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9:00 AM ET, May 19, 2011

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Henry Blodget / SAI:
Here Are Wall Street's Real Estimates For LinkedIn  —  LinkedIn's IPO priced at $45 a share.  It will presumably trade higher when the stock opens.  —  (Hopefully not too much higher, or the banks will have blown the pricing and robbed the company of money, the way they did with Zipcar).
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SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Where LinkedIn's Revenue Comes From  —  LinkedIn is ready to hit the public markets tomorrow, raising $274 million.  —  So, what exactly is LinkedIn's business?  —  Last year it generated $243 million in revenue through the first nine months of the year from three categories …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
LinkedIn Will Price at $45 a Share (Yes, That Would Be a $4.5B Valuation)
Gary Rivlin / The Daily Beast:   Is LinkedIn's Initial Public Offering a Rip-Off?
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Says Intel Exec Was Wrong About Windows 8  —  Yesterday, Intel senior vice president Renee James spilled some details about Microsoft's next version of Windows, claiming that the ARM version won't run legacy Windows apps (which were designed only to run on Intel's x86 family of processors).
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple signs EMI, cloud-music deals nearly done  —  Apple is closing in on obtaining the necessary agreements with the top four record companies that will enable the company to launch a fully licensed cloud-music service, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google And Amazon May Have Just Handed Apple The Keys To The Cloud Music Kingdom
Discussion: MacStories
Jodi Olson / Twitter Blog:
Mission: Permission  —  The Twitter ecosystem contains hundreds of thousands of interesting third-party applications designed to enhance your Twitter experience.  Third-party apps let you do things like automatically share your Tweets on other networks, connect to other players on gaming platforms …
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Twitter's S**t Sandwich
Discussion: ProgrammableWeb, TiPb, SAI and PC Magazine
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
Google warns against facial recognition database  —  Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has warned Governments against ‘foolish’ legislation - and said facial recognition is too creepy even for Google  —  Eric Schmidt: 'I am incredibly optimistic about what is going to be possible in the next decade …
Discussion: BBC and Bloomberg
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple's retail stores turn 10: Crow for sale  —  Apple's retail stores turn 10 and what looked like a boondoggle—and potentially a disaster in the making—has turned out to be one of the company's most brilliant moves.  —  On May 19, 2001 Apple opened stores in Glendale, Calif. and McLean …
Discussion: eWeek, Softpedia News and I4U News
Gartner:
Gartner Says 428 Million Mobile Communication Devices Sold Worldwide in First Quarter 2011, a 19 Percent Increase Year-on-Year  —  Apple, Samsung and HTC Reported Strongest Results in an Increasingly Smartphone-Dominated Market  —  Worldwide mobile communication device sales …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
‘Like’ Button Follows Web Users  —  Internet users tap Facebook Inc.'s “Like” and Twitter Inc.'s “Tweet” buttons to share content with friends.  But these tools also let their makers collect data about the websites people are visiting.  —  These so-called social widgets …
Discussion: Fast Company
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Store 2.0 revealed: Startup Sessions, interactive iPad signage, new sound/display systems, new app?  —  A source has just dropped a load of unconfirmed information on us for what is being internally referred to as “Apple Store 2.0.” Apple Store 2.0 is a major makeover for the Apple retail store experience.
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Ross Miller / This is my next:
Sony pulls PlayStation Network login pages after password recovery exploit found  —  No, Sony wasn't hacked again, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to double check for any erroneous emails about your PlayStation Network password being changed.  First reported by Nyleveia (as best as I can tell …
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Patrick Seybold / PlayStation Blog:
Update on PSN Password Reset Process
Omar El Akkad / Globe and Mail:
Google's big bet on Canada  —  KITCHENER, ONT.  —  Google Inc. GOOG-Q unveiled its new Kitchener-Waterloo offices to the public, completing the transformation of what was once a tiny corporate outpost into perhaps the search engine's most important hub outside the United States.
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Crying wolf?  Apple support forums confirm malware explosion  —  On May 5, John Gruber, the proprietor of the world's number-one Mac site, Daring Fireball, added my name to a long-running post titled Wolf!  The quoted text was taken from my post, Coming Soon to a Mac Near You: Serious Malware.
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Dell Streak Pro Honeycomb slate dropping June with Tegra 2 T20?  —  Worth Reading?  —  The Dell Streak Pro 10-inch Android tablet is apparently set to launch in June, and will run Android 3.x Honeycomb on NVIDIA's 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 T20, not the faster, 3D-capable T25.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
SCADA hack talk canceled after U.S., Siemens request  —  Two researchers say they canceled a talk at a security conference today on how to attack critical infrastructure systems, after U.S. cybersecurity and Siemens representatives asked them not to discuss their work publicly.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
WordPress iOS App Updated with Stats, Quick Photo, Fixes  —  The official WordPress app for iOS, available for iPhone and iPad and often criticized by many (including me) for its proverbial instability and lack of poweruser-oriented features, has been updated earlier today to include a new button …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Attn Entrepreneurs: Mark Zuckerberg Isn't the Role Model.  Reid Hoffman Is.  —  Forty-plus weeks traveling the emerging world has taught me many things.  Chief among them is that most entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley learn the wrong lessons looking in.
Discussion: Associated Press and PE Hub Blog
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Bill Gates: “The PC Is The Tablet”  —  Bill Gates took to the BBC last night to talk about his philanthropic efforts, but the conversation naturally turned to Microsoft and Gates was quick to defend the company's mobile efforts.  —  When the interviewer suggested that we're in a post-PC era …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Angry Birds Tops 200 Million Downloads; More Than Double Its “Crazy” Forecast (TCTV)  —  BERLIN- Yesterday at the Next 11 conference, I interviewed Rovio's Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka on stage.  You may know him as the man who brings us all different versions of Angry Birds, Angry Birds toys …
Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Twitter Trap  —  Last week my wife and I told our 13-year-old daughter she could join Facebook.  Within a few hours she had accumulated 171 friends, and I felt a little as if I had passed my child a pipe of crystal meth.  —  I don't mean to be a spoilsport, and I don't think I'm a Luddite.
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Nick Bilton / New York Times:   This Is Your Brain on Twitter
Tyler Hall / Click On Tyler:
Experimenting with Piracy - An Indie Mac Developer's Perspective  —  For the last twelve months I've been keeping detailed records regarding the number of users pirating my Mac apps and toying with different ways of converting those users into paying customers.
 
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders start at $499.99
Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Intel's Sean Maloney comes back to tackle mobile
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
1.65 Billion Likes of TV Shows Indicates Facebook's Importance to Television
Discussion: Lost Remote
Financial Times:
Apple and Android phones face tighter laws in Europe
Discussion: Reuters
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
Lawsuit accuses Apple of violating patented Wi-Fi antenna designs
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Video: Omniture Founder Josh James Talks About $10M Funding of Hot, New Start-Up-and Hotter Legal Cat Fight With Adobe
Discussion: Digits
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Baidu, China sued in U.S. for Internet censorship
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Will Work for Bitcoin Coder Says Most People Just Using It as an Investment Vehicle
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Toshiba declares victory in pixel density war: 367ppi coming to a phone this year (video)
Discussion: My Nokia Blog, Crave, Crave and BGR
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Apple Adding Data Center in Silicon Valley