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May 14, 2012, 4:30 AM

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Yahoo! Pressroom:
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 …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Yahoo Chief Told Board He Has Cancer  —  Before resigning as chief executive of Yahoo Inc. over the weekend, Scott Thompson disclosed to the company's board of directors and several colleagues that he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, according to people familiar with the matter.
Juro Osawa / Dow Jones Newswires:
Yahoo Japan: Yahoo Inc. CEO's Resignation Won't Affect Us  —  Yahoo Japan Corp. (4689.TO) said Monday that the resignation of Yahoo Inc.'s (YHOO) chief executive won't affect the Tokyo-based company's business or any possible negotiations over the U.S. namesake's plans to offload its Japanese stake.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Iran's Internet Filters Filter Out Leader's Screed Against Getting Around Filters  —  Well this would be funny if it weren't so sad and didn't involve mass censorship.  Iran has been getting a lot of attention lately for its plans to increase its internet filtering — and potentially even set up its own …
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
The Apple-Intel-Samsung Ménage à Trois  —  Fascinating doesn't do justice to the spectacle, nor to the stakes.  Taken in pairs, these giants exchange fluids - products and billion$ - while fiercely fighting with their other half.  Each company is the World's Number One in their domain …
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
No, Snapchat Isn't About Sexting, Says Co-Founder Evan Spiegel  —  “The minute you tell someone that images on your server disappear, everyone jumps to sexting.”  —  Evan Spiegel laughed and leaned back into his chair during his first sitdown interview since his iPhone app Snapchat blew up over the last month.
Peter Kirwan / Wired.co.uk:
Nokia's last stand: can the 147-year-old company design its way back?  —  This article was taken from the June 2012 issue of Wired magazine.  Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.
More: The Verge
Scott Hanselman:
The Floppy Disk means Save, and 14 other old people Icons that don't make sense anymore … What happens when all the things we based our icons on don't exist anymore?  Do they just become, ahem, iconic glyphs whose origins are shrouded in mystery?  —  Floppy Disk - Save  —  Save?  Save where?
More: Slashdot
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.

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