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May 16, 2015, 6:25 PM

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Kim Zetter / Wired:
FBI claims security researcher Chris Roberts told them he was able to hack in-flight entertainment system during a flight and issue commands to engines  —  Feds Say That Banned Researcher Commandeered a Plane  —  A security researcher kicked off a United Airlines flight last month …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google to place buy buttons for products sold by some retailers alongside paid search results on mobile in coming weeks  —  Can Google Outsell Amazon and eBay?  —  Company will launch buy buttons on its search-results pages in coming weeks  —  Google Inc. will launch buy buttons …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it's taking control of updates for Windows 10 Mobile devices, bypassing carriers  —  Microsoft says it's taking over updates for Windows 10 Mobile devices  —  Summary:It's not exactly Android-style fragmentation, but Windows Phone users are perennially frustrated …
Joshuah Bearman / Wired:
The fall of Silk Road: how the FBI closed in on Dread Pirate Roberts  —  The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall  —  I'm sorry; your browser does not support HTML5 video in WebM with VP8 or MP4 with H.264. … The descent was stunning.  Chris Tarbell, a special agent …
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Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Samsung tells users Samsung Wallet will be discontinued June 30 as it prepares to launch Samsung Pay  —  Samsung Wallet to be discontinued on June 30th  —  With Samsung Pay's launch inching closer and closer, the Korean manufacturer has decided to shut down the Samsung Wallet service.
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy / Re/code:
Survey of 100 women tech entrepreneurs shows 84% not from STEM background, 67% perceived bias in workplace, mentorship from men key for most, more  —  Tech Women Choose Possibility  —  When I came to Silicon Valley 18 years ago, I stayed.  —  I found the place that fanned the flames …
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Alibaba sued in US by Kering, owner of Gucci and other luxury brands, over counterfeit goods  —  Alibaba sued in U.S. by luxury brands over counterfeit goods  —  A group of luxury goods makers sued Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) on Friday, contending the Chinese online shopping giant …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Xiaomi's Mi Store ‘beta’ to open in US, UK, France and Germany on May 19th  —  Xiaomi is going to very slowly start its entry into Europe and the United States next week, according to a post from the company's Facebook page.  Starting on the 19th of May, the company will offer a small selection …
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
Interview with SoftBank's Nikesh Arora on working alongside Masayoshi Son, investment plans, and Sprint  —  The fast rise of Nikesh Arora at SoftBank  —  Former Google executive Nikesh Arora joined SoftBank last year to oversee the Japanese company's investment strategy …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Anonymously run music service using “Grooveshark” name is sued by record labels, loses domains, then moves to new domain  —  Record Labels Sue ‘New’ Grooveshark, Seize Domains  —  Earlier this month the long running lawsuit between the RIAA and Grooveshark came to an end.

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