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July 9, 2013, 1:05 PM

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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols / ZDNet:
Google releases fix to OEMs for Blue Security Android security hole  —  Summary: Google has found a fix for a vulnerability in Android's security model that could allow attackers to convert 99 percent of all applications into Trojan malware.  —  It doesn't get much scarier than this.
Guardian:
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Microsoft Restructuring Set for Thursday  —  According to numerous sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is poised to unveil his plan to drastically restructure the tech giant this week.  And, while timing might change, sources said that the current plan is to make it public on Thursday.
Todd Hoff / High Scalability:
The Architecture Twitter Uses to Deal with 150M Active Users, 300K QPS, a 22 MB/S Firehose, and Send Tweets in Under 5 Seconds  —  Toy solutions solving Twitter's “problems” are a favorite scalability trope.  Everybody has this idea that Twitter is easy.  With a little architectural hand waving …
More: Co.LabsTweets: @nikcub and @matthewsinclair
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Amazon Quietly Tests Streaming Flash Videos to Kindle Fire Owners  —  For the past six months, Amazon has been quietly testing what it hopes will be a better way to watch Flash video content on a mobile device.  —  Since February, some Kindle Fire owners have been seeing an option to use an …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Sprint now finally owns 100 percent of Clearwire  —  Sprint just announced that it has successfully completed its purchase of Clearwire — its final, best offer of $5 per share was accepted, and the transaction has been closed as of today.  This comes just one day after SoftBank and Sprint announced …
Cade Metz / Wired:
This Is the Woman at the Heart of Everything Google Builds  —  There was a time when Melody Meckfessel juggled two wardrobes: one for one Google, and one for the rest of her life.  Her Google wardrobe included hoodies and t-shirts and blue jeans — standard engineering garb — never blouses, skirts, or dresses.
Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
Yelp launches Yelp Platform to enter world of on-demand delivery  —  Yelp is rolling out a new delivery feature so consumers can not only browse for food, but order it as well.  Along the lines of its Open Table partnership, Yelp will partner with local delivery services so that customers …
More: 9to5Mac
Deadline.com:
Will New .LA Internet Addresses Boost Los Angeles Entertainment Companies?  —  David Bloom is a Deadline contributor.  —  Maybe.  The country of Laos and the companies working for it sure hope so.  Today, on Laos' behalf, URL registry GoDaddy began auctioning dozens of prime entertainment …
Brad Molen / Engadget:
HTC 8XT will be available on Sprint July 19th for $100 after rebate  —  The term “this summer” has finally become much more specific for anyone hoping to score a Sprint-branded Windows Phone: July 19th.  This is the date the Now Network will launch the HTC 8XT, the carrier's first WP8 device …
TechCrunch:
TaskRabbit Confirms Layoffs As It Realigns To Focus On Mobile And Enterprise  —  TaskRabbit, the San Francisco startup that runs a marketplace for outsourcing errands and temporary work projects, has laid off a number of staffers as part of a larger restructuring, TechCrunch has learned.

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