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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft wants a US privacy law that puts the burden on tech companies" CNET 2:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's Azure Portal: A boat load of updates, but is it too ambitious?" The Register 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to apply AI 'to the entire application developer lifecycle'" VentureBeat 11:51 AM
  • "Intel, Qualcomm, and other US tech firms reportedly cut off critical software to Huawei after Trump's blacklist" Business Insider 7:24 AM
  • "Intel Performance Hit 5x Harder Than AMD After Spectre, Meltdown Patches" ExtremeTech 3:32 PM
  • "Intel regains semiconductor market lead from Samsung" DigiTimes 8:45 AM
  • "Intel and Nvidia Are U.S. Chipmakers Feeling China Pain: The U.S. semiconductor industry has proven especially sensitive to trade and market issues with regard to China. From the largest to smallest, chipmakers have not been able to avoid the impact of China's slowing economy or of the simmering trade tensions." TheStreet 9:30 AM
  • "AMD says its chips are immune to crippling new vulnerabilities: As a result, it's closing the performance gap with Intel." Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "Dell Is Experimenting With Foldable Display Devices, But Don't Expect a Product Anytime Soon" Gizmodo 1:26 PM
  • "Dell EMC grows notebook, PC business despite trade war threat" ABS-CBN News 1:26 PM
  • "HP to Post Q2 Earnings: What's in Store for the Stock?" Zacks 11:24 AM
  • "HP Integrating RFID and Smart Packaging" RFID Journal 1:25 PM
  • "Disruptive IBM Tech Now Matching Cancer Patients To Clinical Trials" CNNMoney 1:24 PM
  • "Geeks rescue old IBM mainframe" Fudzilla 1:24 PM
  • "Oracle's new Cloud Infrastructure Broker aimed at making life easier for Kubernetes developers" SiliconANGLE 1:20 PM
  • "Cisco boss says China tariffs have 'very limited impact'" CRN 1:18 PM
  • "Cisco's Intent-Based, Multi-Domain Secure Network Architecture" Seeking Alpha 7:22 AM
  • "Linux kernel RDS flaw affects Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian and SUSE" BetaNews 8:31 AM
  • "More EU companies are being forced by China to hand over technology, study says" Telegraph 8:35 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook's latest reason it shouldn't be broken up: Chinese companies will dominate/Sheryl Sandberg's explanation is conspicuously well timed." Vox 3:58 PM
  • "Thanks To Facebook, Your Cellphone Company Is Watching You Closer Than Ever" The Intercept 12:32 PM
  • "Pro gamers can get paid up to $50,000 an hour to play newly released games" Business Insider 12:30 PM
  • "Face ID firm Lumentum follows Google with Huawei ban" Reuters 11:25 AM
  • "A.I. Took a Test to Detect Lung Cancer. It Got an A." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:24 AM
  • "New York could dish out fines for texting while crossing the street" Digital Trends 8:45 AM
  • "Warning over using augmented reality in precision tasks" BBC 7:22 AM
  • "Hearing Aids Get a Tech-Minded Upgrade" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:08 AM
  • "Facebook's latest account purge exposes Africa's misinformation problem" TechCrunch 8:56 AM
  • "Inside Facebook's New Robotics Lab, Where AI and Machines Friend One Another" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:08 AM
  • "Amazon Faces Investor Pressure Over Facial Recognition" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:04 AM
  • "Google changes policy to block misleading ads for anti-abortion groups" The Guardian 9:26 PM
  • "Google research: Most hacker-for-hire services are frauds/Survey of 27 hacker-for-hire services found that only five launched attacks against victims." ZDNet 7:35 PM
  • "Google Preaches Importance Of Basic Account Hygiene To Combat Hackers" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Google's New Pixel 3a And 3a XL Smartphones Are Crashing For Some Users" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Google changes how the Escape key is handled in Chrome to fight popup ads" ZDNet 1:14 PM
  • "Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 drops to $999 and adds Qualcomm's XR1" VentureBeat 11:23 AM
  • "Google unveils new $999 smart glasses for businesses, undercutting Microsoft's HoloLens on price" CNBC 11:13 AM
  • "Google's own data proves two-factor is the best defense against most account hacks" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "Google Assistant Is Closing the Skills Gap, But Alexa Still Dominates" PC Magazine 7:03 AM
  • "Google Pulls Android From Huawei, Deals Blow to Mobile Business" ITPro Today 8:31 AM
  • "Report: Google, Intel, Qualcomm Suspend Business With Huawei" PC Magazine 7:01 AM
  • "Huawei to support its devices after Google Android bar" Reuters 7:22 AM
  • "Google suspends Android support for Huawei: What it means for your smartphone" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "Google uses Gmail to track everything you buy online" ZDNet 6:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Reinforces Commitment to Africa: Training 1 Million New Members of Africa's Digital Workforce and Expanding Support for SMBs" Cisco 9:25 AM
  • "Materialise Expands Innovative Work with HP to Advance Industrialā€scale 3D Printing" HP 9:25 AM
  • "HP Reinvents Print Experiences for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Pros" GlobeNewswire 8:38 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Bug Freezes Laptops After Restore: Here's a Fix" LAPTOP Magazine 12:31 PM
  • "Microsoft Follows Apple by Raising Bets on Gaming Industry" Market Realist 1:30 PM
  • "Xbox chief lays out gaming inclusivity commitment, calls on industry to adopt 'fierce urgency for safety': Microsoft wants to stamp out toxicity, harassment and abuse in gaming, and it called on fellow tech giants to help out." GeekWire 1:13 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Xbox content moderation to cut back on toxic comments" CNBC 11:26 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Minecraft Earth mobile AR game could be the next Pokemon Go" Business Insider 9:06 AM
  • "Exclusive: Windows for Workgroups terror the Tartan Bandit confesses all to The RegisterThe Register 7:23 AM
  • "Whisky business: Microsoft's spirited attempt to develop hooch with AI" The Register 7:23 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "IT contractor allegedly abused government systems for cryptocurrency mining" ZDNet 8:30 PM
  • "DHS warns of data threat from Chinese-made drones" Reuters 7:37 PM
  • "US grants temporary license for Huawei to support products" ZDNet 7:37 PM
  • "Huawei can keep sending software updates to phones for three months, US says" The Verge 5:37 PM
  • "Huawei just caught a break: The US government has temporarily loosened restrictions so that Huawei can help its existing customers" Business Insider 5:37 PM
  • "Report says DOJ may try to block T-Mobile/Sprint deal" CNET 2:52 PM
  • "The Justice Department might kill T-Mobile and Sprint's merger despite likely FCC approval: Just hours after the FCC's chairman said he approved of the deal" The Verge 2:52 PM
  • "Amazon wins domain name dispute with Latin American governments" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:26 AM
  • "Ajit Pai oks T-Mobile/Sprint merger, 'requires' 5G rollout that'll happen anyway" Ars Technica 11:24 AM
  • "Senator proposes strict Do Not Track rules in new bill: 'People are fed up with Big Tech's privacy abuses'" The Verge 8:54 AM
  • "China's tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says" Reuters 7:01 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to fix Dell battery indicator blinking constantly" AddictiveTips 3:34 PM
  • "I switched to Google's new $400 phone, and I'm never going back to $1,000-plus smartphones" Business Insider 3:34 PM
  • "Why is Facebook doing robotics research?" TechCrunch 3:34 PM
  • "Are Powerbeats Pro the best wireless exercise headphones...for Android?" 9to5Google 2:40 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro: 9 tips and tricks you need to know" CNET 2:14 PM
  • "What makes Google Cloud Platform unique compared to Azure and Amazon" ZDNet 1:14 PM
  • "Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Case Review: Premium DIY PC Chassis" HotHardware 11:28 AM
  • "Is There a Market for Foldable PCs?" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:23 AM
  • "9 incredibly useful Google Maps features everyone should know about" Business Insider 9:06 AM
  • "Hands on with the Realme Pro 3: 6.3-inch Phone with Snapdragon 710 For Under €200" AnandTech 9:06 AM
  • "Google pulls Huawei's Android license: 5 reasons not to panic (yet) if you own a Huawei phone" PCWorld 11:25 AM
  • "Huawei's phone business would be decimated without Google's Android" The Verge 8:56 AM
  • "Google's Huawei restrictions are a wake-up call for all Android phone makers" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "Get ready for the great Huawei-Android war of independence" The Next Web 8:45 AM
  • "Google dramatically severed ties with Huawei — here's what that means for you" Business Insider 7:24 AM
  • "Google sees Gmail as key to its collaboration plans: 'We are not going to live in a world where everyone abandons email and moves all of their communication to chat,' says Google's Jacob Bank, director of product management at G Suite." Computerworld 7:23 AM
  • "Why Software Needs to Escape from San Francisco" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:08 AM
  • "Inside the Hybrid Digital-Analog Lives of Children" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:08 AM
  • "Paranoia will destroy us: Why Huawei and other Chinese tech is not spying on Americans/The notion that the Chinese government would spy on corporations and US agencies with electronic devices manufactured by Chinese companies is not only absurd but would be catastrophic to furthering its ambitions in world trade." ZDNet 6:55 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Marvell to Acquire Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries" AnandTech 7:35 PM
  • "Identity authentication startup Auth0 raises $103M as another Seattle company reaches unicorn status" GeekWire 11:23 AM
  • "Identity platform Auth0 raises $103M, pushing its valuation over $1B" TechCrunch 8:57 AM
  • "Siemplify raises $30 million to streamline security tool management" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "Clinc raises $52m Series B as it marches towards IPO" TechCrunch 8:56 AM
  • "Clinc raises $50 million to bring conversational AI to cars, banks, and kiosks" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "Robin picks up $20 million Series B to optimize the office" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "Robin raises $20 million to manage conference rooms and workstations" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "Tyffon raises $7.8 million to expand its free-roam VR locations to the U.S." VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint make promises to clinch FCC's merger approval" Engadget 9:00 AM
  • "Sprint will sell off Boost Mobile if merger with T-Mobile is approved" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "FCC chair backs merger after T-Mobile and Sprint pledge 97% U.S. 5G coverage in 3 years" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower as tech takes brunt of trade tensions: Tesla shares slide after Wedbush analyst cuts price target" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Down; Tech Shares Pressured by Huawei Fallout: Stocks end down Monday as the U.S. tech sector gets hit following the blacklisting of Huawei Technologies." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Jones Escapes 'Game Of Thrones'-Like Torching Of Tech Stocks; 4 Stock Market Leaders Up" Investor's Business Daily 3:59 PM
  • "Technology stocks push the market lower, extending losses" Associated Press 11:27 AM
  • "Huawei ban, trade worries weigh on US stocks" FOXBusiness 1:15 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Dragged Down by Tech Sector: Investors worry move against Huawei could further inflame tensions between the U.S. and China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "China markets retreat on rising trade tensions with U.SNikkei, other Asian markets mostly rise; Google reportedly blocks Huawei" MarketWatch 8:58 AM



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New York Times (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 7:35 PM CDT)
  • "As Huawei Loses Google, the U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 7:35 PM CDT)
  • "US Warns About Alleged Spying Threat from Chinese-Made Drones"
  • "20 High-Tech Cities You'll Want to Call Home"
  • "Save Up to 50 Percent on QuickBooks Online"
  • "Save Over $1,000 on the Alienware 17 R5 Gaming Laptop"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "Faulty Apple Watch Series 3? Apple May Swap It for a Series 4"
  • "FCC Chairman Backs T-Mobile, Sprint Merger With Conditions"
  • "Play AT&T's New, Silly LTE Speed Video Game"
  • "Google Stops Selling Custom Cases for Pixel Phones"
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Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "U.S. eases restrictions on China's Huawei to keep networks, phones operating"
  • "InterDigital expects to be able to license 5G tech to Huawei, despite U.S. ban"
  • "Huawei founder says U.S. government is underestimating company: state media"
  • "Retailer Amazon nears victory in rainforest battle over domain name"
  • "City simulator wins venture capital backing as investors seek driverless car exposure"
  • "Slack expects to raise about $197 million in direct listing"
  • "Mexico tax plan for Uber creates friction among ride hailing firms"
  • "Huawei mobile users ponder switching brand after Google news"
  • "Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source"
  • "Face ID firm Lumentum follows Google with Huawei ban"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "ACCC starts breaking out Vodafone NBN customer connections"
  • "Data#3 scores WA-wide Microsoft licensing contracts"
  • "IT contractor allegedly abused government systems for cryptocurrency mining"
  • "US grants temporary license for Huawei to support products"
  • "McLaren's motorsport data learnings are driving innovation in health"
  • "NAB finally jumps on Apple Pay"
  • "American Airlines using technology to make its people the competitive advantage"
  • "Google research: Most hacker-for-hire services are frauds"





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