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April 28, 2017, 1:10 AM

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Alphabet Investor Relations:
Alphabet Q1 results: $24.75B revenue, up 22% YoY, and $5.42B net profit; Other Bets collected $244M in revenue but had an operating loss of $855M  —  Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Memo: Anthony Levandowski to stop work on LiDAR amid Waymo lawsuit, will remain with Uber, report to Eric Meyhofer who was named head of Uber's ATG  —  Anthony Levandowski, the head of Uber's self-driving group, is stepping aside in face of trade-theft accusations from his former employer, Waymo.
Amazon.com:
Amazon posts Q1 revenue of $35.71B, up 23% YoY, as operating income declines 6% YoY to $1B  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017.  —  Operating cash flow increased 53% to $17.6 billion for the trailing twelve months …
Bloomberg:
Apple's self-driving Lexus seen in Silicon Valley with 64-channel lidar, at least two radars and a series of cameras  —  Almost two weeks after Apple Inc. secured permission to test its autonomous-car technology in California, the first images of the vehicle have emerged from Silicon Valley roads.
Microsoft:
Microsoft reports Q3 2017 revenue of $22.1B as its Intelligent Cloud business hits $6.8B, driven by 93% YoY growth of Azure; Surface revenue down 26% YoY  —  REDMOND, Wash. — April 27, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017:
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Microsoft productivity business unit had $8B in revenues, up 22% YoY; LinkedIn added $975M to unit's sales in a first full quarter since acquisition  —  But Azure revenue remains a mystery.  As usual Office and enterprise tools carry the quarter.  —  Microsoft said its commercial cloud revenue …
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Apple in talks with payments industry partners to launch Venmo-like P2P money-transfer service; one source says service could be announced this year  —  Could the money-transfer service be called Apple Cash, perhaps?  —  Apple's on-again, off-again flirtation with building …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC releases the full text of Ajit Pai's proposal to roll back Title II net neutrality rules ahead of May 18 vote, opens commenting system  —  Bans on blocking and throttling may not be necessary, FCC says.  —  You can now start filing public comments on the Federal Communications Commission plan to eliminate net neutrality rules.
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Facebook identifies efforts to falsely amplify content and sentiment using fake accounts, as seen in US election, improves detection using patterns of activity  —  Facebook Inc (FB.O) acknowledged on Thursday that it has become a battleground for governments seeking to manipulate public opinion …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google debuts Google Assistant SDK in preview, letting developers run Assistant on their own hardware  —  Build your own Google Home out of whatever you want.  —  Today Google is launching yet another Google Assistant feature: The Google Assistant SDK.  This will allow developers to run …
Chris Morris / CNBC:
Nintendo has sold 2.74M Switch units since it went on sale in March, more than Wii U sold in its first year, and 2.76M copies of Zelda: Breath of the Wild  —  - Those sales figures are 20 percent of what the last console — the Wii U — has sold in four and a half years.  —  Nintendo's back in the game.

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