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May 29, 2012, 11:35 PM

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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.
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.
Amazon.com:
Amazon Instant Video Now Available on Xbox 360, with Access to ‘Your Video Library’ and Prime Instant Video  —  Customers can now watch the latest movies and TV episodes on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and use Kinect for Xbox 360 to find and play videos with the wave of a hand or sound of their voice
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 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 …
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Big Spenders Push Ad Line, But Facebook Holds Ground  —  Can Newly Public Company Withstand Demands for Ads That Interrupt User Experience?  —  GM wanted to brand Facebook.  And Facebook wasn't selling.  —  In a now-notorious meeting between General Motors Global CMO Joel Ewanick …
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.
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 …
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T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
HTC says One X and Evo 4G LTE have cleared US customs, are in compliance with ITC rulings  —  HTC says that it has completed the review process with US customs, and that “HTC devices have been released, as they are in compliance with the ITC's ruling.”  The company's One X and Evo 4G LTE phones …
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 …
Evan Ackerman / Automaton:
Japanese MH-2 Shoulder Robot Wants To Be Your Friend, Literally  —  Nobody likes being alone, and Japanese researchers from Yamagata University are developing a robot to make sure you'll never have to be alone again: the MH-2 wearable miniature humanoid lives on your shoulder and can be remotely inhabited …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Xamarin abandons its Silverlight for Linux technology  —  Summary: Moonlight, the open-source implementation of Silverlight for Linux and Unix, is no more.  —  Given the continued downplaying by Microsoft of Silverlight, it shouldn't be too surprising that the Moonlight implementation of Silverlight for Linux/Unix is no more.

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