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May 15, 2013, 6:35 PM

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Hugo Barra / Official Android Blog:
Android@I/O: Just press Play  —  As our developer audience knows, Android is more than simply a phone or tablet.  It's a platform, an ecosystem, and an opportunity for developers around the world to build exciting services and apps that reach millions of people every day.
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google Maps for desktop: hands-on with the world's most-advanced web app  —  Google I/O this year has a stronger developer focus than in years past, which meant that consumer-facing products sometimes didn't get much airtime during the keynote.  That's certainly the case for the new version of Google Maps …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Amit Singhal / Inside Search:
A multi-screen and conversational search experience  —  Search has always been about giving you the best answers quickly, regardless of what device you use.  At Google I/O today, we gave an update on where we are in building the search engine of the future—a search engine that can answer your questions …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google demands Microsoft removes YouTube Windows Phone app, cites lack of ads  —  Microsoft updated its own YouTube application for Windows Phone just over a week ago and Google isn't impressed.  The Verge has obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter that Google has sent to Microsoft recently …
Travis Green / Google Commerce:
Send money to friends with Gmail and Google Wallet  —  Paying back your friends is now as simple as sending an email, whether you're chipping in for lunch or reimbursing your roommate for your share of the rent.  —  Google Wallet is now integrated with Gmail, so you can quickly …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google CEO Larry Page speaks at I/O about competition and negativity in innovation  —  “I was really lucky growing up,” said Google CEO Larry Page at the I/O conference today.  “My dad was really interested in technology.  One time we drove across the country to go to a robotics conference …

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