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May 29, 2015, 2:40 PM

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Selena Larson / The Daily Dot:
Diversity in Google I/O keynote featuring women and people of color onstage raised the bar for other technology companies  —  On Google, Apple, and Silicon Valley's Homeric struggle with diversity  —  It's time we talk about our expectations—and think about why we continue to congratulate companies …
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:
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.
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 …
Reto Meier / Android Developers Blog:
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 …
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.
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 …

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