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June 1, 2015, 4:15 AM

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Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Online reseller Newegg leaks Windows 10 OEM pricing: Home package is $109.99, Pro package is $149.99  —  Online reseller leaks OEM prices and on-sale dates for Windows 10  —  Summary:A major software reseller in the U,S, has begun taking preorders for Windows 10 OEM software …
Terry Myerson / Blogging Windows:
Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29  —  Today, I'm excited to share the availability date for Windows 10.  In fact, I thought I'd let Cortana, the world's most personal digital assistant, share the news.  You can ask Cortana for the answer!  —  Through the feedback and testing …
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Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Asus announces two new 8-inch ZenPad tablets, with cases to add surround sound or battery life  —  ASUS Announces Two New 8 Inch ZenPad Tablets  —  ASUS is no stranger to the Android tablet market.  They've been around since the earliest days of Android tablets with their ASUS Transformer TF101 which launched with Android Honeycomb.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty  —  Amazon wants parents to buy Kindles for their children and is today launching a discounted “Kindle for Kids Bundle” to encourage them to do so.  This new package includes the combination of a Kindle e-reader …
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Pressure from Wall Street to increase profit margins driving consolidation in semiconductor industry  —  Behind the Wave of Semiconductor Deals: Margin Pressures  —  Investors seeking fatter profit have driven the latest wave of consolidation  —  Chip makers are facing many pressures pushing them to combine.
Guardian:
Senate advances USA Freedom Act, but vote on bill likely won't come for several days, causing temporary shutdown of some Patriot Act powers  —  Patriot Act powers to lapse at midnight as Senate fails to agree on NSA reform  —  Surveillance hawks concede defeat as Rand Paul forces shutdown …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Behind Android M: Google focuses on the core user experience with Now on Tap and many small refinements  —  Android M: small refinements with a huge impact  —  Last year, Google introduced an elegant, sophisticated operating system with an all-new design that was compatible with everything from phones to watches to cars to TVs.
Ron / WinBeta:
Lenovo partners with Microsoft to add more functionality to Cortana with REACHit service on Lenovo Windows 10 PCs, including search of cloud storage services  —  Lenovo's new REACHit app makes Cortana even more personal on Windows 10  —  It's free, but exclusive to Lenovo users on Windows 10

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