Every day, we round up the most interesting tech stories of the day here.

Today’s selection includes a discussion of software patents, a closer look at Google’s new gaming features for Google+ and a behind-the-scenes look at a Silicon Valley firm that cleans up after failed startups.

Read those stories – and more – by clicking on any of the headlines below.

Best of Today (8/11) in Best / Frederic Lardinois (fredericl)