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July 18, 2012, 6:55 PM

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Yoni Heisler / Network World:
Earliest known photos of an Apple iPad prototype  —  Well before the iPhone, and going back all the way to the early 2000s, Apple had been working on tablet prototypes that would eventually form the groundwork for the original iPad It's well established that Apple's iPhone was in the works …
Kit Chellel / Bloomberg:
Apple Must Publish Notice Samsung Didn't Copy IPad In U.K.  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) was ordered by a judge to publish a notice on its U.K. website and in British newspapers alerting people to a ruling that Samsung Electronics Co. didn't copy designs for the iPad.
Amanda Conway / YouTube Blog:
Face blurring: when footage requires anonymity  —  As citizens continue to play a critical role in supplying news and human rights footage from around the world, YouTube is committed to creating even better tools to help them.  According to the international human rights organization WITNESS …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Has Hired Outside Experts To Investigate Possible Security Breach  —  The spam attack and related possible address leak over at Dropbox may be even more serious than we originally thought.  According to a message posted by the company over on its forums, they've now brought in …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon presses LTE advantage, adds 33 new markets  —  The carrier is racing through its deployment, and is on track to reach its goal of 400 markets by the end of the year.  —  Follow @RogerWCheng  —  Verizon Wireless again widened its lead when it comes to 4G LTE coverage …
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
With a $6 million Series A, Twist for iOS wants to ensure you'll never wait for someone again  —  There are times when we see a team and we know that the product that they're crafting is going to be great.  When startup vets Bill Lee and Mike Belshe are behind a project, it would be one of those times.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
AT&T gets into shared data: ‘Mobile Share’ plans coming late August  —  Just over a month after Verizon announced Share Everything, AT&T is getting into the burgeoning shared data game (as it's been saying it would) with Mobile Share, a tiered set of plans that allow subscribers to split …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Now Including Unique Identifiers for In App Purchase Receipts to Combat Hack  —  Following last week's launch of a hack that allowed users to obtain In App Purchase content free of charge by routing their purchase requests through a server run by a Russian hacker, Apple began taking steps to thwart the method.
Charles E. Schumer / Wall Street Journal:
Memo to DOJ: Drop the Apple E-Books Suit  —  Restoring Amazon's monopoly in digital publishing is not in the public interest.  —  Recently the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and major publishers, alleging that they colluded to raise prices in the digital books market.
Brian Heater / Engadget:
O2 apologizes for ‘unprecedented’ outage with 10 percent refunds  —  O2 is sorry for last week's service issues.  Really, really sorry.  Like, giving you back 10-percent of your bill sorry, if you happened to be among the affected.  The UK operator noted in a blog post today that it has identified …
Vivek Gowri / AnandTech:
The 2012 MacBook Pro Review  —  With most of the attention from Apple's hardware refresh event centered around iOS 6 and the new Retina MacBook Pro, the updated 2012 edition of the regular MacBook Pro has flown a little bit under the radar.  Basically, it's just an Ivy Bridge-infused version …
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Sen. Al Franken Grills Facebook and the FBI Over Their Use Of Facial Recognition Technology  —  Sen. Al Franken used an enlarged Facebook privacy page as a prop during the hearing  —  The man with the most recognizable face in Congress is worried about the citizens of America …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Cash register maker NCR joins the pursuit of Square  —  Square's list of big name competitors is officially getting another billion dollar company.  NCR Corp., the Duluth, GA maker of cash registers and ATM machines, is now launching NCR Silver, a cloud-based point of sale product aimed at small businesses.
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy Acquires Outright, Establishes Mountain View Office  —  GoDaddy purchased cloud-based financial management application company Outright today for an undisclosed amount.  Outright co-founder Ben Curren, CEO Steven Aldrich and their team of 24 will be joining GoDaddy, the world's largest web hosting provider.
Zac / WinBeta:
It's official, Windows 8 is coming October 26th 2012  —  Microsoft have just announced that the next version of Windows, Windows 8 is coming on October 26th 2012.  The company recently announced that the development of Windows 8 was right on track, and that it should reach RTM in August.
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Qualcomm Reports Q3 2012 Results: $4.63 Billion In Revenues, Earnings Of $0.85 Per Share  —  Wireless equipment producer Qualcomm has just released its fiscal Q3 2012 financials, and it looks like the company's recent hot streak has finally slowed down.  Qualcomm reported revenues of $4.63 billion …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Portuguese consumer group to sue Apple over AppleCare  —  The Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection (DECO) announced intentions to move forward with a lawsuit against Apple over information provided on the company's website which allegedly misleads buyers into purchasing the add-on AppleCare Protection Plan.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Google to reveal Fiber in Kansas City details on July 26th  —  Google's Kansas City Fiber project has been a long time coming, but it looks like the company is ready to announce some details about its mysterious project on July 26th, according to a quick post on the Google Fiber blog.
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:
Hardware hacker startup grabs $3.65M for computer/Lego hybrid toy  —  LittleBits is a maker/hacker startup through and through, and it's just taken a sizable round of venture funding from a few of the bigger names in Silicon Valley.  —  Its product is half building block, half circuit board …

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