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July 9, 2012, 2:10 PM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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: 9to5Mac and MacDailyNewsThanks:@steverubel
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 …
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.
Spencer E. Ante / Wall Street Journal:
Salesforce.com to Buy GoInstant  —  Salesforce.com is expected to buy start-up GoInstant for more than $70 million, people familiar with the matter said, as the big provider of online business software beefs up its customer-service offerings.  —  A deal for the roughly two-year-old company …
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 …
Daisy Whitney / Beet.TV:
Dailymotion is in Pact with Yahoo for Video Syndication  —  LONDON — Video-sharing site DailyMotion has pacted with Yahoo on a syndication deal for video, says Daniel Adams, VP International Content at Dailymotion, during the recent Beet.TV Global Video Summit at the BBC Worldwide.
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Malware Threat to Internet Corralled  —  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 with malware left behind by a hacking spree that started in 2007 continue to access the Internet normally.
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.

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