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May 20, 2015, 11:00 AM

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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.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft looks to be building a new light-weight email app called Flow  —  Summary:Microsoft appears to be building an app for fast, light-weight, real-time conversations called Flow, which is likely to debut on iPhone, according to leaked information.  —  Microsoft seems to be developing …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Logjam crypto vulnerability affects tens of thousands of web and mail servers, browsers being updated with fix  —  HTTPS-crippling attack threatens tens of thousands of Web and mail servers  —  Diffie-Hellman downgrade weakness allows attackers to intercept encrypted data.
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.
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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.
Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
You Can Now Use ‘Netflix for Torrents’ Popcorn Time in Your Browser  —  It's over a year since Popcorn Time burst on to the scene, allowing you to stream torrents rather than download them.  It's had its ups and downs—but now you can use it in your browser.
TechCrunch:
Sources: Spanish mobile marketplace Wallapop is raising $100M from Accel, Fidelity Growth Partners, and others  —  Wallapop Is Poised To Disrupt Classifieds, As Accel, Insight, Fidelity Pack Its War Chest  —  Back in November rumors surfaced in the Spanish-speaking press that little known Wallapop …
Thanks:@riptari
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.
Ian Kar / FinTech Today:
Digital payments startup Ripple Labs raises $28M Series A  —  Ripple Labs Raises Massive $28 Million Series A Round  —  Co-Produced By FinTech Today and Breaking Banks Radio  —  Ripple Labs, the innovative startup focusing on the distributed ledger and supports of the popular Ripple protocol …
More: CoinDeskThanks:@iankar_
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Facebook acquires and shuts down payment startup Tugboat Yards  —  Facebook has acquired Tugboat Yards, a startup with a tool that publishers and other groups could use to let fans make contributions in exchange for subscriptions and other services.  —  The Tugboat Yards service …

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