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July 19, 2012, 4:55 AM

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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.
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 …
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Samsung Asks To Limit Apple References To Jobs At Trial  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) asked a federal judge to restrict references by Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s lawyers to the company's late founder Steve Jobs at a jury trial scheduled for July 30 over mobile-device patents.
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 …
Avram Piltch / LAPTOP Magazine:
McDonald's Denies Employees Assaulted Human Cyborg Steve Mann  —  In response to a storm of controversy surrounding its treatment of Human Cyborg Steve Mann, McDonald's has issued a statement, claiming that it has investigated the incident and determined that it “did not involve a physical altercation …
Wall Street Journal:
Nokia's Bad Call on Smartphones  —  Frank Nuovo, the former chief designer at Nokia Corp., gave presentations more than a decade ago to wireless carriers and investors that divined the future of the mobile Internet.  —  More than seven years before Apple Inc. rolled out the iPhone …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Bing Maps piles on 215TB of new Bird's Eye imagery, proves it's a small world after all  —  Did you think Microsoft was done with Bing Maps updates after it threw a whopping 165TB of satellite imagery at virtual explorers?  You've got another thing coming.  The mapping crew in Redmond …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
New Mobile App Vyclone Aims to Remix Social Video From Every Angle  —  Instagram proved there is such a thing as a billion-dollar app.  Now everyone wants a shot at being the next messiah.  Naturally, Instagram's photographic medium laid the foundation for the current round of contenders: Video.
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Evernote adds Activity Stream and Retina display support  —  Evernote for Mac has just been updated with a brand new notification center and improved graphics for Macbook Retina displays.  —  The new ‘Activity Stream’ works much the same way as the notification system used on Facebook or Spotify …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
64GB Samsung Galaxy S III not canceled, set for release later this year  —  We had all but forgotten about it, but the 64GB version of the Galaxy S III is alive and well.  We heard a few reports yesterday that the high-capacity variant was canceled — the source of the news was a notice …
Donna Tam / CNET:
Yahoo pushes Olympics coverage through all sites, apps  —  Yahoo plans to broadcast Olympics-related information across every screen it can, making it possible to follow the 2012 London games on the company's various apps in addition to its usual news outlets.  —  Follow @DonnaYTam
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Viacom says there's ‘no deal in sight’ to get channels back on DirecTV  —  It's hard to distinguish who's behaving like the bigger drama queen when it comes to the recent carriage fee dispute between DirecTV and Viacom.  For the moment, DirecTV seems to be inching ahead, according to a Viacom blog post published this afternoon.
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 …
BBC:
Texting overtakes talking in UK, says Ofcom study  —  The report suggests people prefer to text than talk  —  People in the UK are now more likely to text than to make a phone call, according to new research from Ofcom.  —  While 58% of people communicated via texts on a daily basis in 2011 …

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Microsoft:
Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
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SAY Media / SAY Daily:
Don't Look Now: Here Come the Disappearing Message Apps  —  Get ready for a world of expiring photos and vanishing status updates.
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Eyeview Wants To Personalize Online Video Like Display And Search  —  It seems all online ads, except video ads, are targeted.  That online video largely isn't personalized seems odd, since the ad industry jumps …
 

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