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


Steve JobsWith so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’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(s LNKD) 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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