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May 31, 2018, 9:25 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
What to expect at Apple's WWDC next week: focus on digital health, ARKit 2.0, small changes to iOS, deeper Mac-iOS integration, and no Mac or iPad hardware  —  - Company will outline software roadmap for the next year  — Tech giant to more tightly integrate Mac, iPhone software
SV Angel:
SV Angel no longer raising funds for seed rounds; Ron and Topher Conway will invest their personal money at $25K-$100K per company and co-manage existing funds  —  The investing ecosystem has gone through significant changes over the last 10 years.  When we started SV Angel, there were just a handful of funds investing in seed rounds.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo announces deal with Fiat Chrysler to add 62K minivans to its upcoming robotaxi service and begins discussions on selling self-driving cars to people  —  Google spinoff orders 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans  —  The size of Waymo's fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans just got radically bigger.
Byron Kaye / Reuters:
Amazon will require Australians to use its Australian site instead of its US site due to new 10% sales tax on imported goods effective July 1  —  SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will force Australians to use its Australian website instead of its much larger U.S. site …
Bradley Chambers / 9to5Mac:
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov says Apple has been rejecting its app updates globally since Russia banned Telegram in April  —  The popular messaging app, Telegram, hasn't seen an App Store update since late March.  It now appears that ever since Russian authorities ruled that the app was illegal in the country …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft announces an update for Microsoft Launcher for Android letting parents track kids' location and MSN Kids, a new curated news website for children  —  Microsoft is launching an update to its Android launcher today that gives parents the ability to track their kids' location.
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Ticketfly goes offline and says it has been the target of a cyber incident after hacker defaces site and boasts of getting access to customer and employee info  —  Events ticketing company Ticketfly has been compromised by a digital attack, according to an announcement today on Twitter.
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Pew Research study of US teen internet usage finds 85% say they use YouTube, 72% use Instagram, 69% use Snapchat, while only 51% say they use Facebook  —  And Facebook continues to fall, according to Pew Research Center  —  Teenagers are more interested than ever in YouTube, home to the world's growing influencer and vlogger base.
Dan Primack / Axios:
SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25B into GM's Cruise self-driving program, with plans to commercialize such vehicles next year  —  General Motors on Thursday announced that SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion into its self-driving program, with plans to commercialize such vehicles next year.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Hello Alfred, which uses existing on-demand services to automate weekly chores, raises $40M Series B  —  New York-based chore wizard Hello Alfred is about expand its mission to make life easier, one to-do list at a time.  The company commands a small army of thoroughly trained home helpers …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says that the company is in discussions to have Waymo self-driving cars added to its network  —  “It's up to them.”  —  Speaking today at the Code Conference, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says that his company is in “discussions” to have Waymo self-driving cars added to its network.

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