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May 21, 2012, 11:10 AM

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Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Google Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as the Web's most used browser  —  Google Chrome has been long expected to leapfrog Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to take its position as the Web's most used browser and, according to data from Statcounter, the momentous change of leadership happened last week.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
On Day Two, Facebook Shares Open More Than 10 Percent Off  —  After opening at a share price of $36.53, shares of Facebook stock dipped by more than 10 percent below the company's initial public offering price of $38, trading as low as $33 at one point on Monday morning.
Dan Scholnick / TechCrunch:
How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebook's IPO  —  Judging by many of the headlines on Friday, you might think that Facebook's IPO was a miserable failure.  The Wall Street Journal declared, “Facebook's IPO Sputters,” and our very own TechCrunch declared that bankers were “struggling” to keep the share price up.
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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU offers Google last chance in antitrust case  —  (Reuters) - The European Union's antitrust chief on Monday ratcheted up the pressure on Google, giving it a matter of weeks to settle an investigation into allegations of anti-competitive behavior and avoid formal charges and a possible fine.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Fat Lady Finally Sings: Yahoo and Alibaba Officially Shake on $7 Billion Stock Sale Deal [UPDATED]  —  As AllThingsD.com reported several days ago they would, Yahoo and Alibaba Group have finally reached an agreement for the Silicon Valley Internet giant to sell back half its stake in the Chinese Web company in a $7 billion deal.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Motorola Mobility Says $12.5B Google-Moto Deal Will Close Tuesday Or Wednesday.  Includes An Android Rider.  Layoffs Coming?  —  Google has reached the final regulatory hurdle to its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, with China approving the transaction over the weekend …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
Cable companies expand free Wi-Fi  —  BOSTON—The nation's biggest cable operators are banding together to offer free Wi-Fi access to their broadband customers in more than 50,000 hotspots around the country.  —  On Monday, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
WiFi's future: faster, smarter, and fewer cables  —  And you'll be buying a bunch of new devices.  —  Photo illustration by Aurich Lawson  —  WiFi has easily been one of the most useful technologies of the past decade—so many of our daily tasks and the devices we use rely on it.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
How Pixar's Toy Story 2 was deleted twice, once by technology and again for its own good  —  “That's when we first noticed it, with Woody.”  —  “[Larry Cutler] was in that directory and happened to be talking about installing a fix to Woody or Woody's hat.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Microsoft quietly launches So.cl social network  —  In the wake of social-networking giant Facebook's IPO, Microsoft has quietly launched So.cl, its own social networking foray.  However, So.cl isn't a designed to be a Facebook challenger.  The project, the details of which leaked out last year …

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