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  • "IBM to Invest $3 Billion in Sensor-Data Unit: Tech giant to work with Weather Channel, others on Internet of Things projects" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:04 AM
  • "IBM commits $3B for new Internet of Things business unit" VentureBeat 7:04 AM
  • "IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive" TechCrunch 7:04 AM
  • "IBM to Invest $3 Billion in 'Internet of Things' Unit" Re/code 7:04 AM
  • "IBM Pours $3B Into New IoT Business Unit" eWeek 7:05 AM
  • "IBM to pump US$3 billion into new IoT business unit: The IBM IoT Cloud Open Platform could ingest and analyze Internet of Things data for enterprises" IDG News Service 7:05 AM
  • "IBM to splash out $3bn on IoT and cloud-based open platform: Big Blue has big plans for real-time data integration" The Inquirer 7:11 AM
  • "IBM says to invest $3 billion in 'Internet of Things' unit" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "IBM Creates The Super Digital Crystal Ball" TG Daily 4:47 PM
  • "IBM Joins Weather Co. to Develop Forecast Tools for Businesses" Bloomberg 7:33 AM
  • "Here Comes Surface 3" Thurrott 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet runs full Windows, not RT" Engadget 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Surface 3 with Windows 8.1 for $499: Preorder today in 26 countries, ships on May 5" VentureBeat 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface 3 starts at $499, eligible for free Windows 10 upgrade: Microsoft's new Surface 3 tablet will come with Windows 8.1 and will ship in 26 countries starting in May" IDG News Service 9:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Surface 3, A Cheaper, Thinner, Slower Surface Pro 3" TechCrunch 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface 3 is a $499 tablet that could be a full Windows laptop: Third time's a charm?" The Verge 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Atom-based Surface 3, starting at $499, to hit in May" ZDNet 1:06 PM
  • "Surface 3 drops magnetic charger for Micro USB, foreshadows future changes" Neowin 8:44 AM
  • "Surface 3's kickstand is different than the Pro 3, only has three stop points" Neowin 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'We're working on' bringing Windows 10 Technical Preview to non-Lumia phones" Neowin 7:05 AM
  • "Leaked screenshots of Windows 10 for phones show new Contact and Messaging options" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Windows 10 will support ASS, SRT and SSA subtitle formats" BetaNews 7:44 AM
  • "Intel Braswell Details Quietly Launched: Cherry Trail and Airmont on 14nm" AnandTech 7:23 AM
  • "Intel quietly launches Braswell processors" CPU World 7:24 AM
  • "Intel talks about Knights Landing architecture: Who knew the company actually had tech?" SemiAccurate 7:24 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out BIOS 0028 for NUC Kit NUC5i3MYHE and Board NUC5i3MYBE" Softpedia 7:24 AM
  • "AMD reveals HPC APU roadmap, Zen multithreading" bit-tech 7:21 AM
  • "AMD can't wait for DirectX 12 either, saying it will unlock the potential of its graphics cards" PCWorld 7:21 AM
  • "New AMD Zen X86 APU boasts up to 16 cores" Fudzilla 7:21 AM
  • "AMD Dives Deep On Asynchronous Shading" AnandTech 7:22 AM
  • "AMD gets all asynchronous and shady" Fudzilla 7:22 AM
  • "New Lawsuits Emerge in HP's Long-Running Autonomy Dispute" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:12 PM
  • "HP sues former Autonomy leaders for $5.1bn, alleging fraud" BBC 1:03 PM
  • "HP Sues Autonomy Co-Founder Lynch in U.K. for $5.1 Billion" Bloomberg 11:23 AM
  • "HP Sues Former Autonomy Execs Seeking $5 Billion in Damages" Re/code 10:42 AM
  • "Autonomy former-CEO counter sues HP after it lodges $5.1 billion claim" Reuters 10:41 AM
  • "HP links Vertica and IDOL seeking better unstructured data analysis: The company built a connector server for the products, which it acquired separately in 2011" Computerworld 7:19 AM
  • "Oracle boat picks up ex-HP hardware man Donatelli: Could be joining former colleague Mark Hurd on board" The Register 7:19 AM
  • "In post-Alice world, weaker software copyright would harm the U.S. economy: Oracle v. Google" Foss Patents 7:05 AM
  • "19 Ways the Internet of Things Changes Everything" PC Magazine 7:32 AM
  • "Enterprise security places increased reliance on threat intelligence" BetaNews 7:44 AM
  • "Hisense And Haier Launch $149 Chromebooks" TechCrunch 1:32 PM
General Interest
  • "Firefox 37 arrives with improved YouTube HTML5 playback on Windows, faster downloads on Android" VentureBeat 6:36 PM
  • "Amazon Dash Aims to Be a Push-Button Substitute for the Supply Run" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:50 PM
  • "Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click/With its Dash Button and Dash Replenishment Service, Amazon aims to take the Internet of Things mainstream." InformationWeek 8:10 PM
  • "Amazon has invented tiny plastic buttons that allow for instant product ordering: Your entire house is now a shopping cart" The Verge 5:48 PM
  • "SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira dies" Reuters 11:29 AM
  • "Klaus Tschira, Who Co-Founded Software Maker SAP, Dies at 74" Bloomberg 11:23 AM
  • "Flickr offers new public domain licensing in wake of SpaceX photo release" Ars Technica 10:42 AM
  • "Nintendo President Says The Company Wasn't Cornered Into Smartphone Backtrack" My Nintendo News 9:23 AM
  • "Clouds a Major Source of Concern Over Data Loss" eWeek 7:47 AM
  • "Amazon is testing its Prime Air drone in Canada, just 2,000 feet from U.S. border" FOXNews 7:47 AM
  • "WhatsApp opens voice calls to everyone on Android, iOS coming soon" Digital Trends 7:43 AM
  • "Copying the iPhone 6 is already paying off for Samsung" BGR 8:35 AM
  • "Samsung's $11 Billion Month" Bloomberg 7:33 AM
  • "Hyundai pushes for commercial self-driving cars by 2020" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "AT&T charges more for fiber internet if Google's not in your town" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Google Pressures AT&T's Broadband Prices: Telecom giant's rates are lower where it competes with internet company" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Xiaomi announces the Redmi 2A, a low-cost version of the Redmi 2" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "Google+ Videos And Photos Now Available In Google Drive" Social Barrel 9:33 AM
  • "Android 5.0 Lollipop: When Google's latest OS will arrive on your phone" V3 7:42 AM
  • "Google Updates Gmail For Android With A Slew Of New Features" Social Barrel 8:42 AM
  • "Gmail for Android gets unified inbox, Google Drive now lets you manage photos" BetaNews 7:44 AM
  • "Google boosts Gmail Android app's Outlook and Yahoo support" V3 7:42 AM
  • "Google cloud platform can now be managed from a phone: Google has started the beta of the Android version of the console, with an iOS version expected this year" IDG News Service 7:05 AM
  • "Facebook's new event subscription button is a groupie's dream come true" Digital Trends 7:42 AM
  • "Robber Barons Would Have Loved Facebook's Employee Housing" Wired 7:17 AM
  • "Instagrammers provide the first look inside Facebook's new HQ" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Stephen Fry is deleting his Instagram account after being 'hounded off'" BBC 7:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "The CMO Club and Oracle Study: CMOs Struggling to Deliver Consistent Customer Experiences Need to Leverage Marketing Technology/New CMO Solution Guide Offers Best Practices for Leveraging Emerging Marketing Technology to Enhance the Customer Experience" Marketwired 7:27 AM
Microsoft
  • "Want to try out Cortana's new website feature in Spartan? Here's a site that works" Neowin 5:17 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils Visual Studio 2015 pricing, version line-up" ZDNet 1:01 PM
  • "Microsoft Office 365 gains MDM tools: Wipe the work stuff, keep the famiy photos" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "A Quick Tour of Project Spartan" Thurrott 12:04 PM
  • "Microsoft delivers Project Spartan browser in latest Windows 10 release" V3 7:41 AM
  • "You can finally test Windows 10's most exciting new feature: Project Spartan browser" BGR 7:11 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Pao faces tough court if she appeals Kleiner bias lawsuit" Reuters 8:13 PM
  • "Autofill error accidentally revealed passport data for 31 world leaders" The Verge 4:00 PM
  • "Sprint settles U.S. class-action lawsuit for $131 million" Reuters 10:41 AM
  • "Google Antitrust Worries, Growth Slowdown Seen as Temporary Setbacks" eWeek 8:44 AM
  • "Man who sued Comcast now wants over $5M, says ISP shouldn't have smeared him" Ars Technica 8:35 AM
  • "Samsung and LG agree to bury the legal hatchet" BBC 7:45 AM
  • "Samsung and LG end washing machine feud, stop airing dirty laundry: The Korean tech giants have agreed to end all pending litigation in an effort to wash their hands of the affair." CNET 7:17 AM
  • "Uber Wins French Court Reprieve Over Legality of Low-Cost Service: Court decision wins Uber time in fight over Uberpop service" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:17 AM
  • "Uber wins temporary victory in French court, allowing uberPOP to operate for now" VentureBeat 7:16 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Dell XPS 13 Review: Sexiest Ultrabook on the market" Neowin 2:02 PM
  • "The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is The New Hotness" TechCrunch 3:30 PM
  • "Living life on the S6 Edge: What can the Galaxy S6 Edge tell us about the shape of phones to come?" The Verge 12:38 PM
  • "Telegraph stories affected by EU 'right to be forgotten': EU ruling demands Google removes links to content deemed 'inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant' following complaint from anyone named in it. Here we will maintain an up-to-date list of Telegraph content which has been removed from search results" Telegraph 8:21 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop Is Definitely Worth A Look" Forbes 7:20 AM
  • "The Dell XPS 13 as an Editing Tool: Does it Work?" The Bitbag 7:19 AM
  • "Fans Have Dropped $77M On This Guy's Buggy, Half-Built Game" Wired 7:17 AM
  • "HTC One M9 review: Lack of updates could see HTC struggling to compete against the Galaxy S6" The Inquirer 8:34 AM
  • "HTC One M9 review: picture imperfect/The HTC One M9 is a beautiful phone it just doesn't quite deliver the promises hinted at by its predecessor, says Rhiannon Williams" Telegraph 7:15 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge vs HTC One M9: which should you buy? It's a close call working out which of Samsung and HTC's premium new smartphones has the edge, says Rhiannon Williams" Telegraph 7:15 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "GoDaddy IPO shares expected to top estimates with $4.5 billion valuation" ZDNet 9:20 PM
  • "Spruce raises $15M more for telemedicine platform, supports new dermatology conditions" VentureBeat 9:04 PM
  • "Andreessen Horowitz Invests Another $52 Million in Network Start-Up Tanium" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:29 AM
  • "Comcast to Create New Investment Company, Led By Financial Chief: Michael Angelakis helped with Comcast's deals for NBCUniversal, Time Warner Cable" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:06 AM
  • "ProsperWorks raise $7.5 million to put CRM in your Google" VentureBeat 7:16 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock Futures Give Back Portion of Monday's Rally as Crude Drops" TheStreet 7:34 AM
  • "U.S. Equity Futures Tilt Lower Ahead of Home-Price Data" Reuters 7:37 AM
  • "US stocks slightly lower in early trading a day after big jump; Movado up on strong results" Associated Press 10:56 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide; Dow Posts Quarterly Decline: S&P 500, Nasdaq eke out gains in a choppy quarter" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:40 PM
  • "Stocks: 3 things to know before the open" CNNMoney 7:35 AM
  • "Dollar Rises Against Euro Ahead of U.S. Data: U.S. economic data may support the case for raising interest rates in coming months" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:37 AM
  • "Asia Markets: Asian stocks end mixed after previous China-led rally/Asian stocks ended in mixed fashion Tuesday, as the positive mood from the prior-day's Shanghai-led rally induced both profit-taking and stoked further enthusiasm among investors." MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks seesaw after weaker-than-forecast jobs data/European stock markets were sent on a roller-coaster ride Tuesday morning after eurozone jobs data showed unemployment this year is higher than previously expected." MarketWatch 7:35 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:03 PM
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at 1 p.m." Associated Press 2:03 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares down at the close of trading" Associated Press 7:10 PM



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InformationWeek (Updated 8:10 PM CDT)
  • "Amazon Buy Button: 1-Click Ordering Minus The Click"
  • "Microsoft 'Project Spartan': Hands-On Demo"
  • "Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts"
  • "NAS Is Sexy ... Again"
  • "Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT"
  • "MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims"
  • "Adobe's Comp CC Layout App Available For iPad"
  • "PayPal Declares It's 100% OpenStack Cloud"
  • "Interop Hot Stage: Building An Enterprise Network"
  • "IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services" ...
New York Times (Updated 8:10 PM CDT)
  • "The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Data"
  • "Nasdaq Builds Nursery for Start-Ups"
  • "Angel Investors Lend Expertise as Well as Cash"
  • "Investing Early On for Insights, Not Profits"
  • "Verizon Wireless Customers Can Now Opt Out of 'Supercookies'"
  • "New Lawsuits Emerge in HP's Long-Running Autonomy Dispute"
  • "Andreessen Horowitz Invests Another $52 Million in Network Start-Up Tanium"
  • "Trevor Noah, New 'Daily Show' Host, Comes Under Scrutiny for Tweets"
  • "Yoox to Merge With Net-a-Porter in All-Share Deal"
  • "IBM Scores Weather Data Deal and Starts Internet of Things Unit"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CDT)
  • "Organize Pics of Your Kid With a Facebook Scrapbook"
  • "Facebook Moves Into Huge, Frank Gehry-Designed HQ"
  • "Celeb-Backed Tidal Appeals to Audiophiles"
  • "Play Pac-Man Inside Google Maps"
  • "Amazon 'Dash' Button Lets You Order Things With One Tap"
  • "Historic 1968 Tech Demo Now an Opera"
  • "Google Puts Chrome OS on a Stick With Chromebit"
  • "WhatsApp Voice Calling Available for All Android Users"
  • "Evolve DLC Gets Monstrous Addition"
  • "Report: Samsung, LG to Drop Legal Battles" ...
> Reuters (Updated 8:10 PM CDT)
  • "RadioShack co-branding of stores with Sprint wins court approval"
  • "Amazon launches button for instant product ordering"
  • "Sprint settles U.S. class-action lawsuit for $131 million"
  • "HP and Autonomy co-founder Lynch sue each other in London"
  • "Pao faces tough court if she appeals Kleiner bias lawsuit"
  • "Honda to test self-driving prototypes at former U.S. naval base"
  • "SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira dies"
  • "Security firm says new spy software in 10 countries came from Lebanon"
  • "China to punish Tencent, Youku Tudou, other video sites for pornography"
  • "China to delay bank tech restrictions, U.S. Treasury official says "
ZDNet (Updated 8:10 PM CDT)
  • "Australian government edges closer to comms network sale"
  • "Apple remains among Samsung's top revenue sources"
  • "Datacom wins AU$242m contract with Department of Health"
  • "Review calls for taxi reform to accommodate ride-sharing apps"
  • "Huawei Australia's sales revenue increases by 18 percent in FY14"
  • "GoDaddy IPO shares expected to top estimates with $4.5 billion valuation"
  • "NBN Co targets 4 million premises by September 2017"
  • "Etsy plots IPO roadshow, expects shares to price between $14 and $16"
  • "RealMe identity verification service falters"
  • "ZDNet readers love their Chrome web browser" ...





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