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May 17, 2017, 8:25 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will update its laptop lineup at WWDC, planning MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake and faster chips for MacBook and MacBook Air  —  Refreshed MacBooks could win back disappointed loyalists  —  Announcement expected at developers conference in June  —  Apple Inc. plans to announce …
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
Facebook admits another ad measurement mistake, its tenth since September of 2016, refunds advertisers, saying the error affected just 0.04% of impressions  —  The mistake — mischarged clicks on video carousel ads by smartphone web users — is the first that directly affected advertisers' wallets.
John Koetsier / Forbes:
Amazon announces that Alexa skills will soon be able to push notifications to Alexa enabled devices for users who have opted in  —  “The weather is great this morning; you should take a run,” is something that Amazon's Alexa will never say to you ... unless you've added a fitness skill and opted-in to notifications.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple launches Today at Apple website as it expands its in-store course line-up with classes in art, design, music, photography, more  —  Last month, Apple announced its plans to offer an expanded set of educational sessions at its stores, which will now feature more in-depth training …
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Facebook fined €150K by French watchdog for failing to protect user data from advertisers as part of wider European probe but wasn't ordered to change practices  —  Facebook suffered a setback on Tuesday over how it uses the reams of information it collects about users worldwide …
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung says it has sold 5M Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices since April 21  —  Samsung Electronics has sold 5 million Galaxy S8s globally less than a month after launching, a figure that will likely be further boosted next month as availability expands.  —  Samsung Electronics …
Andrew Roth / Washington Post:
New Ukrainian sanctions target Russian social-media sites, including VKontakte, the nation's most popular social network  —  MOSCOW — Ukraine on Tuesday put in place new sanctions seeking to block Russian media and online networks from operating in the country, including VKontakte, the nation's most popular social network.
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Third-party apps providing mail, contacts, and calendar services will need app-specific passwords for iCloud access beginning June 15  —  App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today.
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Partnership on AI adds Intel, Salesforce, SAP, others as it formalizes Grand Challenges, which provide incentives to tackle big issues with social ramifications  —  Intel, Salesforce, eBay, Sony, SAP, McKinsey & Company, Zalando and Cogitai are joining the Partnership on AI …
Gordon Mah Ung / PCWorld:
AMD unveils Threadripper, a 16-core, 32-thread CPU for desktops, coming summer 2017  —  It's called Threadripper, and it will be the first consumer-focused chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power.  Yes, you read that right: 16 cores and 32 threads of computing power …
Kellex / Droid Life:
Verizon cancels its LG Watch Sport variant, which had just launched in February  —  Within the past few days, those who had pre-ordered the LG Watch Sport from Verizon received cancellation emails.  That seemed odd, obviously, since the watch has been available for months …

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