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May 10, 2017, 10:45 AM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple acquires Beddit iPhone-connected sleep monitoring system, according to updated privacy policy  —  Apple recently acquired Beddit Sleep Monitor, an app and sleep system designed to monitor daily sleep habits through the iPhone, according to an updated privacy policy posted …
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patches remote code-execution vulnerability discovered in its malware protection engine which is used in nearly every version of Windows  —  PCs can be compromised when Defender scans an e-mail or IM; patch has been issued.  —  Microsoft on Monday patched a severe code-execution vulnerability …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Opera's desktop browser now features quick access to Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram  —  Opera has been working on a complete redesign of its desktop browser for a few months.  Codenamed “Reborn”, the browser is now available as a stable release.  All Opera users are going to receive the update automatically in the coming days.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
What to expect from this week's Microsoft Build 2017: Cortana speakers and skills, more bots and Edge extensions, Windows 10 update, but no new Surface hardware  —  Microsoft is hosting its annual Build developers conference in Seattle this year.  The first keynote kicks off on Wednesday …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Docs show Microsoft's plan to turn Windows 10 PCs into Echo rivals with HomeHub feature, which includes an “always on” welcome screen for lists, notes, more  —  Microsoft has been working on a new HomeHub feature for Windows 10 to better compete with devices like Amazon's Echo.
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Nick Statt / The Verge:
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, which has rear-facing wide angle, optical zoom cameras, and a 5,000 mAh battery, goes on sale starting at $329  —  2.3X optical zoom, and a 5,000mAh battery  —  Asus' ZenFone 3 Zoom, a follow-up to 2015's original ZenFone Zoom, is now available with a starting retail price of $329.
Steven Russolillo / Wall Street Journal:
Snap earnings preview: Q1 results expected to show slowing user growth and tougher competition, but revenue up 300% YoY to $158M  —  Snap's first earnings report as a public company is likely to leave investors wanting more  —  Young tech companies often generate excitement leading …
Joe Ciolli / Business Insider:
Yelp cuts full-year guidance to a range of $850M-$865M, down from $880M-$900M, reports Q1 net revenue of $197.3M vs $198.4M est; stock down 27%+ after hours  —  Yelp saw its stock plummet 28% to $25.12 after reporting sales that fell short of analyst forecasts and cutting full-year 2017 estimates for revenue and adjusted EBITDA.
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snapchat adds snaps with unlimited viewing time and looping videos, which will both self-destruct on being closed, and new creative tools like a “magic eraser”  —  Infinite snaps, loops, and the magic eraser  —  Snapchat added a set of new creative tools to its arsenal today amid …

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