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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's new record: Speech recognition AI now transcribes as well as a human" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Hits a Speech Recognition Milestone: The company's technology now equals human transcribers and that might make your devices understand you better." The Motley Fool 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft teams up with Red Hat to bring Windows Server containers to OpenShift" TechCrunch 9:32 AM
  • "Windows security: Cryptocurrency miner malware is enslaving PCs with Eternal Blue" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft warns that hackers are increasingly targeting cloud accounts: Firm says that number of attacks tripled in the first quarter" The Inquirer 9:56 AM
  • "Intel might have leaked a new Surface Book in 8th-gen promo video: And it could launch in October" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
  • "HP's first Omen X gaming laptop includes easy access to upgrade parts" The Verge 6:20 AM
  • "HP Announces the OMEN X Laptop" Thurrott 7:32 AM
  • "HP welcomes overclockers with first OMEN X gaming laptop" BetaNews 8:03 AM
  • "HP's first Omen X gaming laptop is built for overclocking: You'll even find a window to show it off like a desktop." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "HP announces the OMEN X Laptop, calling it 'a force to be reckoned with'" Neowin 6:20 AM
  • "Intel launches its 8th generation processors which are 40% faster: The eighth generation processor named Coffee Lake is third in the series of processors based on Skylake microarchitecture" CNBC: MoneyControl 7:44 AM
  • "Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "IBM, Costco, Walmart and others team up to improve food safety with blockchains" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "BM wants to make blockchain good enough to eat: IBM is working with agribusiness and retailers to trace food from farm to store shelf using blockchain technologies" IDG News Service 10:48 AM
  • "Oracle considering making Java open source" CIO Dive 7:53 AM
  • "ASUS introduces $130 B250 Mining motherboard with support for up to 19 graphics cards" Neowin 6:20 AM
General Interest
  • "Linksys' $300 router lets gamers put their data before everyone else's" The Verge 10:48 AM
  • "Verizon permanently throttling video on all unlimited plans, as low as 480p on iPhones" 9to5Mac 7:33 AM
  • "Facebook's colorful status updates are now available on WhatsApp: The update allows users to also add a link and choose a font for statuses" The Verge 7:24 AM
  • "Samsung's Bixby rolled out in 200 countries" BBC 8:39 AM
  • "Samsung's Bixby assistant is now available for Galaxy S8 owners worldwide" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
  • "Android 8.0 Oreo: Rollout begins for Pixel, Nexus in Android beta" ZDNet 6:21 AM
  • "Android 8.0 Oreo is already available for Pixel and Nexus devices" BGR 6:22 AM
  • "Google Officially Takes Android Oreo Out of the Oven" eWeek 6:21 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 8 specs, release date and price: Vodafone confirms plans to offer smartphone/Users can register their interest ahead of tomorrow's unveiling" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
  • "Google code hints at headphones that run Google Assistant" The Verge 6:20 AM
  • "DJI drone owners told to update or be grounded" BBC 6:22 AM
  • "Chatbot apps help users prepare for death" BBC 6:22 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Announces Major Blockchain Collaboration with Dole, Driscoll's, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart to Address Food Safety Worldwide" MENAFN 7:43 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft announces Age of Empires IV: There's no release date or details — but we're still excited" The Verge 6:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Age Of Empires IV, Releases New Trailer For 4K-Ready Age Of Empires: Definitive Edition" Redmond Pie 6:20 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Lawsuit against Daily Stormer is stuck; founder can't be served papers: They visited seven known addresses, but couldn't find Andrew Anglin." Ars Technica 9:01 AM
  • "Brazilian government to reassess Internet steering committee" ZDNet 7:37 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Nokia 5 review: A solid mid-range pure-Android contender" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "AI systems have a self-taught sexist view of women: What did women do to deserve all this?" The Inquirer 7:25 AM
  • "Nintendo's second 'Classic' console is better, but not perfect: Ironing out the wrinkles of Nintendo's original throwback console." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "The SNES Classic has a great trick for beating difficult Nintendo games: Rewind, Replay, Retry" The Verge 6:20 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Versive raises $12.7M to solve security problems using artificial intelligence" GeekWire 10:48 AM
  • "Skytap raises massive $45M funding round, led by Goldman Sachs, to move legacy apps to the cloud" GeekWire 10:48 AM
  • "Skytap raises $45M for its enterprise cloud" TechCrunch 9:55 AM
  • "Big data analytics platform Databricks raises $140M Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz" TechCrunch 9:32 AM
  • "Ford set to create a new joint venture to produce EVs in China" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "Matterport grabs $5M more to accelerate deep learning development for their 3D capture tech" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "All 50 startups from Y Combinator's Summer 2017 Demo Day 1" TechCrunch 6:21 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock Futures Higher After Trump Outlines Afghanistan Strategy: Stock futures are higher." TheStreet 7:38 AM
  • "Morning Movers: Estee Lauder Jumps, Macy's Gains, Coty Tumbles" Nasdaq 7:39 AM
  • "Stocks Bounce After Extended Selloff: Futures point to a 0.3% opening gain for the S&P 500, following its largest two-week decline this year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:39 AM
  • "Singapore stocks end 5-day slump as Asian markets end broadly higher" MarketWatch 7:39 AM
  • "European stocks set to snap losing streak as miners jump" MarketWatch 7:39 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017"
  • "Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics"
New York Times (Checked 7:35 AM CDT; no changes since Monday)
  • "A Reverie for the Voyager Probes, Humanity's Calling Cards"
  • "How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "How a Global Supply Blockchain Could Stop Foodborne Outbreaks"
  • "Walmart Patent Tips Floating Blimp Warehouse"
  • "BioShock 10th Anniversary Edition Costs $200"
Reuters (Updated 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain"
  • "Top Singapore taxi firm ComfortDelgro in exclusive talks with Uber"
  • "Retail app maker Tulip raises $40 million from Kleiner Perkins, others"
  • "Ford, China's Zotye Auto plan JV to build electric vehicles"
  • "Germany's Jenoptik buys U.S. automation company Five Lakes"
  • "Chinese Super League plots foray into online soccer games with deal"
  • "TD Ameritrade launches Facebook chatbot"
  • "KuangChi says parent invests $600 million for 1.88 percent of Unicom"
  • "Fujitsu to sell mobile phone operations: Nikkei"
  • "CNN launches daily news show on Snapchat"
ZDNet (Updated 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Windows security: Cryptocurrency miner malware is enslaving PCs with Eternal Blue"
  • "Brazilian government to reassess Internet steering committee"
  • "Microsoft's new record: Speech recognition AI now transcribes as well as a human"
  • "Nokia 5 review: A solid mid-range pure-Android contender"
  • "Unifi Software readies RegAlert! for GDPR"
  • "Enigma ethereum marketplace hijacked, investors duped by phishing scam"
  • "Android 8.0 Oreo: Rollout begins for Pixel, Nexus in Android beta"
  • "Finns chill out quantum computers with qubit refrigerator to cut out errors"





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