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May 19, 2016, 4:05 PM

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Aaron Aupperlee / Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Uber officially confirms testing self-driving Ford Fusion cars in Pittsburgh  —  Uber is testing its fleet of self-driving Ford Fusion cars on the streets, bridges and hills of Pittsburgh, the ride-sharing company confirmed for the first time Wednesday.  —  The San Francisco-based firm …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Developers can test Android apps on select Chrome OS devices starting in June, wide release planned for September  —  Google is finally bringing the Google Play store, including its more than 1.5 million Android apps, to Chrome OS.  Google Play will first arrive with Chrome OS version 53 …
Jacob Long / Android Police:
Google unveils Family Library for Google Play purchases, will allow apps to be shared among six people, likely beginning July 2  —  We knew it was coming eventually, but just before the Google I/O keynote began, Google updated its developer documentation with more details about Family Library.
Apple:
Apple opens office in Hyderabad, India to develop maps for Apple products, will create up to 4,000 jobs  —  Apple® today announced the opening of a new office in Hyderabad that will focus on development of Maps for Apple products, including iPhone®, iPad®, Mac® and Apple Watch®.
Lawrence Abrams / Bleeping Computer:
TeslaCrypt ransomware shuts down, developers release master decryption key so victims can recover their files for free  —  In surprising end to TeslaCrypt, the developers shut down their ransomware and released the master decryption key.  Over the past few weeks, an analyst for ESET had noticed …
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Xiaomi announces the Mi Box, a 4K Android TV set-top box with Bluetooth voice remote, coming to US soon  —  You might have noticed that there aren't a lot of Android TV boxes around.  Aside from the original Nexus Player, the much-recommended NVIDIA SHIELD, and the generally regrettable Razer Forge TV …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Zuckerberg meets conservatives, calls to rebuild trust after Trending Topics bias claims  —  Facebook is courting conservative friends through a Wednesday afternoon meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg.  —  The unusual session with about a dozen prominent conservative commentators and leaders …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Google unveils Google Assistant, a conversational virtual assistant that's a big upgrade to Google Now  —  Google today said it was unveiling a virtual assistant tool at its annual Google I/O developer conference in Mountain View called Google Assistant.  —  This appears to be similar …
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