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May 30, 2014, 11:05 PM

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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Powered by Pano, focused on gaming: Google to announce Android TV at Google I/O in June  —  Google is about to open up another front in the war for your living room: The company is set to announce the launch of Android TV at its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco in June …
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Samsung is working with Oculus on a screenless VR headset that uses a smartphone as a display, won't focus solely on gaming  —  Samsung is working with Oculus on a media-focused VR headset  —  Last week we told you about Samsung's unannounced virtual reality headset: a peripheral …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple's Jimmy Iovine and Eddy Cue Explain the Beats Deal and Hint at the Future (Video)  —  A few hours after announcing their $3 billion deal, Apple SVP Eddy Cue and Beats co-founder Jimmy Iovine came to the Code Conference to talk about what brought them together, and what they want to do next.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
Apple's WWDC banners show iOS 8, next OS X are coming  —  Apple's 25th annual developers conference kicks off next week, and as usual, the company's spent the past week putting up large, colorful banners all over the Moscone West building in San Francisco.  That includes large Apple logos …
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Abhijeet M. / SamMobile:
Original Samsung Galaxy Gear (SM-V700) now being updated to Tizen  —  The time has come for owners of the original Galaxy Gear to say goodbye to Android and welcome Tizen onto their smartwatch.  Samsung has begun rolling out an update to the Galaxy Gear that will bring over Tizen, the company's in-house OS, to the smartwatch.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC to consider changing the definition of “broadband” to 25Mbps, up from the current 4Mbps  —  The FCC may consider a stricter definition of broadband in the Netflix age  —  What is high-speed Internet?  Believe it or not, there is a technical definition.  Currently, it's set at 4 megabits per second.
Sam Sabri / Windows Phone Central:
Windows Phone 8.1 gets official file manager  —  Windows Phone 8.1 is so full of surprises and opens the Windows Phone faithful up to a new world of apps.  Video editors and file managers are just some of the new app categories possible thanks to Windows Phone 8.1.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Luca Maestri officially succeeds Peter Oppenheimer as Apple's CFO and Senior VP  —  In an SEC filing today, Apple announced that Luca Maestri has officially transitioned into the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President role.  His first official day on the job was yesterday, May 29th.
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Google Stars extension for Chrome leaks: Hands on  —  We've known for a while now that Google is testing a new favoriting service called Google Stars, aimed at helping users save, share, and organize Web content.  This is largely due to multiple leaks, detailing features as well as showing off the interface in a video and screenshots.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Goodbye to All That: Today Is Katie Cotton's Last Day at Apple  —  Today, Katie Cotton, perhaps the most powerful communications exec in tech, is retiring from Apple after 18 years.  —  As Code/red columnist John Paczkowski noted in reporting the departure earlier this month …

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Royal Caribbean International hits the high seas with Microsoft tech  —  Cruise line equips 40,000 crew members with Windows 8.1 tablets, in part to use Skype, OneDrive and more to keep in closer touch with family members and friends while away from home.
Intel:
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