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June 13, 2016, 8:20 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2B in cash, paying $196/share, a 50% premium on Friday's closing price; 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 …
Apple:
Apple announces iOS 10: developer preview available today, public beta in July, final release this fall  —  SAN FRANCISCO — June 13, 2016 — Apple® today previewed iOS 10, the biggest release ever of the world's most advanced mobile operating system, featuring a huge update to Messages …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Apple announces iOS 10 with “Raise to wake”, expanded use of 3D Touch, homescreen widgets for apps, redesigned lock screen with richer notifications  —  Siri might be grabbing the spotlight at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference 2016, but the company's biggest software star …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Apple opens up Siri to app developers through an API in iOS 10  —  Apple announced today that it will be opening up Siri to third-party developers through an API, giving outside apps the ability to activate from Siri's voice commands, and potentially endowing Siri with a wide range of new skills and datasets.
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Apple's new Home iOS app consolidates control over home devices, integrates with Siri, allows users to define actions based on entering geofenced areas  —  Today at Apple's WWDC 2016 conference, Apple SVP Craig Federighi announced a major update to Apple's Internet of Things platform, HomeKit.
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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 …
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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.
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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.
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Apple unveils updated tvOS with single sign-on feature, dark mode, YouTube Siri search, more; new apps launching soon include Sling and Fox Sports Go  —  Apple just announced minor updates to the operating system that powers the Apple TV.  The news comes from Apple SVP Eddy Cue from the company's developer's conference WWDC.
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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