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June 3, 2014, 1:30 PM

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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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram 6.0 Seduces Pro Photographers With Adjustable Filters And 9 New Effects  —  “People come to Instagram today to post their photos but haven't come back to edit their photos” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells me.  So today Instagram is adding sliders to control 9 new photo effects and the intensity of its existing filters.
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.
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
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.
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Kurt Wagner / Mashable:
Myspace Is Embarrassing Users With Old Photos to Win Them Back  —  Myspace wants you back — even if it requires a little blackmail  —  The social network is emailing users old photos of themselves in hopes of enticing them to return to Myspace.  The emails include one or two old photos …
William Alden / New York Times:
K.K.R. to Buy Internet Brands for $1.1 Billion  —  The private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has agreed to buy Internet Brands, which operates a portfolio of websites and software, in a bet that it can help the company expand its services.  —  The deal, which Internet Brands is expected …
Matt McGee / Glass Almanac:
Google Glass frames and shades designed by Diane von Furstenberg for women launch June 23  —  Diane Von Furstenberg Launches 13 New Ladies' Frames & Shades for Google Glass  —  A collaboration between Google and legendary designer Diane von Furstenberg will bring more than a dozen …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Mashable:
Turkey Unblocks YouTube After 2 Months  —  Turkey has finally restored access to YouTube, 67 days after the government blocked the video-sharing website.  —  The Turkey's telecommunications authority (TIB) lifted the ban on Tuesday, removing YouTube from the “blocked sites” listed on its website.
Bloomberg:
Line considering IPO on Tokyo Stock Exchange and NYSE or Nasdaq as soon as November  —  Line Said to Work With Nomura, Morgan Stanley on IPO  —  Line Corp., a mobile messaging application operator, is working with Nomura Holdings Inc. (8604) and Morgan Stanley to prepare for an initial public offering …
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
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 …
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
With $128M in funding, Ostendo builds 2D and 3D projectors small enough to fit in a phone  —  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.
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
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Sony unveils the Xperia T3, touted as the world's slimmest 5.3-inch smartphone  —  Sony announced a new smartphone today, the Xperia T3, which it touts as the world's slimmest 5.3-inch smartphone.  —  The Xperia T3, which weighs 148g, is built with a stainless steel frame and comes in three colors — white, black and purple.
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) …

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