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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft opens the door to native ARM apps on Windows 10: It promises faster, more powerful third-party apps for the young platform." Engadget 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's friendly new A.I wants to figure out what you want — before you ask" Digital Trends 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft admits Cortana is an epic failure by shamelessly selling Amazon Echo Dot" BetaNews 11:45 AM
  • "Now you can buy Amazon Echo devices from Microsoft" SlashGear 9:00 AM
  • "AMD launches a mid-range Radeon RX 590 GPU for those who don't want to spend much" MySmartPrice 9:13 AM
  • "The fabulous life of billionaire Michael Dell, who is once again fighting with Carl Icahn over the future of his company" Business Insider 11:45 AM
  • "Google looks to former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian to move cloud business along" TechCrunch 11:51 AM
  • "Can Oracle Outdo Google? Or, What You Need To Know About A Cloud-Based Talent Management System." Forbes 2:51 PM
  • "Cisco's CEO surprised employees with emails about mental illness after the June suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain: Cisco's CEO wants to make mental health a priority and reduce stigma among his 75,000 employees." CNBC 9:15 AM
  • "Review: Intel's 9th Gen Core i9 9900K processor hits 5GHz—just at a price" Ars Technica 11/17
  • "Microsoft starts testing ads in Windows 10 default email app: The beta version of the company's Mail client for Windows 10 was found pushing ads right at the top of the inbox. Microsoft has now turned off these ads." Hindustan Times 11/17
  • "Microsoft Realizes We Don't Actually Want Ads in Our Mail and Gmail Is Just an Exception" Gizmodo 11/17
  • "Report: Microsoft Working On A Radical New Xbox For 2019" Forbes 11/17
  • "Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian to head Google Cloud" PTI 11/17
  • "Oracle's Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene at Google Cloud" Reuters 11/17
General Interest
  • "With Facebook at 'War,' Zuckerberg Adopts More Aggressive Style: New approach causes turmoil, driving several key executives from the company and creating tensions with longtime Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:04 PM
  • "Facebook and Twitter should fund an independent watchdog to police fake news, report claims" Telegraph 6:15 PM
  • "Facebook's former security chief stands up for the social network, calls for change" Mashable 6:04 PM
  • "Barnes & Noble's latest Nook tablet can turn into a makeshift laptop" Engadget 2:42 PM
  • "Original 'Diablo' developer calls out Blizzard for disrespecting its employees" Digital Trends 10:12 AM
  • "The 'secret sister' gift exchange on Facebook is actually an illegal pyramid scheme" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "Strong National Museum of Play recognizes herstory: The Strong Museum opened its Women in Games exhibit today as part of its National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. And to celebrate the untold stories of women in video games, the Strong held a unique gathering of the women who made 'herstory' in video games." VentureBeat 11/17
  • "Amazon begins hiring for top secret new device" Telegraph 11/17
  • "Zuckerberg Defends Company in Friday Meeting with Employees" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/17
  • "Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats' Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/17
  • "Tech loyalty threatens productivity in the workplace: There is disconnect between the tech that workers want and what leadership is providing - and employees are not backing down." ZDNet 11/17
  • "Google may add public comments for searches" Engadget 11/17
  • "Behind Google Cloud Chief's Departure, Tensions With Execs" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11/17
  • "Facebook says steep rise in data requests from Indian gov't" Associated Press 11/17
  • "Rumored Mid-Range Pixel Leaks" Thurrott 11/16
  • "Google's AI system can grade prostate cancer cells with 70% accuracy" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "Google Play Protect analyzes every Android app that it can find on the internet" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Google Patent for Dynamically Updated Clipboard Could Help Gmail Users Avoid Common Drafting Errors" MySmartPrice 11/16
  • "Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene steps down, to be replaced by former Oracle exec" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Google Assistant call screening is now rolling out for the Pixel 2 and 2 XL" The Verge 11/16
  • "Google's next Wear OS update does even more to extend battery life" Engadget 11/16
  • "AWS rolls out new security feature to prevent accidental S3 data leaks" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Alexa's new Wake-on-LAN feature turns on smart devices over local networks" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "Facebook is testing a Watch Party-like feature for Messenger" Engadget 11/16
  • "Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook's 'borderline' content filtering plan" Engadget 11/16
  • "Facebook Messenger reportedly testing a Watch Videos Together feature" The Verge 11/16
  • "Facebook's latest scandal has Washington's full attention" The Verge 11/16
  • "Facebook has other ties to Definers, the GOP-led opposition research group" TechCrunch 11/16
  • "Qualcomm reportedly hired crisis PR firm behind Facebook controversy" Engadget 11/16
  • "Samsung's free Galaxy phone themes won't be free anymore" Engadget 11/16
  • "Weather Up syncs with your calendar to show event forecasts" The Verge 11/16
  • "Verizon now lets you use up to five numbers on your phone" The Verge 11/16
  • "Wi-Charge harnesses light to free Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini smart speakers from power cords" TechHive 11/16
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project" Reuters 11/16
  • "Sports streaming service DAZN adds baseball with MLB deal" Engadget 11/16
  • "Gameband officially throws in the towel on crowdfunded wearable" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "Over 200 artists got together to remake Shrek" The Verge 11/16
  • "Talking Turkey: Presenting the best movies to stream over the Thanksgiving holiday" TechHive 11/16
  • "Ford's future includes self-driving deliveries and taxi services" Engadget 11/16
  • "Will Tesla open up its Supercharger network in Europe?" Engadget 11/16
Press Releases
  • "IBM Expands Its Partnership with ServiceNow to Serve Multicloud Enterprises: Cloud leaders extend partnership to help optimize IT infrastructure for multi-cloud environments" PRNewswire 11/16
  • "IBM Introduces New Services to Automate Cloud Migration: New automation tools help simplify and accelerate migration to hybrid cloud" PRNewswire 11/16
  • "Spinnaker Support chosen by CIOReview as one of the 20 most promising Oracle solution providers of 2018" PRNewswire 11/16
Microsoft
  • "Apple iCloud installation blocked on Windows 10 October 2018 update and vice versa" MSPoweruser 2:38 PM
  • "Microsoft could release a disc-less Xbox One" TechCrunch 11/17
  • "Microsoft is now selling Amazon's Echo devices" The Verge 11/17
  • "Microsoft is Now Selling Amazon Echo Smart Speakers" Thurrott 11/17
  • "Microsoft's new experimental app is all about imitating emojis" Engadget 11/16
  • "Microsoft made an app to rate your facial expressions against emojis" The Verge 11/16
  • "Microsoft May Drop The Optical Disc Drive in Next-year's Xbox One" CDR Info 11/16
  • "Microsoft could be about to hit users of Windows 10's Mail app with ads -- unless they pay up" BetaNews 11/16
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 11/16
  • "Microsoft is retiring HockeyApp on November 16, 2019" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "Social circles pose more risks online than strangers: Microsoft study" ZeeBiz 11/16
  • "Microsoft opens the door to better Windows on ARM apps" The Verge 11/16
  • "Microsoft Whiteboard for Education is coming soon to Windows 10 PCs and iPads" OnMSFT 11/16
  • "Microsoft brings design changes to the Mail and Calendar app with the latest update" MSPoweruser 11/16
  • "Nintendo and Microsoft confirm E3 attendance in wake of PlayStation no-show" Eurogamer 11/16
  • "Microsoft highlights quality updates in latest Translator update" gHacks 11/16
  • "The difference between Windows 10 'feature updates' and 'quality updates'" Windows Central 11/16
  • "Microsoft's Surface Headphones Now Available For Pre-Order" UberGizmo 11/16
  • "Microsoft launches 'Microsoft Area' in Sloane Square" MSPoweruser 11/16
  • "Why this $19 Microsoft Excel course could be your ticket to a promotion" Mashable 11/16
  • "Great news! Microsoft Paint will now automatically recover your unsaved images" MSPoweruser 11/16
  • "Microsoft and Xbox will be at E3 2019, Sony and PlayStation won't be" OnMSFT 11/16
  • "How to set new defaults for Windows 10" IT PRO (UK) 11/16
  • "Microsoft Now Allows ARM64 Apps in the Windows 10 Store: Firm announces official support for Windows 10 on ARM apps" Softpedia 11/16
  • "Microsoft Outlook Down for Some Users: Signing in issues reported by several users worldwide" Softpedia 11/16
  • "Microsoft acquires XOXCO, bot making company, to bolster conversational AI across products" Financial Express 11/16
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Singapore to collaborate with Canada, US on cybersecurity" ZDNet 8:54 AM
  • "Facebook Fallout Ruptures Democrats' Longtime Alliance With Silicon Valley" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/17
  • "Trump signs bill that creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency" ZDNet 11/16
  • "Slow Netflix, YouTube streaming? Big telcos quizzed over bandwidth throttling" ZDNet 11/16
  • "FCC ruling will help make smartphone GPS more accurate" Engadget 11/16
  • "Filing reveals sealed charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange" Engadget 11/16
  • "U.S. prosecutors get indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "FCC lets U.S. phones access EU satellites for 3-foot location accuracy" VentureBeat 11/16
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "5G mobile: Why dialling down the hype is the smartest move" ZDNet 6:04 PM
  • "Facebook's executive trainwreck" Axios 2:59 PM
  • "Huawei Mate 20 review: One of the best phones the US is missing out on" Android Police 2:51 PM
  • "Help Me, Laptop: What's the Best Max-Q Gaming Laptop?" LAPTOP Magazine 11:45 AM
  • "Making classic games more approachable should be the norm: SNK and Nintendo are doing it right" The Verge 10:12 AM
  • "Geek: In the market for a new computer? Here are some tips" Odessa American 8:57 AM
  • "If you hate the new Gmail version that Google is forcing on users, here's a trick to make your Gmail look old again" Business Insider 8:52 AM
  • "Tetris Effect is perfect for people overwhelmed by modern video games" The Verge 8:38 AM
  • "Inside the Pricey War to Influence Your Instagram Feed" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:06 AM
  • "You can't underestimate a billion people [#acpodcast] Android Central 11/17
  • "Facebook's former CSO says that the US must 'come together to protect' democracy from misinformation" The Verge 11/17
  • "Common multi monitor problems, and how to fix them: Multi-monitor issues? Here's how to resolve them" Digital Trends 11/17
  • "Email on mobile sucks, but it'll get better in the next 10 years" The Next Web 11/17
  • "A year later, Amazon still won't sell Google Chromecasts because huge companies are hugely petty" Android Police 11/17
  • "Review: Plantronics Rig 800 LX and 500 Pro HX Gaming Headsets" Thurrott 11/17
  • "Surface Headphones review: Comfortable with awesome audio, but noise cancellation needs work" Android Central 11/17
  • "Fossil Sport review: This featherweight Fossil might be the lean smartwatch you've been waiting for" Digital Trends 11/17
  • "Google Maps is the new social network: While Twitter tumbles and Facebook flounders, Google Maps has emerged as the best social network for businesses." Computerworld 11/17
  • "Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg isn't accountable to anyone, so it's time Congress took away the source of his power" Business Insider 11/17
  • "Google, Second Fiddle in Cloud Computing, Needs a New Tune" Bloomberg 11/16
  • "HP Spectre Folio First Impressions" Thurrott 11/16
  • "The Scientists Who Make Apps Addictive: Tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to keep us returning to their products. But some of the psychologists who developed the science of persuasion are worried about how it is being used" 1843 Magazine 11/16
  • "The kilogram has officially been redefined" Engadget 11/16
  • "AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners" Engadget 11/16
  • "Most Americans believe algorithms will always be biased" Engadget 11/16
  • "Major SMS security lapse is a reminder to use authenticator apps instead" The Verge 11/16
  • "The Vergecast: Amazon's HQ2 backlash, Facebook's everything backlash, and the Gigafactory" The Verge 11/16
  • "OnePlus 6T tips: The 10 features to check out first" PCWorld 11/16
  • "Logitech G502 Hero review: A slight improvement on an old standard" PCWorld 11/16
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Bradesco agrees blockchain deal with Japan's largest bank" ZDNet 11/17
  • "Citrix $200 Million Sapho Buy Bolsters Digital Workspace Strategy" eWeek 11/16
  • "BlackBerry to acquire AI-powered cybersecurity startup Cylance for $1.4 billion" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "MapAnything raises $42.5 million for location of things platform" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "BlackBerry to acquire AI-powered cybersecurity startup Cylance for $1.4 billion" VentureBeat 11/16
  • "BlackBerry is buying Cylance for $1.4 billion to continue its push into cybersecurity" TechCrunch 11/16
  • "Uber's financials, Qualtric's $8B exit and what's going on at WeWork" TechCrunch 11/16
  • "Habana Labs raises $75M for AI processors, including Intel investment" Converge! 11/16
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks close mostly higher as Trump comments spark optimism over trade: Nasdaq pressured by Nvidia's double-digit slide" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "Dow Ends Higher on Dovish Trump Tariff Comments; Nasdaq Falls: The Dow ended higher Friday after President Trump made dovish comments on the trade war with China." TheStreet 11/16
  • "Dow Leads Stock Market Today As These 5 Big Caps Rally: The key market indexes ended mixed after sharply paring early losses in the stock market today. The Nasdaq was in the black heading into the close, but gave up its gains to finish mildly in the red." Investor's Business Daily 11/16
  • "Dow gains momentum following Trump trade comments" FOXBusiness 11/16
  • "U.S. Stocks Set for Weekly Loss in Volatile Trading: Disappointing results from Nvidia and Nordstrom spook investors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/16
  • "Asian markets mixed, as chip-maker stocks fall: Nikkei dips, while Hong Kong scratches out a win and mainland China stocks gain" MarketWatch 11/16
  • "European stocks dragged lower by tech, Brexit concerns: ASML, AstraZeneca among the big decliners" MarketWatch 11/16



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Reuters (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project"
  • "Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources"
  • "Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene"
  • "U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations"
  • "U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties"
  • "VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan"
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