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11:20 PM ET, June 24, 2011

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Amit Singhal / The Official Google Blog:
Supporting choice, ensuring economic opportunity  —  At Google, we've always focused on putting the user first.  We aim to provide relevant answers as quickly as possible—and our product innovation and engineering talent have delivered results that users seem to like, in a world where the competition is only one click away.
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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Googleopoly: The Definitive Guide To Antitrust Investigations Against Google
Discussion: BGR and Law Blog
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:   The road to antitrust is paved with good intentions
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Responds To FTC Inquiry: “Using Google Is A Choice”
Discussion: CNET News and The Business Insider
The Official Google Blog:
An update on Google Health and Google PowerMeter  —  In the coming months, we're going to retire two products that didn't catch on the way we would have hoped, but did serve as influential models: Google Health (retiring January 1, 2012; data available for download through January 1, 2013) …
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Frederic Lardinois / SiliconFilter:
Lacking Partnerships And Patience, Google Shuts Down Google Health and PowerMeter
Discussion: Computerworld
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Foursquare Closes $50M at a $600M Valuation  —  Foursquare has just closed one of the most secretive rounds of venture capital TechCrunch has seen.  —  The company is raising $50 million, and all of it will go towards building out the company, no secondary sales here.
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Foursquare Blog:
Planning for the future of foursquare  —  Foursquare is not just about the check-in, or recommendations, or points, or badges.  It's about making the world easier to use.  It's about discovering new places, connecting with friends, and forging new relationships with the places you visit.
Guardian:
Inside LulzSec: Chatroom logs shine a light on the secretive hackers  —  Leaked IRC logs identify LulzSec members and show a disorganised group obsessed with its media coverage and suspicious of other hackers  —  It was a tight-knit and enigmatic group finding its feet in the febrile world …
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
World's Most-Wanted Hacker Says He's Never Felt Safer  —  He's part of a group that claims to be behind the recent hack attacks against the CIA, U.S. Senate, Sony, Fox, and PBS.  If caught, he could face years in prison.  But when we chatted with a member of the notorious hacking collective Lulz Security …
Mike Schramm / TUAW:
Skype coming to the iPad soon  —  After plenty of success with the iPhone version of the Skype app, the company is finally releasing an official version for the iPad.  Skype hasn't announced a date for release yet, but video of the app has leaked out online, and the app is expected to be approved soon.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Microsoft exploits uproar over Firefox 4's retirement to beat IE drum  —  Addressing the IT furor over Mozilla's plan to pull support for Firefox 4, Microsoft issued an open letter affirming its commitment to support the current Internet Explorer edition through 2020.
Matt Richman:
A Consequence of Losing the PC Wars  —  Apple brought in $4.976 billion in revenue from the sale of 3.76 million Macs last quarter.  Divide the $4.976 billion in revenue by 3.76 million Macs and you get an average selling price of $1,323.40.  —  A June 1st research note from Peter Misek …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Opera Founder Jon S. von Tetzchner Resigns Over Differences With Board  —  Opera founder Jon S. von Tetzchner has resigned from the company.  —  In an email to Opera employees, von Tetzchner said that “It has become clear that The Board, Management and I do not share the same values …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Angry Yahoo Shareholder Confronts Bartz And Asks For Her Head (Audio Clip)  —  Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz got an earful yesterday at the tail end of the company's annual shareholder meeting.  An angry shareholder, who identified himself as Steve Landry—an advisor to institutional investors with …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Final Word: Yes, You Will Be Able To Access iCloud Apps On The Web  —  Apple has just published a MobileMe to iCloud transition FAQ.  Of note, there has been a lot of confusion as to whether or not iCloud apps would be accessible on the web.  We had previously heard that yes …
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
Exclusive: Sprint's Q3 roadmap includes Epic 2, Samsung ‘full touch 4G’ device, BlackBerry Bold Touch, and more  —  Sprint's investing a lot of time, money, and effort doing everything it can to stop AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile at the moment, but that doesn't mean any attention's being diverted …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 2 to Developers, Now with Wi-Fi Sync  —  As noted by ItsAllTech, Apple has released the first followup beta release to iOS developers. iOS 5 Build 9A5248d was just released this evening.  The first changes noted include:  — Wireless syncing has been enabled for Mac OS X computers
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Breach: Fewer Than 100 Accounts Affected, But One Person Actively Exploited Security Hole  —  It's been an incredibly rough week for Dropbox.  On Monday, news broke that a bug in the service's authentication software effectively made passwords optional for around four hours over the weekend …
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Policing the Police: The Apps That Let You Spy on the Cops  —  Something like OpenWatch could help solve a major problem for investigative reporting in an age when newsrooms are shrinking  —  After the recent Vancouver riots, it became clear that the world is surveiling itself at an unprecedented scale.
Discussion: Digital Trends
Rob Crossley / Develop:
Xbox ‘begins dev support for free-to-play’  —  Develop sources: Microsoft is preparing microtransaction system  —  Microsoft is fostering new relationships with developers in a bid to bring free-to-play gaming to Xbox, Develop understands.  —  Several sources connected to the matter say Microsoft is …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Felix Investments Sues SecondMarket  —  Felix Investments, a New York-based investment firm that began investing in Facebook employee shares in 2009 via two funds - Facie Libre 1 and Facie Libre II - has filed a lawsuit against SecondMarket in New York State Supreme Court.
Ben Kuchera / Ars Technica:
Lawsuit: Sony laid off security staff, unprepared for PS3 hacks  —  A new class-action lawsuit has been filed against Sony that claims the company has been negligent with online security, leading to multiple hostile attacks and the loss of customers' private data.
Bloomberg:
Hulu Reaches Tentative Deal for Renewed Disney Show Rights — and More Ads  —  Site Is Considering Options After Being Approached About a Sale  —  Hulu, the online video site considering a sale, reached a tentative agreement for renewed rights to television shows from its part-owner …
Discussion: Electronista
 
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Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
A Sneak Peek at Zynga's IPO: How to Turn Virtual Goods Into Real Money
Discussion: Inside Social Games
Hugo Miller / Bloomberg:
RIM Investors Should Back Leadership Split, Glass Lewis Says
Discussion: AllThingsD and Electronista
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:
U.S. officials call for more LightSquared GPS testing
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
ChronoPay Co-Founder Arrested
Discussion: Infosecurity (UK)
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Hackers attack Electronic Arts website
Bloomberg:
Go Daddy Said to Be in Talks for KKR, Silver Lake Purchase
Nicholas Carlson / The Wire:
LEAKED: Internal Reports Reveal The Truth About Patch Traffic
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Allen McDuffee / Washington Post:
Google Ideas think tank gathering former extremists to battle radicalization
Hyunjoo Jin / Reuters:
Apple files patent suit against Samsung in South Korea
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
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Todd Haselton / BGR:
40% of European smartphone buyers intend to buy an iPhone next