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July 23, 2012, 12:40 PM

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Reuters:
What's up dock?  Apple to shrink connector for iPhone 5  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's new iPhone will drop the wide dock connector used in the company's gadgets for the best part of a decade in favor of a smaller one, a change likely to annoy the Apple faithful but which could be a boon for accessory makers.
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
Amazon's mobile ambitions grow  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) plans to expand its mobile platform and broaden its offering of devices beyond e-readers and the Kindle Fire tablet, analysts, developers and retail partners said ahead of results next week from the world's largest Internet retailer.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Amazon's the villain, not Apple, e-book sellers say  —  The DOJ should be after Amazon for illegal business practices, not Apple and the major book publishers, say many of the people who filed public comments on the issue.  But many of those who commented are book store owners.  —  Follow @sandoCNET
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
As sales surge, Google debuts its first Nexus 7 commercial  —  On the back of a warm reception and promising sales, Google has stepped up promotion of its Nexus 7 tablet after the search giant published its first video advert — ‘Nexus 7: Camping’ - which features a father and son venturing …
Poornima Gupta / Reuters:
Apple heads into choppy waters as new iPhone awaited  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc faces an unusual phenomenon when reporting earnings this time around: low expectations.  —  Few are expecting the world's most valuable technology company — which surpasses Wall Street expectations with near regularity …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Former Yahoo chief Scott Thompson appointed new CEO of ShopRunner  —  After a turbulent few months as Yahoo's CEO, where he was removed from its board and management for lying on his resume, former PayPal president Scott Thompson has found a new employer, joining ShopRunner as its new chief executive.
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
In It to Win It: Asana Raises $28M Series B, Peter Thiel Joins the Board  —  Asana is not merely a “Facebook for the enterprise.”  But it's crammed full of Facebook DNA, including its co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein.  There's also board member Adam D'Angelo- Quora co-founder and former Facebook CTO.
Ryan Jones / I Am Concise:
The Reason for the iPad Mini  —  On the last Apple conference call Tim Cook stated that they would be sure “to not leave a price umbrella for competitors” in the tablet space.  What's that?  A price umbrella is when a company with dominant market share maintains high prices …
Somini Sengupta / New York Times:
Facebook Efforts on Advertising Face a Day of Judgment  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the race for digital advertising dollars, Google has been the clear winner, with its ability to customize advertisements based on what you search for.  But Facebook, which customizes ads based on who you and your friends are, hopes to be a contender.

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