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May 3, 2012, 4:50 PM

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Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
LinkedIn Is Buying SlideShare For $119 Million  —  LinkedIn just announced plans to buy SlideShare for $119 million.  It will be 45% cash and 55% stock.  Here's what CEO Jeff Weiner said in a press release explaining the move: “Presentations are one of the main ways in which professionals capture …
Deep Nishar / Linkedin Blog:
SlideShare + LinkedIn = More Value for Professionals  —  Over the past few years, SlideShare and LinkedIn have been working closely together to help professionals be more effective and productive through the content they create and share on LinkedIn.  I've personally been a huge fan of SlideShare …
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook Sets $28-$35 IPO Range  —  Facebook Inc. set the price range for its initial public offering at $28 to $35 a share, in a landmark deal that would raise as much as $13.6 billion for the social network and insiders.  The preliminary price range would value the company at $77 billion to $96 billion.
Joe Weisenthal / Business Insider:
Mark Zuckerberg Will Personally Sell ~$1 Billion Worth Of Facebook Shares At IPO  —  The latest iteration of Facebook's S-1 filing is out.  —  The hot details: the company is selling 337.4 million shares at a price range of $28-$35.  —  And part of the share sale is insiders selling, and that includes CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
More: Gizmodo
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
After Public Offering, Mark Zuckerberg Will Still Control More Than Half of Facebook  —  Facebook's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will retain control of the social network, even after completing its impending initial public offering.  —  According to documents filed with the Securities …
More: TechCrunch
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.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S III announced: 4.8-inch 720p display, eye tracking, available later this month  —  Capping months of rumors and speculation, Samsung has announced its Galaxy S III smartphone at an event in London today.  Major specs include a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display at 720p resolution …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Response on CEO's Computer Science ResumeGate: “Inadvertent Error”  —  A Yahoo spokesperson just confirmed as accurate allegations from an activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point that its CEO Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree as claimed on his bio and also 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 …
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:
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 …
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 …
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 …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Cisco to Acquire Network Analysis Firm Truviso  —  Cisco Systems said it had reached a deal to acquire Truviso, a privately held company that provides real-time network data analysis and reporting software.  The deal is aimed at boosting Cisco's offerings in helping its customers analyze what's happening …
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 …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Kindle Fire Shipments Fizzle  —  Amazon likes to tout the Kindle Fire as “the #1 bestselling, most gifted, and most wished for product” it peddles (without ever disclosing actual sales numbers).  But evidently that doesn't mean quite as much as you'd think.

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