May 30, 2012, 5:05 AM

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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Gears Up for New Products  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. - Apple Inc. chief executive Tim Cook teed up big expectations for the world's largest technology company, saying in an interview that the company is preparing to release some “incredible” new products.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Tim Cook On Apple's (Tumultuous) Relationship With Facebook, “Stay Tuned”  —  When asked onstage at D10 about what could be done about the lack of Facebook integration on iOS despite Facebook's formidable 900 million users and Apple's partnership with the much smaller social network Twitter …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Salesforce Set to Snap Up Facebook Friend Buddy Media for More Than $800 Million  —  Enterprise, meet social: Cloud-computing pioneer is close to a deal to acquire Buddy Media, the five-year-old company that helps brands manage their Facebook presence.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Photos: Black and white next-gen metal iPhone backs, mini-dock, taller screen, moved earphone jack present  —  Earlier today, we posted the first image of the back plate for the next-generation iPhone, and now we have received several more images that are very high-resolution.
Yusuf Mehdi / TechNet Blogs:
Xbox Beyond the Box  —  Next week, the Xbox team heads to Los Angeles for E3.  Having recently joined the team, I have the benefit of fresh perspective, and one of the things that has struck me is the amount of opportunities we have ahead.  —  Before joining Xbox, I had the fortune …
Dan Webb / Twitter Engineering:
Improving performance on  —  To connect you to information in real time, it's important for Twitter to be fast.  That's why we've been reviewing our entire technology stack to optimize for speed.  —  When we shipped #NewTwitter in September 2010, we built it around …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
RIM Expects Operating Loss as Bankers Help Company Explore Options  —  Research In Motion, the troubled Canadian company that makes the BlackBerry line of smartphones, just announced that it expects an operating loss in the quarter ending June 2.  —  The company also said it has hired J.P. Morgan …
Roberto Baldwin / Wired:
Sergey Brin Finally Lets Someone Else Wear Google Glass  —  Google's co-founder manipulates the Google Glass touch pad.  Image Capture: Current TV  —  Sergey Brin has once again hit the town with Project Glass — but this time he let someone else wear Google's augmented reality headset.
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
How Twitter Beat Facebook At Its Own Story  —  On the day Facebook went public, all eyes were on its biggest competitor.  Those hazy months when the IPO was just a rumor, the giddy days and hours before the market opened, the hilariously chaotic trading period, the ensuing backlash …
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Amir Efrati / Digits:
Google: Search Activity Rising Following Revamp  —  Google said it has seen a noticeable increase in activity on its vaunted Web-search in the two weeks since the company began one of the biggest search transformations in its history.  —  People doing Web searches now see a big box …
Marie Mawad / Bloomberg:
Technicolor Dissects IPhones In Hunt For Patent Payoff  —  When Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s next iPhone hits store shelves, Technicolor SA (TCH)'s engineers will rush to get the handset — not to make calls or play games, but to rip it apart.  —  Technicolor, an unprofitable French company that invented …
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Andrew Webster / The Verge:
6.4 percent of most popular Windows Phone apps are incompatible with Tango devices  —  We've already seen several instances where low-memory Windows Phone devices like the Lumia 610, which has just 256MB of RAM, simply can't run certain high-profile apps.  But just how bad is the problem?
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Bitly Goes Beyond Link Shortening, But Its Users Are Not Amused  —  Bitly launched a major update and redesign of its link shortening service today that, in the eyes of many of its users, de-emphasizes some of its core feature.  Instead of being able to just copy and paste a link …

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