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8:55 AM ET, August 8, 2011

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Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Sued over Fast Booting in OS X with a Patent linked to LG Electronics  —  A Floridian Company by the name Operating Systems Solutions, LCC, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple for OS X's fast booting operation.  The interesting twist to this lawsuit is that the patent was originally owned by LG Electronics.
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Lightning in Dublin Knocks Amazon, Microsoft Data Centers Offline  —  A lightning strike has caused power outages at the major cloud computing data hubs for Amazon and Microsoft in Dublin, Ireland.  The incident has caused downtime for many sites using Amazon's EC2 cloud computing platform …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Feature: One month with Google+: why this social network has legs  —  If you're a stranger who follows me on Google+, you might think I rarely use the service.  That's because the majority of my posts have been limited to the seven circles I created for friends, acquaintances, family …
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Tom Anderson / TechCrunch:
Is G+ Putting Facebook On The Defensive?
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Markcuban / blog maverick:
My Suggestion on Patent Law  —  It is easy to complain.  Much harder to come up with solutions.  Many won't like what I propose, but who wants to make lawyers happy anyway ?  —  The solution ?  —  1. End all software patents.  Don't make them shorter, eliminate them.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Is Dennis Crowley the Pied Piper of Silicon Alley?  —  Charismatic CEO Is Big Reason Why Foursquare Is Toast of the NY Tech Scene, Despite Little Revenue  —  On a bright Wednesday afternoon this past June, Dennis Crowley, co-founder and chief executive of Foursquare, hailed a cab across the street from his downtown Manhattan office.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Photos show the cultural difference between Black Hat and Defcon hacker events  —  Thousands of security professionals, hackers, federal agents and media descended on Las Vegas this week to attend the Black Hat and Defcon conferences.  Both conferences exhibit the extremes of hacker and security culture …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
After Much Ado, a Google Book Deal in France  —  PARIS — France has caused plenty of headaches for Google.  Its politicians have denounced the U.S. Internet giant as a cultural imperialist; its publishers have called it a copyright cheat.  —  Yet France is suddenly the only country …
Discussion: Softpedia News
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Launches $999 iMac for Educational Institutions  —  Apple has quietly launched a lower cost $999 iMac for educational institutions this morning.  The new low-end model is labeled “Education only” and is not available for individuals.  The new iMac appeared on Apple's Higher Educational online store early this morning.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC launches a new TV-friendly version of iPlayer  —  The BBC today launches a brand new version of iPlayer that is tailored specifically for TVs.  —  BBC iPlayer is a video-on-demand service, offering UK users the chance to catch up on TV and radio broadcasts they have missed …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Growing Portrait Of Google As A Big, Scary, Expanding Everywhere Copy Monster  —  Twice this year, Google's been fairly frank and vocal about something competitors have done that it feels is unfair.  Twice, I've watched the technosphere largely react by beating the company over the head with a …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
How Blackberry, not Twitter, fuelled the fire under London's riots  —  Over the weekend parts of London descended into chaos as riots and looting spread after a protest organised around the yet unexplained shooting of a man by Police.  Of course, there was huge amounts of chatter on social networks …
Zee / The Next Web:
Anonymous hacks Syrian Ministry of Defense website  —  Anonymous, the online hacktivist group, has taken over the Syrian Ministry of Defense website (currently down) and posted the following message on its homepage: … Scrolling across the top of the website are links to videos illustrating the unrest …
 
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
The Startup You Want To Work At The Most Is Your Own
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