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May 20, 2012, 11:05 AM

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Marcus Wohlsen / Associated Press:
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg weds on day after IPO  —  A day after the historic Facebook IPO, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg updated his status Saturday to “married.”  Zuckerberg wed 27-year-old Priscilla Chan, his girlfriend of nearly a decade, according to a guest authorized to speak for the couple.
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.
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
'The Golden Age of Silicon Valley Is Over, and We're Dancing on its Grave'  —  To help make sense of the Facebook IPO, we caught up with Steve Blank, a professor at Berkeley and Stanford and serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley.  This conversation has been edited and condensed.
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.
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 …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung's S Voice available for Android 4.0 devices through leaked Galaxy S III ROM  —  The firmware for Samsung's Galaxy S III has leaked, a little over a week ahead of the device's release.  While you can't flash the ROM to another phone just yet, developers are able to poke around inside …
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 …
Sean Buckley / FierceTelecom:
Verizon confirms plans to raise FiOS rates  —  Verizon (NYSE: VZ) plans to implement price increases for its FiOS service to offset content costs and increase profitability, a senior executive said this week.  —  Shammo  —  Speaking at the 40th Annual J.P. Morgan Global Technology …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook vs. Twitter  —  The best way to compare Twitter and Facebook is to look at the old children's story The Tortoise and the Hare.  —  For those that don't remember curling up in bed as a child, listening to an adult narrate it, this is the old fable of an arrogant hare who loses a race to a slow tortoise.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Report: Pakistan Blocks Twitter Over Blasphemous Content, Facebook Complies?  —  Another day, another example of a country making it harder for its people to use the web and some of its most effective channels of communication?  There are reports coming in from Pakistan that it has become the latest country to ban the use of Twitter.

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