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May 8, 2012, 10:45 PM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo Director in Charge of Botched CEO Vetting to Step Down From Board  —  CSLie has claimed its first victim, although the mystery is still unsolved.  —  Patti Hart — the Yahoo director in charge of the search that resulted in the hiring of Scott Thompson as its CEO …
Yahoo! Pressroom Home:
Yahoo! Board of Directors Forms Special Committee to Review CEO Academic Credentials  —  The Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) today announced that it has formed a special committee to conduct a thorough review of CEO Scott Thompson's academic credentials, as well as the facts …
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Yahoo chief may be breaking company rules by sitting on two other boards  —  Scott Thompson already under pressure for falsely claiming on his CV to have a computer science degree  —  Technology editor  —  Yahoo's chief executive, Scott Thompson, is under increasing pressure …
Aden Fine / ACLU:
BREAKING NEWS: Twitter Stands Up For One Of Its Users  —  Twitter has filed a motion in state court in New York seeking to quash a court order requiring it to turn over information about one of its users and his communications on Twitter.  This particular case involves a Twitter user …
Tim McLaughlin / Reuters:
Facebook changes IPO pitch in Boston, scraps video  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's initial public offering pitch played to some bad reviews in New York, so for its Boston audience on Tuesday, the 30-minute video was scrapped and the company took more questions from analysts and potential investors.
Mark Milian / Bloomberg:
Zuckerberg's Hoodie a ‘Mark of Immaturity,’ Analyst Says  —  Mark Zuckerberg is known for having arrived late for a meeting with prospective investor Sequoia Capital and giving a less-than-serious pitch while wearing pajamas.  —  Now, as Facebook preps its initial public offering …
More: The Next Web and Om MalikTweets: @k and @eldon
Roger Cheng / CNET:
AT&T Mobility CEO: Family data plan coming soon (scoop)  —  AT&T's Ralph de la Vega says he feels good about the plan, a reversal of the uncertainty he expressed just a few months ago.  NEW ORLEANS—AT&T's version of the family data plan may be coming sooner than you think.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
StumbleUpon CEO Garrett Camp Steps Down, 10 Years Later  —  Garrett Camp, the co-founder and long-time CEO of Web discovery service StumbleUpon, is moving on.  Or up, you could say — Camp will now be chairman of the board, while the company undertakes a public search for a new CEO.
Elinor Mills / CNET:
Thousands of Twitter passwords exposed  —  Twitter is investigating the release of what appear to be thousands of user account passwords and e-mail addresses.  —  “We are currently looking into the situation.  In the meantime, we have pushed out password resets to accounts that may have been affected …
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Andreessen Horowitz Confirms Its Scout Program, Calls Out Lazy Angels Who Hate Competition  —  It's all coming out now.  —  Andreessen Horowitz Partners has just confirmed that it too has been operating a stealthy scout program.  —  In case you missed it, last week we uncovered …
More: Business Insider and PE Hub BlogTweets: @arrington
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple and Samsung drop claims against each other but disagree more than ever on key issues  —  Late on Monday by local time, Apple made a filing in its first California litigation with Samsung that offers a truly impressive narrowing of its infringement claims in that action …
AppleInsider:
Apple accidentally reveals iCloud.com banner notifications  —  A test of a new banner notification feature at Apple's official iCloud website was mistakenly made public on Tuesday, revealing a forthcoming feature for the service.  —  Users who visited the iCloud.com website could find …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sean Parker's Stealth Video Startup Airtime Ready For Launch At June 5th Press Event  —  Airtime looks to be finally ready for takeoff, as Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning's stealth video startup just put up a blog stating “We look forward to saying hello on June 5th.  Sign up to be first in line.”
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Judge: Proview Can't Sue Apple in California in iPad Trademark Battle  —  A California judge threw out Proview Electronics Co.'s lawsuit against Apple Inc. over the iPad trademark in China, the latest twist in the legal fight over the rightful owner of the tablet's name.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
This is the type of photo you'll be able to take with Google's Project Glass  —  Google is teasing us about the future of its “Project Glass”, the glasses that will help you navigate the world, or just take really awesome pictures like this:  —  The team is asking you to suggest the type …
Fortune:
How Hewlett-Packard lost its way  —  Léo Apotheker's disastrous tenure as HP's CEO revealed a dysfunctional company struggling for direction after a decade of missteps and scandals.  Can his replacement, Meg Whitman, fix the tech giant?  —  By James Bandler with Doris Burke
More: Business Insider and SmoothSpan BlogTweets: @boingboing and @gartenbergThanks:@jpmanga
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator-Backed Swiftype Builds Site Search That Doesn't Suck  —  In my four-plus years covering tech, I don't think I've ever met another blogger who was happy with the search feature on their website.  The options range from terrible to functional, but it's never good …
More: BetabeatThanks:@swiftype
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia City Lens arrives for trials on Lumia devices, augments your reality (video)  —  Nokia's rolling more of its experimental Symbian projects out to its Windows Phone hardware and City Lens is the latest to arrive in its immaculately-kept Beta Labs.  It throws together an augmented reality interface …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Want To Know What Apple Will Do Next In Mobile Commerce?  Check Out The Pirq It's Giving To Employees  —  As device makers like RIM, Samsung and Nokia incorporate NFC technology into their mobile devices, Apple has been radio silent on what its plans will be in mobile commerce and payments.
More: ForbesThanks:@ingridlunden
Alex Payne:
What Is and Is Not A Technology Company  —  When I was a kid, I had a morning routine with my family.  Over breakfast, we'd divvy up the newspaper.  I'd go straight for the Business section, and from there to the back pages with yesterday's stock prices.  Scanning down the lines of tiny text, I'd look for SUN, ORCL, MSFT, AAPL, SGI.
More: GigaOM

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