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June 9, 2015, 12:00 PM

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Major Nelson / Xbox Wire:
New Xbox One 1TB Console Unveiled, Xbox One 500GB Console Reduced to $349  —  Next week, Xbox is kicking off the biggest games week of the year as we head to Los Angeles for E3 2015 where we'll showcase the best lineup in Xbox history.  But before the lights go up and we take the stage …
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Apple Music  —  Spotify killer?  Or Ping 2.0?  Apple today finally announced its move into on-demand music streaming with the unveiling of Apple Music.  Now the question is whether Apple Music will be a hit with the public, bringing legions of new users to streaming and stealing from competitors.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Spotify plans more competitive pricing to match Apple Music's family plan of $14.99 for up to six people  —  Spotify plans to match Apple Music's very cheap family plan  —  Apple rolled out its new music service today.  It has the very original name of Apple Music.
New York Times:
In China, Uber pays drivers bonuses of up to 3X the fare, to establish itself in the country  —  Uber Spends Heavily to Establish Itself in China  —  HONG KONG — Uber is spending money at a breakneck rate to crack the China market — even paying its drivers more than the fares they collect.
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
Hospira hospital drug pump vulnerability lets hacker remotely send fatal dose  —  Hacker Can Send Fatal Dose to Hospital Drug Pumps  —  When security researcher Billy Rios reported earlier this year that he'd found vulnerabilities in a popular drug infusion pump that would allow a hacker …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Apple to require 6-digit passcodes on newer iPhones, iPads under iOS 9  —  Stronger passcode ups the ante: there will be one million possible permutations.  —  As part of its iOS 9 announcement on Monday, Apple revealed that all newer iDevices equipped with TouchID and running the newer version …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Martha C. White / New York Times:
Airlines restrict data sharing with third-party fare comparison sites to push bookings via their own sites  —  Seeking More Bookings, Airlines Limit Sites That Show Their Fares  —  When Josh Marion had to book a last-minute business trip to New York, he knew the plane ticket wouldn't be cheap.
Daniel Tyson / Ausdroid:
Google Play's Family Friendly section goes live in Google Play store and on the web  —  Updated: [Google Play on Android too] Google Play's Family Friendly section goes live on the web  —  Announced at Google I/O 2015 last month, Google's new Family Friendly section of Google Play is now live.
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:

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