Despite the Google Plus announcements and the passionate responses to Facebook's f8 conference, the biggest story to hit ReadWriteWeb this week was that Wadah Khanfar, the director of Al Jazeera, had announced his resignation after Wikileaks released documents that alleged he censored coverage under American pressure.

After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key trends that are shaping the Web - Location, The Real-Time Web and App Stores - plus highlights from some of our six channels. Read on for more.

Top Stories of the Week

This week's Wikileaks incident with Al Jazeera proves that even former media partners aren't safe from the organization's radical, pro-transparency agenda. You can read a timeline of ReadWriteWeb's extensive Wikileaks coverage here and here.

Google Plus Opens and Adds Features

Google Plus opened up to all, except Google Apps accounts, and announced several cool improvements to Adsense/Adwords, Huddle/Messenger and Hangouts in Docs. Will they outbox Facebook?

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Facebook's f8 Polarizes

At f8 on Thursday, Facebook's announcements of Timeline, Read, Media Integration, and more, garnered much reaction both from the technology news world in general and, more specifically, from ReadWriteWeb readers.

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ReadWriteWeb Solution Series

Our popular Solution Series is back. This week we kicked off the first ReadWriteWeb live chat, The Changing Nature of Storage Virtualization. If you missed the live chat, you can read the recap here and look for more posts and chats from the ReadWriteWeb Solution Series.

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