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May 15, 2017, 10:05 PM

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Bloomberg:
Google partners with Audi and Volvo to put Android in cars to host Maps, Spotify, Google Assistant, and control temperature, seat positioning, without a phone  —  The search giant is partnering with Audi and Volvo to ship car systems running the Android operating system.
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Netflix adopts Google-provided Widevine DRM, thereby blocking downloads of its app on rooted/unlocked Android devices  —  Earlier today, Netflix started showing up as ‘incompatible’ on the Play Store for rooted and unlocked Android devices.  However, the app itself continued to work fine …
New York Times:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Brad Smith / Microsoft on the Issues:
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Judge blocks Uber's Levandowski from lidar-related work amid lawsuit filed by Alphabet's Waymo, orders Uber to try to compel Levandowski to return stolen docs  —  One of Uber's top engineers will no longer be able to work on a key self-driving car technology, a U.S. judge ordered …
TechCrunch:
VMware says it has acquired app analytics firm Apteligent, previously known as Crittercism  —  May 15, 2017, 2:35 pmMay 15, 2017, 2:43 pm  —  VMware announced today that it has acquiredApteligent, a startup that will allow it to provide more tools to customers building and optimizing mobile apps.
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
API management and analytics firm Tibco Software announces it will acquire data science company Statistica  —  A year after Dell sold off Statistica, Tibco is picking up the company to bolster its IoT analytics capabilities.  —  API management and analytics firm Tibco on Monday announced …
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