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May 4, 2017, 8:45 AM

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Elizabeth Gurdus / CNBC:
Tim Cook says Apple will start $1B fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in US and announce the first investment later this month  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company will start a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States.  —  “We're announcing it today.
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
Imagination Technologies starts formal dispute process with Apple, plans to sell core MIPS and Ensigma business units to focus on graphics chip division  —  British chip design firm to sell-off MIPS group to shore up beleaguered business.  —  Imagination Technologies has placed its patents row …
Bloomberg:
Source: Qualcomm plans to ask the International Trade Commission to halt iPhone imports from Asia into the US as part of ongoing patent dispute  —  Appeal to trade agency could pressure Apple in legal fight  —  ITC has authority to halt product shipments into U.S. market
Facebook:
Facebook posts Q1 revenue of $8.03B, up 49% YoY, as DAUs reach 1.28B, up 18% YoY, and MAUs reach 1.94B, up 17% YoY  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.  —  “We had a good start to 2017,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google says it has disabled the accounts responsible for the widespread phishing email that mimicked Google Docs' design  —  If someone invites you to edit a file in Google Docs today, don't open it — it may be spam from a phishing scheme that's been spreading quickly this afternoon.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
A look at the history, allegations, and tech in Waymo's lawsuit against Uber as the companies head to trial  —  “This is not your garden variety trade secrets case.  This is a case that involves what potentially may be the most lucrative business in history, and Google is trying to keep its main competitor on the sidelines."
Ina Fried / Axios:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
WhatsApp service restored after two-hour outage  —  It's been a bit of a rough day if you enjoy using the internet.  Google Docs experienced a widespread phishing attack, sending the internet into panic.  Now WhatsApp has been down for more than an hour, and users of the popular Facebook …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Ubiquity of WeChat in China means Apple cannot differentiate iPhones with iOS as it does elsewhere, hurting sales and putting pressure on new hardware releases  —  Did you hear about the new Microsoft Surface Laptop?  The usual suspects are claiming it's a MacBook competitor, which is true insomuch as it is a laptop.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Tableau reports Q1 revenue of $199.9M, up 16% YoY but below expectations as it shifts to subscription pricing during the quarter  —  Analytics software maker Tableau said it may see some lumpy revenue fluctuations as customers move to subscription pricing, but the long-term demand is positive.
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