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Computer Industry
  • "HP vows to make printing operations fully 'forest positive'" BusinessGreen 8:44 AM
  • "HP unveils security service and consumer PCs" Asian Age 8:46 AM
  • "HP Launches New Envy, ProBook Series Laptops, Unveils Reverb VR Headset" Gadgets 360 8:46 AM
  • "HPE has an idea about where you should stick your workloads... Ouch. No, definitely not there: In-house or in the cloud? Right Mix Advisor will tell you" The Register 12:13 PM
  • "Zoom, HP collaborate to create video-first UC platforms for workspaces" Telecompaper 8:46 AM
  • "Bless. It's VMware and Dell EMC's first jointly engineered hybrid cloud infrastructure solution" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "IBM, Oxford, MIT breakthrough could spell quantum-advantage for machine learning" Computerworld UK 8:54 AM
  • "IBM A/NZ is assembling a 50-strong blockchain team: Aussie supermarket chain latest to sign on to use technology." iTNews Australia 8:55 AM
  • "U.S. Energy Dept. Awards $500M Supercomputer Contract to Intel, Cray" Xconomy 8:48 AM
  • "Report: Israel's chip sales to China skyrocket as Intel expands production" Jewish News Syndicate 8:48 AM
  • "Intel and Keemotion detail the ways Yale's basketball team uses AI" VentureBeat 9:29 AM
  • "AMD's CEO was at Google's big streaming video-game unveiling, and it may hint big plans for the future" Business Insider 11:06 AM
  • "AMD Extends Gains After Google Picks Radeon GPUs for New Stadia Gaming Platform: Advanced Micro Devices shares extended gains in pre-market trading Wednesday after Alphabet said the chipmaker's Radeon GPUs, as well as its developer tools, will be used in Google's new video game streaming service Stadia." TheStreet 8:12 AM
  • "Will AMD's Google Stadia Win Pose a Threat to NVIDIA GPU Moat?" Zacks 8:50 AM
  • "AMD Analyst Says Cloud Gaming A Good Opportunity, But Stock Is 'Ahead Of Itself'" Benzinga 8:32 AM
  • "NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "New Work Suits: Fired Oracle Worker Alleges Sex, Age, Leave Bias" Bloomberg Law 8:42 AM
General Interest
  • "Artificial intelligence: Algorithms face scrutiny over potential bias" BBC 12:12 PM
  • "Guy Who Ran Verizon's Failing AOL-Yahoo Hybrid Leaving With $60 Million Golden Parachute" Gizmodo 8:26 AM
  • "Amazon releases a sub-$100 Kindle you can read in the dark" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "More mid-range Google Pixel rumors include updated specs, OLED display" Ars Technica 8:27 AM
  • "Opera for Android ships with free VPN" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Google Pay now supports 32 more US banks & credit unions" 9to5Google 10:56 AM
  • "Google Photos flaw let attackers grab users' location data" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Google to Introduce a Browser Ballot on Android in the EU" Thurrott 8:27 AM
  • "Google to start offering alternative browsers and search engines to Android users in the EU" Mashable 8:17 AM
  • "Google Mega-Fine Is About Making Tech Think Twice" Bloomberg 8:10 AM
  • "Google tweaks search after EU competition scrutiny" BBC 8:04 AM
  • "Android shake-up: Google agrees to promote rivals to its Chrome and search" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "Leaked Galaxy Fold pops up in a video with a significant seam: We'll find out if production units hold up better next month." Engadget 7:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Blockchain World Wire, a New Global Payment Network, to Support Payments and Foreign Exchange in More Than 50 Countries" PRNewswire 8:12 AM
  • "Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi launches Alliance Intelligent Cloud on Microsoft Azure" Microsoft 8:11 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Project xCloud Game Streaming May Run at Much Lower Internet Speeds Than Google Stadia" Gadgets 360 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Word reads to you: How to use the Speak and Read Aloud commands" PCWorld 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft angers ex-Windows boss: Halting Office 365 sync on his new iPhone is 'crazy'/An apparent test at Microsoft to boost Outlook app installs has really riled former Windows chief Steven Sinofsky." ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "Phil Spencer on Stadia: Google Went Big Today, We Will Go Big at E3" Thurrott 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's Browser Ballot: A Look Back (Premium)" Thurrott 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 2 bug fixes ahead of April 2019 Update" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox boss responds to Google Stadia, promises 'we will go big' for E3" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Word reads to you: How to use the Speak and Read Aloud commands" PCWorld 8:04 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Peloton hit with $150 million music licensing suit" TechCrunch 9:43 AM
  • "Republicans say they want net neutrality rules, too: The problem is, they don't want the FCC to be the cop on the beat." CNET 9:28 AM
  • "Europe-wide street protests to take place Saturday against Article 13 of EU copyright reform bill (I'll speak at the Munich demonstration)" Foss Patents 8:34 AM
  • "Congressional AI caucus co-chair calls for five-year AI plan: Congressman Jerry McNerney wants America to develop a long-term plan to resist advances made by China, India, and Russia." ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "U.S. lawmaker says tech companies must quickly remove violent content after New Zealand" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle U.S. discrimination suits" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Google's decade-long antitrust battle in Europe" Reuters 12:11 PM
  • "EU regulators fine Google 1.49 billion euros for blocking advertising rivals" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Google says it is complying with EU antitrust orders" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by Europe over online advertising" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Google fined nearly $1.7 billion for ad practices that violated European antitrust laws" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:27 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hands-on with the new $399 Oculus Rift S: More pixels, zero webcams, better fit" Ars Technica 11:05 AM
  • "I wanted to fold Huawei's foldable phone but they wouldn't let me" The Next Web 9:50 AM
  • "Actually, I want to hand over even more of my personal data to big tech: But thanks to Facebook and Google, even good-intentioned tech companies are now afraid to get to know me too well." Fast Company 9:28 AM
  • "HP's latest Spectre x360 is an excellent laptop with one major flaw" The Verge 9:28 AM
  • "Six Female Techs Changing the Face of Repair" iFixit 8:36 AM
  • "How Online Disinformation Affects the Real World: In this week's CYBER podcast, we delve into the past, present, and future of disinformation operations." Motherboard 8:33 AM
  • "Google Made Chromecast Cool Again" Gizmodo 9:28 AM
  • "Google could conquer gaming by having nothing to lose: Every other gaming company is too scared to disrupt consoles and PCs." Fast Company 8:56 AM
  • "Google's Stadia looks like an early beta of the future of gaming: A lot of questions remain unanswered" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Open Source growing pains: Is Open Core the answer?" ZDNet 8:18 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2019) review: We've finally run out of complaints" CNET 8:04 AM
  • "Facebook's blockchain cryptocurrency could mean big money – and kill 'fake news'" Computerworld 8:03 AM
  • "Why Tech Platforms Don't Treat All Terrorism the Same" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:57 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "NS8 raises $26 million to combat ecommerce fraud" VentureBeat 10:58 AM
  • "Step into spring with brand new Apple Watch bands" Cult of Mac 8:33 AM
  • "Movius raises $45 million for cloud-based BYOD services" VentureBeat 8:22 AM
  • "Thinknum raises $11.6 million to expand its financial modeling tools" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "Point raises $122 million to extend equity financing to homeowners and buyers" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "MakeSpace raises $30 million to pick up and stow your stuff" VentureBeat 8:21 AM
  • "Markforged raises $82 million for its industrial 3D printers" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Blameless emerges from stealth with $20M investment to help companies transition to SRE" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Portworx raises $27M Series C for its cloud-native data management platform" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "Abstract, a versioning platform that helps designers work like developers, raises $30M" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
  • "Opendoor raises $300M on a $3.8B valuation for its home marketplace" TechCrunch 8:09 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock futures struggle for direction as investors await Fed decision: FedEx shares down more than 6% after disappointing results" MarketWatch 8:39 AM
  • "Global Stocks Weaken Ahead of New Round of U.S.-China Trade Talks: A policy decision is expected from the Federal Reserve later Wednesday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:38 AM
  • "Asian markets largely down as investors take wait-and-see approach: Traders await Fed meeting amid conflicting signals on U.S.-China trade talks" MarketWatch 8:38 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:45 AM CDT; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "Lead with Purpose: Data, Analytics Cultural Challenges"
  • "The Time is Now: AI for Everyone"
  • "Empowering Women in the Workplace 365 Days a Year"
New York Times (Updated 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "Google Fined $1.7 Billion by E.U. for Unfair Advertising Rules"
  • "Disney Moves From Behemoth to Colossus With Closing of Fox Deal"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "MoviePass $9.95 Unlimited Plan Is Back, But..."
  • "Opera for Android With Built-In VPN Now Available"
  • "YouTube Leads in Mobile Traffic—and in Extremism"
Reuters (Updated 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction"
  • "Google says it is complying with EU antitrust orders"
  • "EU's Vestager says Google rivals more visible after changes"
  • "EU regulators fine Google 1.49 billion euros for blocking advertising rivals"
  • "Toyota, Suzuki charge up partnership for electric cars"
  • "Nordic metals firm Hydro restoring systems after cyber attack"
  • "Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle U.S. discrimination suits"
  • "U.S. lawmaker says tech companies must quickly remove violent content after New Zealand"
  • "SAP signals cloud intent as it ousts top in-house programmers"
  • "Italy to extend golden share powers to 5G technologies: League party"
ZDNet (Updated 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "Google hit with €1.49 billion antitrust fine by Europe over online advertising"
  • "CUJO Smart Firewall vulnerabilities exposed home networks to critical attacks"
  • "Android shake-up: Google agrees to promote rivals to its Chrome and search"
  • "Congressional AI caucus co-chair calls for five-year AI plan"
  • "Open Source growing pains: Is Open Core the answer?"
  • "Why the larger trackpad has MacBook Pro's owners unhappy"
  • "Crypto country: Ex-Soviet state Belarus uses bitcoin bubble to boost its tech sector"
  • "Bank hackers team up to spread financial Trojans worldwide"





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