Happy Friday, Austin! Here's some of the tech news you should know about before starting your weekend:
Twitter makes a talent acquisition with Yes
Twitter has purchased Palo Alto-based Yes, Inc., a company that makes two mobile apps called "Frenzy" and "Wyd" for status updates and making plans with friends around events. Recode reports that the acquisition is a talent grab: the CEO of Yes Keith Coleman will take on the role of vice president of product at Twitter, a position that's been vacant for a while, and the two apps will be shut down.
Crime ring finally cracked online
Wired reports on a four-year effort to take down "Avalanche" a botnet cybercrime group apparently responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars of losses.
Apple to employ drones for Maps
Apple's work to catch up with Google Maps continues and now it may include drones. The company has gotten FAA approval to use drones for mapping and it has acquired indoor.io as part of an indoor mapping project, reports Bloomberg.
Mike Holp's latest Austin drone video
Speaking of drones, for a local view, we go to Austin photographer Mike Holp who offers another breathtaking view of the city. You can find more of his work at Holp Photography and hear more about him on an episode of the "Statesman Shots" podcast.
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