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July 14, 2012, 12:55 AM

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Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple's in-app purchasing process circumvented by Russian hacker  —  Today we received some disturbing tips that a Russian developer has published a method of obtaining in-app purchases from iOS apps for free.  First noticed by Russian blog i-ekb.ru, the “in-app proxy"method does not require a jailbreak …
Dalton Caldwell:
Announcing an audacious proposal  —  The overwhelmingly positive response to my blogpost, What Twitter could have been has been inspiring.  The post has generated 80K pageviews thus far.  Without really meaning to, I touched a nerve.  The responses to my post largely fell into two camps.
Spencer E. Ante / Digits:
Kevin Rose: Digg Failed Because ‘Social Media Grew Up’  —  In his first interview since the remains of fallen social media Digg star were sold to Betaworks, Digg's founder Kevin Rose said he sold some company shares during the its venture-capital financing rounds but “did not make a lot of money.”
Reuters:
Google's Nexus tablet selling fast across retail chains  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc's “Nexus 7” tablet is off to an encouraging start, with major retailers running out of the gadgets as the Internet company's first entry in an increasingly crowded market showed up in U.S. stores on Friday.
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Apple contacted U.S. carriers and retailers to demand removal of banned Samsung products  —  During the last 24 hours there have been various filings with the Federal Circuit in the cases relating to Apple's preliminary injunctions against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Amazing Alex Shoots to No. 1 on First Day  —  Rovio doesn't need birds to fly it to the top of the app charts.  Its new non-Angry Birds game, Amazing Alex, is already No. 1 in many regions, just a day after it was released, with particular strength on iOS.  —  The iPhone version of Amazing Alex …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
RIM Is Bleeding Developers  —  Research In Motion's sad decline is having all manner of ill effects on the company's long-suffering developer community.  —  Disillusioned with repeated delays to RIM's next generation BlackBerry 10 operating system and the company's ebbing smartphone market share …
Ben Kuchera / Penny Arcade Report:
Ads up, games down: The ugly, profitable details about Xbox Live advertising  —  Xbox Live is the online platform for the Xbox 360 that allows people to play against each other online, chat across games, and manage their friend list.  Xbox Live is also a for-pay service …
Danny Sullivan / CNET:
Does an app store's size matter if content is the killer app?  —  Apple claims 500,000 apps in its App Store for the iPhone and over 700,000 when iPad apps are added in.  Google Play claims 600,000 apps for Android.  Windows Phone is estimated to have 100,000 apps in its marketplace.
More: Fortune
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
mPowa Replaces Hand Photo Allegedly Swiped From Square With Photo Of A Totally Different Hand  —  It looks like a titanic legal struggle has been avoided.  Mobile payments startup mPowa has responded to a cease-and-desist letter from Square by taking down a photo on its home page that Square said was swiped from its site.
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Facebook Starts Automating Home-Page Ad Buying  —  Premium Ads Now Available Through Third-Party Sellers  —  Two months after announcing it would automate the buying of premium ads that appear on user home pages and in their news feeds, Facebook has opened the floodgates.
Nicole Perlroth / Bits:
Skout Reopens Social App for Teenagers  —  Just one month ago, Skout, a mobile app, was forced to close down its social network for 13- to 17-year-olds when three adults were arrested after using the app to prey on minors and, authorities said, sexually assault them.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple reverses course: Apple products go back on EPEAT, letter from SVP Bob Mansfield  —  Following complaints, Apple has reversed its decision to pull its elgible products from the EPEAT standard.  Apple's SVP of Engineering has issued a letter:
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Korean company's tiny quad-core ARM Linux computer packs a punch at $129  —  Hardkernel's little Linux computer, with a quad-core Samsung Exynos CPU  —  Little Linux computers have attracted a lot of interest from hobbyists this year.  The $35 Raspberry Pi ARM board, which met with huge demand …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
RIM hit with $147.2 million verdict in wireless patent lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - A northern California jury directed Research in Motion Ltd to pay $147.2 million in patent litigation over a remote management system for wireless devices, according to an attorney for the plaintiff, Mformation Technologies Inc.
More: Engadget and Bloomberg

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