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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft attempts to spin its role in counterfeiting case" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Microsoft defends conviction of e-waste recycler over piracy: It claims Eric Lundgren knowingly set out to mislead customers." Engadget 8:41 PM
  • "What is OneDrive? OneDrive is Microsoft's popular cloud storage service, but is it right for you?" Digital Trends 3:20 PM
  • "Intel and 10 nm (Premium)" [Free/Paid Registration Required] Thurrott 4:49 PM
  • "Intel: The 15-Plus Year Breakout - Part 2" Seeking Alpha 5:30 PM
  • "Microsoft Blows Past Earnings Estimates Thanks to Cloud, Office, and Gaming Growth" WCCFTech 4/27
  • "AWS vs Microsoft vs Google: Weighing up the financial results of the big cloud three" ComputerWeekly 4/27
  • "Microsoft opens up day after earnings beat" CNBC 4/27
  • "ProBeat: Windows 10's update success dwarfs its 1 billion miss" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Windows 10's Timeline is the star of its latest update" Engadget 4/27
  • "Microsoft makes managing and updating Windows 10 easier for its business users" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Microsoft Tops Amazon In Q1 Cloud Revenue, $6.0 Billion To $5.44 Billion; IBM Third at $4.2 Billion" Forbes 4/27
  • "Who IBM Is Laying Off and What They Have to Say About It" 24/7 Wall St. 4/27
  • "IBM demonstrates how blockchain tech can track physical jewellery" IT PRO 4/27
  • "IBM Files Patent For Proof-Of-Work Protocol Tailored To IoT Networks" Cointelegraph 4/27
  • "IBM Rolls Out Blockchain To Authenticate Bling" Pymnys 4/27
  • "IBM turnover shrinks $28bn in 6 years but execs laugh all the way to the bank" The Register 4/27
  • "Dell surveyed 5,763 PC gamers, and this is what they said" PCWorld 4/27
  • "Dell's new patent application shows how a two-screen laptop deals with DRM" Digital Trends 4/27
  • "Intel gives up early gains, stock goes flat on the day" CNBC 4/27
  • "Intel Q1 2018: breaks revenue records off data centric growth" Hexus 4/27
  • "Intel nears nifty 50 as data centres revved up Q1 revenues" SiliconRepublic 4/27
  • "It Doesn't Look Like Spectre and Meltdown Really Hurt Intel at All" Gizmodo 4/27
  • "Intel feels the Ryzen pinch, delays Cannon Lake again" bit-tech 4/27
  • "Intel delays mass production of 10nm chips until 2019" Liliputing 4/27
  • "'Yield issues' delays Intel's shift to 10nm - for at least the third time" Computing 4/27
  • "Intel says it 'bit off too much' amid 10nm chip delays" IT PRO 4/27
  • "Intel confirms hire of former AMD CPU architect Jim Keller from Tesla" V3 4/27
  • "Intel hires ex-Tesla exec to lead silicon engineering" Converge 4/27
  • "Intel has problems with 10nm and moves volume production towards 2019" Guru3D 4/27
  • "Intel Delays 10-nm Volume Production Until 2019" EE Times 4/27
  • "Intel delays its 10-nanometer 'Cannon Lake' CPUs yet again" Engadget 4/27
  • "Are Intel throwing shade on AMD's 12nm node while still claiming 'process leadership'?" PCGamesN 4/27
  • "Best AMD gaming motherboard 2018" PCGamesN 4/27
  • "Get The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X 16 Core 32 Thread CPU For Just $858.71 ($999 Retail Price)" SegmentNext 4/27
  • "Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Rose To A 1-Month High After Q1 Profit Beat" RTTNews 4/27
  • "AMD claims it is finally making inroads to Intel dominance" ITProPortal 4/27
  • "Gaming and streaming with AMD's second-gen Ryzen CPUs" The Tech Report 4/27
  • "AMD's got working 7nm silicon in its labs, sampling later this year" Neowin 4/27
  • "Confirmed: AMD Zen designer Jim Keller joins Intel to lead silicon engineering department" Guru3D 4/27
  • "Using Third-party CPU Coolers Won't Void Warranty Now, Applies To Both AMD And Intel Processors" SegmentNext 4/27
  • "Take A Look At The Profits AMD Has Made Through Mining Already" Crypto Daily 4/27
  • "10% of Q1 Revenue: Cryptocurrency Mining Boosts AMD Profits Despite Volatility" CCN 4/27
  • "AMD Fails to See a Problem With Mining Decline" Cryptovest 4/27
  • "Cryptocurrency Mining Accounted for 10% of AMD's Overall Revenue in Q1 2018" BitCoin 4/27
  • "NHS Business Services Authority targets £1.1bn in savings with Oracle analytics" Diginomica 4/27
  • "India can play key role in tech development: Cisco CEO" Live Mint 4/27
  • "India can play key role in tech development for other markets: Cisco CEO" The Economic Times 4/27
  • "Verizon, Cisco Expand Optical Nets" EE Times 4/27
  • "If your cloud apps don't have APIs, you're doing it wrong" InfoWorld 4/27
General Interest
  • "Facebook gives parents more control on Messenger Kids" Social Barrel 9:07 PM
  • "Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online" BBC 8:06 PM
  • "Huawei has been developing its own OS for smartphones, tablets, and PCs" Neowin 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook adds features to donation tool and eliminates fee for personal causes" Neowin 7:41 AM
  • "Nokia teases an event for April 27 with an image of the Nokia N8" Neowin 7:41 AM
  • "Net Neutrality and Cambridge Analytica Scandal Fuel VPN Use" PC Magazine 4/27
  • "Google co-founder Sergey Brin warns over AI 'revolution': Annual letter says developments have brought 'new questions and responsibilities'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/27
  • "Why a Walmart VP had a 'religious conversion' to blockchain" Computerworld 4/27
  • "Checking out the new Gmail, Spectacles 2.0, and some recent tech rumors" The Verge 4/27
  • "Amazon is now offering smart security packages with installation" The Verge 4/27
  • "Yawn: Amazon cloud business just keeps rolling along" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Amazon will install a full smart home security system for you" Engadget 4/27
  • "Amazon Prime subscriptions increase to $119 in the US -- but you may avoid the price hike" BetaNews 4/27
  • "Facebook adds donation matching to its fundraising tools" Engadget 4/27
  • "Facebook's original video strategy: Cats + weddings = profit" Engadget 4/27
  • "Facebook now lets parents schedule 'sleep mode' in Messenger Kids app" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Facebook's Messenger Kids' app gains a 'sleep mode'" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Sony's business stabilizes with strong PS4 game sales" Engadget 4/27
  • "Tesla shareholder wants to remove Elon Musk from chairman position" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Nintendo Labo Toy Variety Kit review — fun and clutter come together" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Steam Spy switches algorithms to survive Valve's data shutdown" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "MIST paints your walls so you don't have to" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Aloe Bud is the adorable self-care app you've been waiting for" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "China's smartphone market sees its largest drop in five years" Engadget 4/27
  • "NASA canceled our first step toward returning humans to the moon" Engadget 4/27
  • "NASA and ESA want to bring Mars soil samples back to Earth" Engadget 4/27
  • "SpaceX price hikes will make ISS cargo missions more costly" Engadget 4/27
  • "Pinterest made its app more accessible to the visually impaired" Engadget 4/27
  • "Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner" Engadget 4/27
  • "Ambi Climate 2 review: An intelligent alternative for controlling a room air conditioner" TechHive 4/27
  • "K-Swiss makes a sneaker for the Immortals esports group" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "BlaBlaCar acquires French urban carpooling startup Less" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "France's BlaBlaCar acquires carpool startup Less in ongoing ridesharing consolidation" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Here's when Ford will stop making most of its cars" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Nintendo's E3 plans are all about 'Super Smash Bros.' for Switch" Engadget 4/27
  • "Battle royale smash-hit Fortnite's next move could be super" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Grab these free and cheap Avengers comics, movies, and cases just for time for 'Infinity War'" PCWorld 4/27
  • "In 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider,' Lara Croft has the skills to survive" Engadget 4/27
  • "Shadow of the Tomb Raider will take on the Mayan apocalypse" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Shadow of the Tomb Raider preview: Hunting in the dark" PCWorld 4/27
  • "Nintendo is releasing a mobile RPG this summer" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Women alleging sexual assault by Uber drivers ask to be freed from forced arbitration" TechCrunch 4/27
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft responds to e-waste recycler's jail sentence: 'he was counterfeiting Windows software'" The Verge 4/27
  • "Windows 10 Spring Update: Everything you need to know" Pocket-lint 4/27
  • "Free Up Space on Your Hard Drive Automatically With Windows 10's Storage Sense Feature" Lifehacker 4/27
  • "Microsoft debuts Office 2019 as a Preview for business customers" OnMSFT 4/27
  • "How's Xbox Doing? Here Are The Big Takeaways From Microsoft Earnings" GameSpot 4/27
  • "How to download and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update right now" TechRadar UK 4/27
  • "Windows 10 April Update Coming April 30: How to Get It" LAPTOP Magazine 4/27
  • "Why you should actually install the new Windows 10 update" Yahoo Finance 4/27
  • "Use Windows 10? Update it, then try these 5 tips to boost your productivity" USA Today 4/27
  • "Windows Phones are back in the Microsoft Store as Alcatel IDOL 4S goes on sale" MSPoweruser 4/27
  • "Windows 10's most boring update is actually its best" Mashable 4/27
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know" CNET 4/27
  • "Microsoft is also replacing its gun emoji with a water pistol" Engadget 4/27
  • "Microsoft's latest idea? How foldable two-screen mobile could use 'hinge gestures'" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Razer launches 'Abyssus Essential' optical gaming mouse" BetaNews 4/27
  • "Razer Hyperflux review: A wireless mouse that has no battery inside—believe it!" PCWorld 4/27
  • "Microsoft Office 2019 client app preview now available to business users" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Microsoft releases Office 2019 preview" The Verge 4/27
  • "What's new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update is coming on April 30" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update arrives on Monday" The Verge 4/27
  • "The next major Windows 10 update is launching on Monday" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Just don't call it the Spring Creators Update" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser now lets you mute tabs" TechCrunch 4/27
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Hagens Berman: Class Action Reveals Widespread Overpricing Scheme Affecting Purchasers of Smartphones, Computers and Other Electronics/Attorneys alert consumers to rampant overpricing of smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets and other devices" Business Wire 4/27
  • "House Democrats want to step up the fight against robocalls" Engadget 4/27
  • "House Judiciary Committee hearing on social media called a 'hoax'" Engadget 4/27
  • "UK's abandoned tin mines could be reopened to help build EVs" Engadget 4/27
  • "U.S. could scrutinize Corporate America's connections with Chinese companies around AI" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "The EU is banning outdoor use of pesticides that harm bees" The Verge 4/27
  • "UK mass surveillance regime dealt another blow in court" TechCrunch 4/27
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How To Extend Your Prime Membership For $99 Right Now Before $119 Price Increase Kicks In" Redmond Pie 8:37 PM
  • "Charterstone: Hot new 'legacy' boardgame takes time to find its way/A solid game is in here—if you can get to it." Ars Technica 11:07 AM
  • "Cramer Remix: Microsoft and Intel could rule the world again" CNBC 4/27
  • "I'm Sorry To Report Instagram Is Bad Now" BuzzFeed 4/27
  • "Google's Mysterious AI Ethics Board Should Be As Transparent As Axon's" Forbes 4/27
  • "A Sprint–T-Mobile Merger Will Test How Well Sucking Up to Trump Works as a Business Strategy" Slate 4/27
  • "HP ZBook x2 G4 Detachable Workstation review: A hybrid for creatives Review" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Social media has a censorship problem of its own making" Engadget 4/27
  • "Serverless computing explained: Freedom for devs at last" InfoWorld 4/27
  • "These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications" InfoWorld 4/27
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "DocuSign pops 30% and Smartsheet 23% in their debuts on Nasdaq and NYSE" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "EcoFlow raises $4M from unconventional investors to grow its mobile power business" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Square's buying spree continues with Weebly acquisition, hints at global expansion" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "DocuSign raises $629 million after pricing IPO" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Maverick, a social network for young women, launches with $2.7M in funding" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Bangladesh's version of Go-Jek raises over $10M in a round led by Go-Jek" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "T-Mobile is reportedly much closer to a merger deal with Sprint" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint said to be close to a $26 billion merger" The Verge 4/27
  • "Sprint tumbles on report of possible T-Mobile deal price" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/27
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint finalizing merger terms: sources" Reuters 4/27
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint may announce a merger as soon as next week" BGR 4/27
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks post weekly losses in lackluster session as strong results fail to excite bulls: First-quarter GDP tops forecasts but slows from previous quarter" MarketWatch 4/27
  • "Dow Drops Slightly, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Post Small Gains: Stocks ended mixed on Friday, with the Nasdaq up slightly after tech giants Amazon.com, Microsoft and Intel posted stellar earnings on Thursday." TheStreet 4/27
  • "Stocks finish mixed as Amazon leads retail rally; Exxon dips" Associated Press 4/27
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Weekly Loss: Corporate results have put firms in the S&P 500 on track to post earnings growth of 23% for the latest quarter" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/27
  • "Asian stocks extend gains on easing concerns about geopolitical risks: Asian stocks extended gains Friday, as investor concerns over geopolitical risks eased." MarketWatch 4/27
  • "European stocks lock in weekly gains as euro weakens: German and U.K. stocks led advances in European equity trade Friday, amid weakness in the euro and the pound against the dollar. For the week, the pan-Europe benchmark posted a gain amid a raft of corporate quarterly results." MarketWatch 4/27



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