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May 23, 2012, 5:15 PM

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Reuters:
Facebook, Zuckerberg, banks sued over IPO  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, and several banks led by Morgan Stanley were sued by shareholders, who claimed the defendants hid the social networking leader's weakened growth forecasts ahead of its $16 billion initial public offering.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Meet Facebook's Fall Guy  —  I've only been skimming the news about Facebook's IPO over the last 24 hours, but two or three times now I've read that Facebook's CFO David Ebersman “decided” to increase the size of the offering at the last minute.  Example (and, shame on the WSJ for just publishing what was fed to them).
Joseph A. Giannone / Reuters:
Morgan Stanley to adjust prices on Facebook trades  —  (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley told brokers on Wednesday it is reviewing every Facebook Inc trade and will make price adjustments for retail customers who paid too much during the social network company's debut last week, according to an internal memo.
Shane Richmond / Telegraph:
Jonathan Ive interview: Apple's design genius is British to the core  —  Apple's design guru Jonathan Ive, who receives a knighthood today for creating products such as the iPad, tells Shane Richmond why this country's industrial heritage lies behind his success.
Guardian:
Arise, Sir Jonathan: Apple designer knighted  —  Designer behind iPhone, iPod, iMac and iPad flies from US with family to be knighted by Princess Anne  —  The Apple designer Sir Jonathan Ive has spoken of the “thrilling” moment when he was knighted by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Jury: Google did not infringe Oracle patents with Android  —  Over a week after it began deliberations, the jury has returned a verdict in the patent infringement case between Oracle and Google, finding that the search giant did not infringe upon Oracle's patents with Android.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
HP plans to lay off 27,000 people — 8 percent of the workforce  —  Stung by its failures in the mobile computing business, Hewlett-Packard said it would cut 27,000 jobs today.  That amounts to 8 percent of its 325,000-person work force.  —  The cuts will be implemented by October 2014 …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Microsoft set to release Office for iOS and Android tablets in November  —  BGR has learned from a reliable source that Microsoft is currently planning to release the company's full Office suite for not only Apple's iPad, but for Android tablets as well.  The company is targeting November of this year for both launches.
Noah Levin / The Official Google Blog:
A faster, simpler Google Search app for iPhone  —  Starting today, when you use the Google Search app on your iPhone, you'll see a completely redesigned interface that gives you faster results, beautiful full-screen image search, and a simple way to access all your Google apps in one place.
Robert McMillan / Wired:
IBM Outlaws Siri, Worried She Has Loose Lips  —  Siri doesn't work on IBM's internal networks.  (Image: Flickr/Photo Giddy)  —  If you work for IBM, you can bring your iPhone to work, but forget about using the phone's voice-activated digital assistant.  Siri isn't welcome on Big Blue's networks.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Social Media Marketer Vitrue Has Been Bought By Oracle For $300 Million  —  Breaking news: TechCrunch has discovered that software giant Oracle has made a big investment in social media today.  The company has bought Vitrue, the social media marketing company that is a close partner to Facebook.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Rickroll Meme Destroyed By Copyright Takedown  —  Anyone who has spent much time online, especially on Internet message boards of any kind, will be aware of Rickrolling.  —  It's an incredibly simple concept.  The meme is based on a bait and switch, whereby someone posts a hyperlink …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Partners With Paramount, Brings Hundreds More Movies To Prime Instant Video Service  —  Amazon is continuing to grow its collection of streaming video titles at Amazon Prime Instant Video, and is today announcing another new agreement with Paramount Pictures bringing “hundreds” of new movies to the service.
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit  —  The FBI has recently formed a secretive surveillance unit with an ambitious goal: to invent technology that will let police more readily eavesdrop on Internet and wireless communications.  —  The establishment of the Quantico, Va.-based unit …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Siri-like Voice Dictation coming to OS X Mountain Lion?  —  Voice is Apple's next important field of computer-input, and Siri on the iPhone 4S and voice-dictation on the third-generation iPad makes this clear.  Siri, in its current implementation, seems perfect for mobile devices like the iPhone 4S …
New York Times:
F.C.C. Weighs Treating Video Sites Like Cable Companies  —  BOSTON — Most consumers have no idea what an M.V.P.D. is, but they mail a check to one every month.  What they call Comcast or Time Warner Cable or DirecTV, the government calls a “multichannel video programming distributor,” or M.V.P.D. for short.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
How Apple Could Play the Bigger-Display iPhone Thing at WWDC, Which I Swear, I'm Still Not Convinced Is for Real But We're Getting to the Point Where There's an Awful Lot of Smoke for There Not to Be a Fire So Let's Run With It  —  For the sake of argument let's take it as a given …
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Joanna Stern / ABC News:
Qwiki Aims To Turn Everyone into a Multimedia Storyteller  —  A year ago, a small start-up set a goal of changing the way we get information online.  In a digital world littered with blogs, articles and videos, Qwiki and its founder Doug Imbruce worked toward a simpler way to bridge those things together.

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Microsoft:
Kinect SDK 2.0 and new adapter kit now available  —  Read more from Technical Fellow Alex Kipman about the next chapter for Kinect.
Zoho:
Ringio helps sales teams close more deals by bringing Click To Call to Zoho CRM  —  This is a guest post by Sam Aparicio, CEO of Ringio.  —  Today we are announcing a new integration with Zoho that brings Ringio's Click To Call …
Exitround:
Lessons learned: Justin Kan & Josh Felser discuss how to build and sell a company for hundreds of millions  —  Exitround recently held an event with speakers Justin Kan and Josh Felser at 500 Startups in San Francisco.
AdExchanger:
Digital Publishers Push Custom Advertising Ahead Of Display  —  Publishers looking for new digital dollars have homed in on native and custom advertising packages.  These initiatives, more than programmatic …
 

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