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Computer Industry
  • "IBM Research Wants to Have Next-Gen AI Chips Ready When Watson Needs Them: The company's researchers expect to improve AI compute performance by 1,000 times over the next 10 years." Data Center Knowledge 8:54 AM
  • "IBM is all-in on hybrid cloud: Big Blue announced a range of changes to its cloud services during its Think conference in San Francisco this week, all aimed at helping customers go truly hybrid" Computerworld UK 8:53 AM
  • "IBM gives Watson $50m healthcare boost" IT Web 8:54 AM
  • "Samsung SDS, IBM collaborate to strengthen Open Source Hyperledger Fabric" MoneyControl 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft dismantles its update naming scheme again, leaves unanswered questions" Computerworld 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft just made Windows 10 updates a little easier to understand" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Will Dell Technologies Continue to Surge Higher?" Zacks 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Ready to Start D1X Oregon Fab Expansion" eTeknix 9:09 AM
  • "AMD Stock Will Benefit Even More with the Rise of Cloud Computing" InvestorPlace 4:02 PM
  • "AMD talk to KitGuru about AMD LINK" KitGuru 9:09 AM
  • "Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway does a rapid U-turn on Oracle" CNN Business 8:51 AM
  • "Oracle Shares Slide After Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Dumps Stake: Oracle shares fall Friday after Securities and Exchange Commission filings showed that Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's investment fund dumped its entire stake in the software group only months after revealing its $2 billion investment." TheStreet 8:21 AM
  • "Billionaire Buffet's Berkshire liquidates $2.1bn stake in Oracle – just months after buying the shares" The Register 10:00 AM
  • "Oracle Seeks Win In Protest Over $10B JEDI Cloud Deal" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8:52 AM
  • "MTN chooses Oracle for digital transformation" IT-Online 8:52 AM
  • "Cisco launches first Asean co-innovation and cyber-security centres in Singapore" The Straits Times 8:50 AM
General Interest
  • "Google Is Forcing Some Nest Customers to Reset Their Potentially Compromised Passwords" Gizmodo 6:39 PM
  • "Google working on new Chrome security feature to 'obliterate DOM XSS'" ZDNet 5:23 PM
  • "'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network" Business Insider 4:01 PM
  • "Thousands of Android apps permanently record your online activity for ad targeting" ZDNet 9:49 AM
  • "NVIDIA suffers as crypto crash and trade wars bite" Engadget 8:41 AM
  • "Why Tech Could Keep Gaining Ground in New York Even Without Amazon" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:31 AM
  • "Samsung is preparing to launch a sports smartwatch and AirPods-like earbuds" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active" PC Magazine 7:31 AM
  • "Seizing on Huawei's troubles, Samsung bets big on network gear" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Facebook tackles developer databases leaking at least one million user records" ZDNet 7:29 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Technologies to Hold Conference Call February 28 to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Year-End Fiscal 2019 Financial Results" Dell 8:49 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft patents hint at eye tracking and improved field of view in upcoming HoloLens" Neowin 8:59 PM
  • "How to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10" AddictiveTips 5:26 PM
  • "Microsoft shoves some Windows 10 testers into next year with early look at 2020 feature upgrade" Computerworld 2:51 PM
  • "Microsoft shaking up how Windows feature updates are rolled out—again" Ars Technica 2:51 PM
  • "Windows 10 April 2019 Update hands-on video showcasing the best new features" Windows Central 10:41 AM
  • "Changes are coming to the Windows Insider Program, but what's changing?" OnMSFT 10:41 AM
  • "Want to know what 2020 holds? Microsoft has a little something for you" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft removes eight cryptojacking apps from official store" ZDNet 7:29 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "The EU's new copyright laws threaten to destroy the internet: The EU's new copyright laws will force all websites to check all posts to see if anything ever published might be a copyright violation. That will include photos, videos, words, tweets, memes, source code: you name it." ZDNet 3:22 PM
  • "U.S. SEC charges Cognizant, former executives with anti-corruption lapses" Reuters 10:21 AM
  • "FCC's proposed rules target international robocallers" Engadget 8:41 AM
  • "The political game behind Amazon's retreat from New York" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Facebook Privacy Violations Could Result In An FTC Fine In The Billions Instead Of Millions" HotHardware 3:59 PM
  • "Facebook, FTC reportedly discussing 'multibillion dollar' fine" Associated Press 8:27 AM
  • "Facebook in talks with US watchdog to settle privacy investigation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:52 AM
  • "It's complicated, says Britain's MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue" Reuters 7:52 AM
  • "Telecoms industry calls for Europe-wide network testing regime" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Germany looks into tax move on foreign internet firms: report" Reuters 7:30 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue" Reuters 8:58 PM
  • "Google vs. DuckDuckGo vs. Bing—is it time to switch your search engine?" Popular Science 5:55 PM
  • "An Open Letter To Game Developers From America's Largest Labor Organization" Kotaku 3:23 PM
  • "Razer Blade Stealth (2019) review: the cost of compromise" The Verge 2:38 PM
  • "ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Publishes First International BIM Standards" Architosh 2:33 PM
  • "Intel Bean Canyon NUC Review: 8th Gen CPU With Iris Plus Graphics" HotHardware 2:33 PM
  • "Why Companies Shouldn't Be Allowed to Treat Their Diversity Numbers as Trade Secrets" Harvard Business Review 10:41 AM
  • "HP Spectre Folio review: Premium leather design but at a premium pricing too" Live Mint 9:10 AM
  • "What is Wi-Fi 6? Here's everything you need to know" Digital Trends 9:03 AM
  • "Should you upgrade to the new Dell XPS 13 9380?" Windows Central 8:55 AM
  • "The Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review: Absolutely AMD - Ryzen Plus Polaris" AnandTech 8:45 AM
  • "Primaries Are Where Politics Happens Today, And That's Why The Amazon Deal Died" BuzzFeed News 5:23 PM
  • "Amazon HQ2: Leaving New York proves all of Amazon's critics right" Recode 2:50 PM
  • "What Amazon got wrong about New York City: A promise of 25,000 jobs isn't exciting anymore — it's ominous" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "Return of the audio format wars and other money-making scams" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "Steam's iron grip on PC gaming is probably over" PCWorld 7:51 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Steve Ballmer's Los Angeles Clippers sign cloud deal with Microsoft rival Amazon Web Services" GeekWire 2:50 PM
  • "Seattle indie game developer tinyBuild raises $15M, plans to grow using 'dynamic structure' strategy" GeekWire 2:50 PM
  • "Opendoor files to raise another $200M at a $3.7B valuation, documents show" TechCrunch 2:38 PM
  • "Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian" TechCrunch 10:14 AM
  • "Spotify says it paid $340M to buy Gimlet and Anchor" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africa's public Wi-Fi" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq exits bear market, tallies longest weekly streak in 3 years on U.S.-China trade-talk euphoria: Trump signs declaration for national emergency to secure funding for wall" MarketWatch 4:34 PM
  • "Dow Gains 444 Points to end Day and Week Higher Ahead of Trade Talks Next Week: Stocks rise on word that trade talks between the U.S. and China will continue next week in Washington." TheStreet 4:34 PM
  • "Dow Jones Leads Big Stock Rally, But Apple Falls On Buffett News: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied Friday to extend its weekly win streak for an eighth week, thanks to big gains from Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan." Investor's Business Daily 4:34 PM
  • "Dow notches 8th straight week of gains on trade optimism" FOXBusiness 4:34 PM
  • "Nasdaq Exits Bear Market as Stocks Rally: The tech-heavy index closed more than 20% above its Christmas Eve low, entering a new bull-market run" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Asian markets fall as global uncertainty grows: U.S. retail sales tumble, while little headway apparent in U.S.-China trade talks" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "European stocks headed for best weekly gain since late 2018: Allianz, Scout24, Telecom Italia among the big movers" MarketWatch 8:47 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CST)
  • "IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure"
  • "TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database"
New York Times (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CST)
  • "Amazon Invests in Rivian, a Tesla Rival in Electric Vehicles"
  • "Even Without Amazon, Tech Could Keep Gaining Ground in New York"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CST)
  • "18,000 Android Apps Found Violating Ad Tracking Rules"
  • "Twitter: Instead of Tweet Edits, How About 'Clarifications'?"
  • "Pictionary Air Ditches the Erasable Markers"
  • "Samsung Opening 'Experience' Retail Stores in LA, NY, Houston"
  • "Slaying the Cable Monster: What You Need to Know About HDMI Cables"
  • "Samsung's $399 Galaxy Tab S5e Takes on iPad"
  • "Google Chrome Adding 'Link to Word' Feature"
  • "New Switch Bundle Includes $35 eShop Credit"
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active"
  • "The Most Popular Laptop Brands for Kids" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue"
  • "Lyft to woo investors with fast U.S. growth in IPO race with Uber"
  • "How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters"
  • "Amazon places big bet on aspiring Tesla rival Rivian"
  • "Exclusive: China ride-hailing giant Didi plans Chile, Peru launches to take on Uber"
  • "Alphabet unit seeks share of property taxes for Toronto smart city"
  • "Private equity firms win over Scout24 with improved $6.4 billion bid"
  • "Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions: WSJ"
  • "Uber posts $50 billion in annual bookings as profit remains elusive ahead of IPO"
  • "U.S. fines Cognizant, charges 2 former top execs in India bribery case"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Unisys plans consulting push in Latin America"
  • "Fear not deep fakes: OpenAI's machine writes as senselessly as a chatbot speaks"
  • "Google working on new Chrome security feature to 'obliterate DOM XSS'"
  • "Ulefone Armor 6 hands-on: The ideal rugged device for professional phone warriors"
  • "How AI and machine learning can help you defend the enterprise from cyberattacks"
  • "Five emerging cybersecurity threats you should take very seriously in 2019"
  • "The EU's new copyright laws threaten to destroy the internet"
  • "Architects anticipate robots on construction sites"





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