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3:35 PM ET, June 6, 2011

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Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Apple's iOS 5: all the details  —  Scott Forstall has just taken the WWDC 2011 stage and details about the changes and improvements in iOS 5 are flowing thick and fast.  Keep one tab in your browser locked to this post as we update it with all the new features, and throw another one open …
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Apple:
New Version of iOS Includes Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, Twitter Integration Among 200 New Features  —  Available to iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Users This Fall  —  SAN FRANCISCO―June 6, 2011―Apple® today previewed iOS 5, the latest version of the world's …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Watch Out Facebook Connect, Apple Pushes Twitter Sign-Ins In iOS 5  —  Apple just announced a fairly in-depth ‘Twitterification’ of the newest version of its mobile OS, iOS 5 (which we reported last week to be taking place).  As Apple says during the WWDC keynote today …
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple unveils iMessage, its BBM competitor, at WWDC  —  It's here, the moment BlackBerry owners been waiting for since the original iPhone launched: iMessage.  Apple has just announced its new data-based push messaging service at WWDC, which looks to be a full-on competitor to the venerable BBM.
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Apple turns iOS ‘PC Free’ with OTA updates and wireless sync
Discussion: App Advice and This is my next
Dana Wollman / Engadget:   Apple adds instant camera access from lock screen and volume-up to shutter button to iOS 5
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
Apple officially introduces OS X Lion at WWDC - $29, releasing in July  —  We've been waiting for ages to hear the details and now we finally have them.  Apple's Phil Schiller and Craig Ferericchi have taken the stage to fill us in.  First off, and probably most importantly …
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple: Mac OS X Lion Coming in July via Mac App Store  —  Apple said Monday that Lion, the next version of Mac OS X, will be a major release with over 250 new features.  —  Steve Jobs kicked off Monday's Worldwide Developer Conference, but gave way to Senior VP Phil Schiller and Mac OS X VP Craig Federighi to show off Lion.
Discussion: GigaOM, App Advice and TUAW
AppleInsider:
Apple's iCloud will automatically store, sync data for free  —  Apple finally showed off its long-awaited iCloud service on Monday, portraying it as a service that stores content, wirelessly pushes it to devices, and integrates with applications — all at no cost to users.
Discussion: GigaOM, App Advice and SAI
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Apple:
Apple Introduces iCloud  —  Free Cloud Services Beyond Anything Offered to Date  —  Apple® today introduced iCloud®, a breakthrough set of free new cloud services that work seamlessly with applications on your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Mac® or PC to automatically …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Donald Melanson / Engadget:   Apple announces iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match
Yusuf Mehdi / Bing:
Bing on Xbox: You are The Controller  —  The future living room does more than give you great entertainment; it helps you find what you're looking for and helps you decide what to enjoy.  It gives you simplicity, discovery and personal choice.  Today at E3, we are excited to preview …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
New Xbox Experience Streamlines The Entire UI, Adds Youtube, Live TV and Bing
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Surprise!  Facebook Credits and Apple's iTunes Play Nice With Each Other.  —  Facebook has Credits, Apple has iTunes, and then there's the plethora of points and coins found on the major consoles and online services.  —  For game players, it's the equivalent of traveling in Europe before the Euro.
Discussion: Evolver.fm, The Next Web and MacStories
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Flatters Instapaper.  Did It Kill It? … Instapaper developer Marco Arment, via Twitter, shortly after Apple announced “Reading List”, a new iOS 5 feature that appears to closely mirror the features in Arment's popular iOS app.  The silver lining, per Arment: “At least they're hitting a lot of other apps too.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Apple faces antitrust complaint over iCloud in Germany  —  It seems a little odd for an as-yet unrevealed product to be the subject of an antitrust complaint, but that's what appears to have happened in Europe.  —  Music streaming service Simfy says that it has submitted a complaint …
Chris Buckley / Reuters:
China paper warns Google may pay price for hacking claims  —  (Reuters) - Google has become a “political tool” vilifying the Chinese government, an official Beijing newspaper said on Monday, warning that the U.S. Internet giant's statements about hacking attacks traced to China could hurt its business.
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Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
Cyberspies Target China Experts
Discussion: Reuters
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
EBay acquires Magento, builds a commerce OS  —  EBay said it is buying the rest of e-commerce platform Magento, which it previously had a 49 percent stake in, in a bid to build a broader commerce operating system that spans online, mobile, social and local.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Working With Lady Gaga to Bridge Music and Technology  —  Soon after Apple started its music-centric social network Ping last year, Steven P. Jobs reached out to Lady Gaga and her business manager, Troy Carter, for feedback.  —  At the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. …
Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Steve Jobs takes stage at Apple's iCloud event  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs returns on Monday to the stage at San Francisco's Moscone center to take the wraps off what investors hope will be the next source of growth for the world's most valuable technology company.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Is YouTube Killing Music Piracy?  —  The music industry has witnessed some dramatic changes in recent years, even when piracy is left out of the picture.  In just a decade the Internet and the MP3 revolution have redefined people's music consumption habits.
Discussion: ringtonia.com
Steve Cheney / steve's blog:
Why Groupon is Worth $25 Billion Dollars  —  Admittedly, Groupon is a work in progress.  They continue to spend insane amounts of money to acquire customers and merchants to try to extend their dual-sided network effect with consumers and merchants.  Many people see this as unsustainable, some adamant it's all just a Ponzi scheme.
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
How does Groupon work? Is the business model sustainable?
Discussion: ITworld.com, Deal Journal and broadstuff, Thanks:dondodge
 
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