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July 9, 2012, 5:40 AM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Amazon's Next Kindle Fire Will Ship in Q3 With Improved Display  —  With sales of the first-generation Kindle Fire petering out, Amazon is gearing up to launch its successor, a tablet that seeks to improve on the original while retaining a similar form factor.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Major Twitter for iPhone update incoming: more interactive, enhanced notifications  —  iOS 6′s redesigned App Store has leaked a major forthcoming update to Twitter's official iPhone application in its update history section.  Twitter, in recent months, has come under fire due to potential …
More: The Verge and parislemonTweets: @markgurman
Rags Srinivasan / GigaOM:
What's behind the price signaling between Verizon and AT&T?  —  The two largest mobile service providers, AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless, are engaging in some serious price signaling.  And you don't have to take my word for it, because the two leaders are not only signaling, they are explicitly saying that they're signaling.
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Philip Rosedale: The Media Is Wrong, SecondLife Didn't Fail  —  Last night I spoke at an event put on by a site called IdeaMensch.  They're doing a road trip, where the team is traveling city by city, holding events by and for entrepreneurs.  I talked about why I started PandoDaily and some of my struggles along the way so far.
More: ForbesTweets: @mathewi
Dave McClure:
late bloomer, not a loser.  (I hope)  —  most of the time I think of myself as a failure.  —  when I'm optimistic, I think maybe I'm just a late bloomer.  —  I know a lot of folks won't understand this perspective, but when I was growing up I was always the smartest kid around. it was expected …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to launch Bing Fund angel investment incubator  —  For the past few weeks, there've been some tweets showing up in my timeline from something called the Bing Fund.  ZDNet (and Techie-Buzz) blogger Manan Kakkar has noticed these, too.  The tweets lead to a BingFund.com Web page that tease …
Reuters:
Analysis: Microsoft loss reflects Web display ad world's woes  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp shelled out a record $6.3 billion for aQuantive in 2007 at the height of a race with Google Inc and Yahoo Inc to clinch the top spot in Internet display advertising, betting on what many thought was a red-hot business.

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