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May 29, 2015, 8:10 PM

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David Pierce / Wired:
With Project Jacquard, Google aims to bring touch sensors, haptic feedback, and more to fabric used for everything from jeans to car seats, partners with Levi's  —  Google Is Hacking Our Clothes to Work Like Touchscreens  —  If you want to understand a key piece of Google's vision …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple vans are gathering data for in-house mapping database, collecting street-view imagery and taking stills of business storefronts to replace Yelp photos  —  Mystery solved: Apple vans gathering next-gen Maps data, grabbing Street View storefronts + 3D images
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Selena Larson / The Daily Dot:
CNBC:
Sources: Snapchat in the process of raising $650M in equity at $16B valuation  —  Snapchat stock sale values company at up to $16B  —  Snapchat is in the process of raising $650 million in equity, which would value the company at 16 billion, sources told CNBC.
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Jessica Verrilli, Twitter's Director of Corporate Development and Strategy, leaving for Google Ventures after six years  —  Exclusive: Jess Verrilli leaving Twitter for Google Ventures  —  Jessica Verrilli is stepping down as director of corporate development and strategy at Twitter TWTR …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Confirms It Will Officially Support GIFs  —  Facebook this afternoon confirmed that it will now support animated GIFs in the Facebook News Feed.  Not everyone will see the added functionality immediately, we understand, as the update is still rolling out.
Andy / TorrentFreak:
Hola sells bandwidth and computing resources of idle user machines that make up its free VPN service, used in one case to mount a DDoS attack on 8chan  —  Hola VPN Sells Users' Bandwidth, Founder Confirms  —  Faced with increasing local website censorship and Internet services …
Zoho:
4 reasons you should know your website visitors  —  There is price.  And then there is value.  No one will pay the price for your product or service unless they see value in it.  So, how do you stand out among competitors and add value to your business?  —  The first step would be to listen …
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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
iPhone text crash bug also works via Snapchat text chats and Twitter DMs or mentions  —  iPhone text crash bug hits Twitter and Snapchat  —  Unfixed iOS bug allows booby-trapped messages to break Snapchat text chat and can be sent via Twitter direct messages or mentions
Nathan Donato-Weinstein / Silicon Valley Business …:
Google moves forward with the Charleston East development in Mountain View, a 595K-square-foot glass canopied building  —  Silicon Valley Business Journal  —  Google Inc. is going to get to build at least one futuristic, glass-domed office project in Mountain View.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google acquires mobile app performance startup Pulse.io  —  Twisted Agile: We're taking elements Agile dev and shaking it up with savvy best practices for better, faster outcomes.  Sign up for our free webinar on June 11 at 10 a.m. PST/11 p.m. EST.  —  Google announced a lot during …

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Microsoft:
The Detroit Bus Company enriches students in quest to improve mass transit  —  The small bus line runs a free, door-to-door shuttle for neighborhood kids, broadening their world by giving them a safe …
Avangate:
How to customize your website and marketing campaigns for international web traffic  —  Do you sell digital goods (Software, SaaS, eBooks etc) outside of North America?  Have you optimized your website to grow your global revenue?
Zoho:
4 reasons you should know your website visitors  —  There is price.  And then there is value.  No one will pay the price for your product or service unless they see value in it.  So, how do you stand out among competitors and add value to your business?
Twin Prime:
More bars in more places doesn't mean much for mobile performance  —  More bars in more places.  The motto of AT&T's marketing campaign through 2007 was simple and effective.  It promoted AT&T's network …

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