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May 26, 2015, 4:35 AM

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Stephen Fry / Telegraph:
Jony Ive talks about his new role as Apple's chief design officer as he relinquishes day-to-day management duties to Richard Howarth and Alan Dye  —  When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed tech geek talks to Apple's newly promoted chief design officer
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook memo: Jony Ive to remain responsible for overall design, Alan Dye moves to VP of UI design, Richard Howarth to VP of industrial design, starting July 1  —  Jony Ive promoted to ‘Chief Design Officer,’ handing off managerial duties July 1st [Tim Cook Memo]  —  Alan Dye, Jony Ive, and Richard Howarth
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Sources: Twitter has held talks to acquire Flipboard in an all-stock deal valued at over $1B, but talks are now stalled  —  Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard  —  Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge …
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Charter may announce it is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.1B, Bright House Networks will also be merged into the combined company  —  Charter Near Deal for Time Warner Cable at $195 a Share  —  Charter Communications Inc. is near an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable Inc …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
An exclusive early look at the new standalone Google Photos app on Android  —  An Exclusive Early Look At The New Google Photos App  —  We've been hearing for a very long time - virtually ever since Vic Gundotra left Google+, with more rumors springing up recently - that Photos …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram sends “Highlights” email digests to re-engage users, its first promotional emails  —  An Aging Instagram Tries To Win Us Back With Email “Highlights”  —  Four and a half years is a lot of pretty pictures.  Instagram isn't as young as it used to be, and it doesn't want long-time users to slip away from its app.
George Anders / MIT Technology Review:
How Firefox OS for mobile devices got started, developed carrier and vendor partnerships, and then was blindsided by cheap Android phones  —  Firefox Maker Battles to Save the Internet—and Itself  —  Mozilla helped an open Web flourish in the 2000s.  Now it's struggling to play a meaningful role on mobile devices.

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