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July 7, 2012, 11:15 AM

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Ryan Tate / Wired:
Bribery, Porn, and Spam Are the Path to Riches in the App World  —  As money floods into their market, and the stakes get ever higher, app makers are getting paranoid.  Paranoid that competitors are buying traffic spikes, using porn to attract users, and spamming everyone and their mom on the way to the top of the leaderboards.
Frost Li / Twitter Blog:
Simpler search  —  We're constantly working to make Twitter search the simplest way to discover what's happening in real time.  To that end, today we're introducing search autocomplete and ‘People you follow’ search results to twitter.com.  In addition to recent improvements like related query suggestions …
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
In A Key Shift, Pinterest Is Leaving Palo Alto And Moving To San Francisco  —  After weeks of rumors, it's really happening: Pinterest, the visual interest-sharing network, has packed up its Palo Alto office and is moving to San Francisco.  —  Sarah Tavel, an international growth executive at Pinterest …
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
7.85-Inch iPad to Ramp Up Production in September at Foxconn Brazil  —  Bits of information about the rumored 7.85 “iPad Mini” continue to leak out.  Japanese blog Macotakara now claims that the smaller iPad will be produced in Brazil and will ramp up production starting in September.
Facebook Newsroom:
Yahoo! and Facebook Launch Strategic Alliance and Resolve Patent Dispute  —  Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) today announced that they have entered into definitive agreements that launch a new advertising partnership, extend and expand distribution arrangements, and settle all pending patent claims between the companies.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
That was quick.  Facebook shuts down Face.com APIs, kills Klik app, enrages developers  —  Fresh from its acquisition by Facebook last month, Face.com is closing down its facial recognition APIs over the next 30 days.  While such a move isn't that surprising, third-party developers …
Wall Street Journal:
Vevo Seeks New Financing  —  Vevo, the online music video company, is seeking to raise new equity financing, people familiar with the company's plans said, amid plans to expand its operations overseas.  —  Vevo hired Allen & Co. to look for investors, the people added.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Galaxy Nexus ban temporarily suspended while appeals court issues decision  —  The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit just issued suspended the ban on Galaxy Nexus sales at Samsung's request, pending a formal response from Apple.  The court's decision to suspend (or “stay") …

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