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May 31, 2018, 12:50 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL coming in fall, will keep single rear camera; Pixel 3 XL has two front cameras and near edge-to-edge display with notch  —  - Company is said to talk with Foxconn as potential manufacturer  — More predictive version of Android software coming next year
Rani Molla / Recode:
Mary Meeker's annual internet trends: e-commerce sales grow, time online rises, and smartphone shipments stagnate as average selling price drops  —  Here's a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.  —  It's that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu CEO says its internet pay-TV service Hulu With Live TV has signed up 800K subscribers since its launch over a year ago  —  Hulu, in a little over a year since launching its $40 monthly internet-streaming “skinny bundle,” has signed up 800,000 customers for the service, according to CEO Randy Freer.
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 …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Amazon's Whole Foods expands 10% discount on some items for Prime members to 12 additional states including Colorado, Arkansas, Texas, and Northern California  —  Amazon today expanded its new 10 percent discounts on sale items and other special deals for Prime members at Whole Foods …
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 …
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 …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga buys Turkey-based mobile game studio Gram Games for $250M in cash; its 77 employees will stay on and operate as an independent studio inside Zynga  —  Zynga has acquired 1010 mobile game maker Gram Games for $250 million in cash plus other considerations.
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.
Patrick Howell O'Neill / Cyberscoop:
US district judge dismisses Kaspersky Lab lawsuits objecting to the ban on US government using its products  —  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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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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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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