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May 26, 2015, 10:00 AM

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Stephen Fry / Telegraph:
Jony Ive talks about his new role as Apple's chief design officer as he relinquishes day-to-day management duties to Richard Howarth and Alan Dye  —  When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed tech geek talks to Apple's newly promoted chief design officer
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook memo: Jony Ive to remain responsible for overall design, Alan Dye moves to VP of UI design, Richard Howarth to VP of industrial design, starting July 1  —  Jony Ive promoted to ‘Chief Design Officer,’ handing off managerial duties July 1st [Tim Cook Memo]  —  Alan Dye, Jony Ive, and Richard Howarth
Joe Belfiore / Blogging Windows:
Microsoft announces Windows 10 Phone Companion app, brings Cortana to iPhone and Android  —  Your Windows 10 PC will love all the devices you own  —  Whether it's a 3-year-old printer or projecting to your brand new TV with Miracast, we're building Windows 10 to be terrific at connecting all your devices.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter has held talks to acquire Flipboard in an all-stock deal valued at over $1B, but talks are now stalled  —  Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard  —  Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter brings live-streaming app Periscope to Android  —  Periscope, the promising live-streaming app owned by Twitter, arrives on Android today.  Like its cousin on iOS, which debuted two months ago to the day, Periscope for Android lets you watch and record broadcasts from your mobile device.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Source: two new Nexus phones coming this year - 5.2" LG Angler and 5.7" Huawei Bullhead, no new Nexus tablet  —  [Rumor] No Nexus Tablet In 2015, But Two Phones—A 5.2-Inch LG (Code Name Angler) And A 5.7-Inch Huawei (Code Name Bullhead)  —  The Nexus 6 was a break from the past …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Charter to acquire Time Warner Cable for $55B in cash and stock, including debt, values TWC at $78.7B; buys Bright House for $10.4B  —  It's Official: Charter to Acquire Time Warner Cable in Deal Valued at $78.7 Billion  —  Charter Communications, in which John Malone's Liberty Media owns a big stake …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
An exclusive early look at the new standalone Google Photos app on Android  —  An Exclusive Early Look At The New Google Photos App  —  We've been hearing for a very long time - virtually ever since Vic Gundotra left Google+, with more rumors springing up recently - that Photos …
Avangate:
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Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
French supermarket installs Philips LEDs that communicate with in-store navigation app via front-facing camera  —  Philips turns LEDs into an indoor GPS for supermarkets  —  Philips believes that the days of endlessly roaming around a store looking for the right kind of balsamic vinegar may soon be at an end.
Matt Stempeck / The Daily Dot:
An anecdotal account of the technology landscape in Cuba before thawing relations with the US  —  Tech in Cuba, before the thaw  —  With Raul Castro reforming the island's government and Barack Obama beginning to normalize relations with the United States, Cuba is at the threshold of a new era.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram sends “Highlights” email digests to re-engage users, its first promotional emails  —  An Aging Instagram Tries To Win Us Back With Email “Highlights”  —  Four and a half years is a lot of pretty pictures.  Instagram isn't as young as it used to be, and it doesn't want long-time users to slip away from its app.

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