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May 15, 2013, 3:00 PM

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Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Google takes on Spotify with Google Play Music All Access subscription service, priced at $9.99 per month  —  Google has formally announced its new subscription music initiative at the 2013 I/O conference.  Rumors first broke that Google was working on the service earlier this year …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Coming Soon From Google: A $649 Samsung Galaxy S4 Running Stock Android  —  While not a new Nexus phone, Google said Wednesday it plans to start selling an unlocked version of Samsung's Galaxy S4 through its Google Play store.  —  Like Nexus devices, the unlocked Galaxy S4 will be able …
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Google Play game services aims to integrate gaming across Android, iOS and the web, available today  —  Google Play game developers and players alike are getting a quartet of game changing additions today: real-time multiplayer, leaderboards, cloud saves and achievements.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Google announces Android Studio: An IDE built just for Android developers  —  Today Google announced Android Studio, an integrated developer environment built for Android developers.  The move is not surprising, given that Microsoft and other companies that provide platforms to developers often offer full-featured developer tools.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Google unveils Hangouts: a unified messaging system for Android, iOS, and Chrome  —  Can Google catch up to the world of seamless mobile messaging?  —  After years of waiting for Google to tie its disparate communication services together, the company has today announced …
Vic Gundotra / Google+:
New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos  —  Technology works best when it gets out of the way, and lets people do what makes them happiest: living, learning and loving.  That's why, when we started the Google+ project nearly two years ago, we aimed to bring real-life sharing to software.
The Verge:
Live from the Google I/O 2013 keynote  —  We're liveblogging Google's three-hour keynote address at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  We're here and we're in line — a huge line.  There's a ton of press here all fighting to get good seats ahead of the 6,000 developers lined up downstairs.
Google LatLong:
Meet the new Google Maps: A map for every person and place  —  What if we told you that during your lifetime, Google could create millions of custom maps...each one just for you?  —  In the past, such a notion would have been unbelievable: a map was just a map, and you got the same one for New York City …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft killing off Xbox Points in favor of currency and gift cards system  —  Cards will work across Xbox, Windows, and Windows Phone  —  Microsoft is killing off its Points system that's primarily used for its Xbox console.  The death of Microsoft Points has been a long time coming …
New York Times:
U.S. Now Paints Apple as ‘Ringmaster’ in Its Lawsuit on E-Book Price-Fixing  —  WASHINGTON — The e-mail, from Steve Jobs of Apple to James Murdoch of News Corporation, reads as if one old sport were trying to cajole another into joining a caper: “Throw in with Apple and see if we can all …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Feds reveal the search warrant used to seize Mt. Gox account  —  The Department of Homeland Security is investigating Mt. Gox, the largest Bitcoin exchange, for violating laws on US money exchange and money transfers—and it's grabbing the exchange's money in the process.
Jake Pearson / Wired:
Meet the Con Man Who Pulled Off a Federal Sting That Cost Google $500 Million  —  ON FEBRUARY 25, 2009, a then 34-year-old career con man named David Anthony Whitaker left the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and slid into the backseat of an unmarked government car.

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