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May 30, 2012, 12:45 AM

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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple CEO Tim Cook in the Hot Seat at D  —  While he has presided over a number of events since taking over as Apple CEO last year, Tuesday night promises to offer a new look inside the mind of Tim Cook.  —  Cook, as Steve Jobs did several times during his career, is taking the stage at D …
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Tim Cook says Apple is ‘very serious’ about doubling down on secrecy  —  Already known as one of the most secretive companies in the world, Apple plans to become even more protective going forward, the company's chief executive said in an interview on Tuesday.
More: Engadget and The Verge
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Most Important Lesson Tim Cook Learned From Steve Jobs: “Focus Is Key”  —  In his first major public interview since replacing Steve Jobs as CEO, Tim Cook took the stage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the tenth annual All Things D conference to talk about the state of a post-Jobs Apple.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Salesforce Set to Snap Up Facebook Friend Buddy Media for More Than $800 Million  —  Enterprise, meet social: Cloud-computing pioneer Salesforce.com 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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google launches Chromebook, Chromebox & gets it right  —  We often joke Google is like the old Microsoft — getting things wrong, bumbling its way into new markets, and getting things right on the third try.  This seems to be quite true of Google's efforts to develop a cloud PC.
David Pierce / The Verge:
New Samsung Chromebook & Chromebox review: Chrome OS grows up  —  2012 is the year of Chrome OS — or so we're told.  When we spoke with Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, he told us that this is the culmination of “a long, slow march” for Google's cloud-based operating system.
Dan Webb / Twitter Engineering:
Improving performance on twitter.com  —  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 …
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.
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 …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Apple's Crystal Prison and the Future of Open Platforms  —  Two weeks ago, Steve Wozniak made a public call for Apple to open its platforms for those who wish to tinker, tweak and innovate with their internals.  —  EFF supports Wozniak's position: while Apple's products have many virtues …
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 …
More: Gizmodo
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 …
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?

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