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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's iPad App Is Hidden Inside Of Their iPhone App  —  There are things out there all around us that we often miss because we're just not looking.  This is perhaps most true in the tech world, where thousands of secrets are out there in the wild, hidden in code.
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Secret iPad App Exposed [Pictures]  —  So, we just exposed the awesome secret that Facebook's iPad app is actually already out there, hidden inside of the iPhone app.  Now it's time to show it to you.  —  I've been playing with the app for much of the night, and it seems solid.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Says Its Price Hike Will Clip Revenues For a Quarter  —  A quick first look at the Netflix Q2: Revenue of $788.6 million, earnings of $1.26 a share Wall Street was looking for $791.5 million and earnings of $1.11 per share.  Analysts are unlikely to be happy with the company's guidance for the next quarter, though.
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Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Netflix Is Coming To Facebook Soon — But Not In The U.S.  —  In its Q2 earnings report today, Netflix revealed that its long-rumored integration with Facebook is coming and they'll “likely launch it before our next earnings report.”  —  The catch: it's not going to be available in the U.S. at first.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:   Netflix rises to 25 million subscribers in Q2, thinks DVD business has already peaked
Andrew Grossman / Metropolis:
First Glimpse of Apple's Plans for Grand Central Terminal … Grand Central Terminal's iconic main concourse, with its ceiling of glittering stars, will likely welcome another icon later this year: a single, glowing white apple.  —  Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials offered …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Google+ and the loss of online anonymity
Declan McCullagh / CNET News:
Street View cars grabbed locations of phones, PCs  —  Some locations that Google associated with Wi-Fi devices spotted in a San Francisco coffee shop.  —  scoop Google's Street View cars collected the locations of millions of laptops, cell phones, and other Wi-Fi devices around the world …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
HTC's Chief Innovation Officer, Horace Luke, resigns for personal reasons  —  BGR has exclusively learned that Horace Luke, former Chief Innovation Officer at HTC, has left the company as of April 30th 2011.  “Horace Luke, HTC's chief innovation officer, has left HTC for personal reasons.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:
RIM Slips: Lays Off 2,000, Splits COO Role; Is It Enough?  —  Shares of Research in Motion (RIMM) are down 58 cents, or 2%, at $27.33 after the company this morning announced the details of layoffs as part of a broad restructuring discussed in June.  —  The company plans to cut staff by roughly 10% …
Reuters:
Chinese city orders closures of two fake Apple shops  —  (Reuters) - Chinese officials in Kunming ordered two fake Apple shops to close, a local newspaper reported on Monday, an apparent reaction to a storm of media attention about an unauthorized and elaborate hoax store in the southwestern city.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft extends SUSE deal, agrees to buy another $100M in Linux support  —  Linux vendor Novell Inc. is no longer a standalone company, but Microsoft today announced an agreement with its successor, Attachmate's SUSE unit, to extend by four years the technology collaboration agreement …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Atomico, Conway, And Founders Fund Put $10 Million Into Quid; Max Levchin Joins Board  —  Quantitative analysis startup Quid is getting a major vote of confidence and $10 million in a Series C round from a raft of serious investors.  Niklas Zennstrom's Atomico Ventures, Ron Conway's SV Angel …
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Adobe Shuts Down Its App Stores  —  Adobe is shutting down two of its app stores dedicated to mobile and desktop application distribution, Adobe InMarket and the Adobe AIR Marketplace.  The decision, the company says, was based on developer feedback.  Adobe says it will now focus its efforts …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
AOL Reorgs Again, Sales Boss Jeff Levick Out  —  Yet another management shuffle at AOL, which has been doing this consistently since CEO Tim Armstrong arrived from Google two years ago.  The newest headline: Sales chief Jeff Levick, one of Armstrong's key initial hires, is out, replaced by his former deputy Ned Brody.
Elizabeth Montalbano / InformationWeek:
US-CERT Director Leaves Abruptly  —  Randy Vickers, head of the organization responsible for protecting the U.S. against cyber attacks, has resigned effective immediately.  —  The director of the agency that protects the federal government from cyber attacks has resigned abruptly in the wake …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Xbox launches Avatar Kinect: A review by my avatar  —  After a long wait, Microsoft today is releasing Avatar Kinect, the online video chat application that uses the Kinect sensor to track facial expressions and mouth movements and translate them into a user's avatar on screen.
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Google engineer Steve Lacey victim of Kirkland car wreck  —  Google engineer Steve Lacey, 43, a veteran of the Seattle region's tech community who worked for more than a decade at Microsoft, died Sunday in a car crash in Kirkland.  —  KING 5 News reports that that Lacey was the victim …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
AT&T confirms Gingerbread coming to entire 2011 Android lineup (and Samsung Captivate)  —  The HTC Status was the only device with Gingerbread on AT&T's lineup for a small slice of time, but that's quickly coming to an end.  The carrier has confirmed that Android 2.3 will be pushed …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With Monetization And The Mainstream In Mind, Twitter Adds To Senior Management Team  —  While Twitter was busy last week making some quick, but big cuts in an attempt by Jack Dorsey to streamline the product side of things, this week they're doing the opposite — at least on the sales and marketing side of things.
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Nick Eaton / The Microsoft Blog:
Former Microsoft prez Bob Muglia lands at Juniper Networks  —  Bob Muglia, who earlier this year left his high-level post as president of Microsoft's lucrative Server and Tools Business, has been hired at Juniper Networks as executive vice president of software, the company announced today.
Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Boot to Gecko: Mozilla Plans a ChromeOS Rival for Mobile Devices  —  Mozilla today announced Boot to Gecko, a very ambitious project that aims to create a “complete, standalone operating system for the open web.”  This project's goal is to develop what seems like a ChromeOS-like operating system where all the apps are based on HTML5.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Matt Peckham / Techland:
Amazon Freezes Nintendo 3DS Sales After Customer Complaints  —  Oops, it looks like you can't buy the Nintendo 3DS direct from Amazon anymore, thanks to either a sales goof or some sort of actual manufacturing glitch.  Nintendo's notorious no-glasses 3D games handheld is officially not for sale from the site at this moment.
Discussion: BGR
Hollywood Reporter:
DreamWorks Animation, Netflix Finalizing Streaming Deal … DreamWorks Animation and Netflix have been putting the finishing touches on a streaming rights deal for DWA films that could be announced in the coming days.  —  According to a source familiar with the situation, the animation studio …
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Amazon's next billion-dollar business eyed  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's cloud computing unit may be its next billion-dollar business and analysts will be watching for clues on how fast this secretive unit is growing when the Internet retailer reports results next week.
Discussion: The Business Insider
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Business Insider:
France's Forerunner Of The Internet To Be Turned Off  —  The Minitel, France's forerunner of the Internet, is going to be shut down this year, the Journal says.  —  It's a sad moment.  —  To be sure, the Minitel seems ridiculous compared to the Internet: dumb terminals, monochrome screens, text-only.
 
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Eying An IPO In The Next Year, LegalZoom Raises $66M From Kleiner Perkins And IVP
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Comcast Teams With Elemental Technologies to Stay Ahead of Netflix and Hulu
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Timothy Williams / New York Times:
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