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May 4, 2012, 5:45 PM

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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.
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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
More: 9to5Mac and MacStories
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.
More: WebProNews, Neowin and ZDNet
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 …
Othman Laraki / Twitter Blog:
Innovate through experimentation  —  In order to offer you the simplest and most engaging Twitter experience, we frequently test hundreds of variations of new features and designs with small groups of users.  We test everything from subtle tweaks in the language of our sign-up pages and removing …
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 …

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