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May 28, 2015, 4:10 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9 search, Augmented Reality Maps, Siri API  —  After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Automatic:
Automatic App Gallery and Automatic Developer Platform: bringing the car into the future, today  —  We founded Automatic on the belief that our cars weren't living up to their potential.  The way we see it, cars are very expensive computers on wheels.  They've been like this for decades …
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
New iOS bug crashes Messages app and reboots iPhones when a specific string of text is received via iMessage or SMS; Apple says a fix is coming  —  New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]  —  A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app …
Mary Meeker / KPCB:
Slides: Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report for 2015  —  2015 Internet Trends  —  KPCB's Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in 1995.  Since then, the number of Internet users has risen from 35 million in 1995 to more than 2.8 billion today.

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Microsoft:
Challenge for Change winners were inspired by heartache — and hope  —  Ten grand prize winners have been annnounced in Microsoft YouthSpark's Challenge for Change, a global contest that helps young people turn …
Avangate:
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Automatic:
Automatic App Gallery and Automatic Developer Platform: bringing the car into the future, today  —  We founded Automatic on the belief that our cars weren't living up to their potential.
Zoho:
Rolling Out Candidate Review Form for Zoho Recruit  —  The age old story of the tortoise and the hare is passé; today it's a rat race and the slow and steady often fall behind to give way for the faster ones.
Twin Prime:
More bars in more places doesn't mean much for mobile performance  —  More bars in more places.  The motto of AT&T's marketing campaign through 2007 was simple and effective.  It promoted AT&T's network …
 

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