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1:15 AM ET, June 13, 2010

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Ashlee Vance / New York Times:
In the Singularity Movement, Humans Are So Yesterday  —  ON a Tuesday evening this spring, Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google, became part man and part machine.  About 40 people, all gathered here at a NASA campus for a nine-day, $15,000 course at Singularity University, saw it happen.
Nick Bilton / Bits:
The Defense of Computers, the Internet and Our Brains  —  If you're reading this blog post on a computer, mobile phone or e-reader, please stop what you're doing immediately.  You could be making yourself stupid.  And whatever you do, don't click on the links in this post.
Discussion: Gizmodo, Thanks:atul
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Steven Pinker / New York Times:
Mind Over Mass Media
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Andreessen Horowitz To Win The Foursquare Investor Badge  —  A months long fundraising process for Foursquare is in its last stages, we've heard from multiple sources, and Andreessen Horowitz looks to be preparing to check-in to Foursquare to take an investor badge.
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Foursquare's Yelp problem (they just got time to figure it all out)  —  This week I downloaded a new Yelp app onto my iPhone.  In it Yelp included a copy of Foursquare's badges, which reward people for checking in frequently.  Sometimes you might get a swarm badge for checking into someplace …
Discussion: Computerworld, Thanks:scobleizer
Zephoria / danah boyd:
“for the lolz”: 4chan is hacking the attention economy  —  (Newbie note: If you have never heard of 4chan, start with the Wikipedia entry and not the website itself.  The site tends to offend many adults' sensibilities.  As one of my friends put it, loving LOLcats or rickrolling as outputs …
Discussion: broadstuff
Union Square Ventures:
Web Services as Governments  —  This spring Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, made controversial announcements.  Apple announced the terms of service for the iPhone OS 4, that restricted how applications developers could use analytics data.  Facebook launched Facebook Credits, and a completely different privacy policy.
Roberto / PadGadget:
Reeder for iPad - First Look  —  Reeder for iPad hit the App Store yesterday.  And, it is already following the steps of its predecessor, Reeder for iPhone.  If you're not familiar with Reeder, it's an RSS reader that syncs with your Google Reader account.  —  We've seen several RSS reader apps hitting the iPad App Store.
Discussion: TUAW
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Apple Hits 10,000 iPad Apps — Store Doubled In The Past Six Weeks
Discussion: App Advice and Erictric
Darren Murph / Engadget:
ESPN bypasses corporate red tape with iPad and Xbox 360, wannabe innovators should take note  —  So, there's two ways to look at this.  One would be to gawk at the fact that ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports broadcasting, is using iPads and Xbox 360 consoles — common devices …
Discussion: Engadget HD, Thanks:rawmeet
Elinor Mills / CNET News:
Soldier leaked Google attack investigation details, hacker says  —  An Army analyst jailed for allegedly leaking a video of a controversial Iraq air strike also allegedly leaked classified information about a U.S. investigation into cyberattacks on Google that originated in China …
Discussion: Boing Boing
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Philip Shenon / ABCNEWS:
Pentagon Fears Wikileaks Founder Will Spill Secrets
Joseph L. Flatley / Engadget:
Artefact puts Flash on your iPad ‘In A Pinch’ (video)  —  Despite Steve Jobs's ethical reservations, it's clear that people want Flash on their iPads (or at the very least, developers want to find ways put it there).  Recently we saw Smokescreen, a browser plug-in that pulls apart SWF binaries …
Discussion: Download Squad and App Advice
Matt McGee / Search Engine Land:
When Google Fails, Yahoo & Ask.com Win: Study  —  With Google owning the search landscape, the best other search engines can hope for these days is to be a searcher's second-favorite option — the place we go when Google doesn't help us find what we're looking for.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
MOG's Music Streaming iPhone App Is Caught In App Store Purgatory, Too  —  Yesterday we reported on a music-streaming iPhone application called Rdio that has been waiting for weeks to have an update approved by Apple.  Now we've learned that this may be part of a new trend: MOG …
Discussion: App Advice
 
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 Earlier Items: 
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
iPhones for BlackBerries at UBS
Discussion: Electronista, Thanks:jasonhiner
Economist:
Blooming  —  Europe has become a more fertile place for technology companies.
Thanks:loic