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May 8, 2017, 3:40 PM

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
A look at the UI for Google's “Fuchsia” smartphone OS, written with cross-platform Flutter SDK, as the over-arching purpose of the project remains unclear  —  Taking a look at Google's mysterious third operating system.  —  Google, never one to compete in a market with a single product …
Sam Gustin / Motherboard:
John Oliver urges internet users to defend net neutrality again  —  HBO comedian John Oliver is a strong supporter of net neutrality, the principle that all internet content should be treated equally.  He made that clear in 2014 when he urged viewers to flood the Federal Communications Commission's website …
Marcus Ash / Windows Blog:
Harman Kardon unveils Invoke, a Cortana-enabled speaker with 360-degree sound and Skype integration  —  The Harman Kardon Invoke speaker combines the rich, captivating sound that Harman Kardon is known for with your personal digital assistant, Cortana, in an innovative and beautifully designed speaker for the home.
Shadia Nasralla / Reuters:
Austrian court rules Facebook must remove postings deemed as hate speech across the platform and not just in Austria, strengthening an earlier ruling  —  Facebook must remove postings deemed as hate speech, an Austrian court has ruled, in a legal victory for campaigners who want to force …
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BBC:
Ahead of June 8 UK general election, Facebook publishes ads in UK papers, including The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, to raise awareness about fake news  —  Facebook has broadened its campaign to raise awareness about fake news, by publishing adverts in the UK press.
Lauren Hirsch / Reuters:
Social music firm Smule raises $54M led by Tencent, source says at a $604M valuation, to expand in Asia  —  Social media music company Smule has raised $54 million in a financing round led by Chinese technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, which it will use to fuel international growth, the company said on Monday.

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