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2:50 PM ET, June 6, 2011

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Live from WWDC 2011  —  10:05 am “The PC market shrank over 1% this year.  The Mac has outgrown the industry.”  10:05 am “The Mac is kicking ass?  What did he mean?”  10:05 am Phil is touting great quotes from the press about the Mac.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
WWDC 2011 liveblog: Steve Jobs talks iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!  —  12:04PM We're just about to be ushered into the photo pit... we'll drop a few more updates once we're settled.  Just as a reminder, we aren't expecting any actual news to drop prior to 10AM PT.
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Apple's iOS 5: all the details  —  Scott Forstall has just taken the WWDC 2011 stage and details about the changes and improvements in iOS 5 are flowing thick and fast.  Keep one tab in your browser locked to this post as we update it with all the new features, and throw another one open …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Apple officially introduces OS X Lion at WWDC - $29, releasing in July  —  Catch our live blog here.  —  We've been waiting for ages to hear the details and now we finally have them.  Apple's Phil Schiller and Craig Ferericchi have taken the stage to fill us in.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Watch Out Facebook Connect, Apple Pushes Twitter Sign-Ins In iOS 5  —  Apple just announced a fairly in-depth ‘Twitterification’ of the newest version of its mobile OS, iOS 5 (which we reported last week to be taking place).  As Apple says during the WWDC keynote today …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Apple kills MobileMe.  Say hello to iCloud, for free.  —  We're updating.  Press Refresh.  —  In short, “we're going to move the digital hub into the cloud.  Everything on your devices is kept in sync without even having to think about it.”  Download a new song to your phone?
Discussion: BGR, AppleInsider, 9 to 5 Mac, Gizmodo, TiPb and TUAW
Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Steve Jobs takes stage at Apple's iCloud event  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs returns on Monday to the stage at San Francisco's Moscone center to take the wraps off what investors hope will be the next source of growth for the world's most valuable technology company.
Mathieu Marano / @ilovehue:
live WWDC video at http://live.twit.tv/
Discussion: @twitlive
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Microsoft's Kinect-based UI for XBL has Bing voice search across Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and live TV  —  Quick refreshing of Microsoft's E3 landing page has apparently revealed some of the things it will be announcing within a couple of hours at its E3 press conference, including new features …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
New Xbox Experience Streamlines The Entire UI, Adds Youtube, Live TV and Bing
Discussion: VentureBeat and Engadget
Gary A Swaby / The Koalition:
The Official E3 2011 Schedule And Live Stream List
Chris Buckley / Reuters:
China paper warns Google may pay price for hacking claims  —  (Reuters) - Google has become a “political tool” vilifying the Chinese government, an official Beijing newspaper said on Monday, warning that the U.S. Internet giant's statements about hacking attacks traced to China could hurt its business.
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Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Cyberspies Target China Experts
Discussion: Reuters
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Surprise!  Facebook Credits and Apple's iTunes Play Nice With Each Other.  —  Facebook has Credits, Apple has iTunes, and then there's the plethora of points and coins found on the major consoles and online services.  —  For game players, it's the equivalent of traveling in Europe before the Euro.
Discussion: Evolver.fm, MacStories and The Next Web
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Apple faces antitrust complaint over iCloud in Germany  —  It seems a little odd for an as-yet unrevealed product to be the subject of an antitrust complaint, but that's what appears to have happened in Europe.  —  Music streaming service Simfy says that it has submitted a complaint …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
EBay acquires Magento, builds a commerce OS  —  EBay said it is buying the rest of e-commerce platform Magento, which it previously had a 49 percent stake in, in a bid to build a broader commerce operating system that spans online, mobile, social and local.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Working With Lady Gaga to Bridge Music and Technology  —  Soon after Apple started its music-centric social network Ping last year, Steven P. Jobs reached out to Lady Gaga and her business manager, Troy Carter, for feedback.  —  At the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Is YouTube Killing Music Piracy?  —  The music industry has witnessed some dramatic changes in recent years, even when piracy is left out of the picture.  In just a decade the Internet and the MP3 revolution have redefined people's music consumption habits.
Discussion: ringtonia.com
Steve Cheney / steve's blog:
Why Groupon is Worth $25 Billion Dollars  —  Admittedly, Groupon is a work in progress.  They continue to spend insane amounts of money to acquire customers and merchants to try to extend their dual-sided network effect with consumers and merchants.  Many people see this as unsustainable, some adamant it's all just a Ponzi scheme.
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
How does Groupon work? Is the business model sustainable?
Discussion: ITworld.com, Deal Journal and broadstuff, Thanks:dondodge
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft needs to tell Windows 8 developers now about ‘Jupiter’ and Silverlight  —  Telling only part of a story can be worse than keeping completely mum, as Microsoft officials seem to be discovering with Windows 8.  —  Last week during the first public preview of the Windows 8 user interface …
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A brief Sony password analysis
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Microsoft's Plans for Skype Are Unclear
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