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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passes away aged 65: Tech pioneer died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma" The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "Paul Allen Thought Like a Hacker and Never Stopped Dreaming" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:44 PM
  • "Bill Gates remembers Paul Allen: 'Microsoft would never have happened without Paul'" The Verge 3:05 PM
  • "Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, dies at 65" Computerworld 3:05 PM
  • "Windows 10 BSOD problems: Microsoft offers up driver fix for HP crashes/Blue screen of death crashes fixed by removing HP keyboard driver with known compatibility issues." ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Makes Patent Pledge as Part of Plan to Embrace Linux" eWeek 10:45 AM
  • "Intel's 9th-gen processors can swallow 128GB of RAM: Baaaaahlimey that's a lot of RAM, ewe probably said" The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "Intel Reduces ASML Stake: Sells off bulk of what was previously a $4 billion, 10% share" EE Times Asia 7:00 AM
  • "Arm and Intel Partner to Ease IoT Challenges" Tech.pinions 8:25 AM
  • "Rolls Royce teams up with Intel to turn ships into floating data centres: Rolls Royce will use AI powered by Intel's Xeon Gold processors and SSDs for memory" V3 8:25 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-8700K review: Intel's hexa-core processor rises above Ryzen" TechRadar UK 8:22 AM
  • "AMD Cuts Ryzen 7 2700X's Price Ahead of Intel 9900K Launch" ExtremeTech 8:25 AM
  • "Dell maintains plans to go public despite Icahn opposition" Reuters 1:39 PM
  • "Icahn prepares challenge to Dell plan to go public" Telecompaper 8:21 AM
  • "Dell Tech: We'll let shareholders vote on VMware reverse merger in Q4" The Register 2:18 PM
  • "Massive Dell 49-inch curved ultra-wide monitor $1,700" Geeky Gadgets 8:21 AM
  • "Lenovo And HP Make Up Nearly Half Of PC Sales" eTeknix 8:22 AM
  • "HP dangles subscription hardware at power users: Need SSD RAID, i9 or a GPU? Join our Z Club, says Inky" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "Hands-on with the HP ENVY x360 convertible laptop: a true thin and light/HP has yet another x360, and this time, it's an ENVY. The new thin and light convertible will go on sale from November this year with a starting price of Rs 60,990." digit.in 8:22 AM
  • "HP's new ENVY x360 convertible comes with Active Pen support, Gorilla Glass touchscreen display: Price in India/Expanding its premium portfolio, HP Inc. on Tuesday launched the HP ENVY x360 convertible powered by AMD Ryzen processor for the millennials in India." Financial Express 8:22 AM
  • "AI will impact 100% of jobs, professions, and industries, says IBM's Ginni Rometty: At the Gartner Symposium/ITExpo, Rometty laid out three principles for companies working ethically with AI." ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "IBM Reports 2018 Third-Quarter Results: Best Year-to-Year Gross Margin Performance in 3 Years, Reflecting Higher Value Business" IBM 3:20 PM
  • "IBM's Revenue Shrinks Again: Computing giant snaps brief return to growth as revenue slides 2.1%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "IBM misses revenue estimates as server sales slow" Reuters 3:21 PM
  • "IBM sees cognitive solutions, tech services and cloud platform revenue declines" ZDNet 3:21 PM
  • "IBM falls after revenue misses" CNBC 3:21 PM
  • "IBM rebound runs out of steam as revenue dips" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:38 PM
  • "IBM Earnings beat, Revenue misses In Q3" Investing 3:21 PM
  • "IBM set to report earnings after the bell" CNBC 3:04 PM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Sharpens Focus on Emerging Tech for Business" WSJ Blogs 1:27 PM
  • "Qualcomm's new 60GHz chips target 5G speeds over WiFi: 10Gbps is being targeted using 60Ghz mmWave frequencies" The Inquirer 8:54 AM
  • "Cloud computing switch as digital transformation takes priority: Cost-cutting takes a back seat as cloud-powered business change moves centre stage." ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Arm launches Neoverse, its IP portfolio for internet infrastructure hardware" TechCrunch 12:47 PM
  • "The Brexit dilemma: Will London's start-ups stay or go? The capital's tech companies are trying to plot a course that will steer them past Brexit. That will mean some difficult decisions ahead." ZDNet 10:30 AM
General Interest
  • "'Donald Daters' the New Dating App for Trump Supporters Leaked Its Users' Data on Launch Day" Time 4:29 PM
  • "Huawei's latest phone is bigger than an iPad mini" Mashable 4:09 PM
  • "Wired Magazine Turns 25 With a Brainy Party: Guests included Serena Williams, Anna Wintour, Kevin Systrom and Stewart Brand." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:27 PM
  • "Google Maps amplifies its app for electric vehicle owners" TechCrunch 3:32 PM
  • "Google aims Plus at the enterprise as consumer side falters" Computerworld 3:05 PM
  • "Google to charge phone vendors for its Android apps in Europe: If device makers want to ship Android phones with Google apps --and especially the Play Store app: in Europe, they'll now have to pay a licensing fee." ZDNet 1:38 PM
  • "Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe" Reuters 12:07 PM
  • "Adobe's AI auto-crops for vertical video: It could one day help Premiere Pro CC users deliver video to phones and tablets." Engadget 12:07 PM
  • "The Guys Behind the Best NES and SNES Clones Have Built the Ultimate Sega Console" Gizmodo 10:30 AM
  • "Mega Sg brings HDMI support to Sega's Genesis and other retro systems: $190 FPGA-powered hardware also supports Master System, Game Gear, and more." Ars Technica 10:52 AM
  • "Huawei's Watch GT has no time for Android's Wear OS" BBC 8:54 AM
  • "The Kindle Paperwhite is ready for the bath: The upgraded e-reader is lighter, has more storage and comes with six months of Kindle Unlimited." Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Amazon makes Kindle Paperwhite waterproof—and it still starts at $129: Amazon brought features from the Kindle Voyage and Oasis to the new Paperwhite." Ars Technica 10:52 AM
  • "Amazon just announced a completely redesigned Kindle Paperwhite, and it's up for pre-order" BGR 9:18 AM
  • "Samsung sells 1 million Galaxy Note 9 units in South Korea: Samsung has sold 1 million Galaxy Note 9 devices in South Korea 54 days after sales began, down on the preceding Galaxy Note 8 which hit the same number in 48 days." ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Xiaomi hints at October 25 launch of the Mi MIX3, likely the world's first 5G phone" Neowin 7:37 AM
  • "Snapchat is a popular source for news among college students: A survey showed that it was right behind Facebook as a news source." Engadget 7:32 AM
  • "Sony fixes malicious message exploit that borked PS4 consoles: But you should probably still set you messages to private" The Inquirer 7:37 AM
  • "Sony tries using blockchain tech for next-gen DRM: Sony's new DRM system could be ideal for books, music and VR content." Engadget 7:26 AM
  • "The Palm phone is a phone for your, er, phone: Yo dawg, Palm heard you like phones..." The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "Tiny Palm smartphone baffles gadget fans" BBC 7:28 AM
  • "Sony's $450 HX99 camera packs 30X zoom into an ultra-compact: It's built for your next vacation." Engadget 7:25 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Answers the Call to Help Cities Improve Citizen Services: San Jose and other cities turn to Oracle to transform non-emergency services" PRNewswire 9:20 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft to kill TLS 1.0 and 1.1 support in Edge and IE come 2020: More secure protocols will be adopted at Redmond" The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "Surface Pro 6 review: Still the best 2-in-1 PC/But it's not a huge upgrade over the Surface Pro." Engadget 7:32 AM
  • "Cortana 3.0 Launches in Beta on Android" Thurrott 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft is Finally Testing Keyboard and Mouse Support for Xbox One" Thurrott 7:36 AM
  • "Surface Pro 6 Review" Thurrott 8:13 AM
  • "How to download specific Windows 10 updates" AddictiveTips 11:53 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC's Ajit Pai asks carriers to waive bills for Hurricane Michael victims: The FCC chairman also calls on wireless carriers to let victims 'change carriers without penalty.'" CNET 4:23 PM
  • "FCC to probe Florida wireless outages, urges carriers to waive bills" Reuters 3:05 PM
  • "EU regulators ask Sony's rivals and users how it might use power after EMI deal" Reuters 1:39 PM
  • "Tech firms to SEC: We want the option to pay non-employee workers in equity/Prof: This effort 'entrenches the fiction that these workers are not employees.'" Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "Czech intelligence service shuts down Hezbollah hacking operation: Hezbollah agents used Facebook profiles for attractive women to trick targets into installing spyware-infected apps." ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "CIA, NSA and the Pentagon still aren't using a basic email security feature" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks publicly for the first time about its censored China search engine" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
  • "Google CEO speaks out about controversial Chinese search engine plans: Pichai says development of censored engine is going 'very well'" The Inquirer 7:31 AM
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirms censored China search engine: He said its development is going very well." Engadget 7:31 AM
  • "Sundar Pichai: Google 'exploring' censored China search app" BBC 7:28 AM
  • "FTC and Qualcomm trying to settle antitrust matter by November 14, but Judge Koh may rule on chipset licensing anytime" Foss Patents 7:31 AM
  • "Facebook Extends Ban on Election Fakery to Include Lies About Voting Requirements" Gizmodo 7:32 AM
  • "Pepper the robot tells MPs about artificial intelligence" BBC 7:28 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Everyone wants to work at Google — but we found out how 15 ex-Googlers knew it was time to quit" Business Insider 2:18 PM
  • "Inside the Living Computer Museum founded by Paul Allen: Where PC history stays alive/'Other museums put a glass in front of their computers. We put a chair.'" PCWorld 12:47 PM
  • "Application Modernization: What Is It and How to Get Started" eWeek 10:33 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 3 has a pretty serious design problem that no one's talking about" BGR 10:30 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Huawei had nothing to prove, so it went and proved it anyway" The Inquirer 8:54 AM
  • "EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 XC Review: Turing's Sweet Spot" HotHardware 8:35 AM
  • "Here are the 10 top tech trends you need to understand right now: From autonomous things and blockchain to quantum computing; how many of these technologies are you ready for?" ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Mobile in Sub-Saharan Africa: Can world's fastest-growing mobile region keep it up? Sub-Saharan Africa has led the world in mobile take-up growth in the past few years, but a range of issues now threaten that momentum." ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL Teardown" iFixit 7:24 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Instacart raises another $600M at a $7.6B valuation" TechCrunch 8:54 AM
  • "Hubb raises $6.3M for tech conference and event management platform" GeekWire 8:16 AM
  • "Alibaba wants to diversify Hong Kong and believes startups are the key: Jack Ma's HK$1 billion non-profit fund is branching out to bring diversity into Hong Kong." ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Syncron, a SaaS to help manufacturers move to a service model, raises $67M" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
  • "Amazon puts $10M in Closed Loop Fund to make recycling easier in more American cities" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends nearly 550 points higher as upbeat earnings send stocks soaring: Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq have best day since March" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Dow Surges More Than 540 Points on Strong Bank Earnings; Nasdaq Gains 2.9%: Stocks post sharp gains on Tuesday, getting a boost from better-than-expected earnings from investment banks Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs." TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Dow surges more than 500 points on positive earnings" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Growth Stocks Lead U.S. Indexes Lower: Fast-rising bond yields and continuing trade fears spur investors to trim riskier stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Nikkei's gain, led by Softbank's rebound, lifts most Asian markets: Oil sector lifts Hong Kong though mainland China's gains fade" MarketWatch 8:09 AM
  • "European stocks book a slight gain as traders watch Brexit talks: German stock outshine peers; major oil companies rise" MarketWatch 8:09 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 3:25 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon Analytics Project Predicts Networking Issues"
  • "5 Imperatives for CIO and Enterprise Success"
  • "The Transformation of Healthcare with AI and Machine Learning"
New York Times (Updated 3:25 PM CDT)
  • "Wired Magazine Turns 25 With a Brainy Party"
  • "The Results of Your Genetic Test Are Reassuring. But That Can Change"
PC Magazine (Updated 3:25 PM CDT)
  • "19 Streaming Horror Movies for a Truly Creepy Halloween"
  • "Mega SG Will Play Your Old Sega Genesis Cartridges"
  • "Deals: AMD Threadripper, 3TB Portable Drive, Dyson Vacuum"
  • "Find an Affordable CRM Solution With Freshsales"
  • "SimpliSafe Launches $169 Video Doorbell Pro"
  • "Tesla Autopilot Chip Upgrade Expected in 6 Months"
  • "Lyft Launches $299 Monthly 'All-Access' Plan"
  • "Hands On With the Powerful New Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro"
  • "Hands On With the New Waterproof Amazon Kindle Paperwhite"
  • "Hinge: Tell Us How Your Date Went to Improve Recommendations" ...
Reuters (Updated 3:25 PM CDT)
  • "Netflix subscriber growth beats estimates, shares surge"
  • "IBM misses revenue estimates as server sales slow"
  • "U.S. Senate bill could give Tesla, GM electric car tax credit boost"
  • "U.S. judge approves SEC settlement with Tesla, Musk; shares jump"
  • "EU regulators ask Sony's rivals and users how it might use power after EMI deal"
  • "Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer complications at 65"
  • "SEC warns corporate cyber weakness could violate federal law"
  • "FCC to probe Florida wireless outages, urges carriers to waive bills"
  • "Realpage settles U.S. charges over tenant screening reports"
  • "Dell maintains plans to go public despite Icahn opposition"
ZDNet (Updated 3:25 PM CDT)
  • "Violin Storage to acquire X-IO storage"
  • "IBM sees cognitive solutions, tech services and cloud platform revenue declines"
  • "23 reasons to upgrade your tech: Making the case for spending approval"
  • "Palo Alto Networks names Google's Amit Singh as new president"
  • "Telco complaints 'turning the corner': TIO"
  • "Google to charge phone vendors for its Android apps in Europe"
  • "Pretty low level, pretty big deal: Apache Kafka and Confluent Open Source go mainstream"
  • "Palm: Drop your 'phone companion' price before Amazon squashes you like the insect you are"





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