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May 16, 2016, 9:55 AM

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Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Sources: EU may announce €3B fine against Google in shopping search case as early as next month  —  Google faces a record-breaking fine for monopoly abuse within weeks, as officials in Brussels put the finishing touches to a seven-year investigation of company's dominant search engine.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Amazon to debut new lines of private label products, including perishable foods and household items, for Prime members only in coming weeks  —  The first of the brands could appear on the company's website in coming weeks  —  Amazon.com Inc. in the coming weeks is set to roll …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google plans to make Flash plugin click-to-play by default in Chrome in Q4'16, rendering HTML5 instead when available, except for 10 top sites relying on Flash  —  Google has outlined a plan to push HTML5 by default in Chrome, instead of Flash.  In Q4 2016, the company plans to only serve Flash …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Facebook says it has invited “about a dozen” conservative leaders to meet Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, including Glenn Beck  —  “It would be interesting to look him in the eye.”  —  Mark Zuckerberg is hosting a summit for conservative leaders on Wednesday.  —  So says Glenn Beck, who says he will attend.
Patrick Foster / Telegraph:
Sources: BBC working on subscription streaming service to rival Netflix, dubbed Britflix, delivered via iPlayer; ITV and NBC Universal are involved  —  The BBC is to push ahead with plans to launch a British rival to Netflix, after getting the go-ahead from the government to develop a new subscription streaming service.
Lauren Pollock / Wall Street Journal:
Filing: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owned 9.81M Apple shares on March 31, valued at $1.07B  —  Legendary investor, who previously avoided technology stocks, also slightly increases position in IBM  —  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. took a new position in Apple Inc. in the first quarter …
Alex Dobie / Android Central:
Google I/O 2016 preview: Android N news, Android VR headset, Chromebook Play Store, progress update on project Tango, and more  —  What to expect from the biggest Google conference ever.  —  It's Google I/O time!  The 2016 installment of Google's annual developer conference kicks off Wednesday …
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Oracle v Google trial, which is based on the notion that APIs are copyrightable, hinges on a judge and jurors who don't have a firm grasp of FOSS philosophy  —  The problem with Oracle v. Google is that everyone actually affected by the case knows what an API is, but the whole affair …
Wall Street Journal:
Walmart tests two-day subscription service to challenge Amazon Prime, builds regional delivery network around eight mega-warehouses in US with $2B investment  —  Retailer tests two-day shipping to challenge Prime, builds regional delivery network in U.S.  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing …

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