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5:45 PM ET, July 19, 2011

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Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  CUPERTINO, California—July 19, 2011—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended June 25, 2011.  The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion and record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple Q3 a blowout: 20.34 million iPhones; 9.25 million iPads  —  Apple crushed third quarter estimates as it sold more iPhones and iPads than Wall Street expected.  —  The company reported earnings of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 a share, on revenue of $28.57 billion.
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
LIVE: Apple Earnings Are A Massive Blow Out Thanks To Huge iPhone And iPad Sales  —  Apple's earnings are out and it's another monster quarter for the company as iPhone and iPad sales blew away estimates.  —  It earned $7.31 billion in net profit on revenue of $28.57 billion for the June quarter.
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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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 :-)
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.
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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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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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
How LulzSec hacked the Sun's website
Discussion: Gizmodo, The Register and Ars Technica
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Revenues Down Again in 2Q, With Weakness in Search and U.S. Display Ad Sales  —  Yahoo turned in another flat performance in the second quarter, with $1.08 billion in revenue, which was slightly below Wall Street expectations.  —  Earnings per share were right on target, though, at 18 cents each, an increase of 18 percent.
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Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
Yahoo! Off 4% On Q2 Rev Miss; Q3 Rev View Weak
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.
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.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Confirms: OS X Lion Coming Tomorrow  —  At the Q3 2011 earnings call, Apple just confirmed OS X Lion is launching tomorrow.  The OS will be available on the Mac App Store at $29.99.  OS X Lion is a major upgrade to Apple's desktop operating system which introduces over 250 new user features …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: CNET News, MacRumors and The Next Web
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.)
 
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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Spending Millions to Find the Next Google
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Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
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IZEA Acquires Magpie Twitter Advertising Network
Stormy / The Mozilla Blog:
Announcing Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Grants Google ‘Street View’ Wiretap Appeal
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Software Designer Reports Error in Anthony Trial
Craig Kanalley / Google+:
LIST OF FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES ON GOOGLE+  —  So, there seemed …
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