Today in Tech: Angry Birds maker IPO coming?

May 9, 2011: 10:28 AM ET

A curated selection of the weekend's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you everyday.

*A sneak peek at Adam Lashinsky's deep dive into Apple's corporate structure, including a juicy anecdote on how Steve Jobs tolerates internal company failures (Hint: Not so well). (Fortune)

*LinkedIn plans to offer 7.8 million shares in its initial public offering (IPO), valuing the professional social network at $3 billion-plus, the high end of its offering price range. (Reuters)

*Rovio, the developer behind the hugely successful Angry Birds game franchise, could go public in three or four years its chief marketing officer told a Finnish paper. (Reuters)

*Why some media chiefs are shifting their stance and embracing Netflix. (Wall Street Journal)

*Despite reports that Sony would get its hacked PlayStation Network and Qriocity service at least partially back online by the end of last week, both remain offline. The company revealed today that it's unsure of when services will resume. (Bloomberg)

*WIRED's top 100 British tech movers and shakers. (via The Telegraph)

*Device chip maker Broadcom acquired the Tel Aviv-based security software maker SC Square for nearly $42 million. (TechCrunch)

*Promising start-up Tabbedout, which wants you to use your mobile phone and their platform to pay restaurant bills and bar tabs, nabbed $3.7 million during its Series A round of funding from New Enterprise Associates. (TechCrunch)

*Why every child in America apparently needs an iPad. (Cult of Mac)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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