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May 21, 2017, 9:40 PM

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Nick Hopkins / The Guardian:
100+ internal training manuals and other docs show guidelines for Facebook content moderators on topics like violence, hate speech, terrorism, porn, self-harm  —  Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant's ethics
Business Wire:
SoftBank Vision Fund officially launches with $93B in committed capital and $100B target within 6 months  —  In Addition to the Public Investment Fund, SoftBank Group and Mubadala, Initial Investors in Global Technology Fund include Apple, Foxconn, Qualcomm and Sharp
TechCrunch:
As Bitcoin crosses $2,000, it also now accounts for less than half of total cryptocurrencies market cap, following growth of Ethereum and Ripple  —  May 20, 2017, 12:46 pmMay 21, 2017, 6:52 am  —  The world's most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.
Bloomberg:
Etsy is under pressure from activist investors to grow revenue, reduce spending and perks, and give up its ethical ideals  —  “There is one and only one social responsibility of business,” the economist Milton Friedman famously wrote in 1962.  And that is “to use its resources and engage …
More: Quartz
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and others bolster cutting-edge AI tools for third-party developers, setting up the next tech platform war  —  There wasn't any one big product announcement at Google I/O keynote on Wednesday, the annual event when thousands of programmers meet to learn about Google's software platforms.
Kevin Kelleher / VentureBeat:
Desktop virtualization startup Frame raises $16M Series A with Microsoft Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, In-Q-Tel participating, says revenue tripled in 2016  —  COMMUNITY:  —  Frame raised $16 million to help build out a cloud-based platform that hosts desktop workspaces capable of handling data-intensive applications.
More: Forbes
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Roughly 98% of computers affected by WannaCry ransomware were running Windows 7, according to data released by Kaspersky Lab  —  Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say  —  One week after it first hit, researchers are getting a better handle on how the WannaCry ransomware spread so quickly …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Recode:
Sources: Facebook's TV-like shows, set for mid-June launch, have been delayed at least until late July  —  One challenge is figuring out where these shows will live outside of Facebook's video tab.  —  Facebook's big push into original video is taking longer than expected.
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
‘Safe and predictable’ Windows 10 S won't run Linux, says Microsoft  —  Microsoft wants to clear up confusion about Windows 10 S and Linux distributions available on the Windows Store.  —  Just because Linux distributions are coming to the Windows Store, it doesn't mean they will work …

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