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1:50 PM ET, June 6, 2011

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Live from WWDC 2011  —  10:05 am “The PC market shrank over 1% this year.  The Mac has outgrown the industry.”  10:05 am “The Mac is kicking ass?  What did he mean?”  10:05 am Phil is touting great quotes from the press about the Mac.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
WWDC 2011 liveblog: Steve Jobs talks iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!  —  12:04PM We're just about to be ushered into the photo pit... we'll drop a few more updates once we're settled.  Just as a reminder, we aren't expecting any actual news to drop prior to 10AM PT.
Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Steve Jobs takes stage at Apple's iCloud event
Discussion: SAI, Gawker, msnbc.com, TechEye and Guardian
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Microsoft's Kinect-based UI for XBL has Bing voice search across Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and live TV  —  Quick refreshing of Microsoft's E3 landing page has apparently revealed some of the things it will be announcing within a couple of hours at its E3 press conference, including new features …
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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
New Xbox Experience Streamlines The Entire UI, Adds Youtube, Live TV and Bing
Discussion: VentureBeat and Engadget
Gary A Swaby / The Koalition:
The Official E3 2011 Schedule And Live Stream List
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
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, MacStories and The Next Web
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
WWDC 2011 Prelude  —  What I Know  —  If I were to publish everything I know regarding tomorrow's announcements, it would be a short and decidedly unsensational article.  What I know are a handful of minor features at the edges.  The big picture regarding iOS 5 and iCloud — and how the two interrelate — is an utter mystery to me.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Is This iOS 5? Dunno, But It's Likely The Right Idea
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.
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 …
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. …
Francis Tan / The Next Web:
Sina Weibo preparing English site, to go head on against Twitter in 2-3 months  —  TechWeb reports that according to informed sources, Sina Weibo is “actively preparing” to release its microblogging platform in English to go directly head on against Twitter, in about 2-3 months.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt And Others Invest In Rich Media Display Ad Startup Spongecell  —  Spongecell, a startup that places rich media ads in display advertisements, has raised a new round of financing led by Eric Schmidt and Jim Pallotta, Chairman and Managing Director of Raptor Group.
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
Glenn Fleishman / Ars Technica:
In-flight Internet: the view from 35,000 feet and three years  —  In-flight Internet access has had its up and downs, and, yes, this article will have its share of aviation-related puns.  An aborted launch by Boeing in 2004 seemed to ground the idea, but a second attempt in 2008 has remained aloft.
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, broadstuff and parislemon, Thanks:dondodge
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft needs to tell Windows 8 developers now about ‘Jupiter’ and Silverlight  —  Telling only part of a story can be worse than keeping completely mum, as Microsoft officials seem to be discovering with Windows 8.  —  Last week during the first public preview of the Windows 8 user interface …
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