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4:30 AM ET, July 6, 2010

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Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
What's It Like to Work at Google?  —  Over at Reddit, people who work at Google are invited to tell what it's really like there.  Knowing that some replies posted in such threads may be fake, here are three comments, from the negative to the positive.  CinoBoo writes: I've been there for about 5 years.
Discussion: Mashable!
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hurt Locker Lawsuit Doesn't Affect BitTorrent Downloads  —  In recent years copyright holders have been trying to find creative ways to turn piracy into profit, with some success.  One way to make money from file-sharers is to collect the IP-addresses of the people sharing a particular file …
Discussion: TechSpot, Erictric and CrunchGear
Aaronontheweb:
.NET Culture Shock: Why .NET Adoption Lags Among Startups  —  One of the other things I took away from Code Camp was a bit of .NET culture shock.  As you can tell by glimpsing around on this blog, I am somewhat enamored with the idea of starting my own business.
Jason Mick / DailyTech:
Pending EU Law Could Force Apple to Allow Flash, Rivals to Sync With iTunes  —  Change in antitrust laws could have serious implications for many other companies as well  —  The European Union's European Commission, under the guidance of commissioner Neelie Kroes, has had no qualms with slamming U.S firms with massive antitrust fines.
Wall Street Journal:
MySpace Ads Up for Grabs  —  News Corp. is in discussions with Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. about replacing MySpace's crucial search-advertising partnership with Google, which expires next month, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Under the existing deal …
Daniel Emery / BBC:
Prank leaves Justin Bieber facing tour of North Korea  —  Justin Bieber's Twitter page has become the target of an internet joke.  —  A public vote on the Canadian singer's My World Tour page asked users which country he should tour next, with no restrictions on the nations that could be voted on.
Discussion: Boing Boing, Thanks:titforrat
CrunchGear:
How Steam stopped me from pirating games and enjoy the sweet DRM kool-aid  —  Note: A reader sent us this interesting take on Steam and DRM, but requested to stay anonymous due to the nature of the article.  We of course obliged.  —  Up until a few weeks ago, the last PC game I purchased …
Discussion: TeleRead, Thanks:bobcaswell
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Relativity + Netflix Stream Pact Pushes Pay TV  —  In a deal that may change the landscape of pay television deals, Relativity Media and Netflix are gearing up to announce an alliance in which the online streaming service will exclusively release Relativity movies in what would otherwise …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
IBM's Hot-Water Supercomputer Goes Live  —  A close-up of the IBM Aquasar server blade shows the piping and processor enclosures supporting the water-cooling system.  —  IBM has delivered a supercomputer cooled by hot water to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) …
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Overbite Project brings Gopher protocol to Android  —  The Overbite Project is an open-source effort to produce browser plugins and client applications that enable support for Gopher, an early network protocol that preceded HTML and the contemporary World Wide Web.
Discussion: TeleRead
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Um, Why Exactly Is The NBA Paying Twitter To Promote LeBron James?  —  It's already fairly impossible to escape hearing about basketball star LeBron James these days.  It seems that no matter what TV channel you put on, what website you read, or what social media site you're on …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Times of India:
Sify Technologies plans to lay global undersea cable  —  CHENNAI: Chennai-based Sify Technologies, provider of enterprise and consumer internet services, has proposed to take up the laying of an international undersea cable project, connecting Delhi and Singapore, Sify Technologies, chairman and managing director, Raju Vegesna told ET.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Pulse2 and Computerworld
 
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David Barboza / New York Times:
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Zee / The Next Web:
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Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Brizzly CEO Shoots Down Foursquare Acq-Hire Speculation
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
LG confirms Android tablet for Q4 2010 launch, Froyo for Optimus Z
Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
Microsoft Calling. Anyone There?