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1:30 AM ET, July 4, 2011

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Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Sheryl Sandberg & Male-Dominated Silicon Valley  —  In 2007, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, knew that he needed help.  His social-network site was growing fast, but, at the age of twenty-three, he felt ill-equipped to run it.  That December, he went to a Christmas party at the home …
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.
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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?
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.
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Dropbox, cloud storage, and who owns your files?  —  Dropbox is a popular cloud-based service that allows users to store files online where they can be accessed from multiple devices or even shared with friends or colleagues.  It's insanely useful if you're looking for a way to transfer files …
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Jeff Patton / Agile Blog:
Dropbox Terms  —  When in the course of network events rumors start flying about Dropbox a decent respect for the concerns of 1Password users compels me to blog about it.  —  1Password users certainly enjoy the convenience of syncing their data across Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android and Windows 7 Phone.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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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.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Who outguns the other?  Electronic Arts vs Zynga  —  Social game maker Zynga, maker of games like FarmVille, filed for an initial public offering on Friday.  The largest maker of games on Facebook will reportedly offer 10 percent of the company for sale at a $20 billion valuation.
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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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Austin Carr / Fast Company:
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
BitTorrent Turns 10: Happy Birthday!
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