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July 12, 2012, 1:20 AM

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Phone Arena:
Court rules live TV can be sent to Apple iPhone and Apple iPad in New York City  —  U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan ruled on Wednesday that Aereo, a start up firm that relays live, over-the-air television to Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users for $12 a month, can continue to send live television to those devices in New York City.
Reuters:
Mark Jardine / Tapbots:
Tweetbot for Mac  —  It's finally here! (sort of)  —  Tweetbot for Mac is finally available!  However it may not be quite as you had hoped.  Developing for the Mac is no easy task, especially a full-featured Twitter client.  However, we've gotten to a point where while not complete, it is useable.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Confirmed: Mountain Lion sends some 64-bit Macs gently into that good night  —  Mountain Lion won't support all 64-bit Macs when it ships in late July.  —  Apple, Inc.  —  Apple has now confirmed via its Mountain Lion upgrade page that previously published limitations on some 64-bit Macs will extend to the final release.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Apple CEO Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Sun Valley retreat  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook surprised the crowd in Sun Valley, Idaho, this morning by showing up at the Allen & Co. annual retreat to attend a session called “Iran vs. Israel.”  —  This was Cook's first time at the high-powered event that draws media and tech moguls.
Amazon Appstore Developer Blog:
Announcing Amazon GameCircle - A New Gaming Experience for Kindle Fire  —  Announcing Amazon GameCircle, a new set of services designed to make it easier for you to create more engaging gaming experiences and grow your business on Kindle Fire.  —  GameCircle will make achievements …
Farhad Manjoo / Slate:
I Want It Today — How Amazon's ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail.  —  How Amazon's ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail.  —  Amazon has long enjoyed an unbeatable price advantage over its physical rivals.
More: The Verge
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Netflix's lost year: The inside story of the price-hike train wreck  —  Before he angered customers by raising prices, before he became the butt of Saturday Night Live satire for his Qwikster schemes, Netflix CEO Red Hastings alienated some of his key executives.
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
New York starts turning payphones into free Wi-fi hotspots  —  Payphones, those relics of the pre-cellphone era, may just get a new lease on life in New York.  The city is testing a pilot program in which it installs free Wi-Fi on select payphone kiosks.  —  The hotspots are initially coming …
Coleen Baik / Twitter Blog:
Overhauling mobile.twitter.com from the ground up  —  Twitter is all about making real-time information available to everyone, everywhere.  In order to reach every person on the planet we recently released an update to mobile.twitter.com for feature phones and older browsers.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Finally Redesigns Events, Adds Calendar and List Views So You Don't Miss Birthdays  —  Facebook has finally redesigned Events so you don't miss another party, birthday, or cool get-together your friends are going to.  Today the site launches the Events Calendar so you can see what coming …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Who's afraid of Google fiber?  Time Warner for starters.  —  Apparently, Time Warner Cable and I have something in common — we both want to figure out the details on Google's fiber-to-the-home deployment in Kansas City.  Time Warner Cable, one of the ISPs providing broadband access in Kansas City …
More: Betabeat and The Verge
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Dropbox gifts early users free premium subscriptions  —  Dropbox is thanking its most loyal customers by no longer charging them for their premium subscriptions.  It started emailing its “earliest Dropbox users” recently to inform them of the news: … It seems that a small group of early users …
More: Macgasm
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Hulu and Netflix Challenger Zeewe TV Races to One Million Users  —  Brazilian company Movile today announced that its recent social video platform venture Zeewe TV has just passed the one million user mark.  Zeewe TV is essentially a streaming video sharing service complete with premium paid content …
Stuart Dredge / Apps blog:
Ouya Android games console blasts past $2.3m funding on Kickstarter  —  The challenge now is to deliver on the expectations of its 19,000 early backers  —  US startup Ouya has attracted $2.3m (£1.47m) of pledges for its Android-based games console, less than 24 hours after launching …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
New service offers wireless data to European travelers for just $5 per day  —  Staying connected while traveling abroad is a painful endeavor, at best.  Roaming with your U.S.-based wireless device can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, and sourcing local handsets or foreign SIMs for an unlocked phone is often a hassle.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Viacom, DirecTV talks fail; 26 channels go dark  —  Summary: Negotiations between Viacom and DirecTV have failed, forcing 26 channels off DirecTV's airwaves and leaving its customers to pay a 30 percent price hike if they want reconnected service.  —  Zack Whittaker  —  Follow @zackwhittaker
Kellan / Laughing Meme:
oldtweets is a search engine for the first year of Twitter.  —  A bunch of folks asked about the how.  The Twitter API provides a method for fetching a tweet by ID.  So to build an index of the first year of Twitter you need call the api for each ID in the range of IDs 1-20,000,000. 20 million API calls …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Kantar: Android Now Accounting For More Than Half Of All Smartphone Sales Across U.S., Europe and Oz  —  Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, a market analysis division of WPP, has today published its latest figures on mobile device sales across a number of key markets, and it looks like something …
More: CNET and My Nokia Blog
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
Kinvey Raises $5 Million For Mobile And Web App Backend As A Service  —  Kinvey, the TechStars startup out of Boston that provides a unique backend as a service (BaaS), has closed $5 million in a new Series-A round of financing, led by Avalon Ventures with Atlas Venture following on.
Erin Griffith / PandoDaily:
uBeam Raises 750K from FF Angel, Andreessen Horowitz, CrunchFund, and Angels  —  Buzzy wireless electricity startup uBeam has raised its first round of capital from an A-list group of investors, according to founder Meredith Perry.  The round is worth $750,000 and includes commitments from FF Angel …
More: TechCrunch
Giancarlo Valdes / VentureBeat:
Mobile industry bigwigs Tapjoy and Kontagent form partnership (exclusive)  —  It's the Ross and Rachel of mobile partnerships.  —  Tapjoy, an advertising and monetization platform for mobile devices, is partnering with Kontagent, an analytics provider for app developers, in a move that could usher in …

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