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Marco Arment: Empty Rewrite Bingo

Why oh why can't we have a better press corps? Tech reporting edition:

Marco Arment @marcoarment on Twitter:

Mashable was decent, adding some original reporting… Gizmodo only cites The Verge…

The Register rewrote… BGR gave TNW credit for the list… ZDNet copied a lot: http://www.zdnet.com/ios-mac-app-st…

Mac Rumors, good… 9to5 Mac, decent linking but copied most of my post, including the whole list…

PCMag's rewrite, including some false statements, and citing The Next Web for my app list that they copied…

The Next Web's rewrite… Love the "We're getting word..." app list, copied verbatim from my post. I'm getting word.

AppAdvice, citing The Verge as the source instead of my post… TechMeme cites The Verge as root…

Time for rewrite bingo! CNET's rewrite, not too bad… The Verge's post, better…

Up to 73 known-corrupted apps. Had to make the list multicolumn.

@gregtitus @danielpunkass @chartier It affected both iOS 5 and iOS 6 users for me.

Two days after… and I'm sure seeing the bad side of this.

@technorav I know they were definitely OTA-corrupted, and if you downloaded in iTunes, it often showed the 832x errors or crashed.

I'll repeat my warning to developers: if you can help it, DO NOT release app updates today. The corruption is widespread and ongoing.

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