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May 24, 2017, 11:50 AM

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Ian King / Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank has taken a $4B stake in Nvidia, representing an equity holding of 4.9%, which is just under the amount requiring a regulatory disclosure  —  Stake represents 4.9 percent of total outstanding shares  —  Holding seen moving into SoftBank's $93 Billion Vision Fund
Michael del Castillo / CoinDesk:
Blockstack releases developer edition of blockchain-powered browser, plans to introduce tokens later this year  —  Blockchain startup Blockstack has released a decentralized browser aimed at making apps more easily accessible.  —  In a way, the release is a kind of Netscape for the decentralized internet …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Samsung's new Gear 360 camera goes on sale in the US on May 25 for $229, available in-store and online  —  Samsung has finally confirmed pricing and U.S. availability for its refreshed Gear 360 camera.  —  The second generation device will go on sale on May 25 in-store and online through Samsung …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Microsoft says its Xbox Game Pass streaming service will launch on June 1 for $9.99/month, offering 100+ Xbox One and 360 games  —  Today Microsoft revealed that its new Xbox One game subscription service will be available on June 1st.  Called Game Pass, the service was first announced back in February …
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Google Attribution, a free tool for examining marketing strategies and customer purchases, goes live in beta  —  At Google's Marketing Next conference, the company is announcing a new beta for Google Attribution, a free tool for examining the role that different marketing strategies play in customer purchasing decisions.
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Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
IKEA says its Trådfri smart lights will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit, Amazon Echo, and Google Home by autumn  —  Coming this summer and fall  —  Ikea's low-cost TRÅDFRI smart lights first announced in Europe last year, will soon get voice control for owners of Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is testing a new product, Audience Direct, which it says helps publishers target ads with 90% accuracy; early partners include ESPN  —  ‘Audience Direct’ will streamline buying process that has been labor-intensive  —  Facebook FB -.11% is testing a new tool designed …
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
Warsaw-based medical booking platform DocPlanner raises €15M Series D led by ENERN Investments  —  Health tech startup, DocPlanner has raised €15 million in a Series D round to further grow its SaaS healthcare booking platform.  —  The fresh round of funding was led by ENERN Investments …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches free Swift app development curriculum on iBooks, which will be offered by six community colleges this fall  —  Apple has today announced that is launching a new app development curriculum designed to teach students how to start using Swift to create fully functional iPhone apps.

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