On May 19 the IPO for the professional social network LinkedIn will start. Trading will take place at the New York Stock Exchange and the symbol of the company will LNKD. 7.84 million shares will be sold at a price per share between $32 and $35 so at the end of the IPO LinkedIn should be valued around $3 billion.
The novel “Rogue Moon” by Algis Budrys was published for the first time in 1960 in the magazine “The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction”. In 1961 it was a finalist for the Hugo Award as the best novel. A shorter version was published in the anthology “The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two”.
Maria Sharapova has won the tennis WTA Rome tournament. This is a Premier level tournament, the most important won by the Russian since she came back in 2009 almost one year after having shoulder surgery.
A new analysis of the data gathered by the Galileo space probe has revealed the presence of a partially molten magma ocean which is a layer about 30 miles thick below the surface of Io, one of the biggest Jupiter’s moons.
Yesterday we received the sad news of the death of basketball player Robert Traylor, apparently due to a heart attack. He was only 34 and was universally known as “Tractor” due to his large size.