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5:45 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 $9 billion of revenue,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Larry Page On Google+: Over 10 Million Users, 1 Billion Items Being Shared Per Day  —  Google CEO Larry Page headlined Google's earnings call today and of course revealed some interesting statistics on Google's most recent product, Google+.  Page said the new management structure he implemented is …
Foremski / Silicon Valley Watcher:
GOOG Analysis: The Massive Mystery In Google's Finances And Why This Is Bad For Publishers  —  Google [$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 …
Discussion: CNET News, ZOMGitsCj and VentureBeat
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.
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.
Discussion: SlashGear and WebProNews
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.
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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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 …
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: ignorethecode.net
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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