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9:20 AM ET, June 7, 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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Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple iOS 5 hands-on preview  —  iOS 5 won't be ready for the masses until this Fall, but lucky developers — and eager tech bloggers — are able to get in on the action right now.  We just got done downloading the 730MB BETA, and have decided to turn our iPhone 4 and iPad 2 into guinea pigs for all the newness.
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Snubs The iAd  —  Remember Apple's iAd?  Apple might not, either.  —  A year after being shown off as a “tentpole” feature of iPhone software, Apple's mobile advertising business didn't earn a single mention today, as execs previewed a new version of iOS at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How Twitter + iOS 5 Will Change Mobile Apps  —  A deep integration of Twitter and iOS 5 was among the many things announced by Apple today but it's not just that you'll be able to post to Twitter from inside official Apple apps like photos and maps.  Any 3rd party iOS developer will be able …
Discussion: MediaFile and Twitter Blog, Thanks:jasoncosta
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
iMessage: Biting RIM's style & sticking it to carriers  —  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, videos …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft ‘flattered’ with Apple's iOS 5 Windows Phone features
Discussion: SlashGear and GigaOM
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
About The Nuance No-Show At Apple's WWDC Keynote
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Apple's iOS 5: all the details
Michael Muchmore / PC Magazine:
Apple iCloud vs. Amazon Cloud Player vs. Google Music Beta  —  With Apple dropping the third shoe in online streaming music services, after Amazon and Google, some striking differences are now apparent.  —  The biggest player in digital music has finally vaporized its content.
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Apple iTunes And The Cloud: The Fine Print  —  For a certain segment of geeks, checking the changes to the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) iTunes Store Terms and Conditions after new features are added or a new version is released is as much a ritual as unboxing.  One reason, at least in my case …
Discussion: TUAW, App Advice and GigaOM
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
You Can't Always Get What You Want: Apple's Disappointing Music Announcements at WWDC  —  There was a lot of buzz prior to today's announcements at WWDC about the deals that Apple had reportedly struck with the major record labels.  Even before any Apple executives took the stage …
Discussion: Washington Post, PSFK and Cult of Mac
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 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Demoted  —  Today's was a jam-packed keynote.  Apple announced a lot of news; there is much to talk and think about.  But the key line was when Steve Jobs, describing iCloud replacing iTunes as your digital hub, said, “We're going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device.”
Discussion: DisplayBlog, VentureBeat and GigaOM
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
iTunes in the Cloud iOS 4.3 beta hands-on (video)
AppleInsider:
Apple's iCloud will automatically store, sync data for free
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Security ‘Tokens’ Take Hit  —  RSA Offers to Replace Nearly All of Its SecurIDs in Use or Provide Monitoring  —  RSA Security is offering to provide security monitoring or replace its well-known SecurID tokens—devices used by millions of corporate workers to securely log on to their computers …
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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 …
Discussion: Help Net Security and AllThingsD
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Ever-Growing Evernote Hits 10 Million Users (425,000 Paying Ones, Too)  —  May 2009: Evernote hits 1 million registered users  —  December 2009: Evernote hits 2 million registered users  —  May 2010: Evernote hits 3 million registered users  —  August 2010: Evernote hits 4 million registered users
Andrew Webster / Ars Technica:
NGP renamed PlayStation Vita: WiFi-only $249, AT&T-only 3G $299  —  As rumored, Sony's PSP successor has been rebadged as the PlayStation Vita and given a retail price.  The WiFi-only version of the device will run users $249, while the 3G model will cost $299, which puts the handheld …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Patent Lawsuit Filed Against Skype Same Day Microsoft Deal Was Announced  —  Skype is no stranger to patent litigation.  One time, even its founders pursued a lawsuit against it.  But this is a new lawsuit, not yet reported as far as I can tell.
DealBook:
AT&T's Bid for T-Mobile Is Backed by Microsoft and Facebook  —  In its quest to win approval of its $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA, AT&T just got a lot of help from its friends.  —  Eight technology giants, including Facebook and Microsoft, and 10 venture capital firms, filed letters supporting the acquisition late on Monday.
Discussion: Electronista, GeekWire and @toddbishop
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Next Big Thing in E-Commerce?  Groupon Founders Fund Online Pawn Shop.  —  Groupon founders Eric Leftkosky and Brad Keywell, who have famously extracted all sorts of money from the soon-to-IPO deals start-up and now run an investment group called Lightbank, are onto the next big thing in e-commerce: Pawn shops.
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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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Had 186 iPhone Carriers at the End of March; Now It Has 200
Discussion: TUAW
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check Blog:
Average iTunes user only listens to 19% of music library
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog and ZDNet
Jack Neff / AdAge:
Groupon Goes Into Supermarkets Via Loyalty Cards
Discussion: VentureBeat, VatorNews and The Next Web
Amar Toor / Engadget:
Mozilla's Webian Shell interface will cloak your OS in a browser (video)
Reuters:
Toshiba, Sony in talks to merge small LCD panel ops: sources
Discussion: TechEye and VentureBeat
Sydney Morning Herald:
Music and film industries split over pirates
Lorenzo Colitti / The Official Google Blog:
World IPv6 Day begins 24 hours from now. Websites, start your engines.
Discussion: Computerworld
 Earlier Items: 
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”
Discussion: Techdirt
Dhanji R. Prasanna / RETHRICK CONSTRUCTION:
Waving Goodbye  —  In the past month or two, fully 8 …
Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
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Irene Chung / Gmail Blog:
Introducing appointment slots in Google Calendar
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