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May 4, 2017, 3:35 PM

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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 …
Iain Thomson / The Register:
Hackers exploited SS7, a protocol used by cellphone providers, to intercept two-factor codes sent to online banking customers, letting them empty bank accounts  —  O2 in Germany confirms online thefts from sour krauts  —  Experts have been warning for years about security blunders …
Elizabeth Gurdus / CNBC:
Tim Cook says Apple will start $1B fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in US, with the first investment coming 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.
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
SpaceX details plans to launch first of 4,425 high-speed internet satellites in 2019, following two years of tests starting in 2017  —  Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to start launching satellites into orbit in 2019 to provide high-speed internet to Earth.  —  In November, the company outlined plans …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
In its effort to create TV-like content, Snap has signed original show deals with NBCUniversal, Turner, others, and is in talks with CBS and Fox, sources say  —  Snap Inc.'s ambitious effort to create television-like content has old and new media companies alike clamoring to learn …
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Google rolling out new anti-phishing security check in Gmail for Android with pop-up warnings when users click on suspicious links  —  Google today has announced a new security feature for Gmail on Android that makes it easier for users to protect themselves against phishing attempts.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
DeepMap, founded by Google veterans for building maps for autonomous vehicles, has raised a $25M round led by Accel  —  DeepMind is creating maps for autonomous vehicles, with backing from top venture capitalists.  —  A mile away from where Google builds the maps used by people around the world …
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Ken Schwencke / ProPublica:
Cloudflare shares personal information of those who complain about hosted sites like Daily Stormer; Cloudflare GC says policy lets users “face their accusers”  —  Since its launch in 2013, the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer has quickly become the go-to spot for racists on the internet.
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
Sprint announces Magic Box, a 4G LTE signal booster, says it offers a cell signal for up to 30K square feet indoors and improves speeds by 200%  —  The new device requires no set-up or in-home broadband and will boost 4G LTE coverage indoors and in the surrounding area for Sprint customers.

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Microsoft:
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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.
eero:
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.
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