Today in Tech: Does Google deserve your hate?

August 8, 2011, 10:30 AM UTC

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* In recent months, Google has come under attack for lashing out at Apple, Microsoft, and RIM, which in turn led those companies — not to mention Silicon Valley insiders — to criticize the Internet giant right back. Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan penned an excellent point-by-point rebuttal to these anti-Google remarks, and regardless of which side of the fence you fall on, it’s an extremely compelling argument. (Search Engine Land)

* An in-depth look at Foursquare’s “shy but garrulous” co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley. (AdAge)

* MySpace co-founder Tom Anderson on whether Google+ is putting Facebook on the defensive and how the reigning social networking champ now faces a tough road ahead,balancing what’s best for the users, advertisers, small local businesses, and platform developers. (TechCrunch)

* Why Yahoo is reporting lackluster sales numbers despite bringing in a not-so-shabby 178 million visitors last June. (The New York Times)

* Popular file-syncing startup Dropbox is reportedly talking to investors about another round of funding that would push its valuation to $10 billion. (TechCrunch)

* What a Hulu sale would mean for Apple, Google or Amazon. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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