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May 14, 2012, 10:30 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.
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 …
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 …
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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 …
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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.
The H Security:
Worth Reading: Confessions of a botnet operator  —  A self-confessed botnet operator has posted answers to readers' questions on the Reddit social news web site.  He claims to control a relatively small botnet made up of approximately 10,000 bots based on the Zeus trojan.  His answers paint an interesting picture.
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Overexposed?  Thanks to SceneTap, San Francisco bars are now profiling you  —  Imagine this.  You and your girlfriend walk into a neighborhood bar, order a cocktail, and, unbeknownst to you both, a camera above is scanning your faces to determine your age and gender.
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