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Booting Up: Grifters Be Grifting Edition

(Photo: Shirley Hornstein via TechCrunch)

“It feels as if the technology innovation wars are no longer over one piece of technology or another, but over us humans.” [CNN]

Exposing a Valley grifter and her horrible Photoshop skills. [Techcrunch]

Zynga’s chief creative officer is leaving the company to launch his own startup. Oh pretty please can it be another Facebook game company? We need one of those. [AllThingsD]

Another Lulzsec hacker has been arrested, and we assume cops did not do so for the lulz. [BBC]

Google ruined the simple design of its homepage with a tacky ad for the Nexus 7. [New York Times]

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Booting Up: Independence Edition

(Photo: Game Informer)

The Oatmeal is finally free of Charles Carreon’s bizarre legal machinations. Mr. Carreon decided to drop his case against Matthew Inman, who apparently was represented by the EFF. Everything about this was weird. [EFF]

Porn producers are all about Project Glass. We’re sure you can guess why. [PC Mag]

Apple is reportedly planning to debut a smaller, cheaper iPad–terrible news for the Nexus 7. [Bloomberg]

Kim Dotcom has a grudge against vice president Joe Biden. [TorrentFreak]

Airport security apparently stole the Nexus Q used at Google I/O. [Dan Ellis]