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June 11, 2012, 6:55 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.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
Apple selects TomTom as primary iOS 6 maps provider (update: confirmed)  —  Been wondering exactly which data service is replacing Google as Apple's map provider?  According to these leaked screenshots (shown above) from the iOS 6 developer beta running on an iPhone 4S, it appears to be TomTom.
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.
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 …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple announces iOS 6 will allow FaceTime calls over cellular networks  —  At Apple's WWDC 2012, Phil Schiller announced that as part of Apple's new iOS 6 mobile operating system, FaceTime calls will now be available over cellular networks for the first time.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Which Apps Got Screwed By iOS 6?  —  Today's keynote at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference highlighted a number of new features that the company has added to its mobile operating system.  And while a number of updates will make life easier for users, there are also some new features …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers Connect Flame to US-Israel Stuxnet Attack  —  The sophisticated espionage toolkit known as Flame is directly tied to the Stuxnet superworm that attacked Iran's centrifuges in 2009 and 2010, according to researchers who recently found that the main module in Flame contains code …
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 …
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
Sprint says no longer Clearwire majority owner  —  (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp (S.N) said on Monday it no longer has a majority stake in Clearwire Corp (CLWR.O) and as a result was able to increase its voting rights in the venture without risk of a default trigger on its own debt.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Nasdaq CEO Lost Touch Amid Facebook Chaos  —  The highly-anticipated Facebook IPO was plagued with problems, potentially costing thousands of dollars to many small investors and further damaging Wall Street's reputation on Main Street.  A Wall Street Journal report.
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