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6:05 PM ET, July 31, 2010

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Fred / A VC:
Dave McClure's Investment Thesis  —  I've been a fan of Dave McClure since I met him some time ago.  He has strong opinions, he shares them liberally, spices them up with foul language, and finds himself involved with a lot of interesting entrepreneurs and companies.  In a nutshell, he's my kind of investor.
Brad Sams / Neowin.net:
Sluggish iOS 4 performance on the iPhone 3G?  We have the fix  —  After information surfaced yesterday that Apple is investigating sluggish performance on the iPhone 3G when running iOS 4, a Neowin reader posted what could be a quick and easy fix and the best part is, it actually works.
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
WikiLeaks Posts Mysterious ‘Insurance’ File  —  In the wake of strong U.S. government statements condemning WikiLeaks' recent publishing of 77,000 Afghan War documents, the secret-spilling site has posted a mysterious encrypted file labeled “insurance.”  —  The huge file, posted …
Matthew Humphries / Geek.com:
8 future Gmail features/changes revealed with a single image  —  An image uploaded to the Chromium OS bug tracker shows a pre-release version of Gmail sporting a number of new features and changes to the layout.  In total, we've spotted 8 differences compared to the Gmail we all use today.
Rex Hammock / Rex Hammock's RexBlog.com:
Flipboard: The product is great, the hyperbole is grating  —  Flipboard says 130 publishers have reached out to them  —  and the response has been “universally positive.”  I'm guessing  —  Conde Nast, publisher of the New Yorker, wasn't among them  —  as one of Flipboard's “Suggested Sections” (at least when I
Discussion: AdAge
Priya Ganapati / Epicenter:
American iPad Users Pay Among the Highest for Data Worldwide  —  iPad users in the United States are getting ripped off in how much they are paying for data on the device, says a company that has compared monthly data plans for the magical Apple device across different wireless carriers worldwide.
Discussion: Gizmodo
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
How North Korea could build a cyber army to defeat the U.S.  —  It wouldn't be that hard for North Korea to build a cyber army to take on the U.S. in a war fought only in cyberspace.  North Korea has an estimated cyber war budget of $56 million, and the cheap way it could attack the U.S …
Emily Lambert / Forbes:
High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay  —  Computer jockeys setting up own shops in bids to make millions.  —  Pity the programmers toiling away at Wall Street's secretive high-frequency trading shops—places like Goldman Sachs ( GS - news - people ), Citadel and Getco.
Discussion: Salon
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Microsoft rushes fix for Windows shortcut hole  —  Microsoft plans to release a patch on Monday for a flaw involving how Windows handles shortcut files, after seeing the hole being used to spread a particularly nasty and fast-spreading virus, the company said Friday.
Paul Carr / TechCrunch:
Blind Item: Which Editor of Valleywag Needs to Resign?  Right Now.  —  Criticising Valleywag in 2010 is something of a pointless exercise, like offering diplomatic counsel to the Ottoman Empire ten years after the Treaty of Lausanne.  More pointless still, attacking the site's titular editor Ryan Tate …
Marc Flores / IntoMobile:
Exclusive: Verizon 4G LTE Launching This Year; LTE Roadmap Detailed  —  Watch out Sprint, Verizon is prepping its 4G network to go live this year with data cards and LTE handsets confirmed for the 2010 and 2011 roadmap to compete against your 4G WiMAX network.
Seth Rosenblatt / CNET News:
Tighter security coming in Firefox 4  —  LAS VEGAS—A new JavaScript engine, HTML5, tabs on top, and a new add-on framework are not the only improvements that users can expect in Firefox 4.  At Black Hat on Wednesday, a trio of security representatives from Mozilla detailed how the company plans …
 
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Chad Catacchio / The Next Web:
Yelp CEO: “There is real tension” between Google Places and Yelp
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Eric Eldon / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Has No Plans to Continue fbFund
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Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Motorola Droid getting Android 2.2 next week (update)
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Software released for attacking Android phones
Discussion: Android Phone Fans and Geek.com