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May 14, 2016, 2:55 PM

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Serenity Caldwell / iMore:
Apple acknowledges reports of music files lost while using iTunes, plans update with more safeguards next week  —  iTunes may play a role in reports that Apple Music was replacing user libraries with DRM-encumbered files.  —  Apple on Friday confirmed to iMore that a very small number …
Giuseppe Nelva / DualShockers:
Microsoft Discontinues Support for Project Spark; Online Services Going Down in August  —  Today Project Spark Community Manager Thomas Gratz announced on the game/creativity platform's official forums that support for the game is officially being discontinued.
Dustin Slaughter / Motherboard:
Philadelphia Police Department admits it disguised a license plate surveillance truck as a Google Maps vehicle  —  The vehicle in question.  Image: Dustin Slaughter  —  The Philadelphia Police Department admitted today that a mysterious unmarked license plate surveillance truck disguised …
Mark Bergen / Recode:
How Google Fiber is aggressively competing with cable companies: better service, faster speeds, neighborhood outreach, maybe wireless, and cheaper prices  —  Forget self-driving cars and drones.  Five years later, where is Google's broadband business going?  —  It's a crisp spring Friday in Kansas City and Jim is upset with Google.
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Bertel King, Jr / Android Police:
Android VR Placeholder Pops Up In The Google Play Developer Console  —  Yesterday we reported on a rumor that Google would unveil a new “Android VR” platform at Google I/O next week, along with a standalone headset.  Today we're seeing what looks like additional evidence.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Amazon launches programmable $19.95 AWS IoT Button based on Dash hardware, that can be integrated with services like Twitter, Facebook, Netflix, Uber or Slack  —  Amazon has revealed a programmable Dash Button which can be assigned to any product or purpose, a customizable version of its one-touch reordering gadgets.
Julia Love / Reuters:
Apple says it has invested $1B in Chinese Uber rival Didi Chuxing  —  Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Thursday it has invested $1 billion in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, a move that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market.
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Trista Kelley / Bloomberg:
SWIFT warns of a new hacker attack on a commercial bank similar to Bangladeshi heist, says it is part of a wider highly adaptive campaign targeting banks  —  Hackers used malware to target PDF reader of commercial bank  —  Warning comes after cyber heist from Bangladesh central bank
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Samsung's $45 Charm fitness bracelet with color-coded LED alerts launches in South Korea, Italy, France, and Russia  —  Samsung has today officially launched its latest stab at the wearables market with the introduction of its new “Charm” activity band, available in a handful of markets.
Pradeep / MSPoweruser:
Microsoft adding fingerprint support to Windows 10 Mobile this summer  —  Biometrics is an increasingly popular technology that provides convenient access to systems, services, and resources.  Microsoft Windows added Biometrics support back in 2012.  The Windows Biometric Framework (WBF) …

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