In today’s Bulldog wrapup of technology news:

  • Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior may advise Wipro
  • T-Mobile dumps its upgrade fee for phones
  • Taylor Swift allows “1989” to be streamed by Apple
  • and Tinder being spun off
  • Facebook has a new security officer

The details:

  • Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior may advise Wipro

Padmasree Warrior, who is leaving Cisco where she was chief technology officer, may have at least one new role in the works: Serving India’s IT services company Wipro as an advisor.

Reports the Times of India

“Multiple sources told TOI that the Vijaywada-born Warrior, one of Silicon Valley’s most influential technology leaders, is being wooed by Wipro. Warrior would be seen as a savvy addition at a time when the $7.5-billion IT company is attempting to bolster its digital and IP-based offerings and reduce dependence on the commoditized IT services business.”

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  • No more fee: T-Mobile’s new phone-upgrade program changes

T-Mobile is revamping its phone-upgrade program by eliminating a $10-a-month charge for the most popular phones.

The wireless carrier shattered longstanding industry practices two years ago by eliminating two-year service contracts and letting customers upgrade phones before they are fully paid off. Customers had to pay $10 a month to be eligible for the upgradeprogram, known as Jump. That’s on top of monthly installments to cover the costs of the phone.

AT&T and Verizon soon followed with their own programs — without the monthly fee.

T-Mobile’s new Jump On Demand program eliminates that $10 Jump fee. Customers will be able to upgrade up to three times a year, which is more frequent than what rivals or T-Mobile’s old program allow.

  • Taylor Swift will allow Apple Music to stream ‘1989’ album

Taylor Swift is letting Apple Music stream her “1989” album – the only streaming service allowed to do so.

The singer tweeted Thursday that after Apple decided it would pay artists royalties during Apple Music’s free trial, Swift “decided to put 1989 on Apple Music…and happily so.”

Swift’s representative confirmed the tweets.

Swift wrote a critical Tumblr post Sunday about Apple’s initial decision to not pay artists during the trial, which begins Tuesday. Apple later changed its decision.

Swift has pulled “1989” from other streaming services. She wrote on Twitter: “This is simply the first time it’s felt right in my gut to stream my album.”

She added that “in case you’re wondering if this is some exclusive deal like you’ve seen Apple do with other artists, it’s not.”

  • Tinder, looking for love on Wall Street and Tinder are looking for a Wall Street hookup as their parent group prepares to establish them as a separate, publicly traded company.

IAC/InteractiveCorp, which is controlled by billionaire Barry Diller, has approved a proposal for an initial public offering.

Diller said Thursday that it’s “healthy” to give companies “independence from a mother church.”

He laid the groundwork for the IPO two years ago when he formed the Match Group, which also includes OKCupid, and other dating sites and apps.

IAC said it expects the Match Group to issue less than 20 percent of its shares in the IPO. That means IAC will still be majority owned by its parent. The IPO is planned for the fourth quarter of this year.

The Match Group had revenue of $239.2 million in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 13 percent from a year earlier.

  • Yahoo’s Stamos to become Facebook’s chief security officer

Yahoo’s cybersecurity chief says he’s heading to Facebook to become its chief security officer.

Alex Stamos said in a Facebook post that he will be joining the social networking company on Monday. He succeeds Joe Sullivan, who departed Facebook Inc. in April to head to Uber.

Stamos served as Yahoo Inc.’s chief information security officer for a little over a year, having started there in March 2014, according to his Linkedin account.

Shares of Facebook added 37 cents to $89.23 in Thursday premarket trading.