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4:40 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.
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Brian Caulfield / Shiny Objects:
October iPhone Launch Could Cost Apple 2 Million Units In Sept Quarter
Discussion: SlashGear and WebProNews
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.
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Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Google acquires Dealmap, the missing link between Offers & Maps
Discussion: 9to5Google
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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: AllThingsD and VatorNews
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!
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.
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: WebProNews
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Autodesk Acquires DIY Community Instructables  —  In its third acquisition this year, Autodesk, maker of design, engineering and entertainment software, has acquired San Francisco-based Instructables, a popular online community where people can upload, discuss, rate and collaborate on a wide variety of do-it-yourself projects.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
NTP Wins Court Ruling on 7 Patents From Apple, AT&T Cases  —  NTP Inc., the patent licenser that extracted a $612.5 million settlement from Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) in a dispute over wireless e-mail technology five years ago, won an appeals court ruling in a battle over the validity …
Discussion: paidContent, CNET News and Electronista
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.”
Garett Sloane / New York Post:
Foursquare sets revenue plan  —  Foursquare is looking to cash in on all those check-ins.  —  The social network, which has been known for having a fast-growing footprint — more than 10 million members have checked in more than 750 million times to about 15 million venues worldwide …
Discussion: Adweek and NYConvergence.com
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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Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
First look: Adobe Edge promises Flash-style animation with HTML5
Discussion: The Loop
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Twitter Takes Extra Measures To Protect Its Confidential Documents  —  Twitter is partnering with a German company called Brainloop in an effort to more effectively safeguard and increase its ability to share and collaborate on confidential documents.  —  Brainloop offers an online platform …
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
HTC Sues Apple in U.K. Following Loss in U.S. ITC Patent Case  —  HTC Corp. (2498), the Taiwanese smartphone maker locked in a patent battle with competitor Apple Inc., sued the iPhone maker in Britain.  —  The complaint, filed July 29 in London, comes two weeks after HTC lost a ruling …
 
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Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Yahoo UK & Others Switching To Bing Organic Results August 3rd
Tony Romm / POLITICO:
Google's PAC posts big uptick
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iOS devs put out a call to unite against Lodsys, other patent trolls
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Apple may face damages of $25.5 million in Korean class action lawsuit
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Premium Video Commerce Site Joyus — Headed by Top Ex-Googler — Gets $7.9 Million in Funding
Discussion: The Business Insider
Charles Arthur / Guardian:
Alleged LulzSec hacker released on bail
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
PayPal: 12M monthly users are paying for Facebook games (exclusive)
Discussion: Friending Facebook Blog, Thanks:deantak
 Earlier Items: 
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
American Express' Serve digital wallet now serving Verizon devices
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Vimeo to take on Brightcove, Ooyala for video hosting
Discussion: Webware.com and Softpedia News
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
BigCommerce Raises $15 Million To Help Retailers Manage E-Commerce
Discussion: Ecommerce Blog
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Facebook expands UK operation
Larry Seltzer / BetaNews:
This is leadership? US cybersecurity is a revolving door of exiting officials