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July 18, 2012, 10:35 PM

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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 …
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 …
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding  —  Design-oriented flash sales site Fab has raised $105 million in new funding, the company announced today.  The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal and was subsequently confirmed by Fab CEO Jason Goldberg in a detailed blog post.
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 …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Ebay Beats Forecasts On Strong Growth From Marketplaces, Q2 Revenue Up 23 Percent To $3.4B  —  eBay has just released its second quarter 2012 earnings report, in which the eCommerce giant outpaced expectations for yet another quarter.  Revenue increased 23% to $3.4 billion, compared to the same period of 2011.
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 …
Nicole Perlroth / Bits:
Researchers Say They Took Down World's Third-Largest Botnet  —  On Wednesday, computer security experts took down Grum, the world's third-largest botnet, a cluster of infected computers used by cybercriminals to send spam to millions of people.  Grum, computer security experts say …
More: CNET, ZDNet and The Verge
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 …
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
More: AllThingsD
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 …
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Foursquare paves way for ad products with release of Local Updates  —  Change is underway at check-in service Foursquare, which is one month into a radical redesign that has refocused its entire service around social interactions.  Today, the social network is giving venues a way to communicate …
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 …
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.
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.
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM's Q2 earnings strong, revenue light  —  Summary: IBM is hitting earnings targets with solid expense management, but the currency fluctuations are hampering revenue growth.  —  Larry Dignan  —  Follow @ldignan  —  IBM's second quarter earnings were better than expected …
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
The store circular evolved: LocalResponse and ShopLocal help retailers target mobile customers  —  Today's shoppers likely spend more time looking at their smartphones than weekly in-store circulars.  Hoping to take advantage of this new trend, intent marketing company LocalResponse and ShopLocal …

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