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May 7, 2018, 5:10 PM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft announces a new Your Phone app for Windows 10, Windows Timeline coming to iPhone via Edge, and Microsoft Launcher for Android to get Timeline support  —  Having given up on Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone, Microsoft has turned its attention to how best to embrace Android and iOS.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft brings its Custom Vision service to Azure IoT Edge, unveils new Speech Devices SDK for IoT, and partners with DJI and Qualcomm for IoT dev kits  —  Microsoft is shifting its main focus at Build 2018 from Windows to the intelligent edge, and is looking to attract developers with new kits, tools and more.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Interview with Satya Nadella on the guiding principles of ethics in tech, GDPR, Cloud Act, and the future of Microsoft-driven multi-device experiences  —  “We are the Windows company, after all,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told me.  —  I was at Microsoft's campus in Redmond a week …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Changes to Instagram's code suggest an upcoming feature allowing users to add music to their Stories with “Music stickers”  —  Instagram is preparing to let you add music to your Stories, judging by code found inside its Android app.  “Music stickers” could let you search …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
Following severe security flaws in Drupal from March, 350+ sites including several government domains are now serving cryptomining scripts to users' browsers  —  After the publication of two severe security flaws in the Drupal CMS, cybercrime groups have turned their sights on this web technology …
Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC:
Snap announces Tim Stone, a VP of Finance at Amazon, will become its new CFO, with Drew Vollero stepping down on May 15  —  - Tim Stone, a Vice President of Finance at Amazon, has a background in digital content and cloud services — the latter of which is a primary expense for Snap.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Pay, first debuted in 2016 as Microsoft Wallet, will roll out to Outlook users over coming months, integrating Stripe, Braintree, Sage, Wave, and more  —  Microsoft Pay — Microsoft's answer to Android Pay and Apple Pay that was originally launched in 2016 as Microsoft Wallet — is getting a little more useful today.
Kirsten Korosec / Fortune:
Drive.ai announces a 6-month pilot program for an autonomous ride-hailing network in Frisco, TX, aiming to give 10K+ rides, which will be free at launch in July  —  Drive.ai, an autonomous vehicle startup, is launching a pilot program in a busy commercial sector of Frisco …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Warner Music Group has sold 75% of its stake in Spotify for ~$400M; Sony said last week it sold about half of its Spotify shares for ~$750M  —  First Sony, now Warner Music Group.  —  As Spotify was getting its subscription music service off the ground, the world's biggest music labels took equity stakes in the company.

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