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June 13, 2016, 7:40 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.
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.
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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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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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