Josh Constine / TechCrunch:Instagram adds personalized Stories to the Explore tab which has been redesigned with shortcuts to Shopping, IGTV and channels for topics like Travel and Design — Instagram´s pivot to Stories continues with an overhaul of Explore designed to let users dig deeper into their niche interests.
Gené Teare / Crunchbase News:Q&A with Ted Wang, a partner at micro VC fund Cowboy Ventures, founded by Aileen Lee, on risk rewards of seed rounds, changes since its first fund, and more — For our most recent Seed Series we are talking with Ted Wang, the second partner at Cowboy Ventures, a micro VC fund based in Silicon Valley founded by Aileen Lee.
Kaveh Waddell / Axios:Data from CB Insights shows Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon have collectively acquired more than 50 AI companies since 2010 — Big Tech has snapped up more than 50 AI companies since 2010, carving out another front in the nonstop war among the giants for AI talent, data and ideas.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:User finds that Google was hiding three Google Pay privacy settings, like sharing creditworthiness, from its default view; Google says it was a bug it is fixing — Update 5/15/19 1:07 PM EST: Google has replied to our questions with the following statement:
ProPublica:Sources: two US data recovery firms touting hi-tech solutions for unlocking data after ransomware attacks instead just paid the ransom and charged victims extra — Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers — As ransomware attacks crippled businesses …