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10:10 AM ET, May 19, 2011

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Henry Blodget / SAI:
Here Are Wall Street's Real Estimates For LinkedIn  —  LinkedIn's IPO priced at $45 a share.  It will presumably trade higher when the stock opens.  —  (Hopefully not too much higher, or the banks will have blown the pricing and robbed the company of money, the way they did with Zipcar).
Discussion: Bloomberg
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SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Where LinkedIn's Revenue Comes From  —  LinkedIn is ready to hit the public markets tomorrow, raising $274 million.  —  So, what exactly is LinkedIn's business?  —  Last year it generated $243 million in revenue through the first nine months of the year from three categories …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn IPO Shares Pop 84 Percent On First Trade  —  This is a big day for professional social network LinkedIn, which was founded in 2003.  After filing its S-1 with the SEC in January, the company has begin trading its shares, under the symbol LNKD, on the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
Gary Rivlin / The Daily Beast:
Is LinkedIn's Initial Public Offering a Rip-Off?
Discussion: The Register
Gartner:
Gartner Says 428 Million Mobile Communication Devices Sold Worldwide in First Quarter 2011, a 19 Percent Increase Year-on-Year  —  Apple, Samsung and HTC Reported Strongest Results in an Increasingly Smartphone-Dominated Market  —  Worldwide mobile communication device sales …
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Electronista:
Gartner: Android hits 36%, just 1.6m Windows Phones sold  —  A breakdown of phone share in early 2011 by Gartner has given Android another large leap in share while providing a rare direct estimate of Microsoft's actual Windows Phone sales.  About 36.27 million Android devices shipped …
Greg Sandoval / CNET News:
Apple signs EMI, cloud-music deals nearly done  —  Apple is closing in on obtaining the necessary agreements with the top four record companies that will enable the company to launch a fully licensed cloud-music service, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.
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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
Apple's cloud streaming could rely on small, locally stored song segments  —  Apple's anticipated cloud-based music streaming service could could offer faster playback of Internet-stored content by syncing just small snippets of songs via iTunes.  —  The details were revealed this week …
Discussion: MacStories
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Microsoft Says Intel Exec Was Wrong About Windows 8  —  Yesterday, Intel senior vice president Renee James spilled some details about Microsoft's next version of Windows, claiming that the ARM version won't run legacy Windows apps (which were designed only to run on Intel's x86 family of processors).
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Crying wolf?  Apple support forums confirm malware explosion  —  On May 5, John Gruber, the proprietor of the world's number-one Mac site, Daring Fireball, added my name to a long-running post titled Wolf!  The quoted text was taken from my post, Coming Soon to a Mac Near You: Serious Malware.
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Matt Warman / Telegraph:
Google warns against facial recognition database  —  Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has warned Governments against ‘foolish’ legislation - and said facial recognition is too creepy even for Google  —  Eric Schmidt: 'I am incredibly optimistic about what is going to be possible in the next decade …
Discussion: BBC and Bloomberg
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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Octopart, The Little Startup That Hung In There  —  Looking for a transistor or a relay?  Or possibly an oscilloscope?  More than likely you'll end up at Octopart, a vintage Y Combinator startup that launched in 2007.  —  The company is a search engine for electronic parts …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Twitter's S**t Sandwich  —  Twitter today announced new finer-grained control over third-party API access to direct messages: … That's good news on the surface — it means you can use services and apps that require your Twitter credentials without granting those services/apps access to your private direct messages.
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Jodi Olson / Twitter Blog:
Mission: Permission  —  The Twitter ecosystem contains hundreds …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple's retail stores turn 10: Crow for sale  —  Apple's retail stores turn 10 and what looked like a boondoggle—and potentially a disaster in the making—has turned out to be one of the company's most brilliant moves.  —  On May 19, 2001 Apple opened stores in Glendale, Calif. and McLean …
Todd Haselton / BGR:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders start at $499.99  —  Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet is now available for pre-order from J&R. The 16GB tablet is priced at $499.99 while the 32GB version will set you back an additional $100.  Here's a quick rundown of its specs …
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
‘Like’ Button Follows Web Users  —  Internet users tap Facebook Inc.'s “Like” and Twitter Inc.'s “Tweet” buttons to share content with friends.  But these tools also let their makers collect data about the websites people are visiting.  —  These so-called social widgets …
Discussion: Fast Company
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
WordPress iOS App Updated with Stats, Quick Photo, Fixes  —  The official WordPress app for iOS, available for iPhone and iPad and often criticized by many (including me) for its proverbial instability and lack of poweruser-oriented features, has been updated earlier today to include a new button …
Discussion: MacHackPC
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Omar El Akkad / Globe and Mail:
Google's big bet on Canada  —  KITCHENER, ONT.  —  Google Inc. GOOG-Q unveiled its new Kitchener-Waterloo offices to the public, completing the transformation of what was once a tiny corporate outpost into perhaps the search engine's most important hub outside the United States.
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Attn Entrepreneurs: Mark Zuckerberg Isn't the Role Model.  Reid Hoffman Is.  —  Forty-plus weeks traveling the emerging world has taught me many things.  Chief among them is that most entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley learn the wrong lessons looking in.
Discussion: Associated Press and PE Hub Blog
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Dell Streak Pro Honeycomb slate dropping June with Tegra 2 T20?  —  Worth Reading?  —  The Dell Streak Pro 10-inch Android tablet is apparently set to launch in June, and will run Android 3.x Honeycomb on NVIDIA's 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 T20, not the faster, 3D-capable T25.
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
SCADA hack talk canceled after U.S., Siemens request  —  Two researchers say they canceled a talk at a security conference today on how to attack critical infrastructure systems, after U.S. cybersecurity and Siemens representatives asked them not to discuss their work publicly.
Ross Miller / This is my next:
Sony pulls PlayStation Network login pages after password recovery exploit found  —  No, Sony wasn't hacked again, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to double check for any erroneous emails about your PlayStation Network password being changed.  First reported by Nyleveia (as best as I can tell …
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Patrick Seybold / PlayStation Blog:
Update on PSN Password Reset Process
 
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Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
Intel's Sean Maloney comes back to tackle mobile
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
1.65 Billion Likes of TV Shows Indicates Facebook's Importance to Television
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Experimenting with Piracy - An Indie Mac Developer's Perspective
Financial Times:
Apple and Android phones face tighter laws in Europe
Discussion: Reuters
Dan Frommer / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Shopkick Scores A Big Deal With The CW
Discussion: New York Times
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Video: Omniture Founder Josh James Talks About $10M Funding of Hot, New Start-Up-and Hotter Legal Cat Fight With Adobe
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Baidu, China sued in U.S. for Internet censorship