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Google just got its patent approved for a technology that looks at user searches to identify holes and under-covered topics in the content sphere. With the information gained through this technology, content creators would be able to create stories and information plugs to fill the gaps in the World Wide Web. Nothing comes up when you search for "Lebron James' mom's phone number"? Someone at a content farm, some day, will be right on it. It's just a patent, for now, and no announcement has been made that this is actually going to be activated, but if they want to, the dudes at Google could make life miserable for content companies like AOL, Associated Content, and Demand Media who are trying to cash in on this game. [Financial Times]

Apple clocks +600,000 pre-orders for the iPhone 4! [NY Times]

It looks like San Francisco is passing a law against cell phone radiation. Craze. [BBC]

This dude's Twitter fans are running his life for a week. [David on Demand]

AT&T FAIL on the iPhone. Again. [Electronista]

BP swallows its pride and purchases 32 oil-water separation machines from a Waterworld actor. [The Guardian]