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May 11, 2017, 8:00 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with better syncing across devices, including clipboard sharing, resuming sessions and apps, more  —  Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is the next major update that Microsoft is planning to release in September.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says iTunes will be available on the Windows Store by year end, and available for Windows 10 S with full iPhone support and access to Apple Music  —  Here is a surprise: at its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that Apple's iTunes will come to the Windows Store by the end of the year.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Microsoft says it's working on bringing Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora to the Windows Store  —  Microsoft is doubling down on offering developers more options on Windows 10, and at Build 2017, it announced that three of the most popular Linux distributions are coming to the Windows Store.
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
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John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Apple to debut Amazon Prime Video app on Apple TV at WWDC; one source says the app may launch this summer  —  After a fraught few years, Apple and Amazon have reached something of an accord over their rival video efforts.  —  Sources in position to know tell BuzzFeed News …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers say Conexant audio driver, found on 24+ HP laptops, logs all keystrokes and stores them in an unencrypted file  —  Audio driver supplied by Conexant may put PCs from other makers at risk, too.  —  HP is selling more than two dozen models of laptops and tablets …
Eric Geller / Politico:
Trump signs executive order for extensive review of US government's cybersecurity, but mostly maintains the cyber policy path set by last two administrations  —  President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a long-delayed cybersecurity executive order that is expected to launch sweeping reviews …
Scott Stein / CNET:
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Cisco acquires conversational AI startup MindMeld for $125M to enhance its collaboration suite  —  This morning Cisco announced that it is buying MindMeld for $125 million.Founded in 2011, MindMeld helps businesses to build conversational interfaces with cloud-based services.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Andy Rubin-backed Lighthouse unveils smart security camera that can identify people and pets, and ships in September for $399 with a one-year service  —  The team at Lighthouse, a startup out of Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Playground accelerator, doesn't see its new hardware product as a home security camera.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter announces a new deal for year-round NFL content that includes a 30-minute live digital show that will air five nights per week  —  Twitter lost the deal to stream the NFL's Thursday Night Football games this year to Amazon, but today the company is announcing a new multi-year agreement …
Rishika Sadam / Reuters:
Verizon to buy 5G spectrum holder Straight Path Communications for $3.1B  —  Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), the No.1 U.S. wireless carrier, is buying wireless spectrum holder Straight Path Communications Inc (STRP.A) for an enterprise value of about $3.1 billion, ending a bidding war with rival AT&T (T.N).

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