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  • @Google acquires hardware design firm Gecko Design for Google X labs; terms of the deal weren't disclosed; Gecko clients incl @HP Beyond the Box, @Logitech, Warner Bros., & @fitbit - Link
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  • @Twitter is teaming w/ @stripe to let users make purchases from tweets, @Recode reports; Twitter will reportedly unveil 'buy' buttons within tweets later this yr; users will be able to click on the buttons & complete transactions w/o leaving Twitter - Link
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  • @HP has 'no interest' in acquiring cloud management co @Rackspace, @Recode reports; Rackspace shares reportedly jumped more than 3% after speculation that HP was interested in an acquisition made the rounds - Link
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  • Dating app @Zoosk rolls out a feature that lets users verify profile pic authenticity; the goal is stop users from posting pics from when they were younger or had a different weight, acc to CEO Shayan Zadeh; the co is asking users to take a video selfie from different angles to verify a photo, at which time the co's moderators will determine if the pic matches; 'We wanted to provide an easy & effective way to give our customers that confidence that when they meet someone there’ll be no surprises,' Zadeh says. 'As an industry we have to continue to look for ways to help people gain that confidence.' - Link
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  • Concert ticket seller @ticketfly acquires concert discovery app @WillCall; terms of the deal weren't disclosed; WillCall's POS system for event promoters & venues will be woven into Ticketfly's platform; 'The combination of WillCall’s innovative mobile technology & Ticketfly’s broad network of leading independent venues, promoters & festivals will be powerful, & one that will accelerate innovation for fans & promoters alike,' Ticketfly CEO Andrew Dreskin says. 'This partnership will lay the foundation for a frictionless show-going experience, & help us to continue to transform the way people experience live events.' - Link
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