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7:35 PM ET, July 21, 2011

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Reports Record Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results  —  REDMOND, Wash. — Jul. 21, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced record fourth-quarter revenue of $17.37 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, an 8% increase from the same period of the prior year.
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Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Microsoft smashes Q4 2011 earnings estimates thanks to Xbox
Discussion: Matt Richman
iFixit:
MacBook Air 13" Mid 2011 Teardown  —  July 21 brought us a bountiful harvest of Apple produce!  Today, Apple released updates to the 11" and 13" MacBook Airs, as well as an updated Mac mini.  Although today is an exciting day for consumers, it is a sad day for consumer repair.
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Nick Marshall / Electricpig:
2011 MacBook Air benchmarks are amazing, outperforms all 2010 MacBook Pros
Discussion: MacRumors, 9to5Mac, Gadget Lab and Geek.com
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Tried To Buy Color For $200 Million.  Color Said No.  —  If that headline looks familiar to you, you're probably remembering our story about Google offering to buy Path for $100+ million from earlier this year.  Path turned that deal down.  —  About the same time …
Apple:
Lion Downloads Top One Million in First Day  —  CUPERTINO, California—July 21, 2011—Apple® today announced that in just one day, over one million users bought and downloaded Mac OS® X Lion, the eighth major release of the world's most advanced operating system.
Alyson Shontell / The Business Insider:
Google+ Makes Its First Aquisition And Buys Social Group Startup Fridge  —  This past weekend we wrote that social group startup Fridge was shutting down the product.  We assumed that meant it was being acquired.  —  We assumed right.  Austin Chang, Fridge's founder …
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Fridge Acquired by Google to Build Groups in Google+  —  Fridge, a group social networking site, was acquired by Google last night, co-founder Austin Chang tells AllThingsD.  —  It's an interesting move for Google+, whose signature feature is its Circles, which are managed by each user rather than as collaborative groups.
Pastebin:
Anonymous & Lulz Security Statement  —  Hello thar FBI and international law authorities, We recently stumbled across the following article with amazement and a certain amount of amusement: http://www.npr.org/2011/07/20/ 138555799/fbi-arrests-alleged-anonymous - hackers The statements …
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Zach Epstein / BGR:
‘Anonymous’ hackers to FBI: There is nothing you can do to stop us
Discussion: SiliconANGLE
Chad Dickerson / The Etsy Blog:
Our Next Chapter at Etsy: A Letter to the Community  —  I never thought I would be writing this letter when I joined Etsy almost three years ago.  Then there were 60 people at the company — now we are 200.  I've been here for a long time and we've been through a lot.
Loretta Chao / China Real Time Report:
Fake Apple Store Clerk Speaks Out  —  Suddenly, one of the most famous Apple stores in the world is one that not only isn't a real Apple Store, but apparently isn't even an authorized Apple reseller.  As noted earlier on China Real Time, the fake Apple Store, located in the southwestern Chinese city …
Adobe:
Known Issues with Adobe products on Mac OS 10.7 Lion  —  All Products: Files stored in Library Java Runtime needs to be installed manually, otherwise applications may behave inconsistently Crash Reporter Scrolling behavior opposite of expected Rosetta support no longer included with Lion Mac OSX 10.7 …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
iPad Trouncing Android in Enterprise  —  The tablet is not yet a standard-issue sidearm in enterprise, but it's well on its way to becoming one — particularly Apple's iPad.  —  According to Good Technology, which provides mobile device management services to 49 of the Fortune 100 and 182 …
Ingrid Lunden / paidContent:UK:
Read It And Weep: Nokia Reports Loss Of Nearly €500 Million, Huge Declines  —  Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop once said that his chief competitor is not Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), but if you compare today's quarterly figures from Nokia (NYSE: NOK) with those of the Cupertino mobile upstart, the contrast couldn't be greater.
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Lodsys sues Rovio over Angry Birds for iPhone and Android  —  Today Lodsys has amended its complaint against mobile app developers and modified the list of defendants, leaving out one of the seven developers sued on May 31 (Vietnamese company Wulven Games) but adding five famous games companies:
Discussion: 9to5Mac, Thanks:timo_ruohomaki
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
More Than Two-Thirds of Google+ Activity Is Private  —  While following the activity of tech industry folks and celebrities on Google+ might lead you to believe that Google's new social network is a sort of long-form Twitter, where users pontificate for a public audience, Google says that's not the case.
Discussion: Technologizer, Thanks:bobcaswell
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Wolfram launches new document format, meet CDF  —  Wolfram on Thursday rolled out its Computable Document Format (CDF), which aims to turn documents into interactive applications.  —  The goal is to turn “lifeless documents” into ones that bring data to life, show the data behind assumptions and illustrate concepts.
Tom Warren / WinRumors:
Bing gets Metro treatment, includes HTML5 live tiles  —  Microsoft is testing live tiles across its Bing search engine homepage.  —  The software giant first announced its HTML5 version of Bing at the original beta launch of Internet Explorer 9 in September.
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Facebook users in iPhone app revolt  —  Facebook was set to release an update to its iPhone app on Thursday in response to a deluge of complaints by users who have suffered crashes, failed delivery of messages and other faults.  —  Tens of thousands of iPhone owners around the world have posted …
Discussion: The Next Web, Thanks:tim
BMI.com:
BMI Sets Licensing Agreement with Turntable.fm  —  BMI has entered into a licensing agreement with social music site turntable.fm, covering the use of BMI's repertoire of more than 6.5 million works in the U.S., according to an announcement by Richard Conlon, BMI Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
New York Times Ad Dollars Still Shrinking, but Digital Subscriptions Might Be Working  —  The New York Times says print advertising is dropping while digital ads are increasing.  Nothing new there.  What is news: The paper says its Web pay wall strategy appears to be working …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
More Wood Behind Fewer Browsers: Google Kills Toolbar For Firefox  —  Google's recent project purge has claimed another victim.  —  As part of its new “more wood behind fewer arrows” approach to business, the company is discontinuing its Google Toolbar for Firefox, a browser add …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Thousands of scientific papers uploaded to the Pirate Bay  —  A user called Greg Maxwell just uploaded a torrent with 18,592 scientific publications to the Pirate Bay, in what appears to be a protest directed both at the recent indictment of programmer Aaron Swartz for data theft as well as the scientific publishing model in general.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Deep packet inspection used to stop censorship in new “Telex” scheme  —  The Internet has become so economically important that few countries can afford to cut off access altogether.  Instead, repressive regimes allow 'Net access, but try to block individual websites they don't want their populations to see.
 
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Sony insurer sues to deny data breach coverage
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Facebook Comments Can Now Display Photos, Play Videos, and Preview Websites
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Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Wowd Assets Split Up Among Three Companies, Including Facebook
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Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Google And Facebook Spent Record Amounts On Lobbying In Q2 2011
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Anger Mounts As Google+ Plays Favorites With Brands
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Groupon data collection scrutinized by Congress
Discussion: MediaFile and ClickZ
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