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May 5, 2016, 9:50 AM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Profile of AI assistant Viv, which sources say has received acquisition bids from Google and Facebook, ahead of its public demo Monday  —  Siri's creators say they've made something better that will take care of everything for you  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — In an ordinary conference room …
Los Angeles Times:
LAPD successfully hacked into the locked iPhone 5s of “Shield” actor, while it said it could not access 5c  —  LAPD hacked into iPhone of slain wife of ‘Shield’ actor, documents show  —  Actor Michael Jace is flanked by his attorneys Peter L. Carr IV, left …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Concerns raised over DeepMind's data-sharing deal with UK's NHS as new report finds Google has been given broader access to patient data than publicly announced  —  Concerns raised over broad scope of DeepMind-NHS health data-sharing deal  —  Concerns have been raised about the scope …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple will require iOS App Store apps to support IPv6-only networks from June 1  —  Apple has announced on its developer blog that it will require all apps submitted to the iOS App Store to support IPv6-only networks from June 1 2016.  Apple originally introduced the transition a year ago at WWDC 2015 …
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber announces global advisory board with members including Neelie Kroes and former prime minister of Peru; compensation will be equity  —  Uber Names Former EU Vice President Kroes to New Advisory Board  —  Uber Technologies Inc. announced an eight-member public policy advisory board Wednesday …
Jay Greene / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft updates SharePoint with Office Graph feature that analyzes data from Office apps, with iOS and Android apps coming later this quarter  —  Microsoft Aims to Wrangle Data for Office Teams With SharePoint Revamp  —  Software giant is keen to win some buzz from likes of Slack, Box by enhancing workplace collaboration
Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube working on Unplugged, a subscription service offering cable channels over the Internet, expected to debut 2017  —  YouTube Said to Plan ‘Unplugged’ Online TV Service for 2017  —  Google has been plotting a web TV service since 2012  —  Large media companies CBS, Fox, Comcast haven't signed up
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram testing business profiles that feature a contact button, directions, and more  —  Instagram Business Profiles to feature ‘Contact’ buttons, directions and more  —  Instagram had confirmed earlier this year that it was developing business profiles - basically, the Instagram equivalent to a Facebook Brand Page.

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