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11:35 PM ET, July 14, 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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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:
Google Back On Track In Q2, Beats The Street With Over $9 Billion In Revenue  —  Google has just released their Q2 2011 numbers, and after a slightly-off Q1, it looks like Q2 is right back on track for the search giant.  They beat the number The Street was expecting across the board.
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.
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
Discussion: AppleInsider, SlashGear and MacRumors
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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Spotify:
Hello America.  Spotify here.  —  We're excited to let you know that today we're bringing Spotify to the US.  —  This is a great day for anyone who loves music in the US and, of course, a real milestone for us at Spotify.  I'm proud of the fantastic team who have been working tirelessly …
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Nick Bilton / Bits:
Amazon's Tough Decisions on Its Android Tablet  —  Waiting for Amazon to sell a full-fledged tablet feels like waiting for the grass to grow: we know it's going to happen, but it's taking an awfully long time.  —  As we have reported over the last year, Amazon has been readying a color screen tablet …
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Charles Newark-French / Flurry:
iPad 2 and Verizon iPhone Take Some Wind Out of Android's Sail  —  In this new age of mobile computing, Apple and Google's long-term success depends largely on their ability to amass third-party developer support.  Developer innovation improves the way consumers connect with others …
Washington Post:
24,000 Pentagon files stolen in major cyber breach, official says  —  The Defense Department lost 24,000 files to “foreign intruders” in the spring in what appears to be one of the most damaging cyberattacks to date on the U.S. military, a top Pentagon official acknowledged Thursday.
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David Alexander / Reuters:
Pentagon to treat cyberspace as operational domain
Discussion: Examiner
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.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Groupon Clone is Acquired for $30 Million in Cash  —  Prospectiv Direct, which operates a daily deals site aimed at women and families called Eversave, has been acquired for $30 million.  —  The buyer is Stamford, Conn.-based Affinion Group, a marketing and customer-engagement agency.
Discussion: PR Newswire and BostInnovation.com
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Groupon Amends IPO Filing To Be More Up-Front About Its Losses  —  Groupon filed an amended version of its IPO documents this afternoon, and there are a few key differences from its original filing.  —  The most obvious one: the company is being more up-front about the losses it is incurring due to marketing expenses.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Sprint Slashes Nexus S 4G Price To $99.99 On-Contract  —  Fast, good, or cheap.  Most of the time products can only manage to nab two of those three qualities, but with the recent price cut from Sprint it looks like Google's Nexus S 4G is pulling a hat trick.  Fast?  4G WiMAX speeds — 'nuf said.
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 …
Business Week:
Pay as You Go with Smartphones  —  Why the smart money's on smartphones as the way to pay for everything you buy  —  Osama Bedier is about to buy a pair of scandalously skimpy size 4 denim cutoff shorts from American Eagle Outfitters.  The beefy, Egyptian-born vice-president at Google …
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.
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 …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Shuts Down OS X Downloads Page  —  As announced back in December 2010, Apple has shut down [thanks, Daylen] the OS X Downloads page that used to list applications, widgets and utilities users could download for their Macs.  Instead, Apple is now featuring the Mac App Store at the same URL …
Discussion: The Next Web, RazorianFly, TUAW and MacNN
Joshua Topolsky / This is my next:
Interview: HP's Stephen DeWitt and Jon Rubinstein on webOS, the death of Palm, and partnering with Amazon  —  As you may have read over the past few days, there's a new sheriff in town when it comes to webOS at HP.  Stephen DeWitt, a man formerly responsible for the company's Personal Systems Group …
Discussion: Mike Cane's xBlog
 
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Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
Microsoft Tulalip: Is A New Social/Search Hybrid On The Way?
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Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
How to transfer Facebook friends to Google+, but do you really want to?
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Gogo launches in-air multimedia platform, details international expansion plans
Jonathan / awe.sm:
Twitter drives 4 times as much traffic as you think it does
Discussion: AllThingsD and TechCrunch, Thanks:jhstrauss