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.


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 …

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.


Aran Khanna / Medium:

Facebook Messenger includes exact GPS location data by default in chats, making it easy to stalk friends  —  Stalking Your Friends with Facebook Messenger  —  When I came to college Facebook Messenger became an integral part of my digital life.  I quickly found that it was the easiest …


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.


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.


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  —  Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, talked about its negotiations with Apple over its rumored upcoming TV service today at Code conference.


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 …


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 …


Leo Kelion / BBC:

Google Play to include country-specific age ratings for apps from external rating authorities  —  Google Play revamps its Android apps’ age ratings  —  Google is passing over control of app ratings in its Play store to an independent organisation  —  Later this week, Google Play will revamp the way it rates apps.