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Sijia Jiang / Reuters: Lenovo reports annual profit of $535M, reversing a loss of $128M in the previous year, and revenue of $43B, down 4% YoY  —  China's Lenovo Group Ltd (0992.HK), the world's largest personal computer (PC) maker, on Thursday said it returned to profit in a year when its PC shipments fell …

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Tom Brant / PC Magazine: Acer unveils 15.6-inch Nitro 5 midrange gaming laptop, and a 11.6-inch Spin 1 convertible laptop with touch display, two Iconia tablets  —  The Nitro 5 is for casual gamers; the Iconia Tab 10 tablet has four speakers and its own subwoofer.  —  Gamers in the market for a midrange laptop …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: G2 Crowd, which crowdsources enterprise software reviews, raises $30M Series B led by Accel with LinkedIn among those participating  —  In the age of social media, you're only as good as your last like, and today a startup has raised a sizeable round of funding banking that the same maxim applies to software.

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Chris Griffith / The Australian: Eugene Kaspersky offers to testify in the US and provide source code to US authorities amid AG and DNI concerns about potential risks of Kaspersky software  —  Russian cybersecurity expert Eugene Kaspersky has offered to hand over his global company's code to US authorities as he fights …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Twitter updates its Apple TV app to include support for Periscope's global map and the ability to watch live 360 degree video  —  Twitter launched a version of its service on Apple TV and other media player platforms last fall in order to deliver its live video content to the big screen.

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg: Brazilian ride-hailing service 99 raises $100M from SoftBank to better compete in a region where, a source says, Uber's margins are one of their highest  —  For Uber, it's not a good sign.  —  Brazilian ride-hailing startup 99 raised $100 million from SoftBank Group Corp. to help it compete …

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Robert Hof / SiliconANGLE: Pure Storage Q1 beats with $182.6M revenue, up 31% YoY, shares up 11% after hours; CEO says company continues to take business from traditional storage rivals  —  Flash storage provider Pure Storage Inc. beat back doubts about its growth today, reporting better-than-expected first fiscal-quarter profit …

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Brian Heater / TechCrunch: DJI debuts Spark, a drone with a palm-sized body for taking pictures and video, controllable via smartphone; preorders open today, shipping next month for $499  —  The big news at DJI's “huge Seize the Moment” event in New York City is, as expected, pretty small.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: IFTTT opens its platform for making and publishing Applets to all developers via a free app maker tier, alongside current premium partner tiers  —  IFTTT, the platform that allows users to create customized, conditional interactions between apps, online services, digital assistants …

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Connie Loizos / TechCrunch: Q&A guide to Initial Coin Offerings, a tool to trade cryptocurrencies with liquid value for future cryptocoins, that explores the process, legality, more  —  Over the last month, it's been hard to miss talk in the media and on social channels about initial coin offerings, or ICOs.  What are they?

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Jessica Toonkel / Reuters: Sources: Facebook signs deals with Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, others for video content, paying up to $250K for 20-30 minute shows, $10-35K for 5-10 minute shows  —  Facebook Inc (FB.O) has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN …

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Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: iPhone SE tops smartphones in American Customer Satisfaction Index, based on interviews with 36K+ US customers, Galaxy S6 edge+ and iPhone 7 Plus tied for 2nd  —  Despite a shift towards smartphones with larger screens, the iPhone SE has topped all other smartphones in the annual American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Microsoft now uses Git to develop Windows, along with its open source Git Virtual File System to help manage the ~300GB repository  —  Microsoft today announced that virtually all of its engineers now use the Git version control system to develop its Windows operating system.

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Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios: Imzy, a “nicer Reddit” founded in 2016 by former Reddit employees, to shut down on June 23, having raised $11M  —  Imzy, a Utah-based startup that wanted to create a friendlier online community—a “nice Reddit”—said on Wednesday that it's shutting down just two years after its founding …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Rackspace appoints Joe Eazor, former EarthLink CEO, as its CEO, replacing interim CEO Jeff Cotten  —  Rackspace today announced that its board has appointed Joe Eazor as its new CEO, effective June 12.  Eazor will replace Rackspace President Jeff Cotton, who stepped in as the company's interim CEO …

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Facebook: Facebook redesigns Trending Topics pages to make it easier for users to discover alternate news sources, rolling out first to iPhone users in US  —  Redesigned Trending Results Page  —  Starting today, we're introducing a redesigned Trending results page, which is the page you see when you click …

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Charlie Savage / New York Times: Draft legislation from the White House, which has circulated among several congressional committees, would allow US to track and destroy domestic drones  —  The Trump administration is asking Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers to track, hack and destroy any type of drone …

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Tim Peterson / Marketing Land: Pinterest rolls out Promoted Video ads, muted by default, that play automatically in people's feeds, search results, and within Related Pins galleries  —  After introducing click-to-play video ads last summer, Pinterest is adding the autoplay variety to people's feeds and search results.

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Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet: Google, IBM, and Lyft debut Istio, an open source tool for managing microservices from different vendors on cloud platforms  —  Istio gives developers a vendor-neutral way to connect, secure, manage, and monitor networks of different microservices on cloud platforms.

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Brian Barrett / Wired: Intel to offer Thunderbolt 3 protocol specification to chipmakers royalty free next year and integrate Thunderbolt into its CPUs  —  Nearly two years ago, Intel gave a major boost to Thunderbolt, its zippy hardware interface, by embracing USB-C, the do-it-all port that will eventually eat the world.

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Andrew Webster / The Verge: Microsoft says its Xbox Game Pass streaming service will launch on June 1 for $9.99/month, offering 100+ Xbox One and 360 games  —  Today Microsoft revealed that its new Xbox One game subscription service will be available on June 1st.  Called Game Pass, the service was first announced back in February …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Samsung's new Gear 360 camera goes on sale in the US on May 25 for $229, available in-store and online  —  Samsung has finally confirmed pricing and U.S. availability for its refreshed Gear 360 camera.  —  The second generation device will go on sale on May 25 in-store and online through Samsung …

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Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal: Facebook is testing a new product, Audience Direct, which it says helps publishers target ads with 90% accuracy; early partners include ESPN  —  ‘Audience Direct’ will streamline buying process that has been labor-intensive  —  Facebook FB -.11% is testing a new tool designed …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Collaboration platform Smartsheet raises $52M Series F led by existing investor Insight Venture Partners at a $800M valuation  —  Cloud-based communication and collaboration platforms are the name of the game today in enterprise software, and now one of the still-independent leaders in that space …

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Apple launches free Swift app development curriculum on iBooks, which will be offered by six community colleges this fall  —  Apple has today announced that is launching a new app development curriculum designed to teach students how to start using Swift to create fully functional iPhone apps.

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