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July 30, 2012, 4:50 AM

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Dave McClure:
Pink is the New Purple!  Dear Marissa: Think Different.  —  I'd like to write a different Open Letter to Marissa Mayer, that plays to both her strengths, as well as those of Yahoo.  It's a bit off the wall, but if you think it thru with me, I bet you'll agree with the strategy.
Tweets: @prtini and @jowyang
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Google at Center of Samsung-Apple Phone Patent Trial  —  When Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. face off in a high-stakes patent trial Monday, there will be another elephant in the room: Google Inc.  —  Though the litigants are the two largest makers of smartphones …
Nate Ralph / The Verge:
Apple refutes claim it cribbed notes from Sony, reveals prototype ‘Purple’  —  When we last checked in on the Apple vs Samsung trial, filings revealed Samsung's aggressive plans to beat Apple, but also suggested a glimpse at Apple's Sony-inspired design process.
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 …
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Let's Not Get Too Excited About Google Fiber... Yet  —  Earlier this week, Google provided details of its Google Fiber rollout in Kansas City.  To hear some blogs tell it, it's like the heavens will open from above and grant Kansas City blazing-fast Internet and competitive TV packages …
More: Zatz Not Funny! and PC WorldThanks:@eldon
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?

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