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May 20, 2012, 12:40 AM

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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.
More: Ars Technica, 9to5Google and NeowinTweets: @fosspatents
Marcus Wohlsen / Associated Press:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg marries sweetheart  —  SAN FRANCISCO (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, capping a busy week for the couple …
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Mark Zuckerberg's Good Week Gets Better After He Marries Long-Time Girlfriend  —  Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan were married on Saturday according to the groom's Facebook page.  (Photo via Facebook)  —  Mark Zuckerberg's good week just got better.  On Saturday, he married long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan.
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.
More: Business InsiderThanks:@sarahfrier
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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 …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
The Darwinian Evolution of Startup Hubs  —  This weekend finds NYC in between Internet Week (which I largely missed because of my London trip) and Disrupt NYC (which I will be at on and off this coming week).  So the development of NYC as a startup hub is very much on my mind.
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 …

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