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What's at stake in the Oracle-Google trial | Recode Daily: May 24, 2016

What to know as the trial winds down.

Google co-founder Larry Page (r)
Google co-founder Larry Page (r)
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.The retrial of Oracle's lawsuit against Google for copyright infringement is coming to a close, and investors think it won't mean much for Google's bottom line. But if the jury rules against Google, and against its more liberal interpretation of copyrighting software APIs, experts worry it could have a chilling effect on the work of software developers.
[Klint Finley | Wired]

.Amazon is preparing to roll out its Fresh delivery grocery service to a group of new markets that includes Boston and the United Kingdom. Analysts are taking the move as a sign that Amazon is now all in on the delivery grocery game.
[Jason Del Rey | Recode]

.Facebook responded to a letter from a Republican senator by saying (again) that not only is there no anti-conservative bias in the Trending Topics section, but that the company is revamping its Topics curation process to be extra sure.
[Kurt Wagner | Recode]

.Spotify lost $189 million in 2015, and that's a good thing; losses grew only 6.7 percent year-over-year, against an 80 percent jump in revenue in the same period. But as the music streaming service gears up for its inevitable IPO, investors will want to see Spotify repeat the trick.
[Peter Kafka | Recode]

.Gawker Media owner Nick Denton has a "hunch" that a Silicon Valley billionaire bankrolled Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against him, as well as new, theoretically unrelated, suits that are cropping up. The New York Times lets Denton float the theory without throwing out a name.
[Andrew Ross Sorkin | New York Times]

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