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May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM

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The Verge:
Google I/O 2016 keynote liveblog  —  N stands for New, among other things.  This year at Google IO, we're fully expecting virtual reality to take center stage — but something tells us Sundar Pichai has some other tricks up his sleeve
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft selling feature phone business to Foxconn subsidiary FIH Mobile for $350M, to transfer 4.5K employees  —  Microsoft is selling its feature phone business to FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Foxconn, for $350 million.  The deal will see 4,500 employees transfer over to Foxconn's subsidiary …
Nokia Corporation:
Nokia-branded phones and tablets returning to market as HMD Global acquires rights to Nokia brand and IP to sell new device made by Foxconn's FIH Mobile  —  Espoo, Finland - Nokia has announced plans that will see the Nokia brand return to the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
117M LinkedIn user emails and passwords from 2012 hack offered for sale on dark web marketplace; LinkedIn is contacting affected users  —  A LinkedIn hack from back in 2012 is still causing problems for its users.  The company announced this morning that another data set from the hack …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 9.3.2 update bricking some 9.7-inch iPad Pro devices with “Error 56” message, Apple looking into the issue  —  iOS 9.3.2 is causing problems for some 9.7-inch iPad Pro owners, with multiple MacRumors readers and Twitter users reporting issues shortly after installing the update over the air.
Apple:
Apple announces new iOS app design and development accelerator in Bengaluru, to open in early 2017  —  First-of-its-kind Center to Support Developers Creating Innovative Mobile Apps in India  —  Apple® today announced a new initiative to support engineering talent and accelerate growth in India's iOS developer community.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Uber debuts Trip Tracker so you can view a family member's ride in real-time  —  Uber today announced a new tool that will allow family members and other loved ones to track each others' trips using its service.  Called simply “Trip Tracker,” the addition is a feature connected to Uber's Family Profiles …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
IBM researchers find a way to store 3 bits in a phase-change memory cell, paving the way for memory technology with DRAM-like speed and a cost closer to flash  —  Flash storage is too slow for your device's main memory, but RAM is expensive and volatile.  Thanks to a breakthrough from IBM …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Report: Google introducing software tools at I/O to help developers build chat bots that run in messaging apps, in strategy similar to Microsoft's  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google is creating tools for software developers to build chat bots that run inside messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger …

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The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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