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4:30 PM ET, July 19, 2011

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Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Internet Activist Charged in M.I.T. Data Theft  —  Aaron Swartz, a 24-year-old programmer and online political activist, was indicted Tuesday in Boston on charges that he stole over four million documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and JSTOR, an archive of scientific journals and academic papers.
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Morgan Callahan / Demand Progress Blog:
Federal Government Indicts Former Demand Progress Executive Director For Downloading Too Many Journal Articles  —  Cambridge, MA - Moments ago, Aaron Swartz, former executive director and founder of Demand Progress, was indicted by the US government.  As best as we can tell …
Discussion: @mathewi, @fmanjoo and @aaronsw
Jason Kottke / kottke.org:
Aaron Swartz indicted on charges of “wire fraud, computer fraud” etc.
Discussion: PC Magazine and about.jstor.org
Punit Soni / Google+:
We discovered an issue with the version of the iPhone Google+ App that was on the App Store.  When we launched, the App Store started serving a previous test version of the App which didn't have the stability and fixes that the latest version had.  It started serving the correct version a little later.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google+ iPhone App Now Live In The App Store (Screenshots)  —  Google+'s iPhone app is now live in the App Store, and you can download the free app here.  —  From Google's description of the app, Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler.
Vic Gundotra / Google+:
iPhone, meet Google+  —  Share just the right stuff, with just the right circles :-)  —  This app should be rolling out over the next few hours.  Try getting it here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google/ id447119634?ls=1&mt=8
Jana Winter / Fox News:
EXCLUSIVE: FBI Raids Homes of Suspected ‘Anonymous’ Hackers  —  The FBI is executing search warrants at the New York homes of three suspected members of notorious hacking group Anonymous early Tuesday morning, FoxNews.com has learned.  —  More than 10 FBI agents arrived at the Baldwin …
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
FBI makes 14 arrests in Anonymous raids  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation has made 14 arrests nationwide after raiding a series of homes across the U.S. in connection a sweep designed to dent the Anonymous hacking group.  —  According to CBS News, the FBI sweep was a major operation in New York …
Mark Milian / CNN:
Google+ has a ‘celebrity acquisition plan’  —  (CNN) — Google would like its new social network to be well-known in Hollywood circles.  To that end, the Internet giant is drawing up a “celebrity acquisition plan” to help publicize Google+, its 3-week-old social network, according to Google e-mails reviewed by CNN.
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Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
Some Of Apple's Board Started Looking For Steve Jobs' Replacement  —  Members of Apple's board started talking about CEO sucession plans with executive recruiters and “one head of a high-profile technology company” when Steve Jobs took his most recent leave of absence, the Wall Street Journal reports.
John Leyden / The Register:
LulzSec say they'll release big Murdoch email archive  —  Rebekah Brooks apparently not a password genius  —  The hacktivists behind a hack on The Sun's website claim to have extracted an email archive which they plan to release later on Tuesday.  —  News International systems were hacked …
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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
Richard Edmonds / 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.
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover join ISIS mobile payment network  —  Four of the largest credit card issuers in the world — MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover — have all announced today that they're joining ISIS, a partnership of American carriers formed last year aimed …
Patrick Avenell / Current:
Apple to open a new Store every 50 hours before end of 2011 harvest  —  Apple Retail Stores have attracted over one billion visitors since the first outlet was opened in Washington DC on 19 May 2001, according to a rare response to questions from Apple's local PR team.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Gigwalk Signs Up Microsoft to Provide Thousands of Paid Tasks for iPhone-Carrying Part-Timers  —  Gigwalk, a service that offers a variety of paid odd jobs via iPhone, announced that it now has more than 100,000 “gigs” available or completed and has signed up more than 50,000 people to perform work in eight U.S. cities.
Bloomberg:
Microsoft Is Said to Drop Out of Auction for Hulu Online Streaming Service  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is dropping out of the bidding for Hulu LLC, the online video service put up for sale by its media-company owners, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
Discussion: Neowin.net and WinRumors
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Time Magazine Rolls Out Print/Digital Subscriptions — And Puts Up Another Web Pay Wall  —  Time magazine is making it easier for readers to subscribe to its digital and print editions.  And it is making it harder for non-subscribers to read the magazine on the Web.
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 …
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 …
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Frustrated judge pushes Google digital book deal  —  (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge set a September 15 deadline for Google Inc, authors and publishers to come up with a legal plan to create the world's largest digital library, expressing frustration that the six-year-old dispute has not been resolved.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Intel Buys Semiconductor Company Fulcrum Microsystems  —  Intel has announced the acquisition of fabless semiconductor company Fulcrum Microsystems.  Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2011, are not being disclosed.
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
Meet Proust, a social network that digs deeper  —  Nowadays, a lot of information can be found online.  The starring actress of the 1996 movie “The Craft”?  Fairuza Balk (courtesy of IMDB.)  Where was Gordon Moore born?  San Francisco (thank you, Wikipedia.)
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Gains In Customer Satisfaction, Facebook “Near The Bottom” — Report  —  The 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) “e-business report is out.  Google, Bing and the entire “Internet Search Engines & Portals” category seems to have done well.  In particular Bing and Ask improved significantly over last year.
 
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo! Q2 Rev Misses, EPS Beats By A Penny
Discussion: AllThingsD and Business Wire
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
FDA plans oversight of some mobile medical apps
Ted Murphy / IZEA Blog:
IZEA Acquires Magpie Twitter Advertising Network
Stormy / The Mozilla Blog:
Announcing Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group
Discussion: eWeek, BetaNews and Hardware 2.0 Blog
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Grants Google ‘Street View’ Wiretap Appeal
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Patent Lawsuit From RPost Could Spell Trouble For Adobe / EchoSign
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat and PC World
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Scribd Aims For Niche Between Instapaper And Pulse With Reader App Float
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The history of Mozilla and Firefox
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Software Designer Reports Error in Anthony Trial
Craig Kanalley / Google+:
LIST OF FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES ON GOOGLE+  —  So, there seemed …
Adam Penenberg / Fast Company:
Digital Oxytocin: How Trust Keeps Facebook, Twitter Humming
Discussion: GigaOM
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
The Verge  —  Yes folks, the rumors are true.  Extra true.  Super true.
Discussion: Betabeat
 

 
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