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May 3, 2012, 5:55 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 …
More: TechCrunchTweets: @anildash and @kristacanfield
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q1 Revenue Up 101 Percent To $188.5M; Net Income Up 140 Percent  —  Professional social network LinkedIn has just released Q1 earnings.  Revenue for the first quarter was $188.5 million, an increase of 101% compared to $93.9 million in the first quarter of 2011.
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Releases IPO Prospectus and Roadshow Video Featuring Interviews With Zuckerberg  —  Facebook has just released the promotional video for its pre-IPO roadshow as well its prospectus for investors (embedded below).  The 30-minute video is split into five parts covering Facebook's mission …
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 …
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:
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.
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
Zynga's New Ad Pitch for Draw Something: ‘Draw This Brand’  —  NHL Among First to Buy Paid Terms in Hugely Popular Social game  —  Zynga's latest big-ticket acquisition has already figured out how to draw in users, but now Draw Something has an ad model that brings brands into the picture.
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 …
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.
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” …
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 …
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 …

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