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May 23, 2012, 11:30 PM

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Rafe Needleman / CNET:
Here comes Yahoo's own Web browser — Axis  —  Axis replaces the standard search results page with a horizontal, scrollable list of thumbnails. iPad version shown.  —  (Credit: Screenshot by Rafe Needleman/CNET)  —  Yahoo is announcing tonight that it's getting into the browser business with its new Axis browser.
Yahoo! Screen:
Yahoo! Axis Demo  —  Yahoo! Axis is a new kind of browser that redefines what it means to search and browse the web.  Watch this video to see how Axis works on your computer, iPhone and iPad.
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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Yahoo Axis on desktop, iOS unifies your bookmarks, makes the web visual (hands-on)  —  We're all familiar with syncing bookmarks and save-for-later web services like Instapaper, but it's not often that they come with a full web component.  Yahoo's hoping to hit the proverbial two birds tonight with Axis …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Who's the big winner in the release of Yahoo! Axis?  Microsoft's Bing  —  Now that we know what Yahoo! Axis is, and that it's a pretty good product from what I can tell so far, there's a huge winner.  —  That winner?  Microsoft's search engine Bing.  Since the desktop version of Yahoo! …
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
David Kravets / Wired:
New York Legislation Would Ban Anonymous Online Speech  —  Did you hear the one about the New York state lawmakers who forgot about the First Amendment in the name of combating cyberbullying and “baseless political attacks”?  —  Proposed legislation in both chambers would require New York-based websites …
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.
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 …
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
What Facebook Will Get Out of Gift-Giving App Karma  —  On May 18, Facebook (FB) announced it had acquired mobile gift-giving app Karma.  There was other Facebook news that day, but lost in the hullabaloo was the fact that the deal was the social network's second-largest acquisition to date.
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Rafael / Within Windows:
Windows 8 Secrets: Internet Explorer 10 will Ship with Adobe Flash  —  With tech enthusiast web sites from around the world starting to leak Windows 8 Release Preview screenshots, your intrepid “Windows 8 Secrets” co-authors offer a bit of color commentary about what you're seeing and how these features will really work.

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