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  • "Microsoft pledges $500M to create affordable housing around Seattle" TechCrunch 6:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Pledges $500M for Affordable Housing in Seattle: The pledge is intended to help tackle the low and middle-income housing crisis in Seattle, but also to encourage policy change, new investment by the state, and to support organizations that help the homeless." PC Magazine 6:21 AM
  • "Microsoft promises $500m to fix Greater Seattle's housing affordability 'crisis': The $500 million commitment will be used for loans and grants to accelerate the construction of more affordable housing across the region." ZDNet 6:05 AM
  • "Microsoft will spend $500M to address affordable housing and homelessness in the Seattle region" GeekWire 6:05 AM
  • "Microsoft is spending half a billion dollars to make Seattle housing more affordable" Fast Company 6:12 AM
  • "Microsoft pledges $500M to build homes in Seattle: The Redmond-based software giant is planning to address homelessness and develop affordable housing for residents in the area." CNET 6:13 AM
  • "Microsoft is splitting Cortana from search in Windows 10: Tappety-tappety-tap; another tiny nail in AI assistant's coffin" The Inquirer 6:05 AM
  • "The Microsoft Surface Go LTE Review: Unmatched Mobility" AnandTech 7:56 AM
  • "Dell on the Future of Alienware, Building the Smallest Webcam, and More" Gadgets 360 6:10 AM
  • "Intel to discontinue Core+ bundles (CPU + Optane Memory)" Hexus 6:10 AM
  • "Intel bins 'Core+' CPU and memory bundles due to lack of demand: Optane might be on its way out" The Inquirer 6:37 AM
  • "AMD Claims It Has Enough Radeon VIIs to Meet Demand" ExtremeTech 7:01 AM
  • "IBM's quantum computer is a sign of its ambitions" Verdict 6:11 AM
  • "Oracle Expands Cloud Business with Next-Gen Data Center in Canada" eWeek 6:36 AM
  • "Oracle Java Card updated for IoT applications: Java Card is a software technology providing isolation between secure hardware and software services" Infoworld 6:12 AM
General Interest
  • "Hacked and dumped online: 773 million records with plaintext passwords/Widely circulated 'Collection #1' was used in automated credential stuffing attacks." Ars Technica 7:15 AM
  • "Huge Collection #1 database leak exposes 773 million email addresses and 21 million passwords" BetaNews 6:33 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 release date, price and specs: Galaxy S10+ spy shot 'confirms' dual selfie cams/In-the-wild handset also packs an in-display fingerprint scanner" The Inquirer 6:05 AM
  • "Android Q may include a dark theme and desktop mode: It would also have tighter privacy controls." Engadget 6:06 AM
  • "LG smartphone rumor suggests a 'second screen' add-on: Not that unusual for a company that sells a rollable TV." Engadget 6:06 AM
  • "Amazon's AWS launches fully managed data backup service" VentureBeat 6:09 AM
  • "AWS launches Backup, a fully-managed backup service for AWS" TechCrunch 6:04 AM
  • "In search of the fountain of youth, beauty companies turn to tech" Digital Trends 6:31 AM
  • "Netflix Criticized for Using Actual Footage of Deadly Event in Travelers and Possibly Bird Box" Gizmodo 6:05 AM
  • "With 5-stop optical stabilization, Fujifilm GF 100-200mm is ready for adventure" Digital Trends 6:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "Your Windows 10 device will soon get the October 2018 Update automatically" Neowin 6:05 AM
  • "Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsoft's VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient heatlh" TechCrunch 6:07 AM
  • "No-deal Brexit - the data dilemma" BBC 6:34 AM
  • "South Korea says mystery hackers cracked advanced weapons servers: No idea who could have been behind this one..." The Register 6:32 AM
  • "Diplomat warns that tech industry has become a pawn as politicos fight dirty: They see AI, cybersecurity as 'battle fronts' - and rising populism will make it worse - former UN official" The Register 6:32 AM
  • "Facebook purges more than 500 Russian-led disinformation pages: Facebook continues to play whac-a-mole with propagandists." Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "Facebook finds and kills another 512 Kremlin-linked fake accounts" TechCrunch 6:07 AM
  • "Qualcomm Defends Licensing in FTC Trial" EE Times Asia 5:58 AM
  • "Pixel 3 XL Lite price, release date and specs: 'Budget' Pixel detailed in hands-on video/There's officially nothing left for Google to reveal" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Massive leak gives us a full video review of Google's unreleased Pixel 3 lite" BGR 7:06 AM
  • "In Enterprise Cybersecurity, There Are No Clear Leaders: A look across the last six years of vendor market share indicates that security appliance vendors are all in the fight." PC Magazine 6:21 AM
  • "How to see if your email was stolen in the massive breach that exposed 773 million accounts" BGR 6:06 AM
  • "Venture capital funding of cybersecurity firms hit record high in 2018: report" Reuters 6:20 AM
  • "German HR and recruiting platform Personio raises $40M Series B led by Index" TechCrunch 6:08 AM
  • "Index Ventures leads $40 million investment in German HR startup Personio" VentureBeat 6:08 AM
  • "Ciitizen raises $17 million to give cancer patients better control over their health records" TechCrunch 6:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks poised to open lower, snap 2-session rise" MarketWatch 7:02 AM
  • "Morgan Stanley Sinks as Profit Misses Estimates Amid Trading Slump: Morgan Stanley reports earnings per share of 80 cents in the fourth quarter, below analysts' forecasts of 89 cents." TheStreet 7:02 AM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Two 99 Composite Rating Stocks Just Entered Buy Zones, But This Is Lacking" Investor's Business Daily 7:03 AM
  • "Stock Rebound Stalls as Trade, Earnings Worries Linger: Quarterly reports from Morgan Stanley and Netflix are due later in the day" [Paid Membership Required] 7:03 AM
  • "Asian shares drop over worries about U.S. probe into Huawei: Trade theft investigation could renew U.S.-China trade tensions" MarketWatch 7:03 AM
  • "European markets drop as SocGen warns on Q4 revenues" MarketWatch 7:04 AM

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New York Times (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area"
  • "Huawei Said to Be Under U.S. Investigation in Trade-Secrets Case"
PC Magazine (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Microsoft Pledges $500M for Affordable Housing in Seattle"
  • "In Enterprise Cybersecurity, There Are No Clear Leaders"
Reuters (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Venture capital funding of cybersecurity firms hit record high in 2018: report"
  • "Israeli games developer Playtika buys Austrian card games maker"
  • "TSMC offers gloomy revenue forecast, slams chipmaker shares"
  • "Germany's BDI on Huawei: No vendor should be excluded from 5G without evidence"
  • "Facebook removes more pages, accounts with Russia links"
  • "China's Tencent releases test version of Game of Thrones smartphone game"
  • "Exclusive: India's e-commerce curbs could hit online sales by $46 billion by 2022: PwC draft analysis"
  • "U.S. legislation steps up pressure on Huawei and ZTE, China calls it 'hysteria'
  • "China calls proposed U.S. legislation against Huawei, ZTE 'hysteria'"
  • "Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references"
ZDNet (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "The future of B2B sales"
  • "Facebook removes propaganda network linked to Russian media group Sputnik"
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update finally shifts to automatic rollout"
  • "Apple loses appeal in FaceTime lawsuit, must pay VirnetX $440 million"
  • "BlackBerry KEY2 LE review: Retro productivity with modern security and an affordable price"
  • "Zix acquires AppRiver in $275 million deal"
  • "Revolut's clumsy automated bank compliance results in frozen accounts and lack of customer service"
  • "Microsoft promises $500m to fix Greater Seattle's housing affordability 'crisis'"

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