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May 27, 2015, 2:50 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 …
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Comcast, investor in Vox Media and Recode, could end up buying them both  —  Vox on the block.  —  Before Vox Media struck a deal to buy Recode, the two digital publishers already had something in common: Comcast, which has invested in both companies and could end up owning them outright.
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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
New iOS bug crashes Messages app and reboots iPhones when a specific string of text is received via iMessage or SMS  —  New iOS Bug Crashing iPhones Simply by Receiving a Text Message [Includes Fix]  —  A new bug has been discovered in the Messages app, allowing a string of characters sent …
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) …
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.
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.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Moonves says CBS still in negotiations with Apple over TV service, will “probably” reach deal  —  Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service  —  Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS, talked about its negotiations with Apple over its rumored upcoming TV service today at Code Conference.
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.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Interview with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel: Snapchat is planning an IPO, has 100M daily active users  —  Snapchat's Evan Spiegel Takes the Stage at Code Conference (Liveblog)  — Snapchat considering changing or eliminating push-to-view feature.  — Not entertaining any acquisition possibilities.

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