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June 13, 2016, 2:45 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2B, Jeff Weiner to remain CEO, reporting to Satya Nadella  —  Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share …
Satya Nadella / Microsoft:
Satya Nadella email to employees on acquisition of LinkedIn  —  I'm excited to share that today Microsoft announced a deal to acquire LinkedIn.  You can see how Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, and I envision the opportunity ahead in this public presentation.
Jeff Weiner / LinkedIn Pulse:
In email to staff, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner assures employees the company will be a “fully independent entity within Microsoft”  —  This is the email I sent to LinkedIn's global workforce today.  I thought it might be interesting to others, too, so I've decided to publish it publicly.
Recode:
With LinkedIn buy, Microsoft is buying the company organization chart for the whole world  —  CEO Satya Nadella says the acquisition will be “key to our bold ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes.”  —  Microsoft missed the mobile wave.  Now Satya Nadella says he's …
Apple:
Live stream of Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote address viewable in Safari, Microsoft Edge, and on Apple TV  —  Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology.  HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7. or later, a Mac with Safari 6..5 or later …
The Verge:
Live blog of Apple's WWDC 2016 keynote address  —  Hey there!  We expect things to kick off at around 10am PT on Monday.  Stay tuned!  In the meantime, here is what we are expecting Apple to announce at WWDC 2016.  And Apple also jumped the gun an announced some major changes to the App Store …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Microsoft debuts Xbox One S, 40% smaller than original Xbox One, 4K Ultra HD support, available in August for $399 with 2TB HD; 500GB version coming for $299  —  The Xbox One just got a lot smaller.  Announced today at E3 in Los Angeles (and leaked a day earlier), the new Xbox One S takes …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple debuts watchOS 3 with faster app loading, swipe-up Control Center, Scribble handwriting recognition, Activity Sharing, SOS feature, more  —  WatchOS 3 has arrived.  Apple just announced the new version of its smartwatch operating system during the keynote presentation of its Worldwide Developer's Conference.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple unveils macOS Sierra with Siri, Apple Pay support, auto unlock, universal clipboard  —  Apple has announced the next version of OS X — and the first thing you need to know is that it has a brand-new name: macOS.  This particular iteration will be known as macOS Sierra.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat rolls out Snap Ads Between Stories, a new Ads API, and many ad improvements; all ads will be reviewed  —  Snapchat is ready to make the big bucks that could let it go public thanks to a slew of important updates to its ads offering.  They'll give advertisers the spotlight …

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Microsoft:
Showcasing Industrial IoT innovations at Hannover Messe 2018  —  This week at the world's largest industrial fair, customers and partners display how they're betting on Microsoft, from cloud to edge devices.
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