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May 17, 2017, 11:25 AM

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Ted Greenwald / Wall Street Journal:
Qualcomm sues iPhone manufacturers Compal, Foxconn, Pegatron, and Wistron for failing to pay royalties, broadening its legal battle with Apple  —  Qualcomm sued the companies that make iPhones for Apple for failing to pay royalties on the chip maker's technology, broadening its legal battle with the world's most valuable company.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple has begun initial production of a small number of iPhone SE handsets in Bangalore, and will begin shipping it to Indian customers this month  —  An Apple manufacturer has completed a trial run of the first-ever iPhones assembled in India, in an important step in the U.S. tech giant's push into the fast-growing South Asian market.
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 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers say EternalBlue, the NSA exploit used in WannaCry, was used in an earlier and possibly larger-scale hack, to install Adylkuzz cryptocurrency miner  —  Campaign that flew under the radar used hacked computers to mine Monero currency.  —  On Friday, ransomware called WannaCry …
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 …
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 …
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.
BBC:
Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning is released from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas, having served 7 years of a 35-year sentence  —  US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks.
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 …
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.

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