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July 14, 2012, 10:55 PM

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Aubrey Sabala / TechCrunch:
Thumbs Up: Digg Wasn't A Failure, It Was A Beginning  —  “Don't let him climb a wall.  We haven't finalized his life insurance plan.”  —  That was one of the first directions I was given at Digg when I started in early 2008.  “Him” was Kevin Rose, the founder of the widely popular social news site, and I was on my third day.
Brenden Mulligan / TechCrunch:
Path's Consistency Of Tone  —  Editor's Note: Brenden Mulligan is an entrepreneur and product designer who created Onesheet, Webbygram, TipList, ArtistData, MorningPics, and PhotoPile.  You can find him on Twitter at @mulligan.  —  Admittedly, I have a negative bias towards overhyped startups.
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Damaster / LiveSide.net:
Exclusive: A first look at the “Agave” apps for Office 2013  —  Back in March this year, we reported that Microsoft was readying a Office web extensions platform called “Agaves”, which allows developers will be able to create an area within Office applications that lets webpages interact …
Ryan Holmes / Fortune:
The Facebook tweak that killed a billion-dollar industry  —  Facebook is known for operating in a perpetual beta state, making major changes not infrequently.  Problem is, that can stifle a quickly growing niche.  —  FORTUNE — Mark Zuckerberg is famous for keeping Facebook (FB) in a state of permanent beta.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
A Show-and-Tell With Google's Hardware  —  Meet Eric Schmidt, Google's traveling salesman.  —  Mr. Schmidt, the executive chairman of the search giant, began a fireside chat with the media on Thursday at the Allen & Company conference with a brief show-and-tell.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Innovative bookmarking service Spool is shutting down.  Team joins Facebook  —  Spool today confirms its innovative bookmarking service is shutting down.  —  In an email, the Spool team says: … Spool was kind enough to attach all a user's bookmarks to the email and provided a handy link …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
How did the new MacBook Pros get Gold-level green ratings?  —  They may not stick.  A recycling coalition says the notebooks flunk two key tests  —  FORTUNE — Apple (AAPL) may have thought it put the EPEAT kerfuffle behind it with the release of Bob Mansfield's mea culpa letter Friday.
Ari Levy / Bloomberg:
MobiTV Pulls $75 Million IPO, Citing ‘Unfavorable’ Conditions  —  MobiTV Inc. (MBTV) (MBTV), the maker of software that lets smartphone users watch live television, withdrew its plans for an initial public offering, citing “unfavorable market conditions.”  —  The Emeryville, California-based company …
Martyn Williams / PC World:
Japan's FujiFilm Sues Motorola Over Phone Patents  —  Japan's FujiFilm is suing Google's Motorola Mobility subsidiary over four patents associated with digital camera and photo technology in cellphones.  —  The lawsuit has its roots in April 2011, when FujiFilm says it first notified Motorola …
Christopher S. Stewart / Wall Street Journal:
In Age of Twitter, NBC Rewrites Olympic Playbook  —  In NBC's Rockefeller Center headquarters, workers were hustling Friday to transform the “Saturday Night Live” sound stage into a command center for coverage of the 2012 Olympics Games.  —  Much of this is familiar territory for America's No. 3 network.

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HBO Silicon Valley creator, Mike Judge, to speak at Disrupt SF  —  TechCrunch is excited to chat with Judge about the direction of the show and the evolution of the media industry as a whole.

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