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This Day in Tech: Twitter acquires TweetDeck, Google to offer mobile payments?

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, May 25.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, May 25.

Twitter acquires popular client TweetDeck Twitter says it will use the desktop service to help commercial users track conversations across the social network, in a deal reportedly valued at about $40 million. More

Piper Jaffray: Now's a good time to own Apple stock A new analyst report says that despite Apple's "lagged" stock gains this year, now is a good time to pick up shares based on the company's estimated growth over the next four years. More

Most people OK buying goods via mobile devices A majority of people polled by JiWire said they're comfortable buying items, even expensive ones, via their mobile phone or tablet, as they increasingly find themselves on the go. More

YouTube moves past 3 billion views a day More than two days' worth of video gets uploaded to the site each minute. More

Photos: Sony Vaio F, S series laptops Take a look at Sony's latest high-end Vaio F and compact Vaio S series laptops from all angles. More

Report: Google to unveil mobile-payments service Web giant will take the wraps off a mobile payments system that will operate on select Android-based Sprint phones on Thursday, according to a Bloomberg report. More

Scam targets Apple App Store customers Phony e-mails tell people their App Store orders have been cancelled, hoping they'll click on a link that whisks them to an online pharmacy. More

Video: Windows Phone juices up with Mango Barnes & Noble unveils a black-and-white, touch-capable Nook e-reader, Apple finally responds with a fix for MacDefender malware, and Microsoft shows off the next version of Windows Phone 7 code-named Mango. More

Podcast: Buzz Out Loud 1476: The Oprah Browser On today's show, Apple responds to the Mac Defender concerns with a support forum and a promised OS X update, Google may announce mobile payments via NFC as early as tomorrow (Thursday), and Facebook might launch a music service with Spotify (but no, not in the U.S. -- yet). Also, TiVo makes tons of money from suing people and Brian Tong bids a teary farewell to Oprah. More

Video: Collect and map out location tweets heck-in data you're putting out there, what's the best way to view it all on a single map? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica Belmont shows you Creepy, which lives up to its name by mapping out all the places your friends have tweeted or posted pictures from. More