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May 26, 2016, 11:40 AM

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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple had preliminary discussions about buying Time Warner last year as spending on original content set to increase  —  A top Apple executive raised the prospect of the iPhone maker buying Time Warner at a meeting with the owner of HBO, CNN and Warner Brothers, according to three people who were briefed on it.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
HP goes big on gaming with new Omen laptops and desktop  —  HP gave us a brief taste of the legendary Voodoo PC gaming brand with its Omen laptop over nearly two years ago.  Now, the company is bringing the Omen name to all of its gaming hardware — a new lineup of laptops and desktops, as well as a 32-inch quad-HD monitor.
Wall Street Journal:
Lenovo Q4 profit up 80% to $180M but revenue falls 24% to $9.13B YoY as PC demand slows  —  First-quarter profit up drastically, helped by cost cuts  —  HONG KONG—A year and a half ago, Lenovo Group Ltd. spent $5 billion to buy itself into growth sectors as the personal-computer market slowed.
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Salesforce to spend $400M on Amazon Web Services over next four years according to 10Q statement and sources  —  We knew Salesforce and Amazon Web Services were getting cozy, ever since Salesforce's recent earnings call when its chief executive, Marc Benioff, effusively praised Amazon's cloud unit.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Reddit launches image uploads, ditching alliance with Imgur  —  Reddit never let you upload images, until now.  That could dismantle Reddit's informal alliance with image-sharing community Imgur.  That's where Redditors would typically post their images or GIFs and then share the links on Reddit.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: Twitter curtails development of Buy button and product pages, moves commerce team to other projects  —  Jack Dorsey puts Dick Costolo-era project on backburner as Twitter refocuses on core product.  —  Twitter has curtailed product development on its ‘Buy’ button and product pages …
BBC:
Foxconn replaces 60K factory workers with robots, denies that it means long-term job losses  —  Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.  —  One factory has “reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots” …
Kotaku:
Sources: Microsoft is planning a cheaper, smaller Xbox One for E3 and a more powerful model in 2017; possible partnership with Oculus in the works  —  Microsoft is preparing at least two new Xbox models for release in the next two years, sources tell Kotaku.
Tom Warren / The Verge:

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