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Mobile Minutes: Speedy mobile payments; Ford invests in Pivotal; People and EW Network; Periscope embraces permanence

Ford invests $182 million in Silicon Valley tech firm
Ford said Thursday it is investing $182 million in Pivotal, a Silicon Valley-based software development company, to gain access to cutting edge software development expertise that the automaker admits it would struggle to develop on its own.
Read more on USA Today

Time Inc. to launch People-Entertainment Weekly Internet TV Network
Time Inc. is joining the over-the-top video fray with the People and Entertainment Weekly Network, featuring long-form TV-style programming on connected televisions and other devices set to debut this fall.
Read more on Variety

Twitter’s Periscope will now let you keep your live streams forever
Live streaming app Periscope is following their rival Facebook, testing a feature to allow users to permanently save their broadcasts in a bid to attract more brands and advertisers.
Read more on CNBC