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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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Brittany Hillen / SlashGear: Lenovo unveils $49 Lenovo Cast, its first device for casting media from phones and tablets to TVs  —  Lenovo Cast: a puck-shaped Chromecast competitor  —  There's the Chromecast (check out our review) and the litany of casting devices that have come in its wake, and now Lenovo can be counted among them.

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Shaun Prescott / PC Gamer: Twitch bans Adults Only games  —  Twitch has updated its rules of conduct to disallow streaming of Adult Only games, the company announced today.  That means any game classified with an AO rating by the ESRB will be banned from the service, including games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Manhunt 2.

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: GoPro working on six camera, spherical array for VR content, to be available second half of 2015; and a quadcopter drone, available second half of 2016  —  GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And ‘Quadcopter’ Drone  —  Today, GoPro announced that it was working on an array …

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New York Times: Google to announce Android Pay for in-store and in-app payments at I/O, to re-launch Google Wallet as P2P payments app; Apple to add rewards to Apple Pay  —  Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments  —  The battle for mobile software dominance revolves around two companies: Apple and Google.

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Don Clark / Wall Street Journal: Sony acquires optical data storage startup Optical Archive, from former Facebook executive Frank Frankovsky  —  Sony Buys Optical Data Storage Startup Company  —  Japanese electronics major buys Optical Archive from former Facebook executive  —  Sony Corp. , known more for selling …

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Oculus Rift Total Package Price: Around $1,500  —  Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said Wednesday that his soon-to-be-available virtual reality Oculus headset and the computer needed to run it will cost “in the $1,500 range.”  —  The company, owned by Facebook, announced in early May that it would start selling …

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Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times: Jawbone sues Fitbit, accusing it of “systematically plundering” confidential info by poaching employees who improperly downloaded materials before leaving  —  Jawbone Sues Fitbit Over Data ‘Plundering’ by Ex-Employees  —  San Francisco — Close to what should be one of the biggest events …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Facebook Messenger Payments Arrives In NYC, Now Supports Group Chats And More  —  Facebook says today that it's expanding access to the new payments feature introduced in Facebook Messenger earlier this year to those located in New York City and the surrounding metro area.

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Office Blogs: Office Lens Android, Microsoft's document scanning app, now available in the Google Play Store  —  Office Lens Android now available at Google Play Store  —  Thanks to the participation of more than 130,000 Google+ community previewers, we're pleased to release Office Lens Android today.

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Aran Khanna / Medium: Facebook Messenger includes exact GPS location data by default in chats, making it easy to stalk friends  —  Stalking Your Friends with Facebook Messenger  —  When I came to college Facebook Messenger became an integral part of my digital life.  I quickly found that it was the easiest …

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Nicole Lee / Engadget: Pebble Time review: impressive battery life, works on both Android and iOS, but limited iOS functionality and lack of features makes $200 price problematic  —  Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatches  —  For two years, Pebble was the smartwatch company to beat.

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Apple's Jeff Williams Says Native Watch SDK Will Give Direct Access To Sensors  —  Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, said that there are over 4,000 apps now available for Apple Watch, a number we've previously heard.  Williams also discussed the upcoming native SDK for the Apple Watch.

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Wall Street Journal: Broadcom is in Advanced Talks to be Bought by Avago Technologies  —  Deal would be latest in recent string of mergers in semiconductor industry  —  Broadcom Corp. is in advanced talks to be bought by Avago Technologies Ltd. , in what would be the latest in a recent string of mergers in the semiconductor industry.

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Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal: Broadcom in $35 Billion Merger Talks  —  Deal would value semiconductor maker at more than $35 billion  —  Chip maker Avago Technologies Ltd. is in advanced talks to buy rival Broadcom Corp. in a deal worth more than $35 billion, the latest in a wave of deals for the companies that supply parts …

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