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May 4, 2012, 7:45 PM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Loeb Demands Yahoo Board Fire CEO by Monday Over False Resume  —  Now that activist shareholder Dan Loeb has discredited Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's educational credentials and credibility, he's going full bore after the company's directors.  —  In a new letter to Yahoo's board of directors today …
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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.
Brian X. Chen / Bits:
AT&T Chief Regrets Offering Unlimited Data for iPhone  —  When Randall Stephenson, AT&T's chief executive, spoke about the state of the wireless industry at a conference this week, he shared some surprisingly frank comments about the iPhone.  In particular, he said that he wished the company …
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.
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Buying an iPad 2?  Here's the rarer, more efficient specimen you need to (somehow) track down  —  Not all iPads are made equal, even if they're all packaged and branded identically.  There's a major new mutation within the 2nd generation tablet and it brings significantly better battery life.
Eric Mack / CNET:
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 up for preorder now, in stores May 13  —  There aren't any big upgrades to the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, but the price has taken a big drop.  —  (Credit: Samsung)  —  The follow-up to the big boy of Android tablets, the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can be preordered online today …
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Messenger Apps Get More Life-Like, Now Show If Someone's Read Your Message  —  Facebook thinks mobile messaging should feel like you're having a face-to-face conversation, so today it updates its Messenger for iOS and Android apps with the ability to see if someone's read your message …
Dustin Curtis:
Facebook's numbers  —  I like to look at raw numbers every once in a while, without external influence, to recalibrate my ability to judge the magnitude of things.  Here are some of the numbers from Facebook's most recent S-1 filing (published on May 2nd) that I think are important as metrics …
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 …
Andrew Feinberg / Hillicon Valley:
Verizon moves toward 911 texting  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski praised Verizon Wireless on Friday for selecting a vendor to help deploy its first-in-the-nation implementation of its “text-to-911” service.  —  The service will allow wireless phone users …
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 …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Microsoft to Botmasters: Abandon Your Inboxes  —  If the miscreants behind the ZeuS botnets that Microsoft sought to destroy with a civil lawsuit last month didn't already know that the software giant also wished to unmask them, they almost certainly do now.
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