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June 3, 2014, 3:05 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 …
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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft reorgs its Office business to focus on four new investment areas  —  Summary: Microsoft's OneNote business is getting a big push in the newly reorganized Office business.  Here's what else the company is prioritizing with its latest moves.  —  Up until last month …
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.
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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 …
Adrianne Jeffries / The Verge:
Kickstarter simplifies rules for campaigns, allows any project that isn't illegal or dangerous, offers “Launch Now” option to skip approval process  —  Kickstarter's next campaign  —  The original crowdfunder is loosening its rules and opening the floodgates
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.
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.
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.
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Online Tutoring Center InstaEDU Acquired By Chegg For $30 Million  —  Chegg, the textbook resale site turned all things student hub, today announced a $30 million cash acquisition of student tutoring marketplace InstaEDU.  —  An acquisition like this makes sense for Chegg.
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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