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June 11, 2012, 8:10 PM

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Apple:
iOS 6 — It will take your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in entirely new directions  —  iOS 6 gives you more features to make the things you do every day even better.  It's coming this fall, and it's free and easy to upgrade wirelessly on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch — the moment it's available.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Apple Introduces iOS 6, Coming This Fall  —  Today at Apple's WWDC keynote, far and away the most exciting product announced has to be refreshed and replenished mobile operating system.  The days of iOS 6 are upon us, and the platter of 200 new features Apple is serving up is more than enough to make any fanboi's mouth water.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
iOS 6 developer beta previewed in leaked photos  —  We've just received photos and impressions from a number of tipsters alleging to have access to the developer beta of iOS 6 announced today at Apple's WWDC event in San Francisco; we're aggregating those tips here.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apple Gives Facebook Deep Integration Into iOS 6 With Siri, Sharing, App Store, API  —  Apple just announced at WWDC 2012 that Facebook will be deeply integrated into iOS 6 including single sign-on for apps, quick sharing from Notifications, Siri integration, better contact syncing …
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple announces next-generation MacBook Pro: Retina display, 0.71-inches thin, shipping today for $2,199  —  Apple already announced some new MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros during its WWDC keynote, but it had another surprise in store: the next generation MacBook Pro.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Apple next-generation MacBook Pro (with Retina display) hands-on at WWDC 2012  —  Not satisfied looking at the latest and best Mac that Apple has ever made under glass?  Neither were we, so we tracked one down, ripped it out of its box and stacked it up against the last-generation MacBook Pro 15-inch.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Mac Pro gets half-assed “update”  —  After two years, the Mac Pro was “updated” today, sort of: now we can choose slightly faster two-year-old CPUs at the top end, and the other two-year-old CPU options are cheaper now.  —  That's about it.  —  No Xeon E5 CPUs, no USB 3, no Thunderbolt.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Zach Epstein / BGR:
New OS X Mountain Lion details announced: Notification Center, Dictation, new apps and more  —  During the company's highly anticipated WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple unveiled new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops, so of course, the company provided new details regarding OS X Mountain Lion as well.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Microsoft ‘mulled Nokia buyout, ran away screaming’  —  Why Windows 8 giant will wait for Finns to bleed out some more first  —  Analysis Rumours of a Microsoft buyout of fallen phone champ Nokia have re-emerged, prompted by nothing more, it seems, than Nokia's sickly share price.
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces new AirPort Express featuring dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi for $99  —  Apple just unveiled its new AirPort Express.  It features dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi for $99.  Besides the new bands, the new Express does not seem to feature any new updates.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Looking for the Apple TV?  Look in Front of You.  —  Nope, still no Apple TV.  —  Apple's WWDC presentation took nearly two hours, and none of that time was devoted to the product lots of smart people insist is going to show up one day, someday.  —  Still, look a little closer …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why is the U.S. State Department paying Amazon $16.5 million for Kindles?  —  The U.S. State Department has signed a no-bid, $16.5 million contract with Amazon to provide Kindle Touches- 2,500 of them to start, preloaded with 50 titles each — for its overseas language-education programs.

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Microsoft:
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