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9:40 AM ET, July 9, 2011

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Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Google+ accounted for 35% of Tweeted news links last week  —  The Twitterverse was in a flurry this week, as early adopters and tech enthusiasts excitedly dissected Google's brand new social network, Google+.  —  According to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism's …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Eric Schmidt On Gauging Google+'s Success  —  Speaking at a press event on Thursday at the Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, former Google CEO and now Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt gave a 70 minute talk to the relatively few reporters that are here about various topical Google issues …
Discussion: eWeek
Juan Carlos Perez / PC World:
Google: Orkut Will Co-exist With Google+  —  Google's other social networking site, Orkut, which has been around for about seven years and has tens of millions of users worldwide, will continue to operate alongside the new Google+ for now.  —  However, Google is leaving its options open regarding …
New York Times:
Marc Andreessen on the Dot-Com ‘Bubble’  —  Contrary to all the recent hype about a bubble, you've said that tech companies are actually undervalued.  So in true 1999 fashion, should I take my life savings out of mutual funds and toss it into tech stocks?  —  I'm certainly not an investment adviser …
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Dan Primack / Fortune:
Chris Sacca: Bad environment for seed-stage investors  —  Chris Sacca is one of Silicon Valley's original “super-angels,” investing early in such companies as Twitter, Bit.ly, Formspring and Instagram.  —  But Sacca seems to have grown wary of most seed-stage opportunities …
Discussion: The Next Web
AppleInsider:
Apple could test limited iTunes HD+ 1080p movie service  —  Apple as early as this fall may choose to test the waters for 1080p video sales through its ubiquitous iTunes service, AppleInsider has been advised.  —  Thus far, 1080p HD content has largely eluded users of Apple products …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Heads Up!  TechCrunch Will Look A Little Different Next Week  —  Next week we'll be rolling out significant enhancements to TechCrunch.  A new design and a new logo will be the first thing you'll notice.  But behind the scenes we've made significant changes to the other end of TechCrunch as well …
MaryAnn Spoto / New Jersey Online:
Judge rules use of GPS to track a cheating spouse is not an invasion of privacy  —  GLOUCESTER COUNTY — Beware, all you cheating husbands and wives.  —  The use of a GPS device to track your whereabouts is not an invasion of privacy in New Jersey, a state appellate court panel ruled today.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Mac OS X Lion: This Is Not the Future We Were Hoping For  —  It breaks my heart to say this, but Mac OSX Lion's interface feels like a failure.  Its stated mission was to simplify the operating system, to unify it with the clean experience of iOS.  That didn't happen.
Discussion: parislemon and 9to5Mac, Thanks:gizmodo
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter Ads Will Get Harder To Ignore: “Promoted Tweets” Coming To Your Timeline This Summer  —  As Twitter raises even more money, it's getting more serious about making money.  The service is set to start showing ads in users' “timelines” within the next month, following through on plans it has talked about for more than a year.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Tablet shipments below lofty expectations, says IDC  —  Global tablet shipments in the first quarter fell 28 percent from the fourth quarter and failed to hit expectations, according to research firm IDC.  —  Specifically, tablet shipments were 7.2 million units worldwide.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:   IDC: Nook Color Leading E-Reader Sales For First Time Ever, As Tablets Lag
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google To Buy Mobile Loyalty Card Startup Punchd  —  We've just gotten word that that Google plans on acquiring digital loyalty card service Punchd.  The team, which consists of developers Reed Morse, Xander Pollock and Niket Desai (and formerly Grantland Chew), will most likely still …
Discussion: Digital Trends and MacNN
The Politico:
Tech experts exit White House  —  When President Barack Obama took office, he brought with him a pack of technology advocates with impressive résumés and ambitious visions.  They wanted to improve the government through the use of Internet tools and iPhone apps and help shape communications policy to expand broadband.
Discussion: @dankaplan, @declanm, Gov 2.0 and Smart Mobs
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Surpasses Myspace For U.S. Visitors To Become No. 2 Social Network; Twitter Not Far Behind  —  Professional social network Linkedin surpassed Myspace in terms of traffic to become the No. 2 most visited social networking site in the U.S. in June.  LinkedIn, which has seen a resurgence …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's How Spotify Plans To Invade the U.S., With Facebook's Help  —  Spotify should finally get to the U.S. this month.  Then what?  —  We can get some sense by taking a look at the marketing materials the European music service is showing off to potential advertisers.
Nancy Gohring / Network World:
Oracle win would strain Android growth  —  Oracle is reportedly already asking handset makers to pay as much as $20 per Android phone  —  Will handset makers maintain their dedication to Android if they have to pay to license it?  That's the question experts following Google's battle …
Discussion: CNET News, Beyond Search and GigaOM
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Oracle fights to keep its Java patent claims alive
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Netflix launches a new $7.99 DVD-by-mail plan  —  While streaming is all the rage these days, Netflix hasn't given up on DVDs entirely: The company has quietly launched a new page where users can sign up for an unlimited DVD-by-mail package that matches the $7.99 price of its unlimited streaming offering.
Discussion: paidContent, Examiner and Gizmodo
Naked Security / Sophos:
Facebook scammers spread app pretending to be ‘Video Calling’  —  As Paul Ducklin predicted only a few days ago, scams related to Facebook's launch of a video chat service powered by Skype are surfacing.  —  This particular scam doesn't use the actual Facebook video service as Paul has predicted …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
RIAA Starts Going After BitTorrent Sites  —  Historically the RIAA's litigation campaigns have focused mainly on individual file-sharers and P2P-software and services such as LimeWire.  —  Unlike their counterparts at the MPAA, BitTorrent sites have not been prime targets for the recording industry association's lawyers.
Discussion: TG Daily
Carolyn Hax / Washington Post:
Ubiquitous ‘tiny belly’ online ad part of scheme, government says  —  It might be the ad that ate the Internet.  —  “1 Tip for a Tiny Belly” reads the headline, rendered in what appears to be hand-lettered type and positioned above a crudely animated drawing of a woman's bare midriff.
 
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Mozilla Labs Launches ‘Web Activities’ Experiment, Lets Web Apps Talk To Each Other
Slash Lane / AppleInsider:
Apple snags 50% of handset industry profits ahead of first 100M iPhone year
Gautham Nagesh / The Hill:
Google chairman Schmidt agrees to testify at Senate antitrust hearing
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Twitter co-founder Ev Williams on Blogger & blogging's future
Discussion: Smarterware
Dan Redding / Smashing Magazine:
Inside Google's User Experience Lab: An Interview With Google's Marcin Wichary
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Netflix criticizes new Internet billing by bits
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint:
Google confirms Google Apps users will gain Google+ access
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Twitter Curation Grows Up: Storify Becomes Blog & SEO Friendly
 

 
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