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May 31, 2012, 11:15 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 …
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
RIAA Accuses Google Of Not Doing Enough To Fight Piracy, But May Be Guilty Of Not Doing Enough Itself  —  The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has once again come out swinging at Google, saying the company isn't doing enough to fight copyright infringement online.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Reeling ACTA treaty rejected by three European Parliament committees  —  ACTA faces a final vote by the full European Parliament in July.  —  Momentum against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement continued to build on Thursday as three different committees of the European Parliament voted not to recommend adoption of the treaty.
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.

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Microsoft:
Changing the world, 1 billion sensors at a time  —  What would you do if you had a billion sensors?  Design students around the world tackled that question at Design Expo.  Take a look at some of the fascinating projects …
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