Today in Tech: 5 mistakes tablet makers make at launch

April 3, 2012: 12:06 PM ET

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* As All Things D first reported, expect Yahoo (YHOOto lay off thousands of employees tomorrow, largely from from the company's international division. (All Things D via PandoDaily)

* Oracle (ORCL) and Google (GOOG) are going to trial in two weeks. The former is suing the latter over Java-related patents and technology that appear in Google's popular Android operating system. (CNET)

* 5 mistakes companies usually make when launching a tablet, from rolling out devices without a strategy in place to believing that tablets are always cheaper alternatives to laptops. (The Wall Street Journal)

* Expect that Angry Birds TV show to arrive some time this fall. (The Guardian)

* ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES: Hot mobile payments startup Square hired away Google Wallet co-founding engineer Rob van Behren. The news comes weeks after the departures of other Google Wallet employees, including co-founding engineer Marc Freed-Finnegan. Meanwhile, Pinterest co-founder Paul Sciarra has left the popular start-up and joined Andreessen Horowitz as its entrepreneur-in-residence. (NFC Times)

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JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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