July 5, 2012, 10:10 AM

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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.
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
iOS and Mac apps reportedly crashing due to corrupt App Store updates  —  One of Apple's selling points with its iOS and Mac App Stores is that it can provide a safe, trusted location for users to update their apps knowing any changes have been vetted by Apple — though in the last few days …
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.
More: 9to5Mac and Groklaw
Locus Online Perspectives:
Cory Doctorow: Music: The Internet's Original Sin  —  From the July 2012 issue of Locus Magazine  —  In a recent Search Engine podcast, host Jesse Brown wondered about music's ongoing centrality to the debate over file-sharing and freedom.  After all, the music industry has all but abandoned lawsuits …
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.
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 …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM sign up to Telefonica mobile billing partnership  —  European mobile giant Telefonica is set to make it easier for its customers to purchase digital items and subscribe to services using their mobile devices following a new deal with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM.
More: Inquirer and PhoneArena
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple and Samsung drop additional claims against each other ahead of U.S. trial  —  On May 1 and May 7, Apple and Samsung had already dropped some claims against each other from their first California lawsuit (which is scheduled to go to trial on July 30).  Further narrowing resulted …
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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Microsoft Convergence EMEA: How we can help drive business transformation  —  Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela announces Microsoft PowerApps and more at event in Barcelona.
Federal Insecurity  —  The number of security incidents impacting Federal agencies has grown from 5,503 in 2006 to 67,168 in 2014 — a massive 1121% increase in 8 years — what can be done?
What consumers have to say about Bitcoin, P2P, social spending and more  —  We asked 7000 digital consumers how they expect to pay for digital goods & services in the future.  The results are in.
Upload Web Receipts for scanning with the new Google Chrome add-on  —  Remember the days of keeping receipts in a shoebox?  Sure, you had them all in one place, but they weren't organized, they weren't sorted …
CareerArc: Amazon to Hire 100k Workers this Holiday Season, Reflects Shift in US Retail  —  Amazon is the largest employer of seasonal hires in 2015.  How is the overall shift towards e-commerce changing US retail and labor?

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