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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 30, 2012

Happy Wednesday, everyone. It's almost the end of the fifth month of the year, which means summer is just ahead. Time is flying by, but while we have your attention, let's go over what made news today. You gamer fans will love this first one - Sony PlayStation 4 tipped for 2013. And while we're speaking to the gaming peeps out there, you have to check this out - Doom 3 BFG Edition demo trailer unleashed. Moving onto other forms of media, to pay TV - Verizon doubling Fios speed to 300mbps.

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Cook talks Apple aquisitions at D10

Cook talks Apple aquisitions at D10

This week Tim Cook spoke at the most recent All Things D conference in their opening ceremony about a great many things, not least of them on how Apple plans on continuing their pattern of purchasing smaller companies. Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg inquired with Cook as to why companies like Facebook and Twitter have different amounts of integration with Apple's mobile products, this leading Cook to note that as far as Facebook goes: "We have great respect for them. I think we can do more with them. ... They have their way of doing things, but people could say the same thing about us." This lead directly into Swisher's next question on whether or not Cook saw Apple making more acquisitions of companies in the future.

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Where Tim Cook Goes, the Industry Follows

Where Tim Cook Goes, the Industry Follows

Like it or not - approve of Apple or otherwise - but when CEO speaks he shapes the direction of the whole electronics industry. Cook's appearance at the All Things D event this week wasn't the first time the chief exec has taken the stage at a high-profile event, but if past evidence is anything to go by, his comments will already be causing ripples among an industry that's by turns envious, admiring and aggressively anti the Apple behemoth.

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Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

This week Tim Cook did what will certainly go down in history as a landmark interview with the folks at All Things D, and today several highlights from this D10 talk are available online. Below what you'll see is a selection of great moments in the talk with the Apple CEO that we've also got covered in individual post form if you're in a reading mode instead. This interview took place between Cook, Kara Swisher, and Walt Mossberg and explored subjects ranging between China and Steve Jobs, convergence and charity, and of course what we'll be seeing this year at WWDC.

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Tim Cook pushes Apple manufacturing in USA at D10

Tim Cook pushes Apple manufacturing in USA at D10

When asked at the All Things D conference by Kara Swisher why Apple does not have its own factories in China, Tim Cook spoke highly of the plants already in place. "We decided a decade ago that there were things Apple could do best and that there were other things that somebody else can do as well or better. Manufacturing was one of those. I think that's still true." Cook's comments come at a time when critics have been relatively silent on manufacturing plants such as Foxconn, while Walk Mossberg continues to question him on the subject.

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Tim Cook reaffirms no future hybrid Apple products

Tim Cook reaffirms no future hybrid Apple products

Speaking this week with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of All Things D at the D10 conference in his first-ever interview with the pair, Tim Cook was asked why Microsoft's approach with Windows 8 was wrong. Asked specifically by Mossberg why Microsoft's approach of putting a single operating system on tablets, PCs, and devices that are a hybrid of the two (touchscreen notebooks, for example) is the wrong way to go, Cook took the opportunity (again) to tear the two devices apart in Apple's eyes once more.

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Apple CEO talks sharing: “In this area I want people to copy us”

Apple CEO talks sharing: “In this area I want people to copy us”

When Tim Cook talks sharing, he's not speaking about moving images from one phone to another, he means the opposite of greed, speaking this week at D10 on how Apple will expand its chairity work in the future. "To whom much is given, much is expected" noted Cook, expanding on an employee chairity donation matching program Apple has in place. Cook let it be known that by using a system such as this, Apple can do good without having to form lots of committees and commit undue time where it isn't needed. Cook spoke: "I think we can do even more so we are looking at some things - maybe that is a change."

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Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs at D10

Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs at D10

This week at the All Things D conference Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about his late friend, mentor, and co-worker Steve Jobs. The talk Cook had with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg explored many things inside and outside of Apple, but perhaps most importantly he made sure the world knew that he was dedicated to a strong future. When asked how Apple is different with him as CEO, Cook began by saying "I learned a lot from Steve. It was absolutely one of the saddest days of my life when he passed away."

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