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May 13, 2012, 8:00 PM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Thompson Out; Levinsohn In; Board Settlement With Loeb Nears Completion  —  Yahoo's embattled CEO Scott Thompson (pictured here) is set to step down from his job at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, in what will be a dramatic end to a controversy over a fake computer science degree …
Yahoo! Pressroom Home:
Yahoo! Names Fred Amoroso Chairman and Appoints Ross Levinsohn Interim CEO  —  Board Announces Settlement with Third Point LLC  —  SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) today announced that the Board of Directors has named Fred Amoroso as Chairman of the Board of Directors …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Meet Yahoo's New Interim Chief, Ross Levinsohn  —  Yahoo's revolving door of chief executives has turned again.  —  Scott Thompson, Yahoo's chief executive of just four months, will leave following a growing controversy over his embellished academic record, according to people briefed on the matter.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
Where To Now For Yahoo?  Thompson Out, Loeb & Co In  —  Over the weekend, Yahoo!'s embattled CEO Scott Thompson finally did the honorable thing and stood down.  Ex-President of News Corp's Fox Interactive Media division, Ross Levinsohn, has been named interim Chief Executive Officer.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Microsoft Funded Startup Aims to Kill BitTorrent Traffic  —  Hollywood, software giants and the major music labels see BitTorrent as one of the largest threats to their business.  —  Billions in revenue are lost each year, they claim.  But not for long if the Russian based startup “Pirate Pay” has its way.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Disruptions: Facebook's Real-Life ‘Spidey Sense’  —  Imagine if you had a superpower that would allow you to peer into the future of the Internet?  It's a pretty nerdy power compared to Spider-Man's web-slinging, but you could use this superhuman ability to see what would be popular soon, and in some instances, change the future.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Box: The Path From Arrington's Backyard To A Billion Dollar Business  —  It's no secret that many deals have been struck and key relationships formed at TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington's former house in Atherton.  In case you aren't familiar, Arrington threw epic parties at his home …
Farhad Manjoo / PandoDaily:
What Eduardo Saverin owes America.  (Hint: Nearly everything.)  —  When Eduardo Saverin was 13, his family discovered that his name had turned up on a list of victims to be kidnapped by Brazilian gangs.  Saverin's father was a wealthy businessman in São Paulo, and it was inevitable …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
German TV maker Loewe denies Apple acquisition rumour, says report has “absolutely nothing to it”  —  Following an AppleInsider report that hit last night stating that Apple was in talks to acquire the company, German TV maker Loewe has today officially denied rumours of a $113 million buyout …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
HBO's ‘Game Of Thrones’ On Track To Be Crowned Most Pirated Show Of 2012  —  Brace yourselves, HBO.  The pirates are coming.  —  With its popularity swelling and no easy way to watch for viewers without cable, HBO's hit series “Game of Thrones” is inspiring massive levels of piracy …

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