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July 26, 2012, 11:10 AM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple: Google Warned Samsung Against Copying Us  —  When Apple's patent battle with Samsung heads to trial next week, the iPhone maker plans to build its case using its Korean rival's own words against it.  An unredacted version of Apple's trial brief bluntly states that Samsung was well aware …
Bloomberg:
Facebook Is Said To Work With HTC On Mobile Phone For Mid-2013  —  Facebook Inc. (FB), owner of the largest social network, is working with HTC Corp. to build its own smartphone for release as soon as mid-2013, people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The companies had intended to release …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Here Are The Zynga Insiders Who Cashed Out Just Before The Stock Crashed...  In April, Zynga conducted a “secondary stock offering” in which insiders dumped 43 million shares of stock at $12 a share, raking in about $516 million.  —  Yesterday, four months later, Zynga reported a horrible quarter, and the stock plunged to $3.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The Mac App Store's future of irrelevance  —  Postbox's exit from the Mac App Store should sound very familiar to anyone who buys Mac software.  If you read between the lines a bit, I think the real story there is one we've seen a lot since June 1: they tolerated the App Store's lack …
Douglas MacMillan / Business Week:
Chasing Facebook's Next Billion Users  —  Later this year, Facebook (FB) will hit the 1 billion user mark.  To casual observers, the spread of Mark Zuckerberg's social network site across continents appears effortless.  Yet for the past five years, the company has relied on a dedicated team charged …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sprint Q2 2012 Earnings: Net Loss Widens To $1.4B, 1.5M iPhones Sold  —  U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel has just posted its results for Q2, and while it continues to prepare for a brighter future ahead, it reported widening losses.  The loss was $1.4 billion, with negative EPS of $.46 per share …
Eliza Kern / GigaOM:
Kevin Rose reflects on Digg, the dangers of outside investors, and his legacy  —  By the time Digg was portioned off for sale this year, company founder Kevin Rose wasn't visiting the site anymore.  He had already left Digg for other projects, including his own startup and a role at Google Ventures …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple-Amazon War Heats Up  —  Tech Giants Scramble to Take Rival Ground in Phones, Tablets and Apps  —  The long-simmering war between Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. is starting to boil over.  —  The two technology giants are going head to head in an increasing number of areas as they move …
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Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
The Olympian Infrastructure Challenge  —  The view of the Olympic Stadium from Cisco House in London, an “executive experience” showcasing the company's technology.  (Image: Cisco)  —  The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be the most connected Games in history.
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
Simple Is Now Available To The Public, Cofounder Alex Payne Moves On  —  There is nothing more broken than the payments/banking system, which makes me and everybody else root for payments (and more!) startup Simple (formerly BankSimple).  We all hate our banks and, especially if you are in SF …
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Female-only VC firm Forerunner Ventures raises $40M fund  —  Amid sweeping accusations that Silicon Valley venture capital firms have failed to attract female talent, one women-only firm has been quietly raising millions for its first institutionally-backed fund.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Simplifying printing in Windows 8 … Of all the peripheral devices that you can connect to your Windows PC, printers are one of the most popular, and have been supported for the longest time.  In fact, Windows 1.0 (shipped in 1985) supported “a number of printers and plotters” and included a …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
FundersClub Wants To Bypass VC And Let YOU Invest In Startups  —  FundersClub is going to change how companies get funded.  Today it launches a website designed to let anyone with as little as $1000 make equity investments in startups and earn money if they succeed.
Elinor Mills / CNET:
Researcher uses NFC to attack Android, Nokia smartphones  —  Expert finds flaws in NFC implementations in Android and Nokia that could be used to compromise smartphones.  —  Follow @elinormills  —  Charlie Miller demonstrates at Black Hat 2012 how an ostensibly innocuous NFC sticker …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
Entrepreneurs Have Control When Things Work, VCs Have Control When They Don't  —  I did an interview yesterday in Buffalo, NY where I was the past couple days for the launch of the Z80 incubator.  Grove Potter, the Business Editor for the Buffalo News, interviewed me for something like an hour.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
EBay To Target Under-18 Set  —  EBay Inc. is exploring ways to harness an untapped class of buyers: Kids.  —  The Internet company may allow consumers who are under 18 years old to set up accounts and access the eBay.com website to buy vintage T-shirts, jewelry, school supplies or other products …
Raju PP / Technically Personal!:
Google Talk Goes Down, Suffers Outage Across the World  —  Google's GTalk users across the world are facing downtime at the moment.  People using the popular messaging client are having variety of issues, ranging from inability to access their contacts to messages not being sent.
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
Maily Launches iPad App to Help Kids Email, Even Before They Can Read and Write  —  Belgian startup Maily unveiled its iPad app today, which is designed to make it easy for kids to communicate with parents, grandparents and friends via email.  The app is designed specifically for kids four and up …

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