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5:05 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.
Bob Warfield / SmoothSpan Blog:
NoSQL is a Premature Optimization  —  There's been a lot of back and forth lately from the NoSQL crowd around Michael Stonebreaker's contention that reliance on relational technology and MySQL has trapped Facebook in a ‘fate worse than death.’ This was reported in a GigaOm post by Derrick Harris.
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
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 …
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 …
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
A Bomb in Oslo? What Google Lost by Ending Real-Time Search
Discussion: Technology Review
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.
Jacqueline Wong / Reuters:
China inspects electronics stores after fake Apple shops report  —  Chinese industrial and commercial authorities in Kunming have started to inspect all of the southwestern city's electronics shops after an American blogger wrote about fake Apple stores, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.
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
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 …
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.
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.
M. Zinoune / Unixmen:
Lightweight Portable Security (LPS)-A Linux distro from the US Department of Defense  —  Lightweight Portable Security (LPS), created by USA's Department of Defence, is a small Linux live CD focusing on privacy and security, for this reason, it boots from a CD and executes from RAM …
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Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Music publishers file copyright suit against Grooveshark
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Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Android App Player for PlayBook Leaked, Runs Email and Some Apps
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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
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: and RKGBlog
David Barboza / New York Times:
Former China Mobile Official Sentenced in Bribery Case
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