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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, June 25

Snowflake opens cloud data warehouse... Google puts a data center in a coal plant... Facebook opens Messenger to all

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Android Influencers: Touch Lab's Kevin Galligan and Jeff Namnum chat Android apps and iOS ports

Android development is hard work—made harder by the new set of design guidelines Google's put forth. So what it's like to make an app?

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3 Google Drive add-ons that improve collaboration: Hello Sign, Workflows, DocSecrets

Add e-signatures, automate workflows, and hide sensitive content with these tools.

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7 ways to curb your iPhone's cellular data use

How to put a lid on your iPhone's cellular data use—and avoid nasty surprises on your monthly wireless bill.

Cord cutting: legal TV streaming

The surprisingly sneaky rise of a la carte pay TV

TV networks have fiercely resisted selling their services individually; but in doing so, they’ve allowed something better to blossom.

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Rumor has it Universal Music Group and Sony Music are gearing up to sue SoundCloud for ‘massive’ infringement

The labels are reportedly unhappy with SoundCloud’s insistence on retaining its free, ad-supported service offering.

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Batman: Arkham Knight: How bad are the issues? Pretty bad

After playing this game on several PCs, it's obvious why WB Games decided to suspend sales.

Batman: Arkham Knight suspended for good reason? Yes.

Yes, Batman: Arkham Knight's performance problems justify it being pulled from shelves.

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WB Games suspends sales of Batman: Arkham Knight, citing widespread reports of 'performance issues'

After thousands of gamers reported issues with the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight, its publisher has suspended sales of that version.

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Florida telemarketer, under FTC watch, suffers data breach

Advanced Tech Support said it believes it has fired the person responsible

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How the next Java update could make Yahoo your default search provider

Yahoo has cut a deal with Oracle to promote Yahoo alongside its Java technology

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Blazent brings big data to IT operations management

Blazent enterprise customers can now get immediate glimpses into the health and performance of their IT systems

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Microsoft testing new Office 365 features to entice educators

Microsoft is improving its education chops as school IT managers ramp up for a new year.

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A Facebook account is no longer needed for Messenger

Now you can sign up for Facebook's messaging service with just a name and phone number.