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May 10, 2017, 5:05 PM

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Snap Inc.:
Snap reports Q1 results with DAUs up 36% YoY to 166M, or 5% QoQ, revenue of $149.6M, up 286% YoY; stock down 23%+ after hours  —  VENICE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)— Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.  —  First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights:
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft debuts Azure Cosmos DB, a globally distributed database with five consistency choices, and new MySQL and PostgreSQL options for Azure Database  —  Arguably the biggest Azure news to come out of Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference is the debut of Azure Cosmos DB.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2017 for Mac out of preview  —  At Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference, its biggest Visual Studio news wasn't even for its own platform: Visual Studio 2017 for Mac has hit general availability (download here, requires OS X El Capitan 10.11 or higher).
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
FCC's website has been flooded with 128K+ identical fake anti-net neutrality comments via its public comment system API  —  Several people we spoke to denied they had posted comments to the FCC's feedback pages, in which one-in-ten comments appear to be fake.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says 500M devices are now running Windows 10, up from 400M in September 2016  —  Microsoft is announcing today that 500 million active machines are now running Windows 10.  The latest statistic comes almost 8 months after the company revealed 400 million devices were running Windows 10.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft shows off Presentation Translator, which translates PowerPoint slides in real-time, now available in closed preview  —  A lot of what Microsoft is showing at its Build conference this week is squarely aimed at developers.  But in the barrage of news about Azure, Visual Studio and .NET …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google acquires Owlchemy Labs, the VR-focused game studio behind Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, for an undisclosed sum  —  Google announced today that it's acquiring Owlchemy Labs, the VR-focused studio that created Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Founder of Nucleus, which raised $5.6M from Alexa Fund, and now faces competition from similar Echo Show device, says Amazon crippling its Alexa Fund ecosystem  —  Another cautionary tale for would-be Amazon partners.  —  When the investment arm of Amazon's Alexa division led …
New York Times:
Interviews with Macron campaign staff reveal the obfuscation techniques used to slow hackers, who US intelligence believe were Russian  —  PARIS — Everyone saw the hackers coming.  —  The National Security Agency in Washington picked up the signs.  So did Emmanuel Macron's bare-bones technology team.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will now rank sites with “disruptive, shocking or malicious ads” lower in News Feed  —  Facebook will bury links to low-quality websites and refuse to carry ads pointing to them in a News Feed algorithm changeannounced today.  Facebook defines a “low-quality site” …

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