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2:25 PM ET, June 30, 2011

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Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Google opens up, then closes Google+ invites due to “insane demand”  —  If you were desperate to get a Google+ invite yesterday, there's a very good chance you could have landed one tonight as Google gave existing Plus users the ability to invite anyone to test out the service.
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Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
The first Google+ privacy flaw  —  A big part of Google's pitch for its new social networking service is that it's easier for users to manage who sees what they post on the site.  Privacy has never been a strong suit for either Facebook or Google, but the Circles feature on Google+ is a simpler …
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
First Night With Google Plus: This is Very Cool  —  I thought I'd type up some notes after an evening of using Google's new social network, Google Plus.  This is a really big deal, a super ambitious effort involving scores of engineers over months of near total secrecy.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google+ Solves the Social Privacy Problem by Making Friending Very Complicated  —  I've been using Google+ for a little more than a day now, and I think I'm just starting to grasp how this “Circles” concept works.  The idea is to give users much more control over who they share with …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Open letter to BlackBerry bosses: Senior RIM exec tells all as company crumbles around him  —  There's no question Research In Motion is in the midst of a major transitional period.  The company is planning to launch a brand new product line based on a brand new operating system within the next 12 months …
NielsenWire:
In US, Smartphones Now Majority of New Cellphone Purchases  —  Apple iOS up, Android flat, RIM down among recent acquirers.  —  Smartphones continue to grow in popularity.  According to Nielsen's May survey of mobile consumers in the U.S., 38 percent now own smartphones.
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Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Nielsen: iPhone sales climb as Android sales flatten out
Discussion: The Loop and Daring Fireball
Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
An Open Letter To Jeff Bezos On Terminating The Amazon Affiliate Program In California  —  Dear Jeff-  —  Thank you for your letter today, informing me that after seven years of being one of your affiliates — and having earned for you about $150,000 in that time — that you “deeply regret” …
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Federico Viticci / MacStories:
The iPad: Now With 100,000 Apps Available  —  At the end of March we ran a story on the iPad App Store reaching the 75,000 apps milestone in less than 365 days since the original iPad came out in April 2010.  Considering the competition the iPad had to face in the past year …
Max Wang / DigiTimes:
Apple aims to ship 12-14 million iPad 2s in 3Q11  —  As the IT market approaches the third quarter, the traditional peak season, Apple is turning more aggressive in placing orders for its iPad 2 and is set to ship 12-14 million units in the quarter, up from 7-9 million units in the second, according to market watchers.
Reuters:
Facebook plans “awesome” launch next week: CEO  —  Facebook, the world's biggest social networking website, is set to launch a new feature next week, possibly in the mobile or tablet arena, its CEO said.  Chief Executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg told reporters in a visit to Facebook's Seattle office …
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Peter Boctor / GeekWire:
Facebook's Zuckerberg: TV, books, movies next in line for social disruption
Discussion: Adweek
John Markoff / New York Times:
Robert Morris, Pioneer in Computer Security, Dies at 78  —  Robert Morris, a cryptographer who helped developed the Unix computer operating system, which controls an increasing number of the world's computers and touches almost every aspect of modern life, died on Sunday in Lebanon, N.H. He was 78.
Julianne Pepitone / CNNMoney:
New Apple app rules kick in June 30 — will Kindle vanish?  —  Big changes are coming to Apple's App Store on Thursday — and they could mean big trouble for e-book sellers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  June 30 is the deadline for app makers to get in compliance with Apple's strict new rules …
Discussion: MacRumors and MacDailyNews
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
@Jack To Moderate President @BarackObama's First @TownHall On @Twitter Next Week  —  President Obama has held town halls on both Facebook and YouTube, and to round things out a bit, the White House has announced that the President will be holding his first town hall on Twitter next week.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
The technology inside Apple's $50 Thunderbolt cable  —  The first Thunderbolt compatible peripherals—Promise's Pegasus RAIDs—started shipping on Tuesday.  Using the RAIDs with a Thunderbolt equipped Mac, though, requires a rather expensive $50 cable that is only available from Apple.
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Massive botnet ‘indestructible,’ say researchers  —  4.5M-strong botnet ‘most sophisticated threat today’ to Windows PCs  —  Computerworld - A new and improved botnet that has infected more than four million PCs is “practically indestructible,” security researchers say.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Flipboard 1.5 Integrates LinkedIn, Adds A Content Guide For Curated News Browsing  —  An update to social news viewing app Flipboard goes live in the app store today, with a new souped up 1.5 version that optimizes the reader experience even further.  Earlier this week we had the chance …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google Teams Up With Virgin America To Allow Passengers To Test Out Chromebooks In-Flight  —  Google just announced that it is teaming up with Virgin America to allow passengers to “test-fly” the search giant's new Chromebook computers for free.  Virgin passengers will be able to use …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Audio: Microsoft's Ballmer gives a bellowing response to calls for his dismissal  —  You'd think that the Seattle Rotary Club might be friendly turf for Steve Ballmer.  But it didn't take long for a Rotarian to toss a hardball question to the Microsoft CEO after he finished formal remarks today at the Westin in downtown Seattle.
Horace Dediu / asymco:
How much is an iOS user worth to Apple?  About $150.  Every year.  —  During the last WWDC Apple revealed that there were 54 million active Mac users.  If we look at the history of the product we can see that it took about 5.5 years to sell 54 million Macs.
Stephen Lawson / Computerworld:
LightSquared faces more turbulence over GPS  —  IDG News Service - There's little disagreement about what a test report expected this week will say about LightSquared's proposed LTE network: It knocks out GPS on many devices.  There's far less consensus about what causes the problem and what to do about it.
Jinesh Varia / Amazon Web Services Blog:
AWS Lowers its Pricing Again!  - No Inbound Data Transfer Fees and Lower Outbound Data Transfer for All Services including Amazon CloudFront  —  We are continuously working hard to drive down our costs and pass those savings back to our customers.  And indeed, AWS has reduced pricing more than a dozen times in the last 4 years.
Walter S. Mossberg / AllThingsD:
TouchPad Needs More Apps, Reboot To Rival iPad  —  A small army of multitouch tablet computers has been launched this year to take on Apple's iPad, which has managed to sell 25 million units and attract 90,000 tablet-specific apps in just about 15 months, and is already in its second generation, the iPad 2.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News:
IBM leaps two hurdles for next-gen memory  —  IBM has solved two related problems with phase-change memory and now says the next-generation data-storage technology will be ready for use in 2016 in servers.  —  In a paper for the IEEE International Memory Workshop, Big Blue researchers describe …
Zach Honig / Engadget:
Nokia shutters online and retail stores in UK, US web store  —  Nokia will be entering Q3 free of any direct-to-consumer sales channels in the US and UK.  The Finnish smartphone maker shuttered its remaining UK retail stores earlier this month (with the exception of Heathrow Airport …
 
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Andrew Nusca / Between the Lines Blog:
Despite chip recall, Intel boosts market share vs. AMD
Howard Lindzon:
Introducing The StockTwits Real Time App for Android
Discussion: TechCrunch
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
Skype 2.0 brings two-way video calling to Nexus S, Desire S, Xperia Neo and Xperia Pro
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Adds Reverse Chronological Sorting to Comments Box Plugin, Now on 300,000 Sites
Discussion: Softpedia News
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Yelp Brings Local Deals To Mobile And Gives Groupon Now A Run For Its Money
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John C. Dvorak / PC Magazine:
Are Amazon Reviews Corrupt?
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews:
Nokia's Asset Offload Continues: Messaging Biz Goes To Synchronica For $25M
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Now Lets Website Owners Measure The Power Of +1 (And Any Other Social Widget)
Todd Stone / The Business Insider:
Sorry Google And Facebook, The Kids Want To Intern At Startups
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Court Orders ISPs To Disconnect File-Sharers
Reuters:
Hitachi may join Toshiba-Sony merger in small LCDs: sources
Discussion: Reuters
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
After Spurning Android, HP May Offer Windows 8 Tablets