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May 5, 2016, 11:40 AM

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Yusuf Mehdi / Windows Blog:
Microsoft says Windows 10 is now on 300M active devices, free upgrade to end July 29th, full version of Windows 10 Home to cost $119  —  Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices - Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon … We're pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than a year.
Los Angeles Times:
LAPD successfully hacked into the locked iPhone 5s belonging to the slain wife of “Shield” actor Michael Jace  —  LAPD hacked into iPhone of slain wife of ‘Shield’ actor, documents show  —  Actor Michael Jace is flanked by his attorneys Peter L. Carr IV, left …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Profile of AI assistant Viv, from the creators of Siri, ahead of its public demo Monday; sources say the company received acquisition bids from Google, Facebook  —  Siri's creators say they've made something better that will take care of everything for you  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
iOS and Mac App Store experiencing widespread search issues, with major apps missing in results  —  App Store Experiencing Widespread Search Issues [Updated]  —  A significant number of users on Reddit and Twitter, corroborated by multiple tips we have received, are affected …
BBC:
Craig Wright backs out of promise to provide more proof, says he lacks the courage to face allegations  —  Bitcoin ‘creator’ backs out of coin move ‘proof’  —  The entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin has reneged on a promise to present new “proof” to support his case.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Pivotal scores $253 million Series C led by Ford on hefty $2.8 billion valuation  —  Pivotal has a couple of new friends with big wallets.  Today it announced that Ford and Microsoft were joining EMC, VMware and GE as investment partners on a massive $253 million Series C investment with a whopping $2.8 billion valuation.
Fox News:
Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar known as “Guccifer” claims he breached Hillary Clinton's personal email server in 2013  —  Romanian hacker Guccifer: I breached Clinton server, ‘it was easy’  —  EXCLUSIVE: The infamous Romanian hacker known as “Guccifer,” speaking exclusively with Fox News …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Concerns raised over DeepMind's data-sharing deal with UK's NHS as new report finds Google has been given broader access to patient data than publicly announced  —  Concerns raised over broad scope of DeepMind-NHS health data-sharing deal  —  Concerns have been raised about the scope …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber announces global advisory board with members including Neelie Kroes and former prime minister of Peru; compensation will be equity  —  Uber Names Former EU Vice President Kroes to New Advisory Board  —  Uber Technologies Inc. announced an eight-member public policy advisory board Wednesday …
Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft updates SharePoint with Office Graph feature that analyzes data from Office apps, with iOS and Android apps coming later this quarter  —  Microsoft Aims to Wrangle Data for Office Teams With SharePoint Revamp  —  Software giant is keen to win some buzz from likes of Slack, Box by enhancing workplace collaboration

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