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June 2, 2014, 2:30 PM

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Apple:
Apple live stream of the WWDC 2014 keynote address  —  Apple Special Event.  June 2, 2014.  —  Watch streaming video from this special event and learn more about our exciting announcements.  Live streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later.
The Verge:
Live blog: Apple unveils iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite  —  Apple's WWDC 2014 keynote: the future of iOS, the Mac, and more  —  Every year, Tim Cook and his executive team get up on stage in front of throngs of developers and share with them the future of many of Apple's product categories.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
OS X Yosemite: new iOS-inspired design, revamped Spotlight, Notification Center, Safari, and Mail; public beta this summer, free release in fall  —  OS X Yosemite: Apple's latest desktop operating system is free this fall  —  Apple's just unveiled the latest update to its desktop operating system for Macs and it's called Yosemite.
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Apple meets Dropbox head-on with iCloud Drive  —  At WWDC 2014, Apple announced iCloud Drive, a Dropbox-like file system for storing your documents in the cloud.  Each app you use with iCloud Drive gets its own folder inside the interface, which you can access through Finder, and files are synced across OS X, iOS, and Windows.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
iOS 8: interactive notifications, QuickType keyboard, improved Messages app, enterprise functionality, more  —  Apple Introduces iOS 8  —  Last year, Apple revealed the biggest change to-date of iOS, the mobile operating system that many of us have been using for years.  Now, the true evolution begins.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Taking Direct Aim At Google, Apple Puts Search Front And Center  —  Looks like Apple's acquisition of Topsy and the work Apple been doing with Chomp technology and engineers is coming into focus.  Today during WWDC, the company announced some significant upgrades to search in its newest version of Mac OS …
Samsung Tomorrow:
Samsung Launches Industry's First Tizen Smartphone - the Samsung Z  —  Samsung Z offers a unique user experience with advanced web performance and usability  —  Samsung Electronics today introduced the Samsung Z, the first commercially available smartphone powered by the Tizen platform.
Wall Street Journal:
Google plans to spend over $1B to deploy low altitude satellites for internet access in remote areas  —  Google Invests in Satellites to Spread Internet Access  —  Company Projects Spending More Than $1 Billion to Connect Unwired Reaches of the Globe  —  Google Inc. plans to spend …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources  —  Summary: It's looking like Microsoft's new ‘mini’ Start Menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored.  Instead, it's sounding like a 2015 deliverable now.  —  Microsoft won't be delivering a new Start Menu …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Google Will Kill Off Its Digital Coupon Business, Zavers  —  Google has decided to discontinue a 17-month-old initiative that let shoppers clip coupons online and then get those savings when they purchased products in the stores of partnering retailers.  —  The product, dubbed Zavers by Google …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
John Legere: How The T-Mobile CEO Is Poised To Make Millions After Bringing The Company Back From The Dead  —  A few weeks ago, there was a boozy party on the rooftop of the Empire Hotel, which overlooks Lincoln Center on the west side of Manhattan.  —  Waitresses in heels, tights, and short dresses served plates of sliders to guests.

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