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In case you missed the GigaOm weekly podcasts, here's a second chance. Two of our shows had special guests to explain new technologies and our wrap-up show is fully dedicated to understanding all of the news out of Google I/O. The rise of cloud and big data is altering business models, and in the process shifting corporate hierarchies, too. No new hardware appeared at Google I/O, but a recently released phone debuts as a Nexus-like device. Meanwhile, Google updated Android, without adding further fragmentation issues, through dozens of new services, apps and APIs. ... according to new statistics from Onavo, which tracks actual use of mobile apps and games by "millions" of iOS users. Sprint buyout of U.S. Cellular in Chicago and St. Louis closed Friday, and it won't keep its networks running for long. Reports indicate Apple is still working out the licensing details with music publishers for its "iRadio" service. Meridian works with companies that want to bring detailed location awareness to their mobile apps using their Wi-Fi networks as guideposts. Startup Re:char hopes to deliver a low cost Android gadget plug-in that can test the moisture content and fertility of soil. Google's support for the Bluetooth Smart Ready platform in Android is one step forward for the radio technology's dominance in the internet of things. How do you deliver a new mobile operating system version without actually making it available for download? Give developers the tools to add new features through APIs and services: No muss, no fuss, and no additional device fragmentation. Google Glass is still leagues short having the thriving developer community of Android, but at I/O Google began seeding that app ecosystems with the help of six big-name web and media brands. Verizon's prepaid plans are still more expensive than other no-contract operators, but you can now get 2 GB of 3G data on the $60 plan and 4 GB on the $70 plan. Google CEO Larry Page, who has been suffering from vocal cord issues, showed up at the end of the Google I/O keynote and spent some time talking about his vision of technology and took questions from the audience. The new Google Hangouts brings together all of Google's messaging services and will soon see SMS integration. Devicescape says nearly one and three smartphone buyers never bother to connect their devices to their home Wi-Fi networks, but it's developed a means of luring those customers into the Wi-Fi fold. The world's top handset manufacturer has signed up for Telefónica's carrier billing service, which will let customers buy apps and content through the Samsung app store and charge it to their phone bill. Three former Microsoft employees believe clothing will be the computer, and to that end they invested three years of their lives building a sensor-infused material that they promptly turned into . The internet of things isn't a new idea, but it is finally becoming a reality. In this week's podcast, Adam Dunkels of ThingSquare explains what the tipping point was and how far we've come. The GPS Navigation & Maps app combines OpenStreetMap-based maps with turn-by-turn navigation, with everything working offline as well as online. Those (like me) expecting hardware at Google I/O were disappointed. But in hindsight, Google's "merger" of Chrome and Android through services and APIs may be more important for the company's future.