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8:25 AM ET, August 8, 2011

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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Sued over Fast Booting in OS X with a Patent linked to LG Electronics  —  A Floridian Company by the name Operating Systems Solutions, LCC, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple for OS X's fast booting operation.  The interesting twist to this lawsuit is that the patent was originally owned by LG Electronics.
Discussion: Hardware 2.0 Blog and @fosspatents
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Lightning in Dublin Knocks Amazon, Microsoft Data Centers Offline  —  A lightning strike has caused power outages at the major cloud computing data hubs for Amazon and Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland.  The incident has caused downtime for many sites using Amazon's EC2 cloud computing platform …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Photos show the cultural difference between Black Hat and Defcon hacker events  —  Thousands of security professionals, hackers, federal agents and media descended on Las Vegas this week to attend the Black Hat and Defcon conferences.  Both conferences exhibit the extremes of hacker and security culture …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
After Much Ado, a Google Book Deal in France  —  PARIS — France has caused plenty of headaches for Google.  Its politicians have denounced the U.S. Internet giant as a cultural imperialist; its publishers have called it a copyright cheat.  —  Yet France is suddenly the only country …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Is Dennis Crowley the Pied Piper of Silicon Alley?  —  Charismatic CEO Is Big Reason Why Foursquare Is Toast of the NY Tech Scene, Despite Little Revenue  —  On a bright Wednesday afternoon this past June, Dennis Crowley, co-founder and chief executive of Foursquare, hailed a cab across the street from his downtown Manhattan office.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC launches a new TV-friendly version of iPlayer  —  The BBC today launches a brand new version of iPlayer that is tailored specifically for TVs.  —  BBC iPlayer is a video-on-demand service, offering UK users the chance to catch up on TV and radio broadcasts they have missed …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
How Blackberry, not Twitter, fuelled the fire under London's riots  —  Over the weekend parts of London descended into chaos as riots and looting spread after a protest organised around the yet unexplained shooting of a man by Police.  Of course, there was huge amounts of chatter on social networks …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Growing Portrait Of Google As A Big, Scary, Expanding Everywhere Copy Monster  —  Twice this year, Google's been fairly frank and vocal about something competitors have done that it feels is unfair.  Twice, I've watched the technosphere largely react by beating the company over the head with a …
Eric Eldon / Inside Social Games:
Social Developers Hopeful About Google+ Platform Potential  —  Facebook has had a de facto monopoly on social platforms over the last couple of years, and until the launch of Google+ the main other options for developers been mobile — and those require a distinct set of product and marketing skills.
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Tom Anderson / TechCrunch:
Is G+ Putting Facebook On The Defensive?
Discussion: @carnage4life
Bill Chappell / NPR:
Comcast Announces $10 Web Access For Low-Income Families  —  Cable and Internet provider Comcast is launching a new initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, offering discounted web access and home computers to families that meet income requirements.  —  The plan, called Internet Essentials …
Zee / The Next Web:
Anonymous hacks Syrian Ministry of Defense website  —  Anonymous, the online hacktivist group, has taken over the Syrian Ministry of Defense website (currently down) and posted the following message on its homepage: … Scrolling across the top of the website are links to videos illustrating the unrest …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Times Introduces Beta620, a Public Site for its Experimental Projects  —  Consumers Can Test Smarter Search Bar, New Crossword App and Other Ideas  —  The New York Times has introduced its long-delayed Beta620, a public beta testing site where web surfers can experiment with new products …
Markcuban / blog maverick:
My Suggestion on Patent Law  —  It is easy to complain.  Much harder to come up with solutions.  Many won't like what I propose, but who wants to make lawyers happy anyway ?  —  The solution ?  —  1. End all software patents.  Don't make them shorter, eliminate them.
 
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Startup You Want To Work At The Most Is Your Own
Discussion: The Business Insider
John D. Sutter / CNN:
Sony gets ‘epic fail’ award from hackers
Discussion: Reuters, Gizmodo and Pocket-lint
Jake Smith / 9to5Google:
T-mobile's Galaxy S II to be branded ‘Samsung Hercules’
Randall Stross / New York Times:
Yahoo Wins Over Users, but Not Advertisers
Discussion: Softpedia News and AdExchanger.com
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