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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
Discussion: VentureBeat
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Sweet Deal: Groupon IPO Could Value Company at Over $15 Billion
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  —  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.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iCloud cost pegged at $25 per year, all 4 major labels signed
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 …
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Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Executives Optimistic About Future of iOS, Expect Tablet Market to Surpass PCs
Discussion: SAI
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 …
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.”
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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
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 …
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
OnLive outs universal wireless controller, seamless Facebook integration and more — we test the tablet experience on an HTC Flyer (video)  —  We told you that OnLive was coming to tablets, TVs, and other devices a while back, but perhaps you were vexed by the thought of controlling Duke Nukem via touchscreen or IR remote.
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.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple working on a Sophisticated Infrared System for iOS Cameras  —  On June 2, 2011, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that revealed various concepts behind a newly advanced next generation camera system that could employ infrared technology.
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.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
U.S. P2P Lawsuit Shows Signs of a ‘Pirate Honeypot’  —  Since 2010 more than 175,000 people have been sued for online copyright related offenses in the U.S. All of these defendants are accused of sharing films on P2P networks without the consent of copyright holders.
Discussion: Techdirt and Boing Boing
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Copyright Office joins in: let's make illegal streaming a felony  —  On her first day as the new Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante trekked across the street from the Library of Congress to the Rayburn Office Building for a House Judiciary Committee hearing on whether unauthorized Internet streaming should become a felony.
Discussion: VentureBeat and ZeroPaid.com
 
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Audrey Watters / O'Reilly Radar:
How the Library of Congress is building the Twitter archive
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Nintendo details 3DS eShop, will offer free Wi-Fi to U.S. owners
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET News:
Groupon Now brings hourly deals to SF, NY
Discussion: dailywireless.org and Screenwerk
Thomas Ricker / Engadget:
HTC EVO View 4G (Flyer) headed to Sprint on June 24th
Discussion: GottaBeMobile
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Intuit's QuickBooks Payroll suffers outage, users miffed
Discussion: Intuit Community
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Governments Are Still Trying to Kill, Replace or Undo the Internet
Discussion: portal.unesco.org
Matthew Rogers / Lifehacker:
FaceNiff Is the Firesheep for Android, Hijacks Facebook Sessions with One Tap
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Responds Quickly to Evolving ‘Mac Defender’ Threat With Updated Malware Definitions
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U.S. probes Google's serious China hacking allegation
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 goes on sale next week in New York City with Honeycomb 3.1 (update …
 

 
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