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July 9, 2012, 11:00 AM

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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 …
Anthony Aarons / Bloomberg:
Samsung Wins U.K. Apple Ruling Over ‘Not As Cool’ Galaxy Tablet  —  Samsung Electronics Co. won an intellectual property ruling against Apple Inc. (AAPL) as a U.K. judge said the Galaxy tablet isn't “cool” enough to be confused with the design for the iPad.  —  The Galaxy tablet …
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.
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 …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
New Galaxy S III Commercials Show That The iPhone Can't Do Everything  —  Samsung released a new batch of commercials this weekend for its Galaxy S III flagship Android phone.  —  The ads don't waste time bashing the iPhone.  Instead, they focus on what the Galaxy S III can do with some (funny) real-world examples.
Miguel Helft / Fortune:
The death of cash  —  Tech giants - and startups like Square - want you to use your phone to pay for everything from gum to train rides.  Here's how they plan to achieve cash-free nirvana.  —  FORTUNE — Café Grumpy is the kind of hipster hangout that wouldn't deign to trumpet itself.
More: 9to5MacThanks:@steverubel
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.
More: Beyond Search and The CIO ReportTweets: @ldignan
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.
More: BuzzFeed
David Talbot / Technology Review:
A Phone that Knows Where You're Going  —  An algorithm can better predict your future movements by getting a little help from your friends.  —  Beyond merely tracking where you've been and where you are, your smartphone might soon actually know where you are going—in part by recording what your friends do.
Wall Street Journal:
Malware Threat to Internet Corralled  —  Service Providers Are Set to Aid Customers, but Little Disruption Is Expected  —  WASHINGTON—The malware threat to the Internet likely has been tamed.  —  Leading Internet-service providers said Sunday that they had moved to ensure that computers infected …
Erin Griffith / PandoDaily:
Tripl Launches Social Travel Site with $300k from High Peaks and Quotidian Ventures  —  There is no shortage of very new travel sites, tools and social networks.  It feels like every week a new one launches, raises money, or pivots.  There's Tripit, Wander, Wanderfly, Gogobot, Triposo …

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