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May 4, 2012, 12:10 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 …
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.
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:
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 …
AnandTech:
Samsung Galaxy S III Performance Preview: It's Fast  —  Earlier today Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S III, at the heart of which is Samsung's new Exynos 4 Quad SoC.  Fortunately we got a ton of hands on time with the device at Samsung's unpacked event in London and are able to bring …
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.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Scott Thompson Resume Scandal Is Not ‘An Inadvertent Mistake’ — He Also Claimed Comp Sci Degree As CTO Of PayPal  —  Yahoo's new CEO, Scott Thompson, is under fire for telling the SEC (and Yahoo's board) that he had a computer science degree from Stonehill College when he does not have one.
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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.
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.
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.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Reveals Wildly Intelligent Multi-Tiered Haptics System  —  I love days like this when we get to see a new and exciting invention from the Crazy Ones in Cupertino.  In March there was a rumor that the new iPad would include new advanced haptics that didn't' pan out.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft: Media Center not part of ‘the future of entertainment’  —  Summary: A new blog post from Microsoft fills in details about how Media Center will fit in Windows 8, as an extra-cost option.  And it's pretty clear that Media Center is not part of “the future of entertainment in Windows.”
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 …
Joel Zand / Justia Tech Law News:
Lawsuit: Apple Double Bills Customers for iTunes Purchases, Citing TOS to Refuse Refunds  —  A class-action lawsuit against Apple (read it below) accuses the tech giant of double billing customers for downloads made from the company's iTunes Store.  —  The lawsuit filed by New York resident …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's “Offers” News Feed Coupons Launch In Self-Serve Beta For Local U.S. Businesses  —  Today any local U.S. business can start using Facebook's Offers product - free-to-create coupons that businesses can share to the news feed, and that users can bring to brick-and-mortar stores for redemptions.
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Startup Zagster aims to be the Zipcar for bikes  —  Zagster is aiming to bring the shared-bike model to a campus, apartment complex, or hotel near you — and let you ride for free.  —  The startup, once known as CityRyde, just signed Cisco and Hyatt Hotels to install its shared bike service …

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