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May 15, 2012, 12:35 PM

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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Facebook offers 50.6m extra shares, confirms new $34-$38 price range, may raise up to $14.7 billion  —  Facebook has just filed a seventh amendment to its S-1, which you can read here.  TechCrunch yesterday reported that FB was going to sell extra shares (update: or at least that underwriters …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Those suave Google glasses are now patent-protected  —  Google has successfully patented the “ornamental design” of its augmented reality eyewear.  To you, me and Aunty Dee they might look almost like regular Ray-Bans, but there's a lot of secret technology concealed within those sleek lines …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Preparing Upgrade to iCloud  —  Apple Inc. is preparing an upgrade of its online service iCloud that includes new photo-sharing features, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The new features, expected to be announced at Apple's world-wide developer conference beginning June 11 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Does Yahoo even know how to be a modern media company?  —  Now that Yahoo has managed to make its way through yet another CEO shuffle — its sixth in just five years — the former portal has to get back to the main task at hand: namely, figuring out what its future looks like.
Bloomberg:
Apple Said to Prepare Thinner Mac Laptops Sporting Intel Chips  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) is preparing a new lineup of thinner MacBook laptops running on more powerful chips made by Intel Corp. (INTC), people with knowledge of the plans said.  —  The MacBook Pro machines, to be unveiled …
David Carr / New York Times:
Audiences Now Rarely Drawn to Live Television  —  This week, when they ring the bell on the television upfronts, the annual orgy of advertising buying, I hope the industry isn't counting on my house to lift ratings.  —  So far in the month of May, our household has watched exactly two minutes and one second of live television.
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Sony VAIO S upgraded with Intel's Ivy Bridge CPUs and Nvidia's Kepler GPUs  —  Sony has announced a refresh of its VAIO S Series laptops, along with a pair of new E Series models.  The S Series will come with a choice of 13.3- and 15.5-inch displays; the 15.5-inch model has a 1080p IPS screen …
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
Please Don't Learn to Code  —  The whole “everyone should learn programming” meme has gotten so out of control that the mayor of New York City actually vowed to learn to code in 2012.  —  A noble gesture to garner the NYC tech community vote, for sure, but if the mayor of New York City actually needs …
More: SachaGreif.com and BetabeatTweets: @currybet
Cade Metz / Wired:
If You Can Copyright an API, What Else Can You Copyright?  —  Oracle's Larry Ellison says APIs can copyrighted - and that raises questions across the computer industry.  Photo: Oracle  —  What does an API look like?  —  Sometimes, says Brian Pagano, it looks like this: /users.  Or this: /products.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Supreme Court denies Psystar's appeal in Mac clone case  —  One of Psystar's early “OpenMac” models.  —  (Credit: Psystar)  —  The U.S. Supreme Court today denied Psystar's request to review a lower court decision that keeps it from selling computers that run Apple's OS X but that are not made by Apple.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Google's Chrome Browser Is Coming For iOS, Says Macquarie  —  Macquarie analyst Ben Schacter has a surprising report out this morning.  —  He writes, “Google Chrome browser for iOS is coming.”  —  He adds, “Apple may already be reviewing Google's submitted code for a Chrome browser for iOS.”
Julie Miller / Vanity Fair:
Groupon Gets a Poorly Titled CBS Sitcom  —  In 2010, Facebook was the basis for a David Fincher film, and now another wunderkind-run Web site with an I.P.O. in the billions is being adapted for entertainment's sake.  This time, the social-media muse is Groupon, and the project …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Look Out: Pinterest Marketing Platform Curalate Lands $750k Seed From NEA, First Round, MentorTech  —  A new breed of social media sites led by visual rather than text-based interactions is now spawning a new breed of marketing service catering to the new format.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Fox and NBC: Dish's commercial-skipping DVR ‘a strange thing to do’ at best, ‘an insult’ at worst  —  Customers may be impressed by Dish Network's commercial-skipping Auto Hop feature on the Hopper DVR, but at least two networks aren't so happy.  In a press call, Fox entertainment chairman Peter Rice …
Jake Smith / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases update to Leopard, includes Flashback removal tool  —  While Apple has released updates for both Lion and Snow Leopard to remove the Flashback malware that is making the rounds, the company had not released a fix for Leopard until today.  Apple released a Flashback Removal Security Update …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Columbia Pictures Wins ‘Social Network’ Lawsuit Over Zuckerberg Classmate  —  Almost everyone knows the story of the Winklevii.  Not everyone has heard about Aaron Greenspan.  Is it better to be portrayed as a loser in developing a social network than to be cut out of the story altogether?
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
LG shows off the best Google TV yet, with motion controls, dual-core CPU, 3D  —  When we first learned LG would be launching its crop of Google TV sets this month, I asked “will anyone care?”  — now after seeing LG's G2 series in action, I'm surprised to report that plenty of consumers just may.
More: 9to5Google and PR NewswireThanks:@devindra
Tim Bray / ongoing:
Browsers and Apps in 2012  —  It's like this: The browser's doomed, because apps are the future.  Wait!  Apps are doomed because HTML5 is the future.  I see something almost every day saying one or the other.  Only it's mostly wrong.  [If you don't want to read my opinions …
Miguel Bustillo / Wall Street Journal:
Best Buy Founder to Step Down in Wake of Inquiry  —  Best Buy Co. founder Richard Schulze will step down as chairman next month after an internal probe found that he didn't alert other directors that his handpicked successor as chief executive, Brian Dunn, was allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a female employee.

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