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July 10, 2012, 7:55 AM

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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Seeds Golden Master of OS X Mountain Lion to Developers  —  “200 New Features” Mountain Lion slide shown at WWDC  —  Apple released the Golden Master (GM) version of OS X Mountain Lion to developers today.  The “golden master” designation indicates that this version of the software …
Karen Haslam / Macworld UK:
Mac App Store will restrict Mountain Lion downloads  —  Mac App Store will assess your Mac's suitability for the new operating system before it lets you download, and pay, for it  —  Like OS X Lion, when Mountain Lion launches later this month it will be sold via the Mac App Store.
Al Sacco / CIO.com:
RIM CEO on What Went Wrong and the Future of BlackBerry  —  In an exclusive Q&A, CIO.com's Al Sacco chats with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins on the current state of BlackBerry and how it fell from grace, what the company is doing to ensure things in Waterloo don't get worse, and the product delay problems that have plagued RIM.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Why GitHub abandoned the bootstrapper's ship for a $100M Series A  —  After half a decade of preaching about the virtues of bootstrapping, the GitHub founders are finally getting in bed with a major VC firm to the tune of $100 million — that's $1 million per employee at the still-small startup.
Eliza Kern / GigaOM:
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Next Issue brings its all-you-can-read magazine store to the iPad, plans start at $10 a month  —  The last time we heard about Next Issue, the all-you-can-read magazine store was launching on Android, with an iOS version said to be coming “soon.”  Three months later, the startup's made good on its promise …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Let's Try to Think This iPad Mini Thing All the Way Through  —  We're Talking About a Smaller iPad, Not a Bigger iPod Touch  —  I've seen a fair bit of speculation that, if Apple produces a 7-inch iOS device, then maybe it would be a bigger iPod Touch, not a smaller iPad.
Juha Saarinen / Wired:
Kim Dotcom's Extradition Hearing Postponed Until March 2013  —  In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, comments after he was granted bail and released in Auckland, New Zealand.  The U.S. wants to extradite Dotcom from New Zealand …
Jason Harris / Nokia Conversations:
AT&T Exclusive: Lumia 900 is pretty in pink  —  The Nokia Lumia 900 stands apart in the smartphone market with solid polycarbonate construction, a beautiful ClearBlack Display, stunning design, and with the simple and beautiful Windows Phone operating system.
Scott Gilbertson / Webmonkey:
Firefox Developer: ‘Everybody Hates Firefox Updates’  —  Look, Yet Another Firefox Update.  Screenshot: Webmonkey  —  Mozilla's Jono DiCarlo has come out to say what many a Firefox user has long been thinking: the rapid release cycle is killing Firefox.  —  DiCarlo has a long …
More: The Verge
Stephanie Mlot / PC Magazine:
Samsung Tops Apple on Fortune Global 500 List  —  Placing below the top 50 on Fortune's Global 500 list may not be every company's dream, but Apple can still count this year's No. 55 slot as an accomplishment.  —  Rising from number 111 last year, Apple's profits grew by almost $12 billion …
David Kravets / Wired:
Porn Studios Accused of Screwing Their Fans in BitTorrent Lawsuits  —  A handful of pornography producers are being accused of racketeering, fraud, defamation and other charges in connection to their BitTorrent online litigation trolling strategies.  —  The program is simple …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Lady Gaga's social network “Little Monsters” opens its doors to everyone  —  We told you about Lady Gaga and her jump into social networking with the site “Little Monsters.”  The site has been in private beta, but users all over the globe can now sign up.  —  Invites had been trickling …
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Eric Schmidt: The Great Firewall of China will fall  —  Technology and information penetration in China will eventually force the Great Firewall of China to crumble and even lead to the political opening of the Chinese system, according to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.
More: VentureBeat and CNET
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Noise Free says Apple stole its technology, sues to stop patent claim  —  A Silicon Valley firm called Noise Free says it showed Apple its secret noise cancellation technology in a series of meetings but that Apple then turned around and used the technology without permission for its iPad and iPhone devices.
More: The Verge
Tristan Nitot / Beyond the Code:
About the future of Thunderbird  —  Jb Piacentino  —  Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Jb Piacentino, the managing Director of Thunderbird, following the recent Thunderbird announcement.  —  TN : Hi Jb, I read on the Web that Thunderbird is dead.  Is it true or is the rumor of Thunderbird's death greatly exaggerated?
Joseph Stromberg / Surprising Science:
New RFID Device Could Jam Your Cell Phone While Your Car is Moving  —  A new device could force drivers to hang up their phones.  Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Ed Poor  —  Drive on any road or highway, and you'll come upon the same irritation.  A car is going slowly in the left lane …
More: SlashGear
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
How Big Music Threatened Startups and Killed Innovation  —  By interviewing 31 CEOs, company founders and VPs who operated in the digital music scene during the past 10 years, Associate Professor Michael A. Carrier at Rutgers University School of Law has produced a most enlightening report …
Kevin Morris / Daily Dot:
Reddit lifts its ban on “The Atlantic”  —  The Atlantic has returned to Reddit.  —  A month after the social news site kicked out the news magazine and dozens of other sites —including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and Discovery News—for spam, Reddit has welcomed many back into the warm embrace of its monster traffic, with little fanfare.
More: VentureBeatThanks:@loganwtf
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Sexy Payments Startup Stripe Swipes $20M From General Catalyst, Sequoia, Thiel And More  —  White-hot payments startup Stripe has closed a $20 million Series B round of financing, led by General Catalyst with existing A-list investors Sequoia, Peter Thiel (personally) and Elad Gil also following on.
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Speech recognition anyone?  AT&T opens up Watson API  —  Look out Nuance Communications, there's a new speech recognition player in town.  Nuance can't simply buy up this potential competitor as it has in the past since this company happens to be AT&T. Ma Bell has taken the locks off …

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Microsoft:
FansChoice.tv and Ooyala choose Microsoft to help them deliver content to anyone, on any device  —  On Monday at the 2014 NAB Show exhibition, Microsoft is showing the latest technology innovations for the broadcast media industry.
Atlassian:
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Zoho Blogs:
Intuit lobbies against small businesses  —  With tax day behind us, small businesses across the country can finally move on to enjoying the warmth of spring.  Unfortunately, the tax system has grown increasingly complex and burdensome for small businesses.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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