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June 2, 2015, 6:35 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:
Chao Wang / Pinterest:
Pinterest to launch Buyable Pins in US to let you buy pinned products without leaving the app  —  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.
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.
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.
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” …
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.
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.”
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 …
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.
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 …
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 Fung / Washington Post:
AT&T is prepared to abide by the new net neutrality rules under the DirecTV deal  —  Randall Stephenson, chief executive of AT&T Inc., speaks during a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing in Washington last summer.  (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)  —  In a few weeks, federal regulators are likely …
Christian Zibreg / iDownloadBlog.com:
Google Maps gains enhanced transit data with live arrivals for buses, metros, and subway systems in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, UK, and Netherlands  —  Google Maps gains enhanced transit data with live arrivals for buses, metros and subway systems  —  According to a post …

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