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May 14, 2012, 2:30 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 …
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:
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple to announce photo-sharing, video syncing services for iCloud at WWDC  —  Apple is planning on adding photo-sharing features, as a part of an upgrade of the service, reports the Wall Street Journal.  The services, which would be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference on June 11th …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Preparing Upgrade to iCloud  —  Apple Inc. is preparing an upgrade of its online service iCloud that includes new photo-sharing features, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The new features, expected to be announced at Apple's world-wide developer conference beginning June 11 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
LinkedIn releases official Windows Phone app, and it's beautiful  —  LinkedIn has quietly released an official Windows Phone 7.5 application over the weekend (picked up earlier by Guardian, Neowin and many others).  I gave it a quick whirl, and the verdict is that it looks really fast …
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 …
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Siri changes her mind on which smartphone is the best ever  —  (Credit: Screenshot by Roger Cheng/CNET)  —  It was just last week that Apple's virtual personal assistant Siri was telling the world that the Nokia Lumia 900 was the best smartphone ever.  But it appears now that she has been scolded back into the Apple fold.
More: USA Today
Harry McCracken / Techland:
Fact-Checking Digitimes, the Taiwanese Apple Rumor Source That Keeps Crying ‘Wolf!’  —  “It's key to note that the DigiTimes has a hit-or-miss track record for nailing predictions....”  —  “Digitimes has a spotty track record with regard to Apple rumors...”
More: iDownloadBlog.comThanks:@piecykw
Brian X. Chen / Bits:
Head of Time Warner Cable Is Unfamiliar With Apple's AirPlay  —  AirPlay, a software tool included with Apple's iPads and iPhones, is widely viewed as being potentially disruptive to the cable industry, because it makes it easy for people to view a broad variety of Internet content on a television.
Michelle Maisto / eWeek:
Nvidia, Intellectual Ventures Buy 500 LTE-Related Patents from IPWireless  —  Nvidia, which has promised to bring Tegra LTE chips to the United States later this year, has purchased, with Intellectual Ventures, 500 patents related to LTE and LTE-Advanced.  —  Nvidia and Intellectual Ventures …
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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