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May 14, 2012, 12:35 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple readies revamped 15-inch MacBook Pro: Retina Display, ultra-thin design, and super-fast USB 3  —  Mockup: New, thinner MacBook Pro on the left.  Current model on the right.  —  Apple is putting the finishing touches on an entirely new 15-inch MacBook Pro that is the outcome of years …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Unreleased 2012 MacBook Pro and iMac Models Showing Up in Benchmarks  —  As noted in our forums, two new benchmark results appearing in Geekbench's database within the past few days are sparking discussion about imminent upgrades to Apple's MacBook Pro and iMac lines.
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.
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Zijing Wu / Bloomberg:
Facebook Said Set to Finish Taking IPO Orders Tomorrow  —  Facebook Inc. (FB) plans to stop taking orders for its initial public offering by tomorrow, two days ahead of schedule, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction.  —  The world's biggest social network …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Zynga Picks Up Mobile Gaming Startup Wild Needle In A Talent Deal  —  Zynga has picked up the team behind Wild Needle, a female-focused casual games company that was backed by Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson.  —  Wild Needle was raising funding back in late 2010 to build casual …
Werner Vogels / All Things Distributed:
Dynamic Content Support in Amazon CloudFront  —  In the past three and a half years, Amazon CloudFront has changed the content delivery landscape.  It has demonstrated that a CDN does not have to be complex to use with expensive contracts, minimum commits, or upfront fees …
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.

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