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May 24, 2017, 11:10 AM

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Ian King / Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank has taken a $4B stake in Nvidia, representing an equity holding of 4.9%, which is just under the amount requiring a regulatory disclosure  —  Stake represents 4.9 percent of total outstanding shares  —  Holding seen moving into SoftBank's $93 Billion Vision Fund
Michael del Castillo / CoinDesk:
Blockstack releases developer edition of blockchain-powered browser, plans to introduce tokens later this year  —  Blockchain startup Blockstack has released a decentralized browser aimed at making apps more easily accessible.  —  In a way, the release is a kind of Netscape for the decentralized internet …
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Google Attribution, a free tool for examining marketing strategies and customer purchases, goes live in beta  —  At Google's Marketing Next conference, the company is announcing a new beta for Google Attribution, a free tool for examining the role that different marketing strategies play in customer purchasing decisions.
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches free Swift app development curriculum on iBooks, which will be offered by six community colleges this fall  —  Apple has today announced that is launching a new app development curriculum designed to teach students how to start using Swift to create fully functional iPhone apps.
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
IKEA says its Trådfri smart lights will be compatible with Apple's HomeKit, Amazon Echo, and Google Home by autumn  —  Coming this summer and fall  —  Ikea's low-cost TRÅDFRI smart lights first announced in Europe last year, will soon get voice control for owners of Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and Amazon Alexa devices.
Jonathan Keane / Tech.eu:
Warsaw-based medical booking platform DocPlanner raises €15M Series D led by ENERN Investments  —  Health tech startup, DocPlanner has raised €15 million in a Series D round to further grow its SaaS healthcare booking platform.  —  The fresh round of funding was led by ENERN Investments …
Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek:
Chaos Computer Club hackers say they have defeated Samsung Galaxy S8's iris recognition system using a photo of victim's iris  —  Hackers of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) in Germany have managed to defeat the iris recognition system on Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 smartphones.
Michael del Castillo / CoinDesk:
Global distributed ledger consortium R3 raises $107M to develop blockchain-like tech for banks from 40+ investors including Intel, HSBC, BoA Merrill Lynch  —  Global banking consortium R3 has closed the largest funding round in the history of distributed ledger technology.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is testing a new product, Audience Direct, which it says helps publishers target ads with 90% accuracy; early partners include ESPN  —  ‘Audience Direct’ will streamline buying process that has been labor-intensive  —  Facebook FB -.11% is testing a new tool designed …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts new group features for Live, including Live With, letting users stream side-by-side, and Live Chat with Friends private chatrooms  —  Facebook Live might be about bringing the entire community together around events, but sometimes you just want to know the reactions of your buddies.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Uber underpaid NYC drivers for past 2.5 years, is refunding them the difference plus interest, which may cost the firm upwards of $45M  —  The ride-hailing company says it is refunding the money after miscalculating its commissions  —  Uber Technologies Inc. on Tuesday said it mistakenly underpaid …

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