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2:30 PM ET, July 19, 2011

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Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Reddit Co-Founder Charged With 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 …
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
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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.
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
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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Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
LinkedIn CEO: Does Anybody Have The Free Time For Google+?  —  LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner wonders where everybody will get the free time to use Google+  —  Weiner shared the stage with super-agent Ari Emanuel and AllThingsD's Kara Swisher at a Churchill Club event this evening.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Asking Twitter To Commit Suicide With A Google+ Dagger
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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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.
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 …
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 …
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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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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Grants Google ‘Street View’ Wiretap Appeal  —  A federal judge sided with Google on Monday, granting the search giant the right to appeal his ruling that packet-sniffing on non-password-protected Wi-Fi networks is illegal wiretapping.  —  The decision by U.S. District Judge James Ware …
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 …
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.
 
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Stormy / The Mozilla Blog:
Announcing Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group
Discussion: BetaNews and Hardware 2.0 Blog
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Patent Lawsuit From RPost Could Spell Trouble For Adobe / EchoSign
Discussion: CNET News, VentureBeat and PC World
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
How to Raise Investment Capital - According to VC Jeff Clavier
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Software Designer Reports Error in Anthony Trial
Discussion: Gawker and Boing Boing
Craig Kanalley / Google+:
LIST OF FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES ON GOOGLE+  —  So, there seemed …
Iljitsch van Beijnum / Ars Technica:
Six weeks after World IPv6 Day, what have we learned?
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
Discussion: PR Newswire
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Is Amazon going to challenge Zynga in social games?
Discussion: GeekWire
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Opens Viral Growth Channel for Pages, Delivering Invites to Like as Notifications
Discussion: The Next Web and MediaPost
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
American Express Friends Facebook, Checks In With Foursquare: Does Your Social Graph Have Good Credit?
Discussion: A VC, TechCrunch, CNET News and GigaOM
Pui-Wing Tam / Digits:
Reputation.com Raises a New $41 Million Round
Discussion: MediaPost
 

 
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