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Computer Industry
  • "Google v. Oracle Explained: The Fight for Interoperable Software/In March, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear opening arguments on a case that could reshape the future of software development" IEEE Spectrum 8:09 AM
  • "As Google heads to the Supreme Court, Oracle takes aim at its industry allies: The companies will go to court next month" The Verge 9:30 AM
  • "Oracle employees call on Larry Ellison to cancel Trump fundraiser" MarketWatch 8:06 AM
  • "Oracle staff protest Ellison's planned fundraiser for Trump" IANS 8:08 AM
  • "Some Oracle employees are planning to 'log off' and walk off the job in protest against Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump" Business Insider 12:32 PM
  • "Oracle Power Agrees Shareholding Structure For Pakistani Power Project" Alliance News 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Has a Screen Cracking Problem: Microsoft is investigating to discern if this a design flaw in models of the laptop with an aluminum case." PC Magazine 7:11 AM
  • "How Microsoft spent $1 billion on a simple mistake with its best game console" Business Insider 10:26 AM
  • "STG-Led Consortium to Buy Dell's RSA Business for $2B Cash" GovConWire 8:18 AM
  • "Dell Sells RSA Security for $2 Billion: Private equity firm Symphony Technology Group leads consortium in acquiring the company" Channelnomics 8:16 AM
  • "Dell to sell RSA cybersecurity unit" ITProPortal 8:17 AM
  • "Dell Sells RSA for $2B to Streamline Portfolio" CFO 8:16 AM
  • "Dell Intros New Micro-Data Center, Server, Software for Edge Computing" ITPro Today 10:27 AM
  • "HP Set to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards?" Zacks 8:13 AM
  • "How IBM Study Advance Will Reduce The Time And Costs Associated With Clinical Trials" Pulse 2.0 8:19 AM
  • "IBM bets on mid-market for cyber security growth in India" Live Mint 8:19 AM
  • "Intel Is Primed for a Breakout: Intel looks ready to blast through a key level this winter." TheStreet 10:44 AM
  • "Intel LGA 1200 Socket Confirmed For Upcoming Intel 10th Generation CPUs" WCCFTech 8:24 AM
  • "Intel's 128-Qubit Cryogenic Horse Ridge Quantum Control Chip Gallops Into View" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "This insightful Intel video explains how CPUs are made, in words you can actually understand" PCWorld 3:13 PM
  • "Multiple AMD Listings Hint at Imminent 'Big Navi' GPU Release" eTeknix 8:24 AM
  • "AMD adds 7662 and 7532 processors to the 2nd Gen EPYC Processor family" Guru3D 8:24 AM
  • "AMD Announces EPYC 7532 + EPYC 7662 As Newest Rome Processors" Phoronix 8:21 AM
  • "Asus responds to ROG Strix RX 5700 cooling concerns and offers a fix" KitGuru 8:24 AM
  • "India will have 67.2 million 5G connections by 2023: Cisco" Telecom Lead 8:04 AM
  • "India to have over 900 mn Internet users by 2023: Cisco" siliconindia 8:03 AM
  • "Coronavirus hits China's tech manufacturing production across the board" Axios 9:29 AM
General Interest
  • "T-Mobile owner sets sights on becoming U.S. number one" Reuters 8:02 AM
  • "Facebook expresses 'deep concern' after Singapore orders page block" BBC 8:00 AM
  • "Bezos' $10B climate fund won't make up for Amazon's damage, activists say" CNET 7:49 AM
  • "Google will review Android apps that request background location info" Engadget 3:59 PM
  • "Exclusive: Google users in UK to lose EU data protection - sources" Reuters 3:13 PM
  • "Google Docs' latest Smart Compose feature makes the service more like Microsoft Word" The Verge 3:03 PM
  • "Google launches the Android 11 Developer Preview today" Ars Technica 12:30 PM
  • "Google used AI and human moderation to take down over 75 million Google Maps reviews" VentureBeat 11:48 AM
  • "Google Cloud updates Dialogflow for better Contact Center AI agents" ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "Google makes its Titan security keys available across Europe" Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Google boots popular anti-spam call service YouMail off the Play Store, claims it doesn't work as advertised" Android Police 7:34 AM
  • "New Google Docs features: Now web Docs gets autocorrect, Smart Compose rolls out" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Obviously AI introduces natural language predictive analytics service" ZDNet 7:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD EPYC™ Cloud Adoption Grows with Google Cloud" AMD 7:37 AM
  • "Dell Technologies & Fortress Melbourne Unite to Power the Next Generation of Gaming and Esports in Australia" Dell 7:37 AM
  • "Symphony Technology Group Enters Definitive Agreement with Dell Technologies to Acquire RSA" Dell 7:37 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Takes Innovation to the Edge, Helps Customers Realize Competitive Insights" Dell 7:37 AM
  • "HP Joins Initiative to Establish Industry‚ÄźStandard Benchmarks for Printer Security" HP 7:37 AM
  • "IBM Power Systems Certified for SAP HANA® Enterprise Cloud as a provider for large SAP HANA systems" PRNewswire 9:29 AM
  • "Oracle Cloud Applications Achieves FedRAMP Moderate Authorization" PRNewswire 8:07 AM
Microsoft
  • "Kaspersky Says It Had Nothing To Do With Microsoft's Botched KB4524244 Update" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Admits To Serious Windows 10 Profile Bug And Offers This Fix" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Windows as a Service: A method of life cycle management" BetaNews 3:14 PM
  • "Macquarie Telecom to offer cloud services out of Microsoft Azure" ZDNet 3:10 PM
  • "Hands on: Microsoft's Office app for Android is tuned for the smartphone generation" PCWorld 10:26 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Office app arrives on iOS and Android with mobile-friendly features" The Verge 10:27 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Office mobile app and promises new features to simplify smartphone tasks" GeekWire 10:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Dynamics 365 update is focused on harnessing data" TechCrunch 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Dynamics 365 services apply AI to finance and project operations" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Windows 10: How long will your next feature update take to install?" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft to Host Mixed Reality Dev Event" Thurrott 7:18 AM
  • "New Windows phone? Emperion Windows 10 on Arm Nebulus 'runs Android apps'" ZDNet 7:10 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "The Trump campaign reportedly hired a former employee of Cambridge Analytica — the company that misused Facebook data to sway the 2016 election" Business Insider 3:10 PM
  • "Germany wants to make social media firms report illegal content to police" CNET 3:06 PM
  • "The Broadband Industry Is Suing Maine Over a Web Privacy Law: Groups claim the state law, scheduled to take effect in July, violates First Amendment protections and the Supremacy Clause of the constitution." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:06 PM
  • "T-Mobile claims it didn't lie about 4G coverage, says FCC measured wrong" Ars Technica 11:48 AM
  • "U.S. urges EU to use 5G by Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, seen on par with Huawei" Reuters 8:02 AM
  • "Exclusive: Vodafone, Telecom Italia offer rivals access to some sites to ease EU concerns - EU paper" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "EU wants to create a single market for European data" The Next Web 10:27 AM
  • "EU introduces AI strategy to build 'ecosystem of trust'" VentureBeat 8:00 AM
  • "Lacking Its Own Digital Giants, Europe Plans New Approach: The European Union outlined proposals to bolster its digital economy and keep it from being overly reliant on foreign companies." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Facebook accused of downplaying IP value in $9bn US tax case" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Barr Takes Aim at Legal Shield Enjoyed by Google, Facebook" Bloomberg 7:51 AM
  • "Judge dismisses Huawei suit challenging US government's equipment ban" CNET 7:49 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why the new Office app for Android is perfect for me" Android Central 9:46 AM
  • "The People With Power on Google's Policy Team" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:29 AM
  • "Best free antivirus 2020: Keep your PC safe without spending a dime" PCWorld 7:59 AM
  • "HP Envy 13 review: A slim, light, and inexpensive workhorse with discrete graphics" PCWorld 7:59 AM
  • "First sushi, now manga — will AI ruin great Japanese inventions?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:59 AM
  • "IT experts use 'risky' practices when it comes to security" GearBrain 7:48 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite review: An affordable flagship done right" Android Authority 7:34 AM
  • "Foldable phones can't catch a break, mainly because they keep breaking: Will they ever be durable and cheap enough for most people?" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook's proposed regulations are just things it's already doing: And yet they're still better than what some governments are proposing" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook's content proposals are too weak" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Dish Network floats merger with DirecTV over pace of cord-cutting" The Verge 3:03 PM
  • "Tim Draper puts $1M into the Aragon blockchain project to create digital courts" TechCrunch 11:23 AM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint Work to Renegotiate Merger Price" Market Realist 10:27 AM
  • "Google acquires Cornerstone Technology for mainframe migration" ZDNet 3:10 PM
  • "Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone" TechCrunch 9:30 AM
  • "BluBracket scores $6.5M seed to help secure code in distributed environments" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "U.S. merger within reach, D.Telekom CEO goes on offensive" Reuters 8:01 AM
  • "Twitter acquires Stories photo and video editor maker Chroma Labs" Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "Whatfix raises $32 million to drive digital adoption of enterprise apps" VentureBeat 7:42 AM
  • "Outrider raises $53 million to develop autonomous truck technology" VentureBeat 7:42 AM
  • "Online learning marketplace Udemy raises $50M at a $2B valuation from Japanese publisher Benesse" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "Google parent pulls the plug on power-generating kite project" Ars Technica 9:46 AM
  • "Alphabet winds down energy kite division: Makani's tech could be taken on by Shell" The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "ForgePoint raises a massive new $450M fund for early stage cybersecurity startups" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
  • "Embracer to buy U.S games developer Saber Interactive for up to $525 million" Reuters 7:11 AM
  • "SoftBank to borrow $4.5 billion using domestic telco's shares as collateral" Reuters 7:11 AM
  • "SoftBank will use telco shares as collateral to secure $4.5 billion in loans" ZDNet 7:11 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq book record close as Fed signals strong economy with one eye on coronavirus: Fed policy makers emphasize their hope to provide some rate stability for markets and the economy after three rate cuts in 2019" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Nasdaq, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs as China Pledges to Boost Economy: The Nasdaq and S&P 500 close at record highs as China moves to boost its economy as the coronavirus outbreak claims more than 2,000 lives." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks hit records as Tesla, Virgin Galactic soar: Musk's Tesla and Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket higher" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Climb as China Pledges to Support Businesses: Indexes hovering near all-time highs despite disruption caused by coronavirus outbreak; oil prices rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets rise as Japan's export data not as bad as feared: Nikkei posts strong gain; stocks tick up in Hong Kong, Shanghai as new coronavirus cases slow" MarketWatch 8:25 AM
  • "Puma leads European stocks higher as investors shake off Apple warning: Deutsche Telekom shares rise after results" MarketWatch 8:25 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 3:50 PM; no changes since 10:40 AM CST)
  • "10 Analytics and AI Startups You Should Know About"
  • "Harnessing Big Data: Can Our Laws and Policies Keep Up?"
New York Times (Updated 3:50 PM CST)
  • "Aircraft, Big and Small, Are Changing Our Relationship With Flight"
  • "Court Rejects Huawei's Challenge to U.S. Limits"
PC Magazine (Updated 3:50 PM CST)
  • "Sling TV Loses Subscribers for First Time Amid Streaming Wars"
  • "Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Is America's First Unlocked All-Carrier 5G Phone"
  • "Sony Pulls Out of PAX East Gaming Show, Citing Coronavirus"
  • "Save Up to 70 Percent on QuickBooks Online"
  • "Microsoft's All-In-One Office Mobile App Now Available for Everyone"
  • "GTA IV Is Returning to Steam Without Multiplayer"
  • "Are You Addicted to Your Phone?"
  • "As Photoshop Turns 30, Adobe Rolls Out Some Feature Tweaks"
  • "Kingston IronKey D300 Flash Drive Is Secure Enough for NATO"
  • "Gigabyte Updates Its Ultra-Compact Brix PC With 10th-Gen Intel Chips" ...
Reuters (Updated 3:50 PM CST)
  • "Exclusive: Google users in UK to lose EU data protection - sources"
  • "Should Facebook, Google be liable for user posts? asks U.S. Attorney General Barr"
  • "Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru to eliminate roaming charges"
  • "EU bets on industrial data, new rules to catch up in global tech"
  • "Dish tops forecasts with fewer pay TV subscribers lost"
  • "T-Mobile owner sets sights on becoming U.S. number one"
  • "We can live with German, EU ideas on vendor regulation: Deutsche Telekom"
  • "Lyft resumes shared electric bike rentals in NYC"
  • "Regulators need to get up to speed on digital currencies"
  • "Malaysian firm offers AI-based profiling of Chinese visitors for virus"
ZDNet (Updated 3:50 PM CST)
  • "AFP vows to damage tech giant reputations if found obstructing law enforcement"
  • "Google's AI chief explains machine learning for chip design"
  • "Macquarie Telecom to offer cloud services out of Microsoft Azure"
  • "The life-changing feature that makes the iPhone 11 Pro Max stand out"
  • "Google releases first Android 11 developer preview"
  • "Google acquires Cornerstone Technology for mainframe migration"
  • "WordPress botnet deploys anti-adblocker script to make sure its spammy ads are profitable"
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