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May 8, 2012, 8:45 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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.”
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 …
More: MacRumors and Engadget
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.
More: CNET, 9to5Mac and Reuters
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
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: @gartenberg and @boingboingThanks:@jpmanga
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.
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 …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Visa launches V.me digital wallet beta with Buy.com  —  While credit card rival MasterCard announced its own digital wallet platform, Visa has some news of its own.  It's launching the first beta of its wallet service V.me with online retailer Buy.com.  —  Buy.com's 18 million customers …
Federal Trade Commission:
Myspace Settles FTC Charges That It Misled Millions of Users About Sharing Personal Information with Advertisers  —  Settlement Will Require Regular Privacy Assessments for the Next 20 Years  —  Social networking service Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Google: AT&T's CEO doesn't understand how Android phones get updated  —  In response to last night's report—where AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson told a questioner that the fault of Android smartphones not receiving updates is Google's.  —  Stephenson blamed Google, claiming …

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