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Ross Miller / The Verge: Google's Brillo, an operating system for the Internet of Things, is coming in Q3  —  Google is ready to try and clean up the mess that is the Internet of Things.  Today at its I/O conference, the company announced Brillo, the “underlying operating system for the internet of things,” with a developer preview coming in Q3 of this year.

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David Pierce / Wired: Google announces updated Android Wear with low-power always-on mode for apps, Wi-Fi support, wrist gestures, emoji recognition, more  —  Google's Smartwatches Now Let You Leave Your Phone at Home  —  As he speaks, Jeff Chang surveys his kingdom.  Android Wear's product manager …

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Official Android Blog: Google announces Android Pay, will allow users to pay in over 1000 apps and at 700K US stores  —  Pay your way with Android  —  Credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, cash, coins.  Forget fumbling through your wallet next time you're in a store—what if you could pay with just a tap?

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Google announces Android M coming later this year with improved app permissions, app links, mobile payments, fingerprint API, more  —  Google announces Android M, available later this year  —  Google has just made the next version of Android official.  During the keynote address …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Google Opens Inbox To All, Adds Smart Reminders, Trip Bundles, Undo Send And More  —  Google today announced that Inbox, the Gmail-based mobile email client the company launched late last year, is now open to all.  Until today, you still needed an invitation to use the service, though invites have long been pretty easy to come by.

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Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal: Federal appeals court rejects Apple's effort to rid itself of corporate monitor, Michael Bromwich, appointed after ebook price fixing ruling  —  Court Rejects Apple's Bid to Shake Off Corporate Monitor  —  Michael Bromwich's role as Apple monitor is ‘appropriately constrained,’ court says

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Google Developers / YouTube: Live stream: Google I/O 2015 keynote  —  Google I/O 2015 - Keynote  —  Google Developers  —  “Learn about the latest product and platform innovations at Google.  —  Watch all Google I/O 2015 videos at: g.co/dev/io15videos.

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The Verge: Google I/O 2015 keynote liveblog  —  Live from Google I/O 2015  —  Sundar Pichai will take the stage and give us an update on all things Google.  We're expecting a new version of Android, a new photos app, and much more.

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Lora Kolodny / Wall Street Journal: User-generated reviews company Trustpilot raises $73.5M Series D led by Virtruvian Partners  —  Trustpilot Raises $73.5 Million for Credible Reviews of Businesses Online … Trustpilot Inc. has raised $73.5 million in Series D funding to become the world's dominant source of user-generated reviews of businesses online.

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Tricia Duryee / GeekWire: Amazon launches free same-day delivery for Prime members in 500 US cities for orders above $35  —  Amazon launches free same-day delivery for Prime members in 500 U.S. cities, including Seattle … Amazon is launching free same-day delivery today for more than one million items across …

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Darryl K. Taft / eWeek: CA to Acquire Rally Software in $480M Agile, DevOps Play  —  CA Technologies today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rally Software, a provider of Agile development software and services, for approximately $480 million in a move that helps round out CA's portfolio.

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Chris Frates / CNN: Sources: IRS believes massive data theft originated in Russia  —  U.S. Postal Service reports huge breach 01:37  —  Washington (CNN)The IRS believes that a major cyber breach that allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, two sources briefed on the data theft tell CNN.

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Gina Hall / Silicon Valley Business Journal: Flash and hybrid array provider Tegile raises $70M in series D  —  Storage startup Tegile raised $70M to double its staff  —  Hybrid storage startup Tegile raised $70 million in Series D funding on Tuesday to grow its team.  —  New investors included Capricorn Investment Group …

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Natt Garun / The Next Web: Shazam can now scan physical objects for augmented reality and exclusive video content  —  As Shazam teased earlier this year at CES, the company is planning to expand beyond its music recognition technology and into the visual space.  Today, the company officially launched “Visual Shazam …

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Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal: Avago Agrees to Buy Broadcom for $37 Billion  —  Deal marks latest acquisition in busy semiconductor space  —  Chip maker Avago Technologies Ltd. agreed to buy rival Broadcom Corp. for $37 billion in cash and stock, the latest in a wave of deals for the companies that supply parts to power smartphones, tablets and other gadgets.

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Ryan Whitwam / Android Police: Google Releases Spotlight Stories App With Support For Non-Motorola Devices And A New Story, Free For A Limited Time  —  Owners of Motorola's newer Android devices are probably familiar with Spotlight Stories.  Those are the immersive animated shorts that are available via the built-in Spotlight Player app.

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: Hands on with Pixelmator for iPhone: similar functionality to iPad version, but limited screen real estate is frustrating  —  Pixelmator for the iPhone launching tomorrow, we go hands on (update: now available!)  —  Update: Pixelmator for iPhone is now available.  Download it here.

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Russell Brandom / The Verge: Facebook testing Security Checkup pop-up that offers password security options, shows recent logins  —  Facebook is testing a new tool to lock down user logins  —  As services go mobile, logins have gotten a lot stickier and a lot harder to track.  Once you've logged in on a phone or tablet …

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball: Jony Ive's new CDO title reflects his role as the overseer and arbiter of taste at Apple, similar to Job's role when he was CEO  —  On Jony Ive's Promotion to Chief Design Officer  —  Ben Thompson's take, published yesterday, makes several interesting points.

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times: Google faces challenges with Android as it fails to keep pace with iOS ad revenues and as vendors look to compete on services in the face of declining profits  —  A Murky Road Ahead for Android, Despite Market Dominance  —  In 2005, Google bought a tiny mobile software company named Android …

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Airware And DJI/Accel Launch Drone Investment Funds  —  Airware makes a flexible drone operating system.  DJI makes the top consumer drones.  But they need to bundle up with industry-specific hardware and software makers to sell whole commercial drone packages to big construction, oil, and insurance companies.

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Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times: New FCC proposal calls for end to robocalls, allows telcos to offer blocking tech to customers  —  FCC moves to crack down on unwanted robocalls  —  Disrupting the lives of millions of Americans, telemarketers and scammers are routinely using technological advances to automatically dial phone numbers …

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: Pebble Time begins shipping to Kickstarter backers — everyone else can preorder it June 22  —  Today, smartwatch maker Pebble began shipping its latest smartwatch to the people who backed the $20 million Pebble Time Kickstarter campaign.  —  The first 10,000 rewards ship this week worldwide.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Store app gains Postmates integration, provides same-day delivery, live tracking of some products in select locations  —  Apple Store App Gains Postmates Integration With Same-Day Delivery  —  Apple is now offering same-day delivery of certain products in its Apple Store app, through a partnership with Postmates.

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Steve Dent / Engadget: Lenovo announces 14-inch and 15-inch laptops with 3D cameras, prices start at $499, Ideapad 100 for $249, and ThinkPad 10-inch tablet starting at $549  —  Lenovo launches depth-sensing laptop and Surface 3 rival  —  If you're in the market for a mid-range laptop, Lenovo has revealed …

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