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May 20, 2016, 5:20 PM

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Ina Fried / Recode:
Project Ara modular phone shipping to developers in Q4 2016, to consumers in 2017; Google is spinning out Ara from ATAP team into a separate business unit  —  Consumers will have to wait until next year.  —  Google said Friday that it is nearly ready to let developers get their hands on Project Ara …
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 …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Verizon and others are expected to bid $2B to $3B for Yahoo's core business, less than $4B to $8B figure reported earlier  —  Most of previous bids for core business came in the range of $4 billion and $8 billion; bids are due first week of June  —  Verizon Communications Inc …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Apple's new SF flagship store introduces suite of changes that will come to future flagship stores including remodelling of “Genius Bar” as “Genius Grove”  —  In downtown San Francisco, situated across the street from the city's iconic Union Square Park …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Alphabet CEO Larry Page defended Android's use of Java APIs on the stand, saying they were “free and open”  —  “It was established industry practice,” says Page, as Oracle v. Google nears end.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Alphabet CEO Larry Page testified in federal court this morning …
Wall Street Journal:
Samsung and Alibaba announce that Samsung Pay will work with Alipay  —  South Korean smartphone giant is desperate to revive its position in the Chinese market  —  Samsung Electronics Co. agreed with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s financial-services affiliate to cooperate on mobile payments …
Financial Times:
EU to propose rule that video streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime have 20% EU content in catalog  —  Netflix and Amazon's video streaming services could be forced to devote “at least” 20 per cent of their catalogues to European films and TV shows as part of an overhaul of the EU's broadcasting rules.
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
Rhapsody's free VR app for iOS and Android offers access to 360-degree videos from music concerts  —  The tech world is obsessed with virtual reality.  It should come as no surprise, then, that music-streaming service Rhapsody wants a piece of it as well.  The company took a step forward today …

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