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May 19, 2017, 1:05 PM

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Christina Farr / CNBC:
Source: Tim Cook was spotted at the Apple campus test-driving a prototype glucose-tracker connected to his Apple Watch  —  - Tim Cook has been test-driving a glucose monitor to understand how his blood sugar responds to factors like food and exercise  — CNBC reported last month that Apple …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Telegram 4.0 update brings support for chatbot payments, video messages, and Telescope, a video hosting platform  —  Messaging app Telegram has dropped a major update today that sees its service gain support for chatbot payments.  It has also added short video messages and new design options for its Instant View reading mode.
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Images leak of Microsoft's refreshed Surface Pro ahead of May 23 event in Shanghai  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Microsoft is holding an event on Monday, May 23 in Shanghai, China where it will unveil a widely anticipated refresh of its Surface Pro 4 laptop-class Windows 10-powered tablet, known simply as the Surface Pro.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple told WeChat and other Chinese social apps to disable “tip” functions, says tips are in-app purchases, entitling Apple to a 30% cut  —  Apple's challenges have multiplied in the all-important China market over the past year or so and its effort to wring more revenue …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Google:
Google announces Payment API for faster checkouts in apps, targeted Android Pay loyalty offers, and sending/receiving money via Assistant in coming months  —  As part of its Google I/O announcements this week, Google announced its latest new payments features today, including new targeted offers coming …
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:
Data shows equity crowdfunding under Title III of the JOBS Act has failed to take off, with only $38M being invested across 142 startups since May 2016  —  Equity crowdfunding generated $38 million for 142 startups  —  High costs and low fundraising cap to blame, analysts say
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Uber officially launches Uber Freight, an on-demand service that pairs truck drivers with firms that need cargo shipped across US; driver signups now open  —  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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