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July 9, 2012, 5:10 PM

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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 …
Ian Austen / New York Times:
BlackBerry's Latest Delay Could Lead to Lawsuits  —  OTTAWA — A friendly crowd is unlikely to greet Thorsten Heins on Tuesday, when he makes his first appearance as chief executive at the annual meeting here of Research in Motion.  —  Shares in the BlackBerry maker have fallen by about 95 percent from their peak in mid-2008.
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.
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Software Inventory  —  Imagine, for a moment, that you came upon a bread factory for the first time.  At first it just looks like a jumble of incomprehensible machinery with a few people buzzing around.  As your eyes adjust you start to see little piles of things that you do understand.
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 DeMenthon / PadBlogger:
Bringing Craigslist Back  —  I've been wrestling with whether to bring back Craigslist listings in the search results.  I've found a way to include them that I'm told is legally kosher since it doesn't touch their servers at all, but it still seems somewhat dickish to go against their wishes in this …
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 …
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.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Twitter follows Facebook down the walled garden path  —  Twitter set off alarm bells across the web in recent weeks when it ended its partnership with LinkedIn and reiterated its warning that it would be cracking down on the terms of its API.  The company didn't offer any explanation …
Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Here's How Often AT&T, Sprint, And Verizon Each Hand Over Users' Data To The Government  —  When it comes to modern law enforcement surveillance, no one watches the wiretappers.  —  The vast majority of law enforcement's demands that phone carriers and Internet services hand over users' private data …
Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Exclusive: Campaign donations by text?  Not so fast, wireless carriers say  —  (Reuters) - Wireless carriers are balking at U.S. regulators' move to allow political donations by text message, a plan that could reshape the nation's campaign finance system by giving cell-phone users the ability to make instant contributions.
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
500px Makes First Acquisition, Recommendation Software Startup Algo Anywhere  —  Photo-sharing site 500px today announced the acquisition of fellow Toronto-startup Algo Anywhere, in a stock and cash deal the specific terms of which were not disclosed.  This marks the first acquisition for 500px …
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Palo Alto Networks Sets IPO Price Range Of $34-$37 A Share  —  Palo Alto Networks disclosed in a filing with the SEC this morning that it expects to price its initial public offering at $34 to $37 a share.  The company plans to sell 6.2 million shares, including 1,512,741 from selling holders.
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
The Fancy gives you cash for sharing the stuff you love  —  The Fancy, a social photo-sharing site that is New York's answer to Pinterest, is offering cash rewards to users who share the stuff they love.  —  Starting today, anytime you share a product that you fancy, you'll receive a link with a referral code.
Neil Hughes / AppleInsider:
China's smartphone market grows 164%, Apple's iOS takes 17.3% share  —  Even without availability on China's largest mobile provider, the iPhone's market share in China has grown form 9.9 percent a year ago to 17.3 percent in the June quarter.  —  Needham & Company analyst Charlie Wolf's quarterly report …
Gartner:
Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending On Pace to Surpass $3.6 Trillion in 2012  —  Analysts to Discuss Latest IT Spending Outlook During Complimentary Gartner Webinar on July 10  —  Worldwide IT spending is on pace to reach $3.6 trillion in 2012, a 3 percent increase from 2011 spending of $3.5 trillion …
Michael Geist Blog:
ACTA Lives: How the EU & Canada Are Using CETA as Backdoor Mechanism To Revive ACTA  —  Last week, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to reject ACTA, striking a major blow to the hopes of supporters who envisioned a landmark agreement that would set a new standard for intellectual property rights enforcement.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft adds two more Android tablet makers to its patent-licensing list  —  Summary: Add Aluratek and Colby Electronics to the list of Android and Chrome OS tablet/PC makers who are paying MIcrosoft patent royalties.  —  Follow @maryjofoley  —  Microsoft has added yet two more companies …

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