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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 29

Intel, Micron unveil a new class of memory...Facebook's mobile revenue tipped to rise again...New drones help drivers with tricky deliveries

Italian parliament drafts a declaration of Internet rights

The Italian parliament wants to have its say in the creation of an international legal framework promoting freedom, equality and access to cyberspace for all, and on Tuesday it presented a Declaration of Internet Rights that it will...


Huawei starts work on Guinea's first fiber-optic cable

The project will deliver 77 exchange points

Amazon Launchpad store will sell goods from startups

Startups should have products that can ship immediately or within 90 days, Amazon said

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 28

Samsung's bigger Galaxy S6 likely in August...Most Android phones can be hacked via an MMS...Leading researchers want autonomous weapons ban

NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

Facebook opens Internet.org to more mobile operators

A new online portal will make it easier for carriers to adopt the Internet.org app, Facebook says

Google to decouple Google+ from some of its sites

It's starting with YouTube, where users won't need a Google+ account to upload videos or post comments

Bitcoin companies move ahead in Africa

BitX closed a funding round, while Bitsoko won a Gates Foundation grant

French surveillance law is constitutional, highest court says

The French Patriot Act has passed its last legislative hurdle

Downloading your LinkedIn contacts can now take all weekend

Gone is the option to instantly export your contacts.

YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, July 23

Qualcomm plans reorg... pressure grows on Apple Music probe... Microsoft fights revenge porn

AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV appears headed for approval with conditions

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated his recommendation for approval of the deal

In Q2, Yahoo spent a pretty penny to achieve unusual growth

Total sales grew by 15 percent, but Yahoo's traffic acquisition costs skyrocketed

Orange in talks with Airtel, may gain largest African footprint

The two companies agreed to exclusive negotiations of a merger

To Cisco-backed Sensity, lights are just IoT waiting to happen

The startup makes IoT endpoints to go into outdoor light fixtures

Google grabs Pixate to improve its apps, and others

Pixate helps developers design and prototype their apps on iOS and Android

Facebook, Amazon, Apple pick up spending on lobbying

Google still outstrips some of the key tech companies

Google to begin closing Google+ Photos on Aug. 1

Afer that, users' photos would be available through the new Google Photos service, Google said

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