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June 11, 2012, 11:40 AM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Apple's Tim Cook Says Hello: The Full D10 Interview (Video)  —  As promised, we will begin the posting of all the videos from the 10th D: All Things Digital conference today, starting out with the opening night speaker: Apple CEO Tim Cook.  —  Aside from a few short interviews and an investor conference …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Hashtag Pages Could Be The New AOL Keywords — But Better  —  Earlier today, Twitter made its most aggressive grab for TV marketing dollars, with the release of a TV ad during the Pocono 400 and the launch of the corresponding Twitter.com/#NASCAR hashtag page.
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Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook's Growth Spurt Shows Signs of Leveling Off  —  Facebook Inc. went public last month on its prospects for growth.  But in some key areas, the social network's growth rates are already maturing.  —  In particular, Facebook's user growth rate in the U.S. is slowing dramatically.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
Microsoft ‘mulled Nokia buyout, ran away screaming’  —  Why Windows 8 giant will wait for Finns to bleed out some more first  —  Analysis Rumours of a Microsoft buyout of fallen phone champ Nokia have re-emerged, prompted by nothing more, it seems, than Nokia's sickly share price.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Andy Rubin denies rumor he's leaving Google, cites 900k Android activations per day  —  Earlier today, Robert Scoble posted a rumor on his Google+ feed that Android boss Andy Rubin was preparing to leave Google to join a stealth-mode startup called CloudCar, a company that even the ultra-connected Scoble says he knows nothing about.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Google reaches landmark agreement with French publishers to digitize out-of-print books  —  Google has been on the receiving end of a number of lawsuits in recent times, for varying reasons.  Last year we reported that three French publishers were suing the Internet giant for almost €10m …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With $20 Billion In Consumer Debt Under Management, Credit Sesame Closes $12 Million Series B  —  Personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum) Credit Sesame has just secured $12 million in Series B funding.  The round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, and included participation …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Facebook is eating the world, except for China and Russia: World map of social networks  —  (Click here for a larger version of the world map of social networks)  —  Twice a year (in June and in December), social media strategist Vincenzo Cosenza updates his ‘world map of social networks’ …
Michael Oliveira / The Globe and Mail:
How Facebook and Google manage users who hate every redesign  —  Jon Wiley, the lead designer behind Google's home page, is used to taking heat any time he fiddles with the search giant's iconic stark-white design - no matter how small the change may be.  Early on in his tenure …
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
The Future Fruits Of Apple + Facebook  —  When CEO Tim Cook kept saying “stay tuned” at D10 about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally.  Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook.
Reuters:
Analysis: Stakes high as “Wintel” puts all its chips on Windows 8  —  (Reuters) - The world of Wintel - Microsoft, Intel and the Taiwan-based companies that build the computers their products power and run on - is taking a huge collective bet on Windows 8.  —  And while this week's Computex trade show …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
DOJ tries to block return of data to MegaUpload user  —  The U.S. government, MegaUpload and a former user of the cloud-storage locker, can't agree on what should be done with legitimate; user data.  —  (Credit: Greg Sandoval/CNET)  —  Returning videos to Kyle Goodwin, a former MegaUpload user …

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