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12:05 AM ET, June 26, 2011

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Joe Weisenthal / The Business Insider:
Notorious Hacker Group LulzSec Just Announced That It's Finished  —  LulzSec, the notorious hacker group that's been on a rampage, just announced that it's disbanding.  —  This follows 50 days chaos during which time it took down several websites (including CIA.gov at one point) …
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Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
What's inside LulzSec's final data dump  —  As we reported earlier, LulzSec says that it has bowed out of the limelight for good after fifty days of headline-grabbing hacking of corporate and governmental targets.  Along with its final statement, it released a data dump including a wide range of information.
Discussion: Digital Trends and @lulzsec
Joe Wilcox / BetaNews:
What is LulzSec afraid of?  —  Or stated differently: Have the ill-winds of fate caught the Lulz Boat's sails?  —  Today, quite unexpectedly, LulzSec Security announced its retirement.  “This is our final release, as today marks something meaningful to us.
Discussion: ZDNet
Zech Tesfa Yohannes / TechUnwrapped:
Geohot Now Working at Facebook  —  [Update No.1] We have added a video below showing where Joshua said he was working at Facebook.  [Update No. 2] Gabe Rivera of Techmeme in a tweet found Geohot's page at Facebook.com/Geohot, and the first post at the top of page says" is Facebook …
Discussion: Make, iPhone Download Blog and @gaberivera, Thanks:pspfano
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook:
Facebook Shuts Down A Large Number Of Applications  —  Over the past couple days Facebook has been shutting down a large number applications due to changes to the automated platform monitoring system.  —  This morning many developers took to the Facebook dev forums to complain about the issue.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Security Watch
Dion Almaer / techno.blog:
An Epic conversation between Steve Jobs and developers from WWDC 97  —  It is always fantastic to get a blast from the past, and DHH linked to a conversation between Steve Jobs' and developers from WWDC in 1997.  —  I find it fascinating.  Steve was back as an advisor, but not in as CEO yet …
Discussion: PBT Consulting
Rocky Agrawal / reDesign:
Sam Altman will clean your house for $5  —  That's right, the CEO of Loopt will personally clean your house for $5.  But only if 1,000 people sign up.  Only, I haven't told him about the deal yet.  He may not agree, but I'm using his name anyway.  Hell, he doesn't know I've put this offer out there.
Discussion: @rakeshlobster
Henry Blodget / The Business Insider:
GOOGLE OFFERS REVEALED: Here Are The Secret Details About Google's Groupon-Killer  —  Google launched its Groupon-killer, “Offers,” in Portland, Oregon, about a month ago.  —  And now it's gearing up to launch in San Francisco and New York.  —  Could Offers become a massive new revenue stream for Google …
Mark Gurman / 9 to 5 Mac:
iOS 5 supports over-the-air software updates via 3G networks  —  In early May, we reported that Apple is bringing a long-awaited over-the-air iOS software update feature to iOS 5.  Sure enough, Apple announced the feature as a part of their iOS devices become PC-free initiative …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From @-reply triage to journalistic meme-tracking: How NPR may scale Andy Carvin's Twitter curation  —  On a busy day, Andy Carvin gets 2,000 Twitter @-replies.  Which, wow.  We all experience, in some way or another, information overload; Carvin experiences it on a whole different level.
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
How The Food Network Suddenly Spiked In Popularity & Why comScore Isn't Buying It  —  In May 2011, the mantle of the most-trafficked food site according to comScore passed to Food Network from AllRecipes, who had held the position for over two years.  What was its secret recipe?
Discussion: Pronet Advertising
Zach Epstein / BGR:
HP to launch 7-inch tablet in August according to report  —  Hewlett-Packard will follow up its TouchPad launch next month with the release of an unannounced 7-inch tablet in August, Taiwan Economic News reported on Friday.  Citing information from an Inventec Corp. subcontractor …
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Skype: See no vesting, hear no vesting  —  Last week, Skype took heat for firing three executives just weeks before the company's $8.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft (MSFT) is expected to close.  That was bad, albeit more optical than unethical.  What we learned today, however, might have crossed that line.
Discussion: GigaOM
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Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Can Icann really be necessary?  —  It's a question worth asking …
Discussion: @timoreilly
J.B. / Fusible.com:
Will Zynga give The Sims on Facebook a run for its money with Familyville?
Discussion: The Business Insider and Kotaku
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Inspired By Wikipedia, Quora Aims For Relevancy With Topic Groups And Reorganized Topic Pages
Discussion: Mashable! and Quora, Thanks:pragmatic_rebel
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Health: Why It's Ending & What It Means
Discussion: ITProPortal, eWeek and Softpedia News