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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica: The state of car OSes, including Blackberry's QNX, Windows Embedded Automotive, and custom Linux and Android Open Source Project operating systems  —  Linux, Android, and Blackberry's QNX race for control of the dashboard display.  —  If I asked you “how many computing devices do you own? …

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Yuji Nakamura / Bloomberg: Faced with $69M bitcoin theft, Bitfinex has dodged bankruptcy and repaid customers after issuing IOU tokens  —  Bitcoin exchange dodged bankruptcy with markets-centered plan  —  Sets precedent for dealing with digital currency disasters  —  After hackers stole $69 million from Bitfinex last year …

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Shona Ghosh / Business Insider: Just Eat's planned £200M acquisition of takeaway delivery rival Hungryhouse will be investigated by the UK's competition authority  —  Just Eat's planned purchase of its takeaway delivery rival Hungryhouse will be investigated by the UK's competition authority, because of worries …

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TechCrunch: As Bitcoin crosses $2,000, it also now accounts for less then half of total cryptocurrencies market cap, following growth of Ethereum and Ripple  —  May 20, 2017, 12:46 pmMay 20, 2017, 3:50 pm  —  The world's most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Samsung Chromebook Pro will start shipping on May 28, but Android apps on Chrome OS will still be in beta at launch  —  In the future, Android may be updated faster on Chromebooks than on phones  —  The Chromebook Pro was meant to be a grand coming-out party for Android apps running on Chrome OS.

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Liam Tung / ZDNet: ‘Safe and predictable’ Windows 10 S won't run Linux, says Microsoft  —  Microsoft wants to clear up confusion about Windows 10 S and Linux distributions available on the Windows Store.  —  Just because Linux distributions are coming to the Windows Store, it doesn't mean they will work …

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BBC: ARM partners with researchers from University of Washington to develop chips for neural implants to help people with brain and spinal injuries  —  Chip design giant ARM has teamed up with US researchers on a project to develop chips that can be implanted in the human brain.

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BuzzFeed: UK Conservative Party election manifesto proposes stringent new regulations that would impact internet companies like Google and Facebook  —  The Conservative manifesto sets out a distinct vision for the future of the internet in which an anarchic world run by private companies is supplemented by substantial government intervention.

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Tony Romm / Recode: The White House plans to discuss government modernization and immigration with technology execs at the first American Technology Council meeting next month  —  Government modernization, big data and high-skilled immigration are on the agenda, obtained by Recode.

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Russell Brandom / The Verge: Roughly 98% of computers affected by WannaCry ransomware were running Windows 7, according to data released by Kaspersky Lab  —  Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say  —  One week after it first hit, researchers are getting a better handle on how the WannaCry ransomware spread so quickly …

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David Priest / CNET: Esports company ESL says it will bring 5.5K+ hours of live streaming to Facebook, 1.5K of which will be exclusive, starting June  —  Facebook and ESL are bringing over 5500 hours of streaming content to the social media platform.  —  ESL, the largest esports company in the world …

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Reinhardt Krause / Investor's Business Daily: Shopify shares dip 3.5% after it announces secondary stock offering of 5.5M shares at $91, raising $500.5M  —  E-commerce platform provider Shopify (SHOP) could be a buyer as opposed to takeover bait for the likes Adobe Systems (ADBE), Amazon.com (AMZN) or eBay (EBAY) following its surprise $490 million stock offering.

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Andy Greenberg / Wired: Hackers are using Mirai-based botnets to DDoS the domain hardcoded into WannaCry in an attempt to reduce effectiveness of the kill-switch, revive the ransomware  —  Over the past year, two digital disasters have rocked the internet.  The botnet known as Mirai knocked a swath of major sites off …

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Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg: Uber head of product Daniel Graf talks about the route-based pricing firm is using in some cities, and how it will deal with driver discontent about new pricing  —  The ride-hailing giant is using data science to engineer a more sustainable business model, but it's cutting drivers out from some gains.

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Twitter warns Vine users that email addresses and phone numbers were exposed for less than 24 hours  —  Apparently getting shut down wasn't bad enough  —  Vine as we once knew it has already been shut down, but unfortunately that doesn't mean the information you provided to the Twitter-owned company is secure.

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Bloomberg: Sources: Musical.ly is in talks with media companies including Viacom and NBCUniversal to make original shows, set to launch this summer  —  Tween video app aims to launch new shows as soon as summer  —  Virtual face mask creation tool among other new features

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April Glaser / Recode: Federal court says that FAA drone registration rules violated the law; users do not have to register non-commercial drones anymore  —  Surprisingly, the drone industry isn't thrilled.  —  If you buy a new drone in the U.S. to fly non-commercially, you no longer have to register your drone …

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Kim Hart / Axios: Uber threatens to fire Anthony Levandowski if he does not cooperate with a court's order to return any files he has back to Waymo  —  Uber has asked Anthony Levandowski, the executive at the center of a major lawsuit with Waymo, to cooperate with a court's order to return any files he has back to Waymo …

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: New tool decrypts WannaCry-infected computers running Windows XP, 7, and 2003, if they have not been rebooted  —  A tool released on Friday decrypts PCs running a fuller suite of Windows versions.  —  New hope glimmered on Friday for people hit by last week's virulent ransomware worm …

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Phil Wahba / Fortune: Walmart online sales grew 63% YoY in Q1 as the number of items sold on Walmart.com increased to 50M from 10M a year ago  —  Walmart's wmt massive e-commerce investments are starting to pay off.  —  The discount chain reported on Thursday that U.S. online sales rose a staggering 63% …

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Zomato agrees to hacker's demand — will launch bug bounty program in exchange for stolen data deletion  —  Less than 24 hours after revealing a major security breach that compromised the accounts of millions of users, restaurant search service Zomato revealed that it has engaged …

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Daniel Roth / LinkedIn: LinkedIn Top Companies 2017 list shows five most in-demand companies to work for include Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Salesforce, and Uber  —  From Amazon to Allergan and Salesforce to Starbucks, this year's LinkedIn Top Companies represent brands we know and love — as well as the firms …

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Evan Blass / VentureBeat: Images leak of Microsoft's refreshed Surface Pro ahead of May 23 event in Shanghai  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Microsoft is holding an event on Monday, May 23 in Shanghai, China where it will unveil a widely anticipated refresh of its Surface Pro 4 laptop-class Windows 10-powered tablet, known simply as the Surface Pro.

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Christina Farr / CNBC: Source: Tim Cook was spotted at the Apple campus test-driving a prototype glucose-tracker connected to his Apple Watch  —  - Tim Cook has been test-driving a glucose monitor to understand how his blood sugar responds to factors like food and exercise  — CNBC reported last month that Apple …

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Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg: Data shows equity crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act has failed to take off, with only $38M being invested across 142 startups since May 2016  —  Equity crowdfunding generated $38 million for 142 startups  —  High costs and low fundraising cap to blame, analysts say

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