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Computer Industry
  • "Intel Slips 9th Gen Laptop CPU Details With An 8-Core 5GHz Core i9 Beast On Top" HotHardware 5:35 PM
  • "Intel accidentally posts 9th gen H-series specs online" Guru3D 7:59 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Matisse CPUs, X570 Motherboards And Radeon Navi GPUs Rumored For July 7 Launch" HotHardware 5:36 PM
  • "Attackers place crypto-jacking apps in Microsoft App Store: Microsoft has removed eight applications from its app store for Windows that were mining Monero crypto-currency without users' knowledge" Computerworld New Zealand 3:48 PM
  • "Several PWAs in the Microsoft Store found to be mining cryptocurrencies" Neowin 8:01 AM
  • "HP Omen Obelisk review: The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 is literally game-changing" Neowin 10:50 AM
  • "Intel 9th Generation High-Performance Notebooks CPUs Officially Listed — Core i9-9980HK Flagship With 8 Cores, 16 Threads and Up To 5.0 GHz Clocks" WCCFTech 2/16
  • "Intel Details New 9th Gen CPUs for Notebooks: i9-9980HK to i5-9300H" AnandTech 2/16
  • "Microsoft need to stop being so American — Reader's Feature" Metro UK 2/16
  • "Windows 10's File Explorer Will Soon Let You Access Your Linux Subsystem Files" Thurrott 2/16
  • "Updated WSL in Windows 10 version 1903 lets you access Linux files from Windows" BetaNews 2/16
  • "Windows 10 April 2019 Update Brings Linux File Access With Enhanced WSL" HotHardware 2/16
  • "Latest Microsoft patent envisions 'toxicity shield' for multiuser environments" Neowin 2/16
  • "Google No Longer Considers Cortana a Competitor" Thurrott 2/16
General Interest
  • "OpenAI built a text generator so good, it's considered too dangerous to release" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "Google Retracts Proposal That Would Have Hobbled Chrome Ad Blockers" Thurrott 11:41 AM
  • "Hacker puts up for sale third round of hacked databases on the Dark Web: Hacker is selling 93 million user records from eight companies, including GfyCat." ZDNet 10:43 AM
  • "Google will test auto-updates for preloaded Android apps sans account login" Neowin 2/16
  • "LG's V50 ThinQ carrying Sprint's 5G branding has been leaked" Neowin 2/16
  • "Google Is Forcing Some Nest Customers to Reset Their Potentially Compromised Passwords" Gizmodo 2/15
  • "Google working on new Chrome security feature to 'obliterate DOM XSS'" ZDNet 2/15
  • "'Google, this is bogus as hell' — one of the fathers of the internet blasts Google for how Chromecast behaves on his home network" Business Insider 2/15
  • "Thousands of Android apps permanently record your online activity for ad targeting" ZDNet 2/15
  • "NVIDIA suffers as crypto crash and trade wars bite" Engadget 2/15
  • "Why Tech Could Keep Gaining Ground in New York Even Without Amazon" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/15
  • "Samsung is preparing to launch a sports smartwatch and AirPods-like earbuds" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active" PC Magazine 2/15
  • "Seizing on Huawei's troubles, Samsung bets big on network gear" Reuters 2/15
  • "Facebook tackles developer databases leaking at least one million user records" ZDNet 2/15
Press Releases
  • "Dell Technologies to Hold Conference Call February 28 to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Year-End Fiscal 2019 Financial Results" Dell 2/15
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft patents hint at eye tracking and improved field of view in upcoming HoloLens" Neowin 2/15
  • "How to remove Internet Explorer from Windows 10" AddictiveTips 2/15
  • "Microsoft shoves some Windows 10 testers into next year with early look at 2020 feature upgrade" Computerworld 2/15
  • "Microsoft shaking up how Windows feature updates are rolled out—again" Ars Technica 2/15
  • "Windows 10 April 2019 Update hands-on video showcasing the best new features" Windows Central 2/15
  • "Changes are coming to the Windows Insider Program, but what's changing?" OnMSFT 2/15
  • "Want to know what 2020 holds? Microsoft has a little something for you" The Register 2/15
  • "Microsoft removes eight cryptojacking apps from official store" ZDNet 2/15
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Australian political parties also hit by state actor in parliamentary network attack: PM/Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said a sophisticated state actor also hit the networks of Australia's political parties when it attacked the parliamentary network." ZDNet 8:51 PM
  • "UK parliament calls for antitrust, data abuse probe of Facebook" TechCrunch 7:59 PM
  • "The EU's new copyright laws threaten to destroy the internet: The EU's new copyright laws will force all websites to check all posts to see if anything ever published might be a copyright violation. That will include photos, videos, words, tweets, memes, source code: you name it." ZDNet 2/15
  • "U.S. SEC charges Cognizant, former executives with anti-corruption lapses" Reuters 2/15
  • "FCC's proposed rules target international robocallers" Engadget 2/15
  • "The political game behind Amazon's retreat from New York" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/15
  • "Facebook Privacy Violations Could Result In An FTC Fine In The Billions Instead Of Millions" HotHardware 2/15
  • "Facebook, FTC reportedly discussing 'multibillion dollar' fine" Associated Press 2/15
  • "Facebook in talks with US watchdog to settle privacy investigation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/15
  • "It's complicated, says Britain's MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue" Reuters 2/15
  • "Telecoms industry calls for Europe-wide network testing regime" Reuters 2/15
  • "Germany looks into tax move on foreign internet firms: report" Reuters 2/15
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google Pixel 3 Lite -- A Better iPhone XR?" Forbes 2/16
  • "How to install and uninstall extensions in Chrome" AddictiveTips 2/16
  • "Amazon's HQ2 New York plans didn't need to end this way: When the going got hard, the e-commerce giant bolted." Engadget 2/16
  • "Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue" Reuters 2/15
  • "Google vs. DuckDuckGo vs. Bing—is it time to switch your search engine?" Popular Science 2/15
  • "An Open Letter To Game Developers From America's Largest Labor Organization" Kotaku 2/15
  • "Razer Blade Stealth (2019) review: the cost of compromise" The Verge 2/15
  • "ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Publishes First International BIM Standards" Architosh 2/15
  • "Intel Bean Canyon NUC Review: 8th Gen CPU With Iris Plus Graphics" HotHardware 2/15
  • "Why Companies Shouldn't Be Allowed to Treat Their Diversity Numbers as Trade Secrets" Harvard Business Review 2/15
  • "HP Spectre Folio review: Premium leather design but at a premium pricing too" Live Mint 2/15
  • "What is Wi-Fi 6? Here's everything you need to know" Digital Trends 2/15
  • "The Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review: Absolutely AMD - Ryzen Plus Polaris" AnandTech 2/15
  • "Primaries Are Where Politics Happens Today, And That's Why The Amazon Deal Died" BuzzFeed News 2/15
  • "Amazon HQ2: Leaving New York proves all of Amazon's critics right" Recode 2/15
  • "What Amazon got wrong about New York City: A promise of 25,000 jobs isn't exciting anymore — it's ominous" The Verge 2/15
  • "Return of the audio format wars and other money-making scams" The Register 2/15
  • "Steam's iron grip on PC gaming is probably over" PCWorld 2/15
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Electric truck startup announces $700 million funding round led by Amazon: The company says its truck and SUV will be ready for delivery by late 2020." Ars Technica 9:16 AM
  • "M1 buyout bid finally goes through with Malaysia's Axiata exiting Singapore investment: After months of negotiation, Axiata Group has accepted a buyout offer from the Singapore telco's investors Keppel Corp and Singapore Press Holdings, divesting its 28.7 percent stake and investment in Singapore for an estimated gain of US$31.02 million." ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Steve Ballmer's Los Angeles Clippers sign cloud deal with Microsoft rival Amazon Web Services" GeekWire 2/15
  • "Seattle indie game developer tinyBuild raises $15M, plans to grow using 'dynamic structure' strategy" GeekWire 2/15
  • "Opendoor files to raise another $200M at a $3.7B valuation, documents show" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "Spotify says it paid $340M to buy Gimlet and Anchor" TechCrunch 2/15
  • "BRCK acquires ISPs EveryLayer and Surf to boost Africa's public Wi-Fi" TechCrunch 2/15
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq exits bear market, tallies longest weekly streak in 3 years on U.S.-China trade-talk euphoria: Trump signs declaration for national emergency to secure funding for wall" MarketWatch 2/15
  • "Dow Gains 444 Points to end Day and Week Higher Ahead of Trade Talks Next Week: Stocks rise on word that trade talks between the U.S. and China will continue next week in Washington." TheStreet 2/15
  • "Dow Jones Leads Big Stock Rally, But Apple Falls On Buffett News: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied Friday to extend its weekly win streak for an eighth week, thanks to big gains from Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan." Investor's Business Daily 2/15
  • "Dow notches 8th straight week of gains on trade optimism" FOXBusiness 2/15
  • "Nasdaq Exits Bear Market as Stocks Rally: The tech-heavy index closed more than 20% above its Christmas Eve low, entering a new bull-market run" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/15
  • "Asian markets fall as global uncertainty grows: U.S. retail sales tumble, while little headway apparent in U.S.-China trade talks" MarketWatch 2/15
  • "European stocks headed for best weekly gain since late 2018: Allianz, Scout24, Telecom Italia among the big movers" MarketWatch 2/15



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure"
  • "TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget"
  • "Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon's 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "18,000 Android Apps Found Violating Ad Tracking Rules"
  • "Twitter: Instead of Tweet Edits, How About 'Clarifications'?"
  • "Pictionary Air Ditches the Erasable Markers"
  • "Samsung Opening 'Experience' Retail Stores in LA, NY, Houston"
  • "Slaying the Cable Monster: What You Need to Know About HDMI Cables"
  • "Samsung's $399 Galaxy Tab S5e Takes on iPad"
  • "Google Chrome Adding 'Link to Word' Feature"
  • "New Switch Bundle Includes $35 eShop Credit"
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active"
  • "The Most Popular Laptop Brands for Kids" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers"
  • "UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Spark extends Cat-M1 IoT network across New Zealand"
  • "Australian political parties also hit by state actor in parliamentary network attack: PM"
  • "NBN half-year revenue jumps to AU$1.3b as CEO confident of positive cash flow by FY22"
  • "Singapore health ministry refutes suggestions of HIV data leak coverup"
  • "LG to launch 'attachable dual-screen' with G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ"
  • "Ericsson to build 50 Optus 5G sites"
  • "Your smartphone is going to look a lot stranger next time around"
  • "Didi Chuxing to reportedly sack 15 percent of workforce after 2018 huge lossses"





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