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July 8, 2012, 10:05 PM

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Bloomberg:
Samsung Said To Plan Windows RT Tablet For October Introduction  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), the largest phone maker, will release a tablet that features Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows RT software when the operating system debuts, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Wireless Firms Are Flooded by Requests to Aid Surveillance  —  WASHINGTON — In the first public accounting of its kind, cellphone carriers reported that they responded to a daunting 1.3 million demands for subscriber data last year from law enforcement agencies seeking text messages …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Cracking Down On Sites Selling Access To iOS Betas  —  Last month, Andy Baio wrote a story for Wired detailing the world of selling access to Apple beta software to non-developers.  Specifically, Baio's piece focused on sites that, for a price, allowed regular people to have their UDID …
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 …
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.
Tweets: @mathewi
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:
It Never Gets Better  —  Why you should never buy a mediocre piece of technology expecting that it'll be more amazing tomorrow than it is today.  —  Source: dahlstroms  —  There's an update waiting for you.  For your apps, for your computer and phone and tablet and the box attached to your TV.
More: Webomatica
Tris Reid-Smith / Gay Star News:
Google to launch global bid to ‘Legalize Love’ for gays  —  Global giant Google searches for a way to make the world a better place for lesbians, gays and bisexuals with new campaign  —  Google is launching a new campaign calling on countries to ‘Legalize Love’ - making it legal to be lesbian, gay or bisexual around the world.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Netflix on last week's AWS outage: “We're still bullish on the cloud”  —  As you probably already know, some of your favorite Internet services were unavailable for the better part of a day due to a massive Amazon cloud outage caused by a single point of failure due to a storm in Virginia.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Groupon Crashes To A New Low...  Remember when Groupon went public at $20 a share?  —  That was a long, long time ago.  —  (Well, actually, it was about 8 months ago).  —  In any event, now you can pick some up for less than $8.50 a share.  —  The company is valued at about $5 billion now, which seems pretty fair.

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Microsoft:
Teachers use Bing home page lesson plans to encourage critical thinking skills  —  Find out how free lesson plans based on images like this Siberian tiger from Bing's home page encourage students to explore subjects in creative and thought-provoking ways.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
Top Five Reasons Why Your Organization Should Consider Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery  —  Few organizations can afford the downtime caused by a disaster.  Those capable of weathering such events usually have the datacenters …
Zoho:
Zoho on Zoho: How we use Zoho apps to run the show at Zoholics  —  Our goal for each Zoholics user event is to make it perfect for attendees - our customers who travel from all over the world to learn and make the most of Zoho apps for their business.
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