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1:25 PM ET, July 1, 2011

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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Zynga Finally Files for IPO to Raise $1 Billion  —  Zynga, a four-year-old company which has made its riches off selling virtual goods in social games, has filed to raise $1 billion in an IPO.  —  The IPO may potentially rank among the largest of the year, especially among tech companies.
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Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Zynga Gets “Substantially All” Its Revenue And Players From Facebook
Discussion: @emilychangtv
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:   Zynga: The IPO Prospectus Letter From CEO Mark Pincus
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
The One Google Plus Feature Facebook Should Fear  —  While tech pundits are widely praising Google's new Plus product, I've found the one feature that could take away from Facebook where it's most dominant: Time on the site.  —  Facebook users are known for staying on the site for over half an hour a day …
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Rafe Needleman / CNET News:
Developer API for Google+: It's coming  —  Google's new social network, Google+, has only been public for two days, and developers are already interested in access to the service so they can roll out add-ons and improvements.  —  Fortunately for them, and ultimately for Google+ users, developer access is coming.
Chris Thompson / About Foursquare:   Did Google just sneak a foursquare competitor under our noses?
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
The technology behind Google+ Hangouts
Thomas Hawk / Thomas Hawk Digital Connection:   Google+, A Bold Step Forward in the World of Social Photo Sharing
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
More letters to RIM; employees rally alongside anonymous exec  —  BGR published an open letter to Research In Motion yesterday from an anonymous high-level RIM executive who begged for senior management to take notice of all of the issues within RIM.  The exec explained how the company …
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Research In Motion / Inside BlackBerry:
RIM's Response to “Open Letter”
DigiTimes:
iPhone 5 and iPad 3 upstream suppliers begin to prepare materials  —  Taiwan-based companies included in the supply chain for iPhone 5 and iPad 3 have begun to prepare materials for the production of the two devices, which are likely to make their debuts in September and to hit the market in October, according to industry sources.
Sachin's Posterous:
Why Apple built Final Cut Pro X  —  I worked on Final Cut Pro from 2002 to 2008.  It was an amazing experience.  The Final Cut Pro X project was just getting started when I left Apple.  It was an ambitious and controversial move, but it made sense for Apple.  Here's why:  —  Apple doesn't care about the pro space
Discussion: Daring Fireball and OS X Daily
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Consortium including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM and Sony snags Nortel patents for $4.5 billion  —  News that Google had competition for a bundle of patents being sold by bankrupt Nortel Networks surfaced a week ago and now it's official; a consortium of companies including Apple …
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Jason Cornwell / Gmail Blog:
A preview of Gmail's new look  —  We get a lot of great feedback about how Gmail helps you be more efficient, keep in touch with family and friends, and get work done.  We've saved you from forgetting attachments and made sure that you got the right Bob.  Over the years, adding countless features …
Dick Craddock / The Windows Blog:
Instant email: how we made Hotmail 10x faster  —  We announced last week a new version of SkyDrive, in which SkyDrive was redesigned from the ground up to have great performance on modern browsers.  Like the SkyDrive team, we've also been hard at work on ways to speed up Hotmail.
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town:
Google Inc. in preliminary talks to buy Hulu  —  Google Inc. is in preliminary talks to buy online video pioneer Hulu, people familiar with the situation said.  —  Hulu has begun meeting with potential buyers including Google, Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. to drum up interest in a sale …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Facebook To Hold News Event Next Wednesday For ‘Awesome’ Launch  —  As we heard from Mark Zuckerberg this week, Facebook is revealing something ‘awesome’ next week.  And the invite to the news event just rolled into press inboxes today.  The event will be held next Wednesday at 10 am in Facebook's Palo Alto office.
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Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Facebook wins access to partnership agreement, emails in Paul Ceglia case
Discussion: Daily Mail, Inquirer and All Facebook
Phil Nickinson / Android Central Podcast:
Verizon Droid 3 specs revealed, show a 4-inch Gingerbread world phone  —  Hey, look at that.  It's the Verizon Droid 3 specs — and lined up next to the Droid 2 and Droid X2 for good measure.  Let's just give 'em the full rundown.  —  The Droid 3 looks like it'll launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
AT&T Opens the Bridge for BlackBerry-PlayBook Connection  —  AT&T, which had held off allowing BlackBerry users to connect their devices with the PlayBook tablet, said that it is enabling the Bridge software needed for such a pairing.  —  Users will be able to access basic information coming …
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Windows Phone 7 hits 25,000 applications … Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace has now reached 25,000 applications.  —  Marketplace trackers windowsphoneapplist.com is currently tracking 25,015 apps in the U.S. Marketplace alone.  WP7applist is tracking 24,784 applications worldwide …
Twitter Blog:
200 million Tweets per day  —  Halfway through 2011, users on Twitter are now sending 200 million Tweets per day.  For context on the speed of Twitter's growth, in January of 2009, users sent two million Tweets a day, and one year ago they posted 65 million a day.
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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Interview: HP says Apple is not TouchPad's target  —  HP's TouchPad tablet hits stores tomorrow, and while the device is being compared to Apple's iPad 2, an HP executive told The Loop that's not its target market.  —  In an interview with The Loop, Richard Kerris, HP's vice president …
 
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Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
Google hiring 12 lobbying firms as FTC readies antitrust probe
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Betina Chan-Martin / Hulu Blog:
TV Just Got A Whole Lot More Social
Discussion: PC Magazine, GigaOM and SocialTimes.com
Ploy Ten Kate / Reuters:
Thais face jail if they send campaign Tweets during poll
Discussion: The Next Web
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A year after its big redesign, how Google News is thinking about the best ways to present news stories
Michael Cooney / Network World:
Despite controversy, federal, state wiretaps on the rise
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Mike Shields / digiday:DAILY:
Tumblr is Blowing Up — So When Will Its Business?
Discussion: Betabeat
Jared Moya / ZeroPaid.com:
RIAA: Anonymous, LulzSec Hacks Prove Need for PROTECT IP Act!
Discussion: @anonymousirc
Angela Watercutter / Epicenter:
After Theaters Balk at MoviePass, Beta Is Put On Hold
Discussion: Variety, The Wrap and Bloomberg
Jon Brooks / KQED News Fix:
Amazon Says It Won't Collect Sales Tax; State Says It'll Send a Bill Then
Discussion: Bits and Fortune
 

 
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