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May 28, 2015, 9:00 PM

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Anil Sabharwal / The Official Google Blog:
Google Photos launching today on Android, iOS, and web with unlimited storage to help you organize and share photos and videos for free  —  Picture this: A fresh approach to Photos  —  Every second of every day, people around the world are capturing their memories through photos and videos.
Steven Levy / Backchannel:
Google VP of Streams, Photos, and Sharing Bradley Horowitz: Google Photos is like Gmail for your images  —  Bradley Horowitz Says That Google Photos is Gmail for Your Images.  And That Google Plus Is Not Dead.  —  An interview with Google's head of Streams, Photos and Sharing
Pali Bhat / Official Android Blog:
Google announces Android Pay, will allow users to pay in over 1000 apps and at 700K US stores  —  Pay your way with Android  —  Credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, cash, coins.  Forget fumbling through your wallet next time you're in a store—what if you could pay with just a tap?
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google announces Android M coming later this year with improved app permissions, app links, mobile payments, fingerprint API, more  —  Google announces Android M, available later this year  —  Google has just made the next version of Android official.  During the keynote address …
Jamal Eason / Android Developers Blog:
Google launches M Developer Preview with system images for testing on Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player  —  Android M Developer Preview & Tools  —  Today at Google I/O, we announced a developer preview of the next version of Android, the M release.  Last year's developer preview was a first for Android and we received great feedback.
Ross Miller / The Verge:
Google announces Brillo, a cut-down Android-based OS for the Internet of Things, and Weave, a communications layer for those devices  —  Google announces Brillo, an operating system for the Internet of Things  —  Google is rejoining the Internet of Things platform wars.
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Google Play saw 50B app installs in past year, launches Play For Families store section  —  Google fires another volley at Apple in the war of the app stores  —  Google Play is growing up.  —  For years, the search giant's store for apps, music, books, TV shows, and movies for Android devices …
TechCrunch:
Apple Acquires Augmented Reality Company Metaio  —  Apple has acquired Metaio, an augmented reality startup that launched way back in 2003 as an offshoot of a project at Volkswagen.  The company's site said it stopped taking new customers, and now a legal document shows Apple has bought it.
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia launches Shield 4K Android TV set-top box for $200 with 16GB of flash storage, $300 with 500GB hard disk drive  —  Nvidia launches its Shield set-top box for Android TV — with optional 500GB hard drive  —  If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else.
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Google Brings Turn-By-Turn Directions To Offline Maps  —  Google just announced that turn-by-turn directions will soon be accessible from Maps even when you don't have a data connection.  —  Rounding out a series of announcements about improvements to the offline experience of its major mobile apps …
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 …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Chromecast Gets Autoplay, Queuing, Second Screen And Multiplayer Game Powers  —  Google's Chromecast is a quiet little media secret agent turning the search giant into a big time home entertainment player.  All told, users of Cast-enabled software have hit the little button to put …

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