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1:05 AM ET, July 20, 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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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
The Key Subtle Notes From Apple's Earnings Call  —  When Apple announces their earnings, they typically do so with much pomp and circumstance.  You get a superlative-laden press release, which in recent years have been more than backed up by massive numbers.  But it's the earnings call itself that is often even more interesting.
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.
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.
Jay Yarow / The Business Insider:
Apple Delivers A Massive Blow Out Thanks To Huge iPhone And iPad Sales
Discussion: AllThingsD, CNET News and Ars Technica
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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The United States Department of Justice:
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 …
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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Hacker Arrests May Have Included Core Member Of LulzSec  —  The law enforcement crackdown on the hacker group Anonymous may have reached its most active sub-group: LulzSec.  —  According to a report from Fox News, the hacker who goes by the name “Tflow,” a core member of LulzSec, was arrested in South London Tuesday.
Jay Yarow / Money Game:
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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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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Paul Allen / Google+:   Google+ Update: Membership May Pass 18 Million Mark Today
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
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)
Alyson Shontell / The Business Insider:
Mayor Bloomberg Reveals His Plan For New York To Overtake Silicon Valley  —  Today at Crain's New York Business Conference, Mayor Bloomberg announced his long-awaited Request for Proposals for a NYC engineering campus.  —  More than a dozen schools around the world expressed initial interest …
Discussion: @cdixon
Joel Falconer / The Next Web:
Google warns users of widespread Windows-only malware infection  —  Google is warning users who appear to be infected with a widespread malware infection when they use Google's search product, the company said today.  —  Google engineers noticed suspicious search data recently and worked …
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider:
Apple plans incremental feature additions to new Macs and iOS devices  —  Apple has announced plans to defer revenue from sales of new Macs running OS X Lion and new iOS devices to account for new features that will be delivered after their original sale, including iCloud services.
Discussion: PC World and Macworld
Don Butler / Thomvest:
If History is any Guide, You've Got Two Years  —  If you look to the past as a guide to the future, or if you believe in the cycles of history, then I think you have two years.  Two years to get enough funding to last for some time beyond then.  Or, two years to get either bought or go public …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
With $5 Million In Their Pockets, Ness Has Quietly Built A Subjective Search Engine  —  For the past 18 months, Ness Computing has been very quietly working on some new technology that they believe will be the next big thing in search.  It's a new, highly personalized search engine that they hope to launch in the coming weeks.
Discussion: PR Newswire
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Twitter's new plan: Commerce?  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo discusses the company's business model, the departure of its co-founders, and its future in advertising.  —  By Dan Primack, senior editor  —  Dick Costolo  —  FORTUNE —Almost from the moment the first 140 characters were tweeted …
Discussion: Bits, AllThingsD, PE Hub Blog and Reuters
Kevin Michaluk / CrackBerry:
BlackBerry PlayBook Sr. Product Manager Leaves RIM; Now Director of Product Marketing for Samsung  —  Wow.  Another RIM employee has left for Samsung.  Just a month after Brian Wallace, the VP of Digital Marketing and Media for RIM, left for Samsung, another well-known RIM employee is packing up and leaving Waterloo for Dallas, Texas.
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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Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Engadget, GigaOM, CNET News and Electronista
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
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Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
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Discussion: Inside Mobile Apps and AllThingsD
Reuters:
Canada won't block $4.5 billion sale of Nortel patents
Vanessa Fox / Search Engine Land:
How Twitter's Technical Infrastructure Issues Are Impacting Google Search Results
Brad Ellis / YouTube Blog:
Auto-Captions now available in Japanese
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FTC Chief Says Consumers Should Own and Control Their Data on Social Networks
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
VMware's second quarter strong, sees upside ahead
Discussion: Market Wire and The Register
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Spending Millions to Find the Next Google
Discussion: @mkapor
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Confirms: OS X Lion Coming Tomorrow
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Revenues Down Again in Q2, With Weakness in Search and U.S. Display Ad Sales
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Bing Gains In Customer Satisfaction, Facebook “Near The Bottom” — Report
Chris Ziegler / This is my next:
MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover join ISIS mobile payment network
Patrick Avenell / Current:
Apple to open a new Store every 50 hours before end of 2011 harvest
Discussion: 9to5Mac and MacRumors