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May 22, 2017, 3:10 PM

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Reuters:
In blow to patent trolls, US Supreme Court rules 8-0 that patent infringement suits can only be filed in the jurisdiction of targeted firm's incorporation  —  WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday tightened rules for where patent lawsuits can be filed in a decision that may make it harder …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV, the first TV provider to do so  —  TV provider Dish Network is today rolling out new technology that will make watching television a hands-free experience, via a new integration with Amazon Alexa.  The company says that its pay TV customers using either …
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Inside Facebook's Telecom Infra Project, which wants to do for the telecom equipment market what Open Compute Project did for data center hardware  —  On an ordinary work day in mid-2016, a handful of Facebook engineers were sitting on the couches in a corner of the company's Menlo Park …
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Bill Vlasic / New York Times:
Ford replaces Mark Fields as CEO with Jim Hackett, head of its autonomous vehicle unit  —  DEARBORN, Mich. — In a shake-up reflecting the pressures on the American auto industry, Ford Motor replaced its chief executive, Mark Fields, on Monday and vowed to catch up in the race …
Nick Hopkins / The Guardian:
100+ internal training manuals and other docs show guidelines for Facebook content moderators on topics like violence, hate speech, terrorism, porn, self-harm  —  Leaked policies guiding moderators on what content to allow are likely to fuel debate about social media giant's ethics
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
How Facebook conducted research, commissioned by an advertiser, on minors' emotional states, which was then shared in a presentation to potential advertisers  —  Data mining is such a prosaic part of our online lives that it's hard to sustain consumer interest in it, much less outrage.
Microsoft:
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Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Affinity raises $13.5M to build out its CRM toolkit tailored for venture capitalists, investment bankers, and other investors  —  For the venture capitalists, hedge funders, investment bankers and private equity folks trawling the skyways looking for deals, there's nothing more important than a strong network.
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Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
How the mission and spirit of Google's ATAP group changed, after Facebook hired its chief Regina Dugan, to become more focused on shipping market-ready products  —  Almost three years ago, one of Google's most celebrated executives took the stage at the company's big developer conference …

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VMware:
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