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July 9, 2012, 11:45 AM

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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 …
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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft buys multitouch display maker Perceptive Pixel  —  Summary: Microsoft buys multi-touch large-display vendor, emphasizing collaboration in office work as one of the main potential uses of the technology.  —  Follow @maryjofoley  —  Microsoft announced on July 9 plans to buy Perceptive Pixel …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Windows 8 launching late October, RTM ‘on track’ for August  —  Microsoft's Tami Reller has announced that Windows 8 will Release to Manufacturing (RTM) in the first week on August, with a release in late October to retail stores.  Speaking at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference in Canada …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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
Alex Howard / Gov 2.0:
Social citizenship: CNN and Facebook to partner on “I'm Voting” app in 2012 election  —  Two years ago, I wondered whether “social voting” on Foursquare would increase voter participation.  —  That experiment is about to be writ much larger.  In a release today, first reported …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Freelancer.com buys Canada's ScriptLance, a marketplace for designers and coders  —  Job outsourcing and crowd-sourcing marketplace Freelancer.com just announced on its blog that it has acquired Canada's largest freelance marketplace, ScriptLance, which has over 360,000 enterprise and professional users.
Loretta Chao / Wall Street Journal:
As Rivals Outsource, Lenovo Keeps Production In-House  —  Chinese PC maker Lenovo is trying to reposition itself as an innovator.  But the company lacks name recognition in the coveted Western marketplace, something it hopes to fix with a range of new products.  Video and reporting by WSJ's Loretta Chao.
More: ZDNet
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
AlienVault Grabs $22M From Kleiner, Sigma To Bring Open Source Security To Government, Higher Ed & More  —  Over the last few years, we've seen an increase in the number of high profile hacks and cyber attacks and, as a result, both government and enterprise finally began making security a priority and addressing it from the top down.

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