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June 2, 2015, 4:10 PM

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Eran Megiddo / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft confirms it has bought 6Wunderkinder, maker of the Wunderlist to-do list app  —  Welcome 6Wunderkinder!  Microsoft acquires Wunderlist  —  What's better than completing that last important task on your to-do list?  Doing so with a beautiful and useful productivity app.
Amir Mizroch / Wall Street Journal:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
First HomeKit-Compatible Products Launching Today, Led by Lutron, iHome and Elgato  —  Ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, several of the company's HomeKit partners are today announcing the availability of the first HomeKit-compatible products.
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
Thunderbolt 3 embraces USB Type-C connector, doubles bandwidth to 40Gbps  —  Thunderbolt 3 integrates USB 3.1, optional 100W power delivery, 5K @ 60Hz display.  —  At Computex 2015, Intel has unveiled Thunderbolt 3.  The headline feature: Thunderbolt 3 has changed connector from Mini DisplayPort to USB Type-C.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
SoundHound's new Hound voice search app handles complex queries faster than Siri, Cortana, and Google Voice Search  —  SoundHound's new voice search app makes Siri and Cortana look slow  —  Nearly a decade ago, SoundHound founder Keyvan Mohajer took an idea to a group of investors.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes / ZDNet:
Intel updates fifth-gen Core chips with Iris Pro graphics  —  Intel has revamped its fifth-generation Core lineup of silicon for desktops and mobile, adding an Iris Pro 6200 graphics chip to the CPUs.  —  Intel has revamped its fifth-generation Core lineup of silicon for desktops and mobile …
blog.pinterest.com:
Coming soon: Buyable Pins!  —  We're always looking for ways to help you go out and do the creative ideas you Pin—whether that's figuring out the ingredients for a new dish or installing an app to mix up your workouts.  —  Lots of you have said that you'd like to buy the things you discover on Pinterest, too.
TechCrunch:
Instagram Beefs Up Ads With App Install And Buy Buttons, Interest Targeting, API  —  Instagram is ready to make some serious money.  After a year and half of format experiments and basic targeting, Instagram is giving advertisers much more powerful tools.  Those include “Shop Now” …
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Nintendo denies Nikkei report that its next-generation console code-named NX will run Android  —  Nintendo Nixes Android Rumors  —  Nintendo Co. shot down a report that said it was planning on using the Android operating system to run its top secret next-generation console, which has been codenamed “NX.”
Natt Garun / The Next Web:
GameFly debuts a new video game streaming service exclusively on the Amazon Fire TV  —  The days of Blockbuster DVD-by-mail rental service may be far behind us, but GameFly is still trucking on with its game rental service.  To keep up with the times, GameFly today launched a video game streaming service …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Opens Third Artificial-Intelligence Research Hub in Paris  —  Facebook is bolstering its artificial-intelligence expertise with a third center in Paris to help the social network better sift through photos, posts and videos shared by its 1.4 billion users.
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
The vulnerable Border Gateway protocol, a quick-fix solution from 1989, still directs most internet traffic  —  Net of insecurity Part 2  —  The long  —  life of a  —  quick ‘fix’  —  Internet protocol from 1989 leaves data vulnerable to hijackers  —  The long life of a quick ‘fix’
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Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Vimeo Now Lets Creators Launch Their Own Subscription Video-On-Demand Channels  —  Video distribution platform Vimeo wants to provide new ways for creators to make more money from their content.  A few years after launching a video on demand offering so creators could rent out or sell access to their videos …
Brian P. Rubin / ReadWrite:
Wireless-charging standard groups A4WP and PMA make merger official  —  The Wireless Power Merger Is Official  —  Two of the three major wireless-charging standard groups—the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA)—finally announced Monday that their plans to merge are official.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Canary Smart Home Security System Locks Down $30 Million In Series B  —  Canary, the smart home monitoring system, has just closed on $30 million in Series B funding led by Walden Riverwood Ventures, with participation from Cota Capital, Khosla ventures, Flextronics, Two Sigma Ventures and WTI.

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