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May 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

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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 …
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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.
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft responds to YouTube demands, ‘more than happy’ to include ads if Google allows it  —  Following Google's demands for Microsoft to remove its Windows Phone YouTube app, Microsoft has responded saying it's happy to include advertising.  Google sent a cease and desist letter to Microsoft recently …
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 …
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 …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Leaping to Conclusions on a Pilot's Speculation  —  An article on the Bloomberg News Web site on Wednesday noted an airline pilot's claim that an iPhone could interfere with a plane's compasses during takeoff and landing.  —  But the report cited in the article isn't based on scientific research.
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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 …
Tom Bergin / Reuters:
Amazon UK pays $3.7 million tax on $6.5 billion sales  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com's main UK unit paid taxes of $3.7 million on its 2012 income, despite group UK sales of $6.5 billion (4 billion pounds), its accounts published on Wednesday showed.  —  The company received 2.5 million pounds in government grants during the year.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Here's That Steve Jobs E-Book Email to James Murdoch  —  “Throw in with Apple and see if we can all make a go of this to create a real mainstream e-books market at $12.99 and $14.99.”  —  That's an excerpt from an email sent by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to James Murdoch of News Corporation …
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.

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