This Day in Tech: Third-party Twitter apps, LinkedIn's IPO, and more

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Thursday, May 19.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Thursday, May 19.

Twitter beefs up your control over third-party apps
Social network will provide more details on what specific account information a third-party app is requesting, while apps that want to access your direct messages will again need permission. More

LinkedIn soars in first day of trading
Shares of the business social network have doubled this morning from the IPO price of $45. More

Senators press Apple, Google on location privacy
Apple and Google return to Capitol Hill to defend themselves against accusations from politicians who say the companies aren't doing enough to protect customers' location privacy. More

NFC system to let you pay for dinner via cell phone
A new NFC system being ramped up by Verifone and Micros for the restaurant industry would let diners pay their checks through their NFC-equipped mobile phones. More

Bing head says 'traditional search' is dying
Microsoft's Bing search engine director, Stefan Weitz, tells the Huffington Post that the traditional methods of search are "failing" as new ideas take hold. More

The iPad 2's best case scenario, revisited: Looking at Smart Cover-friendly cases
Does a back cover plus Apple's Smart Cover equal the perfect iPad 2 case? We look at some Smart Cover-compatible solutions and put them to the test. More

Iconic Apple stores around the world (photos)
Apple now has more than 320 retail stores around the world, and today marks the 10th anniversary of the company's first two. CNET takes a look at some of Apple's most iconic retail spots. More

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