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May 9, 2012, 10:30 AM

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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 …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
How Goldman Sachs Blew The Facebook IPO  —  IPOs are wildly profitable deals for Wall Street investment banks, and they come with huge bragging rights.  —  So it's no surprise that the biggest Wall Street banks fought over the Facebook IPO for years.  —  The inside story of the Facebook …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
HP unveils Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook, other thin-and-lights in various sizes  —  What's that?  You're hungry for more HP laptops?  Good!  Because we're not nearly done yet!  The company just expanded its line of Ultrabooks from two to five, and that's not even counting this guy.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Nano-SIM update: Apple design modified to fix concerns, standard will be decided this month  —  We just spoke with SIM card maker (and pioneer) Giesecke & Devrient here at CTIA about progress on the creation of the 4FF standard — the so-called nano-SIM — over which Apple and Nokia have been warring in recent months.
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Apple's next iPhone coming in September, 7-in. iPad launching in August - report  —  Pegatron has reportedly landed orders for Apple's next-generation iPhone, rumored to launch in September, while Foxconn will allegedly manufacture a new 7-inch iPad arriving in August.
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Sources Say AOL Seeking Buyers for Engadget and TechCrunch.  Arrington “Not In The Least Bit Interested”  —  We weren't sure about this one at first, but now we have two independent sources confirming that AOL is exploring the sale of its cornerstone technology sites Engadget and TechCrunch.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter: We're still the free-speech wing of the free-speech party  —  As various levels of government both in the U.S. and around the world have stepped up their attempts to track down dissidents through social networks, the pressure has intensified on companies like Twitter and Facebook …
Aden Fine / ACLU:
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Samsung Galaxy S III confirmed as official Olympic phone, delivering NFC payWave payments to athletes  —  We may have known this was the case for a number of months already but today Visa has announced that Samsung's new Galaxy S III will indeed be the official London 2012 Olympic Games smartphone …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
How Amazon saved Zynga's butt—and why Zynga built a cloud of its own  —  Five years ago, the social gaming company Zynga was cruising along with a fairly standard IT infrastructure.  Servers were racked and stacked in a retail data center where Zynga rented space.
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 …
Zohair Hyder / Gmail Blog:
A better Google+ notification experience in email  —  Notification emails are a great way to keep up with what's happening in the Google+ stream: whether someone mentions you, comments on your post, or shares with you directly.  It's not always enough to just read these updates, however …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
New iPad Coming to 30 Additional Countries Including Brazil on May 11 and 12  —  As revealed by Apple's iPad selection page for Latin America, the new iPad will be launching in 13 new countries in that region this Friday, May 11.  The most significant new addition is Brazil …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Garth Ancier advises Intel on virtual-MSO plan  —  Tech giant taps TV biz vet to help set deals with content companies  —  Hollywood and Silicon Valley may be worlds apart, but Intel Corp. is relying on a TV-biz veteran to bridge the gap.  —  Sources say former BBC Worldwide America CEO Garth Ancier …
Mike Swift / Mercury News:
Facebook spawns ecosystem of startups  —  To get the true measure of what's often called “The Facebook Effect,” look beyond the company.  Generally ignored in the klieg lights focused on Facebook's IPO is a growing ecosystem of other startups that are using the social network's 900 million users to launch their own businesses.
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
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
As venture capitalists turn their backs on China, funding dries up  —  Venture capital investment is hitting the skids in China, the world's largest Internet market.  —  VC investment fell to its lowest level in six years this quarter, as reported by Dow Jones VentureSource.

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
Announcing Zoho SalesIQ - Real-time sales intelligence platform with tight Zoho CRM integration.  —  You run an apparel store.  There's a visitor who walked in after seeing your weekly ad.
SAY Media / SAY Daily:
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