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June 14, 2016, 4:55 AM

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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 …
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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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 …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
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 …
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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Apple boasts using differential privacy techniques, like sub-sampling and noise injection, to collect data while protecting user privacy, but some are skeptical  —  Apple, like practically every mega-corporation, wants to know as much as possible about its customers.
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 …
Jamieson Cox / The Verge:
Playstation VR launching in the US October 13th for $399, will cost $499 when bundled with the camera and Move controllers  —  Sony's step into the world of high-end VR finally has an exact release date: October 13th.  The company showed off the PlayStation VR at its E3 press conference this evening …
Apple:
Apple's Swift Playgrounds for iPad is designed to teach kids programming concepts, coming this fall for free  —  SAN FRANCISCO June 13, 2016 Apple® today introduced Swift Playgrounds™, an innovative new app for iPad® that makes learning to code fun and easy for anyone.

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