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May 4, 2012, 7:15 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 …
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.
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 …
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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Rachel King / ZDNet:
NPD: Apple will lose quarter of tablet market by 2017  —  Summary: The tablet market is predicted to grow five times over by 2017, but Apple won't account for as much of it by then.  —  The tablet PC market is expected to grow five times over in the next five years, according to global market research …
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 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.
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 …
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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