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May 10, 2016, 3:50 PM

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon unveils Amazon Video Direct, open to any video creator, with four ways to earn money: per-hour royalty, add-on subs, digital rent/sale, or ad-supported  —  Initial partners include Conde Nast, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Machinima, StyleHaul  —  Amazon, which touts itself as Earth's biggest store …
Tom Stocky / Facebook:
Facebook VP of search Tom Stocky: we found no evidence contractors manipulated Trending Topics to suppress stories of interest to conservatives  —  My team is responsible for Trending Topics, and I want to address today's reports alleging that Facebook contractors manipulated Trending Topics …
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
Republican Sen. John Thune sends letter to Mark Zuckerberg, asking for more details about curation of Facebook's Trending Topics  —  The US Senate Commerce Committee—which has jurisdiction over media issues, consumer protection issues, and internet communication—has sent a letter …
Michael Nunez / Gizmodo:
BBC:
UK government's bid to get Lauri Love, a man accused of hacking into US government computers, to reveal his encryption passwords thrown out by UK judge  —  A bid by the National Crime Agency to force an alleged cyber hacker to hand over encrypted computer passwords has been thrown out by a judge.
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
HP launches HP Tech Ventures to invest in 3D-printing, VR, AI, wearable, and IoT startups  —  HP Tech Ventures will target fields such as 3-D printing, virtual reality and artificial intelligence  —  HP Inc., a descendant of Silicon Valley's original startup, plans to bet on the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Amazon's drone delivery program assembles team of top computer vision experts from EU, including many Microsoft veterans  —  The most important attribute in today's cutting-edge drones is the ability to see and understand the world so that the drone can safely navigate to its destination and around obstacles.

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