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May 27, 2013, 12:00 PM

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range — Even as It Preps Other Big Deals in Mobile and Communications  —  According to numerous sources close to the situation, Yahoo has bid from $600 million to $800 million for the premium video site Hulu.  —  The reason for the wide range is due …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
What Is Hulu Really Worth?  —  Hulu is on the block again, as its corporate parents (and content partners) are taking bids for the streaming video site.  According to multiple reports, there are now seven bidders for Hulu, including pay TV operators DirecTV and Time Warner Cable …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Samsung teases ‘Premiere 2013’ event, will likely unveil new Galaxy and ATIV devices on June 20  —  Samsung has just announced a new event that will be used to “premiere” new mobile devices for its Galaxy and ATIV portfolio.  —  The unveiling will take place on June 20 at Earls Court 2 …
BBC:
Google boss ‘perplexed’ over tax row  —  Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has said he is “perplexed” by the ongoing debate over the company's tax contributions in the UK.  —  Mr Schmidt told the BBC that the company did what was “legally required” to pay the right amount of taxes.
Nitasha Tiku / Valleywag:
Meet the 28-Year-Old CEO of Bang With Friends  —  The last time I met up with “C”, the CEO of Bang with Friends, it was for a boozy night of bar-hopping that ended up on a Brooklyn rooftop.  He refused to tell me his last name.  That changed last week when the Webutante Ball inadvertently outed Colin Hodge …
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Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting  —  Digital dating is nothing to scoff at; it's a big business, and it's changed a lot of lives — mostly for the better.  Yet, while dating has seen enormous progress during the Digital Era …
Los Angeles Times:
‘The Internship,’ now starring ... Google  —  Google has a big role in the comedy ‘The Internship,’ starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.  The tech giant was a demanding cast member at times.  —  Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson on the campus of Google in a scene from the movie, ‘The Internship.’ …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
EU Regulators Questioning Carriers Over Apple's iPhone Contract Demands  —  Back in March, we reported that European Union regulators were beginning to take a look at Apple's contracts with carriers, questioning whether Apple's strict terms regarding sales commitments and other factors have amounted to anti-competitive behavior.
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: At Odds Over Privacy Challenges of Wearable Computing  —  Perhaps the best way to predict how society will react to so-called wearable computing devices is to read the Dr. Seuss children's story “The Butter Battle Book.”  —  The book, which was published in 1984, is about two cultures at odds.

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