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May 18, 2013, 4:55 AM

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AllThingsD:
Yahoo Board to Meet Sunday to Consider $1.1 Billion, All-Cash Deal to Acquire Tumblr  —  According to sources close to the situation, the Yahoo board plans to meet Sunday night to decide whether to approve a $1.1 billion all-cash offer for New York-based blogging site Tumblr.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
How Google beat Apple to a streaming music service  —  Sources say iRadio is still mired in licensing talks and may not be ready for WWDC  —  Google's long-rumored Play Music All Access service is already out the door, while Apple's iRadio is still bogged down in licensing talks.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Yahoo's Mayer Said to Be Preparing Updates for Flickr Photo Site  —  Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer will unveil updates to the company's Flickr photo-sharing site at a press event in New York scheduled for May 20, according to a person familiar with the matter.
More: Neowin and Electronista
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Big Data Analytics Specialist Tableau Software Raises $254M In IPO, Shares Close 64% Up; Marketo's First Day Up 78%  —  One year to the day of the troubled Facebook IPO, the climate for tech IPOs in the public markets is significantly less stormy, especially for companies in the enterprise space.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple's lax iTunes streaming security gives out a free copy of Daft Punk's Random Access Memories  —  Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and Justin Timberlake are just a few of the artists over the past year to offer full-length, high quality streams of their newest albums on iTunes in the days before release.
More: The Verge, iMore and App AdviceThanks:@zaccoffman
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Growth Since IPO In 12 Big Numbers  —  $FB is still stuck at $26.25, way down from its $38 IPO price, but it's made important progress since going public a year ago.  Daily users up 26%, mobile monthly users up 56%, and revenue up 38% are some highlights.
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
DirecTV Consider Bid for Hulu  —  DirecTV, the second largest U.S. pay-TV provider, is weighing a potential bid for Hulu, the latest company to show interest in the six-year-old video site, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  Hulu's owners, including Walt Disney Co. …
Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Galaxy S4 sales to top 10 million  —  Mobile chief hints that sales may hit 100 million mark  —  Samsung Electronics said Thursday it expects its latest flagship handset, the Galaxy S4, to surpass the 10 million mark in sales next week.  —  “We are confident that we will pass more than 10 million sales of the S4 next week.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Google Play In-App Purchase Revenue Growth Jumps 7X In One Year, Subscription Revenue Growing 2X Each Quarter  —  Google held a session today at I/O 2013 about how to make money on Android, and in the initial few minutes it shared some updated stats around Google Play revenues and how those are progressing.
Bloomberg:
Apple Mobile Devices Cleared for Use on U.S. Military Networks  —  The Pentagon cleared Apple Inc. (AAPL) devices for use on its networks, setting the stage for the maker of iPhones and iPads to compete with Samsung Electronics Co. and BlackBerry for military sales.

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