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May 4, 2017, 1:05 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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
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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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
BlackBerry KeyOne review: no-frills productivity phone for email diehards, with a good keyboard, great battery life, but is heavy and has a small display  —  BlackBerry's latest phone has a particular set of skills acquired over a very long career  —  It was in about the third hour of using …
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."
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