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Tim Cook on Steve Jobs, Apple TV and Facebook: The D10 Highlights (Video) (AllThingsD)
The Apple CEO was unwilling to tackle questions about any future product plans during his first appearance on the D10 stage Wednesday night. But Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher were still able to extract all sorts of insight from Cook, on topics ranging from his old relationship with Jobs to his current relationship with Facebook. And yes, he talked about Apple TV -- but only the one he's selling right now. AllFacebook Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook discussed the electronics giant's relationship with Facebook at AllThingsD's D10 Conference, emphasizing one message: "Stay tuned."

Pinterest Analysis: PBS, USA Today Engage With Readers Most Effectively (Poynter)
As a way of measuring engagement, follower counts are a basic metric. But knowing how critical the tweet to retweet ratio is for measuring engagement on Twitter, I sought to apply this principle to Pinterest. I wanted to compare average repin to pin ratios for a variety of local and national news organizations. FishbowlNY For every pin PBS posts, it is repinned six times. Following PBS is USA Today (4.4 repins per pin), Newsweek/The Daily Beast (4.3) and the Journal (4.2).

Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era (NYT)
As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from more well-off families using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites, studies show. This growing time-wasting gap, policy makers and researchers say, is more a reflection of the ability of parents to monitor and limit how children use technology than of access to it.

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