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Today’s e-Reads: Other Firms Rethinking IPOs after Facebook Flop

May 31, 2012

The New York Times reports that Facebook’s troubles in launching its IPO have prompted other firms to rethink their own plans to go public, including discount travel site Kayak.com. 

Bloomberg reports that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison compared the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to great thinkers such as Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein and Henry Ford.

The Wall Street Journal examines why BlackBerry maker Research in Motion’s options for turning around the firm are quickly shrinking.

 

The FTC has hired a high-profile litigator to assist the agency in its antitrust probe of Google, according to Reuters.

The European Parliament is inching closer to possibly rejecting the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, ZDNet reports. 

The first commercial space vehicle to dock with the international space station is set to return to Earth on Thursday, Mashable reports.

Reuters details a new report from workers rights activists and some employees claims Apple’s China-based manufacturer FoxConn has not lived up to its promises to improve worker conditions.

Google will start giving away the Zagat restaurant reviews, the Associated Press reports.

Intel’s first smart phone is set to go on sale in Europe next week, PCWorld reports.

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