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May 15, 2013, 1:20 PM

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The Verge:
Live from the Google I/O 2013 keynote  —  We're liveblogging Google's three-hour keynote address at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  We're here and we're in line — a huge line.  There's a ton of press here all fighting to get good seats ahead of the 6,000 developers lined up downstairs.
Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Google Play game services aims to integrate gaming across Android, iOS and the web, available today  —  Google Play game developers and players alike are getting a quartet of game changing additions today: real-time multiplayer, leaderboards, cloud saves and achievements.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Google I/O statshot: 900 million Android devices activated  —  Google tends to use its annual Google I/O conference to drop a bunch of stats about its achievements - and 2013 is no different.  Check out key data on Android devices, Google Play downloads and more.
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Google announces Android Studio: An IDE built just for Android developers  —  Today Google announced Android Studio, an integrated developer environment built for Android developers.  The move is not surprising, given that Microsoft and other companies that provide platforms to developers often offer full-featured developer tools.
Kellex / Droid Life:
New Google Maps Sign-up Page Goes Live Briefly, Reveals All Sorts of New Details  —  A new version of Google Maps for the desktop was leaked last week showing a new look that provided a more full-screen experience while matching up to the Google Now-esque card style of other Google services.
New York Times:
U.S. Now Paints Apple as ‘Ringmaster’ in Its Lawsuit on E-Book Price-Fixing  —  WASHINGTON — The e-mail, from Steve Jobs of Apple to James Murdoch of News Corporation, reads as if one old sport were trying to cajole another into joining a caper: “Throw in with Apple and see if we can all …
Diane Bartz / Reuters:
Apple tells U.S. of tough talks, not collusion, with publishers  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc responded to Justice Department accusations it conspired with publishers to push up electronic book prices, saying it negotiated with a number of publishing companies separately and crafted different agreements with each.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft killing off Xbox Points in favor of currency and gift cards system  —  Cards will work across Xbox, Windows, and Windows Phone  —  Microsoft is killing off its Points system that's primarily used for its Xbox console.  The death of Microsoft Points has been a long time coming …
Jake Pearson / Wired:
Meet the Con Man Who Pulled Off a Federal Sting That Cost Google $500 Million  —  ON FEBRUARY 25, 2009, a then 34-year-old career con man named David Anthony Whitaker left the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, Rhode Island, and slid into the backseat of an unmarked government car.
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Mobile malware exploding, but only for Android  —  Malware targeting mobile devices is rapidly growing in both the number of variants found in the wild and in their complexity and sophistication, but the only platform being actively targeted is Google's Android, which researchers now say is resembling Windows on the desktop PC.
Steven Russolillo / MoneyBeat:
Google Tops $900 for First Time Ever … Google Inc. jumped above $900 on Wednesday for the first time ever, less than three months after the search giant's shares initially topped $800.  —  The move comes on the same day of the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco …
Tim Maly / Wired:
A Cloudless Atlas — How MapBox Aims to Make the World's ‘Most Beautiful Map’  —  Using open data, MapBox is taking on the big players in online maps.  Now they want to fix satellite view.  —  In February 2013, imagery specialist Charlie Loyd was looking for a job.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Verizon, VMware roll out Android work, life sandboxes  —  Summary: Verizon Enterprise will use VMware's Horizon Mobile software to segment work and life personas.  The move is part of a broader effort to make Android more enterprise friendly.  —  Verizon's enterprise unit and VMware …
Mark Spoonauer / LAPTOP Magazine:
HP SlateBook x2 Targets iPad with $479 Detachable Android Tablet  —  HP is going right after the iPad with the SlateBook x2, the first Android detachable tablet with Nvidia's powerful Tegra 4 processor inside.  Available in August, this hybrid slate has a full HD 10.2 inch display and a keyboard dock with its own battery.

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