Friday’s Five: A Handful of Tech Headlines You May Have Missed, Feb. 12

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As we head into the weekend there’s always that feeling that you may have missed something. You’re busy, and it’s hard to keep up with every piece of news that is important to your business. This weekly column aims to wrap up the news we didn’t get to this week (in no particular order), and that may have slipped under your radar, too. If you’ve got something to add, please chime in below in the comments section or on social media. We want to hear from you!

  1. Heroku Pipelines Emerges from Beta

Heroku Pipelines, the continuous delivery feature, is now in General Availability (GA). Heroku said its Pipelines feature “provides teams of all sizes a new way to visualize and manage the development of applications, features, and fixes from dev and test, to staging, to production…” You can find more on Heroku’s blog.

  1. to Acquire Yodle has acquired Yodle for a reported $342 million, according to sources. Founded in 2005, Yodle provides a range of online marketing services for small businesses, which has been an area’s competitors’ have focused on as well; GoDaddy and Endurance have built out this area of expertise with acquisitions over the past couple of years.

  1. AWS Adds Lumberyard and GameLift Cloud Services for Game Developers

AWS has made moves that appeal to game developers with some new cloud services, called Lumberyard and GameLift, respectively. Currently in beta, Lumberyard (a 3D game engine) currently supports console and PC game development, with mobile and virtual reality to arrive soon.

  1. Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ to all its domains accessed in EU

Right to be forgotten has faced no shortage of controversy since it was implemented by Google in 2014. The latest move by the global search giant will see it block results across all of its domains when a search takes place within Europe.

Read more: Right to Be Forgotten Should Extend Worldwide, According to France

  1. Louisville says yes to Google Fiber. Funny story: AT&T, TWC didn’t want that to happen

Google Fiber will soon be available to residents of Louisville, Kentucky, and as you may have guessed, traditional ISPs are not pleased. Both AT&T and Time Warner Cable have filed letters with city officials in opposition to the ordinance, according to The Register.

Read more: Google Fiber Brings Free Internet to More Public Housing Communities

Just for fun…It’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday, and just in case you’re looking for a fun card for the techie in your life, here’s a great roundup of Valentine cards for the “love of your e-life.” If you don’t celebrate, that’s cool, too: may we suggest this list of anti-Valentine’s day songs?

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