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2:25 PM ET, July 8, 2011

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James Brightman / IndustryGamers:
John Carmack: ‘Unquestionable’ That Mobile Will Surpass Current Consoles  —  id Software's John Carmack has taken a greater and greater interest in mobile gaming over the last couple years, and the rate at which the hardware iterates in the smartphone and tablet space has allowed the technology to nearly catch up with consoles.
Hunter Skipworth / Pocket-lint:
Google confirms Google Apps users will gain Google+ access  —  The recent release of Google+ has since launch seen Google Apps users screaming out for access.  Now thanks to Google's president of enterprise, Dave Girouard, we know its coming.?  —  Girouard confirmed via Google+ that the Apps access was in the works:
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Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
EXCLUSIVE: Apple Store Sets Secret Service on Spy Camera Artist  —  Artist Kyle McDonald installed a program on computers in two New York Apple Store locations that automatically takes a photo every minute.  Now his personal computers have been confiscated by the U.S. Secret Service.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's How Spotify Plans To Invade the U.S., With Facebook's Help  —  Spotify should finally get to the U.S. this month.  Then what?  —  We can get some sense by taking a look at the marketing materials the European music service is showing off to potential advertisers.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Good Bet: We Can Stop Betting on Spotify's U.S. Launch Next Week
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
I Flunked My Social Media Background Check.  Will You?  —  Your next job application could require a social media background check.  Odds are, you have no clue what that means.  Nobody does.  It's new and scary and probably scours the Web for pictures of you puking on the beach.  —  But screw speculation.
Discussion: Marketing Pilgrim, Thanks:gizmodo
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Apple Store overnight planned for July 13th, new MacBook Airs and Lion signage awaits  —  We've heard from a few overseas sources that Apple Retail stores are planning ‘overnights’ on July 13th.  Overnights are generally where Apple refreshes store displays and trains up management on new products.
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
Report: Facebook Like Button Most Used, Google +1 Button Surging  —  Today BrightEdge, an enterprise SEO platform, released a report on the adoption of social sharing plugins on websites and links to those sites.  The findings show that about half of the top 10,000 websites have a link …
Discussion: VatorNews and eWeek
Sarah McBride / Reuters:
Google's Schmidt sees room for several social networks  —  Google Inc is leaving open the door to more co-operation with social-media giants Facebook and Twitter, and believes there is room for multiple social networks as it rolls out its own, executive chairman Eric Schmidt said.
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wants to Beat HP's WebOS Sharing Feature with Something Cooler  —  When HP first introduced the TouchPad's “Touch to Share” feature earlier this year, fans and industry pundits alike applauded them for their innovation.  Well, it appears that Apple has been working on something similar for about 18 months now.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Has Dropbox set the stage for a privacy revolution?  —  Life has been something of a rollercoaster ride for Dropbox lately.  In May, the consumer cloud-storage service was hit with an FTC complaint based on allegedly misleading contractual language about data security.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Although Many Investors Are Spinning, Turntable.fm Has Not Yet Picked A DJ  —  Although many investors are spinning for the chance to invest in Turntable.fm, the hot music startup has not yet picked a DJ, despite reports to the contrary.  Business Insider claims that Turntable has raised $7.5 million …
Brian David Eoff / ReadWriteWeb:
How We Use the Tools We Choose: A Week of Worldwide Usage Data  —  Does the type of device that you use change the way that you consume and create information?  Does it alter the types of content that you look at?  We were curious, so we took a look at a week of Bitly click data (June 6th - 12th) to find out!
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With Google+ (And A Tweak For Analytics), The Social Sharing War Is Fully On  —  Google and Facebook are at war.  This is old news.  They both want to be the center of the Internet — but there can be only one center.  For a while, it looked like things were quickly shifting Facebook's way after years of dominance by Google.
Discussion: SiliconFilter and digiday:DAILY
Pui-Wing Tam / Wall Street Journal:
As Web IPOs Hit, Few Share the Spoils  —  Silicon Valley's technology boom is giving a lift to the venture-capital industry.  —  But many of the gains are being disproportionately reaped by brand-name venture firms, which are benefiting from a wave of Internet IPOs and the soaring valuations …
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
Amazon Put In An Order For 1.2 Million Tablets, More Than Any Other Company Besides Apple  —  Amazon is feeling more optimistic about its tablet than any non-Apple company, DigiTimes reports.  —  Sources in the supply chain told DigiTimes how many tablets each big company was ordering.
Derrick Harris / GigaOM:
Facebook trapped in MySQL ‘fate worse than death’  —  According to database pioneer Michael Stonebraker, Facebook is operating a huge, complex MySQL implementation equivalent to “a fate worse than death,” and the only way out is “bite the bullet and rewrite everything.”
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Wow!  Mobile is now 2% of global GDP  —  The worldwide mobile industry should bring in $1.3 trillion in 2011 and will represent about 2 percent of global gross domestic product, according to data released today by analyst Chetan Sharma.  In his review of the first half of 2011 he estimates …
Discussion: VentureBeat
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Google Hangouts gives the “Alive Web” a big boost  —  A few weeks ago when I fell in love with Turntable.fm, I wrote about the emergence of a web that was alive.  Driven by constant connectivity, this “Alive Web” is a web that is experienced when and if we want.  It was about immersion and interactions.
Discussion: Off On A Tangent
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zynga Buys Canadian Mobile App Development Firm Five Mobile; Opens Toronto Studio  —  Zynga has made its 15th acquisition in 13 months today, with the purchase of Canadian mobile app development firm Five Mobile.  Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed and the Five Mobile team will now become Zynga Toronto.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Zach Epstein / BGR:
The BlackBerry PlayBook is my favorite tablet  —  Research In Motion launched its first tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, on April 19th of this year.  Since that point in time — and even before, courtesy of reviews — the slender slate has been lambasted.  A vocal minority belts praises …
Discussion: PalmAddicts
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Netflix criticizes new Internet billing by bits  —  Netflix said Friday that moves by Internet service providers to charge users by the amount of data they use could end up costing consumers more.  —  In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, Netflix General Counsel David Hyman …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and GigaOM
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Oracle fights to keep its Java patent claims alive  —  Yesterday's big news concerning Oracle v. Google was this article, which cites Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Goldberg as the source for Oracle approaching Android device makers, demanding royalties between $15 and $20 per unit under an “early adopters program”.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Smartphone Job Market Ripe With Opportunity, Unless You're a BlackBerry Developer  —  The smartphone market is expected to grow by nearly 50 percent in 2011, with smartphone makers expected to ship some 450 million smartphones over the course of the year, according to IDC.
 
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Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Curation Grows Up: Storify Becomes Blog & SEO Friendly
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Netvibes Debuts Powerful Social Analytics Platform For Brands And Agencies
Discussion: GigaOM
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
HP, Oracle exchange court jabs in escalating Itanium support showdown
Discussion: eWeek
Thomas Ricker / This is my next:
How Sony accidentally did the right thing with Light Peak
Roger Cheng / CNET News:
HTC facing backlash for S3 acquisition
Discussion: X-bit labs, IntoMobile and Bloomberg
Reuters:
Twitter security lags some other sites: experts
Mike Webb / Mac Post:
‘iPad HD’ Launching this Fall with Pro-Level Apps Support
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Timothy Lee / Disruptive Economics:
Microsoft's Android Shakedown
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Amazon Is Building Out Warehouses Like Crazy
John D. Sutter / CNN:
When it comes to presentation, Mark Zuckerberg is no Steve Jobs
Victoria Espinel / White House.gov Blog:
Working Together to Stop Internet Piracy