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May 3, 2012, 7:30 PM

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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.
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 …
Ben Kersey / SlashGear:
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 and TPM IdeaLab
Om Malik / GigaOM:
The Midas List?  Yeah, sure, & I'm Brad Pitt  —  Forbes came out with its annual Midas List, which ranks venture capitalists.  Lists on the web are essentially page view machines, but at Forbes, they are a religion.  I worked for Forbes.com and know how much work used to go into putting together …
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Online video biz Brightcove earns $19.9M in Q1, sees bright future ahead  —  Online video platform company Brightcove reported $19.9 million in revenue in its first quarter as a public company, the company announced today.  —  “We are pleased to announce strong financial results …
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 …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Boku Signs Up Final U.S. Wireless Operator for Carrier Billing  —  It has taken three-and-a-half years, but Boku has finally signed up all four major U.S. carriers for its mobile payments service.  —  Today, the San Francisco company says that Sprint is coming on board to join the three …
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.
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 …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Klout Releases New, Speedier API; Now Serves 1 Billion API Calls Per Day  —  Klout, the startup that measures influence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, Google+ and other social apps, has just released a new version of its API and released a number of new stats about its API usage.

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