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June 25, 2014, 2:15 PM

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Google Developers / YouTube:
Live stream: Google I/O 2014 keynote  —  Google I/O 2014 - Keynote  —  Scheduled for Jun 25, 2014 Find out about the latest product and platform innovations at Google.  Watch all Google I/O 2014 videos at: g.co/io14videos
The Verge:
Google I/O 2014 keynote liveblog  —  Android is ready to move beyond phones and tablets: your wrist, your car, and your TV are all targets.  Will Sergey Brin ride a self-driving car on stage?  Will Sundar Pichai finally bring Chrome OS and Android closer together?  Google's biggest event of the year starts Wednesday.
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
Google's next version of Android ‘L-release’ has a new look, deeper ties to the web  —  KitKat may have only found its way on to roughly 15 percent of phones at this point, but that won't stop Google from looking to the future.  The new version, teased by Sundar Pichai is simply being referred to as the “L-release” right now.
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Google I/O 2014 interrupted by protester calling for Google to “develop a conscience”  —  A protester attempted to grab the limelight during the Google I/O keynote today, calling on Google to “develop a conscience.”  Judging from the protester's sign, she is attempting to call attention …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
At I/O, Google launches Android Wear, says Moto360 coming this summer  —  Google's wearable platform comes to market, LG G Watch ready for order today.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—While the Android Wear emulator has been out for months, Google said today at its I/O conference that the OS and hardware are now ready for consumers.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Unveils New Cross Platform Design Language “Material Design”  —  Google announced a new universal design language, called Material Design, as part of the forthcoming “L” release of Google's Android mobile operating system.  The design is meant to offer a more consistent …
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Android now has 1 billion active users per month  —  Google announced at its I/O developer conference that it now boasts over 1 billion monthly-active users on its Android platform.  That's up from a 538 million figure from last year's I/O.  —  Previously, Google measured Android usage …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Google's Chromecast to get Android mirroring, ‘Backdrop’ slideshows and casting from nearby devices  —  Later this year, Google will update Chromecast so that anyone can choose and control the content being streamed through the device - even if they're not on the same Wi-Fi network as the tiny dongle.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Google Introduces Android TV, Its New Platform For Smart TV Apps And Navigation  —  Google has spent many years trying to find its way onto the biggest screen in the house.  Today at its I/O developers conference, the search giant introduced yet another product which it hopes will accomplish that goal …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google is bringing Android to the car with Android Auto  —  Google is finally laying out its grand plans to bring Android, the world's leading mobile operating system, to your car.  It's called Android Auto.  Think of it as the software you're already familiar with, but redesigned and reimagined for the car.
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Google previews Android apps running on Chromebooks  —  Google has confirmed that its Chromebook devices will one day be able to run standard Android apps during its IO keynote today.  —  During the presentation, the company showed off Vine and Flipboard apps running on a Chromebook, which, of course, uses Google's own Chrome OS.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Supreme Court rules Aereo's service illegal, must pay copyright fees if it wants to continue operations  —  Aereo loses to broadcasters in Supreme Court fight for its life  —  The Supreme Court struck a dramatic blow against Aereo today in a ruling that puts the TV streaming service as it currently exists on its deathbed.
Chet Kanojia / Aereo:
Aereo CEO on SCOTUS ruling: “we are disappointed in the outcome, but our work is not done”  —  Statement from Aereo CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia on United States Supreme Court Decision  —  Court decision denies consumers the ability to use a cloud-based antenna to access free …
Adam Serwer / MSNBC:
Jungah Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung Electronics Says 2Q Earnings ‘Not That Good’  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), the world's largest smartphone maker, expects its second-quarter earnings to be “not that good,” Chief Financial Officer Lee Sang Hoon said.  —  Lee's comments were confirmed by the company after they were first reported by South Korean media.
Anna Prior / Wall Street Journal:
Barnes & Noble To Split Retail, Nook Businesses  —  Book Seller Hopes to Complete Separation by First Quarter of Next Year  —  Barnes & Noble Inc. said it would pursue a split of its retail and Nook e-reader businesses into two separate public companies.  —  The bookseller said it plans …
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Facebook's Snapchat rival Slingshot is now available worldwide  —  Facebook opens up Snapchat clone Slingshot to international users  —  Slingshot, an ephemeral messaging app that lets users ‘pay’ for photos with their own in response, is now available worldwide  —  Facebook's Slingshot app is now available in the UK.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Verizon Confirms It Will Reconnect Data Plans For Chromebook Pixel Owners  —  You've probably been following the news that some owners of the Google Chromebook Pixel who bought a two-year data plan with their devices had been stiffed.  According to a number of complaints …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Philips, Infineon, Samsung face EU antitrust fines  —  (Reuters) - EU regulators are poised to fine Philips, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Infineon Technologies AG in the coming weeks for fixing prices of chips used in mobile SIM cards, two people familiar with the case said on Tuesday.

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