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May 31, 2016, 7:15 PM

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Amar Toor / The Verge:
Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft agree to EU hate speech rules that mandates review of “the majority of” hateful content within 24 hours of notification  —  Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and YouTube today agreed to European regulations that require them to review …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Periscope to let livestream viewers vote on whether flagged comments are abusive in “flash juries” of five random users  —  Attention livestreamers: You've been summoned for jury duty.  —  Attention Periscope users: You've been summoned for jury duty.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Samsung announces 512GB NVMe SSD weighing only 1 gram with read and write speeds of 1500MB/s and 900MB/s, available starting in June  —  Samsung today announced that mass production has begun on a new NVMe PCIe solid state drive in a ball grid array package, the first of its kind to be available in large quantities.
Nagraj Kashyap / The Official Microsoft Blog:
New Microsoft Ventures division to focus on early-stage investments in cloud, SaaS, security, and machine learning startups  —  When I came to Microsoft earlier this year, I was driven by the opportunity to establish a corporate venture group that would create an additional channel to engage the start-up ecosystem.
Mark Hachman / PCWorld:
Intel's Broadwell-E gaming CPU is a stunner, offering 10 cores for a whopping $1,723  —  Meet the next flagship chip for overclocking, gaming, and transcoding.  —  On paper, Intel's massive new 10-core—yes, 10—Broadwell-E gaming chips top out at 3.8GHz.  But buying one is like purchasing …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Instagram officially announces its new business tools, including business profiles, analytics, more; businesses must have a Facebook Page to enable them  —  Instagram this morning officially announced the launch of its tools for business users, including new business profiles …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Source: Google Home's ARM-based microprocessor and Wi-Fi chip to be the same as those in the Chromecast  —  When Google executive Mario Queiroz unveiled a new voice-controlled virtual assistant, Google Home, at the company's developer conference this month, he left out a key detail …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Marketing software giant Marketo taken private by Vista Equity Partners in an all-cash deal worth $1.79B  —  Marketo, the marketing software giant that went public in 2013, is being taken private again: PE firm Vista Equity Partners has acquired the company for $1.79 billion in an all-cash deal.
Bloomberg:
Source: Uber gets $1B credit facility, basically a line of credit, in a deal led by Goldman Sachs to expand its Uber Xchange subprime auto leasing business  —  In its relentless pursuit for growth, Uber needs new drivers, and many of those drivers need cars.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Simply Hired, a job search engine with 30M monthly users, will shut down June 26, after reportedly being acquired  —  Simply Hired — a job search engine with 30 million monthly users that is active in 24 countries and 12 languages — is shutting down on June 26, with one report claiming …
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Jawbone refutes reports that it will exit the fitness tracker market  —  Last week, a report claiming that Jawbone would exit the fitness tracker marketplace made the rounds.  At the time, Jawbone offered us a “no comment,” but today the company has released a full statement that entirely refutes last week's rumors.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
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