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July 19, 2012, 8:05 AM

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Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Nokia's Q2 2012: $1 billion operating loss, $9.21 billion in net sales, 4 million Lumia phones sold  —  Beleaguered phone maker Nokia this morning published its financial results for the second quarter of 2012, reporting a $1 billion (826 million euros) operating loss on $9.21 billion in net sales (7.5 billion euros).
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.
Spencer Ackerman / Wired:
Newest U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy: Trolling  —  In the decade since 9/11, the U.S. government has used a wide variety of tactics against terrorists.  It's invaded countries where they operated (and ones where they didn't).  It's tried to win the backing of foreign populations in which the terrorists hide.
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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 …
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 …
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.
Brad Calder / MSDN Blogs:
Windows Azure Storage - 4 Trillion Objects and Counting  —  Windows Azure Storage has had an amazing year of growth.  We have over 4 trillion objects stored, process an average of 270,000 requests per second, and reach peaks of 880,000 requests per second.  —  About a year ago we hit the 1 trillion object mark.
Brad Linder / Liliputing:
Raspbian Linux now available for Raspberry Pi: Up to 40 percent faster than Debian  —  Raspbian is a Linux-based operating system optimized for the Raspberry Pi, a low power, inexpensive mini-computer with a 700 MHz ARM11 processor.  Up until recently, the folks behind the little computer …
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 …
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 …
Emil Protalinski / CNET:
Facebook ad rates surge 58 percent, leaves Twitter in the dust  —  Study results represent great news for Facebook ahead of its second-quarter earnings call on July 26.  —  Facebook's average cost per thousand impressions has increased by 58 percent in the second quarter of 2012 compared …
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.
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:
Hacker claims breach of 50,000 accounts from Wall Street IT recruiting firm  —  A hacker claimed to have broken into ITWallStreet.com, a website for IT professionals seeking jobs or working with Wall Street firms, and exposed highly detailed data belonging to tens of thousands of job applicants.
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 …

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