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May 18, 2017, 2:30 PM

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Robert-Jan Bartunek / Reuters:
EU fines Facebook $122.4M for providing misleading information during acquisition that it could not automatically match user accounts on WhatsApp and Facebook  —  European Union antitrust regulators on Thursday said they would fine Facebook 110 million euros ($122.4 million) …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Restaurant search service Zomato hacked, says 17M email addresses and hashed passwords were stolen  —  Restaurant search service Zomato is the latest in a long line of companies to be hacked.  The company has revealed that millions of its customer accounts were accessed, with email addresses and hashed passwords stolen.
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Twitter lets you see which advertisers are targeting you, opt out from individual interest categories, and will remove support for Do Not Track on June 18  —  As it begins to store people's off-Twitter browsing data for longer, the company adds new data controls and ends Do Not Track support.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Uber officially launches Uber Freight, its app for pairing truck drivers with companies that need cargo shipped across the US  —  Available on iOS and Android  —  After getting a peek from Travis Kalanick earlier this month, Uber today officially launched Uber Freight …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it's now limiting News Feed distribution of posts that withhold or exaggerate information at the individual post level, to combat clickbait  —  Facebook's leverage over news publishers can be worrisome, but today it's putting its muscle to good use.
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Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Kickstarter partners with Avnet and Dragon Innovation to launch Hardware Studio program, aimed at helping hardware-focused projects succeed  —  Kickstarter announced the launch of a new program today, called Hardware Studio, that's designed to help startups navigate the dizzying world of manufacturing.
Shrutika Verma / Livemint:
Indian digital payments firm Paytm raises $1.4B from SoftBank, to launch the Paytm Payments Bank and other financial services products  —  Paytm is now SoftBank's biggest investment in the Indian start-up ecosystem  —  New Delhi: Paytm, run by One97 Communications Ltd …
Anya George Tharakan / Reuters:
Cisco reports Q3 revenue of $11.9B, down 1% YoY, profits of $2.52B, forecasts disappointing Q4, and says it will cut 1100 more jobs; shares open down 7%+  —  Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O) forecast current-quarter revenue that widely missed analysts' estimates and said it would cut 1,100 more jobs …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Google says it's bringing Smart Reply to Gmail for all iOS and Android English-speaking users, with Spanish support arriving “in the coming weeks”  —  Google is using its machine learning prowess to respond to emails for you.  The company's Smart Reply feature …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Google debuts 2nd-generation machine learning TPU chips, says they can deliver up to 180 teraflops of performance, available on Google Compute Engine platform  —  The TPU V2 could be a huge boon to Google's cloud computing platform  —  Google today is unveiling its second generation Tensor Processor Unit …

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