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9:47 AM ET, July 19, 2011

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple holding overnight Tuesday for possible Wednesday OS X Lion launch  —  We're hearing from multiple retail sources across the world that Apple's retail chain will be holding employee overnights Tuesday night.  The likely topic?  Lion.  —  In the employee halls of the retail chain sit large tubes …
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Retail Stores Receive Golden Master Copies of OS X Lion  —  Apple appears to be setting up the final pieces for OS X Lion's launch this week.  A previous report even pinpointed the release as early as Wednesday morning.  —  We've now been able to confirm that Apple Retail stores …
Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson / PerthNow:
Google's Eric Schmidt slams Apple iPhone lawsuits  — Google's Schmidt hits out at lawsuits  — 'They're suing instead of innovating'  —  GOOGLE has launched a stinging attack on major mobile phone rival Apple, saying its smartphone lawsuits are inspired by jealousy and a lack of innovation in its own iPhone.
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Electronista:
Apple's win against HTC driving some firms to Windows Phone  —  Apple may push phone makers to WP7 with HTC win  —  Apple's early win against HTC has sent some Chinese phone makers running to Windows Phone 7, a source said.  Mainland Chinese paper 21st Century Business Herald understood …
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
Breaking: New video of Nokia Sea Ray prototype running WP7  —  Look at what we have here, leaking clearly out of a development factory in either China or Hong Kong (forgive us, it's 2am), we get a nice clear look at the Nokia N9, cough, ‘Sea Ray’ for Windows Phone 7.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Zynga and Facebook Exclusivity Goes Far Beyond Credits  —  An extensive addendum to Zynga's S-1 filing with the SEC today paints an intricate picture of Zynga's dependence on the Facebook platform.  Here's a parsing of the key parts of that relationship.  —  The fuller disclosures …
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Craig Kanalley / Google+:
LIST OF FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES ON GOOGLE+  —  So, there seemed to be a lot of interest in this Googlers on Google+ list: http://goo.gl/KhpIf Facebook employees are also on G+ and can make for a very interesting circle.  Here we go!  —  Founder/CEO  —  +Mark Zuckerberg  —  Executive Team
Discussion: The Business Insider
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Borders May Be Dead, But e-Reader Kobo Is Still Alive And Kicking  —  I am old enough to remember when going into a chain store like Borders and picking out books physically was something one did to save time.  Plus, as any bookworm will tell you, rifling through bookstore shelves …
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Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
The Verge  —  Yes folks, the rumors are true.  Extra true.  Super true.  Our new home come fall-time will be called The Verge.  Why The Verge, you ask?  Well put simply, I don't think a single idea better defines the news we cover or the way we cover it.
Discussion: AllThingsD and VentureBeat
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Software Designer Reports Error in Anthony Trial  —  MIAMI — Assertions by the prosecution that Casey Anthony conducted extensive computer searches on the word “chloroform” were based on inaccurate data, a software designer who testified at the trial said Monday.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
LulzSec Hacks Murdoch-Owned ‘The Sun,’ Redirects Homepage To @LulzSec Twitter Account  —  Looks like hacker group LulzSec is back in action, this time redirecting the homepage of the Murdoch-owned The Sun (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/ homepage/) to a fake story about Murdoch's death …
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Zee / The Next Web:
All News International Websites Now Offline. (Update: Servers back live. Propagating.)
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Asking Twitter To Commit Suicide With A Google+ Dagger  —  Sometimes, it's easy for power users to get drunk on that power.  —  I'm as guilty of this as anyone.  When I constantly bitch that my Gmail account is SO DAMN SLOW, I forget that I also have a full 20 GB of email …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Scribd Aims For Niche Between Instapaper And Pulse With Reader App Float  —  Document sharing site Scribd is expanding its mobile publishing efforts with the introduction of Float, a free, Instapaper-like iPhone app that allows readers to organize their online reading in one space.
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
The history of Mozilla and Firefox  —  On July 15, 2003, the Mozilla Foundation burst forth from Netscape, and in one fell swoop both created and cemented its preeminent position as the champion of The Open Web.  A flurry of Firefox beta builds were released — first under the name of Phoenix …
Dan Levin / New York Times:
Baidu, China's Search Giant, Announces Music Licensing Deal  —  BEIJING — Baidu, the dominant Chinese Internet search engine, on Tuesday announced a major licensing deal with three of the world's largest music companies that would allow Chinese Web users to legally download and stream hundreds of thousands of songs free.
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Six weeks after World IPv6 Day, what have we learned?  —  Last month's World IPv6 Day created some excitement about IPv6.  Once it was over, however, everyone went back to work—which for most people doesn't include anything IPv6-related.  —  The idea behind World IPv6 Day on the 8th of June …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Opens Viral Growth Channel for Pages, Delivering Invites to Like as Notifications  —  Facebook now allows Page administrators to send their friends invites to Like their Page that appear as notifications, opening a new viral channel that could assist Page growth.
Discussion: The Next Web and WebProNews
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Google Buys G.Co To Create An Official URL Shortcut For Google Products  —  Google joins Internet biggies Twitter (T.Co) , Overstock (O.co) and Amazon (A.Co, Z.Co and K.Co) today in taking over the G.Co domain name, buying the TLD in order to build the official URL shortcut for Google products like GMail, Documents and Photos.
Pui-Wing Tam / Digits:
Reputation.com Raises a New $41 Million Round  —  Reputation.com has raised a $41 million round of funding, as the online privacy start-up aims to expand its business with new offerings.  —  The new round was led by venture-capital firm August Capital, with participation from Insight Capital …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
This Fall, Apple Has A Shot At Becoming The Most Valuable Company In The World  —  In January, we noted that Apple surged past an amazing $300 billion market cap, making them by far the most valuable tech company in the world.  In fact, the valuation made them the second most valuable company in the world period.
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Raise Investment Capital - According to VC Jeff Clavier  —  Jeff Clavier was the first tech investor I ever met; he was introduced to me years ago by some hip engineers in a bar as “one of the few cool VCs.”  Years later Clavier's name now comes up all the time when one of his portfolio …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Amazon Tries Taking the Kindle to School, Again, With Textbook Rentals  —  Amazon, which dominates the e-book market, has stayed out of the electronic textbook market.  Until now: The company has opened up a textbook store for its Kindle platform, where it is renting “tens of thousands” of titles for the upcoming school year.
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Amazon.com:
Students Can Now Save Up To 80% with Kindle Textbook Rental
 
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Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Digital Oxytocin: How Trust Keeps Facebook, Twitter Humming
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
It's All About Who You Know: Realtor.com Acquires SocialBios
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Is Amazon going to challenge Zynga in social games?
Bloomberg:
MobiTV Said to Hire JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank to Manage IPO
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
American Express Friends Facebook, Checks In With Foursquare: Does Your Social Graph Have Good Credit?
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
EBay's marketplace turnaround gains momentum
Patrick Thibodeau / Computerworld:
Outgoing federal CIO warns of ‘an IT cartel’
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Nginx creator launching company based on popular web server
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Netflix hires Reddit Chief Architect: Will outages end?
Discussion: @jedberg, Webware.com and VentureBeat
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Firefox world loses Web dev guru to Chrome
Sam Oliver / AppleInsider:
NPD data suggests Apple sold record 4.2M Macs in June quarter
Discussion: Ars Technica, SlashGear, TUAW and MacNN
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Hulu's Owners Are Said to Offer Bidders Five-Year Program-Access Guarantee
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Privacy Isn't Dead. Just Ask Google+.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Cisco To Cut 6,500 Employees, Take $1.3B Charge
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