1. HTC announces collaborative video app Zoe is available for Android phones now and iOS this fall: HTC announced today that its Zoe app is available in the Google Play starting today and on the App Store this fall. Read more here.

2. Facebook, Pinterest and Box create WEST, a mentorship program for women in tech: Facebook, Pinterest and Box have announced a new initiative called WEST (Women Entering and Staying in Tech) that will provide one-on-one mentorship for women pursuing careers in technology. Read more here.

3. Snapchat Founder Says The App’s First Ads Are Coming “Soon”: Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel said the first ads for the ephemeral photo apps were coming “soon.” Read more here.

4. Truecaller Scores $60 Million In Series C From KPCB, Atomico, And Sequoia: Truecaller has just announced the raise of a $60 million in Series C led by Atomico, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Sequoia Capital. Read more here.

5. Vivian Schiller Steps Down As Twitter’s Head Of News: Just short of a year since starting at Twitter, Vivian Schiller is stepping down as the company’s head of news. Read more here.

6. Vive, The Mobile App That Lets You Video Chat With Strangers, Raises $1.5M: The Berlin-based startup has closed a $1.5 million funding round from a number of prominent Eurpoean angels. Read more here.

7. Forbes tweaks native ad program for greater scale: Forbes is now making a major overhaul to its BrandVoice pages that directly addresses this question. Starting next week, Forbes will let brands republish content from elsewhere. Read more here.

Prasant Naidu

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