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May 11, 2017, 5:25 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 become available on the Windows Store by the end of the year, meaning it can run on Windows 10 S  —  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.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft debuts its Fluent Design System, rolling out gradually in Windows 10 and Windows apps, as a successor to its Modern UI design language  —  Microsoft is officially unveiling its Fluent Design System today at its Build developers conference, known previously as Project Neon.
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable:
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 …
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.
Scott Stein / CNET:
Microsoft unveils motion controllers for Windows Mixed Reality headsets, coming “this holiday”, will be available as a bundle with Acer's headset, others  —  The controllers are coming “this holiday,” and will come packed in with Acer's headset for $399.  —  VR needs good controllers.
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.
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).
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 …
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.
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:

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