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May 27, 2015, 7:40 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9 search, Augmented Reality Maps, Siri API  —  After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps …
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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
New iOS bug crashes Messages app and reboots iPhones when a specific string of text is received via iMessage or SMS; Apple says a fix is coming  —  New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]  —  A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple's Jeff Williams Says Native Watch SDK Will Give Direct Access To Sensors  —  Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, said that there are over 4,000 apps now available for Apple Watch, a number we've previously heard.  Williams also discussed the upcoming native SDK for the Apple Watch.
Wall Street Journal:
Broadcom is in Advanced Talks to be Bought by Avago Technologies  —  Deal would be latest in recent string of mergers in semiconductor industry  —  Broadcom Corp. is in advanced talks to be bought by Avago Technologies Ltd. , in what would be the latest in a recent string of mergers in the semiconductor industry.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Comcast, an investor in Re/code, encouraged publication to sell, has restarted talks with Vox Media over acquisition after they fell through because of price  —  Comcast, investor in Vox Media and Recode, could end up buying them both  —  Vox on the block.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Oculus Rift Total Package Price: Around $1,500  —  Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said Wednesday that his soon-to-be-available virtual reality Oculus headset and the computer needed to run it will cost “in the $1,500 range.”  —  The company, owned by Facebook, announced in early May that it would start selling …
Mary Meeker / KPCB:
Slides: Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report for 2015  —  2015 Internet Trends  —  KPCB's Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in 1995.  Since then, the number of Internet users has risen from 35 million in 1995 to more than 2.8 billion today.
TechCrunch:
Search on iOS in Google and Chrome apps now features content from installed iOS apps that support deep links  —  Google Search Will Now Also Feature Content From iOS Apps  —  For the last two years, Google has been showing Android users relevant content from apps they have installed on their phones and tablets.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Obama administration sides with Oracle in Supreme Court fight with Google over copyrighted Java APIs  —  Let Oracle own API's, Justice Dept tells top court in surprise filing  —  The right of companies to use key elements of computer code, known as application programming interfaces (API's) …

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