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3:50 PM ET, July 25, 2010

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Elie Mystal / Above The Law:
The Facebook Lawsuit: Everybody Calm Down and Remember Your 1L Contracts Class  —  The internet is on fire today.  The purported contract between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and random New York resident Paul Ceglia has hit the worldwide web.  We've written about Ceglia's claims to 84% of Facebook before.
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Henry Blodget / Silicon Alley Insider:
And Now Three Questions For Paul Ceglia — The Man Who Says He Owns 84% Of Facebook  —  Yesterday, we provided a quick analysis of the alleged contract between Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and upstate New York wood-pellet salesman Paul Ceglia — the contract that Paul says gives him an 84% ownership stake in Facebook.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Mass BitTorrent Lawsuits Now Target Private Trackers  —  Mass lawsuits against alleged file-sharers, such as those from the US Copyright Group and lawyers ACS:Law and Gallant MacMillan in the UK, are generally accepted to have been generated from evidence gathered from big public BitTorrent sites.
Joanie Wexler / Network World:
WPA2 vulnerability found  —  ‘Hole 196’ means malicious insiders could spoof WI-Fi packets, compromise WLAN … Perhaps it was only a matter of time.  But wireless security researchers say they have uncovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 security protocol, which is the strongest form …
Andy Brett / TechCrunch:
GitHub Hits One Million Hosted Projects  —  GitHub, the source code hosting and collaboration service, has hit a major milestone tonight: the site is now hosting one million projects, confirmed Scott Chacon, VP of Research and Development at GitHub.  Approximately 60 percent of these projects …
Discussion: TweetDeck's posterous
Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Will Zynga Become the Google of Games?  —  ORIENTATION for new employees of Zynga, the fast-growing maker of Facebook games like FarmVille and Mafia Wars, can be a heady affair given the company's outsize ambitions — all of which are embodied in Mark Pincus, Zynga's 44-year-old founder.
Softpedia News:
HTC to Put Sense on Windows Phone 7 Devices  —  As well as on Android 3.0-powered ones  —  Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 operating system is set to arrive on the market with a great deal of changes when compared to the current versions, one of which would be the limitation to the number of UI changes handset vendors can apply.
Barry Collins / PC Pro:
Dell drops Ubuntu PCs from website... for now  —  Dell has stopped selling consumer PCs preloaded with Ubuntu from its website, and doesn't know when they're coming back.  —  A search for Ubuntu on the Dell UK website returns only one laptop - the Dell Latitude 2100 from the company's business range.
Don Dodge / Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing:
MSFT earnings up, stock down.  What do investors want?  —  Microsoft reported record revenues and profits for the quarter and fiscal year.  Yet, the stock (MSFT) is down again.  What does Wall Street want from Microsoft?  I think the problem is that Microsoft still considers itself a growth company …
Discussion: Computerworld
Sylvia Hui / Associated Press:
British royals expand online presence with Flickr  —  LONDON - These aren't your average family snapshots.  —  Queen Elizabeth II is joining other proud parents starting Monday in showing off and sharing her photo albums — and those of the House of Windsor — on the online Flickr photo site.
Discussion: Photography Bay and The Next Web
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Spam Filtering?  Patented!  36 Companies Sued  —  These kinds of lawsuits are coming fast and furious again these days.  Glyn Moody points us to the news that 36 companies have been sued for patent infringement in Marshall, Texas (of course) for supposedly violating a patent (6,018,761) on spam filtering.
Discussion: The Next Web
Dan Frommer / Silicon Alley Insider:
Boston Sandwich Shop Testing iPad App For Orders — Fad Or The Future?  —  A Boston Au Bon Pain sandwich shop is testing an iPad app for lunchtime sandwich ordering, according to this tweet and photo from Carl Howe of research firm Yankee Group.  —  We've never tried this, but as geeks, it seems pretty neat.
 
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