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June 13, 2016, 10:50 PM

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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.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
iMessages for iOS 10 adds third-party iMessage Apps, rich media, “emojification” of words, bubble and full screen effects, and more  —  Messages is getting a huge overhaul in iOS 10, as revealed onstage at WWDC, including rich media, emoji and a new way for third-party developers to build functions into the system.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple unbundles its native apps like Mail, Maps, Music and more, puts them in the App Store  —  Apple today has made a big change to its suite of native applications for iOS devices, like Mail, Stocks, Compass, Calculator, Watch, Weather and others: it's now making these available as standalone downloads in the iTunes App Store.
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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 …
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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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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