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10:10 AM ET, July 15, 2011

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Google Investor Relations:
Google Announces Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results  —  Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.  —  “We had a great quarter, with revenue up 32% year on year for a record breaking over $9 billion of revenue,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.
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Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
GOOG Analysis: The Massive Mystery In Google's Finances And Why This Is Bad For Publishers  —  Google [$GOOG] reported stellar 2011 Q2 earnings but Google's partner sites, which used to account for half of its revenues, showed a massive lag in growth.  —  The partner sites are part …
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Larry Page Sounded Like A True CEO Today  —  Make no mistake: Larry Page is in charge.  Today, he showed it.  —  We were beginning to worry — since he took over, there have been a bunch of press reports and books describing him as a recluse, a little bit shy, a little bit arrogant.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Larry Page On Google+: Over 10 Million Users, 1 Billion Items Being Shared Per Day  —  Google CEO Larry Page headlined Google's earnings call today and of course revealed some interesting statistics on Google's most recent product, Google+.  Page said the new management structure he implemented is …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Larry Page On Android Patent Problems: “There Hasn't Been Any Slow Down”  —  During the earnings call after Google announced their Q2 2011 earnings today, a question was asked about the patent issues surrounding Google right now.  Specifically, Android is under assault from Oracle as well as Microsoft and Apple.
Amir Efrati / Digits:
Google CEO Page On Toothbrushes, Google+, Competitors, Surprises
Discussion: @aulia
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
New MacBook Airs Coming Next Week, Not This Week  —  Still waiting for the MacBook Air refresh?  You can put your credit card down for a bit.  Although many speculated it would, Apple didn't bring the new machines to market today.  And it's not going to do so tomorrow, either.
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Electronista:
New MacBook Air may carry 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD minimum
Natasha Mohanty / Google News Blog:
Shareable Google News badges for your favorite topics  —  (Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog)  —  On Google News, the average reader of political news has read 20 articles about politics in the last six months.  Where do you stand?  —  Starting today, in the U.S. edition of Google News …
Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Verizon LTE Phones Probably Incompatible With AT&T  —  Thinking of unlocking a Verizon Wireless LTE phone for use on AT&T's network, or vice versa?  Think again.  Verizon Wireless confirmed today that its LTE phones will not “be compatible on other LTE networks in the U.S.” because …
Alyson Shontell / The Business Insider:
Justin Timberlake Invests In A Super Stealth Startup, Dekko  —  It looks like Justin Timberlake was just getting his feet wet when he invested in Myspace last week and Stipple in November.  —  He's also investing in a super stealth startup called Dekko, we heard from a single source directly involved in the startup's financing.
Discussion: TMCnet
Bob Sutor:
IBM to donate Symphony code to Apache for consideration  —  Six weeks ago I noted here that Oracle had to decided to offer the codebase for OpenOffice.org, the open source word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software suite to the Apache Software Foundation.
Millsd / Identity at Mozilla:
Introducing BrowserID: A better way to sign in  —  Today we're excited to announce BrowserID: an experimental new way of signing into websites.  Our goal with BrowserID was to design something safe and easy for users and the developers.  We'd love for you to try it out and let us know what you think.
Reuters:
Oracle wants to question Google's Larry Page  —  (Reuters) - Oracle Corp wants to question Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page in the course of high stakes patent litigation between the two companies, according to a court filing.  —  Oracle sued Google last year, claiming …
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
French copyright cops: we're swamped with “three strikes” complaints  —  Hadopi, the French agency charged with implementing France's stringent “three strikes” copyright enforcement program, has released new statistics that shed light on the logistical challenges of getting a nation …
Discussion: TechEye and thinq_
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Google launches Photovine app for Apple's iPhone, not Android  —  Google quietly launched yet another new social networking effort this week — a new photo-sharing app called Photovine for the Apple iPhone.  —  Yes, the iPhone.  Which runs Apple's iOS, the smartphone operating system nemesis of Google's Android.
Nilay Patel / This is my next:
Microsoft says it will have a ‘single ecosystem’ for PCs, tablets, phones, and TVs... and is ‘Windows’ dead?  —  So here's an interesting coincidence: Tuesday at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, Andy Lees said that the Redmond would eventually have just a “single ecosystem” for PCs, phones, tablets, and even the TV.
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
RIM said to be prepping Apple TV competitor for fall launch  —  Research In Motion is currently working on a media box codenamed “BlackBerry Cyclone” that will launch later this fall, BlackBerry news site NerdBerry.net reports.  The rumored media hub is said to be similar to Apple's iOS-based Apple TV box …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Japan Earthquake Pushes Sony Ericsson To A Q2 Loss; Smartphones Account For 70 Percent Of Sales  —  Sony Ericsson released its quarterly earnings this morning, reporting a surprise loss for Q2 2011 and declining sales.  The earthquake that hit Japan earlier this year has a lot to do with the slump …
Horace Dediu / asymco:
Is the tablet computer a new PC or post-PC?  —  Steve Ballmer stated and Andy Lees confirmed that Microsoft views iPad and other tablets as “just PCs”.  From a market measurement point of view Canalys agrees.  IDC and Gartner don't, calling the new devices “media tablets.”
Discussion: Technology Review
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Tulalip: Is A New Social/Search Hybrid On The Way?  —  It appears that Microsoft is planning a new project called Tulalip and could be positioning it as a hybrid search/social networking service.  —  First reported by Fusible, Tulalip currently sits on the SOCL.com domain, which is owned by Microsoft.
Craig Hockenberry / furbo.org:
The Rise and Fall of the Independent Developer  —  I'm old enough to remember a time before the Internet.  I know what it's like to develop software both with and without a worldwide network.  —  Little has changed with the process of software development since the 1980's.
Matt Chan / OS X Daily:
Lion-Ready OS X Apps Appearing on Mac App Store  —  Despite the fact that today is (was) the speculative launch day, OS X Lion has yet to appear.  Nevermind that though, the good news is that Apple is rapidly accepting Lion-ready apps to the Mac App Store, indicating that a launch will be very soon.
Ruth Brown / Willamette Week:
The Blogfather  —  MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey put the blog in blogosphere.  Now he looks to the future.  —  Thirty-five miles from Portland is the home of one of Oregon's hottest tech properties.  It's a long way from the “Silicon Forest” of local startups.
 
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Apple Shuts Down OS X Downloads Page
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