This American Life’s investigation of Intellectual Ventures offers some important lessons for the tech industry, Mac OS X Lion signals a change in how we’ll use our computers, and Microsoft starts hiring again, albeit at a slower pace than Amazon and Google. Those were among the topics I talked about with host Steve Scher this morning on KUOW-FM’s Weekday program.

Here’s the audio of the segment, and continue reading below for links to some of the stories we discussed.

Here’s the MP3 if anyone has problems with the player.

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