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What to expect at Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference | Recode Daily: June 13, 2016

An Apple Music makeover and an AI reveal.

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.Amazon and Google have announced ambitious plans for AI-powered search assistants, and Apple is expected to do the same at its Worldwide Developers Conference today. An Apple Music makeover is also on the agenda but Apple is going to have to do a lot more to start catching up with Spotify.
[Dan Frommer | Recode]

.As of now, we know that the 50 people murdered at an LGBT club in Orlando were killed by security worker Omar Mateen, who had been previously investigated by the FBI, and legally purchased the weapons he used in the shooting. As the investigation proceeds, law enforcement officials will be particularly focused on what Mateen did with his phone and social media accounts.
[Arik Hesseldahl | Recode]

.Ahead of potential federal sanctions, Walgreens has officially killed its blood testing partnership with Theranos. This means that the startup has lost virtually all of its consumer business.
[Michael Siconolfi, Christopher Weaver and John Carreyrou | The Wall Street Journal]

.On the new Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Chelsea Handler talks about her jump to Netflix from late-night cable, Snapchat, final-year Barack Obama, Donald Trump and the state of celebrity gossip.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]

.Major American media companies like Disney have long banked on China as a growth market, but Chinese censors are making that increasingly difficult by more tightly regulating foreign media presence in the country.
[Lillian Lin | The Wall Street Journal]

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