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May 2, 2017, 11:15 PM

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Apple:
Apple sold 50.7M iPhones in Q2, down from 51.2M last year, 8.92M iPads, down from 10.2M, 4.19M Macs, up from 4.03M; services revenue grew to $7.04B, 18% YoY  —  Capital Return Program Expanding to $300 Billion  —  Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended April 1, 2017.
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Apple reports Q2 revenue of $52.9B vs. $53.02B estimated, posts Q3 guidance of $43.5B-$45.5B vs. $45.6B expected; China sales down 14% YoY; stock down ~1.5%  —  Apple's massive cash hoard could become a major windfall under the Trump administration  —  Analysts have predicted new iPhone features …
TrustedReviews:
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 …
Bloomberg:
Hands-on: Microsoft targets backpacks with its 2.76 lbs Surface Laptop, lighter than MacBook Air; keyboard impresses with suede-like durable Alcantara covering  —  Microsoft has already cracked the professional and creative markets with inventive tablets and a desktop that turns into a virtual drafting table.
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 …
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.
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Samsung gets government approval to test a self-driving Hyundai, customized with Samsung technology, on roads in South Korea  —  Samsung's ambitions to be a player in the self-driving car space aren't new, but today the company hit a big milestone.  The company's home country of South Korea …
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.
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: code written by women at Facebook rejected far more than men's; Facebook says study inaccurate, performed by former employee with incomplete data  —  Analysis found female engineers received 35% more rejections of their code than men  —  Last year, a longtime engineer …

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