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June 5, 2015, 5:00 PM

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Bloomberg Business:
Days before Apple plans to reveal its music streaming service, Apple is still negotiating with record labels, who are pushing for close to 60% of proceeds  —  Apple's Pushing to Complete Streaming Music Deal Before Event  —  Just days before Apple Inc. plans to reveal a music streaming service …
Financial Times:
Sources: Apple likely to reduce 30% App Store subscription fee for music, video, and publishers using Newsstand  —  Apple rewrites app store economics  —  Apple is planning a departure from the pricing formula that has defined the economics of digital media for a decade …
Nandita Bose / Reuters:
Survey: Fewer than 25% of top 100 US retailers accept Apple Pay, 66% won't accept it this year  —  Exclusive: In ‘year of Apple Pay’, many top retailers remain skeptical  —  In a January earnings call with investors, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook made a confident prediction …
Jonathan Watson / Skype Blogs:
Skype for Web (Beta) is now available to everyone in the US and UK  —  Hot on the heels of our recent post announcing improvements to Skype for Outlook , today we're pleased to share more good news for people that use Skype on their browser - Skype for Web (Beta) is now available for all new and existing users in the US and UK.
Politico:
Google's European chief admits company mishandled its messaging in Europe, says Google remains open to settlement in anti-trust case  —  Google's European mea culpa  —  Google's European chief executive acknowledges that the company has mishandled its messaging in Europe and is offering an olive branch to the European Commission.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tumblr Debuts Its Own GIF Search Engine  —  Tumblr this morning is rolling out a new feature designed to take advantage of the extensive collection of GIFs hosted on its service: a GIF search engine.  The news follows that of Facebook's decision to officially support the animated file format on users' Timelines, announced last week.
Andrea Shalal / Reuters:
Data obtained in U.S. government hack dates back to 1985: U.S. official  —  Data stolen in the recent hack of U.S. government computers includes security clearance information and background checks dating to 1985, a U.S. official said, underlining the far-reaching scale of one of the largest known thefts of federal government data.
Wall Street Journal:
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Dropbox for Business adds new enterprise-class features including tiered administrator accounts and support for Microsoft's Active Directory  —  Dropbox adds new enterprise class features as it tries to attract big businesses  —  The last year hasn't seen many flashy product launches or updates for Dropbox.

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Microsoft:
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IBM:
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