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May 29, 2015, 1:10 AM

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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?
Reto Meier / Android Developers Blog:
Google Play services 7.5 includes Smart Lock for Passwords, App Invites beta, Google Cast, Remote Display API, Google Fit, more  —  A Closer Look at Google Play services 7.5  —  At Google I/O, we announced the rollout of Google Play services 7.5 that deliver new capabilities and optimizations to devices across the Android ecosystem.
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.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
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Dave Morin / Path Blog:
Path and Path Talk acquired by Daum Kakao; services to continue  —  A New Chapter for Path  —  In 2010 a small team of us set out to build a company focused on quality products that bring you a source of happiness, meaning, and connection.  Five years later, Path continues to follow …
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.
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.
Conor Dougherty / New York Times:
Sébastien Page / iDownloadBlog.com:
Apple releases temporary fix for iMessage-crashing text bug, says update coming soon  —  Apple publishes temporary fix for Messages issue, says software update coming soon  —  In a new support document published Thursday night, Apple acknowledges the Messages bug that was first uncovered two days ago …
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 …

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
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It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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