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7:25 PM ET, July 19, 2011

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Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  CUPERTINO, California—July 19, 2011—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 third quarter ended June 25, 2011.  The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $28.57 billion and record quarterly net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per diluted share.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Apple Q3 a blowout: 20.34 million iPhones; 9.25 million iPads  —  Apple crushed third quarter estimates as it sold more iPhones and iPads than Wall Street expected.  —  The company reported earnings of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 a share, on revenue of $28.57 billion.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Just like that, the iPad is already bigger than the Mac  —  It's only been a year and a few months since Apple's iPad launched, but as of last quarter, it has already passed Apple's 27-year-old Mac business in sales.  —  During the June quarter, Apple sold 9.2 million iPads for $6 billion in revenue.
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
Apple Delivers A Massive Blow Out Thanks To Huge iPhone And iPad Sales
Discussion: Fortune and AllThingsD
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Internet Activist Charged in M.I.T. Data Theft  —  Aaron Swartz, a 24-year-old programmer and online political activist, was indicted Tuesday in Boston on charges that he stole over four million documents from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and JSTOR, an archive of scientific journals and academic papers.
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Morgan Callahan / Demand Progress Blog:
Federal Government Indicts Former Demand Progress Executive Director For Downloading Too Many Journal Articles  —  Cambridge, MA - Moments ago, Aaron Swartz, former executive director and founder of Demand Progress, was indicted by the US government.  As best as we can tell …
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
Some Of Apple's Board Started Looking For Steve Jobs' Replacement  —  Members of Apple's board started talking about CEO sucession plans with executive recruiters and “one head of a high-profile technology company” when Steve Jobs took his most recent leave of absence, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Punit Soni / Google+:
We discovered an issue with the version of the iPhone Google+ App that was on the App Store.  When we launched, the App Store started serving a previous test version of the App which didn't have the stability and fixes that the latest version had.  It started serving the correct version a little later.
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google+ iPhone App Now Live In The App Store (Screenshots)
Mark Milian / CNN:
Google+ has a ‘celebrity acquisition plan’  —  (CNN) — Google would like its new social network to be well-known in Hollywood circles.  To that end, the Internet giant is drawing up a “celebrity acquisition plan” to help publicize Google+, its 3-week-old social network, according to Google e-mails reviewed by CNN.
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Bloomberg:
Microsoft Is Said to Drop Out of Auction for Hulu Online Streaming Service  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is dropping out of the bidding for Hulu LLC, the online video service put up for sale by its media-company owners, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
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Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Yahoo Would Buy Hulu For $2 Billion - But Only If It Came With Four Years Of Exclusive Rights  —  Yahoo would pay up to $2 billion to buy Web TV site Hulu from its current owners - Disney, News Corporation, Comcast, and private equity firm Providence Equity Partners - a source familiar with Yahoo's M&A plans tells us.
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Confirms: OS X Lion Coming Tomorrow  —  At the Q3 2011 earnings call, Apple just confirmed OS X Lion is launching tomorrow.  The OS will be available on the Mac App Store at $29.99.  OS X Lion is a major upgrade to Apple's desktop operating system which introduces over 250 new user features …
FBI:
Sixteen Individuals Arrested in the United States for Alleged Roles in Cyber Attacks … WASHINGTON—Fourteen individuals were arrested today by FBI agents on charges related to their alleged involvement in a cyber attack on PayPal's website as part of an action claimed by the group “Anonymous …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Revenues Down Again in 2Q, With Weakness in Search and U.S. Display Ad Sales  —  Yahoo turned in another flat performance in the second quarter, with $1.08 billion in revenue, which was slightly below Wall Street expectations.  —  Earnings per share were right on target, though, at 18 cents each, an increase of 18 percent.
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Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover join ISIS mobile payment network  —  Four of the largest credit card issuers in the world — MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover — have all announced today that they're joining ISIS, a partnership of American carriers formed last year aimed …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Spending Millions to Find the Next Google  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google thinks it can be young and crazy again.  And it is betting $200 million that it is right.  —  Caught up in the hottest market for technology start-up companies in over a decade, the Silicon Valley behemoth …
Discussion: @mkapor
John Leyden / The Register:
LulzSec say they'll release big Murdoch email archive  —  Rebekah Brooks apparently not a password genius  —  The hacktivists behind a hack on The Sun's website claim to have extracted an email archive which they plan to release later on Tuesday.  —  News International systems were hacked …
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Charles Arthur / Guardian:
How LulzSec hacked the Sun's website
Discussion: Gizmodo, TechNewsWorld and The Register
Richard Edmonds / WPCentral.com:
Breaking: New video of Nokia Sea Ray prototype running WP7  —  Look at what we have here, leaking clearly out of a development factory in either China or Hong Kong (forgive us, it's 2am), we get a nice clear look at the Nokia N9, cough, ‘Sea Ray’ for Windows Phone 7.
Patrick Avenell / Current:
Apple to open a new Store every 50 hours before end of 2011 harvest  —  Apple Retail Stores have attracted over one billion visitors since the first outlet was opened in Washington DC on 19 May 2001, according to a rare response to questions from Apple's local PR team.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Gigwalk Signs Up Microsoft to Provide Thousands of Paid Tasks for iPhone-Carrying Part-Timers  —  Gigwalk, a service that offers a variety of paid odd jobs via iPhone, announced that it now has more than 100,000 “gigs” available or completed and has signed up more than 50,000 people to perform work in eight U.S. cities.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Zillow Prices IPO At $20 Per Share, Now Valued At Nearly $540 Million  —  Real estate listings site Zillow has just priced its IPO at $20 per share, giving the company a $539 million valuation.  Last week, the company upped the pricing of its IPO to $16 to $18 per share, from the initial range of $12 to $14 per share.
 
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Brad Ellis / YouTube Blog:
Auto-Captions now available in Japanese
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
FTC Chief Says Consumers Should Own and Control Their Data on Social Networks
James Kirkup / Telegraph:
Rupert Murdoch denies knowledge of phone hacking or secret payments
Discussion: PC Magazine
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
VMware's second quarter strong, sees upside ahead
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
FDA plans oversight of some mobile medical apps
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 Earlier Items: 
Stormy / The Mozilla Blog:
Announcing Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group
Discussion: PC Magazine and eWeek
David Kravets / Threat Level:
Judge Grants Google ‘Street View’ Wiretap Appeal
Discussion: Bloomberg
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Frustrated judge pushes Google digital book deal
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Time Magazine Rolls Out Print/Digital Subscriptions — And Puts Up Another Web Pay Wall
Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson / PerthNow:
Google's Eric Schmidt slams Apple iPhone lawsuits
Craig Kanalley / Google+:
LIST OF FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES ON GOOGLE+  —  So, there seemed …
Discussion: SlashGear and VentureBeat