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May 26, 2015, 3:50 PM

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Joe Belfiore / Blogging Windows:
Microsoft's bringing Cortana to iPhone and Android, announces Phone Companion app for Windows 10, which helps automatically sync your smartphone with your PC  —  Your Windows 10 PC will love all the devices you own  —  Whether it's a 3-year-old printer or projecting to your brand new TV with Miracast …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 9 to support Force Touch with haptic feedback for iPhone 6S, feature new keyboard, Apple Pay for Canada, iMessage read receipts on contact-by-contact basis  —  iOS 9 supports ‘iPhone 6S’ Force Touch, may enhance iMessage, Keyboard & Apple Pay  —  Some of iOS 9's more important planned …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter brings live-streaming app Periscope to Android  —  Periscope, the promising live-streaming app owned by Twitter, arrives on Android today.  Like its cousin on iOS, which debuted two months ago to the day, Periscope for Android lets you watch and record broadcasts from your mobile device.
Stephen Fry / Telegraph:
Jony Ive talks about his new role as Apple's chief design officer as he relinquishes day-to-day management duties to Richard Howarth and Alan Dye  —  When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed tech geek talks to Apple's newly promoted chief design officer
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Charter to acquire Time Warner Cable for $55B in cash and stock, including debt, valuing TWC at $78.7B, also buys Bright House for $10.4B  —  It's Official: Charter to Acquire Time Warner Cable in Deal Valued at $78.7 Billion  —  Charter Communications, in which John Malone's Liberty Media owns …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Source: two new Nexus phones coming this year—5.2" LG Bullhead and 5.7" Huawei Angler, no new Nexus tablet  —  [Updated] [Rumor] No Nexus Tablet In 2015, But Two Phones—A 5.2-Inch LG (Code Name Bullhead) And A 5.7-Inch Huawei (Code Name Angler)
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
EMC expands cloud push with $1.2 billion buy of Virtustream  —  Joe Tucci is at it again.  The longtime EMC chief executive and chairman has made another purchase, buying Virtustream, an enterprise-oriented cloud computing company, for $1.2 billion in cash.
Bloomberg Business:
Snapchat claims 60% of smartphone owners age 13-34 in the US are active users, says they watch 2B videos a day on the service  —  Evan Spiegel Reveals Plan to Turn Snapchat Into a Real Business … Evan Spiegel begins a conversation in the offices of his startup, Snapchat …
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Rubrik raises $41M Series B round to archive your company data, two months after raising $10M  —  Rubrik lands $41 million to archive your company data  —  It's probably safe to say that analyzing vast quantities of company data can lead to making better business decisions for your organization.

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