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May 6, 2017, 1:20 PM

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Reuters:
French presidential candidate Macron's campaign says it was targeted in a “massive” hack, after about 9GB of data was posted to Pastebin  —  French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign said on Friday it had been the target of a “massive” computer hack that dumped …
Recode:
Sources: Amazon and Apple close to an agreement to launch Amazon video app on Apple TV; Amazon employees expect the app in Q3  —  Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook bury the hatchet.  —  Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce.  —  The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers' time …
AFTVnews:
Possible image of Echo with a built-in touchscreen and camera found on Amazon's servers  —  Here is the first look at what Amazon's upcoming Echo with a built-in touchscreen looks like.  I was able to locate this unfortunately low resolution image on Amazon's servers in a similar manner …
Business Insider:
Sources: Facebook planning on premiering about 24 TV-like shows in mid-June, has greenlit virtual-reality dating show from Condé Nast Entertainment  —  Facebook has kicked its push for TV-like shows into high gear and is aiming to premiere its slate of programming in mid-June …
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
IDC: worldwide tablet shipments declined 8.5% over the past year, Q1 is the tenth straight quarter in decline  —  Remember when everyone thought tablets would replace PCs, at least for average consumers?  Yeah, that didn't happen.  In fact, the opposite is happening.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Ultrahaptics raises $23M Series B for ultrasound-based “touchless interfaces” that users can feel, bringing total raised to about $40M  —  As huge tech companies continue to dump money into VR and AR technology looking to convince us digital objects in front of us are actually real …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Microsoft announces a new event on May 23 in Shanghai, confirms new hardware is coming; in a tweet Panos Panay hints at Surface update  —  Microsoft is holding an event this month, the company announced tonight, at which it says it will “show the world what's next.”
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Square is rolling out debit cards that draw money from users' Square Cash accounts  —  It's a prepaid card, not a real debit card.  But it's like the one Jack Dorsey recently showed off.  —  Last month, Jack Dorsey teased the launch of a Square debit card.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify debuts scannable Spotify Codes in mobile app to let users easily share music  —  Spotify has taken a tip from Snapchat with its new feature for sharing music via scannable images.  The new Spotify Codes feature creates a unique barcode and album cover image for every song, artist and playlist.

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