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May 4, 2012, 1:50 AM

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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 …
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.
AnandTech:
Samsung Galaxy S III Performance Preview: It's Fast  —  Earlier today Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S III, at the heart of which is Samsung's new Exynos 4 Quad SoC.  Fortunately we got a ton of hands on time with the device at Samsung's unpacked event in London and are able to bring …
Ben Kersey / SlashGear:
Flipboard for Android is a Galaxy S III exclusive  —  Samsung has fully unveiled the Galaxy S III here at the London event today, and one of the inclusions to its modified version of Ice Cream Sandwich is an exclusive version of Flipboard.  It marks the first time that Flipboard will be making …
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 …
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.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Scott Thompson Resume Scandal Is Not ‘An Inadvertent Mistake’ — He Also Claimed Comp Sci Degree As CTO Of PayPal  —  Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, is under fire for telling the SEC (and Yahoo's board) that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he does not have one.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Board Will “Review” Resume Discrepancy of CEO  —  Yahoo just released a statement that its board will “review” today's disclosure that the bio of its CEO Scott Thompson contained an error related to his educational achievements and make “appropriate disclosure” about what happened.
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 from Stone Hill College as claimed on his bio and also in regulatory filings.
Jeremy Horwitz / iLounge:
The New iPhone: Size, Screen + New Connector (Plus iPod touch)  —  Whether you call it the “iPhone 5,” the “iPhone 6,” or the “iPhone 4G”—well, maybe not the last one thanks to international regulators—the new iPhone is coming this fall, and we have some details to share.
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.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Startup steroids: Pinterest feels the burn of Facebook's Open Graph  —  A packed room of more than 200 founders, VCs and internet bankers took a moment to look up from their iPhones and listen in hushed reverence as one of Silicon Valley's top investors explained what he looks for when choosing the next hot startup.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Reveals Wildly Intelligent Multi-Tiered Haptics System  —  I love days like this when we get to see a new and exciting invention from the Crazy Ones in Cupertino.  In March there was a rumor that the new iPad would include new advanced haptics that didn't' pan out.
Joel Zand / Justia Tech Law News:
Lawsuit: Apple Double Bills Customers for iTunes Purchases, Citing TOS to Refuse Refunds  —  A class-action lawsuit against Apple (read it below) accuses the tech giant of double billing customers for downloads made from the company's iTunes Store.  —  The lawsuit filed by New York resident …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Media Center not part of ‘the future of entertainment’  —  Summary: A new blog post from Microsoft fills in details about how Media Center will fit in Windows 8, as an extra-cost option.  And it's pretty clear that Media Center is not part of “the future of entertainment in Windows.”
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Startup Zagster aims to be the Zipcar for bikes  —  Zagster is aiming to bring the shared-bike model to a campus, apartment complex, or hotel near you — and let you ride for free.  —  The startup, once known as CityRyde, just signed Cisco and Hyatt Hotels to install its shared bike service …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Hootsuite Is Raising $50M At A $500M Valuation  —  It was just over a month ago that social media management platform HootSuite picked up $20 million in a secondary investment round that valued the company at $200 million.  Now we have heard from multiple sources that the company is looking …

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