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9:20 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 …
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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 …
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
iMessage: Biting RIM's style and sticking it to network operators  —  The iOS 5 upgrade introduces a lot of changes for Apple's mobile operating system, but iMessages is one of the most significant.  It lets iPad, iPhone and iPod touch owners send messages back and forth, including photos …
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple unveils iMessage, its BBM competitor, at WWDC
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Watch Out Facebook Connect, Apple Pushes Twitter Sign-Ins In iOS 5
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Apple turns iOS ‘PC Free’ with OTA updates and wireless sync
Discussion: App Advice and GottaBeMobile
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 …
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Apple Sounds the PC Death Knell  —  If Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive, gets his way, the PC could be on its last legs.  —  For over two years now, Mr. Jobs and other Apple executives have been pushing the concept of a “post-PC era” where most people no longer have, or need …
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.
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.
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
iTunes in the Cloud iOS 4.3 beta hands-on (video)
Discussion: MacStories and Know Your Cell
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 …
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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
What Safari's Reading List means for Instapaper  —  Before today, I knew that a reading-list feature similar to Instapaper's core bookmark-saving purpose was being added to Safari in Lion, and wrote a big blog post about its potential impact on Instapaper.  —  I speculated that they wouldn't add …
Rafe / rc3.org:
When platform vendors attack
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 …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
New Xbox Experience Streamlines The Entire UI, Adds Youtube, Live TV and Bing
Larry Hryb / Xbox Live's Major Nelson:
Cloud Storage and more coming to Xbox LIVE
Discussion: PC Magazine and WinRumors
Microsoft:
Xbox: All-In-One Hub for the Living Room
Discussion: Crave and CNET News
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
THE WORST DM FAIL IN HISTORY: Weiner Admits The Crotch Shot Was His  —  Boy!  Twitter sure can be tricky to use sometimes.  —  For example, you might think you're sending a photo of your junk as a direct message to a co-ed in Seattle, when in fact you are actually sending an @reply …
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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. …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane
Discussion: VentureBeat
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
LulzSec Posts More Sony Data, Amid Claim One of Them Is Arrested  —  More news came from LulzSec, the hacker group that has in recent days been harassing Sony and Nintendo, and affiliates of the FBI, and before that, placing fake news stories on a PBS Web site.  —  Today Sony was in its sights yet again.
Discussion: PC Magazine, eWeek, THN and Electronista
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
LulzSec Hackers Tied To Anonymous In Leaked Logs
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
One in four US hackers ‘is an FBI informer’  —  The FBI and US secret service have used the threat of prison to create an army of informers among online criminals  —  The underground world of computer hackers has been so thoroughly infiltrated in the US by the FBI and secret service …
Irene Chung / Gmail Blog:
Introducing appointment slots in Google Calendar  —  Google Calendar has become indispensable for organizing my own time and sharing my schedule with friends and coworkers.  But what about letting others know about my preferred availability?  Likewise, when I look at my hairdresser's online calendar …
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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Lorenzo Colitti / The Official Google Blog:
World IPv6 Day begins 24 hours from now. Websites, start your engines.
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Louis Gray:
Bebo CTO & Hi-5 Cofounder Akash Garg Heads to Twitter
Discussion: AllThingsD and @rsarver
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
NATO: Anonymous will be “infiltrated” and “persecuted”
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Zynga Turns Hangman Into A Social iOS Game With The Debut Of ‘Hanging With Friends’
Dhanji R. Prasanna / RETHRICK CONSTRUCTION:
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Rep. Issa asks Google to name all the US officials who were hit in Gmail attack
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Chris Nerney / Computerworld:
MySpace Shifts from ‘Sale’ to ‘Partnership’
Discussion: FT Tech Hub and Electronista
Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:
Andreessen Horowitz Leads $20M Funding Round in Fraud Analytics firm Silver Tail Systems
Discussion: AllThingsD, Thanks:wiredmike
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Apple faces antitrust complaint over iCloud in Germany
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