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May 24, 2012, 1:35 AM

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Rafe Needleman / CNET:
Here comes Yahoo's own Web browser — Axis  —  Yahoo is announcing tonight that it's getting into the browser business with its new Axis browser.  There are versions for iPad and iPhone, and plug-ins for the desktop browsers Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Safari.
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.
More: LAUNCH and Techland
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 …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Good Lord, I Might Now Want to Use Yahoo Search Again — Product Dudes Talk About New Axis Browser (Video)  —  Yahoo introduced its new Axis browser tonight, with versions for the Apple iPad and iPhone, as well as plug-ins for the top desktop browsers.  —  The company briefed a media army …
More: BlogsDNA
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).
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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.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Oracle v. Google jury foreman reveals: Oracle wasn't even close  —  Some jurors felt Oracle's IP claims might not be in the public's best interest.  —  A few minutes after the Oracle v. Google verdict, the ten jurors filed out to the elevator.  A group of several reporters, including me …
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.
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 …
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.
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Kony Solutions Nabs $15M From Insight Ventures For Its Enterprise App Development Platform  —  Kony Solutions, the unfortunately named makers of a write once, run everywhere mobile app development platform today announced that it has closed a $15 million series C round of financing.
More: VentureBeat and peHUB
Will Connors / Wall Street Journal:
Fate of BlackBerry's Popular Messaging Tool in Doubt  —  As the Smartphone's Sales Shrink, So Too Do Users' Contact Lists; Research In Motion Curtails Effort to License Service  —  Research In Motion Ltd. may have lost its dominance in the global smartphone market, but its instant-messaging service …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
RIM's head of global sales, Patrick Spence, leaves the company after 14 years  —  Things aren't looking good for Research in Motion (RIM), as CNBC is reporting that its head of global sales, Patrick Spence, has decided to leave the company.  —  According to Spence's Twitter bio, he's a …
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 …

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