A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.
|Homeless college students seek shelter during breaks|
|Budget deal hits federal workers|
|Five things you didn't know about Bernie Madoff's epic scam|
|GM names Mary Barra as new CEO|
|Snowden docs had NYTimes exec fearing for his life|