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May 17, 2018, 1:00 PM

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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.
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Jessica Conditt / Engadget:
Hands-on with the $99.99 Xbox Adaptive Controller, designed for long-neglected video game players with disabilities, 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 …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Instagram will now let users share posts from their own and public accounts to Stories as a sticker  —  The line between posts and stories is getting even thinner  —  The line between Instagram posts and stories is getting even thinner today.  There's a new feature that will let users share posts …
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 …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Google declines to provide the names of hair salon and restaurant used in controversial Google Duplex demo, or say whether the calls were edited  —  Google made headlines by demonstrating an AI-powered voice assistant that made haircut and restaurant reservations, without betraying that it isn't human.
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.

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