Here’s a handful of interesting tech stories from around the web for Tuesday, May 29.
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.
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.
Is it truly possible to live an Internet-connected lifestyle and cut all of the cords?
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