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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Business-oriented social network

LinkedIn

will

begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange

Thursday. The business social network, based in Mountain View, Calif., priced its IPO at $45 per share, the top of its expected range.

Apple

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is in the process of signing music licensing agreements with several labels, including Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, for its cloud music service, according to

CNET

. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company has already signed deals with EMI Music and Warner Music Group, the report said.

Shares of Apple increased 0.5% in pre-market trading Thursday to $341.59.

Baidu

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is facing a lawsuit from eight New York residents, who accused the Chinese search giant of censorship and violating the U.S. Constitution. According to the complaint, Baidu censors pro-democracy content and affects searches within the U.S.

Shares of Baidu rose 0.7% in pre-market trading Thursday.

Popular smartphone and mobile device game

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Angry Birds

has been downloaded more than 200 million times, its developer,

Rovio

, said. The game runs on operating systems including Android, iOS and

Google

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Chrome.

Mobile ad network

Millennial Media

is in discussions with bankers about an initial public offering, according to

Bloomberg News

. The offering could value the company between $700 million and $1 billion, the report said.

--Written by Olivia Oran in New York.

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