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May 30, 2012, 1:40 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 …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Cook Reveals More Details About Apple's Product Naming Policies, And Yes, The ‘S’ Stands For Siri  —  Apple's product naming polices can be somewhat confusing and arbitrary: And today an audience member at the D10 conference called Apple CEO Tim Cook out on the somewhat bizarre nomenclature …
More: MacRumors, CNET and iMore
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.
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 and BuzzFeed
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 …
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 …
More: CNET
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 …
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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