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»  On paper, Barnes & Noble’s e-reader looks like it has Amazon’s Kindle beat. But when you pick apart some of its claims, you may reach a different conclusion.[NY Times]

»  Some members of ICANN don’t want to continue a relationship with the U.S. Commerce Department past its current deal’s Sept. 30 expiration date, but the U.S. government is keen to keep it going. [eWeek]

»  Texas-based notification-systems company TechRadium is suing Twitter for alleged patent infringement. [Houston Business Journal]

»  Tumblr hit 255 million pageviews in July. [Mashable]

»  According to Twitter CEO Evan Williams, London has the greatest concentration of tweeters (although the UK is still second to the U.S. in overall users). [Techcrunch UK]

»  Penguin Group USA is advertising Thomas Pynchon’s new book Inherent Vice on YouTube with a movie-like trailer. [MediaPost]

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