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Evan Blass / VentureBeat: ZTE launches 5.5-inch Google Daydream-ready Axon 7 for $450 alongside its first VR headset  —  ZTE has launched its second Axon-branded flagship, the Axon 7, alongside a compatible virtual reality headset, known as ZTE VR.  The 5.5-inch, Android 6. Marshmallow-powered handset aims to deliver top …

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt: Big Win For Fair Use: Jury Says Google's Use Of Java API's Was Fair Use... On To The Appeal  —  This is somewhat surprising, but good: after a few days of deliberation, the jury in the redo of the Oracle v. Google case concerning Google's use of Java's APIs in Android has resulted …

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Facebook starts selling offsite ads targeting non-users too  —  Facebook's advertising network is already a colossal business — it helped the social network bring in over $5 billion in revenue in its most recent quarter alone — but it is about to take a step towards become …

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Barb Darrow / Fortune: Intel buys computer vision company Itseez, co-founded by two former Intel researchers, in IoT and autonomous car push  —  Chip maker Intel, in its bid to expand from its core PC and server business to all manner of devices, is buying Itseez, a machine vision specialist co-founded by two former Intel techies.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Twitter's audio cards will now support Spotify, offer 30-second clips in timelines and Moments  —  Whistle while you tweet with the new partnership between Twitter and Spotify.  Now you can listen to 30-second previews of songs in your timeline and Moments thanks to Twitter's audio cards that now support Spotify.

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Alexei Oreskovic / Business Insider: Report: Snapchat's share price did not increase from last year in latest fundraising round  —  The price of Snapchat's shares were flat compared to last year in a recent fundraising round, according to a report in The Information.  —  Snapchat raised $1.81 billion in funding, the company disclosed in a filing on Thursday.

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Nick Denton / Gawker: Nick Denton challenges Peter Thiel to a public debate in open letter, says decade-long campaign by Thiel is out of proportion, asks about ultimate intent  —  Nearly a decade ago, after you had opened up to friends and colleagues, a gay writer for Gawker shared an item with the readers of Valleywag …

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Cade Metz / Wired: Facebook and Microsoft partner to lay highest capacity transatlantic internet cable yet, connecting Virginia and Spain with a bandwidth of 160Tbps  —  Facebook and Microsoft are laying a massive Internet cable across the middle of the Atlantic.  —  Dubbed MAREA—Spanish for “tide” …

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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica: Jury in Oracle suit finds Google's use of Java APIs in Android was fair use  —  Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Following a two-week trial, a jury has found that Google's Android operating system does not infringe Oracle-owned copyrights …

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Kurt Wagner / Recode: Twitter execs Jana Messerschmidt, head of business development, and Nathan Hubbard, head of media and commerce, are planning to leave the company  —  Jana Messerschmidt (business development) and Nathan Hubbard (media) are exiting.  —  Two top Twitter executives — Jana Messerschmidt …

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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Intel Capital restructures its investment team, opts not to sell part of portfolio that could have been worth $1B  —  The venture capital arm of Intel Corp. says it isn't planning any major changes to its portfolio  —  Intel Capital is restructuring its investment team …

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Kara Swisher / Recode: As Facebook courts publishers, the company and some of its directors decline to comment on board member Peter Thiel's funding of lawsuit against Gawker  —  And there will also likely be no action, either.  —  Here's a very good question swirling around Silicon Valley and the media universe today …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Twitch launches Clips so gamers can quickly share short videos of their favorite moments  —  Live streaming platform and gamer community Twitch is today launching a new feature that it hopes will help spread its content further afield.  The company has now debuted Clips …

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Twilio publicly files for IPO, seeks listing on NYSE under ticker symbol TWLO; filing reveals $166.92M in revenue and $35.5M net loss in 2015  —  Twilio has filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go public.  The telecommunications platform seeks to raise …

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TechCrunch: Filing: Snapchat raised $1.8B in Series F round; leaked deck reveals $59M revenue in 2015, 110M DAUs in December  —  May 26, 2016, 2:59 amMay 26, 2016, 8:36 am  —  Earlier this week, we reported that the messaging app startup Snapchat was raising more money.  Now we have more updates for you.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: GoDaddy launches Flare, a community app for sharing and rating business ideas  —  Internet domain name registrar and Web hosting giant GoDaddy has launched a new mobile app designed to help entrepreneurs garner feedback for new business ideas.  —  Flare, which launches on iOS today …

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Wall Street Journal: Lenovo Q4 profit up 80% to $180M but revenue falls 24% to $9.13B YoY as PC demand slows  —  First-quarter profit up drastically, helped by cost cuts  —  HONG KONG—A year and a half ago, Lenovo Group Ltd. spent $5 billion to buy itself into growth sectors as the personal-computer market slowed.

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Paul McNamara / Network World: FCC formally fines Chinese firm $34.9M for selling, and a Florida man $48K for using, illegal cellphone jammers  —  Two years ago the FCC announced its intention to fine a Chinese electronics maker $34.9 million and a Florida man $48,000 for respectively selling and using illegal cell-phone jammers.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Reddit launches image uploads, ditching alliance with Imgur  —  Reddit never let you upload images, until now.  That could dismantle Reddit's informal alliance with image-sharing community Imgur.  That's where Redditors would typically post their images or GIFs and then share the links on Reddit.

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Ginny Marvin / Marketing Land: Google releases Data Studio, a free version of its data visualization tool, Data Studio 360, only available in US for now  —  Google Data Studio integrates with AdWords, Analytics, YouTube and other data sources.  —  Google has released Google Data Studio, a free version of its new reporting …

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Financial Times: Sources: Apple had preliminary discussions about buying Time Warner last year as spending on original content set to increase  —  A top Apple executive raised the prospect of the iPhone maker buying Time Warner at a meeting with the owner of HBO, CNN and Warner Brothers, according to three people who were briefed on it.

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Marty Swant / Adweek: Facebook to shut down its desktop-based ad retargeting exchange as company shifts focus toward mobile  —  Social platform redirecting advertisers to mobile  —  Facebook is shutting down Facebook Exchange and moving advertisers to newer products in a coordinated effort to focus more heavily …

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Devindra Hardawar / Engadget: HP goes big on gaming with new Omen laptops and desktop  —  HP gave us a brief taste of the legendary Voodoo PC gaming brand with its Omen laptop over nearly two years ago.  Now, the company is bringing the Omen name to all of its gaming hardware — a new lineup of laptops and desktops, as well as a 32-inch quad-HD monitor.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Chrome 51 released with new APIs, including Credential Management API, more efficient page rendering; available for Windows and Mac, Linux coming soon  —  Google today launched Chrome 51 for Windows and Mac, promising that the Linux version will “ship shortly.”

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Roger Cheng / CNET: HTC confirms it has stopped manufacturing Google's flagship tablet, the Nexus 9  —  HTC confirms it isn't making any more of the slates, and only a limited supply is available on the company's site.  —  by , Roger Cheng  —  The end of the Nexus 9 is nigh.

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