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May 23, 2012, 3:50 PM

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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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Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Seagate To Buy Storage Products Maker LaCie For At Least $186M  —  Seagate this morning announced plans to acquire LaCie, a Paris-based producer of consumer data storage devices, for at least $186 million.  —  Seagate said it has agreed to buy a 64.5% stake in LaCie held by Philippe Spruch, the company's chairman and CEO.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Google to Warn 500,000+ of DNS Changer Infections  —  Google plans today to begin warning Internet users if their computers show telltale signs of being infected with the DNSChanger Trojan.  The company estimates that more than 500,000 systems remain infected with the malware …
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.
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Facebook to open office in Dubai  —  Facebook Inc. is set to open an office in Dubai next week, its first location in the Middle East.  —  The company announced the news Wednesday by inviting journalists to an event scheduled for May 30.  —  While the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Target and Shopkick Launch Nationwide Loyalty Gift Card Program  —  Target is expanding its partnership with Shopkick, a mobile couponing app that allows shoppers to collect and exchange points for rewards.  —  Beginning Wednesday, shoppers equipped with Shopkick on their iPhone or Android devices …
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
AT&T starts replacing 2G with HSPA in NYC  —  It looks like we were right about AT&T sunsetting its 2G networks to make way for more mobile broadband capacity.  On Wednesday, Ma Bell announced it would ‘refarm’ PCS spectrum in New York City currently used by its GSM voice networks for “3G and 4G” services.

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