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Computer Industry
  • "What makes Microsoft tick? Microsoft has morphed into an interesting blend of practicality and aspiration these days. Here's what that meant for the company in 2018 and how it could shape Redmond in 2019" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "MS-Linux? Lindows? Could Microsoft release a desktop Linux? Yes, yes they could. And I would no longer bet they won't. Here's why." ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft 365 For Consumers Reportedly In The Works" UberGizmo 7:10 AM
  • "Update now! Microsoft and Adobe's December 2018 Patch Tuesday is here" Sophos 7:10 AM
  • "Intel reveals Sunny Cove chip and finally gets its 10nm stuff together: End of 2019 could usher in some interesting Core chips" The Inquirer 6:05 AM
  • "Intel unveils Sunny Cove 10nm architecture slated for 2019 - late 2019: Sunny Cove architecture will sit at heart of 10nm Core and Xeon Intel CPUs" Computing 7:12 AM
  • "Intel Xe is the name of its new discrete GPU... not Graphics McGraphicscardface" PCGamesN 6:13 AM
  • "Intel will be branding its discrete GPUs as the Xe product line" Hexus 6:22 AM
  • "Intel unveils innovations and technologies at Architecture Day 2018" DigiTimes 6:24 AM
  • "Intel Unveils 10-Nanometer Sunny Cove Processors For 2019: Will They Power Future MacBooks?" Tech Times 6:22 AM
  • "Linux Is Already In Good Shape For The New Features Of Intel Gen11 Graphics & Icelake" phoronix 7:26 AM
  • "AMD's new 18.12.2 Adrenalin 2019 Edition drivers go live with a massive feature list" Neowin 12:02 PM
  • "Features: Bad buys, bad buys. Whatcha gonna do..." TechSpot 6:13 AM
  • "Michael Dell to take company public on 28 December after shareholders back deal: Dell's wrestle with activist investors to list company on NYSE seemingly reaching conclusion" Channelnomics 6:11 AM
  • "Nvidia aims Jetson AGX Xavier at powering everything from drones to clever robots: Expect to see the chip in a delivery drone from the near-future" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Deep-sea explorers turn to Dell to power fleet of intelligent vessels: The Arggonauts are among the finalists competing for the $7 million International Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE" Computerworld UK 6:12 AM
  • "HP India to give education a big push in 2019: MD Sumeer Chandra" The Economic Times 7:26 AM
  • "IBM on what's coming in AI: more trust, less bias and a quantum boost" SiliconANGLE 6:23 AM
General Interest
  • "Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail: Group breaches SMS-protected accounts. It's still testing attacks against 2fa apps." Ars Technica 5:00 PM
  • "Tinder and OkCupid have given up on finding you a soul mate. Their ads even admit it." Washington Post 4:25 PM
  • "Facebook, Under Scrutiny, Pays Out Largest Bug Bounty Yet" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:11 PM
  • "YouTube is purging fake subscribers this week" 9to5Google 2:32 PM
  • "NVIDIA and RED bring 8K video editing to the masses: CUDA-powered decoding will make it snappy and fluid." Engadget 12:03 PM
  • "Opera's long-awaited blockchain assault begins with Android: Store your Bitcoin. Surf the web." The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "The 'father of the internet' says that Google employee backlash to its defense work was just 'a lot of misunderstanding'" Business Insider 6:11 PM
  • "Google says it limits sales of facial recognition tools for ethical reasons" ZDNet 4:22 PM
  • "Google Shopping launches in India" VentureBeat 6:04 AM
  • "Monster Galaxy S10 leak reveals new details about the phone, including launch dates and pricing" BGR 7:05 AM
  • "Samsung announces two new laptop models under its Notebook 9 Pen lineup" Neowin 6:03 AM
  • "Samsung can't get its social media teams to stop using iPhones" BGR 7:58 AM
  • "YouTube's Rewind 2018 becomes the site's most disliked video ever: There are some notable omissions from YouTube's round-up of defining moments." Engadget 6:05 AM
  • "Amazon aims to open checkout-free Go stores in office lobbies: New compact outlets could help you get lunch in record time." Engadget 6:07 AM
  • "Google's Chromecast returns to Amazon, but it still lacks Prime Video: It's available one whole year after it was first announced" The Verge 6:12 AM
  • "Amazon finally puts Google's Chromecast back on its virtual shelves: It's been a year since Amazon promised to add Chromecasts back to its platform." Engadget 6:12 AM
  • "Amazon finally selling Chromecasts, Chromecast Ultra devices again: One year after the listings reappeared, devices are ready to ship." Ars Technica 7:51 AM
  • "Amazon extends its free US shipping period to December 18th: Prime Now is offering free two-hour deliveries until midnight on Christmas Eve." Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "'Pokémon Go' players can finally fight against each other: All players level 10 and above can participate." Engadget 6:07 AM
  • "Vitaminwater will pay you $100,000 if you give up your smartphone for a full year" BGR 6:07 AM
  • "Puma is bringing back its 1980s 'smart shoes' because why not" BGR 6:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Lead Management Software Market 2018 — Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle" Industry News Insights 6:24 AM
  • "Global IPaaS Market 2018 — Dell Boomi, Informatica, Mulesoft, Snaplogic, Celigo, IBM, Oracle, Jitterbit" Industry News Insights 6:24 AM
  • "InnerVoice Receives AI for Accessibility Grant from Microsoft" PRWeb 6:25 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft launches AI-powered Hummingbird news app on the Play Store" Neowin 12:15 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Go, a hybrid Windows laptop for work and play: Two-in-one device is thin, light and adequate for regular office use" Gulf News 6:25 AM
  • "Why Doesn't Microsoft Just Give Up on Cortana?" How-To Geek 6:25 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Tech giants appear compliant with Australia's anti-avoidance tax law" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "T-Mobile lied to the FCC about its 4G coverage, small carriers say/FCC filing: T-Mobile claimed to cover areas where it hadn't installed 4G cells." Ars Technica 12:15 PM
  • "California considers a texting tax: The surcharge would boost programs that assist low earners." Engadget 7:04 AM
  • "EU court cuts Deutsche Telekom antitrust fine by a third" Reuters 6:36 AM
  • "Democrats Want Internet Companies to Be Liable for Data Loss Like Banks and Hospitals" Gizmodo 6:05 AM
  • "EU votes to make refrigerators more repairable" iFixit 6:04 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "HP Spectre Folio Review" Thurrott 4:22 PM
  • "What To Expect From the First 5G Phones" Tech.pinions 10:35 AM
  • "Love the hardware, hate the UI: The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid/Smooth, quiet ride is paired with clunky and outdated infotainment system." Ars Technica 7:04 AM
  • "The Morning After: The PlayStation Classic review" Engadget 6:05 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Red Hat Acquires NooBaa For Multicloud Data Platform" Seeking Alpha 5:33 PM
  • "Minted lands $208M Series E from Permira and T. Rowe Price" TechCrunch 10:23 AM
  • "Lazada CEO steps down after nine months on job: In a move the e-commerce operator has described as a 'leadership succession plan', Lucy Peng has been replaced by company veteran Pierre Poignant just months after she was appointed CEO in March 2018." ZDNet 6:04 AM
  • "Chorus.ai raises $33 million for AI that listens in on sales calls" VentureBeat 6:04 AM
  • "Glose raises $3.4 million for its collaborative reading app" TechCrunch 6:03 AM
  • "Celect raises $15 million to help stores predict sales with AI" VentureBeat 6:04 AM
  • "Grab lands $150M for Yamaha Motor to double down on motorbike on-demand services" TechCrunch 6:03 AM
  • "Wandelbots raises $6.8M to make programming a robot as easy as putting on a jacket" TechCrunch 6:03 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks close mostly lower as trade-fueled rally fizzles out: Trump reiterates desire for the Fed to stop raising interest rates" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Mixed After Late Rally; GE, P&G Gain: Stocks were mixed on Thursday as Wall Street monitors easing trade tensions between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Banks, retailers take stocks lower; smaller companies sink" Associated Press 2:16 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: US stocks drift to a mostly lower close" Associated Press 3:59 PM
  • "Blue Chips Edge Higher in Choppy Session for U.S. Stocks: Investors weigh signs of improving U.S.-China trade relations; GE shares jump" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asia stocks rally into a second day with Hong Kong markets in the lead" MarketWatch 6:57 AM
  • "Solid gains for Europe markets as oil climbs, U.S.-China trade optimism grows: Inditex among big decliners after results disappoint" MarketWatch 6:57 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 2:15 PM CST)
  • "5 Machine Learning Resolutions for 2019"
  • "Top 5 Principles in Becoming 'Agile' During Digital Transformation"
New York Times (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Taylor Swift Said to Use Facial Recognition to Identify Stalkers"
  • "Virgin Galactic Rocket Ship Reaches Space, a Milestone in Space Tourism"
  • "Dans les écoles françaises, la leçon du jour : à quel tweet se fier ?"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "Hoax Email Bomb Threat Causes Alarm Across the US"
  • "Google Hits Pause On Selling Facial Recognition Tech Over Abuse Fears"
  • "Taylor Swift Used Facial Recognition to Thwart Stalkers"
  • "Tumblr's iOS App Returns to App Store as Porn Ban Looms"
  • "Find a Lime Scooter, Bike Inside Google Maps App"
  • "Amazon Patent Tips Doorbell Cams Linked to Photo Databases"
  • "The Top Holiday Gifts for iPhone Lovers"
  • "Three Years Later, Google Chromecast Is Back on Amazon"
  • "21 Beautifully Designed Tech Gifts for Discerning Geeks"
  • "Amazon Extends Free Holiday Shipping Offer" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:55 PM CST)
  • "GE's digital unit to sell majority stake in ServiceMax"
  • "Bitcoin ransoms just are not what they used to be"
  • "Evidence of Apple switch ruled inadmissible in Qualcomm antitrust case"
  • "Pantera says some tokens in portfolio likely noncompliant with SEC rules"
  • "Starbucks sales growth to be steady despite UberEats deal, plans for China expansion"
  • "Apple plans new $1 billion campus for Austin, Texas"
  • "Adobe's quarterly revenue surges 23 percent"
  • "Cryptocurrency project Basis to shut down and return funding to investors"
  • "YouTube, under pressure for problem content, takes down 58 million videos in quarter"
  • "Deliv signs up 20 new U.S. retailers for same-day delivery"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "NBN says 1.3 percent of FttN lines sit below 25Mbps after co-existence ends"
  • "Tech giants appear compliant with Australia's anti-avoidance tax law"
  • "Grab opens Malaysian research facility"
  • "Subtitle piracy: Will it be enforced in Australia?"
  • "They said it couldn't be done: Commonwealth Bank gives in to Apple Pay"
  • "Five Eyes alliance reportedly looping in Germany, Japan against China"
  • "Telstra and Lexus announce trial of 4G car safety communication tech"
  • "Extortion emails carrying bomb threats cause panic across the US"





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