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May 16, 2016, 9:15 AM

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Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Sources: EU may announce €3B fine against Google in shopping search case as early as next month  —  Google faces a record-breaking fine for monopoly abuse within weeks, as officials in Brussels put the finishing touches to a seven-year investigation of company's dominant search engine.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Amazon to debut new lines of private label products, including perishable foods and household items, for Prime members only in coming weeks  —  The first of the brands could appear on the company's website in coming weeks  —  Amazon.com Inc. in the coming weeks is set to roll …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google plans to make Flash plugin click-to-play by default in Chrome in Q4'16, rendering HTML5 instead when available, except for 10 top sites relying on Flash  —  Google has outlined a plan to push HTML5 by default in Chrome, instead of Flash.  In Q4 2016, the company plans to only serve Flash …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Facebook says it has invited “about a dozen” conservative leaders to meet Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, including Glenn Beck  —  “It would be interesting to look him in the eye.”  —  Mark Zuckerberg is hosting a summit for conservative leaders on Wednesday.  —  So says Glenn Beck, who says he will attend.
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Patrick Foster / Telegraph:
Sources: BBC working on subscription steaming service to rival Netflix, dubbed Britflix, delivered via iPlayer; ITV and NBC Universal are involved  —  The BBC is to push ahead with plans to launch a British rival to Netflix, after getting the go-ahead from the government to develop a new subscription streaming service.
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Oracle v Google trial, which is based on the notion that APIs are copyrightable, hinges on a judge and jurors who don't have a firm grasp of FOSS philosophy  —  The problem with Oracle v. Google is that everyone actually affected by the case knows what an API is, but the whole affair …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Sources: group led by Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert, backed by Warren Buffet, and advised by former senior Yahoo executives bids for Yahoo  —  Former execs Dan Rosensweig and Tim Cadogan are also helping in the Yahoo sweepstakes.  —  Apparently, once you bleed purple, you never stop.

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