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Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

Now in alpha, 'Fetch as Google' aims to help developers confirm that an app URI works and see how Google renders it

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Overcoming the massive friction slowing the Internet of Things

To standardize more quickly, let's use IP as the common denominator from end-to-end.

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Why Twitter Cards are key to social media marketing

Twitter Cards let you promote brand awareness, drive traffic and ultimately increase sales. You may not be aware of them, but they vastly improve the user experience beyond 140 characters.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS

ICANN chief to leave office early, may miss key transition

Fadi Chehadé, now shepherding the organization away from the U.S. government, will step down next March

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing

Salesforce Community Cloud gets recommendation tool to boost engagement

The update also lets companies create their own communities complete with custom apps

PayPal hypes its mobile strengths ahead of IPO

One-third of all PayPal transactions now come from mobile, the company says

Yandex tries to improve privacy features of its new browser

A newly-released beta version is available for Windows and Mac OS

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Verizon hit by an 8-hour email outage

A lot of Verizon's email customers woke up to find that their service was down. For many, the problem persisted for 8 hours.

Apple restores iCloud after global disruption hinders services

Apple said the issue, the cause of which is still unknown, hit 40 percent of its users

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 12

Senators block vote to extend NSA powers... healthcare hack hits 1.1 million victims... Apple fixes security flaws in Watch

Racist query terms in Google Maps trigger the White House in results

A Google spokeswoman apologized for the issue, but did not explain what causes it

Google Tone broadcasts URLs to any device within earshot

The Chrome extension broadcasts addresses through sound that's inaudible to humans

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Microsoft celebrates 25 years of Solitaire with massive online battle royale

You've been training all your life, and the time to shine is now with Microsoft's solitaire tournament.

Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search

Feds slap PayPal with $25 million fine over credit service

PayPal illegally signed up users without their consent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said

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Windows goes Node for Microsoft's Internet of things

The Chakra JavaScript engine will bridge the gap to run Node.js on Windows on ARM systems

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Content marketers are overworked and under-performing

Last year, marketers spent more than $135 billion creating digital marketing content. However, much of it is wasted as 70 percent of it isn't being used and social media is littered with failed attempts.

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