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May 31, 2017, 9:05 AM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Uber fires VP Anthony Levandowski for refusing to cooperate in the Uber vs Waymo case, according to an internal email  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, a vice president of technology and the star engineer leading the company's self-driving automobile efforts …
Meghann Farnsworth / Recode:
Andy Rubin talks about the Essential PH-1 smartphone and Home at Code Conference  —  Rubin was interviewed live at Code Conference by Walt Mossberg.  —  Andy Rubin is the creator of Android and built the Danger Hiptop, one of the first devices to merge threaded messaging, email and the full web into a phone.
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Essential Home announced as a privacy-focused Amazon Echo competitor, to have a round “auto-display” and be less cloud dependent, reportedly coming late summer  —  ‘An entirely new type of product’  —  Essential Home is the new intelligent assistant with round “auto-display” just announced by Andy Rubin's new venture.
Peter Han / Windows Blog:
Microsoft says “Always Connected” Windows 10 ARM PCs are coming from Asus, HP, and Lenovo, and shows Asus and Dell Windows Mixed Reality headsets  —  This year I had the pleasure of taking the keynote stage with Nick Parker, CVP, consumer and device sales and Matt Barlow, CVP …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Nest unveils Cam IQ, a smart home camera with a 4K video sensor that uses Google's AI for facial recognition; preorders open now for $299, ships end of June  —  The Cam IQ presents an intriguing mix of high-fidelity video and smart motion detection and alerts
Andrew Dalton / Engadget:
Twitter creates Requests inbox that filters DMs from people you don't follow, rollout for iOS and Android apps today, coming to web within months  —  Twitter may never stop tweaking it's direct messaging function.  Last summer, the social network added so many features to the DM tab …
Kbeneven / Check Point Blog:
Researchers find 41 Android apps from a single developer with several million downloads that fraudulently click on ads, now removed from Play Store  —  Check Point researchers discovered another widespread malware campaign on Google Play, Google's official app store.
Bloomberg:
US Supreme Court rules against Lexmark, finding ink cartridges in printers can be resold despite patent holder restrictions  —  Ruling is blow to printer companies, pharmaceutical industry  —  Patent rights end once company sells product, Roberts says  —  The U.S. Supreme Court …
Matthew Miller / ZDNet:
BlackBerry KEYone will be available in the US May 31 at select Best Buy stores and online from $549.99  —  The highly anticipated launch of the BlackBerry KEYone will take place in the US tomorrow.  Customers can enter select Best Buy stores to see the device before buying or pick one up online.

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