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10:10 AM ET, June 26, 2011

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Joe Weisenthal / The Business Insider:
Notorious Hacker Group LulzSec Just Announced That It's Finished  —  LulzSec, the notorious hacker group that's been on a rampage, just announced that it's disbanding.  —  This follows 50 days chaos during which time it took down several websites (including CIA.gov at one point) …
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
What's inside LulzSec's final data dump  —  As we reported earlier, LulzSec says that it has bowed out of the limelight for good after fifty days of headline-grabbing hacking of corporate and governmental targets.  Along with its final statement, it released a data dump including a wide range of information.
Discussion: @lulzsec and Digital Trends
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
What is LulzSec afraid of?  —  Or stated differently: Have the ill-winds of fate caught the Lulz Boat's sails?  —  Today, quite unexpectedly, LulzSec Security announced its retirement.  “This is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us.
Zech Tesfa Yohannes / TechUnwrapped:
Geohot Now Working at Facebook  —  [Update No.1] We have added a video below showing where Joshua said he was working at Facebook.  [Update No. 2] Gabe Rivera of Techmeme in a tweet found Geohot's page at Facebook.com/Geohot, and the first post at the top of page says" is Facebook …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Skype's Worthless Employee Stock Option Plan: Here's Why They Did It  —  Skype is being criticized for terminating employees immediately prior to the closing of the Microsoft acquisition, and people are assuming they're doing this to keep the value of those employees stock options.
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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Skype: See no vesting, hear no vesting
Discussion: Techie Buzz, Felix Salmon and GigaOM
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Why Turntable.fm is the most exciting social service of the year  —  It's emerged out of nowhere to become one of the coolest sites on the Web in a matter of weeks, but what's the story behind Turntable.fm, what's so great about it and where is it going?  —  A service amassing …
Discussion: PC Magazine
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Oblong Has Built The Future Of Computing.  I've Seen It.  Used It.  It's Beautiful.  —  “This is the next Macintosh-level of disruption.”  —  Over the past several years, I've followed pretty much every new thing in the technology space, and written about many of them.
Discussion: Feld Thoughts and Electronista
Matthew Prince / CloudFlare's blog:
On LulzSec, Censorship & CloudFlare  —  Thursday, June 2, 2011 was an otherwise unremarkable day in our office until we got word that LulzSecurity.com, a site that had quietly registered for CloudFlare earlier the same day, had allegedly published information it obtained from hacking the Sony Pictures' website.
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iOS 5 supports over-the-air software updates via 3G networks  —  In early May, we reported that Apple is bringing a long-awaited over-the-air iOS software update feature to iOS 5.  Sure enough, Apple announced the feature as a part of their iOS devices become PC-free initiative …
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
How The Food Network Suddenly Spiked In Popularity & Why comScore Isn't Buying It  —  In May 2011, the mantle of the most-trafficked food site according to comScore passed to Food Network from AllRecipes, who had held the position for over two years.  What was its secret recipe?
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Shuts Down A Large Number Of Applications  —  Over the past couple days Facebook has been shutting down a large number applications due to changes to the automated platform monitoring system.  —  This morning many developers took to the Facebook dev forums to complain about the issue.
 
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Can Icann really be necessary?  —  It's a question worth asking …
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J.B. / Fusible.com:
Will Zynga give The Sims on Facebook a run for its money with Familyville?
Discussion: The Business Insider and Kotaku
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Inspired By Wikipedia, Quora Aims For Relevancy With Topic Groups And Reorganized Topic Pages
Discussion: Mashable! and Quora, Thanks:pragmatic_rebel
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