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May 7, 2012, 10:00 AM

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Henry Blodget / New York Magazine:
The Maturation of the Billionaire Boy-Man  —  Incredibly, Mark Zuckerberg has grown up to become an ace CEO—one whose way of thinking might drive Wall Street nuts.  —  If all goes as planned, Facebook will finally pull the trigger later this month on its long-salivated-over IPO.
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
LG Electronics to launch Google TV in U.S. in late May: executive  —  (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc, the world's No.2 TV maker, plans to launch Internet-enabled TV based on Google's platform in the United States in the week of May 21, as the South Korean firm seeks to gain a larger share …
Chee Chew / The Official Google Blog:
Google+ Hangouts On Air: broadcast your conversation to the world  —  Last year we introduced Hangouts On Air to a limited number of broadcasters, enabling them to go live with friends and fans, for all the world to see.  Since then, this small community has grown the feature in lots of creative ways.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Seeks to Gain Control of iPhone5.com Domain  —  While there has been much debate about whether Apple will refer to the next-generation iPhone as “iPhone 5”, “iPhone 6”, simply “iPhone”, or something else entirely, Fusible notes that Apple has filed a claim with the World Intellectual …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Disruptions: Indiscreet Photos, Glimpsed Then Gone  —  People once took photographs so they could capture a moment for themselves and keep it forever.  Then digital cameras and cellphones turned photos into something more ephemeral and more easily shared.  But as the case of Anthony Weiner demonstrated …
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Natalie Apostolou / The Register:
Pirate island attracts more than 100 startup tenants  —  Green-card-free startup ship off closer to international waters  —  Over 100 international tech companies have registered their interest in the floating geek city, Blueseed, which will be launched next year in international waters outside of Silicon Valley.
Matt Macari / The Verge:
US judge sanctions Samsung, kills important defense against Apple  —  US Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal imposed a severe and rarely used penalty yesterday on Samsung in its case against Apple by eliminating one of Samsung's infringement defenses from the lawsuit.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
As Yahoo CEO Reaches Out to Top Staff, Board Meets to Weigh “Options” (i.e., Deciding Who Gets to Take the Borked Bio Blame)  —  Even as Yahoo's board was kibitzing all weekend about how to handle the continuing resume-padding controversy around its recently hired CEO Scott Thompson …
Dalton Caldwell:
Two brilliant moves that helped create the Apple iOS powerhouse  —  Most new announcements by Apple are digested and understood by the tech press instantaneously.  Great products are great products, and it doesn't take much time to realize how exciting things like the iPad or Retina displays are.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Zynga sues Microsoft-backed social gaming startup Kobojo over ‘PyramidVille’ game  —  Last week, social gaming juggernaut Zynga filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against one of Europe's leading social games companies, venture-backed Kobojo.  —  The Paris, France-based social games studio …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google Play About To Pass 15 Billion App Downloads?  Pssht!  It Did That Weeks Ago  —  Way to blow your own horn, Google.  Yesterday a newspaper in the UK, the Independent, ran a short item about how Google was about to reach an app milestone — 15 billion apps downloaded.

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