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May 26, 2017, 5:35 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple is working on Apple Neural Engine, a dedicated chip to power AI on devices  —  Move would follow similar announcements from Qualcomm, Google  —  Offloading tasks to dedicated chip may improve iPhone battery  —  Apple Inc. got an early start in artificial intelligence software …
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Change.org raises $30M led by LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman; Sam Altman and Bill Gates invest too  —  In 2006, newly minted Stanford grad Ben Rattray sat at a Starbucks in Silicon Valley, pitching LinkedIn founder and early Facebook investor Reid Hoffman to fund his idea for a political website.
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
San Francisco-based food delivery startup Sprig, which raised over $56M, says it is shutting down today  —  The San Francisco food-delivery startup Sprig will be shutting down Friday, Business Insider has learned.  —  The company had raised over $56 million from Silicon Valley's top investors for its new spin on food delivery.
Ben Lang / Road to VR:
HTC releases Link mobile VR headset in Japan that pairs with U11 phone; new headset is not part of Vive brand  —  In a curious move, HTC has revealed a new mobile VR headset called Link that is not part of the company's Vive brand.  The move comes just a week after the company announced …
David McCabe / Axios:
As Section 702 of FISA comes up for renewal, 30+ tech companies including Google, Snap, Uber, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon push for surveillance reform  —  Major tech companies including Facebook, Google and Snap are asking for reforms to a key government surveillance program, according to a letter obtained by Axios.
Matt Brian / Engadget:
Raspberry Pi Foundation merges with Dublin-based CoderDojo Foundation, which has over 1,250 coding clubs in 69 countries  —  Raspberry Pi's credit card-sized computers have helped kickstart a coding revolution.  Thanks to their low cost, major companies like Google and VMWare …
The Local:
A court in Rome lifts a ban issued in April that blocked the Uber Black service across Italy  —  The Local  —  A court in Rome has lifted a ban blocking the Uber Black service across Italy, which had been in place since April 7th.  —  The initial ban upheld a complaint filed by taxi unions …
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