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May 28, 2015, 11:50 AM

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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.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Oculus Rift headset and the computer needed to run it will cost around $1,500 in total  —  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.”
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Google faces challenges with Android as it fails to keep pace with iOS ad revenues and as vendors look to compete on services in the face of declining profits  —  A Murky Road Ahead for Android, Despite Market Dominance  —  In 2005, Google bought a tiny mobile software company named Android …
Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal:
Avago Agrees to Buy Broadcom for $37 Billion  —  Deal marks latest acquisition in busy semiconductor space  —  Chip maker Avago Technologies Ltd. agreed to buy rival Broadcom Corp. for $37 billion in cash and stock, the latest in a wave of deals for the companies that supply parts to power smartphones, tablets and other gadgets.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Store app gains Postmates integration, provides same-day delivery, live tracking of some products in select locations  —  Apple Store App Gains Postmates Integration With Same-Day Delivery  —  Apple is now offering same-day delivery of certain products in its Apple Store app, through a partnership with Postmates.
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 …
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Google Releases Spotlight Stories App With Support For Non-Motorola Devices And A New Story, Free For A Limited Time  —  Owners of Motorola's newer Android devices are probably familiar with Spotlight Stories.  Those are the immersive animated shorts that are available via the built-in Spotlight Player app.
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
Amazon launches free same-day delivery for Prime members in 500 US cities for orders above $35  —  Amazon launches free same-day delivery for Prime members in 500 U.S. cities, including Seattle … Amazon is launching free same-day delivery today for more than one million items across …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
GoPro working on six camera, spherical array for VR content to be available second half of 2015, and a quadcopter drone available second half of 2016  —  GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And ‘Quadcopter’ Drone  —  Today, GoPro announced that it was working on an array that combines 6 GoPro Hero cameras …
Chris Frates / CNN:
Sources: IRS believes massive data theft originated in Russia  —  U.S. Postal Service reports huge breach 01:37  —  Washington (CNN)The IRS believes that a major cyber breach that allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, two sources briefed on the data theft tell CNN.
Brittany Hillen / SlashGear:

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