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May 30, 2018, 3:10 PM

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Rani Molla / Recode:
Mary Meeker's annual internet trends report: smartphone shipments stagnate as average selling price drops, e-commerce sales growth and time online rise, more  —  Here's a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.  —  It's that time of year again …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Evan Spiegel talks about Snapchat redesign, going public, and Facebook copying its key innovations at Code Conference  —  Snap's CEO weighs in on Facebook's long history of copying him  —  Evan Spiegel publicly addressed Facebook's longstanding practice of copying his company's products Tuesday …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
New York Times:
Inside the debate at Google about the company's cooperation with the military on AI, after contract for Defense Department's project Maven became public  —  WASHINGTON — Fei-Fei Li is among the brightest stars in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence, somehow managing to hold …
Katie Canales / Business Insider:
Microsoft surpassed Alphabet's market value for the first time in three years by about $10B on Tuesday  —  - Microsoft's market value was $753 billion at end of day Tuesday, surpassing Google's parent company Alphabet in valuation for the first time in three years.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Google's Project Fi adds support for three new handsets: LG G7 ThinQ, the newly announced LG V35 ThinQ, and Moto G6  —  More choices at last  —  Google announced today that Project Fi users will soon have a few more device choices.  Three new phones will work with Google's wireless service …
Bobby Allyn / NPR:
Advertisers use smartphone location info to send personal injury lawyer ads during and after ER visits, target Planned Parenthood visitors with pro-life ads  —  Patients sitting in emergency rooms, chiropractors, and pain clinics in the Philadelphia area may start noticing the kind …
Terri Walter / Chartbeat Blog:
Direct mobile traffic to publisher sites surpasses referral traffic from Facebook, including desktop and mobile, for the first time  —  New data shows that for the first time, mobile direct-to-site traffic has surpassed Facebook.  Could this mean that mobile does not equal social after all?
Patrick Howell O'Neill / Cyberscoop:
US district judge dismisses Kaspersky Lab lawsuits objecting to the ban on US government using its products  —  (Mikhail Deynekin/Wikicommons)  —  Two lawsuits filed by the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab were dismissed Wednesday, ending the Moscow-based company's attempt to lift the U.S. government's ban on its products.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Ava raises $30M Series B for its fertility-tracking bracelet  —  As the worlds of health and technology continue to knit closer together through advances in hardware and big data analytics, a startup called Ava, which has built a $199 wearable device and app to help women track their fertility cycles …
Recode:
Full video and transcript of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and CTO Mike Schroepfer at Code, on Cambridge Analytica, fake accounts, regulation, a paid model, more  —  “To this day, we still don't actually know what data Cambridge Analytica had.” … Kara Swisher: I don't think we have to say much.
Rob LeFebvre / Engadget:
Facebook begins rolling out polls for Messenger Stories, in a similar style to polls on Instagram Stories  —  Facebook announced quite a few changes and additions to its Messenger app at its recent F8 event, including a planned redesign and a way to buy Nike sneakers and other products in AR.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
GPU database developer SQream raises $26.4M Series B led by Alibaba Group, bringing total funding to ~$40M, as it deepens its focus on China  —  SQream, the GPU database developer, will deepen its focus on China after raising a $26.4 million Series B led by Alibaba Group.

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