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Today’s e-Reads: Amazon, California Cut Deal; More Issues for LightSquared

September 8, 2011

Amazon and California have reached a deal allowing the Seattle-based firm and other online retailers to avoid collecting Internet sales taxes in the state for another year, according to the San Jose Mercury News. 

Carol Bartz will take in a $10 million payout after getting fired as chief executive of Yahoo, the International Business Times reports.

Federal officials say hurricane tracking is one government activity that could be disrupted by LightSquared's wireless service, according to Bloomberg. 

 

Facebook says its revenues for the first half of 2011 have doubled, prompting new speculation over when the social networking site may go public.

AOL executives have decided to fire TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, potentially ending the saga over his status at the Internet company, Fortune reported.

HTC has expanded a suit against Apple over wireless patents to include patents it obtained from Google last week, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

A new report from Symantec shows cybercrime is costing more than the drug trade. 

A CNET.com blogger argues that the AT&T merger makes good engineering sense.

Google suggested giving preferred partners like Verizon and Motorola early access to Android, according to Business Insider.

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