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Booting Up: The Kim Dotcom’s Happy Day Edition

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(Photo: Twitter/KimDotcom)

New Zealand High Court has ruled police search warrants used against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom illegal, calling data sent to the FBI unlawfully obtained. Party at Kim Dotcom’s mansion and you’re all invited! No, seriously. [TorrentFreak]

Even better, if Mr. Dotcom gets his home surveillance tapes back from the FBI, we might be able to see, “just how Rambo the police went.” [@nzben]

And the most popular email service in the world is . . . Hotmail?! Seriously? [The Atlantic]

Meanwhile, Google’s fighting its own battles against, oh, just about everyone. Om Malik breaks the competition. [GigaOm]

And listening to a lot of Bruce Springsteen. Apparently. Nexus Q, Google’s fancy new media player is designed and manufactured in the U.S. of A. [NYT]

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