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May 15, 2016, 7:15 PM

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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.
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Profile of Maksym Igor Popov, a Ukrainian hacker turned FBI mole who later tried to scam EMC, AT&T, and the FBI  —  I'm sorry; your browser does not support HTML5 video in WebM with VP8 or MP4 with H.264.  —  Typography by Michiel Schuurman  —  O  —  One Thursday in January 2001 …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: group led by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, backed by Warren Buffet, and advised by former senior Yahoo executives bids for Yahoo  —  Former execs Dan Rosensweig and Tim Cadogan are also helping in the Yahoo sweepstakes.  —  Apparently, once you bleed purple, you never stop.
Rahul Bhatia / Guardian:
How Facebook, oblivious to India's concerns, used heavy-handed tactics and failed with Free Basics  —  ntil Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a bright orange helicopter in October 2014, Chandauli had never seen a celebrity visitor.  One of 44,795 villages in the state of Rajasthan …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Acer partners with Starbreeze on StarVR headset with 210-degree field of view for arcades and theme parks  —  Acer is joining forces with the game studio Starbreeze to develop a high-end virtual reality headset designed for arcades and theme parks.  Starbreeze has already been showcasing the headset …
Mark Bergen / Recode:
How Google Fiber is aggressively competing with cable companies: better service, faster speeds, neighborhood outreach, maybe wireless, and cheaper prices  —  Forget self-driving cars and drones.  Five years later, where is Google's broadband business going?  —  It's a crisp spring Friday in Kansas City and Jim is upset with Google.
Giuseppe Nelva / DualShockers:
Microsoft Discontinues Support for Project Spark; Online Services Going Down in August  —  Today Project Spark Community Manager Thomas Gratz announced on the game/creativity platform's official forums that support for the game is officially being discontinued.

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