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Computer Industry
  • "US Army turns to IBM to build, manage private cloud data center: The deal marks the first time the Army has enlisted a private company to run a large-scale data center on its behalf within a military installation." ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Buys 3D Data Specialist Simplygon" Investopedia 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Thinks Maluuba Can Teach Machines to Converse by Making Chat a Game" Wired 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft to double its Montreal AI R&D office and invest $7M in academic research" TechCrunch 9:12 AM
  • "Leaked Windows 10 build shows Creators Update is getting an ebook store" BetaNews 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft to add ebook store to Windows 10" The Verge 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft is Building an E-Book Store for Windows 10" LAPTOP Magazine 10:35 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to make it easier to use Cortana during a phone call" Business Insider 7:38 AM
  • "HPE to buy SimpliVity for $650M to boost hyperconvergence: HPE will offer SimpliVity's server management tools in its DL380 servers but will keep VMware in other hyperconverged servers" IDG News Service 7:04 AM
  • "HPE acquires SimpliVity for $650m to strengthen hybrid IT position" V3 7:27 AM
  • "Hyper-convergered-ception: HPE swallows SimpliVity" The Register 7:18 AM
  • "Oracle's monster security update: 270 fixes and over 100 remotely exploitable flaws" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Oracle issues a whopping 270 security fixes" V3 8:57 AM
  • "Oracle patches raft of vulnerabilities in business applications" IDG News Service 10:30 AM
  • "Cisco sets out networking stall for SMBs" The Register 7:18 AM
  • "Cisco's Chambers sees Trump presidency good for U.S. business: Executive chairman, speaking on the sidelines at Davos, says give Trump time" MarketWatch 7:40 AM
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins speaks on Trump Tower tech meeting" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Researchers create memory chips that store and process data" Computerworld 7:04 AM
  • "Alexa Is Conquering the World. Now Amazon's Real Challenge Begins" Wired 7:03 AM
General Interest
  • "Backblaze brings its dirt cheap cloud backups to the enterprise" Ars Technica 11:43 AM
  • "Report: 57% of businesses can't find enough IT security pros" TechRepublic 10:30 AM
  • "A cheap Android One phone could come to the US this year: Expect a $200 - $300 phone with two years of guaranteed software updates." Engadget 9:12 AM
  • "Mozilla's new logo is kinda ://: Who'd have thought crowdsourcing ideas would lead to something so ordinary?" Engadget 8:57 AM
  • "Mossberg: Lousy ads are ruining the online experience/But an alternative is elusive" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Samsung may have 'leaked' its Galaxy S8, and boy does it look gorgeous" Mashable 7:38 AM
  • "Hackers break into Samsung Smartcam again" Engadget 7:32 AM
  • "LG will reportedly be the first to debut Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches" The Next Web 7:32 AM
  • "Facebook Startup Incubator to Open Inside Station F in Paris" Digital Trends 7:31 AM
  • "The day the internet stood still" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 7 recall refuseniks face new action" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "Thousands warned they may be victims of rogue webmaster" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "Artificial intelligence predicts when heart will fail" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?" Associated Press 6:59 AM
  • "This AI scheduler is perfect for people who hate arranging meetings: Singapore-based's Evie is an AI that understands natural language and helps you with the thankless chore of setting up meetings." CNET 6:59 AM
  • "Samsung's new phablet looks impressive, but good luck getting one: The Galaxy C9 Pro has a 6-inch screen, 6GB of RAM and 16MP cameras on both its front and back. But it's only officially available in China." CNET 6:59 AM
  • "Google Maps Beta Adds Parking Info" PC Magazine 11:19 AM
  • "Google explains how it spots malicious Android apps" Engadget 7:32 AM
  • "Google for Android gets new feature to deal with inconsistent internet connections" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "U.S. Army Enlists IBM for $62 Million Cloud Deal" PRNewswire 7:27 AM
  • "How To Group Tiles On The Start Menu In Windows 10" AddictiveTips 11:58 AM
  • "Windows 10 Start Menu Alternatives" PC Magazine 7:58 AM
  • "Microsoft is bringing Cortana to the Android lock screen" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "The Windows 10 Creators Update's best new features: Dynamic Lock, Game Mode, privacy tweaks, and more" [Slideshow] PCWorld 7:00 AM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg questioned at trial over virtual-reality technology" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Samsung chief questioned behind closed doors in arrest warrant hearing" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Toshiba loses court appeal against EU cartel fine on joint venture" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Is Net Neutrality Really Dead In Donald Trump's America? Maybe Not" Digital Trends 7:31 AM
  • "EE slapped with £2.7m fine by Ofcom" The Register 7:17 AM
  • "EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers" BBC 7:01 AM
  • "Why It's Still Worth Owning a Digital Camera" Time 10:30 AM
  • "New NexDock Uses Intel Compute Card to Become a Laptop" PC Magazine 7:57 AM
  • "The smartest watches are still mechanical" The Verge 7:54 AM
  • "How to Solve Twitter's Biggest Problems" PC Magazine 7:33 AM
  • "Go Phish! Why Every Company Should Hack Its Own Employees" Forbes 7:05 AM
  • "Asus ZenWatch 3 Review: For a smartwatch, it certainly could be smarter" Wired 7:03 AM
  • "How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet" TechHive 7:00 AM
  • "Choosing between Google Photos or Google Drive for image backups" Greenbot 7:00 AM
  • "Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:58 AM
  • "Clearing Out the App Stores: Government Censorship Made Easier" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:58 AM
  • "Twitter sells Fabric to Google" VentureBeat 12:27 PM
  • "Google acquires Fabric developer platform and team from Twitter" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "NEA seeks to raise $3 billion fund, the largest since 2007" VentureBeat 7:34 AM
  • "Facebook Plans to Invest $3B to Improve VR for the Masses" Digital Trends 7:31 AM
  • "Collibra nabs $50M at reported $650M valuation led by ICONIQ" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "Toshiba eyes stake sale in chip business as writedown looms: source" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Toshiba considers spinning off its memory business: Western Digital could be an investor in the business, according to a report" IDG News Service 7:01 AM
  • "Flipkart backs parenting network TinyStep with $2 million investment" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "TomTom acquires Autonomos to beef up in self-driving technology" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • " raises $50 million to accelerate sales" VentureBeat 7:34 AM
  • "InsideSales $50 million round includes another Microsoft investment" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "Motive Partners, a new London/NYC fintech VC, is raising a $150M fund" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock futures edge higher as investors await Yellen speech: Consumer prices and a home builders index also in focus" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "Stock Futures Inch Higher as Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Get Trading Boost: Stock futures inch higher as Citigroup and Goldman Sachs join the series of banks that enjoyed a trading boost in the fourth quarter." TheStreet 8:00 AM
  • "World stocks mixed as dollar regains footing after slide" Associated Press 8:00 AM
  • "China Stocks Rise as Industrials Signal Surging Profits" Reuters 8:00 AM
  • "Stocks Steady as Investors Remain Cautious Ahead of Trump Inauguration: Dollar steadies after hitting one-month low as U.S. bank earnings begin to come in" [Paid Membership Required] 8:00 AM
  • "Asian stocks close mixed as investors warily await Trump: Japan financials slide; Hang Seng breaches 23,000 mark" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "European stocks wander as corporate updates come into focus: German inflation rises to highest since 2013" MarketWatch 8:00 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Bain: Is Container Use Optional? Probably Not"
  • "Software Chooses Consumer Over Engineering"
  • "Digital Workspaces Winning Acceptance Through Flexibility, Security"
New York Times (Updated 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Mark Zuckerberg, in Suit, Testifies in Oculus Intellectual Property Trial"
  • "Women's March Gives Boost to Start-Up for Bus Sharing"
  • "Political Crisis Engulfs Samsung, a Firm Tied to South Korea's Success"
  • "Is Your Digital Life Ready for Your Death?"
  • "Hey, Mike Tyson. I Can Beat You Blindfolded."
  • "Clearing Out the App Stores: Government Censorship Made Easier"
  • "Joining the Windows Testing Team"
  • "Daily Report: As Donald Trump Ascends, Tech Firms Stand to Get a Lift"
  • "Hans Berliner, Master Chess Player and Programmer, Dies at 87"
  • "Making Twitter Lists With Android" ...
PC Magazine (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "New NexDock Uses Intel Compute Card to Become a Laptop"
  • "Windows 10 Start Menu Alternatives"
  • "Read 12M Pages of Declassified CIA Records"
Reuters (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Toshiba eyes stake sale in chip business as writedown looms: source"
  • "German e-car supplier Aumann plans stock market listing: sources"
  • "Ukraine's power outage was a cyber attack: Ukrenergo"
  • "Toshiba loses court appeal against EU cartel fine on joint venture"
  • "India to consider Apple request for investment incentives with 'open mind'"
  • "South Korea's Netmarble seeks M&As, U.S. expansion: founder"
  • "Samsung chief questioned behind closed doors in arrest warrant hearing"
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg questioned at trial over virtual-reality technology"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "GCHQ encourages teenage girls to become cybersecurity professionals of the future"
  • "US Army turns to IBM to build, manage private cloud data center"
  • "Oracle's monster security update: 270 fixes and over 100 remotely exploitable flaws"
  • "Pepper lands a crowd at retailer confab"
  • "Gallery: USB-C devices and accessories"
  • "Google for Android: Now you can start searching even with no connection"
  • "Mastercard's latest mobile effort: Helping farmers sell direct, no shady middlemen"
  • "Windows 10 tip: Monitor system performance in real time"

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