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May 12, 2016, 4:20 PM

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Rajan Patel / Official Google Blog:
Google unveils GBoard in US, an iOS keyboard app that lets you search the web, find GIFs, emojis, places, and more from the keyboard  —  iPhone users—this one's for you.  Meet Gboard, a new app for your iPhone that lets you search and send information, GIFs, emojis and more, right from your keyboard.
Sam Thielman / Guardian:
Leaked documents show human intervention at almost every stage of Facebook's news operation  —  Exclusive: Leaked internal guidelines show human intervention at almost every stage of its news operation, akin to a traditional media organization  —  Leaked documents show how Facebook …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Apple's average app review time has fallen from 8.8 days a year ago to 1.95 days in the past two weeks  —  Average approval times reduced to two days from about nine  —  Apple is trying to keep developers loyal to iOS projects  —  Apple Inc. has cut the approval time for new submissions …
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
Mozilla court filing asks government to turn over details of Tor browser flaw to protect Firefox users before making details of vulnerability public  —  Mozilla says it wants to check if the vulnerable code is found in Firefox code  —  Mozilla has asked a court that it should be provided information …
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Kantar: Android marketshare in Q1 grew 7.3% YoY in US, 7.1% in top five European markets, and 6% in China; Galaxy S7 said to be selling well in the US  —  As if Apple wasn't facing enough headwind this year, now comes word that Android smartphones are making big market share gains around the world.
Neil Cybart / Above Avalon:
Apple's R&D spend is $10B+, 6.8% of revenue in 2016, up from 2.6% of revenue in 2013, hinting at major new products, pivot from iPhone-dependent business model  —  People are focusing on the wrong thing when analyzing Apple's path forward in the face of slowing iPhone sales.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
What's at stake in Google and Oracle's $9.3B fair use fight over Java APIs  —  Gather round tech folks, it's time for an epic rematch between two industry giants.  At stake is not just billions of dollars in copyright claims, but also a controversial legal concept that could roil the entire software industry.

Sponsor Posts

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:
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