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11:45 AM ET, July 15, 2011

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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 …
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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.
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.
Discussion: Tech and China and Teds Take
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Larry Page On Google+: Over 10 Million Users, 1 Billion Items Being Shared Per Day
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
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 …
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 …
J.B. / Fusible.com:
New Microsoft social search service called Tulalip revealed on socl.com  —  Yesterday I discovered Microsoft was the new owner of the domain socl.com by chance, when I was trying to learn more about the mystery buyer of social.com.  —  A teaser landing page has been revealed online today …
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
Millennial: Android tops mobile OS usage for 7th straight month, iPhone still top device  —  Millennial issued its June Mobile Mix report Friday morning, and it paints a picture that is very similar to May.  Android was once again the most popular smartphone operating system in the month …
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: Fast Company and TMCnet
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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_
Karen Gullo / Bloomberg:
EBay Must Face Craigslist Fraud Claims in Californian Court, Judge Says  —  EBay Inc. (EBAY) failed to persuade a San Francisco judge that a Delaware lawsuit it won against Craigslist Inc. ruled out fraud claims by the online classified company in a California case.
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.
Discussion: rc3.org
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 …
Electronista:
Microsoft sells 507,000 Xbox 360s, blows past Nintendo  —  NPD June data give Xbox 507K units in huge lead  —  Microsoft kept up a year-long string of leads with new NPD data giving it the lead in June.  About 507,000 Xbox 360s shipped last month, making it not only the top selling game console but giving it a wide lead.
Matt Weinberger / Googling Google Blog:
Is Google replacing our memory?  —  A Columbia University study has found that Google and other search engines are literally changing the way our brains process and retain information.  —  The research was conducted by Columbia psychologist Betsy Sparrow and presented in a paper Science …
 
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Horace Dediu / asymco:
Is the tablet computer a new PC or post-PC?
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Groupon's Coupon Expiration Examined by Connecticut Attorney General
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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Sprint Slashes Nexus S 4G Price To $99.99 On-Contract
Discussion: PhoneArena and 9to5Google
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This Quarter in Venture Capital: Dealflow and Funding At Highest Level in 9 Quarters
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 Earlier Items: 
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
How to transfer Facebook friends to Google+, but do you really want to?
Discussion: Search Engine Land and GigaOM, Thanks:sulmax_verses
Joanna Stern / This is my next:
gScreen's actually producing its crazy dual 17-inch Spacebook, launches pre-order
Discussion: TechCrunch and SlashGear
Charles Newark-French / Flurry:
iPad 2 and Verizon iPhone Take Some Wind Out of Android's Sail