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  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update puts developers 'front and centre': Firm admits 'write once, run anywhere' strategy wasn't all that practical" The Inquirer 6:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update 'available Aug. 2', according to Microsoft News Center" Neowin 10:36 AM
  • "Microsoft gives in; changes Windows 10 upgrade prompt, making it easier to refuse its offer" Neowin 10:28 AM
  • "Microsoft revamps pushy Windows 10 upgrade process" Engadget 12:31 PM
  • "5 reasons to ditch Windows for Linux: Ready to give up on Windows? You're probably not alone" The Inquirer 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Sway gets its first paid features: New functionality comes with a host of Office 365 updates" Computerworld New Zealand 12:01 PM
  • "Get ready for yet another change to 'Get Windows 10' nagware" InfoWorld 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft releases cross-platform .NET Core 1.0 at Linux event: Red Hat announces full support for .NET applications - but is it really ready?" The Register 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Net Core 1.0 for Linux, OS X and Windows: Red Hat becomes first firm to announce support for open source platform" The Inquirer 10:32 AM
  • "Intel Security is up for sale" BetaNews 7:14 AM
  • "Intel will possibly sell off its McAfee security business: Can't be bothered ..." The Inquirer 6:55 AM
  • "Intel rumoured to be looking for McAfee buyer" bit-tech 7:14 AM
  • "Intel culls sales and marketing staff" Channel Eye 7:14 AM
  • "Intel - The Semiconductor Of The Future" Seeking Alpha 11:58 AM
  • "XFX RX 480 Black Edition Overclocked Will be Available at Launch, Better Choice?" TechFrag 7:12 AM
  • "Dell Launches 3 Interactive Display Products and Collaboration Software" The Journal 7:05 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise CTO and COO to leave company: Meanwhile Informatica appoints new CIO, who will report to the CFO - an arrangement some technology leaders find untenable" Computing 7:07 AM
  • "HPE chief technology and chief operating officers to leave: Meg Whitman describes the change as 'organisational improvements'" V3 7:07 AM
  • "HP's Android Apps-Ready Touchscreen Chromebook Launched" RTTNews 7:10 AM
  • "Touchscreen HP Chromebook 11 G5 Is 'Android-Ready'" TechWeekEurope 7:11 AM
  • "HP's touchscreen-packing Chromebook 11 G5 is Android app ready: Available later this year from $189" The Inquirer 6:57 AM
  • "Dousson in surprise HP exit" IT-Online 7:11 AM
  • "India PC shipments down 7.4% in March quarter, HP regains top spot: HP regained its position as the industry leader with a quarter of the total market, closely followed by Dell with a market share of 23.5%" Live Mint 7:11 AM
  • "IBM to set up cyber centre in Canberra" ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "IBM Research team discovers way to convert old CDs into new plastic" WasteDIVE 7:18 AM
  • "IBM just found a way to turn toxic old smartphones into medical-grade plastic: 'It's an environmental win on many fronts,' one researcher says" Computerworld New Zealand 12:02 PM
  • "IBM found a way to turn toxic old phones into medical-grade plastic" Computerworld 12:59 PM
  • "Former Oracle VP Graeme Thompson Joins Informatica as SVP, CIO" GovCon Wire 7:21 AM
  • "Cisco to acquire API-based security startup CloudLock for $293M" TechCrunch 10:27 AM
  • "Terabyte terror: It takes special databases to lasso the Internet of Things" Ars Technica 6:55 AM
  • "Tensions rise over LTE using Wi-Fi channels: Qualcomm just slammed the long process of coming up with coexistence tests" Computerworld New Zealand 6:58 AM
General Interest
  • "Fedora 24 Debuts in Workstation, Cloud and Server Editions" eWeek 12:02 PM
  • "Amazon announces Page Flip to help you skip through your Kindle books" Neowin 12:02 PM
  • "This camera is so tiny it can be injected with a syringe" The Verge 10:27 AM
  • "Amazon's Page Flip is a powerful digital bookmark for Kindle owners" The Verge 8:13 AM
  • "Small Businesses Unprepared for Ransomware Threat" eWeek 8:07 AM
  • "Norton releases app for stopping wi-fi naughtiness" AFP 7:04 AM
  • "Norton's new VPN app wants to save us from dangers of public Wi-Fi: It's billed as a way to stay secure on public networks, but Norton's new Wi-Fi Privacy app also gives you plenty of VPN benefits on your mobile, though you'll need to pay for the privilege." CNET 7:04 AM
  • "Google introduces Project Bloks to teach coding through physical objects: Simple code has escaped the computer and is running amok on the floor" The Inquirer 10:33 AM
  • "Meet your favorite new Google search feature" BGR 8:07 AM
  • "Google's Awareness API is out but comes with battery drain, spam warning" ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Google Thinks The Future Of Code Is Toy Blocks" Wired 7:05 AM
  • "Google+ is five years old today" The Verge 7:02 AM
  • "Google adds song lyrics to search results: And a new revenue stream for artists." Engadget 6:58 AM
  • "AWS adds Mumbai as sixth Asia-Pacific region" ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "Retailers Rethink Inventory Strategies: Home Depot tells its stores, 'Get comfortable with days of inventory, not weeks'" [Paid Membership Required] 6:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco, Israel Eye Digital Services Hub Under Strategic Partnership" ExecutiveBiz 7:13 AM
  • "Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire CloudLock: Acquisition Expands Cisco's Cloud Security Portfolio" Marketwired 7:15 AM
  • "IBM Research Scientists Discover New Recycling Process to Convert Old Smartphones and CDs into Non-Toxic, High-Strength Plastics: One-step approach converts BPA-leaching plastics into environmentally safe material for water purification and medical devices" PR Newswire 7:15 AM
  • "BT and Oracle Collaborate to Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud: BT Becomes the First Global Network Services Provider to Offer Direct Access to the Oracle Cloud" Marketwired 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Unveils .NET Core 1.0 Availability" Investor Newswire 7:20 AM
  • "RedPoint Global Delivers Data Management Support to Microsoft Azure HDInsight: Enhanced Support Makes It Easy to Load and Process Data in HDInsight" Marketwired 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft's Office 365 turns five" ZDNet 12:30 PM
  • "Living on the (Microsoft) Edge" Thurrott 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft's hand-tracking magic may lead to gamepad-free VR: The algorithms also gives users 'a virtual sense of touch.'" Engadget 10:33 AM
  • "Kinect takes another hit, as Microsoft shuts down Xbox Fitness" TechSpot 8:02 AM
  • "Microsoft to close Xbox Fitness: Forum is seeing unhappy customers venting over having their purchases rendered useless" Irish Times 8:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 upgrade prompt gets decline option" gHacks 8:01 AM
  • "EU regulators readying third Google antitrust charge: sources" Reuters 12:06 PM
  • "Hillary Clinton's tech policy proposal sounds like a love letter to Silicon Valley: Tech diversity. Affordable internet. Entrepreneur debt forgiveness. It's all there." Recode 10:36 AM
  • "Teachers fired over offensive private messages" BBC 6:55 AM
  • "Google vs the EU's antitrust complaints" The Verge 6:46 AM
  • "Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over a Law It Had Helped Pass" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:46 AM
  • "Dear Google: Please make smartphones interesting again" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:31 PM
  • "Why Google is mining local business attributes: What are business attributes, and why should local businesses care?" Search Engine Land 10:37 AM
  • "Hands on with India's £3 smartphone" BBC 10:33 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook reviewed: A Surface clone that puts style first, work second/The MateBook enters a crowded space with few things that truly set it apart." Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "HP Spectre 13 Review: As Close as it Gets to a MacBook With Windows" Gizmodo UK 7:22 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook is the affordable Windows 10 hybrid PC of your dreams [Review] BetaNews 7:21 AM
  • "Why virtual reality matters/As a new medium, VR is in a peculiar predicament: Hailed as a multibillion-dollar industry, it's also still in its creative infancy." Recode 7:04 AM
  • "How the ancient art of origami is inspiring cutting-edge technology" TechCrunch 6:46 AM
  • "A PC in a Backpack; The Future of Virtual Reality?" TG Daily 6:46 AM
  • "Rimini Street adds $125 million to coffers via strategic debt deal" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Modern Meadow raises $40 million to grow leather without livestock" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Netflix Co-Founder Wants to Sell You a Subscription to Go to the Movies: Mitch Lowe is taking over as CEO of movie-theater subscription service MoviePass." Bloomberg 7:32 AM
  • "London start-up scene weighs threat of British Techxit" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "Backblaze launches its low-cost cloud storage service out of beta" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "Partech ends up raising $440 million for its growth fund" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks Are Rebounding as Brexit Shock Fades: Stocks recover from a two-day selloff on Tuesday as Brexit worries are priced into the market and hopes of further stimulus rise." TheStreet 12:09 PM
  • "Wall St Moves Higher After Brexit-Induced Selloff" FOXBusiness 12:07 PM
  • "Global Markets Steady After Brexit-Related Rout" Nasdaq 12:08 PM
  • "Dow jumps 150 as global markets claw back some 'Brexit' losses" USA Today 12:08 PM
  • "Global Markets Steady After Brexit-Related Rout: The pound edges higher against the dollar after slumping to a three-decade low" [Paid Membership Required] 12:09 PM
  • "Asian Markets Settle Slightly After Brexit" MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "U.K. stocks stage rally after Brexit selloff" MarketWatch 7:36 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 12:05 PM CDT)
  • "Google Maps, Earth Apps Get Major Quality Upgrades"
  • "HP's Chromebook 11 G5 Offers Touchscreen, Android Apps"
  • "MongoDB SaaS Version, Native Spark Connector Unveiled"
  • "IoT Attracts 6.2 Million Developers Worldwide: Evans Data"
  • "Google Project Bloks Looks To Push Code Literacy For Kids"
  • "8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics"
New York Times (Updated 12:05 PM CDT)
  • "Edward Snowden Criticizes 'Big Brother' Measure in Russia"
  • "Amazon Kindle Learns to Navigate Literary Thickets"
  • "Downloading Video Streams to Go"
  • "A.I.'s Grasp of Diversity May Begin With Who Builds It"
  • "10 Free (or Cheap) Travel Apps Worth Downloading"
  • "Airbnb Sues San Francisco Over a Law It Had Helped Pass"
  • "Closing the Gender Gap, One E-Battle at a Time"
  • "Intel Tells Stories That Go Beyond Chips"
  • "Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers"
  • "A Drone Start-Up Explores Underwater" ...
PC Magazine (Updated 12:05 PM CDT)
  • "Need Goldfish? Nerf Darts? Amazon Adds Dozens of New Dash Buttons"
  • "Tip Your Favorite Twitch Streamers Via 'Cheering'"
  • "Google Earth Update Promises Super Sharp Images"
  • "LogMeOnce Password Manager Adds Photo Login"
  • "Wink Relay Update Integrates Fitbit, Uber, and IFTTT"
  • "Amazon 'Page Flip' Lets You Easily Skim Through Ebooks"
  • "There's a New Cloud-Based Talent Recruiting Suite on the Block"
  • "This LA Studio Is Molding Online Beauty Moguls"
Reuters (Updated 12:05 PM CDT)
  • "EU regulators readying third Google antitrust charge: sources"
  • "Chinese economic cyber-espionage is diminishing, says U.S. official"
  • "Verizon hires banks for debut cell phone ABS"
  • "Taiwanese chip supplier says Apple conservative on orders: Nikkei"
  • "Clinton rolls out wide-ranging technology agenda"
  • "Siemens to invest $1.1 billion in new startups unit"
  • "London start-up scene weighs threat of British Techxit"
  • "Young Turks: e-commerce start-ups bet on enviable demographics"
  • "Line's IPO price range indicates strong demand, values firm at up to $6.6 billion"
  • "South Korea antitrust regulator says investigating Apple on 'some matters'"
ZDNet (Updated 12:05 PM CDT)
  • "Rimini Street adds $125 million to coffers via strategic debt deal"
  • "DisrupTV: How leaders stand out amidst the digital noise"
  • "Cisco buys cloud security startup CloudLock for $293 million"
  • "Microsoft's Office 365 turns five"
  • "Wileyfox unveils three Cyanogen OS-powered smartphones"
  • "One of the nastiest types of ransomware has just come back to life"
  • "Android phones can now read books, signs, business cards via Google's Mobile Vision"
  • "Google's Awareness API is out but comes with battery drain, spam warning"

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