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May 18, 2012, 3:35 PM

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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook's debut is modest, high volumes cause problems  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc shares rose less than expected on their first day of trade on Friday and huge order volume caused technical problems that marred the coming out party of the No. 1 online social network.
David Garcia / TechCrunch:
How Facebook Hacked The NASDAQ Button  —  Editor's note: Some savvy Facebook engineers rigged the NASDAQ button to automatically post “Mark Zuckerberg has listed a company on NASDAQ - FB” to the CEO's Timeline as he rung the bell to open the NASDAQ's day of trading.
Bloomberg:
Facebook IPO Makes Zuckerberg Richer Than Google Founders  —  Facebook Inc. (FB)'s $16 billion initial public offering has made 28-year-old Mark Zuckerberg the 29th richest person on Earth.  —  Facebook, the world's most popular social networking company, sold 421.2 million shares for $38 each.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Video & Photos: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Rings In The NASDAQ Bell  —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg didn't travel to New York's Times Square for the company's big day.  He did it unconventionally like you'd expect a hacker would.  He opened the bell remotely …
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney:
Bloomberg:
Facebook Sued For $15 Billion In Suit Over User Tracking  —  Facebook Inc. (FB), which is scheduled to begin trading today, was sued by users of its social network in an amended class-action case claiming the company invaded their privacy by tracking Internet usage and seeking $15 billion.
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Samsung gets 9 million preorders for new Galaxy phone: report  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co has received some 9 million pre-orders for its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone from more than 100 global carriers, the Korea Economic Daily reported on Friday.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
RIM, Motorola told Apple they could find a nano-SIM compromise: here it is  —  Eventually, the committee chairman decided to hold an informal vote by show of hands whether each of the two proposals adequately met the jamming requirement.  For the Apple design, seven voting members said it did not, 28 said it did.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Zynga's stock drops 13% during Facebook IPO, trading halted (UPDATED)  —  During Facebook's IPO event, which the world is watching, a company closely tied to it called Zynga wasn't celebrating.  —  Its stock (ZNGA) dropped over 13% and trading has been halted.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Foursquare Hires Former iAd Exec as Revenue Chief  —  Steven Rosenblatt Is Longtime Mobile Exec From Quattro Wireless  —  A month after Ad Age learned that Foursquare will soon launch advertising products, the company has hired its first-ever monetization lead.
Wall Street Journal:
Groupon Stock Spike Probed  —  Wall Street Regulator Is Reviewing Jump Monday Before Firm's Earnings Release  —  A Wall Street regulator is examining trading in Groupon Inc. that sent its stock price soaring hours before a favorable earnings announcement Monday, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Reuters:
GM ad move followed failed Facebook pitch: sources  —  (Reuters) - Facebook may only have itself to blame for why General Motors rained on its IPO parade this week.  —  GM announced the decision to drop Facebook paid ads on Tuesday in what was the first highly visible crack in Facebook's strategy …
John Koetsier / VentureBeat:
PayPal handles 60% of web transactions, leaves Google in the dust  —  PayPal processes 60% of web transactions, Google is the fastest payment gateway, and some unlucky surfer had to wait over 92 seconds for his online purchase to complete.  —  Those are only a few of the findings …
Total Telecom:
Kodak accuses Apple of trying to derail its patent sale  —  U.S. firm says Apple is biggest infringer of its digital camera patents, as well as being a potential acquirer of those same patents.  —  Eastman Kodak Co. is accusing Apple Inc. of trying to shake up a planned patent sale in a bid …
James Raybould / Linkedin Blog:
The Top 10 tech startups best positioned to strike engineering gold  —  In today's Silicon Valley, engineering talent is as sought after by companies as gold was by the first prospectors in the Wild West.  Talent is a company's most important asset, so we decided to use LinkedIn's data insights …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Four Years of App Store: Developers Weigh In On Search, Discovery, and Curation  —  “The App Store is a grand slam, with a staggering 10 million applications downloaded in just three days”.  That's how Apple co-founder and late CEO Steve Jobs saluted the launch of the company's new storefront for iOS …
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