10 Quick Tech Links for May 29

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Here’s a handful of interesting tech stories from around the web for Tuesday, May 29.

Massive targeted cyber-attack in Middle East uncovered [CNET]

Flame, which is designed to steal stored files and information about targeted systems, appears to be state-sponsored, Kaspersky Labs says.

iPad prototype sells for $10,200 [SlashGear]

In the end, the winner of the auction got to take away a little piece of history for the low, low price of $10,200.

$8.5 Billion Deal for Calling Service Presents a Puzzle [New York Times]

Skype must be able to give Windows and other Microsoft products an edge for Microsoft to justify the $8.5 billion it paid, analysts said.

Facebook Rumored To Buy Face.com For Up To $100 Million [The Next Web]

Founded in 2007, Face.com offers accurate facial recognition software that could help Facebook users identify people in photos faster, both on desktop and mobile.

Google Wallet: one year later [Engadget]

The rumors and leaks go back a bit further, but it was a year ago today that Google officially revealed its Google Wallet mobile payment service — a platform that the company is still betting big on, even if it may be slightly reconsidering the way it does business.

GameStop starts selling Android tablets [USA Today]

Each device is pre-loaded with content including free games, the Kongregate Arcade app and a digital copy of Game Informer magazine.

Steve Jobs 1974 Atari Memo on Auction Block [PC Magazine]

Sotheby’s has listed a four-page, handwritten manuscript from Jobs that he wrote in 1974 for his then-supervisor Stephen Bristow. The auction house expects that it could bring in between $10,000-$15,000.

Eduardo Saverin Finally Opens Up: ‘No Hard Feelings Between Me And Mark Zuckerberg’ [Forbes]

It took almost a decade, one Hollywood flick and roughly a billion friends for Eduardo Saverin to agree on telling his side of the story about the founding of Facebook…

Pirate Bay Ready For Perpetual IP-Address Whac-A-Mole [TorrentFreak]

Courts all around the world have ordered Internet providers to block subscriber access to the torrent site, and the end is still not in sight.

Cutting all the Cords: The Feasibility of a 100% Mobile Lifestyle [ReadWriteWeb]

Is it truly possible to live an Internet-connected lifestyle and cut all of the cords?

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