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May 2, 2016, 11:00 PM

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Bitcoin Foundation chief scientist Gavin Andresen, who visited Wright in person to see additional evidence, remains convinced Wright is Satoshi  —  How Craig Wright Privately ‘Proved’ He Created Bitcoin  —  When rumors surfaced early last month that Australian cryptographer Craig Wright …
Dan Kaminsky / Dan Kaminsky's Blog:
Craig Wright lifted a public Satoshi signature on parts of a blockchain from an 2009 transaction, tried to pass it off as a signature on a different document  —  Validating Satoshi (Or Not)  —  SUMMARY:  — Yes, this is a scam.  Not maybe.  Not possibly.
Economist:
Craig Wright could well be Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto, but nagging questions remain  —  Craig Steven Wright claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto.  Is he?  —  Evaluating his claim will involve a multi-step paternity test  —  IMAGINE that the paternity of a particularly brilliant child is in doubt …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Oculus Rift to retail at select Best Buys on May 7, Amazon and Microsoft Store on May 6; Oculus says supply to be extremely limited as they fulfill preorders  —  The Oculus Rift goes on sale at Best Buy later this week  —  The Oculus Rift is coming to retail stores this weekend …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google acquires Synergyse, will integrate the Google Apps training service ‘later this year’  —  Google today announced it has acquired Synergyse, a Toronto-based startup that offers a training service specifically for Google Apps.  The company plans to integrate Synergize Training …
The Intercept:
WhatsApp blocked in Brazil for 72 hours following court order; carriers must comply or face $142K in daily fines  —  WhatsApp, Used by 100 Million Brazilians, Was Shut Down Nationwide Today by a Single Judge  —  A BRAZILIAN STATE JUDGE ordered mobile phone operators to block nationwide …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Hulu hopes to launch an online TV service that streams popular broadcast and cable TV channels in Q1 2017  —  Hulu Is Developing a Cable-Style Online TV Service  —  New subscription service would stream feeds of popular broadcast and cable TV channels
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Michael Dell reveals new name for post-merger Dell-EMC to be Dell Technologies, client services business will be branded Dell and enterprise biz Dell EMC  —  Michael Dell reveals new name for Dell-EMC  —  After Dell completes is acquisition of EMC, the merged company will be called Dell Technologies …

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