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Today's e-Reads: Facebook Gets OK for Instagram Deal

August 30, 2012

Facebook got the green light from the state of California to buy the photo-sharing site Instagram, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Bloomberg reports that the Federal Trade Commission is pushing to conclude its antitrust probe of Google.

After President Obama took questions on reddit, users of the social news site are calling on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to follow suit, Bloomberg reports.

A former Motorola Solutions engineer was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing company secrets, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The federal judge in a lawsuit challenging Google's digital books project refused to halt the case while Google challenges his decision to allow authors to join in a class-action suit, according to the Associated Press.

The Mercury News reports that Facebook's executives are trying to remain focused on the company's business operations and not on its struggling stock.

The New York Times profiles Global Silicon Valley Capital Corp. and the highs and lows of investing in tech firms like Facebook and Zynga.

Sony is offering a $5 per-month option for its music streaming service Music Unlimited, CNET reports.

Two payment startups have launched a new effort to try to use reddit to raise money for a variety of causes, Mashable reports.

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