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May 11, 2017, 2:25 PM

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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 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.
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:
Microsoft announces Story Remix, which uses your photos and videos to create an auto-generated movie, with the option to import 3D Models from Paint 3D  —  I watch as a Tyrannosaurus Rex chases a frantic young woman across a vaguely familiar landscape, something straight out of Jurassic Park.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
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).
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.
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.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
EU's top court advised to treat Uber as a transport service; a final ruling is expected by late summer  —  A senior adviser to the European Court of Justice said the ride-hailing company should comply with the same regulations as traditional taxi businesses.  —  STATE OF THE ART
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 …
Snap Inc.:
Snap reports Q1 results with DAUs up 36% YoY to 166M, or 5% QoQ, revenue of $149.6M, up 286% YoY; stock opens down 17%+  —  VENICE, Calif.— Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.  First Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights:
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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