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May 3, 2012, 3:35 PM

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Mat Smith / Engadget:
Samsung Galaxy S III preview: hands-on with the next Android superphone (video)  —  You remember that Galaxy S II?  A phone so good they launched it, well, a whole load of times.  But after seeing phablet cousins and LTE variants, the true handset sequel is finally here.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Facebook to Set I.P.O Price Range After Market Close  —  Facebook is expected on Thursday to set the estimated price range for its initial public offering, a debut that could value the sprawling social network at nearly $80 billion or more.  —  The target, which will be included …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Phil Libin and the Refusal to Pivot: Evernote Now Valued at $1 Billion  —  Today, 30-million-user strong Evernote announced it had received $70 million in Series D funding from Meritech Capital, CBC Capital, T. Rowe Price Associates, Harbor Pacific Capital and Allen & Company at a valuation of Dr. Evil proportions: One billion dollars.
More: CNET and Market Wire
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Response on CEO's Computer Science ResumeGate: “Inadvertent Error”  —  A Yahoo spokesperson just confirmed as true allegations from an activist shareholder that its CEO Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree as claimed on his bio and in regulatory filings.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Discovery Channel Buys Revision3 for $30 Million  —  Web video is supposed to disrupt cable TV.  And maybe it will, one day.  In the meantime, the cable guys are doing just fine.  —  Here's a proof point: Discovery Communications, parent of The Discovery Channel, has purchased Revision3 …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Judge: An IP-Address Doesn't Identify a Person (or BitTorrent Pirate)  —  Mass-BitTorrent lawsuits have been dragging on for more than two years in the US, involving more than a quarter million alleged downloaders.  —  The copyright holders who start these cases generally provide nothing more than an IP-address as evidence.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft schedules Windows Phone developer summit for June  —  Summary: Microsoft is inviting Windows Phone developers to a developer conference in late June.  Could both the Tango and Apollo operating systems be on the agenda?  —  Microsoft has begun sending “Save the Date” …
Forbes:
The Midas List — 2012's Top Tech Investors  —  1 Jim Breyer Accel Partners Facebook — 2 Marc Andreessen Andreessen Horowitz Skype — 3 Reid Hoffman Greylock Partners LinkedIn — 4 David Sze Greylock Partners Facebook — 5 Peter Fenton Benchmark Capital Twitter — 6 Josh Kopelman …
Harrison Weber / The Next Web:
It's TechStars' Demo Day in Boston: Meet the 13 new startups  —  Today, 13 startups will present to a room filled with investors, industry analysts and media at TechStars Demo Day in Boston.  In case you haven't heard of TechStars, it is an elite mentorship-driven start-up accelerator …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Microsoft Hires 14 Yahoo Researchers to Kick-Start New NYC Research Lab  —  Over the weekend, I reported that Duncan Watts, the well-known social network researcher, had left Yahoo to join Microsoft.  Turns out he's not the only one.  —  Microsoft snatched up not only Watts …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
EBay puts down roots in NYC with data-focused tech center  —  EBay plans on making it in New York and it's bought a 35,000 square foot space to ensure that it happens.  The commerce and payments company is announcing that it has purchased an entire floor in the Flat Iron district …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
With 8.8% market share, Apple has 73% of cell phone profits  —  Among the major vendors, Samsung captured 26%, HTC took 1%, and the rest lost money  —  FORTUNE — Asymco's Horace Dediu on Thursday updated his quarterly review of mobile phone profits, and the news for everyone but Apple (AAPL) and Samsung is not good.
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Chief Says Blocked Deal Will Cost Consumers  —  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—The government's decision to block AT&T Inc.'s takeover of Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA unit will result in higher prices to consumers, AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Randall Stephenson contended during a public interview Wednesday.
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
WePay Lands $10M Round to Help it Take On PayPal  —  WePay co-founders Rich Aberman and Bill Clerico  —  Originally launched as a group payments platform to help friends and family pool their resources, Palo Alto-based WePay has since expanded to offer online payment tools for merchants …
More: TechCrunch
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google News Adds Larger Images, Realtime Updates & Google+ Comments  —  Google News announced they have added three large changes to Google News.  They include larger images on the main page; a realtime coverage page to surface the latest articles and commentary; and relevant Google+ posts for a new social perspective.
Don Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
Google Argues for Dismissal of Authors' Book-Scan Lawsuit  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG) asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an organization representing authors over the search engine company's project to digitally scan millions of books, saying the group can't represent the copyright holders.

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