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May 20, 2015, 7:05 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.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Oculus announces Rift event for June 11; invite image teases new hardware design  —  Oculus Sends Out Invites For Special Rift Event June 11  —  Oculus is inviting press to a special event on June 11 in San Francisco.  The company provided the image above along with the invite …
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 …
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.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google releases Tone, an experimental Chrome extension for sharing links with nearby computers using only sound  —  Google Tone is a Chrome extension for sharing URLs with nearby computers using sound  —  Google has launched a new experimental Chrome extension that lets you transmit the URL …
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 …
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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 …

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