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Today’s e-Reads: FBI Probes Olympus; Google's Buying Spree

The FBI is investigating the growing controversy at Olympus related to fees and write-downs from recent acquisitions, according to Bloomberg. The New York Times examines how  it all "harks to an older, and more freewheeling, era" of deal-making.

Irish data protection authorities are investigating Facebook’s operations for possible privacy violations, Fox News reports. 

 

Research in Motion gets sued for that awful Blackberry outage.

Google was busy in the third quarter, spending $500 million gobbling up 27 firms, the San Jose Mercury News reports. TechCrunch sees hints that the company may open a music store in the next few weeks.

The Wall Street Journal profiles Virginia Rometty, the woman picked to succeed IBM CEO Samuel Palmisano, describing how she didn’t think she would ever make it the top of the corporate ladder. 

 

Yahoo’s annual employee satisfaction survey found morale sagging at the Internet firm that is currently the subject of acquisition rumors, according to All Things D.

CNet reports that despite a series of missteps in the last decade, Microsoft has still managed to succeed.

USA Today examines the latest social network, called Nextdoor, focused on neighborhoods.

Ars Technica doesn't like Lamar Smith's online piracy bill.

 

A documentary on Steve Jobs will premiere on PBS early next month, Mashable reports

 

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