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11:51 PM ET, July 17, 2011

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Tom Anderson / Google+:
With dotcom valuations rising by the minute, the question of “when to sell” is becoming more and more important.  A lot of people tell me I was smart to sell MySpace to Newscorp in July 2005 (it went for $580 million), because it recently RE-sold for $35 million (Go Specific/JT!).
Alex Chitu / Google Operating System:
Google Tests an Interface Optimized for Infinite Scrolling  —  Alon Laudon spotted a new experimental interface for Google's results pages.  The most important change is that most navigation elements continue to be visible even when you scroll down.  The navigation bar …
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What the police can learn from your smartphone  —  Where you've been, who you've talked to, who you've been sleeping with - secrets that people wouldn't even share with their closest friends are being spilled into a device that knows you better than any confidant.
Discussion: Slashdot
Chris Matyszczyk / CNET News:
Facebook bans Google+ ad  —  Ingenuity is surely something to be admired.  Commercial ingenuity is something to be revered.  —  Sometimes, though, it seems that certain tech companies only revere their own ingenuity.  That seems to be the case with Facebook, which, as reported …
Mark Milian / CNN:
U.S. Army may soon equip troops with smartphones  —  For U.S. Army troops, smartphones could become requisite field gear, along with boots, guns and ammunition.  The Army is wrapping up a six-week program to test the viability of using touchscreen phones and tablets in combat.
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
10 Years of Apple Stores: the non-celebration  —  Apple and understatement aren't close relatives.  Not that they don't have a right to strut a bit: after all, under its returning co-founder, Apple 2.0 performed the most stunning corporate turn around ever — and shows no sign of slowing down.
Discussion: Fortune, ifoAppleStore, TUAW and MacRumors
Kovas Boguta / TechCrunch:
Hadoop & Startups: Where Open Source Meets Business Data  —  This guest post was written by Kovas Boguta, Head of Analytics at Weebly.  In 2009, Kovas wrote a guest post about visualizing real-time social structures.  —  A decade ago, the open-source LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Python) …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Women's World Cup Soccer Final Scores New Twitter Record With 7,196 Tweets Per Second  —  After an epic run, the U.S. women's soccer team succumbed to Japan today in the final of the Women's World Cup tournament.  And if you were paying attention to your Twitter stream today …
Chip Cutter / Associated Press:
Behind the hike: Why Netflix is raising prices  —  Why is Netflix raising its prices?  In part, because the company miscalculated how many people still want to receive DVDs by mail each month, a more expensive service to provide compared to its streamed Internet videos.
Discussion: Gizmodo, TeleRead, Felix Salmon and Examiner
Kevin Cheng / kev/null:
Can We Ever Digitally Organize Our Friends?  —  When Google+ launched last week, one of the most discussed features was Circles.  In case you haven't read a single blog, Tweet, or Google+ post in the last week (and yet, somehow stumbled into this dark corner of the internet), Circles is Google's way of allowing you to group people.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
App Makers and Twitter Feel Strains  —  The relationship between Twitter and the outside developers that build its apps is a little like the one between sharks and the small fish that latch onto their backs — beneficial for both, until it isn't.  —  Lately it has hit rough waters.
Discussion: @stevecase
David Sarno / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Patents in Apple-HTC case filed in 1994 and 1996, long before smartphones existed  —  Lost in the clamor over Apple Inc.'s preliminary patent victory over rival phone-maker HTC Corp. is that the two patents in question are so old they predate smartphones.  —  A judge at the U.S. International …
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Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
ITC ruling against HTC may spell trouble for other Android makers
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Internet Explorer 9 utterly dominates malware-blocking stats  —  Internet Explorer 9's dual-pronged approach to blocking access to malicious URLs—SmartScreen Filter to block bad URLs, and Application Reputation to detect untrustworthy executables—provides the best socially engineered malware blocking …
 
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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
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Adam Rawnsley / Danger Room:
Pentagon Wants a Social Media Propaganda Machine
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
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Discussion: Associated Press and AllThingsD
Stephen Shankland / Webware.com:
Redesign set to make Firefox more responsive
Discussion: Slashdot and Softpedia News
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Lucas Mearian / Computerworld:
U.S. banks changing out core systems for real-time processing
Discussion: Slashdot
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
CHART OF THE DAY: Google's Headcount Continues To Soar