The 4 Biggest Stories in Tech, Social Media & Business This Morning
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. We’re keeping our eyes on four particular stories of interest today.
Apple Unveils iCloud, iOS 5 & More
At its developer conference Monday, Apple announced its much-anticipated iCloud service; that the next version of Mac OS X, Lion, will be out in July for $29.99; that its next-generation mobile software, iOS 5, will be deeply integrated with Twitter, offer wireless syncing, its own messaging service and Newsstand, and more.
Rep. Weiner Admits to Tweeting Lewd Picture
Admitting that he had “not been honest with myself, my family and my constituents,” Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed at a press conference Monday that he sent a lewd photo via Twitter and that he had since lied about his account being hacked.
HTC Reports Strong May Sales
HTC says it generated $1.42 billion in sales in May, which is more than double than the same month in 2010 and a solid improvement from April’s $1.35 billion.
Xbox Live Getting Live TV, YouTube & Voice Search
Microsoft unveiled a redesigned version of Xbox Live at E3 Monday, one that includes more voice commands, YouTube integration and live television.
* Tuesday is World IPv6 Day, and Google is leading the charge to test and adopt the new Internet Protocol.
* As expected, former CBS Evening News anchor Kate Couric has signed a multiyear contract with Disney/ABC Television Group to host her own nationally syndicated talk show and join the ABC News team.
* Sony’s next-generation handheld gaming system, the PlayStation Vita, made its official debut at E3 Monday.
* Microsoft has released a trailer for Halo 4.
* Note-taking platform Evernote now has more than 10 million registered users, up 67% from January.
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