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May 5, 2016, 6:25 PM

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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 …
Eddy Wu / Netflix Media Center:
Netflix adds cellular data usage setting on iOS and Android that lets users restrict bitrates to help avoid exceeding data caps  —  Netflix Introduces New Cellular Data Controls Globally  —  As we have launched Netflix around the world, we have seen big differences in how much people …
Wall Street Journal:
GM, Lyft to begin testing fleet of self-driving electric taxis on public roads within a year  —  GM, Lyft to Test Self-Driving Electric Taxis  —  Move aimed at fighting off Silicon Valley giants amid a reshaping auto industry  —  General Motors Co. and Lyft Inc. will begin testing a fleet …
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
SAP partners with Apple, will create iOS apps and SDK for its HANA Cloud Platform  —  Apple and SAP to Develop iPhone, iPad Apps for Businesses  —  Development kit will let SAP users write native iOS apps  —  SAP to build its own software for health care and industry
BBC:
Craig Wright backs out of promise to provide more proof he's Satoshi Nakamoto, 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.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Google's training AI with formulaic romance novels to help it become more conversational; uses could include more natural search and email Smart Reply responses  —  Google Is Feeding Romance Novels To Its Artificial Intelligence Engine To Make Its Products More Conversational  —  “Her blouse sprang apart.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Research video shows off sensing tech that reacts to fingers before they touch the screen  —  Microsoft's hover gestures for Windows phones are magnificent  —  Microsoft had been planning to introduce a unique 3D Touch feature with a flagship Windows phone back in 2014.
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 …
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
eBay acquires AI and machine-learning company Expertmaker to help organize its listings  —  eBay boosts its big-data brain with Expertmaker buy  —  Expertmaker's AI and machine-learning software could help eBay organize its 900 million listings.
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.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple will require iOS App Store apps to support IPv6-only networks from June 1  —  Apple has announced on its developer blog that it will require all apps submitted to the iOS App Store to support IPv6-only networks from June 1 2016.  Apple originally introduced the transition a year ago at WWDC 2015 …

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