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June 26, 2014, 6:55 AM

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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Google's ambitious agenda to reach every corner of our lives may also be its greatest challenge  —  A Reach Too Far by Google?  —  SAN FRANCISCO — One way to think of Google is as an extremely helpful, all-knowing, hyper-intelligent executive assistant.  Already, it can remind you about your flight …
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 …
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Hands on with the Samsung Gear Live smartwatch; solid build, and light on the wrist  —  We just got to see (and touch) Samsung's new Gear Live smartwatch  —  Here at Google's yearly developer conference we just learned a whole lot more about Android Wear, the company's OS tailored to wearables.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
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.
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
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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.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Android TV hands-on: Google makes a new play for the living room  —  Google hasn't exactly been successful at taking over the living room — Chromecast aside, its previous efforts have failed to capture much consumer interest.  However, during the I/O 2014 keynote today …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Benedict Evans:
Android users spend half as much on apps as iOS users, with more than twice the user base  —  Market shares  —  There's lots that was interesting in this year's Google IO, and indeed some of the absences were also interesting (no mention at all of Glass or Plus, for example).
More: 9to5Mac, Tech.pinions and Beyond DevicesTweets: @semil
Kate Knibbs / Gizmodo:
Google Cardboard Turns Your Android Into a DIY Virtual Reality Headset  —  Want a virtual reality headset, but can't afford the hefty pricetag on most existing models (or to hold out for the future)?  Google dropped an inexpensive solution today following its I/O keynote: Google Cardboard …
Eric DeFriez / Google Apps Developer Blog:
Google introduces new Gmail API, developers can now work with IMAP, POP, or the API  —  Introducing the new Gmail API  —  For a while now, many of you have been asking for a better way to access data to build apps that integrate with Gmail.  While IMAP is great at what it was designed for …
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
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Source: Facebook Is Building FB@Work  —  The phrase “Facebook at work” usually suggests people frittering away the day on the social network and not actually doing their jobs.  But according to an anonymous source inside Facebook, the company is working on a way to put the social network into a more positive light in the office.
More: BGR and AllFacebook
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 …
David Cohen / AllFacebook:
New Parse Offering Allows Developers To Build Android Login Screens For Apps  —  Facebook-owned cloud-application platform Parse announced the launch of ParseLoginUI, an open-source library project enabling developers to build login screens on Android apps with the Parse software-development kit.
More: Parse Blog

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