"Court reverses Dell buyout ruling that alarmed dealmakers: Delaware's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a lower court erred in finding that the 2013 buyout of computer maker Dell Inc was vastly underpriced, in an opinion that will likely restrict a hedge fund strategy aimed at wringing cash from mergers." Reuters 4:55 PM
"Microsoft Has Been Anointed the King of Technology: Sometimes it's not a good thing to be viewed as a bitcoin stock play. Just ask investors in Square about that one. Microsoft, on the other hand, has been anointed the king of technology." TheStreet 8:42 AM
"Microsoft Adds Artificial Intelligence Features To Bing" UberGizmo 8:50 AM
"Microsoft's Edge browser is really popular on Android" OnMSFT 8:50 AM
"Microsoft quietly adds native OpenSSH client to Windows 10: Good news for developers; a collective shrug for everyone else" The Inquirer 7:46 AM
"Microsoft Adding a Built-in OpenSSH Client to Windows 10" Thurrott 7:44 AM
"Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10: Farewell, PuTTY" The Verge 7:44 AM
"Microsoft's Seeing AI app for the blind now reads handwriting: The updated iOS app is available in 35 countries." Engadget 7:03 AM
"Cortana is coming to Microsoft Launcher and Cheetah CM Launcher on Android" OnMSFT 8:50 AM
"AMD re-enters server battleground with lucrative Baidu deal: Search giant puts Epyc chips at the heart of its datacentre servers" The Inquirer 10:01 AM
"AMD may soon be launching a Raven Ridge APU with RX 570 performance" PC Games N 7:55 AM
"AMD throws down server gauntlet to Intel with major Baidu deal for its Epyc CPU: Baidu takes big bet on AMD by putting Epyc chips at the heart of its datacentre servers" Computing 8:23 AM
"LG sticks Intel's 8th-gen processors into a refreshed Gram laptop line up" TrustedReviews 8:23 AM
"Dell, GM and others plan to incorporate ocean plastics into supply chains" treehugger 8:04 AM
"Oracle Shares Fall on Cloud Forecast: Company's board authorizes a share buyback program of $12 billion" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:20 PM
"Oracle Earnings: What to Watch/Cloud-revenue guidance a few months ago was weaker than expected but may offer 'room for outperformance'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:50 AM
"Oracle shares slip as cloud growth misses but quarterly results top view" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:03 PM
"Oracle Down 7%: FYQ3 Revenue View a Tad Light" Barron's 5:05 PM
"Oracle profit beats, but shares dip on cloud sales miss" Reuters 5:05 PM
"Oracle FYQ2 On Tap: Investors Anxious About Cloud, Says Macquarie" Barron's 2:19 PM
"The FCC just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules, in a sweeping act of deregulation" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 12:42 PM
"F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:42 PM
"U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom" Reuters 1:45 PM
"The Trump administration just voted to repeal the U.S. government's net neutrality rules: The Republican-led FCC voted on party lines to eliminate rules requiring internet providers to treat all web traffic equally." Recode 1:46 PM
"South Korea aims for paperless society with wider e-document use" ZDNet 4:55 PM
"NASA uses Google machine learning for exoplanet detection" ZDNet 8:27 PM
"Google applies machine learning to planet hunting and discovers two new exoplanets" 9to5Google 3:00 PM
"Another battle of giants: Amazon and Google/Amazon and Google are fighting an increasingly ugly battle that could drag their customers and their future business plans down with them." CNNMoney 2:26 PM
"Ataribox delays pre-orders due to development problems: An updated launch plan will be available soon." Engadget 10:31 AM
"Two million identities stolen for fake net neutrality comments: Based on the reports filed with the NY AG's office, some of them are already dead." Engadget 10:02 AM
"This might be the first leaked image of Samsung's Galaxy S9" BGR 10:02 AM
"ISS astronauts won't miss out on 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'" Engadget 10:31 AM
"Half of firms fail to properly report a data breach this year: Under the GDPR, organisations that fail to report a breach within 72 hours can expect to be hit the hardest" V3 9:39 AM
"Researchers generate new silicon structure for quantum computing development: Quantum leap claimed in development of quantum computing" V3 9:38 AM
"MIT Wants to Replace Desk Lamps With Glowing Plants: MIT engineers are hoping to create a plant that requires no power supply, but is bright enough to replace a desk lamp." PC Magazine 9:10 AM
"Researchers use human body as a communication network for electronics: Human Body Communication system is 'more secure than a wireless network' while consuming less power" V3 9:39 AM
"Blue Origin Successfully Tests Revised Rocket and Crew Capsule" ExtremeTech 8:51 AM
"LG V30+ launches in India for ₹44,990 on December 18" Neowin 7:45 AM
"LG claims its new Gram laptops have 'full day' battery life" The Verge 7:44 AM
"AT&T's power line-mounted internet service is back for more tests: The company is taking its time with these trials." Engadget 7:03 AM
"Astronauts on the Space Station will get to see 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'" BGR 7:03 AM
"Microsoft gives you a breakdown of your Xbox gaming habits of 2017 »" InsideGamer 9:05 PM
"Ex-Microsoft intern claimed one of her fellow temps raped her. Her bosses hired him" The Register 9:05 PM
"Why Windows 7 updates are getting bigger: Microsoft's monthly security rollups for Windows 7 have almost doubled in size since the company revised the still-popular operating system's update regimen in 2016." Computerworld 10:32 AM
"Microsoft's Seeing AI iPhone app now available in 35 markets including the European Union" OnMSFT 8:50 AM
"An 'awesome year'? Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann has a radical view on 2017" GeekWire 7:49 AM
"Windows 10 Surface rival: Samsung's new Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1 packs latest i7 chip" ZDNet 7:45 AM
"Samsung announced new Windows 10 PCs from its Notebook 9 series" Neowin 7:04 AM
"TierPoint Achieves Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform Competency" PRNewswire 8:49 AM
"The difference between good and bad Facebooking" TechCrunch 8:42 PM
"Does T-Mobile Have A Shot At Success In The Pay TV Market?" Forbes 2:56 PM
"Harry Potter gets a weird new chapter from a computer" BBC 1:17 PM
"Buying Bitcoin Is More Like Gambling Than Investing, Poloz Says" Bloomberg 12:13 PM
"People of the Year 2017: Christian Whitehead/Sonic the Hedgehog is relevant again, thanks to the indie developer who succeeded where Team Sonic repeatedly failed" GamesIndustry 12:05 PM
"In the rush to big data, we forgot about search: In the cloud era, we need to look at search to be the glue that lets us find the data and analyze it together, no matter where it lives" InfoWorld 10:35 AM
"HTC Vive Tracker review: A new way to experience virtual reality" BGR 10:01 AM
"The value of personal data to companies and cyber criminals" BetaNews 9:40 AM
"Reminder: These are the members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs (and how much they made doing it)" The Next Web 5:11 PM
"Net neutrality vote: Why all the fuss? Here's my simple fix/Yes, the end of net neutrality is here and everyone has an opinion, statement or some scenario. The reality is we're just caught in the middle of a Goliath vs. Goliath power struggle." ZDNet 3:22 PM
"FCC Ignores Americans' Wishes, Identity Thefts To Repeal Net Neutrality--But It's Not Over Yet" Forbes 2:54 PM
"Net neutrality is dead. It's time to fear Mickey Mouse" The Verge 2:26 PM
"FCC votes to kill net neutrality in an unsurprising move. What happens now? The fight is only just beginning." PCWorld 2:20 PM
"While killing net neutrality, FCC Chair Ajit Pai unwittingly made an eloquent argument for greater internet regulation" VentureBeat 2:19 PM
"Read the full opinions of the FCC commissioners who voted to end net neutrality" CNET 2:25 PM
"The FCC's Two Dissenting Voices Defend Net Neutrality To the End" Wired 2:17 PM
"Netflix, Google and others voice frustration with net neutrality vote: Members of Congress have said they'll take the decision to court." Engadget 1:46 PM
"Net Neutrality Isn't Just a Domestic Issue: By removing net neutrality protections for Americans, the FCC will hurt people abroad too." Slate 1:45 PM
"Republicans Just Sold Out the Internet. Now What?" Gizmodo 1:18 PM
"Save us, Congress. You're now net neutrality's only hope" Sacramento Bee 12:43 PM
"'Net neutrality is the secret sauce that has made the internet awesome': A net neutrality expert on how today's FCC vote will change the internet as we know it." Vox 12:20 PM
"The end of net neutrality: What it all means" CNNMoney 10:49 AM
"Ajit Pai just released an incredibly misleading video about the death of net neutrality" BGR 8:23 AM
"FCC chief Ajit Pai thinks now is a good time to make net neutrality jokes" The Next Web 8:18 AM
"Network Neutrality Repeal: How Not To Restore Internet Freedom" Forbes 8:06 AM
"Welcome back, sneakernet: Why net neutrality repeal will drive us to the edge" ZDNet 8:22 AM
"Analytics Lessons from the Sports Data Revolution: A new MIT program helps executives engage in guided strategic thinking to develop an analytics program through best practices from the sports industry." InformationWeek 8:23 AM
"Lenovo Yoga 920 review: A premium 2-in-1 convertible with excellent battery life" ZDNet 7:45 AM
"Wall St falls as investors fret about tax bill passage" Reuters 4:51 PM
"U.S. Stocks Slip as GOP Tax Overhaul Hits Late Obstacle: Earlier gains are reversed as Sen. Rubio announces his opposition to bill; Disney, 21st Century Fox rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:51 PM
"Japan's Nikkei falls as chip stocks decline, yen rises: Dollar gains vs. yen after Alabama Republican loses Senate bid" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
"European stocks sag with ECB's final policy meeting of the year on deck: Steinhoff to restate results; EU leaders gather in Brussels" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
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