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Computer Industry
  • "Why We Think Intel Will Trade North Of $30 Before Year's End" Seeking Alpha 6:16 AM
  • "Next Windows obsolescence panic is 450 days from ... NOW!" The Register 7:00 AM
  • "Dell kicks-off commercial distribution business with multi city roadshow" IndiaTimes 6:57 AM
  • "IBM: A Decent Q1 But Worse Than Expected Outlook" Seeking Alpha 7:00 AM
  • "Microservers and the hurry up and wait conundrum/Summary: Like most new technologies, the enthusiasm for new developments usually outpaces the revolution. Microservers will play out the same way, but ultimately have a big impact on the data center." ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Intel launched embedded Haswell processors" CPU World 4/19
  • "Microsoft to open $1.1 billion 'Project Alluvion' data center in Iowa" GeekWire 4/19
  • "Microsoft takes Iowa from corn to .com: Fiber, low-cost power has Microsoft building nearly 1.5M square-feet of data center space" Computerworld 4/19
  • "Updated: State approves incentives for $1.1 billion Microsoft data center in West Des Moines" Des Moines Register 4/19
  • "Microsoft App Developers Can Respond to Your Reviews" Tom's Hardware 4/19
  • "HP gains against Cisco in Ethernet switch survey, Huawei not in top 6: Infonetics" Infotech Lead 4/19
  • "HP Innovations launch – some stylish business kit" iTWire 4/19
  • "Experience More with the HP 'Easter EggCellent Promotion' | Attend their Mall Activations & Demo Days!" Bella Naija 4/19
General Interest
  • "Samsung slugs it out with Apple for consumers" USA Today 8:48 AM
  • "Why Facebook and Google are buying into drones: The profit motive is behind both firms' investment in unmanned aircraft, whatever terms they might couch it in" The Guardian 6:57 AM
  • "Samsung data center fire causes outage, errors on smart TVs and phones (update: fixed)" Engadget 6:19 AM
  • "More than 20,000 major sites remain vulnerable to Heartbleed" VentureBeat 4/19
  • "Google App Engine Gets GitHub Push-To-Deploy Support" TechCrunch 4/19
  • "OnePlus One phone and its swappable covers leak out in new pictures" Engadget 4/19
  • "AllCast's screen-mirroring magic arrives on Amazon's Fire TV App Store" Engadget 4/19
  • "DIY CT scanner built for price of one commercial CT scan" ExtremeTech 4/19
  • "Google working on $100 Nexus smartphone: Report" IndiaTimes 4/19
  • "Report: Amidst layoffs, Nike to kill production of FuelBand" Ars Technica 4/19
  • "Nike Denies FuelBand Shutdown, but Layoffs Could Reveal New Cracks in Wearables Market" Re/code 4/19
  • "Control your lights by flipping a cube" VentureBeat 4/18
  • "Google Trends Debuts Email Notifications For Search Topics, Hot Searches And More" TechCrunch 4/18
  • "Connected stuff is catching on -- just don't call it IoT" CITEworld 4/18
  • "Chrome OS may kill the password with Easy Unlock smartphone option" PCWorld 4/18
  • "Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines: Advertisers can use a single interface to promote downloads of their mobile apps in other apps or directly from Twitter timelines" IDG News Service 4/18
  • "Can we talk? Internet of things vendors face a communications 'mess': There's a wireless battle brewing, as many communications protocols that allow home devices to exchange information aren't interoperable" Computerworld 4/18
  • "Unbounded Robotics launches robot platform for education, research: At $50,000, the one-armed robot is relatively cheap" Computerworld 4/18
  • "Michaels breach exposes nearly 3M payment cards: Another 400,000 cards at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may have been affected" Computerworld 4/18
  • "NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose" Engadget 4/18
  • "LinkedIn reaches 300M members, chases the next 3B" VentureBeat 4/18
  • "Google's 3D-mapping phones are headed to space: Watch this zero-gravity test" VentureBeat 4/18
  • "Android nabs 53% of US smartphone activations in Q1" CNET 4/18
  • "Best time to trade in your old Galaxy S phones? Right now" CNET 4/18
  • "Samsung's Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free" Engadget 4/18
  • "HTC taps ex-Samsung exec for marketing muscle" CNET 4/18
  • "HTC looks towards smartphone-based optical zoom in 18 to 24 months" CNET 4/18
  • "Michaels security breach affected nearly 3 million payment cards: Retailer says another 400,000 cards at subsidiary Aaron Brothers may also have been affected in a card skimming attack" IDG News Service 4/18
  • "Investors try last-minute Mt. Gox revival as liquidation looms: A consortium that offered 1 bitcoin to buy Mt. Gox launches its own website in support of the failed bitcoin exchange" IDG News Service 4/18
  • "How to speak geek and influence nerds. Wait...what?" ZDNet 4/18
  • "Chinese airline to offer free inflight Wi-Fi service" ZDNet 4/18
  • "That's no spaceship over Area 51. It's a Google balloon" VentureBeat 4/18
  • "Entrepreneurs are the real movers and shakers in Washington" VentureBeat 4/18
  • "MediaPortal 1.7.0 adds Wake On LAN support, boosts stability" BetaNews 4/18
  • "How E-commerce is taking over the world" BetaNews 4/18
  • "Heartbleed used by hackers in attack on 'major corporation'" New York Times 4/18
  • "Heartbleed Internet Security Flaw Used in Attack" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/18
  • "Trend Micro releases free Heartbleed scanners for Android, Chrome" BetaNews 4/18
  • "Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows" TechCrunch 4/18
  • "Sony's PlayStation maintains lead over Microsoft's Xbox: Sony fends off hot-selling new release of Titanfall shooter game for Xbox" The Irish Times 4/18
  • "Your Internet security relies on a few volunteers" CNNMoney 4/18
Press Releases
  • "IBM Provides SoftLayer Ecosystem Partners with New Resources for Generating Cloud Revenue" PRNewswire 4/18
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Updates the Games App in Windows Phone 8.1" Softpedia 4/19
  • "Is Microsoft Locking OneDrive Users Out of Their Accounts?" PC Magazine 4/18
  • "Pro Windows Phone App Development, 3rd Ed (Apress)" i Programmer 4/18
  • "How to prevent Windows 8.1's desktop taskbar from showing in Metro apps" PCWorld 4/18
  • "WhatsApp Beta For Windows Phone Reportedly Blocking SD Card Installation" UberGizmo 4/18
  • "Microsoft Thanks Players for Reporting Xbox One Issues in Update Preview: Your feedback helped fix Xbox One." IGN 4/18
  • "PS4 Vs. Xbox One: 'Titanfall' Best-Selling Game In March, Sony Continues To Outplace Microsoft In Console Sales" International Business Times 4/18
  • "Microsoft Says It Shipped 5 Million Xbox Ones: Sales of the company's newest Xbox outpace its successful predecessor, but the console still trails behind Sony's PlayStation 4." eWeek 4/18
  • "If This Keeps Up, Xbox One Has A Big PS4 Problem" Forbes 4/18
  • "Xbox One ships 5 million consoles, still lags behind PS4" GameGuru 4/18
  • "Advertisers Reportedly Spending More Money On Bing Now" UberGizmo 4/18
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Healthcare.gov Users Urged to Change Passwords Over Heartbleed Fears" Time 4/19
  • "Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange" Reuters 4/18
  • "GOP Congressman Says Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Reward 'Law Breakers'" Business Insider 4/18
  • "Internet Freedom Crackdown: China Jails Blogger, Shuts Down Sites" Mashable 4/18
  • "FCC vote in May could further open broadband competition: The agency's plan includes selling 'generic' 5MHz spectrum blocks" IDG News Service 4/18
  • "FCC sets up the 'incentive auction' that will lead to faster wireless internet for everyone" Engadget 4/18
  • "In the Internet revolution, we can't afford to leave part of the country behind" VentureBeat 4/18
  • "An open source success: EFF 'awed' by response to project for easily contacting Congress" VentureBeat 4/18
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Awesome apps for a new Android device" USA Today 6:51 AM
  • "Crowdfunded Gadgets That Talk To Your Home And Charge Your Phone With Wind Power" TechCrunch 6:26 AM
  • "The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War" TechCrunch 6:17 AM
  • "'Hardware is Very Hard': Why Wearables Aren't Working (Yet?)" Re/code 4/19
  • "Moore's law gives way to Bezos's law" Gigaom 4/19
  • "Longaccess is your Swiss bank for personal data: And once you upload it, you can't delete it." Ars Technica 4/19
  • "Ouya, we hardly knew ya: Ouya's shift from game-console hardware freed it up to target a wider range of TV-connected devices. But it may have jumped from the frying pan into the Fire TV." CNET 4/19
  • "Sorting through the OpenStack nuttiness" Gigaom 4/19
  • "Here's How Mobile Phones Worked in 1959" Re/code 4/19
  • "Taking e-mail back, part 4: The finale, with webmail & everything after" Ars Technica 4/19
  • "7 Ways the Feds Can Make a Comcast-Time Warner Merger Less Terrible" Wired 4/19
  • "Sony Xperia Z2 video: We take a tour of Sony's top-end Android 4.4 Kitkat smartphone" The Inquirer 4/19
  • "Google lets wannabe Glass Explorers admire themselves in their own mirrors" The Register 4/18
  • "Spring cleaning: Three ways to increase your computer's performance/Over time, computers end up full of add-ons and random junk. It's time to take action." CNET 4/18
  • "How to reduce the number of ads in Gmail" CNET 4/18
  • "Facebook's Existential Crisis" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/18
  • "How to start receiving personalized alerts on Bing" PCWorld 4/18
  • "Oculus Rift helps terminally ill woman take one last stroll in the sun" Engadget 4/18
  • "The Open Source Initiative hopes public awareness is Heartbleed's 'silver lining'" Engadget 4/18
  • "Future big data analysts will know everything you did today" VentureBeat 4/18
  • "10 Big Data startups to watch (slide show)" CITEworld 4/18
  • "Can you hear me now? NASA to test laser communication system: Laser communications one of the several techs NASA is focused on for deep space missions" Computerworld 4/18
  • "Why infrastructure will drive tomorrow's retail store experience" ZDNet 4/18
  • "Blu-ray archiving for the enterprise" ZDNet 4/18
  • "Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone" Engadget 4/18
  • "Tie me down: The ultimate guide to proper PC cable management" PCWorld 4/18
  • "Chrome: the great mobile equalizer" ZDNet 4/18
  • "First Look: Belkin revives, updates Linksys WRT router" ZDNet 4/18
  • "5 lessons from the service-oriented architecture trenches" ZDNet 4/18
  • "Why Amazon Shouldn't Make a Smartphone, But Will Anyway" TheStreet 4/18
  • "Honeywell's Bluetooth air purifier gets pollen alerts from your smartphone" Engadget 4/18
  • "Optical zoom tipped to hit HTC handsets in 2015" Engadget 4/18
  • "The Rufus Cuff's Size And Features Lord Over Puny Smartwatches" TechCrunch 4/18
  • "Asus Chromebox Release Date, Review: Specs Of 'World's Smallest Chrome Computer' W/ Dual-Core Celeron Processor Adequate To Get The Job Done; 'Can Replace A Normal PC Desktop Setup'" KpopStarz 4/18
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Fancier CPU and display take a toll on battery life" PCWorld 4/18
  • "Q and A: Making money on YouTube" USA Today 4/18
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "TPG-Led Group Closes $450 Million Investment in Airbnb: Funding Values Home-Rental Site at $10 Billion" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/18
  • "App Search Engine Quixey Acquires Competing Service Kite.io" TechCrunch 4/18
  • "With $4.6M In New Funding, Preact Helps Software Companies Keep Customers Happy" TechCrunch 4/18
  • "Top 10 VC-backed startups in Korea: Kakao still dominates" VentureBeat 4/18
Tech Stocks
  • "What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean? The Truth Is Nobody Knows." Re/code 4/18
  • "Asia Markets: Asian shares rise; Nikkei rebound continues/Stock markets in Japan and South Korea in thin trade Friday, while many Asian markets were closed for the Good Friday holiday." MarketWatch 4/18
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks turn higher, but Rémy, Diageo lag/European stocks settled higher Thursday, with Barclays PLC pacing a rise in banking shares as the firm planned to outline its growth strategy, but shares of Rémy Cointreau SA struggled following the cognac maker's profit warning." MarketWatch 4/18



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Associated Press (Updated 7:00 AM CDT)
  • "NASA: Engineer Vital To Moon Landing Success Dies"
  • "5 Features An Amazon Phone Might Offer"
  • "Health Care Site Flagged In Heartbleed Review"
  • "US Newspaper Industry Revenue Fell 2.6 Pct In 2013"
  • "White House Updating Online Privacy Policy"
  • "Aereo CEO Speaks On Future Of Company, Industry"
  • "Facebook Rolls Out Location-Sharing Feature"
  • "Cyber Cops: Target Hackers May Take Years To Find"
  • "Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Older Songs"
  • "Shares Of Travelocity Owner Sabre Rise After IPO"
CNET News (Updated 9:45 PM CDT)
  • "Mercedes-Benz adds passion to SUV range with Concept Coupe SUV"
  • "Big asteroids hit Earth far more than we're told, say astronauts"
  • "Long-term take: Surface Pro 2 vs. iPad Air"
  • "Police's search for missing boy finds he existed only on Facebook"
  • "Oppo's new headphone, the astonishing PM-1"
  • "Pot speakers, hemp cars: Mark 4/20 with ganja-inspired tech"
  • "Is music ever worthy of your full attention?"
  • "Ouya, we hardly knew ya"
  • "SF: Airbnb, Craigslist rentals need to 'play by the rules' (Q&A)"
  • "Get the most out of the Galaxy S5's camera" ...
InformationWeek (Checked 7:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Google Trends Adds Email Notifications"
  • "Facebook Video: How To Disable Auto-Play"
  • "Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?"
  • "Windows 8.1 Update: 8 Tips To Avoid Headaches"
  • "OpenStack's French Connection: eNovance"
  • "The Sorry State Of IT Education"
  • "Nuance Adds Radiology Image Sharing To Healthcare Cloud"
  • "Mobile App Development: 5 Worst Security Dangers"
  • "Juniper, Dell, Brocade, Alcatel-Lucent: SDN Strategies"
  • "Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts" ...
New York Times (Checked 7:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Heartbleed Internet Security Flaw Used in Attack"
  • "Facebook's Existential Crisis"
  • "Michaels Stores' Breach Involved 3 Million Customers"
  • "Protests Continue Against Dropbox After Appointment of Condoleezza Rice to Board"
  • "Lucrative Stardom in China, Using a Webcam and a Voice"
  • "At 2014 New York Auto Show, Just Click to Kick the Tires"
  • "Libraries Seek High-Speed Broadband"
  • "Big Labels Take Aim at Pandora on Royalties"
  • "SOPA Defeat Haunts Efforts to Rein In Illegal Copying, British Official Says"
Reuters (Checked 7:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Mt. Gox CEO won't appear in U.S. for questions about bankruptcy case"
  • "Mt. Gox suitors seek support to save bitcoin exchange"
  • "Erdogan challenges social media in top Turkish court"
  • "Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords"





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