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Stay up-to-date on the top tech news and trends each week with our Weekly Top 10 Tech. See something we missed? Tag @swebdevelopment on Facebook and Twitter! Here are our top 10 tech news stories for this week:

  1. Treble.fm is a new social networking app for musicians who want to collaborate: This new app makes teaming up easier for music buffs. It’s sort of like a digital business card and allows you to find those around you with similar music interests. So cool!
  2. Facebook Stories are coming to the desktop: Facebook is currently testing a desktop version of Facebook Stories. Watch it unfold on a desktop near you!
  3. Shopify launches new card reader to compete with SquareShopify launches new card reader to compete with Square : This Chip & Swipe Reader was created in house and allows for merchants to pair their device wirelessly with Android or Apple phones over Bluetooth. Like the square, it accepts a range of debit and credit cards.
  4. Snapchat is working with college newspapers to produce local Discover Stories: Snapchat’s latest experiment involves college student reporters. They are looking to have stories created similar to those of Buzzfeed and Vice fitting uniquely to your college culture.
  5. Lyft and Amtrak now let passengers book rides to and from the train station: Lyft links up with Amtrack to allow passengers to book rides to and from the train station. Now if only I lived near a train station…
  6. Giphy will soon test sponsored GIFs: This means stop searching for cat GIFs or you’ll be getting lots of sponsored cat GIFs popping up on your screen!
  7. LinkedIn’s latest millennial bait is a Tinder-style mentorship service: It’s a new way to swipe left or right on a mentor! Find the best match for you and become professionally acquainted.
  8. Facebook fights fake news with links to other angles: Facebook is no longer responsible for those fake news stories you see on your timeline and swear are real. Facebook is rolling out related articles to provide different view points and truthiness to the articles that make you scratch your head…
  9. Google Play will now downrank poorly performing apps: Better-performing apps – meaning those that experience fewer crashes and those that don’t drain your smartphone battery – will be ranked higher than apps with bugs and other performance issues.
  10. Google’s Earth’s breathtaking redesign is finally on iOS: Google Earth’s long overdue redesign is ready for your iPhone. Explore the unknown with Google from the comfort of your own home.

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