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June 2, 2015, 7:35 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Apple expected to announce $10 a month music streaming service at WWDC, will offer curated channels, in talks with Q-Tip, Drake, and Dr. Dre to host  —  Apple to Take On Spotify With New Streaming Services  —  Music subscription to cost $10 a month; augmented Internet radio will have DJs
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: Apple's subscription TV service won't be announced at WWDC15  —  Apple Subscription TV Service Won't Be Announced Next Week  —  Apple won't be announcing its much-anticipated subscription TV service next week at its Worldwide Developer Conference, according to several people with knowledge of the situation.
Amir Mizroch / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Microsoft buys Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder GmbH, the startup behind the Wunderlist to-do list app, for $100M-$200M  —  Microsoft Buys German To-Do List Startup 6Wunderkinder  —  Purchase is part of company's new effort to enhance its line of mobile apps, source says
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Report: Vulnerability in firmware of Macs from mid-2014 and earlier allows hackers to install rootkit malware, does not require physical access to exploit  —  New exploit leaves most Macs vulnerable to permanent backdooring  —  Hack allows firmware to be rewritten right after older Macs awake from sleep.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Angela Ahrendts finally readies employees for June Apple Watch retail launch in new video  —  Apple is finally preparing to start selling the Apple Watch in its retail stores after solely offering the Watch via its online store due to constrained supplies.  In a private video message …
Brad Sams / Neowin:
Microsoft: Windows 10 Home costs $119, Pro costs $199  —  For many months, Microsoft has been talking about how upgrading to Windows 10 will be free but they have remained quiet about how much it will cost to purchase the software if you do not have an existing license.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Fredrik Neij Released From Prison  —  Fredrik Neij, one of The Pirate Bay's co-founders, was a key operator of the torrent site during its early years.  —  In 2012 Fredrik received a 10-month prison sentence for his involvement with the notorious site, which he initially avoided.
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Ellen Pao files a notice of appeal for her gender discrimination case against Kleiner Perkins  —  Ellen Pao Plans to Appeal  —  Ellen Pao filed a notice of appeal in San Francisco court on Monday, resurfacing the gender discrimination case she lost against former employer Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in March.
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
Thunderbolt 3 embraces USB Type-C connector, doubles bandwidth to 40Gbps  —  Thunderbolt 3 integrates USB 3.1, optional 100W power delivery, 5K @ 60Hz display.  —  At Computex 2015, Intel has unveiled Thunderbolt 3.  The headline feature: Thunderbolt 3 has changed connector from Mini DisplayPort to USB Type-C.
Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
Restaurant discovery service Zomato shuts down Urbanspoon after integrating data, removes shake-to-search feature  —  Zomato says goodbye to Urbanspoon, shuts down iconic shake-to-search feature  —  “So long, Urbanspoon!”  —  That was the message on Zomato's Facebook page today …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Foursquare, Via Button, Now Lets You Order An Uber Directly In The App  —  Foursquare and Uber are teaming up, with the help of mobile deep-linking startup Button, to offer Foursquare users a button within the app to call an Uber.  —  The idea is that, as you look up restaurants or fun destinations …
Rachel Metz / MIT Technology Review:
Google's Project Loon head Mike Cassidy says RF used to connect balloons to one another, gimbal direction must be precise to enable sending of data across 80km  —  EmTech Digital: Project Loon Head Details How the Balloons Interact  —  Project Loon, Google's plan for Internet via floating balloons …
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