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May 22, 2017, 5:10 PM

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Reuters:
In blow to patent trolls, US Supreme Court rules 8-0 that patent infringement suits can only be filed in the jurisdiction of targeted firm's incorporation  —  WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder …
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 …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Twitter has hired Todd Swidler, former senior vice president of video and partnerships at Bloomberg, to run its live video business  —  Todd Swidler is joining to run all of Twitter's live video partnerships.  —  Twitter has hired a former media executive to run its growing live video business …
Bill Vlasic / New York Times:
Ford replaces Mark Fields as CEO with Jim Hackett, head of its autonomous vehicle unit  —  DEARBORN, Mich. — In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the American auto industry, Ford Motor replaced its chief executive, Mark Fields, on Monday and vowed to catch up in the race …
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.

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