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11:00 PM ET, June 26, 2011

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Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
SKYPE SCANDAL: Here's How Big Bad Private-Equity Firm Silver Lake Sees The Situation  —  Over the past week, a minor scandal has emerged in Silicon Valley over the way a bunch of senior Skype executives were treated after the company agreed to be acquired by Microsoft for $9 billion.
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Skype's Worthless Employee Stock Option Plan: Here's Why They Did It  —  Skype is being criticized for terminating employees immediately prior to the closing of the Microsoft acquisition, and people are assuming they're doing this to keep the value of those employees stock options.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Google's SOE (Strategy of Everything)  —  As a Venture Capitalist, I occasionally hear entrepreneurs lay out a Strategy of Everything, a plan to be all things to all people.  (SOE rhymes with TOE, the Theory of Everything, the Holy Grail of mathematical physics, only less attainable than the sacred object...)
Discussion: CNET News
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
How to Bypass the New York Times Paywall In Three Seconds, Zero Hacking Required  —  If you're annoyed by the New York Times' stupid paywall, here's the secret trick to destroy it and read as many articles as you want.  As this video shows, it only takes three seconds:  —  Step 1.
Discussion: Examiner, @centernetworks and Fast Company, Thanks:gizmodo
Dave Chase / TechCrunch:
Why Google Health Really Failed—It's About The Money  —  Editor's note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a health technology company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist.  Previously he was a management consultant for Accenture's healthcare practice and was the founder of Microsoft's Health business.
Discussion: GigaOM and HealthCamp thoughts …
Wall Street Journal:
Nokia, Siemens Fail to Find Investors for Joint Venture  —  Nokia Corp. and Siemens AG have shifted their focus to restructuring their joint venture in telecommunications-networking equipment, after failing to reach a deal with bidders for a controlling stake in the unprofitable business, people familiar with the matter said.
Discussion: Electronista and Reuters
Pearce H. Delphin / @zzap:
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Joe Weisenthal / The Business Insider:
Notorious Hacker Group LulzSec Just Announced That It's Finished
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
What is LulzSec afraid of?  —  Or stated differently …
Discussion: PC Magazine and Associated Press
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
What's inside LulzSec's final data dump
Discussion: Examiner, CNET News and @lulzsec
Rebecca Boyle / Popular Science:
ISS Will Broadcast First Streaming HD Video of Earth  —  Hurricane Ivan From Space via Wikimedia Commons  —  Only a lucky few have ever seen what Earth looks like from space, with human impacts all but invisible and the blackness of space just beyond the horizon.
Zech Tesfa Yohannes / TechUnwrapped:
Geohot Now Working at Facebook  —  [Update No.1] We have added a video below showing where Joshua said he was working at Facebook.  [Update No. 2] Gabe Rivera of Techmeme in a tweet found Geohot's page at Facebook.com/Geohot, and the first post at the top of page says" is Facebook …
Tiernan Ray / Barron's Online:
It's Getting Awfully Lonely in PC Land  —  Micron, Dell, HP and others rush to emphasize anything beyond PCs.  —  Has the personal-computer business become too toxic to touch?  —  It seems as if companies can't get out of the PC business fast enough.  Micron Technology (ticker: MU) …
Wall Street Journal:
Reid Hoffman — The venture capitalist on how to hit a fast-moving target in the second-wave Web boom  —  Reid Hoffman founded his first social site, called SocialNet, before Mark Zuckerberg had even started high school and has been in the vanguard of the social-media movement ever since.
Joel Lehman / JoelBlog:
AT&T's Rube Goldbergian Web Form  —  I recently bought AT&T DSL and documented their frustratingly over-engineered registration process.  In short: a simple web-form system shouldn't end up installing Internet Explorer 8 for you.  I think it's interesting particularly because no lean startup …
Andrew Parker / Financial Times:
Microsoft trial to use UK TV signals for WiFi  —  A consortium led by Microsoft will begin a technology trial in the UK this week that should pave the way for new mobile broadband networks that can support bandwidth-hungry smartphones.  The BBC, British Sky Broadcasting and BT are among …
Discussion: CNET News
 
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