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TC Roundup: Twitter demotes product VP after only six months

Twitter demotes product VP after only six months: Twitter has demoted VP of Product Daniel Graf, the former Google Maps lead that the company hired in April to head its consumer product teams, according to people familiar with the situation.

Twitter VP Kevin Weil has been promoted to VP of product in Graf's place, and will oversee all of Twitter's product moving forward. Weil, who was previously Twitter's VP of revenue products, has been at the company since 2009. (Recode)

Apple CEO says he's 'proud to be gay': Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook said Thursday that he was "proud to be gay," a declaration that puts an openly gay man at the helm of the world's most valuable company.

Rumored for years, the news surprised few who follow the company closely. But it was nonetheless a signal moment in a social and legal transformation that has cut across American life. (The Wall Street Journal)

Google's new bookmarking service, previously called stars, has gone live: Google Stars, the long-rumored bookmarking service from Google, has now publicly launched, but with little fanfare. That Google was working to update its bookmarking service has been known for some time. In May, a developer who had been digging into the service leaked a copy of the "Google Stars" extension, as it was called at the time, while it was still being tested. And now, it seems Google has quietly launched the Stars interface for the "Chrome Bookmark Manager" extension on the Chrome Web store.

The Next Web was among the first to spot the release yesterday, noting that the new extension will completely replace Chrome's old bookmarks interface. (Tech Crunch)

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