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4:35 PM ET, June 6, 2011

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Apple:
New Version of iOS Includes Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, Twitter Integration Among 200 New Features  —  Available to iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Users This Fall  —  SAN FRANCISCO―June 6, 2011―Apple® today previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the world's …
Discussion: ZDNet and TUAW
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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 …
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple unveils iMessage, its BBM competitor, at WWDC  —  It's here, the moment BlackBerry owners been waiting for since the original iPhone launched: iMessage.  Apple has just announced its new data-based push messaging service at WWDC, which looks to be a full-on competitor to the venerable BBM.
Bits:
Which Apps Are Threatened by Apple's Upgrades?  —  How do you know if you've created a really great, useful iPhone app?  Apple tries to put you out of business.  —  That may be overstating it, but a number of new features for Apple's operating systems that it announced …
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 …
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Apple turns iOS ‘PC Free’ with OTA updates and wireless sync
Discussion: App Advice and GottaBeMobile
Dana Wollman / Engadget:   Apple iOS 5 adds instant camera access from lock screen and shutter release to volume-up button
AppleInsider:
Apple's iCloud will automatically store, sync data for free  —  Apple finally showed off its long-awaited iCloud service on Monday, portraying it as a service that stores content, wirelessly pushes it to devices, and integrates with applications — all at no cost to users.
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Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple announces iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match  —  Apple has just announced its long-awaited cloud-based music service: iTunes in the Cloud.  It will let you download any music you've purchased to all of your devices at no additional charge, which Steve Jobs notes is a first for the music industry.
Apple:
Apple Introduces iCloud  —  Free Cloud Services Beyond Anything Offered to Date  —  Apple® today introduced iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free new cloud services that work seamlessly with applications on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® or PC to automatically …
Yusuf Mehdi / Bing:
Bing on Xbox: You are The Controller  —  The future living room does more than give you great entertainment; it helps you find what you're looking for and helps you decide what to enjoy.  It gives you simplicity, discovery and personal choice.  Today at E3, we are excited to preview …
Discussion: CNET News
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
New Xbox Experience Streamlines The Entire UI, Adds Youtube, Live TV and Bing
Microsoft:   Xbox: All-In-One Hub for the Living Room
TMZ.com:
Congressman Pic Raises Questions About Hacking  —  A new pic — apparently showing the naked torso of Congressman Anthony Weiner — has now surfaced, and it's looking like his claim that his Twitter account was hacked may be bogus.  —  This pic — obtained by BigGovernment.com …
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Jason Mcintyre / @thebiglead:   Weiner said he's had “inappropriate communications” with women on twitter/facebook/email over the last 3 years. He's not resigning, though
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Apple officially introduces OS X Lion at WWDC - $29, releasing in July  —  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.  First off, and probably most importantly …
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple: Mac OS X Lion Coming in July via Mac App Store
Discussion: Technologizer, GigaOM, TUAW and App Advice
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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, The Next Web and MacStories
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. …
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.
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.
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
Chris Nerney / Computerworld:
MySpace Shifts from ‘Sale’ to ‘Partnership’  —  Here's what a dog Myspace has become: News Corp. can't get rid of the social networking site that time forgot for anything close to the amount of money it wants, so it now must beat the bushes for a “strategic partnership.”
 
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