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GSMArena.com: Oppo launches 5-inch R7 and 6-inch R7 Plus with 3GB RAM, 13MP camera; available globally in June  —  Oppo R7 and R7 Plus officially announced  —  As expected, Oppo has just unveiled the highly anticipated pair of high end smartphones, the R7 and the R7 Plus.

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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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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 …

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Lucian Constantin / PCWorld: Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking  —  Millions of routers and other embedded devices are affected by a serious vulnerability that could allow hackers to compromise them.  —  The vulnerability is located in a service called NetUSB …

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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 …

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Kim Seung-yeon / Yonhap News Agency: LG unveils 55-inch, 0.97mm thick, wallpaper OLED panel that sticks to walls with magnets as demonstration of future OLED products  —  LG Display unveils wallpaper OLED panel  —  South Korean flat panel maker LG Display Co. showcased on Tuesday a detachable organic light-emitting diode …

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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 …

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Grant Gross / PCWorld: Six Chinese residents charged with stealing phone technology from two US companies, Avago Technologies and Skyworks Solutions  —  Six China residents charged with stealing US mobile phone technology  —  Six residents of China face economic espionage and theft of trade secret charges …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch: Switch Raises $35 Million In Strategic Funding To Expand Its Cloud-Based Phone System  —  Just four months after Switch Communications made its cloud-based communications suite generally available, the company has raised another $35 million in funding to get customers signed up.

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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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PYMNTS.com: Mastercard introduces Send, a P2P payment service that works with most debit cards and other services like Western Union, to transfer funds within 30 minutes  —  MasterCard Launches (Almost) Real Time Payments  —  MasterCard has entered the realm of real-time payments.

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Andrew Martonik / Android Central: Proper Google Maps app appears on Android Wear via latest phone app update  —  With the latest update to Google Maps on your phone, Android Wear gains some mapping functionality.  —  After updating to Google Maps version 9.9 on your phone — which brings a neat new transparent status bar …

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Glyn Moody / Ars Technica UK: Russia plans Linux-based mobile operating system to rival Android and iOS  —  In an effort to boost its independence from Western technology, Russia has announced that it will be creating its own mobile operating system, the Russian-language news site RBC reports (English language summary).

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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.

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Amazon names Maria Renz as shadow to Jeff Bezos, or more formally, technical adviser to CEO, the first woman to hold the role  —  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Names First Woman Executive to Coveted Top Role  —  For more than 15 years, one role at Amazon has stood out as perhaps the most coveted …

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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.

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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 …

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Tess Stynes / Wall Street Journal: Etsy reports total operating expenses up 73% year-over-year, revenue of $58.5M, missing estimates of $59M for Q1; shares down 19% in after-hours trading  —  Etsy Reports Wider Loss on Higher Costs  —  Shares of crafts retailer continue to slide from April IPO as revenue disappoints

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Brian Womack / Bloomberg Business: Yahoo shares drop 7.62% on potential changes to IRS's spinoff rules, possibly complicating efforts to exit a stake in Alibaba  —  Yahoo Shares Drop on Potential Changes to IRS's Spinoff Rules  —  Yahoo! Inc. shares declined 7.5 percent on reports that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service …

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