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Google to widen Maps' offline features

Turn-by-turn navigation and local business reviews will be available without an Internet connection

Google takes another swing at payments with Android Pay

The revamped service will let users make purchases at physical stores


FCC proposal would extend Lifeline voice subsidy to broadband

The so-called Obamaphone program would give poor people more options under a new proposal

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 28

Lenovo smartphone lets users interact with projected images...Google tipped to overhaul payments scheme...FCC will clamp down on spam texts

Is this for everyone? The growing global connectivity divide in figures

The 'all-inclusive' Internet is still not a reality for most, according to ITU study

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, May 27

Hyundai rolls with Android Auto... EMC grabs cloud management company... IRS lost data on 100,000 taxpayers

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory

Over 4 billion people still have no Internet connection

Mobile broadband is seen as the savior, but barriers such as a lack of network coverage and content in local languages have to be overcome

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 26

Charter wins Time Warner with $55 million bid...Jony Ive moves upstairs at Apple... Sharp shows off its slow-mo phone

Charter reportedly close to $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

The deal, in the wake of Comcast's failed bid, may be announced as early as Tuesday, according to reports

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

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

Yandex tries to improve privacy features of its new browser

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

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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