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Amazon's New 'Friend' to the iPad, Reasons to Dislike Whole Foods Shoppers, and a Second Chance for Facebook, Maybe

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MINYANVILLE ORIGINAL Check out our leading headlines from the week that brought us Draghi's speech, the Democratic National Convention, and some disappointing jobs numbers.

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD Is a Menace to Android and a Friend to the iPad I've spent an awful lot of time exposing some ugly truths about the sorry state of the Google (GOOG) Android tablet market. And unfortunately, things are about to get worse, courtesy of Amazon's (AMZN) new Kindle Fire HD.

Yes, There Are Still Jobs Out There for Pole Shavers, Gimp Tackers, and Bottom Nailers While "Human Projectile" needs no further explanation, the job descriptions for "Pole Shaver," "Cheese Cutter," "Box Nailer," and so forth can be found here. And so, without further ado, per the modern-day Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Fourth Edition:

Hardware: Is There a Reason to Upgrade? At least two new product introductions common to the non-Apple computing world are forcing this redesign of the basic black or silver box that is the computer. The producers of both these products have the deep pockets to make sure everybody hears about it many times a day from now through the holiday season.

Will 'Arrested Development' Be the Savior of Netflix? Netflix does have another strategy to retain and add subscribers: Original programming. Yes, the online movie giant is hoping to become the new HBO (TWX) of sorts, as it plans to devote 5% of the estimated $3.7 billion it will spend on content over the five years on original programming.

Attention Whole Foods Shoppers: Everyone Hates You If buying organic doesn't have a physiological impact on consumers, what does it do? Apparently, it has turned them into a pack of raving a**holes.

10 Outrageous Patent Attempts, Including 5 That Actually Worked If the Apple (AAPL) vs. Samsung (SSNLF) trial has taught us anything, it's that knowing what's patented and what isn't can save you a lot of heartbreak. Although at first glance copyright law seems straightforward and understandable, you'd be surprised by the crazy things people have attempted to have patented, and perhaps more so by the attempts that were successful. The following is a list of the most absurd things people and corporations have failed at -- and succeeded in -- making their personal property.
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