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June 8, 2015, 7:00 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.
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.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
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 …
Ben Popper / 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.
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
How Apple's new music service compares to what's out there right now  —  Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook takes the stage during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013 in San Francisco, California June 10, 2013.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam  The newly announced Apple Music …
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 …
Kyle Russell / TechCrunch:
watchOS 2 coming this fall; SDK allows developers to create native apps and complications, access microphone, speaker, and crown  —  Apple Unveils The Apple Watch Native App SDK  —  The Apple Watch just became a much more interesting development platform with the announcement of watchOS 2 …
Peter Burrows / Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple is building its own content delivery network, considers designing own servers and networking equipment for its data centers  —  Apple Said to Build High-Speed Network for Fast Content Delivery  —  Apple Inc. is assembling a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers …
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:
Apple announces Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan coming for free this fall with revamped Spotlight search, better window management, improved performance, Metal API  —  Apple Announces Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan  —  At its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple just announced …
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 …
Yasmin Khan / Skype Blogs:
Skype Translator Preview coming to Skype for Windows desktop app by end of summer  —  Skype Translator Preview Is Coming to the Skype for Windows Desktop App  —  To bring Skype Translator into more people's lives, today we are happy to announce that the Skype Translator preview technology …

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