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June 8, 2015, 9:00 PM

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Apple:
iOS 9: Proactive Assistant, Pay in UK, News app, multitasking on iPad, more; public beta in July, final release this fall  —  Apple Previews iOS 9  —  Apple® today unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® software that will be available this fall.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Apple announces Flipboard-like app News, new rich media format for news items; publishers keep revenues from ads they sell, 70% from iAd ads; kills Newsstand  —  For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years  —  There wasn't a lot of buildup beforehand …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Apple Announces Proactive Assistant, Its Google Now Competitor  —  Apple today announced ‘Proactive,’ its rumored Google Now competitor and update to Siri, which will launch with iOS 9.  The proactive assistant is a mix of Google Now and similar tools that aim to make the user's life easier …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
iOS 9 for iPad: split screen, picture-in-picture video, ability to use keyboard as trackpad  —  Apple iPad Gets Split-Screen Multitasking In iOS 9  —  Apple is looking to make iPads more functional devices for business productivity with a new split-screen app mode which allows iPad users to run two different apps side-by-side.
Apple:
Apple Music launching June 30 on iOS, Mac, and PC with 3 months free, then $9.99 per month, coming to Apple TV and Android phones this fall  —  Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love Music.  All in One Place.  —  Apple® today unveiled Apple Music™, a single …
The Verge:
Apple announces Apple Music: music streaming, human-curated playlists, Beats 1 24/7 radio, Connect to allow artists to interact with fans  —  Apple announces its streaming music service, Apple Music  —  Apple has finally jumped into the music streaming race, unveiling Apple Music at WWDC this afternoon.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Apple Music Will Allow Downloads for Offline Listening  —  Apple's forthcoming subscription music service will indeed allow for offline playback of songs or videos, keeping the service on par with rivals such as Spotify.  —  That was a key question left unanswered during either Monday's keynote presentation …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Apple announces version 2 of its Swift programming language, plans to open-source it  —  Apple will open-source its Swift programming language  —  Apple is taking a big step to make its Swift programming language more and more pervasive.  The language's compiler and libraries for iOS …
Apple:
Apple Previews New Apple Watch Software  —  watchOS 2 Introduces Native Third-Party Apps, New Watch Faces & Enhanced Communications Features  —  Apple® today previewed watchOS™ 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch™, giving developers the tools to build faster …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Apple:
Apple Announces OS X El Capitan with Refined Experience & Improved Performance  —  Apple® today announced OS X® El Capitan, a new version of OS X that refines the Mac® experience and improves system performance.  Building on last year's landmark release of OS X Yosemite …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
Molly McHugh / Wired:
Apple Finally Adds Reproductive Health to HealthKit  —  Today, onstage at WWDC, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced a handful of updates for HealthKit: The platform will now track how much water you drink, how often you're sitting, and your UV exposure.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Google's Neal Mohan Expected to Move to Dropbox to Head Product  —  Google vet Neal Mohan is expected to leave the search giant to join Dropbox as its head of product.  —  Re/code had pinged Dropbox and Mohan about rumors of such a move weeks ago.  Sources close to the situation said it was now happening …

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