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Coming to a City Near You: Apple to Do Tech Talks

With its June Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco selling out immediately, Apple said that — along with posting videos of the event — it would also be hosting “Tech Talks in a city near you.” No details yet, it sounds like the tech giant is going into the concert business for geeks again — it had done such talks with Apple developers at the time of the iOS 5 release.

Exclusive: Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Departs (For Start-Ups Unknown)

A top-level departure at the social networking giant, especially in the wake of continued intense media and investor scrutiny over its rocky IPO last month.
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Apple’s Tim Cook Says Hello: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

As we promised, the full videos of the 10th D: All Things Digital conference interviews begin today.
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Apple’s WWDC Keynote Will Be Held June 11

Apple has finally revealed the date for its annual WWDC keynote address.
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Apple’s WWDC 2012 Already Sold Out

Apple will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 11 through June 15 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, the company said this morning. But if you’re hoping to attend, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Tickets for the event sold out about two hours after they first went on sale. That’s 10 hours faster than the $1,600 tickets sold out last year.

What About Oakland Coliseum For WWDC 2012?

Ten hours. That’s all it took for this year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference to sell out. Tickets went on sale at 8:30 AM ET Monday and by 6:30 PM there were none left.

Aliph Collaboration Deal With Cisco for Jawbones in the Workplace Launches

In April, Cisco unveiled a wide-ranging collaboration with Aliph–a San Francisco start-up that is famous for the noise-canceling Jawbone Bluetooth mobile headset–to deploy its software and device in Cisco’s IP phones in the enterprise. It launches today. The idea is to use the Jawbone device and the software that manages it to allow workers to move around an office and have the call move with them, echoing increasingly mobile consumer behavior.

Apple’s Total Gross Profit From the App Store Since Launch: $189 million

Apple’s iTunes App Store may be the biggest mobile application around, but it’s not much of a revenue generator. The company claims it runs the App Store at “a bit over break-even,” and according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, that is indeed the case.

An iPhone 4 Review Roundup

“This is really hot,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said of the iPhone 4 when he unveiled it at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month. And the pundits seem to agree. The first reviews of the device began rolling in Tuesday afternoon and they are largely glowing. After the jump, excerpts from a few of them.

IPhone 4: Thanks for the Memory

Walt & Kara Get Some FaceTime