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May 29, 2012, 9:00 AM

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Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Microsoft at Work on Meshing Its Products With Skype  —  PALO ALTO, Calif. — By some measures, Tony Bates has accomplished a lot at Skype since Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for the Internet calling service.  —  The statistics tell the story.  In seven months, the number of people using …
Forbes:
A boo.com Moment?  Facebook's IPO Faceplant, Carnage in Social Media Stocks  —  The Facebook (FB) fiasco has spooked a lot of tech investors, especially those holding shares of recently-launched social media companies with similarly unproven earnings streams.
Anderson Antunes / Forbes:
Eduardo Saverin Finally Opens Up: ‘No Hard Feelings Between Me And Mark Zuckerberg’  —  It took almost a decade, one Hollywood flick and roughly a billion friends for Eduardo Saverin to agree on telling his side of the story about the founding of Facebook, the social-networking website that since 2004 has changed the way we communicate.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Pirate Bay Ready For Perpetual IP-Address Whac-A-Mole  —  The Pirate Bay is arguably the most censored website on the Internet.  —  Courts all around the world have ordered Internet providers to block subscriber access to the torrent site, and the end is still not in sight.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Prototype Original iPad with Dual Dock Connectors Surfaces  —  Ever since its initial introduction in early 2010, the iPad has offered a single dock connector oriented in portrait mode.  But a rumor just prior to that introduction had indicated that the device would include …
Siim Teller / Flattr Blog:
Apple rejected Flattr... and it's not the end  —  Those following us on Twitter already know that last week Apple rejected Instacast, a well-love podcatcher, over its Flattr integration.  What does this mean for the future of Flattr inside applications for iPhone and iPad?
Tarleton Gillespie / limn:
Can an Algorithm be Wrong?  —  How do we know if we are where it's at?  Tarleton Gillespie explores the controversy over Twitter Trends and the algorithmic ‘censorship’ of #occupywallstreet.  Throughout the Occupy Wall Street protests, participants and supporters used Twitter (among other tools) …
Eran Feigenbaum / Google Enterprise Blog:
Google Apps receives ISO 27001 certification  —  In the early days of the cloud, security concerns were often at the top of business minds as they considered moving to Google Apps.  More recently, though, security has become a major reason businesses are moving to the cloud.
Lee Chyen Yee / Reuters:
Huawei denies getting illegal Chinese subsidies  —  (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd denied on Tuesday that it benefited from illegal Chinese government subsidies after a media report said the European Union planned to take action against Chinese telecom equipment makers in an anti-dumping case.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Sweet irony: EU imposes cookie law, ignores own rules  —  On all European Union institution websites, you will be lucky to find a single page that asks the visitor for permission to set cookies.  But they're using them all the same.  —  The ‘cookie law’ requires any company …

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