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May 18, 2018, 1:05 PM

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Nick Statt / The Verge:
Epic Games says it will release Fortnite on Android this summer  —  Epic Games' battle royale hit is getting a bunch of new mobile features and an Android release later this year  —  Epic Games' massively popular battle royale game Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer …
Meng Jing / South China Morning Post:
Baidu COO Lu Qi to step down in July, after joining Chinese search giant from Microsoft in January 2017  —  Baidu, the operator of China's largest online search service, said on Friday that its chief operating officer, Lu Qi, will step down to take on a new role, in the latest executive reshuffle …
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Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
A bug in the website of LocationSmart, which sells real-time phone location data, let anyone track people's locations across North America without consent  —  The bug allowed one Carnegie Mellon researcher to track anyone's cell phone in real time.  —  A company that collects the real …
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Publishers prefer YouTube over platforms like Facebook because of predictable success parameters, longer shelf life of evergreen content, deeper user engagement  —  Sometimes, being reliable goes a long way — and for smaller publishers looking to grow sustainable video businesses, that means focusing on YouTube.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
PayPal confirms it is acquiring Swedish payments company iZettle for $2.2B in an all-cash deal, making it PayPal's biggest-ever transaction  —  PayPal is taking its biggest bet yet on point-of-sale transactions, small businesses, and markets outside of the US, as it looks to raise its game against Square …
Anton Shilov / AnandTech:
ASUS debuts ultra-thin Zenbook Pro 15 Windows laptops with 15.6-inch 1080p or 4K display, up to six-core Intel CPUs, and optional standalone GPU; price TBD  —  ASUS has introduced a new version of its ultra-thin 15.6-inch ZenBook Po 15 laptop that offers higher performance than predecessors …
More: The Verge
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Leaked screenshots show Facebook's influencer search engine for connecting marketers and creators to make branded content; Facebook confirms it is testing it  —  Facebook's next money-maker could be this tool for connecting marketers to social media creators so they can team up on sponsored content Facebook ad campaigns.

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