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Booting Up: It Was All a Dream, I Used to Read Word Up Magazine

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Is Vine going to run into the same legal headaches as early hip hop? [GigaOm]

Searching for a framework to explain the conflict between wearable tech pros and opponents, Nick Bilton went with Dr. Seuss. [New York Times]

“They want teenage kids posting up all the stupid duck face photos that they litter Instagram and Facebook with. Because those teen kids, are ad revenue.” [Infinite Hollywood]

Speaking of Yahoo: The company has bid somewhere between $600 and $800 million for Hulu, because Marissa Mayer’s apparently got money burning a hole in her pocket. [AllThingsD]

The Internship is weird. “Google needs that now. This movie could help keep them out of the penalty box a little while longer.” [L.A. Times]

Flame I'm Gonna Live Forever

Cue the Conspiracy Theories: Parts of Flame Virus Are Nearly Identical to Stuxnet

It’s going to be even harder for President Obama to distance himself from Stuxnet now. As Reuters reports, Kaspersky Lab, a leading computer security firm in Moscow, has discovered that portions of code in the newer Flame virus are “nearly identical” to code in Stuxnet, the cyber weapon reportedly used by the United States and Israel to disrupt Iran’s nuclear initiatives.

This new discovery is likely to fuel theories from security experts that Stuxnet was part of an American-led cyber program “that is still active in the Middle East and perhaps other parts of the world,” says Reuters. Not the best way to win those hearts and minds! Read More