July 30, 2012, 2:40 PM

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Rene Ritchie /
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.
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.
The Verge:
Apple vs. Samsung: the complete guide to a billion-dollar trial  —  Calculating damages in a patent case can be just as complicated as the technical arguments involved.  Happily, there's no real need to break down the nuances and alternate theories presented by Apple — we just need to generally understand the numbers.
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 …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Samsung planning dual-core ‘Odyssey’ and ‘Marco’ Windows Phone 8 devices  —  Samsung has revealed at least two potential Windows Phone 8 devices in court documents this week.  Submitted as part of the Apple vs Samsung trial, the documents show that Samsung is planning “Odyssey” and “Marco” Windows Phone 8 handsets.
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
New Windows 8-ready mice and keyboards from Microsoft Hardware  —  Today Microsoft Hardware is announcing new mice and keyboards that are designed to take advantage of Windows 8.  These new mice and keyboards will help people interact with their Windows 8 PCs and devices.  They will be perfect companions to Windows 8.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft's radical new business plan is hidden in plain sight  —  Summary: Microsoft is reimagining its entire business model, and they've laid out the details for anyone to inspect.  You just have to read between the boilerplate sections in the company's most recent 10-K.  —  Follow @edbott
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olivia Solon /
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.
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.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Downloads of Apple's OS X Mountain Lion hit 3 million in 4 days  —  Apple has just announced that dowloads of its Mountain Lion operating system have hit three million in four days, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple's history. … This is a developing story, more to follow

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