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May 12, 2017, 1:45 PM

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Damien Gayle / The Guardian:
Multiple hospitals across UK hit by ransomware attack, locking staff out of their computers and forcing hospitals to divert emergency patients  —  Many hospitals having to divert emergency patients, with doctors reporting messages demanding money … Hospitals across England have been hit …
Chris Baraniuk / BBC:
Ransomware infections reported around the world Friday, with companies and institutions hit in UK, US, Spain, Italy, China, Russia, Vietnam, Taiwan, more  —  A massive ransomware campaign appears to have attacked a number of organisations across Europe.  —  Screenshots of a well known program …
Apple:
Apple awards Corning a $200M investment from its new Advanced Manufacturing Fund; the money will go toward R&D, capital equipment, and glass processing  —  $200M Investment Supports Revolutionary Glass Production Methods  —  Harrodsburg, Kentucky — Apple today announced Corning Incorporated …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Judge in Waymo-Uber suit rejects Uber's bid for private arbitration, sends the case to DOJ for investigation  —  A judge has denied Uber's request to force Waymo's case against the company into arbitration.  —  Judge William Alsup's denial is the first major decision in the case since …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Study by UCSF and Cardiogram app shows Apple Watch paired with deep neural network detects atrial fibrillation, which can lead to stroke, with 97% accuracy  —  New research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, in collaboration with Apple Watch app Cardiogram …
Eric Geller / Politico:
Trump signs executive order for extensive review of US government's cybersecurity, but mostly maintains the cyber policy path set by last two administrations  —  President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a long-delayed cybersecurity executive order that is expected to launch sweeping reviews …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
London-based Improbable raises $502M, led by SoftBank with participation from a16z, to create a platform for building virtual and simulated worlds  —  Improbable, the London startup that has developed a platform for third parties to build vast virtual and simulated worlds …
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple to debut Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV at WWDC, and Amazon to resume selling Apple TVs  —  After a fraught few years, Apple and Amazon have reached something of an accord over their rival video efforts.  —  Sources in position to know tell BuzzFeed News that Amazon's Prime video app …
Ina Fried / Axios:
HP says Conexant keylogging code should not have been included on PCs, issues fix for 2016 models, says fix for 2015 models coming Friday  —  HP says it has a fix for a flaw that caused a number of its PC models to keep a log of each keystroke a customer was entering.
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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: NBCUniversal paid around $230M for Craftsy, a site that sells videos of crafts classes, as well as craft supplies and kits  —  Put one in the win column for content + commerce.  —  It turns out content and commerce can be a valuable mix.  —  Earlier this week …
The Economic Times:
Xiaomi opens first Mi Home store in India in Bengaluru, plans 100 more in two years; the store is being run by a partner to comply with regulations  —  Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is looking to replicate the efficiencies of its online business to offline sales through the launch of physical stores in India.

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