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June 2, 2014, 3:25 PM

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Apple:
Apple Unveils iOS 8, the Biggest Release Since the Launch of the App Store  —  Introduces iCloud Photo Library, New Messages Features & New Health App  —  SAN FRANCISCOJune 2, 2014Apple® today unveiled iOS 8, the biggest release since the launch of the App Store, giving users incredible …
Apple:
Apple Releases iOS 8 SDK With Over 4,000 New APIs  —  Biggest Developer Release Ever Includes Extensibility Features, HealthKit, HomeKit & Swift  —  SAN FRANCISCOJune 2, 2014Apple® today released its iOS 8 SDK, the biggest developer release ever with more than 4,000 new APIs …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
iOS 8: interactive notifications, QuickType keyboard, improved Messages app, enterprise functionality, more; public beta this summer, release in fall  —  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.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple officially introduces iOS 8 “Healthkit” platform & “Health” app  —  Following our reports earlier this year that exclusively revealed details and screenshots of Apple's Healthbook app, Apple today just officially announced the app confirming the details of our reports.
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.
John Timmer / Ars Technica:
Apple shows off Swift, its new programming language  —  Apple announced on Monday that it has developed a successor to its venerable Objective C with a language it's calling Swift.  Claimed to provide a new language with “none of the baggage of C,” Swift code will still be able to appear mixed …
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
iOS 8 will allow users to install systemwide third-party keyboards  —  Apple has just announced at WWDC 2014 that as part of its iOS 8 extensions capability, users will be able to install systemwide keyboards, such as the popular Swype system.  The keyboards will run in a secure sandbox …
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.
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 …
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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …

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