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5:40 AM ET, June 7, 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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Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
iMessage: Biting RIM's style and sticking it to network operators  —  The iOS 5 upgrade introduces a lot of changes for Apple's mobile operating system, but iMessages is one of the most significant.  It lets iPad, iPhone and iPod touch owners send messages back and forth, including photos …
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 …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How Twitter + iOS 5 Will Change Mobile Apps  —  A deep integration of Twitter and iOS 5 was among the many things announced by Apple today but it's not just that you'll be able to post to Twitter from inside official Apple apps like photos and maps.  Any 3rd party iOS developer will be able …
Discussion: Twitter Blog and MediaFile, Thanks:jasoncosta
Jacob Schulman / Engadget:
Apple iOS 5 hands-on preview  —  iOS 5 won't be ready for the masses until this Fall, but lucky developers — and eager tech bloggers — are able to get in on the action right now.  We just got done downloading the 730MB BETA, and have decided to turn our iPhone 4 and iPad 2 into guinea pigs for all the newness.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
About The Nuance No-Show At Apple's WWDC Keynote
Discussion: Electricpig.co.uk and TechCrunch
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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Michael Muchmore / PC Magazine:
Apple iCloud vs. Amazon Cloud Player vs. Google Music Beta  —  With Apple dropping the third shoe in online streaming music services, after Amazon and Google, some striking differences are now apparent.  —  The biggest player in digital music has finally vaporized its content.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Demoted  —  Today's was a jam-packed keynote.  Apple announced a lot of news; there is much to talk and think about.  But the key line was when Steve Jobs, describing iCloud replacing iTunes as your digital hub, said, “We're going to demote the PC and the Mac to just be a device.”
Discussion: DisplayBlog, GigaOM and VentureBeat
AppleInsider:
Apple's iCloud will automatically store, sync data for free
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
iTunes in the Cloud iOS 4.3 beta hands-on (video)
Donald Melanson / Engadget:
Apple announces iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match
Bits:
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 …
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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
What Safari's Reading List means for Instapaper  —  Before today, I knew that a reading-list feature similar to Instapaper's core bookmark-saving purpose was being added to Safari in Lion, and wrote a big blog post about its potential impact on Instapaper.  —  I speculated that they wouldn't add …
Rafe / rc3.org:
When platform vendors attack
Discussion: App Advice and MacStories
Wall Street Journal:
Security ‘Tokens’ Take Hit  —  RSA Offers to Replace Nearly All of Its SecurIDs in Use or Provide Monitoring  —  RSA Security is offering to provide security monitoring or replace its well-known SecurID tokens—devices used by millions of corporate workers to securely log on to their computers …
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
RSA Offers To Replace Some Customers' Compromised SecurID Tokens
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
One in four US hackers ‘is an FBI informer’  —  The FBI and US secret service have used the threat of prison to create an army of informers among online criminals  —  The underground world of computer hackers has been so thoroughly infiltrated in the US by the FBI and secret service …
Discussion: AllThingsD and Slashdot
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane  —  What do Lady Gaga and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt have in common?  —  Well according to a very interesting piece in the New York Times by former TechCruncher Evelyn Rusli, they've both invested in Backplane …
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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
THE WORST DM FAIL IN HISTORY: Weiner Admits The Crotch Shot Was His  —  Boy!  Twitter sure can be tricky to use sometimes.  —  For example, you might think you're sending a photo of your junk as a direct message to a co-ed in Seattle, when in fact you are actually sending an @reply …
Jack Neff / AdAge:
Groupon Goes Into Supermarkets Via Loyalty Cards  —  Deal Has ‘Potential to Revolutionize Grocery-Marketing Landscape’  —  Groupon is joining two Boston marketing-services and analytics firms to get deeper into the traditional grocery coupon business with a test today by Springfield …
Discussion: VatorNews, VentureBeat and The Next Web
DealBook:
AT&T's Bid for T-Mobile Is Backed by Microsoft and Facebook  —  In its quest to win approval of its $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA, AT&T just got a lot of help from its friends.  —  Eight technology giants, including Facebook and Microsoft, and 10 venture capital firms, filed letters supporting the acquisition late on Monday.
Discussion: GeekWire and @toddbishop
Jason Hiner / Tech Sanity Check Blog:
Average iTunes user only listens to 19% of music library  —  Takeaway: New online music lockers from Amazon and Google have generated a lot of excitement, but new data shows that iTunes users only play a fraction of the music they own.  —  Web users have been frantically uploading …
Discussion: Between the Lines Blog and ZDNet
Amar Toor / Engadget:
Mozilla's Webian Shell interface will cloak your OS in a browser (video)  —  With Google's fleet of Chromebooks making their way to market, Mozilla has decided to release a similarly browser-based desktop interface, known as the Webian Shell.  As of now, the prototype app consists …
 
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Had 186 iPhone Carriers at the End of March; Now It Has 200
Discussion: TUAW, FierceWireless and MacStories
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Exclusive: Patent Lawsuit Filed Against Skype Same Day Microsoft Deal Was Announced
Reuters:
Toshiba, Sony in talks to merge small LCD panel ops: sources
Discussion: TechEye and VentureBeat
Sydney Morning Herald:
Music and film industries split over pirates
Discussion: ZeroPaid.com and TorrentFreak
Lorenzo Colitti / The Official Google Blog:
World IPv6 Day begins 24 hours from now. Websites, start your engines.
Discussion: Computerworld and Softpedia News
Louis Gray:
Bebo CTO & Hi-5 Cofounder Akash Garg Heads to Twitter
Discussion: AllThingsD and @rsarver
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
NATO: Anonymous will be “infiltrated” and “persecuted”
Discussion: Techdirt
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zynga Turns Hangman Into A Social iOS Game With The Debut Of ‘Hanging With Friends’
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
LulzSec Posts More Sony Data, Amid Claim One of Them Is Arrested
Dhanji R. Prasanna / RETHRICK CONSTRUCTION:
Waving Goodbye  —  In the past month or two, fully 8 …
Irene Chung / Gmail Blog:
Introducing appointment slots in Google Calendar
Discussion: Softpedia News and VentureBeat