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5:35 PM ET, June 6, 2011

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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 …
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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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Which Apps Are Threatened by Apple's Upgrades?  —  How do you know if you've created a really great, useful iPhone app?  Apple tries to put you out of business.  —  That may be overstating it, but a number of new features for Apple's operating systems that it announced …
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.
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 …
Brian Heater / Engadget:
Apple turns iOS ‘PC Free’ with OTA updates and wireless sync
Discussion: App Advice and GottaBeMobile
Dana Wollman / Engadget:   Apple iOS 5 adds instant camera access from lock screen and shutter release to volume-up button
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 …
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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.
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple announces iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match  —  Apple has just announced its long-awaited cloud-based music service: iTunes in the Cloud.  It will let you download any music you've purchased to all of your devices at no additional charge, which Steve Jobs notes is a first for the music industry.
Chris Rawson / TUAW:
MobileMe stays live through June 30, 2012  —  Apple's new iCloud service is a full, free replacement for MobileMe.  But iCloud won't officially launch until iOS 5 debuts this fall.  What does that mean for existing MobileMe subscribers?  —  Not long ago we advised our readers not to pay …
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
Microsoft:
Xbox: All-In-One Hub for the Living Room
Discussion: CNET News
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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
THE WORST DM FAIL IN HISTORY: Weiner Admits The Crotch Shot Was His
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: App Advice, eWeek, Technologizer, GigaOM and TUAW
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Irene Chung / Gmail Blog:
Introducing appointment slots in Google Calendar  —  Google Calendar has become indispensable for organizing my own time and sharing my schedule with friends and coworkers.  But what about letting others know about my preferred availability?  Likewise, when I look at my hairdresser's online calendar …
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.
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
iTunes in the Cloud iOS 4.3 beta hands-on (video)  —  Apple isn't pushing out iOS 5 or iCloud to consumers until the fall, but iOS 4.3 users can start playing with a beta of iTunes in the Cloud right now — so we thought we'd do a little hands-on with it for you.
Discussion: MacStories
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.
Chris Nerney / Computerworld:
MySpace Shifts from ‘Sale’ to ‘Partnership’  —  Here's what a dog Myspace has become: News Corp. can't get rid of the social networking site that time forgot for anything close to the amount of money it wants, so it now must beat the bushes for a “strategic partnership.”
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
ShareThis Study: Facebook Accounts For 38 Percent Of Sharing Traffic On The Web  —  Sharing is big on the Web.  We all know that.  But exactly how big?  ShareThis has some answers in a study it put together with Starcom MediaVest Group and Rubinson Partners.
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Rep. Issa asks Google to name all the US officials who were hit in Gmail attack  —  House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) wrote to Google CEO Larry Page on Monday requesting more information on the Gmail phishing attacks that targeted senior government personnel last month.
 
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Mike Lennon / SecurityWeek:
Andreessen Horowitz Leads $20M Funding Round in Fraud Analytics firm Silver Tail Systems
Discussion: AllThingsD, Thanks:wiredmike
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Accel Adds Enterprise Data Storage And Infrastructure Exec Kirk Bowman As Venture Partner
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HTC EVO 3D launches on June 24th for $200, joined by EVO View 4G tablet at $400
Troy Hunt / Troy Hunt's Blog:
A brief Sony password analysis
Discussion: InfoWorld
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft needs to tell Windows 8 developers now about ‘Jupiter’ and Silverlight
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Microsoft's Plans for Skype Are Unclear
Discussion: MediaPost
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
In-flight Internet: the view from 35,000 feet and three years
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Is YouTube Killing Music Piracy?
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Nook Simple Touch compared to Kindle 3
Chris Buckley / Reuters:
China paper warns Google may pay price for hacking claims