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May 29, 2015, 4:40 PM

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Natt Garun / The Next Web:
Everything Google announced at Google I/O 2015 in one handy list  —  That's a wrap on all things Google.  In case you missed the keynote, here's a recap of all the highlights you may have missed.  —  Android M  —  Kicking off the keynote, Google Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai announced …
Selena Larson / The Daily Dot:
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Google's Project Vault Is A Secure Computing Environment On A Micro SD Card, For Any Platform  —  Project Vault is a secure computer contained entirely on a micro SD sized device.  Google's ATAP said the micro SD format made sense because there's already advanced security features on your phone …
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.
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
Sébastien Page / iDownloadBlog.com:
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
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Debuts App Invites, A More Personalized System For Inviting Friends To Try Apps  —  Google has debuted a new product called “App Invites” aimed at helping mobile app developers grow their application's user base.  Now in beta for both iOS and Android, App Invites includes a set …
Dave Morin / Medium:
Path and Path Talk acquired by Daum Kakao; services to continue  —  A New Chapter for Path  —  Daum Kakao Will Acquire Path and Path Talk  —  In 2010 a small team of us set out to build a company focused on quality products that bring you a source of happiness, meaning, and connection.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google begins testing Hands Free mobile payments system that lets users pay with spoken commands at a handful of McDonald's and Papa John's in the Bay area  —  Google's Other Mobile Payments Service: Hands Free at McDonald's  —  Like other growing tech companies, Google can sometimes attack the same problem multiple ways.

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