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June 9, 2015, 1:55 AM

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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 …
Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
Apple shows off new ‘Move to iOS’ app to make it easier to switch from Android  —  As part of iOS 9, Apple today has announced a new app called Move to iOS that makes the transition from Android to iPhone more seamless for the user.  While the app went unannounced during the WWDC keynote …
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:
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 …
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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 …
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:
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Numbers from WWDC: Siri 40% faster, 100B apps downloaded, $30B paid to developers, 2,500 Apple Pay banks  —  Numbers from WWDC: Siri gets 40% faster, more accurate, 2500 Apple Pay banks, iOS/OS X growth, more  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the company's WWDC keynote presentation today …
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook has scrapped its secret plan to build a $500 million satellite to provide cheap internet in the developing world  —  Facebook has scrapped its secret plan to build a $500 million satellite to provide cheap internet in the developing world  —  Facebook has scrapped its previously unknown plans …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Messaging app Jott works without a data plan or WiFi connection, hits 500K active users in US, mostly junior high and high school students  —  Messaging App Jott Is Blowing Up Among Junior High And High Schoolers  —  As Facebook and YikYak try to grow a younger audience …

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
CNET: eero Labs introduces a new innovation playground for networks.  —  eero is introducing eero Labs to give its customers a chance to try out new features on its mesh Wi-Fi system before they go mainstream.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
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CB Insights:
The Top 100 Venture Capitalists  —  For a third consecutive year, we worked with The New York Times to develop a data-driven ranking of the world's best venture capital partners.  Here are the top 100.

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