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June 27, 2012, 10:40 PM

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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
With Sights Dead Set on the Living Room, Google Debuts A Streaming Media Device  —  The battle for your living room rages on.  Touting consoles, boxes and premium content delivery services, companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Amazon continue to jockey for digital supremacy.
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
Google Nexus Q lets Android owners stream media from the cloud, shipping for $299 in mid-July  —  ...And the Nexus Q is official.  Google's first consumer electronics product is a small, sphere-shaped device that will work with the Nexus 7 tablet and other Android devices to stream media from the cloud.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google makes the Nexus 7 tablet official: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a $199 price (video)  —  Some of the mystery has been taken out of it, but Google has officially taken the wraps off of the Nexus 7, its first reference-grade tablet.  The 7-inch slate is the first and currently …
The Verge:
Asus Nexus 7 tablet hands-on video and photos  —  There's not that much left to know about the Nexus 7, because all the details leaked out in grand fashion this morning.  Most importantly, the 7-inch tablet will come pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google's latest operating system.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Sergey Brin demos Project Glass on stage at Google I/O  —  It's hard to ignore Google's X Lab-born Project Glass.  News of the slim-lined, scifi goggles' existence first surfaced this past February and it wasn't long after that Mountain View's own elite began to flaunt the heads-up display in public.
Joshua Topolsky / The Verge:
Google's Project Glass: first impressions (with Sergey Brin's headset)  —  I just had a bizarre and fairly interesting experience here at Google I/O 2012.  After a small, closed press session on Google's Project Glass, company co-founder Sergey Brin decided to let the press here try on the devices for themselves.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming in mid-July with Project Butter UI, Google Now, richer notifications  —  The notifications tray is seeing a pretty major overhaul, too, with expanded Gmail notifications that include a richer preview of unread messages, while also giving you access to more options without needing to open the relevant app.
Vic Gundotra / The Official Google Blog:
+1  —  A year ago we started a small project called Google+—to bring friends and family closer together, and to inspire new connections through meaningful conversation.  Today more than 250 million people have upgraded to Google+, and we want to give thanks.  To you.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm Suddenly Resigns  —  Philipp Humm, the CEO of T-Mobile USA, has suddenly resigned, according to the company.  —  Jim Alling, T-Mobile's COO, will take over his duties while a search is under way.  —  In a statement, the company said that Humm is going to pursue …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Plans to Speed Up its iPhone App  —  Facebook's iPhone app is slow.  Often painfully slow.  —  On the iTunes app store, out of 38,000 reviews, more than 21,000 customers have given the app a measly single star.  Users repeatedly describing the app as: slow, crashes, stinks, fail and “is always loading.”
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Google Play starts selling movies, TV shows (single episode or full season) and magazines today  —  The Android Market became Google Play to focus on how it pushes media, and now it's adding a few new options.  On stage at Google I/O 2012 the company just announced it's adding support …
Google Chrome Releases:
Chrome for Android out of Beta!  —  Labels: Chrome for Android, Stable updates  —  The Chrome team is happy to announce the first Stable Channel release of Chrome for Android.  18.0.1025123 is now available for download on Google Play and in the Google Play Store on your mobile devices, on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, or later.
John Jannarone / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Board Approves Split in Principle  —  News Corp.'s board unanimously approved a plan to split the media conglomerate in two pieces, separating its lucrative entertainment operations from its publishing business, said a person familiar with the situation.
Jiabei Lei / Google LatLong:
Go offline with Google Maps for Android  —  Having an Internet connection has always been a key requirement for using Google Maps for Android... until now.  —  A few weeks ago we told you that offline Google Maps for Android was coming.  Now, you can download the latest version of the app in Google Play …
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
EXCLUSIVE: Google+ History API will bring in your past updates from around the web  —  Stop the dadgum presses!  Googler Louis Gray just told us about a new Google+ feature that you won't read about anywhere else.  —  Called Google+ History, this new API will let you add past statuses …
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Eric Goldman / Ars Technica:
Will the Americans with Disabilities Act tear a hole in Internet law?  —  Eric Goldman is an associate professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law and directs that school's High Tech Law Institute.  You can read more of his work at his website.

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