  • "HP's radical new Machine could start computing by 2016" PCWorld 2:23 PM
  • "Intel settlement means cheap round for anyone who bought Pentium 4 processor" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "Why AMD has a strong hold in the game console market" Market Realist 12:38 PM
  • "Why AMD announces layoffs like other technology peers have" Market Realist 8:51 AM
  • "More notebook brands shifting focus to gaming models, say sources" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
General Interest
  • "FCC Wants to Make Sure Software Bugs Don't Take Down 911" PC Magazine 3:39 PM
  • "J.P. Morgan Found Hackers After Finding Breach of Race Website -- Update" Nasdaq 11:12 AM
  • "Mobile Workers Toiling Longer, More Productively" PC Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "Millions of websites hit by Drupal hack attack" BBC 8:34 AM
  • "Amazon exec: Fire phone pricing was 'wrong'" ZDNet 1:40 PM
  • "Amazon's Fire Phone Product Efforts Will Continue Despite Early Stumbles" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "Facebook sets up shop on the Tor anonymity network" PCWorld 9:29 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg wants YOUR questions for Facebook Q&A" Digital Trends 8:25 AM
  • "Google to kill off SSL 3.0 in Chrome 40" PCWorld 10:16 AM
  • "Former Android Leader Andy Rubin Leaving Google: Rubin Is Starting an Incubator for Startups Interested in Building Technology-Hardware Products" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:44 AM
  • "Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Leaving Google" PC Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "Former Android boss Andy Rubin leaves Google" BBC 8:34 AM
  • "Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google, company confirms" Digital Trends 8:25 AM
  • "Research Illustrates Damage ISP Shenanigans Can Do, It's Not Just Netflix Users Getting Shafted" HotHardware 8:03 AM
  • "HTC Reports Slim $19.7M Profit For Q3 2014 As Its Rebuilding Efforts Continue" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
  • "Sony Reports Narrower Second-Quarter Loss Than Estimated" Reuters [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Sony Appoints New Mobile Chief, Change Could Do It Good" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "Sony Writes Off $1.5B From Its Mobile Division As It Cuts Smartphone Sales Target Again" TechCrunch 7:59 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM and Tencent Cloud Partner to Transform Industries with Cloud" PRNewswire 8:51 AM
  • "Oracle Helps Organizations Transform the Customer Experience" Marketwired 1:18 PM
  • "Town Sports International Improves Business Performance With Oracle Database Appliance" Marketwired 8:51 AM
  • "Kohl's Sets Foundation for Future Growth With Oracle Retail" Marketwired 8:51 AM
Microsoft
  • "Apologetic Microsoft unleashes Xim globally for Android, Win Phone" PCWorld 12:41 PM
  • "Microsoft patches GroupMe 'full account' hijack hole" The Register 8:42 AM
  • "Microsoft gets storage QoS and software-defined storage religion" The Register 8:42 AM
  • "Xbox Entertainment Studios officially closes" Seattle Times 8:42 AM
  • "Windows 7 OEM licence availability reaches zero day" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Net Neutrality May Extend Phone Regulations to Broadband" Bloomberg 4:14 PM
  • "F.C.C. Considering Hybrid Regulatory Approach to Net Neutrality" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:14 PM
  • "FCC: A range of net neutrality options remain on the table" PCWorld 11:50 AM
  • "Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics: Cyber security sometimes turns up as a campaign issue, but effective legislation has stalled. It's time for a rational approach to regaining trust in our digital world." InformationWeek 11:04 AM
  • "UBS cannot arbitrate with Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court" Reuters 11:04 AM
  • "Spain orders Google to pay news publishers a tax for search results" The Next Web 8:46 AM
  • "Pirate Bay Founder Faces Another Prison Term for Hacking" Digital Trends 8:32 AM
  • "Hungary puts internet tax plans on ice following heavy protests" Gigaom 8:21 AM
  • "FCC reportedly close to reclassifying ISPs as common carriers" Ars Technica 8:10 AM
  • "Police can require cellphone fingerprint, not pass code: A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone." The Virginian-Pilot 7:56 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hackers Probing Financial System's Defenses Show Why Everyone Should Worry" Bloomberg 4:15 PM
  • "The FCC's 'half-pregnant' plan for net neutrality, and why it won't work" Gigaom 3:41 PM
  • "Heartbleed, nude selfie thefts and tweets from beyond the grave: Top 10 2014 tech traumas" V3 11:49 AM
  • "Motorola Droid Turbo vs. Google Nexus 6: Android Shootout" PC Magazine 11:46 AM
  • "Hands On With the Google Nexus 6" PC Magazine 10:42 AM
  • "Zotac ZBOX CI540 nano Review: A Fanless Haswell-Y mini-PC" AnandTech 10:40 AM
  • "Google Lost The Guy Who Started Android, But It Sounds Like The Perfect Move For Him" Business Insider 8:49 AM
  • "Can anything save Sony?" CNNMoney 8:39 AM
  • "It looks like Russia and smells like Russia ... but is it Russia? It's easy to say Russians are hacking the White House and major U.S. companies. It's harder to prove it." CNNMoney 8:38 AM
  • "All-in-one PC brings entertainment to tight spaces -- and budgets" CNET 8:36 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Sleek, slim, fully metal (hands-on)" CNET 8:36 AM
  • "Understanding the cloud" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Mobile devices make sales work more complicated" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Frightening facts about email" BetaNews 8:13 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "'VideoSelfie' Scores $1.2 Million For Its App Offering Real-Time Filters, GIFs And More" TechCrunch 11:48 AM
  • "Slack nabs $120M at $1.12B valuation, not bad for a 1-year-old startup" The Next Web 10:41 AM
  • "Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures And KPCB At $1.12B Valuation" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "Joyent gets $15M in funding and tries to jump on the container bandwagon" Gigaom 8:21 AM
  • "Car Rental Startup Zoomcar Raises $8 Million To Democratize Transportation In India" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Huge gains for LinkedIn, GoPro, Groupon as tech stocks surge/Led by big gains from LinkedIn Corp., GoPro Inc. and Groupon Inc., tech stocks surged Friday as the broader U.S. stock market closed at a record." MarketWatch 4:11 PM
  • "Halloween treat: Record stock market close" CNNMoney 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks in record territory as Japan index leaps" USA Today 11:12 AM
  • "S&P, Dow Close at Record Highs as U.S. Economic Strength Trumps Global Fears" TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Market Snapshot: S&P 500, Dow Close At Record Levels" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 are back at record highs as the stock market closes out a seesaw month" Associated Press 4:10 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Surge; Dow, S&P 500 Hit Closing Records: Bank of Japan Unexpectedly Announces More Stimulus Measures" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Telecoms Up Only Slightly as Traders Ditch Defensive -- Telecoms Roundup" Nasdaq 4:11 PM
  • "Asia Markets: Nikkei rallies to seven-year high after BOJ surprise stimulus/Other Asia stocks rally, Japan index positive for the year" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "Europe Markets: Stoxx 600 ends with biggest weekly gain of the year" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:12 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4:12 PM



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Bloomberg (Updated 4:15 PM CDT)
  • "Hackers Probing Financial System's Defenses Show Why Everyone Should Worry"
  • "Net Neutrality May Extend Phone Regulations to Broadband"
  • "Sony's Loss Widens as Xperia Struggles Against IPhone"
  • "U.K. Pioneers Radio-Wave 'Lighthouses' to Aid Ships if GPS Fails"
  • "Android Co-Founder Rubin Leaving Google to Form Incubator"
  • "Groupon Surges as Profit Beats, Partners Sought in Asia "
  • "Crown Castle Drops as 2015 Outlook Overshadows Dividend "
  • "Hungarian Premier Orban Scraps Internet Tax Amid Protests "
  • "Twitter Said to Appoint New Head of Product as Growth Slows"
  • "LinkedIn Surges as New Businesses Lift Sales Above Estimates" ...
CNET News (Updated 4:15 PM CDT)
  • "Roku adds Google Play channel"
  • "Verizon, AT&T amp up data plans amid fiercer competition"
  • "Android stays 'unbeatable' in smartphone market -- for now"
  • "Sony posts $1.2 billion loss as mobile business falls off a cliff"
  • "Amazon Fire Phone burns on"
  • "Take a closer look at the Toshiba Excite Go (pictures)"
  • "Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes during test flight"
  • "Here's your Halloween zombie-anatomy lesson"
  • "BlackBerry Messenger lets you take back that text"
  • "How to hide Facebook's Trending Topics sidebar" ...
InformationWeek (Updated 4:15 PM CDT)
  • "Facebook Adds Tor Support"
  • "4 Essentials For Mobile Device VPNs"
  • "Facebook Referral Traffic Soars, Twitter Tanks Again"
  • "Windows 7's Halloween Deadline: 5 Key Issues"
  • "Crowdsourcing Helps Patients, Doctors Speak The Same Language"
  • "Has Email Peaked?"
  • "iPad Air 2: My First Week"
  • "Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics"
  • "Joyent Plans To Run Docker In Multi-Tenant Clouds"
  • "HP's 3D Future: Sprout Visual Tour" ...
New York Times (Updated 4:15 PM CDT)
  • "F.C.C. Considering Hybrid Regulatory Approach to Net Neutrality"
  • "The New Thing in Google Flu Trends Is Traditional Data"
  • "The Internet Archive, Trying to Encompass All Creation"
  • "Slack, a Start-Up With an App to Foster Business Collaboration, Is Valued at $1.1 Billion"
  • "Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan After Surge of Protests"
  • "Apple's Tim Cook Says That He Is 'Proud to Be Gay'"
  • "The Coming Out of Apple's Tim Cook: 'This Will Resonate'"
  • "Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability"
  • "Discovery of JPMorgan Cyberattack Aided by Company That Runs Race Website for Bank"
  • "Andy Rubin, Former Head of Android, Departs Google" ...
Reuters (Updated 4:15 PM CDT)
  • "Oi, America Movil, Telefonica to bid for Brazil's TIM, sources say"
  • "UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court"
  • "Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing"
  • "Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 42 months in jail in Denmark"
  • "Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise"
  • "Siemens seen picking EQT for hearing aids next week"
  • "Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud"
  • "Panasonic raises profit outlook as restructuring shows results"
  • "Samsung Electronics seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones"
  • "HTC forecasts higher fourth-quarter sales; above market estimates" ...





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