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May 12, 2016, 8:00 PM

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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 …
Justin Oskofsky / Facebook:
Facebook explains how Trending Topics works, publishes internal guidelines, reiterates that discrimination against sources of any political origin isn't allowed  —  At Facebook, we stand for connecting every person — for a global community, for bringing people together, for giving all people a voice …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook director of product management for News Feed says Trending Topics team's priority is bug fixing, biased News Feed wouldn't serve 1B users well  —  A year ago today, Facebook introduced Instant Articles — a quick-loading news format, hosted on Facebook's own servers …
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.
Slav Petrov / Google Research Blog:
Google open sources SyntaxNet, a neural network framework for parsing natural language, and releases Parsey McParseface, a SyntaxNet-trained English parser  —  At Google, we spend a lot of time thinking about how computer systems can read and understand human language in order to process it in intelligent ways.
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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 …
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.
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.

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