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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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Wall Street Journal: Sources: Apple has asked WeChat and other Chinese social apps to disable “tip” functions, saying they qualify as in-app purchases with a 30% cut for Apple  —  Apple's challenges have multiplied in the all-important China market over the past year or so and its effort to wring …

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Jason Koebler / Motherboard: Lobbying records in New York state show Apple, Verizon, and tech trade orgs oppose the Fair Repair Act that would prohibit software locks that restrict repairs  —  Behind the scenes, Apple is trying to kill legislation that would make it easier for normal people to fix iPhones.

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Greg Barbosa / 9to5Mac: Vevo updates tvOS app with curated playlists, artist stations, and “peek-inside-playlist” feature allowing playlist viewing during video playback, coming May 19  —  Following up on the experience it brought to iOS, Vevo is bringing its reimagined 10-foot interface to tvOS.

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google: Google announces Payment API, Assistant payments, targeted Android Pay loyalty offers & more  —  As part of its Google I/O announcements this week, Google announced its latest new payments features today, including new targeted offers coming to Android Pay, a new Google API that will enable fast checkouts …

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Telegram 4.0 update brings support for chatbot payments, video messages, and Telescope, a video hosting platform  —  Messaging app Telegram has dropped a major update today that sees its service gain support for chatbot payments.  It has also added short video messages and new design options for its Instant View reading mode.

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Jordan Novet / CNBC: Spotify acquires French machine-learning music recommendation startup Niland  —  - Spotify bought a French AI start-up called Niland that has a unique approach to music recommendations.  — It's in a race with Apple and Pandora to use AI and other methods to give music customers the best music-discovery experience.

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Medium launches audio versions of stories, narrated by actors or post writers, for subscribers, with 50+ available now, and more coming  —  Medium is hoping to sweeten the pot in order to get you to become a paying member.  The publishing platform provider said that members will now be provided …

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Brian Womack / Bloomberg: Salesforce beats expectations with Q1 revenue of $2.39B up 25% YoY, says unbilled deferred revenue is up 26% YoY to $9.6B  —  Company raises fiscal year and current quarter sales forecast  —  Revenue and profit in the first quarter topped estimates  —  Salesforce.com Inc. …

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Justin Diaz / AndroidHeadlines.com: Google unveils voice chat system and shared room feature for YouTube VR in Daydream update coming later in 2017  —  Google is adding a shared rooms feature to YouTube VR as part of an update to the app as well as an update to the Daydream platform in general.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Google says there are 2B pages and 900K domains using AMP; pages now load twice as fast  —  As Google looks for ways to keep people using its own mobile search to discover content — in competition with apps and other services like Facebook's Instant Articles — the company is announcing some updates to AMP …

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Zack Kanter / TechCrunch: How Amazon is eliminating internal inefficiencies and avoiding technological stagnation by exposing its internal operations to external competition  —  I co-founded a software startup in December.  Each month, I send out an update to our investors to keep them updated on our progress.

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Nathan McAlone / Business Insider: Facebook signs deal with MLB to broadcast 20 Friday night games live this season, with the first one being streamed tomorrow  —  Facebook just announced that it has reached a deal with Major League Baseball to broadcast 20 games live on Facebook this season, part of the tech giant's big push into premium video.

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Wall Street Journal: Alibaba reports Q4 revenue up 60% at $5.6B beating estimates, and net income of $1.55B; online sales of retail goods in China rose 26% in four months this year  —  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter nearly doubled as more shoppers turned to its online platforms for purchases.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Restaurant search service Zomato hacked, says 17M email addresses and hashed passwords were stolen  —  Restaurant search service Zomato is the latest in a long line of companies to be hacked.  The company has revealed that millions of its customer accounts were accessed, with email addresses and hashed passwords stolen.

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Adi Robertson / The Verge: Google to update Daydream VR platform later this year with 2D function panel overlay, Chrome, screen capture, Google Cast support, and more  —  Google's Daydream VR platform is getting its first major software revamp later this year, nudging the interface toward being a more full-featured operating system.

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Ashley Carman / The Verge: Kickstarter partners with Avnet and Dragon Innovation to launch Hardware Studio program, aimed at helping hardware-focused projects succeed  —  Kickstarter announced the launch of a new program today, called Hardware Studio, that's designed to help startups navigate the dizzying world of manufacturing.

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David McCabe / Axios: FCC votes to begin rolling back Obama-era rules governing net neutrality for ISPs  —  The long-anticipated rollback of net neutrality rules has officially begun.  The FCC voted along party lines on Thursday to formally consider Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to scrap the legal foundation for the rules …

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Sean O'Kane / The Verge: Uber officially launches Uber Freight, its app for pairing truck drivers with companies that need cargo shipped across the US  —  Available on iOS and Android  —  After getting a peek from Travis Kalanick earlier this month, Uber today officially launched Uber Freight …

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Carla Sertin / Forbes Middle East: Dubai-based logistics startup Fetchr raises $41M Series B led by NEA to tackle delivery challenges in Arab countries, where streets often lack a formal address  —  Fetchr announced today it raised $41 million in a series B round, led by returning investor New Enterprise Associates …

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Shrutika Verma / Livemint: Indian digital payments firm Paytm raises $1.4B from SoftBank, to launch the Paytm Payments Bank and other financial services products  —  Paytm is now SoftBank's biggest investment in the Indian start-up ecosystem  —  New Delhi: Paytm, run by One97 Communications Ltd …

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