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2:45 PM ET, July 23, 2011

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Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / The Business Insider:
Facebook Investor Roger McNamee Explains Why Social Is Over  —  Elevation Partners and Facebook investor Roger McNamee, who is also a rock musician, gave an amazing talk recently where he goes over some of the biggest trends affecting the technology industry.  —  The talk was spotted by our friend Dan Frommer at SplatF.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
A Norwegian National Tragedy That Unfolded on the Web (Updated)  —  What's being described as the most violent day in Norway since the Second World War unfolded today for so many via social media.  —  Having seen early reports concerning an afternoon bombing attack outside government offices in Oslo …
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Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
A Bomb in Oslo? What Google Lost by Ending Real-Time Search
Discussion: Technology Review
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
How MySpace Tom May Have Inadvertently Triggered The Google/Facebook War  —  Gotta love Tom Anderson.  Newly reinvigorated by the launch of Google+, “MySpace Tom” has become a social power user (and regular TechCrunch contributor!).  As a man at the forefront of the early days of the social wars, he's obviously full of information.
Discussion: TechCrunch
NPR:
Intellectual Ventures And The War Over Software Patents  —  Nathan Myhrvold is a genius and a polymath.  He made hundreds of millions of dollars as Microsoft's chief technology officer, he's discovered dinosaur fossils, and he recently co-authored a six-volume cookbook that …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
iOS 5 Over-the-Air Update Video, Documents on iCloud, and Other Notes  —  InsanelyGreatMac posts the above video showing the new iOS 5 Beta 4 over the air (OTA) updating in action.  As we noted the OTA update also saves bandwidth as it only sends changes rather than the entire OS image.
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Jay Greene / CNET News:
Scoop: Oracle scrubs site of embarrassing Java blog  —  The beginning of Sun's Jonathan Schwartz's 2007 blog post praising Google's use of Java in Android.  —  In the midst of its nasty legal battle with Google, Oracle seems to have resorted to a bit of Web site scrubbing.
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Judge orders overhaul of Oracle's damages report but maintains Halloween trial date
Discussion: Ars Technica and InfoWorld
Electronista:
Apple lands 10-year Grand Central Terminal store deal  —  Apple scores 10yr Grand Central store  —  Apple has already reached a deal for its Grand Central Terminal store.  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority confirmed to the NY Post that Apple will have the location for 10 years and is refurbishing the space.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Google+ business profiles to include analytics & more  —  If businesses can contain themselves for just a few more months, they'll have much better Google+ tools than the ones that currently exist.  —  In fact, Google will be unveiling specially tweaked profiles with analytics …
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
VideoInbox, Another Google/Slide Production, Brings Viral Videos To Your Inbox  —  We've come across the latest in Slide's series of projects developed within Google, VideoInbox - a combination daily newsletter/Facebook app that basically centers around the viewing, sharing and cataloguing of viral videos …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Feature: Big Content's latest antipiracy weapon: extradition  —  As major American copyright holders continue their long war on file-sharing, the focus of the debate has increasingly shifted overseas.  Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has begun seizing the domain names of so-called rogue sites based overseas.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
On Succeeding Steve Jobs  —  On Wednesday, less than 30 minutes before Apple announced another record-breaking quarter of financial results, the Wall Street Journal published a story by Yukari Iwatani Kane, Joann S. Lublin, and Nick Wingfield regarding the issue of Apple CEO succession.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple expands the App Store to 33 new countries and territories  —  As Apple expands its businesses, with the iPhone and iPad reaching more nations, and their upcoming iCloud service, Apple has opened up the iOS App Store and Mac App Store in 33 new countries.
 
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M. Zinoune / Unixmen:
Lightweight Portable Security (LPS)-A Linux distro from the US Department of Defense
Discussion: InformationWeek and Geek.com
Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Music publishers file copyright suit against Grooveshark
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Android App Player for PlayBook Leaked, Runs Email and Some Apps
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
What's next for Kinect? Next week, avatar meetings; Later, PC and phone integration
Discussion: Softpedia News and Neowin.net
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
Google Bows to Web Rivals
Discussion: eWeek
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Confirmed: Bing Tests Ads Within Organic Search Results
Discussion: LiveSide.net and RKGBlog
 Earlier Items: 
David Barboza / New York Times:
Former China Mobile Official Sentenced in Bribery Case
Discussion: PC Magazine and ITworld.com
Nicholas Carlson / The Business Insider:
Here's The Presentation That Inspired Google+
Christopher Breen / Macworld:
Farewell Front Row
Discussion: SlashGear
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Ticket To Ride: Uber Testing Reduced Pricing In San Francisco
Discussion: Inside Facebook and Uber Blog
Zach Epstein / BGR:
T-Mobile says G-Slate is 200% faster than iPad 2, 300% faster than XOOM
Discussion: PadGadget, 9to5Mac and 9to5Mac