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May 6, 2016, 12:50 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Music's new student membership option discounts the service by 50%  —  Amid news that Apple Music is getting a makeover come this summer, Apple today launched a new plan to boost subscribers to its streaming music service and competitor to Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal and others.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Qualcomm issues fix for 5 year old Android security flaw that exposes SMS, call history; Android versions prior to 4.3 mostly affected  —  Critical Qualcomm security bug leaves many phones open to attack  —  Fix still isn't available for most users, and many will probably never get it.
James Pinkstone / Vellum:
Composer claims Apple deleted 122GB of music from his laptop and replaced some songs with more widely available versions after he subscribed to Apple Music  —  Apple Stole My Music.  No, Seriously.  —  “The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Mary Lou Jepsen, Facebook executive director of engineering and head of display tech at Oculus, resigns to work on curing diseases using MRI, wearables  —  Facebook loses Mary Lou Jepsen, key player in VR push  —  Departure comes amid explosion in interest in taking headset-wearing users to computer-generated environments
Bloomberg:
Sources: Didi Kuaidi, Uber's China rival, close to raising $2B at a valuation of about $25B  —  Uber's China Rival ‘Close to Raising $2 Billion in New Funding’  —  Funding said to exceed previous $1.5 billion target on demand  —  Didi said to be valued at about $25 billion by investors
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Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Google and Honeywell resolve patent dispute over Nest's thermostats  —  Google and multinational manufacturer Honeywell have resolved their long-running patent dispute over the thermostats produced by Nest Labs, the two companies announced today.  Honeywell first filed a patent infringement suit …
Windows Blog:
Developers can now sell paid Windows 10 apps to organizations in bulk through the Windows Store for Business  —  Sell apps to organizations through Windows Store for Business  —  Windows Store for Business is a web-based portal that IT decision makers, purchasers and administrators use to find …

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