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May 4, 2016, 12:50 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: revamped Apple Music with more intuitive interface, expansion of online radio service, and more to debut at WWDC after mixed reviews and exec shakeup  —  Apple to Revamp Streaming Music Service After Mixed Reviews, Departures  —  Music service to get new interface at developers conference.
Neil Cybart / Above Avalon:
Why a slowing upgrade cycle and other factors suggest iPhone sales growth won't recover  —  iPhone Warning Signs  —  Apple has spent years proving iPhone doubters wrong.  Those who made a habit of calling for the iPhone's demise have watched the product go on to bring Apple over $600 billion …
Cade Metz / Wired:
IBM makes its five-qubit quantum computer available as a cloud service for students and researchers to test  —  IBM Is Now Letting Anyone Play With Its Quantum Computer  —  Quantum computing is computing at its most esoteric.  It's an experimental, enormously complex …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Hulu confirms plan to stream live TV next year  —  Starting next year, Hulu won't just be the place you go to watch day-old TV shows — it'll also be the place you go to see them airing live.  Hulu announced this morning that it's going to begin offering subscribers the ability to stream …
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
Apple hires Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google's X lab and former head of technology at Nest, to work on health projects  —  Apple Nabs Nest's Former Head of Technology  —  Apple has hired famed robotics expert Yoky Matsuoka, one of the co-founders of Google's X lab and former head …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Opera's ad blocker comes to its stable release channel and Opera Mini for Android  —  Opera today announced that its built-in ad blocker, which was previously only available in the experimental developer release channel, is now coming to all of its desktop users.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google enables HTTPS for all sites on its Blogspot domain, two years after Wordpress  —  Google enables HTTPS for all Blogspot sites  —  Google today made HTTPS connections the default for all of the sites on its Blogspot domain.  —  Google first enabled HTTPS for Blogspot last September, but at the time, it was an opt-in feature.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Satellite TV company Dish gets into the phone repair business, will now make on-site visits to swap your broken iPhone screen or battery  —  Dish, the satellite TV company, will now come repair your broken iPhone  —  Dish is getting into smartphone repairs.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Age of Learning, a quiet giant in education apps, raised $150M at a $1B valuation from Iconiq  —  Some startups raise a lot of money with much fanfare before they've ever shipped a product, but some grow under the radar, building something that clicks, and then slowly amassing users and revenues before most even realise they've arrived.
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
UK startup EngageSciences acquired by Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy's Wayin  —  UK-based marketing platform EngageSciences has been acquired by US company Wayin, which is headed up by Sun Microsystems co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy.  —  No financial details have been disclosed …

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