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May 2, 2017, 3:10 PM

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Microsoft debuts 13.5" Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S with 4 color options, USB 3 Type A, 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 …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Windows 10 S laptops, starting at $189, to ship this summer with free Office 365 and a one-year subscription of Minecraft Education Edition  —  Microsoft's answer to Chrome OS is called Windows 10 S. This new operating system is a streamlined and secured version of Windows 10.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Microsoft updates Teams with education-focused tools, including a dashboard for students' work with access to learning materials, available this summer  —  Microsoft Teams started life competing with Slack in the workplace, but now Microsoft plans to bring its chat and collaboration app to another environment: schools.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
HP and Acer update existing laptops to run Windows 10 S for education, now $299, down from $329 and $400 respectively  —  HP and Acer are the first two hardware partners to announce laptops running Windows 10 S, the new locked-down version of Windows meant for schools.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube revamps its desktop site with an updated design based on Google's Material Design, optional dark theme, and faster framework  —  YouTube turned 12 on Monday.  To celebrate the milestone, the company is today launching a redesign of its desktop site, which now takes advantage …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Docker appoints former SAP exec Steve Singh as CEO to replace Ben Golub  —  Docker was tagged with a $1 billion valuation in the heady days of 2015, when the term “unicorn” was still in vogue and venture capitalists spoke frequently of FOMO (fear of missing out).
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.
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.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google will now allow 300x250 ads above the fold on mobile webpages, says they can be “user-friendly”  —  Google today announced a change to its AdSense policy that will remove a limitation previously in place that restricted certain kinds of ads “above the fold” - meaning, visible on a website without scrolling down the page.
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

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