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May 2, 2017, 12:10 PM

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Microsoft unveils 13.5-inch Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S, with 4 color options, USB 3, mini DisplayPort, 14.5-hour battery life, ships June 15 from $999  —  Microsoft has announced a brand new Windows-powered notebook called the Surface Laptop.  —  At an event in New York City today …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft unveils Windows 10 S, a streamlined version for education that only runs apps from Windows Store, launching this summer  —  At its education event in New York City today, Microsoft announced a new edition of its latest operating system: Windows 10 S. Available on first-party …
Charlie Demerjian / SemiAccurate:
Intel patches remote exploit that affects chips from 2008-2017 with Active Management Technology option enabled  —  Nehalem through Kaby all remotely and locally hackable  —  Every Intel platform from Nehalem to Kaby Lake has a remotely exploitable security hole.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Twitter unveils 16 streaming partners for its live video service, including BuzzFeed, The Verge, Viacom, WNBA, MLBAM, PGA, Bloomberg, and Live Nation  —  Last year: NFL.  This year: Bloomberg, the WNBA, Live Nation and our friends at The Verge.  —  Yesterday, Twitter announced it was building …
Ms. Smith / Network World:
Report: Facebook document shared with advertiser shows company's ability to detect feelings of teens, but Facebook denies serving targeted ads based on emotions  —  Leaked document reveals Facebook knows when teens feel ‘useless,’ but the company denies serving targeted ads based on emotions
Max Willens / Digiday:
After 18 years, About.com is rebranding as Dotdash and will launch a travel-focused vertical later this month  —  On Tuesday, About.com is going to change its name.  The digital publisher is expected to announce at the Collision Conference that it will henceforth be known as Dotdash (pronounced “dot-DASH").
Jing Cao / Bloomberg:
IAC to buy Angie's List in $500M+ deal; Angie's List will be combined with HomeAdvisor to form new publicly traded company called ANGI homeservices Inc.  —  IAC/InteractiveCorp agreed to buy consumer-recommendation website Angie's List Inc., intending to combine the business …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Facebook rolls out Instant Games on Messenger to all users, currently with up to 50 games including Words with Friends  —  Facebook is announcing today that it is rolling out Instant Games on Messenger more broadly to the 1.2 billion people who use the messaging system every month.

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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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