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July 30, 2012, 6:15 PM

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Rene Ritchie / iMore.com:
Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21  —  iMore has learned that Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Stocks Up on Components for Fall Product Launch  —  Apple hasn't yet officially announced the fall event at which it is expected to debut the next iteration of the iPhone, but it's definitely planning one.  —  IMore was first to report that the company has scheduled a special event for Wednesday …
Nate Ralph / The Verge:
Apple refutes claim it cribbed notes from Sony, reveals prototype ‘Purple’ (update: Jony phone out of trial)  —  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.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Ross Levinsohn Departs Yahoo  —  As I previously reported he likely would, top Yahoo exec Ross Levinsohn — who lost the CEO race to former Google exec Marissa Mayer — is leaving the company, according to several sources.  —  Mayer also just sent a note to the company about the departure …
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Surface to arrive with Windows 8 on 10/26, says Microsoft  —  Microsoft's Surface tablet will land on the same date as Windows 8.  A lot is riding on Windows 8 and Surface, as Microsoft makes clear in its annual report.  —  Follow @mbrookec  —  Microsoft Surface: shown …
John Koblin / Deadspin:
NBC's No. 1 Tweeting Critic Has Been Suspended From Twitter  —  Guy Adams is The Independent's Los Angeles bureau chief.  During the Olympics so far, he has carved out a nice spot on the how-much-NBC's-coverage-sucks beat.  Now his Twitter account has been suspended—supposedly because NBC had it cut off after he complained:
Olivia Solon / Wired.co.uk:
Jonathan Ive: Apple's goal isn't to make money  —  Apple's goal is not to make money, but to make good products, said Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design at Apple, speaking at the British Embassy's Creative Summit.  —  “We are really pleased with our revenues but our goal isn't to make money.
James Covert / New York Post:
MTA gave Apple unfair edge for Grand Central shop, state audit says  —  Note to all lease applicants: An Apple Store is strongly preferred.  —  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave the iPad maker an unfair edge last year as Apple ruthlessly bid for its prime retail perch overlooking …
Ken Segall / Observatory:
New Mac ads: landing with a serious thud  —  Repeat after me: “The sky is not falling.  The sky is not falling.”  —  I know it's hard to say after viewing the new batch of Mac ads that debuted on the Olympics.  I'm still in a bit of shock myself.  —  Sure, Apple has had a low point …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Facebook revamps photos with new mosaic view and simpler UI  —  Facebook just rolled out a new look to its user Photos page that includes a mosaic view of all of a user's photos, as well as three new tabs that adorn the top of the page: photos of you, photos you've shared, and albums you've created.
Reuters:
Taiwan university sues Apple over speech recognition patents  —  (Reuters) - A Taiwan university has filed a patent infringement suit against Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the iPhone maker's Siri speech recognition system, which lets users place calls or perform other tasks with voice commands, and is seeking undisclosed damages.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Aileen Lee Almost Done Raising $40 Million For New Seed Called “Cowboy Ventures”  —  In April, news broke that Aileen Lee, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, was starting a venture fund that would be focused on smaller, “seed-stage” investments.  The fund is separate from KPCB …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Silicon Valley Investors Flock to Massive Upstart Humor Site 9GAG  —  9GAG — the fast-growing community site for memes, comics and other Internet humor — has raised $2.8 million.  —  I wrote a profile of 9GAG — which went through Dave McClure's 500 Startups incubator, kind of — back in April.
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Get your droid on: 16GB Nexus 7 back in stock in Google Play store  —  Google's 16GB Nexus 7 tablet is back in stock online a week after it sold out in the Google Play store.  —  The Nexus 7 has seen much interest since it was introduced about a month ago at Google's I/O conference.
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
Go Daddy CEO Warren Adelman steps down  —  The world's largest domain name registrar is seeking a new CEO.  —  Warren Adelman  —  Warren Adelman is stepping down as CEO of Go Daddy, the company announced today.  —  He will remain with the company as Special Advisor for Strategy and Global Policy.

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