July 5, 2012, 8:25 AM

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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 …
David Pogue / New York Times:
Nexus 7, Google's New Tablet, Seriously Challenges the iPad  —  You can love Apple or you can hate Apple, but one thing's for sure: its favorite game is Lead the Industry.  And the industry's favorite game is Follow the Leader.  —  Steve Jobs hated the mimicry.
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 …
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 …
Carly Page / Inquirer:
UK Google Nexus 7 tablets won't feature music, magazines or TV shows  —  GOOGLE'S NEXUS 7 TABLET won't arrive with all of the company's touted features including TV shows, music and magazines, Google has confirmed, making its £159 price-tag seem like less of a bargain.
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
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.
More: Gizmodo and The Verge
David Talbot / Technology Review:
L.A. Cops Embrace Crime-Predicting Algorithm  —  A recent study suggests that computers could be better than seasoned police analysts at predicting when and where crime will strike next in a busy city.  Software tested in Los Angeles was twice as good as human analysts at predicting …

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