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July 19, 2012, 9:40 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:
Greg Finn / Search Engine Land:
Official: Google “Share” Experiment Sends Pages From Search To Google+  —  A Tweet this morning from @BerianReed, head of search marketing of AutoTrader UK, uncovered some potentially deeper integration between Google Search and Google+.  Reed spotted a new option in the results that showed up next to the URL, a “Share” link.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Verizon Q2 2012 financial results: 888K new wireless subscribers, half of customers using smartphones  —  Verizon just announced its financial results for Q2 2012 and the wireless business had yet another strong quarter.  The nation's biggest wireless carrier added 888,000 new postpaid subscribers …
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.
More: TechEye
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 …
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.
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 …
Gregg Keizer / Computerworld:
Allegations multiply in EU browser probe of Microsoft  —  Antitrust officials investigating four sets of charges against Windows 8 and Windows RT  —  European antitrust officials have widened their investigation into Microsoft's browser practices to include four different allegations …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Microsoft-owned GroupMe sues fellow NY startup Groupie over trademark dispute  —  GroupMe, the mobile messaging service provider that was bought by Skype and thus became part of Microsoft, has filed a complaint against fellow New York City-based tech startup Groupie in an effort to increase …
More: Betabeat
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 …
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.
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
As Apple and Samsung vie over tablet patents, judge at center of a tech storm  —  As Apple and Samsung escalated a multibillion-dollar war over one of the hottest consumer gadgets of our time, the tablet computer, a little-known judge did for Apple what the company couldn't do on its own: She shut down the competition.
More: ElectronistaTweets: @dangillmor
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
IOC Gets Social With New Olympics Hub Integrating Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare  —  With the Olympics due to start in just over a week, the International Olympic Committee has finally taken the wraps off a new social media hub, apart from its main website, for athletes and fans to cosy up to one another.
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.
Paul Mozur / China Real Time Report:
Can Apple Launch in China Without Incident? … The big question for the China launch of the new iPad on Friday isn't whether it will sell well, but if the retailer can keep the police out of it.  —  When the iPhone 4S launched in January, hundreds of customers waited overnight outside …
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 …

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