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July 29, 2012, 7:15 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New purported next-generation iPhone parts photos show fully assembled device  —  You'll remember that 9to5Mac was the first to show photos of purported next-generation iPhone parts.  Since then, many of the details - including the smaller dock connector - were affirmed by multiple mainstream reports.
Reuters:
Don't tweet if you want TV, London fans told  —  (Reuters) - Sports fans attending the London Olympics were told on Sunday to avoid non-urgent text messages and tweets during events because overloading of data networks was affecting television coverage.  —  Commentators on Saturday's men's …
New York Times:
Apple Officials Said to Consider Stake in Twitter  —  Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter.  —  While Apple has been hugely successful …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
In Week Two, Marissa Mayer Googifies Yahoo: Free Food!  Friday Afternoon All-Hands!  New Work Spaces!  Fab Swag!  —  Yahoo's new CEO Marissa Mayer's second week is showing even more signs of what the company will be like under her regime.  —  In short: It will be just like Google from whence she came.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
How to Fight iPhone Theft  —  Device theft has exploded.  New solutions are on the way.  Is the industry doing enough about ‘Apple picking’?  —  Police across the nation are fighting surges in mobile phone and tablet thefts.  But can technology and blacklists help bring down the statistics?
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Instapaper for Android sees a 600% jump in downloads on release of Nexus 7  —  The Nexus 7 is being talked about, that's one thing we know for sure.  It's gotten a ton of press as a device that is so good it makes the case for small tablets in general.  It's certainly one of the most well received non-iPad tablets ever.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Google Fiber Is The Most Disruptive Thing The Company's Done Since Gmail  —  Remember how blown away people were when Gmail launched in 2004?  —  Google Fiber feels like the same leap of innovation.  It's been a long time since we saw anything like this from the search and advertising giant.
Christopher Soghoian / slight paranoia:
The known unknowns of Skype interception  —  Over the past few weeks, the technical blogosphere, and most recently, the mainstread media have tried to answer the question: What kind of assistance can Skype provide to law enforcement agencies?  —  Most of the stories have been filled with speculation …
James B. Stewart / New York Times:
How eBay Defied Convention and Turned Itself Around  —  Remember Myspace, Friendster, eToys, Webvan, Urban Fetch, Pets.com?  Like meteors, they burned with dazzling brilliance before turning shareholder dollars to ash.  EBay, Yahoo and AOL, the dominant Internet triumvirate circa 2004, seemed destined for a similar fate.

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