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May 6, 2012, 12:20 AM

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David Brooks / New York Times:
The Campus Tsunami  —  Online education is not new.  The University of Phoenix started its online degree program in 1989.  Four million college students took at least one online class during the fall of 2007.  —  But, over the past few months, something has changed.
More: TechCrunch and Darren HermanTweets: @dan_preiss
Steven Troughton-Smith / High Caffeine Content:
2007's pre-M3 version of Android; the Google Sooner  —  When Google first showed off Android, they showed it running on a device very similar to Blackberries or Nokia E-class devices of the time.  This device was the Google Sooner - an OMAP850 device built by HTC, with no touchscreen or WiFi.
More: The VergeThanks:@sidharthdassani
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
YC Price Guide Startup Priceonomics Raises $1.5M Seed From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel  —  How much should you pay for a used iPhone, TV, or bicycle?  Spark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel and more think you need to know, so they've invested $1.5 million into Priceonomics, a Y Combinator winter 2012 startup.
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo, Alibaba Working on New, Taxable Deal  —  Yahoo Inc. has been working on a new deal to sell a portion of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. back to the Asian company, and a transaction could be completed within weeks, people familiar with the matter said.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
White House Reiterates Plans To Veto CISPA In Its Current Form; Though For The Wrong Reasons  —  As I'm sure you remember, the House passed CISPA with a few amendments — some of which may have limited the possible abuses, while at the same time expanding the scope.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hachi Combines LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & Google Into One, Lets You Search All Your Connections At Once  —  OK, this is cool.  A new networking utility called Hachi is taking some of the best functionality offered by LinkedIn (searching by name, company, title, etc. and seeing …
Thanks:@theparida
Shibani Mahtani / Wall Street Journal:
The Other Facebook Founder  —  Atop $2 Billion Fortune, Eduardo Saverin Gave Up Silicon Valley for Singapore's Tech, Society Scene  —  SINGAPORE—Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most famous chief executives in the world.  His former business partner and friend, Eduardo Saverin, is big in Singapore.
More: Techi.com
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Emergency Flash update fixes security bug being used to hijack PCs  —  Adobe has released an emergency update for its Flash Player that fixes a security bug that's being actively exploited to hijack Windows computers running the ubiquitous software.  —  The “object confusion vulnerability” …

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