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May 19, 2012, 10:35 PM

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John Letzing / Wall Street Journal:
China Clears Google's Motorola Mobility Deal  —  Google Inc. said Saturday that Chinese antitrust authorities have cleared the Internet giant's proposed purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc., pushing the $12.5 billion deal over its last regulatory hurdle.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Google will keep Android free and open for at least five years  —  According to the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the Associated Press, Google had to agree to keep Android free and available for anyone to use for at least the next five years in order to gain China's approval to purchase Motorola Mobility.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Sorry, But This Whining And Umbrage About Facebook's IPO Is Ridiculous  —  This isn't going to be a popular thing to say, but it needs to be said.  So here goes...  All this whining and umbrage about Facebook's IPO is ridiculous.  —  When are people who voluntarily speculate on stocks finally …
Wall Street Journal:
Missing Out on Facebook Jackpot  —  At times like Facebook Inc.'s initial public offering, hindsight in Silicon Valley is 20/20.  Everybody knows the story of Harvard whiz-kid Mark Zuckerberg, who wanted to change the Internet and made billions.  Less often told is the story of former carpet salesman Pejman Nozad.
Bloomberg:
Facebook Banker Morgan Stanley Props Up Price It Helped Boost  —  Morgan Stanley (MS)'s reputation as lead underwriter may suffer from the stock market debut of Facebook Inc., whose initial public offering left investors in the largest social network disappointed.
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Marcus Wohlsen / Associated Press:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status to “married” on Saturday.  —  Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan tied the knot at a small ceremony at his Palo Alto, Calif., home …
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Creating the Windows 8 user experience … At the D: All Things Digital conference in June 2011, we demonstrated for the first time the new user interface that we developed for Windows 8.  This new UI is fast and fluid to use, and optimized for mobile form factors such as laptops, tablets …
Sue Marek / FierceWireless:
T-Mobile isn't jumping on the shared-data plan bandwagon  —  T-Mobile USA isn't planning to offer shared data plans to its customers like its competitors Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T).  In a blog post, T-Mobile USA's Senior Vice President of Marketing Andrew Sherrard …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
ePub standards body proposes new ‘lightweight’ DRM for ebook platform interoperability  —  Tor and several other related imprints may be going DRM-free in July, but that doesn't mean the rest of the publishing industry is ready to jump on board.  Instead, the International Digital Publishing Forum …

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