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July 5, 2012, 4:05 PM

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Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Corrupt App Store binaries crashing on launch  —  Last night, within minutes of Apple approving the Instapaper 4.2.3 update, I was deluged by support email and Twitter messages from customers saying that it crashed immediately on launch, even with a clean install.
Kelly Faircloth / Betabeat:
Developers: Don't Push Any Updates to the App Store Right Now, Cause It's Apparently Kinda Busted  —  Specifically, something funky is going on with updates and the approval process.  We leave the Internet for 24 hours, and this happens: Something is seriously wrong with Apple's app store.
More: BetaNews and LAPTOP MagazineTweets: @marcoarment
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple Responds To App Crashing Issues, Has A Dedicated Team Working On A Fix  —  Just a quick update on the issues plaguing Apple's iOS and Mac App Stores: Apple has now informed developers that it's aware of the problem and is working on a resolution.  For background, a serious problem …
More: MacRumorsThanks:@anthonyha
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Judge who shelved Apple trial says patent system out of sync  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. judge who tossed out one of the biggest court cases in Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) smartphone technology battle is questioning whether patents should cover software or most other industries at all.
Joanna Stern / ABC News:
Google Confirms Galaxy Nexus Sales Stopped in Apple-Samsung Case, Fix Coming Next Week  —  While Apple and Samsung's phones and tablets battle it out on store shelves, the companies (and Google) have been battling it out in the courtroom in ongoing patent disputes.
iFixit:
Nexus Q Teardown  —  Did it come from outer space?  Did it rise up from the depths of the lost city of Atlantis?  How much of it was really made in the United States?  When Google announced the Nexus Q at the I/O keynote on June 27, 2012, we decided to take one apart and see what we could uncover.
Joseph Walker / Wall Street Journal:
Google Revamps Its Workforce Education Programs  —  Google Inc. Chief Executive Larry Page has spent the past year trying to bring a renewed sense of urgency and focus to the search company, in what he calls putting “more wood behind fewer arrows.”  Playing a big part in that effort …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Retailers Encourage Shoppers to Buy Online and Pick Up In-Store  —  As online shopping has surged, traditional retailers have lost millions in sales to so-called showrooming — when shoppers check out products in stores that they then buy from Web sites like Amazon.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Opera Web Browser Unblocks The Pirate Bay  —  Back in 2006 Opera was the first major browser to include BitTorrent support.  Today, however, it has another interesting feature for BitTorrent users.  The browser offers a “Turbo” service which makes websites load faster for users on a slow connection.
Tony Chan / CommsDay:
Facebook becomes a telco: invests in Asia subsea cable  —  Facebook has made its first investment in a subsea cable system: the Asia Pacific Gateway.  According to a Malaysian stock exchange filing by Malaysia's Time dotCom, the latest member to join the APG cable consortium …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Patent troll stalks travel site Hipmunk  —  Hipmunk's quest to “take the agony out of travel planning” has won plaudits from users and the media and earned the start-up a new $15 million investment.  Now, a patent troll wants Hipmunk to give it a piece of the action.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Motorola Atrix HD revealed with 4.5-inch Colorboost HD display, ICS and Droid RAZR looks  —  The next Motorola Atrix phone has been revealed on the company's website as the Atrix HD.  According to the listed specs, it features a 4.5-inch Colorboost HD display, will ship with Android 4. Ice Cream Sandwich …
Graeme Burton / Computing:
Nokia should fire Elop and the board should go too - Jean-Louis Gassée  —  Stephen Elop ought to be fired as the CEO of Nokia and the rest of the board should join him, according to Silicon Valley veteran Jean-Louis Gassée (pictured).  —  “I think that Elop will have to go …
Bloomberg:
Apple Said To Pick AutoNavi To Offer IPhone Maps In China  —  AutoNavi Holdings Ltd. (AMAP), a Chinese maker of electronic navigation tools, was chosen by Apple Inc. to offer map services for users of future iPhones and iPads in China, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

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