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July 15, 2012, 12:20 PM

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Bloomberg:
Zuckerberg Says Mobile Shift Is His Biggest Challenge  —  Facebook Inc. (FB) Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said his hardest job right now is figuring out how to adapt the world's largest social network to mobile devices.  —  Bringing Facebook's features to handheld gadgets …
Torie Bosch / Slate:
How Kate Middleton's Wedding Gown Demonstrates Wikipedia's Woman Problem  —  According to Wikipedia's 2011 Editor Survey, just 9 percent of Wiki editors are women.  While the gender gap is better than it was—in the early '00s, it was more like 3 percent—and the proportion of new editors …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Damages figures like the $147M verdict against RIM could make smartphones unaffordable  —  The biggest smartphone patent news of the weekend is that a Northern California jury rendered a verdict in favor of a little-known company named Mformation Technologies against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion …
More: Reuters
Loren Feldman / New York Times:
Goldman Sachs and a Sale Gone Horribly Awry  —  THE business deal from hell began to crumble even before the Champagne corks were popped.  —  The deal, the $580 million sale of a highflying technology company, Dragon Systems, had just been approved by its board and congratulations were being exchanged.
Emil Protalinski / CNET:
Facebook endorses Google's SPDY networking protocol  —  Facebook has settled on a networking protocol for speeding up web content delivery.  In a W3 mailing list post, titled “HTTP2 Expression of Interest,” Facebook engineer Doug Beaver outlined why the company has started implementing the SPDY protocol …
Christopher S. Stewart / Wall Street Journal:
In Age of Twitter, NBC Rewrites Olympic Playbook  —  In NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters, workers were hustling Friday to transform the “Saturday Night Live” sound stage into a command center for coverage of the 2012 Olympics Games.  —  Much of this is familiar territory for America's No. 3 network.
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Farhad Manjoo / PandoDaily:
Don't Root for Aereo, the World's Most Ridiculous Start-up  —  Aereo, the controversial television streaming company backed by Barry Diller, may be the stupidest high-profile tech start-up ever launched.  —  In my years of covering the tech business, I certainly can't remember coming across …
Marcus George / Reuters:
Insight: Despite sanctions, Apple gear booms in Iran  —  (Reuters) - At its gleaming store, RadanMac offers the latest Apple gear - the new iPad, iPhones, iPods, laptops, all-in-one desktop computers and more.  —  But this is no ordinary Apple store.  It's in Tehran, where Apple …
John D. Stoll / Wall Street Journal:
Nokia Cuts U.S. Price of Flagship Phone in Half  —  The price of Nokia Corp.'s flagship Lumia 900 Windows phone has been cut in half in the critical U.S. market, a little more than three months after the launch of the smartphone at AT&T Inc. stores.  —  The Lumia 900 hit the market …
Brenden Mulligan / TechCrunch:
Path's Consistency Of Tone  —  Editor's Note: Brenden Mulligan is an entrepreneur and product designer who created Onesheet, Webbygram, TipList, ArtistData, MorningPics, and PhotoPile.  You can find him on Twitter at @mulligan.  —  Admittedly, I have a negative bias towards overhyped startups.
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