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June 25, 2014, 11:00 PM

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Sundar Pichai / The Official Google Blog:
Google evolves Android and Chrome to ease moving between screens on your phone, tablet, laptop, TV, car, and watch  —  Coming to a screen near you  —  This morning we welcomed 6,000 developers to our 7th annual Google I/O developer conference.  The crowd in San Francisco was joined …
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.
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 …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch available to preorder today for $200 and $229 respectively, both ship July 7  —  Samsung Gear Live and LG G Watch available to order today  —  Samsung is introducing Gear Live, a smartwatch that runs Google's new operating system for wearables, Android Wear.
Brent Rose / Gizmodo:
Moto 360 Hands-On: This Smartwatch Will Make You Swoon  —  We just went hands-on with Samsung's first Android Wear, the Gear Live.  It was lovely and very promising.  But then we just got to strap Motorola's Moto 360 on, and oh man, it's gorgeous.  GORGEOUS.  Here are our quick first impressions.
More: The Verge and EngadgetTweets: @dannysullivan and @finlayedridge
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Maxine Williams / Facebook:
Facebook releases first diversity report: global employees are 69% male; 57% White, 34% Asian in the US  —  Building a More Diverse Facebook  —  Today we're making Facebook's current diversity figures available publicly for the first time.  —  At Facebook, diversity is essential to achieving our mission.
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 …
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.
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:
Greg DeMichillie / Google Developers Blog:
Google adds to Cloud Platform with Cloud Dataflow for creating data pipelines, new Cloud Monitoring and Cloud Debugger tools, more  —  Cloud Platform at Google I/O - new Big Data, Mobile and Monitoring products  —  By Greg DeMichillie, Google Cloud Platform team
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 …
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.

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