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May 17, 2021, 10:35 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Microsoft's board decided in 2020 Gates should leave the board as it probed claims Gates sought to initiate an affair with a Microsoft engineer in 2000  —  Some Microsoft directors began an investigation in 2019 into woman's allegations of prior sexual relationship with Bill Gates …
New York Times:
Sources: long after his marriage, Bill Gates would pursue women at Microsoft, at times creating an uncomfortable workplace environment  —  Melinda French Gates voiced concerns about her husband's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and a harassment claim against his money manager.
Brian Stelter / CNN:
AT&T to spin off WarnerMedia and combine it with Discovery in a $43B deal; the new company will be run by Discovery CEO David Zaslav  —  New York (CNN Business)The streaming TV race is about to get even more competitive.  —  On Monday morning AT&T (T) and Discovery, Inc. (DISCA) …
Apple:
Apple says it will bring lossless audio to all Apple Music subscribers for free and will support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, available from June  —  The next generation of sound on Apple Music is coming to subscribers June 2021 at no additional cost  —  CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today …
Micah Singleton / Billboard:
Amazon Music HD is now available to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers for free, effectively cutting the Hi-Fi service's price from $14.99 to $9.99 per month  —  The price change undercuts competing high-fidelity offerings and possibly upcoming plans by Spotify and Apple Music.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches a personal version of Teams, after previewing it nearly a year ago, available for free  —  Microsoft Teams for personal use exits preview  —  Microsoft is launching the personal version of Microsoft Teams today.  After previewing the service nearly a year ago …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
What to expect from Google I/O: a big focus on Android 12, Assistant and smart home improvements, changes to Wear OS, and possible Pixel Buds A-series  —  Google's big developer conference is back after a year's absence.  —  Sponsored Links  — The schedule  — Android 12 news
Sarah Krouse / The Information:
Sources: Google's plans to match Apple's ATT changes have been delayed by concerns over diminishing mobile ads; source says small changes are expected at I/O  —  Pressured by Apple's recent iPhone privacy initiative, Google is accelerating work to limit how app developers can track …
Joshua Swingle / PhoneArena:
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Ride-hailing giant Gojek and e-commerce marketplace Tokopedia say they have merged to form GoTo Group, the largest tech group in Indonesia  —  Ride-hailing giant Gojek and marketplace Tokopedia said on Monday they have combined their businesses to form GoTo Group, the largest technology group in Indonesia.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
GitHub now lets users add videos to pull requests, discussions, issues, comments, and more  —  Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16.  Register fo r the AI event of the year.  —  GitHub has officially opened up video uploads five months after launching in beta, allowing all developers …
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