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May 17, 2013, 9:30 PM

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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.
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.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: iMore, The Verge and App AdviceThanks:@zaccoffman
Stephen Totilo / Kotaku:
EA Has No Games in Development For Nintendo's Wii U  —  Less than two years after vowing to deliver on an “unprecedented partnership” with Nintendo, gaming giant EA is quiet on the Wii U front.  “We have no games in development for the Wii U currently,” company spokesperson Jeff Brown told Kotaku yesterday.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
How Google updated Android without releasing version 4.3  —  Google I/O didn't give us the Android update we were expecting—or did it??  —  Google covered a lot of ground in its three-and-a-half-hour opening keynote at Google I/O yesterday, but one thing it didn't announce was the oft-rumored next version of Android.
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.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
T-Mobile drops anti-net neutrality lawsuit filed by MetroPCS, leaving Verizon on its own  —  Cellphone carriers have generally met net neutrality proposals with varying levels of hostility, but Verizon and MetroPCS have been particularly belligerent: in 2011, they sued to overturn the FCC's then-newly adopted Open Internet rules.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Twitter Teams With NBA to Stream Basketball Replay Videos  —  Twitter Inc. has teamed with the National Basketball Association to stream video clips of game highlights as the blogging service expands beyond 140-character status updates ahead of a possible initial public offering.
More: CNET and Marketing Land
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. …

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