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June 3, 2014, 11:30 AM

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Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
What's Apple Really Up To?  Keeping You in Apple World.  —  Today, at its annual developers conference, WWDC 2014, Apple laid out the first step in its latest plans — new versions of its mobile and Mac operating systems, iOS and OS X, respectively.  The second step will come in the fall …
Eric Johnson / Re/code:
The Winners and Losers at Apple's WWDC Keynote  —  With 200 million iPads and 500 million iPhones sold to date, Apple can cause some serious waves when it throws its weight around.  Here's a look at who should be cheering after today's keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Apple Drops Google For Bing As “Spotlight” Search Provider In iOS 8 & Mac OS X “Yosemite”  —  Bing has gained another win with Apple, becoming integrated into a new version of Spotlight in Apple's forthcoming Mac OS X “Yosemite” operating system and in the coming iOS 8 mobile operating system.
Duncan Campbell / The Register:
Details of GCHQ's secret base tapping undersea cables in the Middle East revealed  —  REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE  —  Snowden leaks that UK.gov suppressed  —  Exclusive Above-top-secret details of Britain's covert surveillance programme …
More: Wired.co.ukTweets: @theregister and @csoghoian
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Intel bets on Surface Pro 3-like 2-in-1 devices with “mobile PC” reference design  —  Intel Bets On Surface Pro 3-Like “2-In-1″ Devices  —  Today at the Computex event in Taiwan, Intel unveiled a reference design '2-in-1′ device, raising the profile of tablet-hybrids.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iOS 8 to Include Battery Usage Per App and Much More  —  During today's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, Tim Cook and other Apple executives gave us a fast-paced, broad-ranging look at some of the features we can expect with iOS 8, including improvements to Messages …
Bloomberg:
Fidelity Said to Be Competing to Lead Uber Round at $17B  —  Fidelity Investments is competing to lead Uber Technologies Inc.'s new financing in a round that could value the ride-sharing service at about $17 billion, according to people familiar with the situation.
Tweets: @eghosao
Richard Padilla / MacRumors:
OS X Yosemite Public Beta Limited to First Million Registered Users  —  Earlier today as Apple was unveiling OS X Yosemite for the first time at the Worldwide Developers Conference, software chief Craig Federighi announced that there would be a public open beta for the new operating system ahead of its launch this fall.
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
New Chip to Bring Holograms to Smartphones  —  Ostendo's Tiny Projectors Are Designed to Display Crisp Video, Glasses-Free 3-D Images  —  In the future, virtual reality won't require strapping a bulky contraption to your head.  —  Instead, imagine stepping into an empty room …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Wall Street Journal:
Law enforcement requests to monitor cellphones stay sealed long after investigations end  —  Sealed Court Files Obscure Rise in Electronic Surveillance  —  The U.S. government requests thousands of orders for electronic surveillance every year, and the vast majority stay sealed from the public.
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook acquires mobile data plan firm Pryte  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is acquiring Pryte, a Finnish company that aims to make it easier for mobile phone users in under-developed parts of the world to use wireless Internet apps.  —  Facebook did not disclose financial terms of the deal …
Rich Trenholm / CNET News:
HTC One E8 is a plastic M8, coming early June  —  The HTC One E8 has been confirmed to bring its polycarbonate shell to “selected markets” in “early June.”  —  The HTC One E8 replaces the M8's brushed metal case with plastic to bring the price down.  —  HTC
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
John Oliver: Stop Calling It Net Neutrality; It's ‘Preventing Cable Company F**kery’  —  In last night's John Oliver show (technically “Last Week Tonight"), his “top story” was all about net neutrality.  This is both surprising (because the issue has received little mainstream attention) …
Chris Dannen / Fast Company:
Apple's 850-page Swift iBook is out; here's how the language differs from C and Objective-C  —  What's New And Different About Apple's New Swift Programming Language?  —  We tore apart Apple's 850-page iBook on its new, simpler programming language, to find out why Apple would introduce a new language …

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