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May 21, 2016, 11:40 AM

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David Pierce / Wired:
Inside Project Ara, Google's quest to create a modular smartphone  —  The building that houses Google's Advanced Technology and Products division offers a few subtle hints that something weird is going on inside.  The pirate flags in the bathroom.  The big sign reminding ATAP employees …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google and Levi's will launch touch-enabled jacket that lets you control music, maps, and more in spring 2017, the first consumer garment for Project Jacquard  —  At Google's I/O conference today, Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) research unit offered an update …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google demos watch and speaker with Project Soli radar sensors to detect hand gestures  —  “How are you going to interact with an invisible computer?”  —  When you hear a question like that posted in a conference room at a major tech corporation like Google, you expect you're …
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update for 9.7-inch iPad Pro that was bricking some tablets and says it is working on a fix  —  Following the iOS 9.3.2 update, Apple is looking into ‘Error 56’, affecting a ‘small number’ of iPad customers.  —  Update: Apple has pulled the iOS 9.3.2 update …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Current and former workers say Facebook Trending Topics group was ill-managed, relied on personal news judgment, had no intentional, institutional bias  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last July, in a seventh-floor conference room at Facebook's Lower Manhattan offices, a small group met to discuss the future of news media on the social network.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers demonstrate ability to pinpoint users of Grindr, other gay dating apps with “colluding” trilateration attack  —  A few days ago, I warned my wife that the experiment I was about to engage in was entirely non-sexual, lest she glance over my shoulder at my iPhone.
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Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
CoinDesk: VC investment in startups commercializing blockchain eclipsed that in pure-play bitcoin companies in Q1 2016 for the first time  —  Businesses are exploiting a technology created for bitcoin.  —  Starting next September, some logistics companies in Finland, Sweden, Estonia …

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Microsoft:
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IBM:
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