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February 25, 2015, 9:40 PM

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Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
Source: Google to announce new payments API, Android Pay, at I/O in May  —  Google will launch Android Pay at I/O in May  —  Source tells Ars that the company will revitalize its payments platform with a new API.  —  A source close to the matter told Ars on Wednesday that Google …
Gemalto:
Gemalto confirms probable hack by NSA and GCHQ, but says there was no massive theft of SIM encryption keys, only a breach of its office network  —  Gemalto presents the findings of its investigations into the alleged hacking of SIM card encryption keys by Britain's Government Communications Headquarters …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Lenovo.com has been hacked, possibly by Lizard Squad  —  Lenovo.com has been hacked.  Starting at 4PM ET, users visiting the site saw a slideshow of disaffected youths, set to the song “Breaking Free” from High School Musical.  At 4:17, the site seemed to have reverted to its normal self …
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
Google to propose new headquarters in Mountain View this week but the city fears being overrun  —  Google Plans New Headquarters, and a City Fears Being Overrun  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Apple is moving into a headquarters building that looks like a spaceship.
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:
Source: Top-end 128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 priced at $1,189, curved model facing supply constraints  —  Source: Curved Samsung Galaxy S6 will suffer from yield issues at launch  —  One of Samsung's carrier partners gives Ars Technica the skinny.  —  According to a source …
Re/code:
Google Mulling ‘Strategic Investment’ in Device Maker Jawbone  —  Google is considering making what several sources close to the situation describe as a “strategic investment” in Jawbone, the high-profile San Francisco maker of a number of wireless and wearable devices such as the Up fitness tracker.
Bloomberg Business:
Apple told to pay $532.9M to Smartflash LLC for patent infringement in iTunes, will appeal  —  Apple Told by Jury to Pay $532.9 Million in Gaming Patent Trial  —  Don't Miss Out —  (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. was told to pay $532.9 million after a federal jury said the company's iTunes software …
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
Since Snowden leaks, China has dropped Cisco, Apple, McAfee, and others for government purchases  —  Exclusive: China drops leading technology brands for state purchases  —  (Reuters) - China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists …
Quentin Hardy / New York Times:
Google researchers have created an AI system that taught itself to play and win 49+ 1980s games; could be used for robots, driverless cars in future  —  A Google Computer Can Teach Itself Games  —  In a big step in the development of computers capable of independent reasoning …
Niall Kennedy / The Twitter Blog:
The official Twitter plugin for WordPress is here  —  Today, we're releasing an official Twitter plugin for WordPress that bundles Twitter features and functionality into an installable package for sites powered by WordPress.  —  WordPress software powers millions of sites around the web …
Kevin C. Tofel / Gigaom:
Google Play increases free music storage limit from 20,000 to 50,000 songs  —  You can now store 50,000 songs online with Google Play Music  —  Google just made its Play Music service a bit more appealing, even if you don't use a Google Android phone.  You can now upload 50,000 songs …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Android for Work shapes up with new enterprise program launch  —  Summary:Google is partnering with a number of tech giants, from device makers to network infrastructure providers to management app makers to launch the Android for Work platform.  —  Following up Inbox's expansion …

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