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Google gives Android developers new tools for tracking app performance

Now in alpha, 'Fetch as Google' aims to help developers confirm that an app URI works and see how Google renders it

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, May 22

Connected cars will mean mobile traffic jams, US wants to ban export of some security tools, exploits...Google planning IoT OS


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Future traffic jams could slow down mobile networks

Networks have to become more adept at handling varying traffic demands.

ICANN chief to leave office early, may miss key transition

Fadi Chehadé, now shepherding the organization away from the U.S. government, will step down next March

Google to change Maps search system after offensive White House results

Some searches for racist terms that previously triggered the White House now return nothing

Salesforce Community Cloud gets recommendation tool to boost engagement

The update also lets companies create their own communities complete with custom apps

Cisco bypassed Russia sanctions to continue sales: report

Cisco reportedly skirted sanctions in order to sell networking equipment to Russia’s military.

Yandex tries to improve privacy features of its new browser

A newly-released beta version is available for Windows and Mac OS

Apple restores iCloud after global disruption hinders services

Apple said the issue, the cause of which is still unknown, hit 40 percent of its users

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 12

Senators block vote to extend NSA powers... healthcare hack hits 1.1 million victims... Apple fixes security flaws in Watch

Alcatel-Lucent uses SDN to meld IP, optical services

Alcatel-Lucent this week extended its carrier SDN product line with an automation and network control system designed to accelerate service provisioning from multivendor IP and optical infrastructure.

Racist query terms in Google Maps trigger the White House in results

A Google spokeswoman apologized for the issue, but did not explain what causes it

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Inside Google's Loon and Wing

We got up close with Project Loon and Project Wing, delivering Internet and packages from the sky.

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Is Red Hat ready for the Internet of Things?

A recent Red Hat survey on mobile trends found that 70 percent of organizations plan to pursue IoT projects in the next five years. So where is Red Hat on the IoT stage?

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Verizon (probably) dominates U.S. wireless service providers

Verizon’s up, Sprint’s down, and why it’s getting increasingly difficult to compare them.

Huawei launches its own OS for the Internet of Things

Huawei's LiteOS is meant to run on a minimal power and work on a wide range of hardware

Google Tone broadcasts URLs to any device within earshot

The Chrome extension broadcasts addresses through sound that's inaudible to humans

Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search.

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4 new access points deliver super-fast Wi-Fi

Linksys, Xclaim, Amped and ZyXel bring 802.11ac to SMB, enterprise markets.

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4 new access points deliver super-fast Wi-Fi

Linksys, Xclaim, Amped and ZyXel bring 802.11ac to SMB, enterprise markets.

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