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May 14, 2012, 11:00 AM

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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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Parting With Thompson Will Be for “Cause”  —  According to numerous sources, Yahoo is claiming “cause” in its parting with former CEO Scott Thompson, related to the fake computer science degree on his resume.  —  Such a determination will mean the company is not obligated to pay …
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 …
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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 …
Catherine Solyom / National Post:
Insider tells why Anonymous ‘might well be the most powerful organization on Earth’  —  Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images files  —  A photo on the Greek ministry of justice website after it was hacked by Anonymous in February 2012.  Anonymous came in first place in Time Magazine's 2012 online poll …
Stuart Sumner / Computing:
Apple OS “really vulnerable”, claims Kaspersky Lab CTO  —  Apple has invited security company Kaspersky Lab to advise it on the security of its Mac OS - according to the security provider's chief technology officer.  —  Speaking exclusively to Computing, Kaspersky CTO Nikolai Grebennikov …
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Intel Windows 8 tablets to hit retail stores in November  —  Intel ‘Clover Trail’ Atom Z2760-based Windows 8 tablet.  —  (Credit: Brooke Crothers)  —  The first wave of Intel-based Windows 8 tablets are expected to land in retail stores in November, a source familiar with device makers' plans told CNET.
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 …
Jeremy Singer-Vine / Wall Street Journal:
Kickstarter ‘Bug’ Exposed Projects  —  A security lapse at the popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com exposed more than 70,000 project ideas that weren't ready to be viewed.  —  The information that could be seen didn't include credit-card numbers or other sensitive personal details …
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.
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 …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Stock imagery site Shutterstock files for $115 million IPO  —  Stock image marketplace Shutterstock today announced it has filed an Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) alerting authorities that it will IPO for a proposed maximum offering price of $115 million.

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