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7:25 PM ET, June 2, 2011

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Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Groupon Files For $750 Million IPO  —  Groupon just filed an S-1 with the SEC in order to raise $750 million in an IPO.  In the filing Andrew Mason wrote the following letter to potential investors: Dear Potential Stockholders, On the day of this writing, Groupon's over 7,000 employees offered …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Where Did Groupon's Billion Dollars Go?  —  In January, Groupon raised $950 million.  By the end of March, it had $209 million in cash.  —  What happened to all that money?  —  The company's IPO filing spells that out: Almost all of it went right back out the door, to employees and early investors.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Groupon files for $750 million IPO despite $522 million deficit  —  IPO fever continues to spread through the ranks of technology companies.  The latest to catch the bug is Groupon, which today announced that it plans to raise up to $750 million through an initial public offering.
Shira Ovide / Deal Journal:   Groupon IPO: Shades of Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Manifesto
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Sweet Deal: Groupon IPO Could Value Company at Over $15 Billion
Discussion: Tom Foremski and At Your Servers
Brad Stone / @bradstone:   Here's the Groupon S1: http://1.usa.gov/lE03ar. Lost $420 million last year, $117 million in the first quarter of '11.
Greg Sandoval / Technology News:
Apple signs Universal Music to iCloud  —  Apple has cut a licensing deal with Universal Music Group that will enable Apple's online music store to offer songs from the largest of the four top record companies, sources with knowledge of the talks told CNET.  —  The agreement means Apple …
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Alex Pham / Company Town:
Major labels, music publishers lining up behind Apple's iCloud [Updated]  —  Apple Inc. has just sewn up its contracts with the four major record labels Thursday for a cloud music service, with agreements from music publishers to follow on Friday, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Apple Execs Are Absolutely Giddy Right Now Says Goldman Sachs  —  Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope has a report out on Apple this morning that is very bullish.  —  He met with COO Tim Cook, retail SVP Ron Johnson, and CFO Peter Oppenheimer.  —  Shope says, “the company appeared …
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
WWDC 2011 banners at Moscone Center show new iCloud icon  —  Apple is working to prepare San Francisco's Moscone Center West for the company's 2011 Worldwide Developer Conference to be held next week.  —  This morning, workers were putting the finishing touches on the giant white Apple logos …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Amazon enters the daily deals space with AmazonLocal  —  Online retail giant Amazon has become the latest company to move into the daily deals space with the launch of AmazonLocal, an online marketplace that will allow its customers to buy vouchers or deals that can be redeemed against goods …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook, Zuckerberg say ownership contract forged  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said an alleged contract and emails that a New York man says entitle him to a huge stake in the social networking website are “forgeries.”  —  In a filing in the U.S. District Court …
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Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Adobe CEO: The Flash Argument With Apple Is Over  —  Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen says the argument with Apple over supporting its Flash software on the iPad and iPhone devices is over.  “It's an argument that the press likes to continue bringing up,” he said in an on stage conversation with Wall Mossberg at the All Things D conference.
Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
YouTube and Creative Commons: raising the bar on user creativity  —  Have you ever been in the process of creating a video and just needed that one perfect clip to make it pop?  Maybe you were creating your own music video and needed an aerial video of Los Angeles at night to spice it up.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Pandora Prices IPO At $7 To $9 Per Share At Valuation Over $1B, Raising $141.6M  —  Music streaming service Pandora has just filed a new version of its S-1 that indicates the company will be pricing its stock at $7 to $9 per share.  Pandora's stock will be traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “P.”
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing:
Sony hacked again: 1m compromised, claims LulzSec  —  Already infamous for defacing PBS's website earlier this week, cracking outfit LulzSec today claimed a familiar scalp—whatever remains of it, anyway.  This time, it's Sony Pictures Entertainment, the movie-making division.
Peter Burrows / Business Week:
Stephen Elop's Nokia Adventure  —  Market share dwindling, stock cratering, persistent takeover talk.  How the CEO is trying to lead Nokia past its epic fail  —  On a slushy morning in early March, Stephen Elop, a Canadian executive who built his résumé at U.S. technology companies …
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac:
More on Apple's Airport/Time Capsule and a possible refresh  —  We've been tracking Time Capsule/Airport shortages reported earlier for about a week.  Our sources noted that Airport Express has been plentiful but supplies of TimeCapsule and Airport Extreme have been tightening globally the way products usually do before a refresh.
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes on sale next week in New York City with Honeycomb 3.1 (update: pre-orders for Verizon LTE models start same day)  —  Admit it, you've been a tad jealous of those who received a special edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Google I/O last month, even if they are running now outdated Honeycomb 3.0.
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Sean Hollister / Engadget:
Microsoft reveals ARM-powered Windows 8 prototypes (eyes-on)  —  Remember how Microsoft unveiled that whole “Windows 8” thing earlier today?  It's back for more: Here at Computex 2011 in Taipei, prototype ARM-based Windows 8 slates and smartbooks are coming out of the woodwork.
Efim Bushmanov / skype-open-source:
Skype protocol reverse engineered, source available for download  —  Hello, I'am Efim Bushmanov a freelance researcher and here is my project files on skype research.  —  While “Wall Street Journal” makes politics and skype today's trend, i want to publish my research on this.
Discussion: Geek.com
Sheldon Levine / Sysomos Blog:
How People Currently Share Pictures On Twitter  —  Yesterday Twitter revealed that they will be rolling out their very own way to share photos on the microblogging network.  Twitter will now give users a way to upload their pictures straight to Twitter without having to use a third-party service.
Reuters:
U.S. probes Google's serious China hacking allegation  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc's allegations that hackers, probably from China, sought to access the Gmail accounts of senior U.S. officials are very serious and the U.S. government is investigating them, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday.
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Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
China rejects Google allegation of massive hacking breach as ‘fabrication’
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Responds Quickly to Evolving ‘Mac Defender’ Threat With Updated Malware Definitions  —  Yesterday, we noted that the attackers behind the “Mac Defender” malware had moved quickly to combat Apple's new security update, within hours releasing a new variant of the malware that was capable of skirting around Apple's new protection.
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Toshiba Thrive tablet with Android 3.1 ships in July, starts at $429  —  That Toshiba Thrive tablet that surfaced on J&R's site last month?  Turns out, someone got a little excited — the company just confirmed the listing went up prematurely and that the price was wrong.
 
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Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Groupon Now brings hourly deals to SF, NY
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Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC EVO View 4G (Flyer) headed to Sprint on June 24th
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Copyright Office joins in: let's make illegal streaming a felony
Discussion: ZeroPaid.com
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Intuit's QuickBooks Payroll suffers outage, users miffed
Discussion: Intuit Community
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple working on a Sophisticated Infrared System for iOS Cameras
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac and TheiLoop
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Governments Are Still Trying to Kill, Replace or Undo the Internet
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Matthew Rogers / Lifehacker:
FaceNiff Is the Firesheep for Android, Hijacks Facebook Sessions with One Tap
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