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Google is set to unveil a payments initiative for merchants and a refashioned consumer app at its annual developer?s conference, while its rival reportedly plans a rewards program for Apple Pay. The rival companies have little overlap in their chip and semiconductor products, but by combining, they could gain negotiating power with manufacturers. The fan club has migrated from bedroom walls to smartphone apps that let you text out Drake lyrics or pose with One Direction. White noise to fill the dark nights of the human soul. The plan will suggest sweeping changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program charged with ensuring all Americans have affordable access to advanced telecommunications services. The Obama administration urged the Senate to reach an accord on the N.S.A. collection of phone data before Sunday?s deadline halting the program. Android is the most popular operating system in the world by far, but it is under siege by low-end upstarts and fares poorly versus Apple?s iOS in ad revenue. Google is set to unveil a payments initiative for merchants and a refashioned consumer app, while its rival reportedly plans a rewards program for Apple Pay. A French company sees a growing business in consignment sales of luxury items. A deal would be the latest in a wave of consolidation among chip makers.