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May 17, 2018, 11:30 AM

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube to launch a paid version of YouTube Music next week, at $10/month; YouTube Red will be replaced by YouTube Premium, and it will cost extra  —  YouTube Music is launching Tuesday, and YouTube Red is going away.  It's being replaced by YouTube Premium, and it will cost extra.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
YouTube will use Content ID data to display full music credits and link to the official videos of artists and songs  —  YouTube is to begin surfacing more song and artist information for videos that are hosted on the YouTube platform.  —  The Google-owned video-streaming giant has long offered …
Jessica Conditt / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Xbox Adaptive Controller, designed for video game players with disabilities, which will cost $99.99 and go on sale later this year  —  Microsoft stumbled into the accessibility market about three years ago, with the launch of the Xbox One Elite controller.
Apple:
Apple's Everyone Can Code curriculum for Swift is expanding to schools serving blind and deaf students in the US  —  Apple is teaming up with leading educators for blind and deaf communities across the US to bring accessible coding to their schools.  Beginning this fall …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Senate narrowly votes to block Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules; the resolution now heads to the House, where it faces long odds  —  Senate defies “armies of lobbyists,” but House may help FCC kill net neutrality.  —  The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications …
Andrew Rice / Wired:
Profile of the FCC chairman Ajit Pai, a nerdy conservative ideologue reviled by some and cast as a hero by others for orchestrating net neutrality repeal  —  IN MARCH, AJIT Pai, the 45-year-old chair of the Federal Communications Commission, took to the internet—a community he joyfully inhabits …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
PluralSight, which offers software development courses, prices IPO at $15/share, raising $310M+  —  Pluralsight priced the shares in its IPO at $15 this afternoon, above its previously set target range of between $12 and $14, and will raise as much as $357 million ahead of its public debut tomorrow morning.
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
Profile of Jürgen Schmidhuber, the controversial AI pioneer whose Swiss startup Nnaisense is working on developing an artificial general intelligence (AGI)  —  Jürgen Schmidhuber says he'll make machines smarter than us.  His peers wish he'd just shut up.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple has quietly explored opening a campus in Northern Virginia, to accommodate 20,000 employees, as well as in North Carolina, according to multiple reports  —  For the last several months, Apple has been exploring locations for a new campus focusing on technical support, and according to new reports …
Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
Former Uber CSO Joe Sullivan, who was fired last November following disclosure of Uber's 2016 data breach, is joining Cloudflare as its CSO  —  - He said he chose Cloudflare because the company matches his passion for “securing the whole internet.”  — The announcement comes at a pivotal …

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