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May 28, 2015, 8:40 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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Office Blogs:
Office Lens Android, Microsoft's document scanning app, now available in the Google Play Store  —  Office Lens Android now available at Google Play Store  —  Thanks to the participation of more than 130,000 Google+ community previewers, we're pleased to release Office Lens Android today.
Brittany Hillen / SlashGear:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Airware And DJI/Accel Launch Drone Investment Funds  —  Airware makes a flexible drone operating system.  DJI makes the top consumer drones.  But they need to bundle up with industry-specific hardware and software makers to sell whole commercial drone packages to big construction, oil, and insurance companies.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Facebook testing Security Checkup pop-up that offers password security options, shows recent logins  —  Facebook is testing a new tool to lock down user logins  —  As services go mobile, logins have gotten a lot stickier and a lot harder to track.  Once you've logged in on a phone or tablet …
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.
 

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