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May 10, 2018, 6:55 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to let users buy subscriptions to some third-party video services in its TV app, rather than individual apps, starting next year  —  - Strategy in development looks a lot like rival Amazon.com's  —  Apple Inc.'s plan to reinvent cable TV is starting to look a lot like the strategy of its rival Amazon.com Inc.
Peter Cao / 9to5Mac:
Steam says its Steam Link and Steam Video services, which allows for streaming of games, are coming to iOS devices starting the week of May 21  —  Steam announced today that it will be rolling out its Steam Link and Steam Video apps on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV soon.
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
ZTE filing says it has ceased “major operating activities” after US ban stopping US firms from supplying it tech and that it's working with US to reverse ban  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZTE Corp's (0763.HK)(000063.SZ) main business operations have ceased due to a ban imposed by the U.S. government …
Reuters:
US drone program taps ten pilot projects to collect data to help make FAA rules for drone integration; Alphabet, Apple, and Microsoft among partners for pilots  —  WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department's 10 winning drone pilot projects aimed at spurring …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Sources: Uber partnerships chief David Richter is leaving after more than four years, as Americas head of operations Andrew Macdonald takes on some duties  —  Uber's top dealmaker, David Richter, is leaving the company for personal reasons after more than four years, according to people briefed about the move.
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Smoothness of Google's AI-based demonstrations at I/O and “Make Google Do It” campaign mask the reality: users will need to give up more information and agency  —  In the middle of its Tuesday morning I/O presentation, Google played an audio recording of what was essentially an AI-powered crank call.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Researcher finds Signal messages delivered on Mac stay in Notification Center, even when set to self-destruct, complete with message content and sender's name  —  If you use the Signal desktop app, be careful with your notification settings.  —  When it comes to protecting your messages …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 10 test build shows a new File Explorer dark mode and cloud clipboard for multi-device copying and pasting, coming to the public later this year  —  Insiders get to test the new changes today  —  Microsoft is testing a new build of Windows 10 today (17666) that includes some new features …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
An inside look at how Waymo collaborates with researchers from Google Brain in using AI, deep learning, and neural nets for its driverless vehicles  —  The Google spinoff has a head start in AI, but can they maintain the lead?  —  Right now, a minivan with no one behind the steering wheel …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google launches Tour Creator, a free tool that lets anyone make their own VR tours using Google's Street View imagery and their own 360-degree photos  —  Google today launched a new tool for teachers and their students called Tour Creator, which allows anyone to create their own VR tour using imagery …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Amazon Experience Centers, hosted inside Lennar's model home demos across the US, to showcase smart home devices, Dash Buttons, and more  —  Last week, we reported on how Amazon was leveraging a new relationship with home builder Lennar to expand its smart home business …

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