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May 4, 2012, 7:55 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 …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Full Samsung Galaxy S III launch event now online  —  If you weren't around for our live coverage of yesterday's Galaxy S III event, it's fair to say that you missed quite a lot.  Luckily, Samsung has uploaded the entire event, along with some close-ups, additional hands-on videos, and interviews that you wouldn't have seen yesterday.
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:
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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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.
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 …
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.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Microsoft to Use Dolby Sound Tech in Windows 8  —  Dolby Laboratories said on Thursday that Microsoft plans to incorporate its sound technology into Windows 8.  —  Under the deal, computer makers will be required to license directly from Dolby and pay a royalty to use the technologies.
Google Analytics Blog:
Expanding Google Analytics Social Reports: Tracking Links To Your Site Content  —  Have you ever wondered which other pages on the web link to your own?  Wouldn't it be nice to know which sites are talking about your content, and in which context?  Well, a problem no more …

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