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May 6, 2017, 8:00 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 …
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 …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Ohioan recounts dinner with Zuckerberg, the presence of eight former secret service agents, and how Zuck said he has spoken to Trump multiple times on the phone  —  About two weeks ago, Daniel Moore received a cryptic phone call.  —  The 57-year-old resident of Newton Falls …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.”

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
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.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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