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May 20, 2015, 4:15 AM

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Jana Messerschmidt / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter and Google partner to bring more tweets into Google search results, rolling out on mobile in the US today and desktop soon  —  A new way to discover Tweets  —  We're excited to team up with Google to bring Twitter's unique, real-time content to Google's search results.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Tweets get more prominent placement in Google results after Google-Twitter deal; Twitter doesn't earn directly off display but will gain new traffic  —  The Google-Twitter Deal Goes Live, Giving Tweets Prominent Placement In Google's Results  —  The deal between Google and Twitter to bring …
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Google to unveil new photo service, independent of Google+, at I/O later this month  —  Google Is Close to Unveiling New Web Photo Service  —  Google Inc. is set to reveal an online picture sharing and storage service that will no longer be part of the Google+ social network, people familiar with the plans said.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook: Apple Watch in stores ‘by June’, in talks for Apple Pay in China  —  During his trip last week across China, Apple CEO Tim Cook held a meeting at Apple's China headquarters with several employees in attendance, according to sources with knowledge of the briefing.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
WordPress parent Automattic acquires WooCommerce, maker of a popular e-commerce WordPress plugin, sources say for more than $30M  —  WordPress Parent Automattic Buys WooCommerce, a Shopping Tool for Web Publishers  —  Last year Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, raised $160 million.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Adblock Plus launches Adblock Browser: Firefox for Android with built-in ad blocking  —  Adblock Plus today launched Adblock Browser for Android.  Currently in beta, the company's first browser was created by taking the open source Firefox for Android and including Adblock Plus out-of-the-box.
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Contract between Sony Music and Spotify shows how streaming rates are calculated and details yearly advances and most-favored-nation clause for Sony Music  —  This was Sony Music's contract with Spotify  —  Over the last year the music industry has been in flux as artists, labels …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Meteor, a startup that provides tools for developing mobile and web apps using Javascript, raises $20M led by Matrix Partners  —  Meteor Raises $20M To Build The One JavaScript Stack To Rule Them All  —  The competitive landscape for app development tool providers keeps getting tighter …
Chris Brook / Threatpost:
St. Louis Federal Reserve confirms DNS hijack of affiliated sites in April, including FRED, its economic database, plus archival and geographic databases  —  St. Louis Federal Reserve Falls Victim To DNS Hijack  —  The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank confirmed this week that it fell victim to a DNS hijack last month.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Topher Conway Becomes Co-Managing Partner Of SV Angel As David Lee Steps Down  —  Big changes are afoot at one of the premier angel investing firms, as David Lee is stepping down from SV Angel after multiple years as managing partner at the firm.  With his departure, Topher Conway will be moving …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Facebook expands free Messenger video calling to almost every country  —  Facebook has rolled out video calling on its Messenger app to more countries around the world, following the introduction of the feature in 18 countries last month.  —  “We're happy to share we've now rolled …
Steven Norton / Wall Street Journal:
Mike Kail, hired by Yahoo last summer as CIO, has left the company in the wake of a suit filed by Netflix; Laurie Mann, SVP of search products, named new CIO  —  Yahoo CIO Mike Kail No Longer With Company  —  Mike Kail, chief information officer and senior vice president of infrastructure at Yahoo Inc., has left the company.
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Emily Stephenson / Reuters:
US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau orders PayPal to pay $25M in fines and refunds for signing users up for its online credit service without permission  —  US regulator says PayPal to pay $25 mln over credit product problems  —  The U.S. consumer financial watchdog on Tuesday accused PayPal …
Stacey Higginbotham / Fortune:
Meraki founders raise $25M led by Andreessen Horowitz for IoT sensor startup Samsara  —  Meraki founders score $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz for sensor startup  —  Two founders who helped big companies get a handle on their Wi-Fi networks and later sold their startup to Cisco for $1.2 billion …

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