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May 13, 2016, 11:10 AM

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Julia Love / Reuters:
Apple says it has invested $1B in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Thursday it has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg promises “full investigation” on Trending Topics matter, will talk to “leading conservatives”  —  I want to share some thoughts on the discussion about Trending Topics.  —  Facebook stands for giving everyone a voice.
Justin Oskofsky / Facebook:
Facebook explains how Trending Topics works, publishes internal guidelines, reiterates that discrimination against sources of any political origin isn't allowed  —  At Facebook, we stand for connecting every person — for a global community, for bringing people together, for giving all people a voice …
Sam Thielman / Guardian:
Leaked documents show human intervention at almost every stage of Facebook's news operation  —  Exclusive: Leaked internal guidelines show human intervention at almost every stage of its news operation, akin to a traditional media organization  —  Leaked documents show how Facebook …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Rajan Patel / Official Google Blog:
Google unveils GBoard in US, an iOS keyboard app that lets you search the web, find GIFs, emojis, places, and more from the keyboard  —  iPhone users—this one's for you.  Meet Gboard, a new app for your iPhone that lets you search and send information, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard.
Slav Petrov / Google Research Blog:
Google open sources SyntaxNet, a neural network framework for parsing natural language, and releases Parsey McParseface, a SyntaxNet-trained English parser  —  At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how computer systems can read and understand human language in order to process it in intelligent ways.
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Automattic quietly acquired the rights to .blog TLD in 2015 for about $19M, will start selling the domains this year  —  The company behind the world's most popular publishing platform is trying to make .blog happen.  —  WordPress.com owner Automattic announced today that it has …
Trista Kelley / Bloomberg:
SWIFT warns of a new hacker attack on a commercial bank similar to Bangladeshi heist, says it is part of a wider highly adaptive campaign targeting banks  —  Hackers used malware to target PDF reader of commercial bank  —  Warning comes after cyber heist from Bangladesh central bank
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Apple's average app review time has fallen from 8.8 days a year ago to 1.95 days in the past two weeks  —  Average approval times reduced to two days from about nine  —  Apple is trying to keep developers loyal to iOS projects  —  Apple Inc. has cut the approval time for new submissions …
Jordan Golson / The Verge:
Google looking for test drivers for its self-driving cars in Arizona, must have clean driving record, bachelor's degree, and type 40WPM, will be paid $20/hour  —  Do you live in Arizona and want to get paid to “drive” a self-driving car?  Google could have a job for you.
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Mozilla court filing asks government to turn over details of Tor browser flaw to protect Firefox users before making details of vulnerability public  —  Mozilla says it wants to check if the vulnerable code is found in Firefox code  —  Mozilla has asked a court that it should be provided information …

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