Obama’s reelection team sought advice from Steve Jobs, plus 4 other Apple stories to read today

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Steve JobsWith so many people writing about Apple, finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy.┬áHere’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • For a somewhat social media-shy company, Apple doesn’t seem like the place you get your social networking advice, but apparently that’s what President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign did. As part of a larger feature, Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, took advice from Steve Jobs last year on how to market Obama on mobile and social platforms.
  • What kind of app discovery and promotion plans does Apple have? The day after the introduction of iOS 6 at WWDC, the company registered two domains: freeonappstore.com and freeonibookstore.com, MacRumors found.
  • In the aftermath of the Path and LinkedIN privacy debacles, this makes sense: Apple is now requiring much more specific user permissions when it comes to what apps can access on your iOS device, CNET writes.
  • Macworld delves into a new feature coming with iOS 6 not mentioned in Monday’s keynote that’s “one part creepy, two parts useful” — Find My Friends adds geofencing.
  • Another feature Apple didn’t sell during Monday’s keynote? The ability to turn on AMBER Alerts and other government-issued emergency alerts right in iOS 6, as Cult of Mac discovered.

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