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Computer Industry
  • "Michael Dell raises bid for Dell: Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners increase their offer to $13.75 per share. But there's a catch." Fortune 7:41 AM
  • "Dell Buyout Group Calls for Change in Voting Requirements: Founder, Silver Lake Suggest Abstentions, Which Currently Count as 'Nos,' Instead Don't Count at All in Tally" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:20 AM
  • "Michael Dell and Silver Lake boost offer for Dell to $13.75" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:41 AM
  • "Michael Dell ups buyout offer; shareholder vote pushed off to Aug. 2" CNET News 7:40 AM
  • "Dell founder ups takeover bid based on voting rule change" Reuters 8:30 PM
  • "Michael Dell Sweetens The Pot In Bid To Seal Buyout, Raises Offer To $13.75" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "Michael Dell raises buyout offer for Dell by $0.10 per share, with new voting conditions" IDG News Service 9:44 AM
  • "What's Behind the Increased Buyout Bid From Michael Dell and Silver Lake" AllThingsD 10:51 AM
  • "Dell Founder Raises Takeover Bid" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:46 AM
  • "Dell, Silver Lake sweeten bid to $13.75 per share; delays vote to Aug. 2" ZDNet 9:55 AM
  • "Dell shareholders head in for second vote on Big Mike's plan" The Register 7:22 AM
  • "Michael Dell and Silver Lake up buyout bid to $13.75; shareholder vote now Aug. 2" VentureBeat 9:49 AM
  • "Final Proposal: Michael Dell And Silver Lake Just Boosted Their Bid For Dell" Business Insider 8:11 AM
  • "Now It Looks Like The Dell Committee Is Playing Ball With Michael Dell" Business Insider 10:06 AM
  • "Will Bill Gates Return to Microsoft? Not a chance. The guy is having too much fun living the high life to stumble back to CEO status." PC Magazine 4:44 PM
  • "Why Microsoft Needs to Start Acting Like a Challenger Brand: It's Time for the Faltering Giant to Start a Food Fight" Advertising Age 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft is doomed, but first it's going to make a ton of money" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft scrambles to quell a Windows Phone user insurrection" FierceMobileContent 10:18 AM
  • "How NSA Data Demands On Microsoft Shape Your Security: Microsoft is legally prevented from saying too much about charges it collaborated with the NSA. Product security gets caught in this complex situation." InformationWeek 10:16 AM
  • "Internet Explorer has the worst phishing catch rate of all major browsers" BetaNews 7:46 AM
  • "Windows 8.1 Preview Bugs: Mail App Notifications Not Working" Softpedia 9:38 PM
  • "Microsoft, Azul Partner to Bring OpenJDK to Windows Azure" eWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Investors must reassess investments on Intel and Microsoft-analysts" IVC Post 10:14 AM
  • "IBM pours WebSphere tech into Cloud Foundry cauldron" The Register 7:28 AM
  • "IBM Standardizes On Cloud Foundry, The Open-Source Developer Platform" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "IBM Makes Pivotal Move to Support Cloud Foundry PaaS" eWeek 10:15 AM
  • "IBM, Pivotal team up on open governance model for Cloud Foundry" ZDNet 9:52 AM
  • "IBM throws its weight behind Pivotal's open source Cloud Foundry" VentureBeat 8:27 AM
  • "IBM Seal Of Approval Boosts Cloud Foundry, Devs Win" ReadWrite 11:08 AM
  • "IBM commits to contributing to open source Cloud Foundry PaaS: IBM officials say they hope to expand integration between Cloud Foundry and OpenStack" Computerworld New Zealand 7:49 PM
  • "HP and NEC Expand Enterprise Computing Alliance to Deliver Increased Reliability, Innovation to Customers" Benzinga 11:10 AM
  • "HP Software to help Mindtree transform application testing business" The Economic Times 11:10 AM
  • "Intel will offer 'Broadwell' SOC to battle Calxeda, AMD" IDG News Service 11:05 AM
General Interest
  • "Better late than never: After a 8-year wait, Google brings free WiFi to San Francisco parks" GigaOM 7:01 PM
  • "Zuckerberg dismisses Facebook teen drop-off: 'Just isn't true'/Despite the consistent criticisms aimed at Facebook's inability to hold on to the coveted teen market, CEO Mark Zuckerberg dispels the rumors." CNET News 5:19 PM
  • "Facebook exceeds estimates, posts $333 million profit" Electronista 5:18 PM
  • "Facebook earnings by the numbers: 819M mobile users/The company's Q2 report shows Facebook continuing to slowly gain more users while increasing its mobile advertising dollars." CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "Facebook shares leap 20 percent as users, mobile ads climb" Reuters 4:40 PM
  • "Facebook Beats Expectations on Strong Mobile Growth" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:40 PM
  • "Royal Baby Malware Attacks: Hackers capitalize on mania for royal baby and upcoming zombie game; fake versions of real Android apps created via Master Key vulnerability found in China." InformationWeek 12:13 PM
  • "Network Solutions Knocked Down Again: MySQL problems to blame for customers' website editing and permission change problems, says hosting provider, but users suspect more nefarious cause." InformationWeek 12:13 PM
  • "eBay Is Testing A New Local Service Provider Marketplace In The UK" TechCrunch 11:13 AM
  • "Don't Want Trackers Watching Your Web And Smartphone Activity? This Start-up's For You." Forbes 10:06 AM
  • "Do Not Track opt-out icon coming to mobile browsers" CNET News 9:58 AM
  • "Shared.Com Takes On Mega, Dropbox With 100GB Of Free Storage Space" TechCrunch 9:15 AM
  • "Hackers Reveal Nasty New Car Attacks--With Me Behind The Wheel (Video)" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "Wooden Batteries Might Be The Next Big Thing In Eco-Technology" Mashable 8:40 AM
  • "Nvidia aims to blow away mobile graphics competitors with Project Logan" VentureBeat 8:26 AM
  • "Seagate hybrid drive promises speed boost below the cost of flash" IDG News Service 8:26 AM
  • "Digitimes Research: Global all-in-one PC shipments to grow 17.3% on year in 2013" DigiTimes 7:43 AM
  • "Disappointed Netflix investors only have themselves to blame" Fortune 7:38 AM
  • "Java flaw let hackers wage 'sophisticated and sustained attack' on UK retailer Lakeland" ZDNet 9:56 AM
  • "SIM card vulnerabilities easy to fix, researcher says" IDG News Service 7:33 AM
  • "First malicious apps to exploit critical Android bug found in the wild" Ars Technica 8:22 AM
  • "Symantec spots two Android apps using 'master key' vulnerability" IDG News Service 7:32 AM
  • "Say Goodbye to the Tech Sounds You'll Never Hear Again" Wired 7:31 AM
  • "Baidu Turns to Open Source to Power Part of Its Empire" Wired Magazine 7:30 AM
  • "Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Mixed Marks For Her First Year" Forbes 7:28 AM
  • "Google's Makes Another TV Push With $35 Chromecast Device: Search Firm Joins Apple and Microsoft in Race to Bring Web to TV" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:17 PM
  • "Google's Makes Another TV Push With $35 Chromecast Device: Search Firm Joins Apple and Microsoft in Race to Bring Web to TV" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:56 PM
  • "Google launches Chromecast to stream video to your TV" MacUser 6:25 PM
  • "Google gets deeper into hardware with new tablet, TV gadget" Reuters 4:39 PM
  • "Google's new Chromecast dongle sells out on Play Store" CNET News 12:54 PM
  • "Google Unveils a New, Nicer, Pricier Nexus 7 Tablet: At an event this morning in San Francisco, Google rolled out a new Nexus 7. The name remains the same, but otherwise, an awful lot has changed." Techland 12:26 PM
  • "Google Play Hits 1 Million Apps" Mashable 12:21 PM
  • "Google unveils Chromecast, the $35 HDMI plugin that streams online videos to your TV" The Next Web 12:21 PM
  • "Google's new Nexus 7 tablet will be available on July 30th for $229" The Verge 12:21 PM
  • "Google forecasts 70 million Android tablet activations by year's end" CNET News 12:14 PM
  • "Google unveils new Nexus 7 tablet to expand hardware role" Reuters 12:14 PM
  • "Google Algorithm Busts Chinese Car Theft Ring Entirely by Accident" Gizmodo 10:53 AM
  • "What to expect from Google's secret event (spoiler: tablets)" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 8:51 AM
  • "Every Google developer can use any code ever written by the company" 9 to 5 Google 8:41 AM
  • "Show Time for New Google Tablets? Google is expected to unveil the next generation of its Nexus tablets Wednesday in its latest challenge to Apple's market-leading iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire." Associated Press 8:23 AM
  • "Google tightens privacy to gain business customers" USA Today 10:16 AM
  • "Google extends its cloud printing service to Windows" BetaNews 7:46 AM
  • "Google Leaks Mystery Device Called 'Chromecast', But What The Heck Is A 'Chromecast'?" Forbes 7:28 AM
  • "EMC Q2 earnings: $5.6 billion revenue; in line" ZDNet 9:56 AM
  • "Hard disk maker Seagate quarterly revenue slides 24 percent" Reuters 7:08 AM
  • "Communications gear maker Motorola Solutions cuts forecast again" Reuters 7:08 AM
  • "Licensing demand helps chip designer ARM beat expectations" Reuters 7:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Powers Visual Computing Experiences With Industry Leaders at SIGGRAPH 2013" Marketwired 9:18 AM
  • "IBM and Pivotal to Accelerate Open Cloud Innovation with Cloud Foundry" PRNewswire 9:17 AM
  • "Dublin City University to Introduce Students to Master in Analytics and Big Data with IBM Smarter Cities" PRNewswire 9:17 AM
  • "SettleOurEstate.com Deploys Estate Asset Distribution Application on Oracle Cloud Platform Services" Marketwired 9:19 AM
  • "Oracle Brings Extreme Supply Chain Performance to Customers With New In-Memory Application" Marketwired 9:19 AM
  • "Oracle FLEXCUBE Core Banking Release 5 Helps Banks to Accelerate Transactions and Deliver New Service and Channel Flexibility That Improves Customer Experience" Marketwired 9:19 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft: every Xbox One can be used as a developer's kit" Electronista 5:35 PM
  • "Microsoft exec says Xbox One preorders have been 'through the roof'" BGR 5:18 PM
  • "Microsoft to offer Java as a service" PCWorld 10:51 AM
  • "Office for iPad calls renewed after Surface RT write-down: Strategy of withholding Office from iPad and Android tablets isn't working, says analyst" Computerworld 10:20 AM
  • "7 Countries where Windows Phone outsell iPhone" IVC Post 10:19 AM
  • "Cold Shower for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Investors" The Motley Fool 10:19 AM
  • "Intel, Microsoft and Kohl's top EPA's Green Power list" GreenBiz 10:17 AM
  • "Microsoft to allow developers to self-publish Xbox One games" CNET News 4:40 PM
  • "Microsoft keeps its Xbox One games at 360 prices for UK" TechRadar UK 10:17 AM
  • "Xbox One has a 2-3x unit advantage over the PS4, says Analyst" MobileMag 10:17 AM
  • "2 hours with Windows 8.1 Preview: A cautionary tale" ZDNet 9:56 AM
  • "This 97-Year-Old Man Creates Artwork Using Microsoft Paint From Windows 95" Business Insider 8:23 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Congress nearly shuts down NSA phone dragnet, in sudden 205-217 vote/Collecting every American's phone records: actually kind of controversial." Ars Technica 8:25 PM
  • "Dish's Hopper holds onto legal win against Fox" CNET News 12:14 PM
  • "Google, FTC officially settle Motorola patent spat" BGR 5:36 PM
  • "Google and FTC reach final deal in Motorola patent dispute" GigaOM 10:52 AM
  • "Cyber crime costs U.S economy $100 billion and 500,000 jobs" CIO 10:06 AM
  • "US lawmakers to vote on data mining" ZDNet 9:58 AM
  • "EA Must Pay Original Madden Programmer $11M In Damages" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "White House Seems Afraid NSA Defunding Law Could Actually Pass Today" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "SEC charges Texas man with running Bitcoin Ponzi scheme" IDG News Service 7:33 AM
  • "Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys: Whether the FBI or NSA have the legal authority to obtain the master keys that companies use for Web encryption remains an open question, but it hasn't stopped the U.S. government from trying." CNET News 7:08 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "12 predictive analytics screw-ups: Make these mistakes and you won't need an algorithm to predict the outcome" Computerworld New Zealand 8:11 PM
  • "How to Evaluate Moving Legacy Mission-Critical Apps to the Cloud" CIO 4:48 PM
  • "How to Opt Out of Gmail's Emailed Ads: Gmail users who have switched to the new tabbed interface are getting Google ads in their inboxes. Here are two quick ways to get rid of them." InformationWeek 4:39 PM
  • "Nexus 7 (2013) hands-on" Engadget 12:54 PM
  • "Google Glass hands-on review: We finally treat our eyes to some time with Google's augmented reality specs" The Inquirer 12:21 PM
  • "HP EliteBook Revolve 810 Review" Forbes 11:10 AM
  • "There Are Plenty of Women in Tech, You Just Haven't Noticed" PC Magazine 10:51 AM
  • "Facebook Wants to Know Why You Hide News Feed Posts" PC Magazine 10:29 AM
  • "Control your PC with a wave of your hand" CNNMoney 10:13 AM
  • "Is Gmail's new tabbed inbox reducing the effectiveness of email newsletters?" GigaOM 10:13 AM
  • "Visualized: The Shady Behavior of Web Services/Are you sure you declined to receive those e-mails, or was that check box playing tricks on you?" Techland 10:12 AM
  • "How Location-Based Services Are Transforming The Mobile Industry" Business Insider 10:07 AM
  • "The Odd Couple: Hadoop and Data Security" ZDNet 9:55 AM
  • "Linux Mint 15 KDE hands-on: A stumble on UEFI Boot" ZDNet 9:55 AM
  • "Open Hardware Monitor lets you track PC temperature, fan speeds, voltages and more" BetaNews 9:49 AM
  • "3D Printing Indoors Is as Bad for You as Smoking a Cigarette Inside" Gizmodo 9:48 AM
  • "Why You Should Think Twice Before Shaming Anyone on Social Media" Wired 8:51 AM
  • "Review: 24 hours with the HTC One Mini, small(er) in size but big in promise?" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "11 Simple Ways to Protect Your Privacy: Follow these simple steps to protect your valuable personal information." Techlicious 8:23 AM
  • "A Digital Life: The good, bad and gross of online grocery shopping" GigaOM 7:46 AM
  • "Commentary: AMD should not overly rely on game consoles" DigiTimes 7:43 AM
  • "I Connect, Therefore I Am Distracted: Q&A With Author Alex Pang" AllThingsD 7:35 AM
  • "Essential networking tips for small business" PCWorld 7:33 AM
  • "Does Your Social Media Drive Transactions?" Forbes 7:28 AM
  • "ISPs: Relax. Blocking smut online won't really work" The Register 7:22 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Baidu Shares Jump 14% After Hours On Upbeat 3Q Outlook Thanks To Mobile Advertising Momentum" TechCrunch 8:26 PM
  • "China's Groupon clone Gaopeng reportedly secures a new round of funding worth $30m" The Next Web 10:53 AM
  • "MobileSpaces Raises $8.6M From Marker LLC, Accel To Boost Enterprise Mobile Security" TechCrunch 10:22 AM
  • "DataStax Launches New Cassandra-Based NoSQL DBs, Gets $45M Funding" eWeek 10:15 AM
  • "Reputation.com Buys MySocialCloud To Add Password Management Into Its Growing Data Vault" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple, EMC rise, but Broadcom drags on techs/Reaction to earnings is behind big gains, and losses on the day" MarketWatch 3:34 PM
  • "Dow, S&P dip; Apple's jump keeps Nasdaq barely in black" Reuters 4:44 PM
  • "Tech Stocks: Apple shares surge" USA Today 10:13 AM
  • "Apple keeps Tech Stocks afloat" CNNMoney 4:44 PM
  • "Stocks Pull Back From Record Highs" TheStreet 4:45 PM
  • "Apple Beat, EU Data Lift Futures" FOXBusiness 8:55 AM
  • "Stocks Close Lower: Mixed earnings reports weighed on shares" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:45 PM
  • "Stocks: Apple earnings lift spirits" CNNMoney 7:28 AM
  • "Asia Markets: China stocks drop on downbeat data; India slides/Mainland Chinese stocks fell Wednesday after a gauge of the country's manufacturing sector dropped to a 11-month low, while Indian shares dropped after the country's central bank further tightened its policies to support the rupee." MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks rise after upbeat PMIs/European stock markets climbed on Wednesday after better-than-expected purchasing managers' indexes from the region spurred hopes about the economic recovery." MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:15 PM
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares up at the close of trading" Associated Press 9:18 PM



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