April 12, 2017, 1:35 PM

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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Microsoft announces an event on May 2 in New York City; sources say the focus will be on education and creativity, with new high-end Surface devices unlikely  —  It's official: Microsoft is holding a big Windows event in New York City on May 2nd.  This event was first reported by Mary Jo Foley at ZDnet …
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
BlackBerry awarded a preliminary $815M in arbitration dispute with Qualcomm over royalty payments, with final award to be determined on May 30; stock up 15%+  —  BlackBerry said Wednesday it has been awarded a preliminary $814.9 million in royalty overpayments made to Qualcomm.
Ina Fried / Axios:
Samsung: Bixby's voice functions to be delayed until late spring in US; other Bixby options like visual search, reminders to debut at S8's global launch on 4/21  —  One of the key signature features of Samsung's Galaxy S8 , its Bixby voice assistant, won't work out of the box, when the device goes on sale later this month.
Tony Romm / Recode:
Internet Association, which represents Google, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and others, tells FCC chairman Ajit Pai to keep Obama-era net neutrality rules  —  The D.C. lobbying group for Facebook, Google and others tells FCC Chairman Ajit Pai they have their doubts.
Li Tao / South China Morning Post:
Huawei's CEO Eric Xu Zhijun questions the future of smartwatches, says even though the company has released two watches to date he will never use one  —  It turns out even people at the very cutting edge of technical innovation are entitled to a “technophobe” moment.
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Internal Uber email says Rachel Whetstone, SVP of global public policy and communications, will leave the company and be replaced by deputy Jill Hazelbaker  —  The longtime PR pro is being replaced by her deputy Jill Hazelbaker.  —  According to an internal email from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's FreeTime subscription service gets a parental dashboard to monitor kids' usage of tablets, discussion cards to interact with kids, and more  —  Amazon FreeTime, the subscription service offering kid-friendly books, videos, apps and games, is today rolling out a feature called Discussion Cards …
Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
LG confirms it has received investment offers after rumors surfaced about proposed ~$880M Google investment into its OLED display panel business  —  In a regulatory filing for the Korean stock exchange, LG confirmed that it received offers of investment for its OLED display business …

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