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May 7, 2016, 7:40 PM

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John Herrman / New York Times:
Apple met with top podcasters as concerns grow about its commitment to the medium; lack of sharing tools, analytics, subscriptions remain industry sore points  —  Podcasts Surge, but Producers Fear Apple Isn't Listening  —  Steven P. Jobs put his talent as a master salesman to the test when …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft will remove Windows 10 upgrade prompts from Windows 7, 8.1 PCs after July 29th  —  Microsoft is removing its nagging Windows 10 upgrade notifications soon  —  Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade prompts will become a thing of the past soon.  The software giant is planning to remove …
William Alden / BuzzFeed:
Internal documents show Palantir losing some top-tier clients and on track to turn over 20% of its staff in 2016  —  Inside Palantir, Silicon Valley's Most Secretive Company … A trove of internal  —  documents and insider interviews has pulled back the curtain on one of Silicon Valley's …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 10 Likely to Include Standalone HomeKit App Designed by Apple  —  A unified, Apple-designed HomeKit app has been desired by HomeKit users since HomeKit first debuted, and it appears Apple is planning to introduce such an app in the near future, perhaps in iOS 10.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Following highly publicized report of 272M email credentials for sale in Russia, Mail.ru and Google both say 98%+ of credentials on their services are invalid  —  Garbage in, garbage out: Why Ars ignored this week's massive password breach  —  When a script kiddie sells 272 million accounts for $1, be very, very skeptical.
Brad Chacos / PCWorld:
NVIDIA announces GeForce GTX 1080 starting at $600 and available May 27, and 1070 starting at $380 and available June 10; both are faster than the Titan X  —  Nvidia's monstrous new GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 kick more ass than a Titan X  —  Latest GeForce cards also push prices that won't break the bank either
Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Dropbox says it's cutting some employee perks including SF shuttle bus, gym laundry service, and unlimited dinner guests in leaked memo  —  Dropbox cut a bunch of perks and told employees to save more as Silicon Valley startups brace for the cold  —  When Dropbox employees walked …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Music Connect social network to be demoted in iOS 10 overhaul  —  Apple Music Connect, a social interaction feature between artists and listeners that was a cornerstone of the Apple Music launch last summer, will be demoted in an iOS 10 overhaul this fall.
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.

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