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Mobile Minutes: App coders balk; Google soars; Uber’s fake feature; T-Mobile is fined

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July 20, 2015

The giants of the Web have been pressing developers of mobile apps to index their content so it can be parsed by search engines or linked to from other sites. That’s already possible with most Web pages, thanks to pieces of embedded code known as deep links.
Google Inc.’s shares surged as much as 14.5 percent on Friday, adding about $50 billion to its market value, as strong growth in mobile ad revenue allayed concerns its YouTube business could be hurt by Facebook Inc.’s push into video. The surge in the stock, which sent the Nasdaq composite index to a record intraday high, came a day after Google reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for the first time in six quarters.
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing a bill in the City Council that would put a cap on the number of driver’s licenses available to companies like Uber … and now Uber is lashing out at the Mayor in the best way it knows how: through the Uber app.

T-Mobile’s getting fined $17.5 million over two outages that kept people from reaching 911
Federal regulators are slapping T-Mobile with a $17.5 million fine after two 911 outages last year likely kept thousands of consumers from reaching emergency services in their most dire time of need. The two outages lasted a total of three hours during a one-day period in August.
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