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May 24, 2012, 8:40 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.
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 …
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: Techland
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).
More: Los Angeles TimesTweets: @pkedrosky
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
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 …
Adam Lashinsky / Fortune:
How Tim Cook is changing Apple  —  Steve Jobs' successor is making his mark and trying to keep the Apple magic going.  —  FORTUNE — In February of this year, a group of investors visited Apple as part of a “bus tour” led by a research analyst for Citibank.
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Autonomy, Not So Autonomous Anymore: HP CSO Bill Veghte Steps In, Founder Mike Lynch Steps Down  —  Within HP's quarterly results today, a bit of a development for Autonomy, the company's $10.2 billion enterprise software purchase from last year that was profitable when HP bought …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Browser choice: A thing of the past?  —  Like to pick your browser?  Beware, because new mobile devices threaten to stifle the competitive vigor of the market for Web browsers on PCs.  —  On personal computers running Windows, Macs, and Linux, you can pick from a variety of browsers …
Pedram Keyani / Facebook:
Stay focused and keep hacking  —  Every couple of months, a few hundred of our engineers unleash their talents in epic, all-night coding sessions, and often end up with products that hit the internal and external versions of the site within weeks.  These are Facebook hackathons, and since the first …
Paul Carr / PandoDaily:
Jason Calacanis Joins PandoDaily As a Regular Columnist  —  Well, here's a fun announcement.  PandoDaily is very pleased to welcome a new special contributor: Jason Calacanis.  Jason will be writing a regular (every couple of weeks) column, offering advice to a company that's at a crossroads.
John Brownlee / Cult of Mac:
You Won't Believe How Much Crazy Science & Microscopic Tech Is Crammed Into Your iPhone's Accelerometer [Video] … Have you ever wondered how your iPhone knows up from down, or when you're shaking it?  It's all because of the tiny accelerometer chip inside the device, but how does it work?
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 …
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 …
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 …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Nokia World no longer a big annual event, now multiple ‘intimate’ events; first in Helsinki on 5-6 Sept  —  Nokia just announced on its Conversations blog that it is moving away from organizing one major annual event to organizing more than one “smaller, more intimate events” over the course of the year.
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.

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