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May 8, 2013, 10:35 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft names Corporate Vice President Amy Hood as new Microsoft chief financial officer  —  Former CFO for the Microsoft Business Division succeeds outgoing CFO Peter Klein.  —  Microsoft Corp. today announced that Amy Hood was named Microsoft chief financial officer …
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Seeks Android Source Code Records in Samsung Suit  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), taking its patent fight to Google Inc. (GOOG) through its infringement litigation against Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), is asking a judge to force Google to turn over documents related to its Android operating system.
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Why Online Video Just Took One More Big Step to Legitimacy  —  Anyone who reads this blog frequently will know that I am a big believer in low-cost video content and specifically the power of YouTube as a content creation & distribution platform.  —  Our industry just took one big step towards legitimacy …
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Yahoo's Mayer Plans Search Revamp to Narrow Google Lead  —  Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer plans to unveil tools for Internet search, including making it easier to find information on mobile devices, stepping up efforts to nab share from Google Inc. (GOOG)
Kevin Poulsen / Wired:
Feds Drop Hacking Charges in Video-Poker Glitching Case  —  They know when to fold 'em.  Las Vegas prosecutors targeting two men who took advantage of a software bug to win a small fortune at video poker have dropped all hacking charges from the case, cashing out an 18-month legal battle …
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Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
Groupon beats street with higher than expected Q1 revenue of $601.4 million, EPS of $0.03  —  Today Groupon reported its first quarter financial performance, including revenue of $601.4 million, and earnings per share of $0.03.  Analysts had expected revenue of $592 million, and earnings per share of $0.03.
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
Say goodbye to the pin: voice recognition takes over at Barclays Wealth  —  Barclays Wealth customers will no longer need to answer security questions and remember pin codes to use telephone banking.  —  Barclays Wealth customers will be able to use voice recognition rather than security pins
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Coursera leaps another online learning hurdle, partners with Chegg and 5 publishers to give students free textbooks  —  Online learning startup Coursera on Wednesday announced a partnership with Chegg, a student hub for various educational tools and materials, as well as five publishers …
Randall Smith / DealBook:
Kleiner Perkins Shifts Strategy After a Rough Decade  —  During the dot-com boom, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital investment firm, all but minted money, making prescient early investments in Netscape Communications, Amazon.com and Google and delivering astonishing returns to investors.
Thomas Gryta / Wall Street Journal:
T-Mobile's CEO Looks for Pennies to Pinch  —  John Legere Uses Frugality and Some Choice Words to Raise Carrier's Profile, but It Remains Far Behind Wireless Leaders  —  T-Mobile US Inc. traded publicly for the first time last week, headed by a veteran telecommunications executive who knows …
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Google, authors wrangle in court again over digital books  —  The authors are asking for $3 billion in damages related to Google's digital books project, while Google is asking for class action status to be revoked.  —  Google and the Authors Guild are wrangling in court again …
Ionut Arghire / Softpedia News:
HTC First Facebook Phone Drops to $0.99 at AT&T  —  HTC First, the only smartphone to have arrived on shelves so far with the new Facebook Home suite of applications loaded on top right from the start, has just seen a price cut.  —  At the moment, the device is available …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Internet in Syria has been restored after being disconnected for over 19 hours  —  Internet in Syria has been restored on Wednesday at 14:13 UTC.  The country went offline on Tuesday at around 18:45 UTC as Internet connectivity was completely cut across the nation.

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