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May 31, 2012, 5:40 AM

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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.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Beneath contempt: The Apple TV business model  —  Last year we sold ... 2.8 million Apple TVs.  This year, just in the first six months of our year we've sold 2.7.  Tim Cook at D10 1:45.  I note the “our” in “our year”.  This implies fiscal year (that and the fact that he spoke in the past tense …
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.”
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Once Deemed Evil, Google Now Embraces “Paid Inclusion”  —  Back when Google was an upstart search engine, one way it distinguished itself was to fight against a pay-to-play business model called “paid inclusion.”  Indeed, paid inclusion was one of the original sins Google listed as part of its “Don't Be Evil” creed.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Let's Have Some Fun Reading Way Too Much Into the Preliminary Schedule for WWDC 2012  —  “We're going to double down on secrecy on products.”  —Tim Cook, yesterday at the D10 conference  —  I've long compared Apple punditry to Cold War-era Kremlinology — to predict or analyze an opaque …
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.
More: The Verge
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Aaron Sorkin talks about future Steve Jobs movie, impact of technology on his writing  —  You don't have to look far to get a grasp on who Aaron Sorkin is — he wrote A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Moneyball and The Social Network, for starters …
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:
Facebook Can't Have a Phone Until It Becomes an Operating System  —  One thing to realize about Facebook is that it is a platform.  A platform allows developers and companies to build on top of it, build apps for it and interact with it through a variety of mediums.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
That's Amore: Has Apple Bought Italian Music Editing Startup Redmatica?  —  Everyone is focused on what hardware product Apple might launch next, but out of Italy comes reported news of a software development: the company has bought Redmatica, a small startup that specializes in digital music-editing apps.
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
Are Facebook Pages Getting Less Traffic From Google & Bing?  —  This January Google launched “Search Plus Your World (SPYW),” a service that drastically customized search results based on social connections while bolstering visibility of Google+ products.  While the new changes absolutely …
More: The Verge and CNET
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
MegaUpload asks U.S. court to dismiss piracy charges  —  The cloud-storage service accused of piracy says the U.S. lacked jurisdiction and “should have known” that before taking down the service and throwing its founder in jail.  —  Follow @sandoCNET  —  MegaUpload's attorneys have asked …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Korea Fair Trade Commission Raids Google.  Again.  —  Google is in hot water in South Korea again.  —  The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) raided Google's offices in Seoul on Monday, people familiar with the matter say.  This is the second time the agency has busted …
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 …
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.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Kleiner Perkins Partner John Doerr Speaks Out On Lawsuit: “Our Firm Does Not Discriminate Based On Gender”  —  John Doerr, the longtime partner at Silicon Valley venture capital stalwart Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers who is perhaps the firm's most recognizable public face …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Sean Parker: Why Did Spotify Take So Long to Get Stateside?  It Could Have Been Apple.  —  Before Spotify finally hit the U.S. less than a year ago, streaming-music proponents the world around lauded the company.  But while the app was available in Europe and other countries since 2010 …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Harvard prof to chair FCC's net neutrality advisory committee  —  Includes reps from AT&T, Comcast, Netflix, Disney, CDT, and several academics.  —  The Federal Communications Commission has named an Open Internet Advisory Committee to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the FCC's network neutrality regime.

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