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July 1, 2012, 7:15 PM

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Cade Metz / Wired:
‘Leap Second’ Bug Wreaks Havoc Across Web  —  Reddit, Mozilla, and possibly many other web outfits experienced brief technical problems on Saturday evening, when software unpinning their online operations choked on the “leap second” that was added to the world's atomic clocks.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Google's Project Glass Lets Technology Slip Into the Background  —  I have seen the future, and it is wearable.  —  But before I tell you about this future, let's take a short trip into the past, specifically to the mid-1400s, when a German by the name of Johannes Gutenberg was hard at work inventing the printing press.
Dalton Caldwell:
What Twitter could have been  —  I remember when you could go to Twitter.com and see the global firehose on the front page.  They had no traffic.  The global feed was mostly employees and their friends talking to each other.  —  When Twitter started to get traction, a year or two into their existence …
Tweets: @hunterwalk
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Mobile Is Where The Growth Is  —  If you look at any of the top web properties on comScore, Quantcast, Alexa or any other third party reporting service you will see that they all have been fairly flat over the first half of the year.  You might think that all these big web services are flatlining.
More: CNET and VentureBeatTweets: @jeffjarvis
Peter Maass / ProPublica:
How a Lone Grad Student Scooped the Government and What It Means for Your Online Privacy  —  June 28: This story has been corrected.  —  This story was co-published with Wired.  —  Jonathan Mayer had a hunch.  —  A gifted computer scientist, Mayer suspected that online advertisers might …
More: msnbc.com
Jeff Atwood / Coding Horror:
The PHP Singularity  —  Look at this incredible thing Ian Baker created.  Look at it!  —  What you're seeing is not Photoshopped.  This is an actual photo of a real world, honest to God double-clawed hammer.  Such a thing exists.  Isn't that amazing?  And also, perhaps, a little disturbing?
More: rc3.org
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Facebook Not Feeling Friendly With Nasdaq  —  Facebook's debut was supposed to be Nasdaq's ultimate coup.  —  But in the weeks since the social network's much-ballyhooed — and ultimately botched — initial public offering, the relationship has soured.  —  In Facebook parlance, it's complicated.
Jon Rettinger / TechnoBuffalo:
Google Search vs. Apple's Siri: Voice Assistant Battle  —  Siri is how Apple persuades consumers to buy the iPhone 4S, and in iOS 6, the voice assistant promises to get a whole lot better.  But before the new and improved Siri arrives, Google is unleashing an upgrade to its search that, well, blows Apple's tech right out of the water.
Outdoor Hub:
Google Censors Firearms Products in Shopping Search Results  —  Google's unofficial motto of “don't be evil” is being heavily scrutinized by firearms enthusiasts following the release of a letter the company sent out to merchants using its Google Shopping service.

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