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May 18, 2015, 10:40 AM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Apple confirms that it has acquired GPS startup Coherent Navigation  —  Apple Acquires Coherent Navigation, a GPS Start-Up  —  For many of the largest Silicon Valley technology companies, location software undergirds numerous applications and features in their products.  —  For Apple, it has been a game of catch-up.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
FBI claims security researcher Chris Roberts told them he was able to hack in-flight entertainment system during a flight and issue commands to engines  —  Feds Say That Banned Researcher Commandeered a Plane  —  A security researcher kicked off a United Airlines flight last month …
Graham Cluley:
What we know so far on the story of the alleged in-flight system hacker Chris Roberts  —  Security researcher ‘hijacked plane in-flight’: questions and (some) answers  —  Well, at the end of last week, Wired published an extraordinary story: “Feds Say That Banned Researcher Commandeered a Plane”
John Paul Titlow / Fast Company:
Inside InnerTube, Google's three year old project to overhaul YouTube's internal development platform, recommendation engine, and search  —  TO TAKE ON HBO AND NETFLIX, YOUTUBE HAD TO REWIRE ITSELF  —  The war over our eyeballs is heating up, and that's mostly a good thing for people who like to look at screens.
More: TIME and GizmodoTweets: @tcarmody
Brian Merchant / Motherboard:
Interview: MakerBot CEO Jonathan Jaglom discusses recent layoffs, retail store closures, future roadmap, more  —  Remaking MakerBot  —  MakerBot Industries is the public face of 3D printing.  And whenever the public face of a nascent, closely-watched consumer technology undergoes …
Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
UK quietly amends law to give intelligence and law enforcement officers immunity from prosecution for hacking  —  Intelligence officers given immunity from hacking laws, tribunal told  —  Legislative changes exempting law enforcement officers from ban on breaking into people's digital devices …
Richard Feloni / Business Insider:
Inside Zappos' switch to Holacracy, a manager-free operating structure, which led 14% of employees to quit  —  Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit  —  On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
How Microsoft is making the machine learning capabilities behind Cortana accessible to any app with Project Oxford  —  Cortana for all: Microsoft's plan to put voice recognition behind anything  —  Microsoft and co. make computer vision, voice, and text processing a Web request away.
More: TechSpotTweets: @timoreilly
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Plex brings photos, music and video streaming to TiVo June 8th  —  After a number of leaks and hints, this week Plex and TiVo announced their products will start working together soon.  Plex media server gives users a way to easily stream photos, music or video files to devices like Roku and Chromecast …
Brett LoGiurato / Fusion:
Politicians are using Snapchat to attract young supporters ahead of the 2016 election, presenting a challenge to regulators  —  Snapchat is going to be huge in 2016 — and regulators have no idea how to handle it  —  As he gears up for a presidential run, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley held …

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