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7:05 AM ET, July 11, 2010

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Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga, Preparing To Launch Google Games  —  Google has quietly (secretly, one might say) invested somewhere between $100 million and $200 million in social gaming behemoth Zynga, we've confirmed from multiple sources.
Chris Ziegler / Engadget:
Exclusive: Motorola WX445 leaked, offers low-end Android for Verizon  —  So this little number just rolled into our tips inbox — and at a glance, it appears to be the anti-Droid X, if that makes any sense.  We're being told this is the Motorola WX445 for Verizon (street name unknown) …
Cryptome:
WIKILEAKS WEBSITE TO BE ABANDONED  —  The website has been effectively down in terms of document submissions for many weeks, and as we speak there is no way for the general public or potential whistleblowers to upload documents to the site.  —  We have been told that WIKILEAKS will be launching a completely new site hosted in Iceland.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Mark Zuckerberg Got Served—but Why?  —  Boom!  Mark Zuckerberg was served legal papers relating to a mysterious lawsuit at a fancy lunch in Sun Valley, Idaho yesterday.  The sneaky server pretended to ask for Mark Zuckerberg's autograph before dropping the bomb.  More »  —  01:35 PM
Discussion: New York Post
Chuck Falzone / AndroidGuys:
Android Market Will Hit 100,000 Apps This Month  —  Accumulated number of Application and Games in the Market  —  The graph speaks for itself.  According to Android Market web interface AndroLib.com, the Android Market now offers users more than 90,000 apps, and is on pace to end the month in six figures.
Discussion: AndroidSPIN
Sean Hollister / Engadget:
AT&T handing out free 3G MicroCells to loyal customers?  —  While we've no clue how widespread AT&T's generosity is, or how you might get one, it appears that the company's “most valuable customers” are now receiving free range-boosting femtocells.  Today, loyal reader Jason got …
Discussion: 9 to 5 Mac, Thanks:rawmeet
Chloe Albanesius / AppScout:
Reddit Solicits Donations to Keep Site Afloat  —  News recommendation site Reddit on Friday released a puzzling blog post in which it announced plans to implement a subscription-based service—sort of.  —  The subscription service, known as Reddit Gold, will help Reddit earn some extra cash …
Reuters:
China confirms renews Google's China license  —  (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said it had renewed the Chinese operating license of Internet giant Google Inc, confirming an announcement made by the company on Friday.  —  Guxiang, a company …
Priya Ganapati / Gadget Lab:
Poof!  After Wireless, the Computer Mouse Turns Invisible  —  In a magic trick that only geeks can pull off, researchers at MIT have found a method to let users click and scroll exactly the same way they would with a computer mouse, without the device actually being there.
Discussion: Crave
Jean-Louis Gassée / Monday Note:
Free Spy Novel  —  A spy thriller from the DOJ...for free!  —  Instead of spending your hard-earned dollars loading your Kindle or iPad with fictional potboilers, head over to Scribd and download the Department of Justice Complaint vs. Russian spies (June 2010).  —  Why submit yourself to the tedium of ponderous DOJ prose?
Rosa Golijan / Gizmodo:
The iChatr App Brings Chatroulette-Style Mischief to Your iPhone 4  —  The iChatr iPhone app is as exciting as it is terrifying.  Why?  Because it's basically Chatroulette for your iPhone.  —  The app is free, but does require an iPhone 4.  All you do is connect to your Wi-Fi network …
New York Times:
Students, Meet Your New Teacher, Mr. Robot  —  LOS ANGELES — The boy, a dark-haired 6-year-old, is playing with a new companion.  —  Engaging the Pupil  —  Articles in this series are examining the recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics and their potential impact on society.
 
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Mike Rohde / Rohdesign:
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Bryan Rhoads / Inside Scoop:
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Alexander Vaughn / App Advice:
Microsoft Mining The App Store To Find iOS Developers & Win Them Over
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Geohot Jailbreaks Apple iPhone 4 !
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Jim Wolf / Reuters:
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Whitson Gordon / Lifehacker:
Access Hulu from Outside the U.S. Without a Proxy Server
Discussion: Techie Buzz
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Twitter Changes Tweet Storage Strategy, Confirms Realtime Analytics Product
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