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Facebook 'riffs' on Snapchat with new group video app

Facebook's Riff app lets users create short videos, which their friends can add to.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, April 1

Amazon wants you to push its buttons...HP sues former execs for $5 billion...Belgians say Facebook is flouting laws

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Survey: A majority of Apple Pay users encounter problems

Issues include terminals that are out of order and transactions that take too long to complete.

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Google cloud platform can now be managed from a phone

Google has started the beta of the Android version of the console, with an iOS version expected this year

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FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

Carriers and consumers would get access to a fat frequency band used mostly by government today

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Facebook reveals the logic behind its forced Messenger split

It made Messenger a separate app and then turned it into a platform all its own

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Why Meerkat and Periscope are the next big challenge for marketers

Efforts by companies including Starbucks and Spotify suggest potentially rich rewards, but it's early days

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, March 27

Up Periscope: Twitter answers Meerkat... UN appoints privacy watchdog... Microsoft buys LiveLoop

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At Facebook, a sharpening focus on virtual reality

At its F8 conference, executives helped illuminate some of the company's plans

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Cheap mobile subscriptions the bait as Euro operators become more aggressive

The latest example is British operator BT, which now offers 500MB of data, texts and voice for less than $10 to its broadband subscribers

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US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

A group of lawmakers reintroduces legislation to allow government agencies giving up spectrum to share in auction proceeds

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Uber's Amsterdam office raided by Dutch authorities

Uber keeps operating its UberPop service despite a court ban and €100,000 in fines

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WhatsApp not as open as Messenger to outside developers

WhatsApp has no immediate plans to offer APIs to outside developers, its cofounder said