Here’s a handful of interesting tech stories from around the web for Friday, May 25.
Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios lays off all staff [Boston Globe]
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s video game company, 38 Studios, has laid off all of its employees in the wake of financial difficulties, according to a key company consultant.
The HP team responsible for Enyo — webOS’s HTML5-based application framework that debuted on the TouchPad — will be leaving the company and starting at Google shortly…
Security Expert Fools, Records Fake Antivirus Scammers [Dark Reading]
Fake antivirus scammers recently got more than they bargained for when they unknowingly dialed the home number of a Sourcefire security researcher who then lured them to an impromptu honeypot and recorded their activity on his machine.
Google names names on copyright takedowns; Microsoft is #1 [Ars Technica]
The data shows that, since July 2011, 2.5 million takedown requests have been filed on behalf of Microsoft. NBC Universal, the next highest, made only 985,000.
Cook had asked to be excluded from a recently instituted company program through which employees can accumulate dividends on their restricted stock units that are still vesting.
Former Mozilla CEO John Lilly watched Yang blow his top when presented with a browser that put Yahoo competitors front and center. Seven years later, Yahoo finally got around to launching a browser of its own.
How Google Can Beat Facebook Without Google Plus [The Atlantic]
Look, Google, we’ve got a plan to help you win on social. There’s only one catch: You have to give up on the notion that animates Google Plus.
PayPal strikes deals with 15 retailers [Reuters]
For retailers, the service may attract more shoppers, provide more information about consumers, and help reduce costs associated with credit card payments.
Is that smile real or fake? [MIT News]
Can you tell which of these smiles is showing happiness? Or which one is the result of frustration? A computer system developed at MIT can.
Google launched in-app subscriptions for Android apps on Thursday, copying, and in some ways improving on, a model carved out by Apple.
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