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11:00 AM ET, May 19, 2011

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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn IPO Shares Pop 84 Percent On First Trade, Opens With $7.8B Market Cap  —  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.
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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 …
Discussion: SAI
Nick Besbeas / The LinkedIn Blog:
LNKD: Changing the way professionals do business
Discussion: TechCrunch
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 …
Discussion: CNET News, IntoMobile and WinRumors
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: MacRumors, SAI and 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:
Apple to support reps: “Do not attempt to remove malware”  —  Apple is actively conducting an internal investigation into the Mac Defender malware attack I wrote about yesterday (here and here).  An internal document with a Last Modified date of Monday, May 16, 2011 notes that this is an “Issue/Investigation In Progress.”
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Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Crying wolf? Apple support forums confirm malware explosion
Amazon.com:
Amazon.com Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Print Books  —  Kindle with Special Offers for only $114 is already the bestselling member of the Kindle family  —  (NASDAQ:AMZN)—Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995.  Twelve years later in November 2007 …
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 …
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, Bloomberg and dailywireless.org
Chester Yung / MarketWatch:
China Mobile, Apple reach consensus on 4G iPhone  — Front Page - News Viewer - Commentary - Markets - Investing - Personal Finance - Community - Games  — Stocks - Mutual Funds - ETFs - Options - Bonds - Commodities - Currencies - Getting Started - MarketWatch Adviser - Premium Newsletters - Hulbert Interactive - Research Tools
Trevor Mogg / Digital Trends:
Apple causes ‘religious’ reaction in brains of fans, say neuroscientists  —  In a recently screened BBC documentary, UK neuroscientists suggested that the brains of Apple devotees are stimulated by Apple imagery in the same way that the brains of religious people are stimulated by religious imagery.
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 and Geek.com
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 …
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 …
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.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Khosla Ventures Is Raising, Like, A Billion Dollars  —  Venture capital firm Khosla Ventures is raising $1 billion for its new fund, Khosla Ventures IV, an SEC filing reveals.  From the looks of it, the new fund will be roughly the same size as the previous one (raised in September 2009).
Discussion: DealBook
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 …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Video: Omniture Founder Josh James Talks About $10M Funding of Hot, New Start-Up-and Hotter Legal Cat Fight With Adobe  —  Earlier this week, I headed over to a fancy hotel dining room in San Francisco to meet with Josh James, the founder of the Web analytics powerhouse Omniture …
Discussion: Digits and silicontap.com
Andrew Munchbach / BGR:
Android grabs 53% of global smartphone market share; iOS 50% of application revenues  —  A new report published by Millennial Media paints a picture of the global smartphone landscape in April of 2011.  The company found that Android continued its domination in pure market share, holding a 53% of impressions on the company's network.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Millennial Media
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Bezos: Attempts To Collect State Sales Tax On Amazon Sales Is Unconstitutional  —  For quite some time now, we've covered how various states have tried to avoid laws that say mail order companies don't need to collect sales tax in states where they have no staff (while individuals are supposed …
Discussion: DailyTech and Selling Books
 
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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
Discussion: Lost Remote
Tyler Hall / Click On Tyler:
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: GottaBeMobile and New York Times
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Baidu, China sued in U.S. for Internet censorship
Discussion: FM Blog, The Next Web and Penn Olson
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