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May 15, 2012, 4:05 AM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Investors Told Facebook IPO Will Be in $34 to $38 Price Range  —  According to several sources close to the situation, investors are being told that the IPO price range for Facebook will be from $34 to $38 a share.  —  That means the highest valuation will be just over $100 billion, fully diluted.
David Cohen / AllFacebook:
Interested In Buying One Share Of Facebook Stock?  —  Buying one share of a stock will not lead to extensive financial gains or losses, but for those interested in a collectible from Facebook's Friday initial public offering, the social network will issue paper stock certificates, according to its IPO filing.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Preparing Upgrade to iCloud  —  Apple Inc. is preparing an upgrade of its online service iCloud that includes new photo-sharing features, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The new features, expected to be announced at Apple's world-wide developer conference beginning June 11 …
Othman Laraki / Twitter Blog:
The best of Twitter in your inbox  —  Starting today, you can discover the best of Twitter in a weekly email digest delivered to your inbox.  This summary features the most relevant Tweets and stories shared by the people you're connected to on Twitter.  —  Stories feature a design similar …
Michael Bathon / Bloomberg:
LightSquared, Failed Wireless Venture, Files for Bankruptcy  —  LightSquared Inc. filed for bankruptcy after its plan to deliver high-speed wireless to as many as 260 million people ran afoul of U.S. regulators.  LightSquared, based in Reston, Virginia, listed debt and assets …
Nivedita Bhattacharjee / Reuters:
Amazon aims to launch front-lit Kindle in July: source  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will launch new versions of its Kindle e-reader and tablet, including a monochrome e-reader with front lighting, a source who has seen the prototype told Reuters.  —  The world's largest Internet retailer …
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Groupon makes first profit, shares surge  —  Groupon Inc posted its first quarterly profit by reining in marketing spending and signing up more customers and merchants, sending its stock about 18 percent higher.  The fledgling company started by music graduate Andrew Mason …
Brian X. Chen / Bits:
Head of Time Warner Cable Is Unfamiliar With Apple's AirPlay  —  AirPlay, a software tool included with Apple's iPads and iPhones, is widely viewed as being potentially disruptive to the cable industry, because it makes it easy for people to view a broad variety of Internet content on a television.
Harry McCracken / Techland:
Fact-Checking Digitimes, the Taiwanese Apple Rumor Source That Keeps Crying ‘Wolf!’  —  “It's key to note that the DigiTimes has a hit-or-miss track record for nailing predictions....”  —  “Digitimes has a spotty track record with regard to Apple rumors...”
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Takes A Cue From Instagram, Redesigns Mobile To Make News Feed Photos 3X Larger  —  If you're sick of interrupting your news feed reading to open and load photos, you'll like a new Facebook mobile site, iOS, and Android app redesign rolling out today that makes photos three times larger.
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
AMD reveals Trinity specs, claims to beat Intel on price, multimedia, gaming  —  Itching for the details of AMD's latest Accelerated Processing Units (APUs)?  Then get ready to scratch: Trinity has arrived and, as of today, it's ready to start powering the next generation of low-power ultra-portables …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Columbia Pictures Wins ‘Social Network’ Lawsuit Over Zuckerberg Classmate  —  Almost everyone knows the story of the Winklevii.  Not everyone has heard about Aaron Greenspan.  Is it better to be portrayed as a loser in developing a social network than to be cut out of the story altogether?
Paul Thurrott's / SuperSite for Windows:
Windows 8 Pro PC Upgrade Cost Is Just $15  —  A coming Microsoft promotion will provide Windows 8 Pro to buyers of Windows 7-based PCs for just $14.99, according to my sources.  The promotion begins June 2, and was first reported by my Windows Weekly cohost Mary Jo Foley.
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
LG shows off the best Google TV yet, with motion controls, dual-core CPU, 3D  —  When we first learned LG would be launching its crop of Google TV sets this month, I asked “will anyone care?”  — now after seeing LG's G2 series in action, I'm surprised to report that plenty of consumers just may.
More: PR Newswire and UbergizmoThanks:@devindra

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