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10:25 PM ET, July 14, 2011

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Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.  —  “We had a great quarter, with revenue up 32% year on year for a record breaking over $9 billion of revenue,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Larry Page On Google+: Over 10 Million Users, 1 Billion Items Being Shared Per Day  —  Google CEO Larry Page headlined Google's earnings call today and of course revealed some interesting statistics on Google's most recent product, Google+.  Page said the new management structure he implemented is …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Google Back On Track In Q2, Beats The Street With Over $9 Billion In Revenue  —  Google has just released their Q2 2011 numbers, and after a slightly-off Q1, it looks like Q2 is right back on track for the search giant.  They beat the number The Street was expecting across the board.
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:   Larry Page Sounded Like A True CEO Today
Amir Efrati / Digits:   Google CEO Page On Toothbrushes, Google+, Competitors, Surprises
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
New MacBook Airs Coming Next Week, Not This Week  —  Still waiting for the MacBook Air refresh?  You can put your credit card down for a bit.  Although many speculated it would, Apple didn't bring the new machines to market today.  And it's not going to do so tomorrow, either.
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Electronista:
New MacBook Air may carry 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD minimum  —  Macbook Air 2011 to get storage upgrades  —  Supply chain investigations by Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Thursday gave hints that the new MacBook Air may see an across-the-board upgrade beyond just the processors.
Discussion: AppleInsider, MacRumors and SlashGear
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Microsoft says it will have a ‘single ecosystem’ for PCs, tablets, phones, and TVs... and is ‘Windows’ dead?  —  So here's an interesting coincidence: Tuesday at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, Andy Lees said that the Redmond would eventually have just a “single ecosystem” for PCs, phones, tablets, and even the TV.
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Amazon's Tough Decisions on Its Android Tablet  —  Waiting for Amazon to sell a full-fledged tablet feels like waiting for the grass to grow: we know it's going to happen, but it's taking an awfully long time.  —  As we have reported over the last year, Amazon has been readying a color screen tablet …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Tablet Is No Threat To Apple, It's A Huge Threat To Google
Spotify:
Hello America.  Spotify here.  —  We're excited to let you know that today we're bringing Spotify to the US.  —  This is a great day for anyone who loves music in the US and, of course, a real milestone for us at Spotify.  I'm proud of the fantastic team who have been working tirelessly …
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Washington Post:
24,000 Pentagon files stolen in major cyber breach, official says  —  The Defense Department lost 24,000 files to “foreign intruders” in the spring in what appears to be one of the most damaging cyberattacks to date on the U.S. military, a top Pentagon official acknowledged Thursday.
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David Alexander / Reuters:
Pentagon to treat cyberspace as operational domain
Discussion: Examiner
Charles Newark-French / Flurry:
iPad 2 and Verizon iPhone Take Some Wind Out of Android's Sail  —  In this new age of mobile computing, Apple and Google's long-term success depends largely on their ability to amass third-party developer support.  Developer innovation improves the way consumers connect with others …
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Groupon Amends IPO Filing To Be More Up-Front About Its Losses  —  Groupon filed an amended version of its IPO documents this afternoon, and there are a few key differences from its original filing.  —  The most obvious one: the company is being more up-front about the losses it is incurring due to marketing expenses.
Millsd / Identity at Mozilla:
Introducing BrowserID: A better way to sign in  —  Today we're excited to announce BrowserID: an experimental new way of signing into websites.  Our goal with BrowserID was to design something safe and easy for users and the developers.  We'd love for you to try it out and let us know what you think.
Zach Epstein / BGR:
RIM said to be prepping Apple TV competitor for fall launch  —  Research In Motion is currently working on a media box codenamed “BlackBerry Cyclone” that will launch later this fall, BlackBerry news site NerdBerry.net reports.  The rumored media hub is said to be similar to Apple's iOS-based Apple TV box …
Matt Chan / OS X Daily:
Lion-Ready OS X Apps Appearing on Mac App Store  —  Despite the fact that today is (was) the speculative launch day, OS X Lion has yet to appear.  Nevermind that though, the good news is that Apple is rapidly accepting Lion-ready apps to the Mac App Store, indicating that a launch will be very soon.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Shuts Down OS X Downloads Page  —  As announced back in December 2010, Apple has shut down [thanks, Daylen] the OS X Downloads page that used to list applications, widgets and utilities users could download for their Macs.  Instead, Apple is now featuring the Mac App Store at the same URL …
Discussion: The Next Web, RazorianFly, TUAW and MacNN
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
Google hastens Google+ corporate account launch  —  Google is accelerating a test of corporate accounts on Google+ after “thousands upon thousands” of businesses applied for a place in the program, a Google executive said.  —  The company plans next week to choose who'll get into the test …
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
How to transfer Facebook friends to Google+, but do you really want to?  —  There are several ways to move your Facebook friends to Google+.  They all require several steps to complete, but they generally work.  Before you try it, ask yourself a few questions.  Do I really want to replicate my Facebook “friends” on Google+?
Discussion: WebProNews, Thanks:sulmax_verses
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Hotmail bans common passwords and introduces hacking alert system  —  Microsoft announced two new key Hotmail security features on Thursday.  —  The software giant is introducing a “My friend's been hacked!” feature alongside banning commonly used and weak passwords.
 
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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Sprint Slashes Nexus S 4G Price To $99.99 On-Contract
Discussion: PhoneArena, Gizmodo and Unwired View
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Groupon Clone is Acquired for $30 Million in Cash
Discussion: PR Newswire and BostInnovation.com
Natasha Mohanty / The Official Google Blog:
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Tulalip: Is A New Social/Search Hybrid On The Way?
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Joanna Stern / This is my next:
gScreen's actually producing its crazy dual 17-inch Spacebook, launches pre-order
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Google Upgrades Image Search: New Recent Image Filter & Old Filters Return
Discussion: WebProNews
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Gogo launches in-air multimedia platform, details international expansion plans
Jonathan / awe.sm:
Twitter drives 4 times as much traffic as you think it does
Discussion: AllThingsD and TechCrunch, Thanks:jhstrauss
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Sony Preparing New E-Book Reader to Challenge Amazon
 

 
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