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May 31, 2012, 11:50 AM

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AllThingsD:
Collected Videos of Late Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs at D, Now Free on iTunes  —  There's lots of video of the late Steve Jobs, primarily from his famous introductions of Apple products over the years and from his oft-quoted Stanford commencement address.  —  But by far the largest trove …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Cricket first pre-paid US carrier to offer iPhone; on $55/month unlimited plan, starting June 22  —  Cricket Communications, a Leap Wireless company, is the latest carrier to offer new Apple iPhone models (the iPhone 4 and 4S to be more specific) in the United States.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Ari Emanuel Wants You to Shut Up and Pay Up  —  The D10 conference kicked off yesterday with a gospel choir and a marching band.  Tonight, we got a pro wrestling match.  —  In one corner: Ari Emanuel, playing the role of “Hollywood guy who thinks Hollywood is in pretty great shape.”
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Microsoft accidentally announces Windows 8 Release Preview for May 31st — a day early — then pulls blog post  —  In a post today on a Microsoft blog, Vice President on the Windows Development team, Chuck Chan, touted the release of the Windows 8 Release Preview to the Windows Dev Center.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Google, Facebook vie for stake in Vevo  —  It's a battle of the tech brands.  —  Both Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg are exploring an investment in Vevo as part of a broader partnership with the music-video service, The Post has learned.
Christine Lagorio / Inc.com:
How Alexis Ohanian Built a Front Page of the Internet  —  Reddit, created by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, was one of the first start-ups out of the Y Combinator program to be acquired, making Ohanian a 23-year-old multimillionaire.  Here's how he did it.
Matthew Lasar / Ars Technica:
25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web  —  Before the World Wide Web did anything, HyperCard did everything.  —  The Computer Lab's Beyond Cyberpunk Hypercard stack  —  Cyberculture.hu  —  Sometime around 1988, my landlady and I cut a deal.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
So Why Is LinkedIn An IPO Standout?  —  Earlier this morning at D10 KPCB analyst Mary Meeker showed a pretty definitive slide about the current state of the public markets with regards to tech companies.  “The private market is in a bubble,” Meeker said, “We have a $1 billion fund …
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Nokia's Struggle Against Apple's iPhone  —  Nokia Corp.'s new top-of-the-line smartphone sells for $200 less than Apple Inc.'s cheapest iPhone 4S.  But under the hood, Nokia actually pays more for the phone's components, according to an analysis—underscoring the challenges …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why we need to blow the article up in order to save it  —  Many media outlets — and not just traditional players like newspapers or magazines, but even some newer and more digital-savvy ones — still think of the article or the story as the bedrock foundation of news and journalism.
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Diffbot Raises $2M to Power Its Learning, Web Browsing Robot  —  The first startup out of Stanford's StartX student accelerator program, website form and content recognition engine Diffbot, is today announcing a $2 million round of funding from a select group of investors including Sky Dayton …
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Grubwithus Raises $5M to Expand Communal Dining Platform  —  Looking to go out to eat with friends, but short on the friends?  Startup Grubwithus was among the first to offer an option for organizing dinners among like-minded individuals who might not know each other in an offline setting, though the idea is catching on.
More: peHUB and GigaOM
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
D10: Oracle's Ellison on cloud computing, sailing and more  —  RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. _ Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison's appearance at the All Things D conference opened, appropriately, with a video ad depicting Oracle catamarans charging through rough water off San Francisco.
Jasmin Melvin / Reuters:
Congress to look at future of Internet control  —  (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers will delve on Thursday into an international debate on whether to hand more control of the Internet to the United Nations, a move many fear would turn it into a political bargaining chip for censorship and global taxes on Web companies.
Caleb Garling / Wired:
Oracle Loses (Yet) Another Battle in War on Google  —  Despite countless setbacks, Oracle continues to argue that Google ripped off its intellectual property Image: MartinBowling/Flickr  —  In the waning Java war between Oracle and Google, Oracle has lost another fight.
More: GigaOM
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YC-Backed GoCardless Launches PayLinks, A Bitly For Payments  —  GoCardless, the Y Combinator-backed startup founded in 2010 by Oxford graduates Hiroki Takeuchi, Tom Blomfield and Matt Robinson, is today launching a new product called PayLinks which aims to be something like a Bit.ly for payments.
More: GigaOM
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Researchers Link Flame Virus to Stuxnet and Duqu  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Security experts have only begun examining the thousands of lines of code that make up Flame, an extensive, data-mining computer virus that has been designed to steal information from computers across the Middle East …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Quip: A New iPad Twitter App With A Focus On Conversations  —  I have often written about the need for developers of third-party Twitter clients to focus on different, fresh experiences aimed at providing a new take on mobile tweeting.  On iOS, as I have previously argued, apps like Tweetbot …
Dan Frommer / ReadWriteWeb:
Tim Cook at the D Conference: Between the Lines  —  Apple boss Tim Cook spoke Tuesday night at the D10 conference, his first major public interview since becoming CEO of Apple last year.  His chat touched on everything from what he learned from Steve Jobs to his big-picture goal for Apple: to build great products, of course.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
iPad Only No More: Inkling Debuts HTML5-Powered E-Book App For The Web  —  Inkling, the San Francisco-based startup that's known for making super slick interactive digital versions of college textbooks and other educational titles for the iPad, has debuted its first ever platform for the web browser.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Orange San Diego revealed: Intel-powered phone to reach UK on June 6th for £200  —  Orange took its time to decide, but now it's settled.  The first European Intel-equipped smartphone is the San Diego, replacing the Santa Clara codename assigned to it since February's Mobile World Congress.

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