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May 11, 2017, 8:30 AM

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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.
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 21%+ pre-market to just above its IPO price of $17  —  VENICE, Calif.— Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.
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 Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) feedback pages.  —  A bot is thought to be behind the posting …
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.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Uber introduces Saved Places so users can bookmark frequent destinations, available now to US riders on Android and iOS  —  Unless you're traveling home, it can be a pain to pick out a favorite destination in Uber's app.  It's often easier to dig through your history than to punch in the address …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says it will invest $1B to expand data center and build new shipping warehouse in Reno  —  Earlier this week, it was reported that Apple was planning an expansion of its Reno data center, with the company awaiting city approval.  Today, the Reno City Council officially approved Apple's proposal for a $1 billion expansion...
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google launches event suggestions in US search results on mobile web and in app; data pulled from 13 sources including Eventbrite, Ticketmaster, Meetup, StubHub  —  Google today is updating its app and mobile web experience in the U.S. to help web searchers more easily find things to do …

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eero:
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The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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