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June 13, 2016, 7:10 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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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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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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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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
Planned maintenance of our US Data Center: July 7th, 2018 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST  —  We have planned a network infrastructure upgrade on our primary data center in the USA on July 7th, 2018 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM PST.

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