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May 4, 2012, 3:25 PM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Board Will “Review” Resume Discrepancy of CEO  —  Yahoo just released a statement that its board will “review” today's revelation that the bio of its CEO Scott Thompson contained an error related to his educational achievements and will make “appropriate disclosure” about what happened.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
In 2009 Interview, Yahoo CEO Does Not Deny He Has a CS Degree and Calls Himself an “Engineer” (Audio)  —  On March 25, 2009, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson — when he was then president of PayPal — appeared on the TechNation radio show to talk about the revival of the eBay payments unit.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Scott Thompson Resume Scandal Is Not ‘An Inadvertent Mistake’ — He Also Claimed Comp Sci Degree As CTO Of PayPal  —  Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, is under fire for telling the SEC (and Yahoo's board) that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he does not have one.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Anand Lal Shimpi / AnandTech:
The iPad 2,4 Review: 32nm Brings Better Battery Life  —  When Apple launched the 3rd generation iPad (as the new iPad), it also dropped the price of the entry-level 16GB WiFi iPad 2 to $399.  Apple's products tend to hold their values exceptionally well, so this two-tablet strategy made sense.
Carl Franzen / TPM IdeaLab:
How OpenStreetMap Got Apple To Give It Due Credit  —  Apple has finally given credit where credit was due: To OpenStreetMap, a crowdsourced world map that Apple recently began using in its iPhoto app without proper attribution.  —  “Apple attributes OSM in iPhoto,” OpenStreetMap's official …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Nokia and execs hit with lawsuit alleging fraud over meager Lumia sales, failed turnaround  —  Troubled Finnish phone giant Nokia is increasingly troubled, unicorns be damned.  —  The latest bad news for the phone maker: along with high-ranking executives Stephen Elop (CEO) and Timo Ihamuotila …
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites — now  —  The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require the firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance.  —  In meetings with industry representatives …
Sara Forden / Bloomberg:
Google Said to Face Fine by U.S. Over Apple Safari Breach  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) is negotiating with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over how big a fine it will have to pay for its breach of Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s Safari Internet browser, a person familiar with the matter said.
AnandTech:
Samsung Galaxy S III Performance Preview: It's Fast  —  Earlier today Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S III, at the heart of which is Samsung's new Exynos 4 Quad SoC.  Fortunately we got a ton of hands on time with the device at Samsung's unpacked event in London and are able to bring …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Judge says Google's Android lost money in 2010  —  Google Inc's Android mobile platform resulted in a net loss for the company in every quarter of 2010, despite generating roughly $97.7 million in revenue for the first quarter of that year, a U.S. judge said in court.
David Kravets / Wired:
Feds Seized Hip-Hop Site for a Year, Waiting for Proof of Infringement  —  Federal authorities who seized a popular hip-hop music site based on the assertions from the Recording Industry Association of America that it was linking to four “pre-release” music tracks gave it back more than a …
Diego Basch / Diego Basch's Blog:
A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi  —  On March 20th, 2000 Inktomi had a market capitalization of 25 billion dollars.  As a relatively early employee, I was a multimillionaire on paper.  Life was good.  In the next year and a half the stock went down by 99.9%.  In the end, Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo for 250M.
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Heads up, Intel: TSMC cranks up ARM chip to 3GHz  —  ARM Cortex A9.  —  (Credit: ARM)  —  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has ripped a page right out of the Intel playbook.  —  TSMC announced today that a chip rolling off its advanced 28-nanometer manufacturing process …
Cody / iDownloadBlog.com:
How text editing on the iPad should be  —  If you've ever spent any kind of time editing text on the iPad, you know that there has to be a better solution.  Placing your cursor in a certain spot in a sentence or paragraph can be difficult.  And between letters?  Forget about it.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
SquareTrade's warranty now covers jailbroken iPhones  —  The third-party warranty service says it now covers iPhones that have been jailbroken, something that voids typical warranties.  Third-party gadget warranty service SquareTrade today expanded its coverage, and now supports jailbroken iPhones.
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Verizon reps push 4G Android over iPhone  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Want to buy an iPhone?  Verizon would really, really like you to consider an alternative.  —  Anecdotal evidence is stacking up on chat forums and other outlets from people who say that Verizon Wireless' sales representatives …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Huffington's Role Shrinks at AOL  —  Executive Says Shift Will Free Her to Focus on Her Namesake News Site as It Gears Up to Expand Abroad  —  Arianna Huffington acknowledged Thursday that her portfolio at AOL Inc. is being scaled back to include only the Huffington Post …
Jeremy Wagstaff / Reuters:
In a Samsung Galaxy far, far away ... will Android still rule?  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics is the world's largest smartphone manufacturer and biggest user of Google's Android operating system.  —  And, for some, that's the problem.  —  Samsung's meteoric rise …

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