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June 4, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Apple’s Cook and the iPad versus PC question

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Did Tim Cook really say that? I couldn’t believe my ears at the All Things D conference, the annual powwow of tech and media tycoons. Maybe I had too much sparkling water and shaved prosciutto at the oceanfront reception. But sure enough, last Tuesday, Apple’s new chief executive came right out and said…

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May 30, 2012 at 10:47 AM

D10: Nathan Myhrvold defends patent hoarding

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Former Microsoft research chief Nathan Myhrvold defended the huge business he’s built collecting and enforcing patents. Myhrvold was interviewed at the All Things D conference by co-host Walt Mossberg. Mossberg grilled Myhrvold (right) over whether aggressive patent licensing is stifling innovation and whether the current system is broken. “If the people who…

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May 30, 2012 at 9:22 AM

D10: Zynga boss on Facebook, taking on Xbox Live

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — Zynga Chief Executive Mark Pincus said things haven’t changed too much for his social-gaming company since it went public in December. Zynga and its close partner Facebook underwhelmed investors, but Pincus said the newly public Internet companies are strong regardless of their stock price. He’s being interviewed by Kara Swisher, co-host…

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