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2:30 PM ET, August 1, 2011

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Launching New iPhone in October, Not September  —  So those rumors claiming the iPhone 5 will debut in late September?  They're wrong.  —  Instead, it's going to be an October surprise — the month in which Apple plans to launch its next-gen iPhone.
Bloomberg:
Apple Suit Puts Samsung Tablet Sales in Australia on Hold  —  Apple Inc. escalated a patent dispute against Samsung Electronics Co. and won an agreement that the South Korean company won't sell the newest version of its tablet computer in Australia until a lawsuit is resolved.
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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Galaxy Tab 10.1 down under: Apple has Samsung on the defensive in Australia
Discussion: TechEye, MacStories and GigaOM Pro
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple TV Adds Support for Cloud-Based Storage of Purchased TV Shows  —  Apple hasn't updated the Apple TV release notes page yet, but I just ran software update on my Apple TV 2 and got a new update that adds support for a major new feature: purchased TV shows.
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Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
Apple TV update introduces show streaming, Vimeo support  —  Apple rolled out an update to its Apple TV software Monday that introduces a bunch of new features.  (Hat tip to Daring Fireball.)  The update is available now and allows you to stream TV shows you purchase through iTunes …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Meet Comex, The 19-Year-Old iPhone Uber-Hacker Who Keeps Outsmarting Apple  —  Nicholas Allegra, better known by the hacker handle Comex.  —  A version of this story will appear in the upcoming issue of Forbes, published later this week.  —  Nicholas Allegra lives with his parents in Chappaqua, New York.
The Dealmap:
Deal of the Day: Google Buys The Dealmap  —  We're thrilled to announce that The Dealmap has been acquired by Google.  —  Since launching The Dealmap in May 2010, our team has worked to build a great product where people can find and share all the best local deals, all in one place.
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb:
Farewell Flash?  Adobe Launches HTML5 Web Animations Tool “Adobe Edge”  —  Today, Adobe is launching a new tool called Adobe Edge which will allow creative professionals to design animated Web content using Web standards like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.  Not Flash.
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Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts:
How Facial Recognition Technology Can Be Used To Get Your Social Security Number  —  What does your face give away?  —  Those freaked out by facial recognition technology have fresh fodder: a study from Carnegie Mellon University in which researchers were able to predict people's social security numbers …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Google Chrome overtakes Firefox to become UK's second most popular web browser  —  Internet browser passes Firefox, with speed and a nationwide advertising campaign credited for the rise in popularity  —  Google's Chrome is Britain's second most popular browser, a sign of the internet giant's increasing grip on the UK search market.
Mike Elgan / Cult of Mac:
Why Google is a Better Apple Friend than Enemy  —  A casual observer might be forgiven for thinking that to Apple, Google is Enemy #1.  Apple's most profitable (and therefore important) businesses center on the iPhone and iPad.  The most serious competitors in both these product categories run on Google's Android platform.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
BREAKING: Twitter Might Have a New York Office!  —  We need to be very careful here.  Because the last time we thought that Twitter might have opened a New York Office, Twitter said there was no such thing.  It was just an office in New York where people from Twitter went to work.  —  But!
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Square Now Processing $4 Million In Mobile Payments Per Day  —  Flush with $100 million in new funding, Square is continuing to grow like a weed in the mobile payments space.  After passing the $3 million mark at the end of May, Square is now processing $4 million in mobile payments daily …
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Halo Effect: All AngelPad Companies Will Get $100K Investment Offers From 2 VC Firms  —  Earlier this year, Yuri Milner, SV Angel, and Y Combinator shook the early-stage investment world with Start Fund, a $150,000 investment offered to every startup in every new Y Combinator class, no questions asked.
Discussion: Pulse2
Daniel Rubino / WPCentral.com:
Windows Phone revenue “abysmal”, still better than Android  —  The Seattle PI has done some sleuthing in Microsoft's annual report to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and found out that by subtracting a few figures, you get a rough $600 million dollars in revenue for fiscal year 2011 for Windows Mobile and Windows Phone.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Foursquare to Users: Nice Check-in, Now Please Write Something  —  Mobile-Sharing Startup Wants Its Users to Share More Tips in Stealth Content Initiative  —  Mobile startup Foursquare wants its users to go beyond checking in and vying for virtual badges — it wants its 10 million users to do more writing.
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Twitter Confirms “Significant” New Funding Round Led By DST  —  After weeks of speculation, Twitter has just published a blog post confirming that it has indeed raised a “significant round of funding led by the venture firm DST Global, with the participation of several of our existing investors.”
John Markoff / New York Times:
Data Centers' Power Use Less Than Was Expected  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Data centers' unquenchable thirst for electricity has been slaked by the global recession and by a combination of new power-saving technologies, according to an independent report on data center power use from 2005 to 2010.
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Alleged LulzSec hacker released on bail  —  Jake Davis, allegedly known online as ‘Topiary’, released on bail after being charged with five offences  —  Jake Davis, an 18-year-old from the Shetland Islands, was released on bail on Monday after being charged with five offences relating …
Mark Hachman / PC Magazine:
Democrats Introduce Federal Bill to Collect Online Sales Tax  —  A bill introduced Friday by Democrats in Congress would require a federal framework for collecting sales tax from online retailers, essentially providing guidelines for the states.  —  As it did during its earnings call …
Discussion: GMSV
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Best Buy moves into the connected TV business with Tivo's user interface  —  Internet connected TVs are becoming a lot more mainstream.  The latest sign of that is that Best Buy is announcing its own house label model, dubbed the Insignia Connected TV.  —  Best Buy, the nation's largest …
 
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Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
NTP Wins Court Ruling on 7 Patents From Apple, AT&T Cases
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple may face damages of $25.5 million in Korean class action lawsuit
Discussion: The Korea Herald
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Premium Video Commerce Site Joyus — Headed by Top Ex-Googler — Gets $7.9 Million in Funding
Discussion: The Business Insider
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
PayPal: 12M monthly users are paying for Facebook games (exclusive)
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
American Express' Serve digital wallet now serving Verizon devices
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
BigCommerce Raises $15 Million To Help Retailers Manage E-Commerce
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
The iPhone's First Full Quarter on Verizon
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Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Facebook expands UK operation
Larry Seltzer / BetaNews:
This is leadership? US cybersecurity is a revolving door of exiting officials
Kim Zetter / Threat Level:
Researchers Say Vulnerabilities Could Let Hackers Spring Prisoners From Cells
Discussion: The Register
Peter Delevett / Mercury News:
Former VeriSign CEO to take top job at Palo Alto Networks
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Windows XP PCs breed rootkit infections
Discussion: Network World and Softpedia News
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
With the Bing Search Engine, Microsoft Plays the Underdog