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June 7, 2021, 1:40 PM

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Apple:
Live stream of Apple's WWDC 2021 keynote  —  Apple Keynote June 7, 2021
The Verge:
Live blog of WWDC 2021 keynote, where iOS and iPadOS 15, with improvements to notifications and iMessages, are expected, and new MacBook Pros could be unveiled  —  Apple's 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference is upon us again, and we will be tracking all of the new software announcements from the keynote.
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple details new iOS 15 features: notification summaries, Live Text in photos, new ways to share in Messages, and updates to Wallet, Weather, and Maps  —  Apple today previewed iOS 15, the company's next major update for the iPhone, featuring new video calling capabilities, improvements to Messages …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
As part of iOS 15, Apple updates FaceTime with spatial audio, voice isolation, SharePlay for experiencing video and music together, a web-based version, more  —  Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 15, the next version of its operating system for iPhone users.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
A better metaphor to describe Apple than “walled garden” is as a carrier, like Verizon, with an intense focus on increasing average revenue per user  —  As we await the beginning of Apple's latest WWDC keynote and all of the new software products it will unveil, let's talk about metaphors.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
France's competition authority says Google agreed to pay a fine of nearly $270M and promised to make it easier for competitors to use its ad tools  —  Deal with competition authority resolves complaint over the firm's digital advertising tactics  —  PARIS— Alphabet Inc.'s Google agreed …
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
Apple paid millions to settle a woman's claims that, after sending her iPhone to Apple for repair, technicians uploaded her nude photos to her Facebook account  —  Technicians posted the private photos and video from her iPhone after she sent it to Apple for repair, according to legal documents
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Facebook says it will show creators who are using its new tools how much Apple, Google, and others take as a cut of their earnings, through a payout interface  —  The company will launch a new interface showing how fees affect earnings  —  Less than two hours before Apple's big Worldwide …
New York Times:
Analysis of Trump's social media engagement before and after bans shows a significant drop but some posts still receive equal engagement due to amplification  —  When Facebook and Twitter barred Donald J. Trump from their platforms after the Capitol riot in January, he lost direct access to his most powerful megaphones.
Annie Lowrey / The Atlantic:
A look at the rise of the meditation app Calm, downloaded by 100M+ users and valued at $2B, which aims to make meditation easy, friendly, and accessible  —  cathedral-like mountain towers above me; a lake laps at my feet; sunshine distilled through pine needles warms my skin.  Close your eyes, a voice intones.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Jeff Bezos says he and his brother Mark will fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight on July 20 alongside an auction winner  —  Jeff Bezos is going to be one of the passengers on his spaceflight company Blue Origin's first ever human space launch on July 20.

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