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May 6, 2016, 10:05 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Music's new student membership option discounts the service by 50%  —  Amid news that Apple Music is getting a makeover come this summer, Apple today launched a new plan to boost subscribers to its streaming music service and competitor to Spotify, SoundCloud, Tidal and others.
James Pinkstone / Vellum:
Composer claims Apple deleted 122GB of music from his laptop and replaced some songs with more widely available versions after he subscribed to Apple Music  —  Apple Stole My Music.  No, Seriously.  —  “The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Mary Lou Jepsen, Facebook executive director of engineering and head of display tech at Oculus, resigns to work on curing diseases using MRI, wearables  —  Facebook loses Mary Lou Jepsen, key player in VR push  —  Departure comes amid explosion in interest in taking headset-wearing users to computer-generated environments
Wall Street Journal:
GM, Lyft to begin testing fleet of self-driving electric taxis on public roads within a year  —  GM, Lyft to Test Self-Driving Electric Taxis  —  Move aimed at fighting off Silicon Valley giants amid a reshaping auto industry  —  General Motors Co. and Lyft Inc. will begin testing a fleet …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Google and Honeywell resolve patent dispute over Nest's thermostats  —  Google and multinational manufacturer Honeywell have resolved their long-running patent dispute over the thermostats produced by Nest Labs, the two companies announced today.  Honeywell first filed a patent infringement suit …
Yusuf Mehdi / Windows Blog:
Microsoft says Windows 10 is now on 300M active devices, free upgrade to end July 29th, full version of Windows 10 Home to cost $119  —  Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices - Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon … We're pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than a year.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Didi Kuaidi, Uber's China rival, close to raising $2B at a valuation of about $25B  —  Uber's China Rival ‘Close to Raising $2 Billion in New Funding’  —  Funding said to exceed previous $1.5 billion target on demand  —  Didi said to be valued at about $25 billion by investors
Aaron Ricadela / Bloomberg:
SAP partners with Apple, will create iOS apps and SDK for its HANA Cloud Platform  —  Apple and SAP to Develop iPhone, iPad Apps for Businesses  —  Development kit will let SAP users write native iOS apps  —  SAP to build its own software for health care and industry
Eddy Wu / Netflix Media Center:
Netflix adds cellular data usage setting on iOS and Android that lets users restrict bitrates to help avoid exceeding data caps  —  Netflix Introduces New Cellular Data Controls Globally  —  As we have launched Netflix around the world, we have seen big differences in how much people …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Research video shows off sensing tech that reacts to fingers before they touch the screen  —  Microsoft's hover gestures for Windows phones are magnificent  —  Microsoft had been planning to introduce a unique 3D Touch feature with a flagship Windows phone back in 2014.
Windows Blog:
Developers can now sell paid Windows 10 apps to organizations in bulk through the Windows Store for Business  —  Sell apps to organizations through Windows Store for Business  —  Windows Store for Business is a web-based portal that IT decision makers, purchasers and administrators use to find …

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