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May 4, 2012, 9:20 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 …
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 …
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Dustin Curtis:
Facebook's numbers  —  I like to look at raw numbers every once in a while, without external influence, to recalibrate my ability to judge the magnitude of things.  Here are some of the numbers from Facebook's most recent S-1 filing (published on May 2nd) that I think are important as metrics …
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Diego Basch / Diego Basch's Blog:
A Relevant Tale: How Google Killed Inktomi  —  On March 20th, 2000 Inktomi had a market capitalization of 25 billion dollars.  As a relatively early employee, I was a multimillionaire on paper.  Life was good.  In the next year and a half the stock went down by 99.9%.  In the end, Inktomi was acquired by Yahoo for 250M.
Carl Franzen / TPM IdeaLab:
How OpenStreetMap Got Apple To Give It Due Credit  —  Apple has finally given credit where credit was due: To OpenStreetMap, a crowdsourced world map that Apple recently began using in its iPhoto app without proper attribution.  —  “Apple attributes OSM in iPhoto,” OpenStreetMap's official …
Jeremy Wagstaff / Reuters:
In a Samsung Galaxy far, far away ... will Android still rule?  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics is the world's largest smartphone manufacturer and biggest user of Google's Android operating system.  —  And, for some, that's the problem.  —  Samsung's meteoric rise …
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.
David Kravets / Wired:
Feds Seized Hip-Hop Site for a Year, Waiting for Proof of Infringement  —  Federal authorities who seized a popular hip-hop music site based on the assertions from the Recording Industry Association of America that it was linking to four “pre-release” music tracks gave it back more than a …
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.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Huffington's Role Shrinks at AOL  —  Executive Says Shift Will Free Her to Focus on Her Namesake News Site as It Gears Up to Expand Abroad  —  Arianna Huffington acknowledged Thursday that her portfolio at AOL Inc. is being scaled back to include only the Huffington Post …

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