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May 31, 2014, 12:45 AM

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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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
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 …
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.
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.
More: AppleInsiderTweets: @markgurman
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Whatsapp returns to the Windows Phone store after fixing technical problem  —  After roughly two weeks away, the Whatsapp Windows Phone app has returned to the Windows Store after a joint effort from Microsoft and Whatsapp.  —  Whatsapp originally pulled the app because of unspecified …
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.

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