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May 17, 2015, 12:25 PM

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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Appears to Have Acquired GPS Firm Coherent Navigation  —  In one of its latest efforts to bolster its mapping capabilities, Apple appears to have acquired Coherent Navigation, a Bay Area GPS-related firm founded in 2008 by engineers from Stanford and Cornell.
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 …
Richard Feloni / Business Insider:
Inside Zappos' switch to Holacracy, a manager-free operating structure, which led 14% of employees to quit  —  Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit  —  On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.
Bloomberg Business:
Profile of Fan Bao, investment banker behind some of the biggest Chinese tech deals, like the $6B Didi Dache-Kuaidi Dache merger, and JD.com's $2B IPO  —  Searching for the Next Jack Ma  —  Fan Bao and his ‘Alpha Team’ of investment bankers are scouring China's startup scene to uncover a new wave of technology giants.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
How Microsoft is making the machine learning capabilities behind Cortana accessible to any app with Project Oxford  —  Cortana for all: Microsoft's plan to put voice recognition behind anything  —  Microsoft and co. make computer vision, voice, and text processing a Web request away.
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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 …

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