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Rebecca R. Ruiz / New York Times:
FCC considering extending $1.7B Lifeline telecommunication subsidy program for the poor to cover broadband access   —  F.C.C. Chief Seeks Broadband Plan to Aid the Poor  —  For 30 years, the federal government has helped millions of low-income Americans pay their phone bills …
May 29, 2015, 12:00 AMIn context
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
Google redesigns Cardboard VR headset to fit larger phones, updates SDK with support for iOS, partners with GoPro to develop 16-camera 360-degree VR recorder   —  Google Intensifies Focus on Its Cardboard Virtual Reality Device  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google has seen the future, and it is littered with cardboard boxes.
May 28, 2015, 2:45 PMIn context
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Google faces challenges with Android as ad revenues lag behind iOS and as vendors like Xiaomi compete with its moneymaking apps for mail, messaging   —  A Murky Road Ahead for Android, Despite Market Dominance  —  In 2005, Google bought a tiny mobile software company named Android …
May 28, 2015, 1:20 AMIn context
New York Times:
Google to announce Android Pay for in-store and in-app payments at I/O, to re-launch Google Wallet as P2P payments app; Apple to add rewards to Apple Pay   —  Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments  —  The battle for mobile software dominance revolves around two companies: Apple and Google.
May 27, 2015, 8:10 PMIn context
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Jawbone sues Fitbit, accusing it of “systematically plundering” confidential info by poaching employees who improperly downloaded materials before leaving   —  Jawbone Sues Fitbit Over Data ‘Plundering’ by Ex-Employees  —  San Francisco — Close to what should be one of the biggest events …
May 27, 2015, 5:00 PMIn context
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Vox Media acquires Re/code in all-stock deal, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher to stay at Re/code after merger   —  Vox Media Acquiring ReCode  —  ReCode, the news website led by the veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, is being acquired by Vox Media, a deal that reflects …
May 26, 2015, 5:56 PMIn context
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Amazon to stop funneling Europe sales through Luxembourg amid pressure from regulators, increasing its tax burden   —  Amazon to Stop Funneling European Sales Through Low-Tax Haven  —  In the continuing battle between European and American tech companies, score one for Europe.
May 24, 2015, 7:10 PMIn context
Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Young Saudis increasingly rely on mobile apps and social media to circumvent conservative strictures   —  Young Saudis, Bound by Conservative Strictures, Find Freedom on Their Phones  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Life for many young Saudis is an ecosystem of apps.  —  Lacking free speech, they debate on Twitter.
May 24, 2015, 4:45 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Apple confirms that it has acquired GPS startup Coherent Navigation   —  Apple Acquires Coherent Navigation, a GPS Start-Up  —  For many of the largest Silicon Valley technology companies, location software undergirds numerous applications and features in their products.  —  For Apple, it has been a game of catch-up.
May 17, 2015, 2:40 PMIn context
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Pandora should pay 2.5% of revenue to BMI instead of 1.75%, court rules   —  Ruling in Royalty Case Gives BMI a Victory Against Pandora  —  Last week, Pandora Media won two battles in its long-running war against the music industry, but on Thursday, it lost one — this time over how much it should pay …
May 15, 2015, 3:50 PMIn context

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