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May 22, 2017, 1:25 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV, the first TV provider to do so  —  TV provider Dish Network is today rolling out new technology that will make watching television a hands-free experience, via a new integration with Amazon Alexa.  The company says that its pay TV customers using either …
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Inside Facebook's Telecom Infra Project, which wants to do for the telecom equipment market what Open Compute Project did for data center hardware  —  On an ordinary work day in mid-2016, a handful of Facebook engineers were sitting on the couches in a corner of the company's Menlo Park …
More: IDC
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Pittsburgh officials and residents have regrets 9 months after Uber began testing self-driving cars in the city, with lack of shared data among disappointments  —  PITTSBURGH — When Uber picked this former Rust Belt town as the inaugural city for its driverless car experiment, Pittsburgh played the consummate host.
More: Axios and Consumerist
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
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
How Facebook conducted research, commissioned by an advertiser, on minors' emotional states, which was then shared in a presentation to potential advertisers  —  Data mining is such a prosaic part of our online lives that it's hard to sustain consumer interest in it, much less outrage.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Affinity raises $13.5M to build out its CRM toolkit tailored for venture capitalists, investment bankers, and other investors  —  For the venture capitalists, hedge funders, investment bankers and private equity folks trawling the skyways looking for deals, there's nothing more important than a strong network.
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Peer-to-peer payments app Verse, which is now live in 27 countries, raises $20.5M Series B led by Spark Capital to power its push beyond Europe  —  Social payments app Verse has closed a $20.5 million Series B round of funding from its existing investors.  The round is led by Spark Capital …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
How the mission and spirit of Google's ATAP group changed, after Facebook hired its chief Regina Dugan, to become more focused on shipping market-ready products  —  Almost three years ago, one of Google's most celebrated executives took the stage at the company's big developer conference …

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