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11:45 PM ET, July 3, 2011

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Chris Brogan:
The Google Plus 50  —  If you're curious about Google+, the new social network platform from Google, you're not alone.  I've logged several hours already on the platform, experimenting, testing, and observing.  It sparks my attention from several angles: marketing, technology, community, media, mobile, advertising, and more.
Discussion: TechCrunch and BetaNews
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Zuckerberg Surprised That People Are Surprised He's On Google+  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joining Google+ was a major media event, with everyone from Forbes to The Daily Mail covering the fact that the founder established a Google+ profile, building Circles that include former Facebooker Dustin Moskovitz …
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
Google Plus: Is This the Social Tool Schools Have Been Waiting For?
Discussion: edte.ch
Zee M Kane / The Next Web:
Fitbit users are unwittingly sharing details of their sex lives with the world  —  Heard of Fitbit?  Currently only available in the US, Fitbit's tracker is a little gadget that automatically tracks data about a person's activities, such as calories burned, sleep quality, steps and distance.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Revenge Is a Dish Best Served Via a Cool IPO: The Delicious Irony of Myspace, Zynga and Owen Van Natta  —  How's this for irony:  —  It was less than a year and a half ago that Owen Van Natta was ousted from his job as CEO of Myspace.  —  But last week — just as the failed social networking site sold …
Discussion: CNET News
Electronista:
Samsung Galaxy S II hits 3m sales in 55 days, boosts Europe  —  Samsung on Sunday crossed a company record by selling three million Galaxy S II phones in 55 days.  The Android flagship hit its milestone 30 days faster than the original Galaxy S. At its peak, Galaxy S II phones have been selling at a rate of one every 1.5 seconds.
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
The Org Charts Of All The Major Tech Companies (Humor)  —  Here is a funny take on how all the biggest tech companies are organized from designer Manu Cornet, via Foursquare product chief Alex Rainert.  Rainert notes on Tumblr, “These are really great though I imagine there's a bit …
Zach Honig / Engadget:
South Korea plans to convert all textbooks to digital, swap backpacks for tablets by 2015  —  Well, that oversized Kindle didn't become the textbook killer Amazon hoped it would be, but at least one country is moving forward with plans to lighten the load on its future generation of Samsung execs.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
So sue me: are lawyers really the key to computer security?  —  If your code gets hacked, are you the one on the hook?  In the early decades of the software industry, the answer was usually “no.” Software licenses routinely disclaimed liability, and until recently, security flaws were considered to be just another fact of life.
Mike Norris / Gadgetsteria:
Anonymous Teases SQL-Based Apple Hack With 27 Stolen Account Names.  Says They Could Be Next Target.  —  Apple generally takes pride in their so called “secure” environment in an effort to push the virus-ridden image off on Microsoft's Windows platform.  Though with a platform …
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Can Jeff Weiner Realize LinkedIn's Full Potential?  —  LinkedIn's CEO is trying to keep members glued to the site—and his newly rich workers focused  —  The morning of May 19, Jeff Weiner became the face of technology's new era of bubbly optimism.  After ringing the bell on the floor …
Riva Richmond / Bits:
Hackers Hit Arizona Police Again  —  Hackers continued to plague the Arizona state police, releasing online yet another trove of stolen data and defacing eight police Web sites in what the hackers called “the third knockout blow.”  —  The latest digital dump, which occurred late Thursday …
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
iPhone 4 prototype shows up on eBay  —  It's not the first prototype iPhone that's been offered on eBay, but as far as we know, this new listing marks the first time that an early-build iPhone 4 has been brought to public auction outside the Far East.  We caught wind of the sale …
 
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Justin Smith / Inside Facebook:
Zynga's IPO Means More Visible Feedback for Facebook's Platform Product and Policy Teams
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
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