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June 9, 2015, 1:45 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:
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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Associated Press:
HP to pay $100M to settle case tied to Autonomy deal  —  PALO ALTO — Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated acquisition of software maker Autonomy will cost another $100 million, as the personal computer and printer maker prepares to settle class-action litigation tied to the 2011 deal.
More: SiliconBeat, HP and PCWorld
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Brit+Co Confirms $20M Raise Led By Intel, Acquires How-To App Snapguide  —  Big news today for Brit + Co., the lifestyle media and e-commerce business aimed at people interested in crafty projects.  The startup has confirmed that it's raised $20 million in funding, and it has acquired user …
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Intel Capital pledges to invest $125M in startups run by women and minorities, part of Intel's $300M pledge for diversity  —  Intel pledges $125 million for start-ups that back women, minorities  —  Following up on its earlier pledge to spend $300 million over the next five years to improve diversity …
More: BuzzFeed
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.

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