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May 3, 2012, 4:25 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.
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 …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Samsung and Dropbox offer Galaxy S III users up to 50GB of extra storage  —  Samsung has partnered with Dropbox to offer extra storage for Galaxy S III owners.  Once you've registered the newly minted handset, your current storage allocation will be topped up to a maximum of 50GB.
More: Sammy Hub
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.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Ahead of I.P.O., Facebook Sets Price Range at $28 to $35  —  On Thursday, Facebook set the estimated price for its initial public offering at $28 to $35 a share, according to a revised prospectus.  At the mid-point of the range, the social networking company is on track to raise $10.6 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
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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Dan Loeb Alleges “Discrepancies” on Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's Resume Related to Computer Science Degree  —  The gloves are now really off in the proxy battle for Yahoo.  —  In a letter to Yahoo's board, Dan Loeb of Third Point is alleging that the company's new CEO Scott Thompson …
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:
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” …
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
More: ZDNet, PC World and Cisco
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
FCC to dole out up to $300 million to help carriers expand service in rural areas  —  It seems like almost every day that we receive a press release announcing Verizon or AT&T is planning to expand its LTE coverage to three, five, eleven new markets.  But in some remote pockets of the country …

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