If you spent the weekend away from the safe, soothing, reassuring data flow of an Internet connection, here’s what you missed on The Next Web and beyond:

The news

As our own Jon Russell put it, Google just dropped an Android-shaped bomb in China. Google is unhappy about Chinese online commerce firm Alibaba’s Aliyun operating system, which is based upon a modified version of Android. A statement from Google said “Non-compatible versions of Android, like Aliyun, weaken the ecosystem,” while Android chief, Andy Rubin called Aliyun “An incomplete version” of the operating system.

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Good reads

Make sure you catch these features, published over the weekend. Perfect to catch up with over your lunch or for that dull bus ride home.

And from elsewhere…

Here are some pieces that you definitely shouldn’t miss from around the Web:

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