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10:15 AM ET, July 6, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Employees Challenged To Crack Facebook Security, Succeed  —  Apparently Facebook noticed the slap down that the FTC gave Twitter in June because it “failed to prevent unauthorized administrative control of its system.”  Shortly afterwards one of the senior engineers at Facebook responsible for SRE …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Exclusive: Relativity + Netflix Stream Pact Pushes Pay TV  —  In a deal that may change the landscape of pay television deals, Relativity Media and Netflix are gearing up to announce an alliance in which the online streaming service will exclusively release Relativity movies in what would otherwise …
Wall Street Journal:
MySpace Ads Up for Grabs  —  News Corp. is in discussions with Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc. about replacing MySpace's crucial search-advertising partnership with Google, which expires next month, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  Under the existing deal …
BBC:
Government spends thousands on iPhone apps  —  BBC News has learnt that the Government has spent tens of thousands of pounds developing iPhone applications.  —  A Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed that development costs ranged from £10,000 - £40,000.
Government Technology News:
California Launches News Aggregator Website  —  California has launched a news hub that, in real time, compiles and updates its many agencies' Twitter, RSS and YouTube news feeds.  —  The news aggregator site, unveiled Friday, July 2, collects in one place content from more than 200 department and agency sources.
Discussion: BaltTech and The Next Web
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
TweetUp Buys Android Twitter Client Twidroid And News Aggregator Popurls  —  Twitter search and advertising platform operator TweetUp this morning announced that it had acquired Twidroid, creator of the popular Twitter client for Android phones.  The new owner will rename the app Twidroyd …
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Sony wedding content with its hardware  —  Cliff Edwards, Bloomberg Businessweek  —  Sony once set the standard for inventing products people never knew they wanted - from the Walkman to the CD player to game consoles.  That knack for shaping consumer tastes powered the Japanese company's market share …
Philipp Lenssen / Google Blogoscoped:
What's It Like to Work at Google?  —  Over at Reddit, people who work at Google are invited to tell what it's really like there.  Knowing that some replies posted in such threads may be fake, here are three comments, from the negative to the positive.  CinoBoo writes: I've been there for about 5 years.
Discussion: Mashable!
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hurt Locker Lawsuit Doesn't Affect BitTorrent Downloads  —  In recent years copyright holders have been trying to find creative ways to turn piracy into profit, with some success.  One way to make money from file-sharers is to collect the IP-addresses of the people sharing a particular file …
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
IBM's Hot-Water Supercomputer Goes Live  —  A close-up of the IBM Aquasar server blade shows the piping and processor enclosures supporting the water-cooling system.  —  IBM has delivered a supercomputer cooled by hot water to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) …
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
The Andy Grove essay  —  Many of you have sent me this, and requested comment, thanks for the pointer.  Read the essay, here are a few remarks for perspective:  —  1. The current results on trade, wages, and jobs do not support his basic claims.  Those results are not definitive …
Discussion: madisonian.net
Rob Arcamona / MediaShift:
What the Viacom vs. YouTube Verdict Means for Copyright Law  —  Some have called it a license to steal.  To others, the recent Viacom v. YouTube court decision was no less than a trumpet heralding the protection of free speech on the Internet.  And yet to a third contingency …
Discussion: IP Osgoode
 
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CrunchGear:
How Steam stopped me from pirating games and enjoy the sweet DRM kool-aid
Discussion: TeleRead, Thanks:bobcaswell
Times of India:
Sify Technologies plans to lay global undersea cable
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, Pulse2 and Computerworld
David Barboza / New York Times:
IPhone Supply Chain Highlights Rising Costs in China
Discussion: Fast Company
Daniel Emery / BBC:
Prank leaves Justin Bieber facing tour of North Korea
Discussion: Fast Company and Boing Boing, Thanks:titforrat
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Um, Why Exactly Is The NBA Paying Twitter To Promote LeBron James?
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and Softpedia News
Rik Henderson / Pocket-lint:
5 reasons why “leaked” HTC Vision is utter baloney
Aaronontheweb:
.NET Culture Shock: Why .NET Adoption Lags Among Startups
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Overbite Project brings Gopher protocol to Android
Discussion: TeleRead
Decca Aitkenhead / Guardian:
Clay Shirky: ‘Paywall will underperform’
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
UberCab Takes The Hassle Out Of Booking A Car Service
Jason L. Baptiste:
Email Newsletters Are Still A Serious Business
Discussion: StartupDigest
Royal Pingdom:
What it takes to be a top 100 website (charts)
Discussion: Guardian, Softpedia News and Pulse2