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May 13, 2018, 3:05 PM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Trump tweets that Commerce Department has been instructed to help China's ZTE, which had to stop operations after US companies were banned from selling to it  —  In a tweet, Trump urges the Commerce Department to give ZTE “a way to get back into business, fast.”
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
After widespread complaints about keys becoming unresponsive on MacBooks with “butterfly” keyboards, Apple is now facing a lawsuit seeking a class action status  —  A class action lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday takes Apple to task over an allegedly flawed keyboard design deployed …
Brett Bull / Variety:
A look at the $1.6B video streaming market in Japan, where Netflix and Amazon are using the power of original shows to take on Hulu and homegrown dTV  —  Since launching in Japan in 2015, Netflix has focused on providing high-quality and original content from both international and local sources.
Rich Woods / Neowin:
Ubuntu will soon be available for ARM64-powered Windows devices, a year after being made available for x64 devices in the Microsoft Store  —  It was this time last year that Microsoft announced that it was bringing Ubuntu to the Windows Store (now the Microsoft Store), along with other Linux distributions.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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