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1:05 PM 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.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Launches $999 iMac for Educational Institutions  —  Apple has quietly launched a lower cost $999 iMac for educational institutions this morning.  The new low-end model is labeled “Education only” and is not available for individuals.  The new iMac appeared on Apple's Higher Educational online store early this morning.
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Apple's rumored ‘Replay’ service a ways off  —  Warner Bros.' is one of at least four top film studios that Apple has yet to obtain streaming-movie licenses from, sources say.  —  The rumors from last week about Apple being “on the edge” of launching a cloud-movie service that would enable iTunes users …
Luke Wroblewski / LukeW:
On Twitter Acquiring Bagcheck...  Very proud to let you all know that Twitter has acquired Bagcheck.  As co-founder & CPO, I wanted to offer my personal thanks to everyone that was part of our journey, and share some of the technology and design lessons we learned over the past year in the hopes …
Discussion: The Next Web and The Next Web
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Mark Cuban / 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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Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Patents and Unions: When Good Intentions Go Horribly Wrong  —  Watch me ruin your Sunday afternoon with one word.  Ready?  Here we go.  —  Patents.  —  This week on NBC's Press:Here we talked about the topic most of our readers equate with a long, slow, painful root canal.  Or worse.
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Feature: One month with Google+: why this social network has legs  —  If you're a stranger who follows me on Google+, you might think I rarely use the service.  That's because the majority of my posts have been limited to the seven circles I created for friends, acquaintances, family …
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Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
RIM's first QNX phone revealed: BlackBerry Colt to launch in Q1 2012  —  While Research In Motion just recently announced its new BlackBerry 7 device lineup — including the fantastic BlackBerry Bold 9900 — we all know that the real-deal smartphones are still in the oven.
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
I Am Jonathan's Starbucks Card: A Social Payment Experiment (With Free Coffee)  —  Jonathan's Starbucks card lives in Jonathan Stark's wallet.  You can download a copy of the card (shown here) and, when there is money on it, scan it at any Starbucks to buy coffee and, as far as anyone can tell, Jonathan doesn't care.
Discussion: FlowingData
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Startup You Want To Work At The Most Is Your Own  —  By now it is a common axiom in Silicon Valley small talk that good engineers are, at the moment, murder to come by.  While the most prominent talent battles have thus far been between Facebook and Google, I was curious whether …
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Krishna Panicker / The Big Blog:
Lion Support & HD Video Calls with Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X  —  On the heels of our recent update to Skype 5.2 for Mac OS X, we are pleased to announce that we are making even more improvements to our Mac client with the release of Skype 5.3 for Mac OS X. Along with a number of fixes and improvements …
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: VentureBeat and Softpedia News
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 …
Aaron Lee / DigiTimes:
Non-Apple tablet PC shipments expected to grow 134% on year in 2012  —  Despite Apple's iPad shipments are expected to achieve strong growth of 55% in 2012, shipments of non-Apple tablet PCs in 2012 are forecast to see an even better increase of 134% on year, according to market watchers.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Lightning in Dublin Knocks Amazon, Microsoft Data Centers Offline  —  Lightning can be a hazard to data center uptime, as illustrated by power outages at Amazon and Microsoft data centers in Dublin.  (Photo by dagpeak via Flickr)  —  A lightning strike has caused power outages …
Joe Light / Wall Street Journal:
Recruiters Troll Facebook for Candidates They Like  —  More companies are trying to tap Facebook Inc.'s 750-million-plus user base to find new employees, threatening traditional job boards and competing with LinkedIn Corp., which has dominated the online professional networking arena.
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Shopper Receipts Join Paperless Age  —  At an Old Navy store in Manhattan the other day, Fabienne Michel made a routine purchase of khaki shorts.  But she left the store without something equally routine: her receipt.  —  The sales clerk had sent it to Ms. Michel by e-mail.
Discussion: Betabeat
Amar Toor / Engadget:
HP TouchPad 4G surfaces for pre-order on Amazon, wearing $700 price tag  —  It looks like the HP TouchPad 4G is inching its way closer to the market, now that the webOS tablet has made a pre-order appearance on Amazon.  According to the listing, the 32GB slate will retail for a cool $700 …
 
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The BBC launches a new TV-friendly version of iPlayer
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Yahoo Wins Over Users, but Not Advertisers
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