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May 31, 2017, 6:35 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's Siri-controlled speaker enters production, will feature virtual surround sound and have no screen, could debut at WWDC and ship later this year  —  Device enters overseas production ahead of annual conference  —  Company seeks differentiation with surround sound, Apple Music
Rani Molla / Recode:
Mary Meeker's 2017 internet trends report: smartphone sales and internet growth are slowing, Google and Facebook own 85% share of growth in online ads, more  —  The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering …
Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Bloomberg:
Source: Tim Cook called Trump to express support for Paris accord as Musk tweets he'll drop advisory role if US leaves; Intel, Microsoft sign ad supporting deal  —  Withdrawal risks backlash against U.S. businesses, they warn  —  Apple's Cook also pressing for U.S. to remain in climate pact
Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung's Bixby virtual assistant won't debut in the US at least until late June, as it is struggling to comprehend English syntax and grammar  —  The English-language version of Samsung's new voice-activated virtual assistant won't likely debut in the U.S. until at least late June …
Peter Han / Windows Blog:
Microsoft says Asus, HP, and Lenovo will ship “Always Connected” Windows 10 ARM PCs with Snapdragon 835 and unveils 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 …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Oculus adds Chromecast support to the Samsung Gear VR headset, letting users stream their VR experiences to TVs, ahead of Daydream support for Chromecast  —  Oculus has added Google Chromecast support to the Samsung Gear VR headset, so users can stream virtual reality experiences to their TV using …
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Researcher finds 60K+ files from government consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton on public Amazon server, including US government passwords, security credentials  —  Sensitive files tied to a US military project were leaked by a multi-billion dollar firm once described as the world's most profitable spy operation, Gizmodo has confirmed.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Waze says it's expanding its carpooling service to all of California beginning June 6 after successful tests in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Monterey  —  Google's Waze is growing its Carpool offering, expanding the ride-sharing service to all of California after successful trials in San Francisco, Sacramento and Monterey.
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; preorder now for $299, ships end of June  —  The Cam IQ presents an intriguing mix of high-fidelity video and smart motion detection and alerts  —  You'd be forgiven for thinking that Nest …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Gmail adds new security features for businesses, including malicious link and phishing detection, using machine learning techniques claimed to be 99.9% accurate  —  Google today announced an update to Gmail aimed at businesses.  Three security features are rolling out to the email service …
Priya Anand / BuzzFeed:
Leaked documents show Uber burned $1M+ during some weeks in San Francisco in 2015 to subsidize UberPool as it battled Lyft  —  In late 2015, UberPool was losing its home market of San Francisco to Lyft Line.  Here's what Uber did to win it back, according to internal company documents.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Box reports Q1 revenue of $117M, up 30% YoY, vs $115M expected, and an operating loss of $40M, or 34% of revenue, compared to 43% a year ago  —  Like Box's last quarterly check-in, the company once again touted that it had free cash flow in the first quarter this year as part …
More: ZDNet and Box
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.
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