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May 17, 2017, 2:13 PM

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Google Developers / YouTube:
Google I/O 2017 keynote live stream  —  Join us to learn about product and platform innovations at Google.
The Verge:
Google I/O 2017 keynote liveblog  —  Today your friendly livebloggers will be myself, Casey Newton, Adi Robertson, and Vlad Savov on photos.  We also have Vjeran Pavic and Tyler Pina here to shoot video for you all later.  It's a whole big crew and we're excited to bring you news with jokes.
David Pierce / Wired:
Google Lens, an in-photo search feature driven by computer vision, is coming to Google Photos and Google Assistant  —  Google is remaking itself as an AI company, a virtual assistant company, a classroom-tools company, a VR company, and a gadget maker, but it's still primarily a search company.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Sundar Pichai says Android is on 2B+ monthly active devices, Drive has 800M MAUs, and has Google Photos is at 500M MAUs  —  Google revealed a handful of milestones today during its I/O 2017 developer conference, but the biggest was undoubtedly that Android now powers 2 billion active devices.
Ted Greenwald / Wall Street Journal:
Qualcomm sues iPhone manufacturers Compal, Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron for failing to pay royalties, broadening its legal battle with Apple  —  Qualcomm sued the companies that make iPhones for Apple for failing to pay royalties on the chip maker's technology, broadening its legal battle with the world's most valuable company.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple has begun initial production of a small number of iPhone SE handsets in Bangalore and will begin shipping it to Indian customers this month  —  An Apple manufacturer has completed a trial run of the first-ever iPhones assembled in India, in an important step in the U.S. tech giant's push into the fast-growing South Asian market.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google quietly debuts Chatbase, a chatbot analytics platform  —  Just ahead of Google's I/O event kicking off later today, some details have leaked out about a new service that Google is launching for developers that are building chatbots.  TechCrunch has learned that Google has developed …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers say EternalBlue, the NSA exploit used in WannaCry, was used in an earlier and possibly larger-scale hack, to install Adylkuzz cryptocurrency miner  —  Campaign that flew under the radar used hacked computers to mine Monero currency.  —  On Friday, ransomware called WannaCry …

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