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7:40 PM ET, July 3, 2011

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Chris Brogan:
The Google Plus 50  —  If you're curious about Google+, the new social network platform from Google, you're not alone.  I've logged several hours already on the platform, experimenting, testing, and observing.  It sparks my attention from several angles: marketing, technology, community, media, mobile, advertising, and more.
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Fred Wilson / A VC:
Why I'm Rooting For Google+  —  The day Google+ launched, I sent a friend at Google who was involved in building the service an email requesting an invite.  I got the invite late that day and started playing with the service.  Here's my profile.  I'm not sure if this page is public or you need a Google+ login to see it.
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Plus: Is This the Social Tool Schools Have Been Waiting For?
Discussion: edte.ch
Zee M Kane / The Next Web:
Fitbit users are unwittingly sharing details of their sex lives with the world  —  Heard of Fitbit?  Currently only available in the US, Fitbit's tracker is a little gadget that automatically tracks data about a person's activities, such as calories burned, sleep quality, steps and distance.
Electronista:
Samsung Galaxy S II hits 3m sales in 55 days, boosts Europe  —  Samsung on Sunday crossed a company record by selling three million Galaxy S II phones in 55 days.  The Android flagship hit its milestone 30 days faster than the original Galaxy S. At its peak, Galaxy S II phones have been selling at a rate of one every 1.5 seconds.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Via a Cool IPO: The Delicious Irony of Myspace, Zynga and Owen Van Natta  —  How's this for irony:  —  It was less than a year and a half ago that Owen Van Natta was ousted from his job as CEO of Myspace.  —  But last week — just as the failed social networking site sold …
Discussion: CNET News
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
So sue me: are lawyers really the key to computer security?  —  If your code gets hacked, are you the one on the hook?  In the early decades of the software industry, the answer was usually “no.” Software licenses routinely disclaimed liability, and until recently, security flaws were considered to be just another fact of life.
PhysOrg.com:
WiFi ‘napping’ doubles phone battery life  —  A Duke University graduate student has found a way to double the battery life of mobile devices - such as smartphones or laptop computers - by making changes to WiFi technology.  —  WiFi is a popular wireless technology that helps users download information from the Internet.
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Can Jeff Weiner Realize LinkedIn's Full Potential?  —  LinkedIn's CEO is trying to keep members glued to the site—and his newly rich workers focused  —  The morning of May 19, Jeff Weiner became the face of technology's new era of bubbly optimism.  After ringing the bell on the floor …
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
The Org Charts Of All The Major Tech Companies (Humor)  —  Here is a funny take on how all the biggest tech companies are organized from designer Manu Cornet, via Foursquare product chief Alex Rainert.  Rainert notes on Tumblr, “These are really great though I imagine there's a bit …
Riva Richmond / Bits:
Hackers Hit Arizona Police Again  —  Hackers continued to plague the Arizona state police, releasing online yet another trove of stolen data and defacing eight police Web sites in what the hackers called “the third knockout blow.”  —  The latest digital dump, which occurred late Thursday …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Where Have All the Spambots Gone?  —  First, the good news: The past year has witnessed the decimation of spam volume, the arrests of several key hackers, and the high-profile takedowns of some of the Web's most notorious botnets.  The bad news?  The crooks behind these huge crime machines …
Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Zynga's IPO Means More Visible Feedback for Facebook's Platform Product and Policy Teams  —  Since the Facebook Platform's launch four years ago in May 2007, the company has made many changes to its Platform APIs and Platform policies that have had significant ramifications for all developers in the Facebook ecosystem.
 
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Austin Carr / Fast Company:
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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