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May 2, 2016, 7:30 PM

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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 …
Dan Kaminsky / Dan Kaminsky's Blog:
Craig Wright recycled a Satoshi-signed transaction from 2009, tried to pass it off as new  —  Validating Satoshi (Or Not)  —  SUMMARY:  — Yes, this is a scam.  Not maybe.  Not possibly.  — Wright is pretending he has Satoshi's signature on Sartre's writing.
BBC:
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, named last December by Wired and Gizmodo, now claims he's Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto  —  Creator of Bitcoin digital cash reveals identity  —  Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright has publicly identified himself as Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
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 …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
WhatsApp faces a 72-hour blackout in Brazil starting today, following a court order that threatens a $140K fine for any carrier that transmits WhatsApp data  —  WhatsApp is headed for a 72-hour blackout in Brazil  —  A court order is about to cut off WhatsApp service in Brazil for three days, according to a report from O Globo.
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 …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Nvidia settles patent dispute with Samsung hours before ITC ruling, avoiding possible ban on imports  —  Nvidia Settles With Samsung Over Graphics-Processing Chips  —  Nvidia Corp. ducked a possible ban on imports of some of its graphics chips after settling a patent dispute with Samsung Electronics Co.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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