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July 31, 2012, 5:25 AM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Stocks Up on Components for September iPhone 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 …
Rene Ritchie / iMore.com:
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 …
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:
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Twitter rolls out clickable stock symbols, or “Cashtags”, so you can keep up with your investments  —  Twitter is now rolling out the ability for you to click on stock symbols with a $ sign in front of them.  Once you click them, you'll be able to see all of the conversation about a particular company, much like you would a hashtag.
Howard Lindzon:
The Twitter Hijacking of Stocktwits $ ...The Cashtag  —  It's interesting that Twitter has hijacked our creation of $TICKER ie.  $AAPL.  It only took four years to ‘fill’ this hole, though a few months back they told me in a detailed email it was not a hole they wanted to fill.
More: ZDNet, memeburn and AllThingsD
Tweets: @carnage4life and @cocoy
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.
Roger Parloff / Fortune:
Google and Facebook's new tactic in the tech wars  —  Google and Facebook are using a controversial legal doctrine to channel money to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and other groups that share their hostility to online copyright enforcement.
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
One of Apple's Best Ideas Ever — Made Worse  —  I think the MagSafe connector is one of Apple's best ideas ever.  It's on the end of every Mac laptop's power cord.  It attaches to the laptop with a powerful magnet—but if anybody trips on it, it detaches and falls harmlessly to the floor.
More: PC Advisor and Business InsiderTweets: @gruber
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Mark Zuckerberg Reveals He Is Open To A Radical Change In Facebook Strategy  —  It's not often that a public company CEO suggests that he might be open to an entirely new product strategy, but that's exactly what Mark Zuckerberg did on Facebook's earnings call last week.  —  Allow us to explain.
Rethink Digg:
v1 preview  —  Digg v1 will launch this week after a six-week sprint to rebuild the site from scratch.  Here's a first glimpse.  We want the new Digg to deliver the best of what the Internet is talking about right now.  It must be alive and responsive to its participants.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Amazon Lockers Available For Delivery In Silicon Valley, Too  —  It looks like Amazon.com is expanding its Lockers program, which allows customers to have their deliveries sent to, yes, nearby lockers.  —  The idea was first reported last fall.  It may seem like an inconvenient alternative …
More: GeekWire
DealBook:
Alibaba Is Said to Be Close to Raising $8 Billion  —  Some American Internet companies may be unpopular with investors these days, but a Chinese one is finding plenty of takers.  —  The Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce giant, is close to completing a more than $8 billion round of financing …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
Facebook introducing ‘save for later’ feature  —  Facebook is reportedly rolling out an update to its mobile platform that allows users to save friends' posts for reading later.  According to iMore, users will soon see a notification letting them know that they can 'press and hold anywhere …
More: The Next Web and iMoreThanks:@marvinvista
Center for Democracy & Technology:
Why Fibbing About Your Age Is Relevant to the Cybersecurity Bill  —  [Editors Note: This is one in a of series of blog posts from CDT on the Cybersecurity Act, S. 3414, a bill co-sponsored by Senators Lieberman and Collins that is slated to be considered on the Senate floor soon.]
Tweets: @dangillmor
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 …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Republic Wireless reopens its unlimited $19 per month beta, starts offering Motorola Defy XT  —  Republic Wireless is finally ready for more customers on its low price cellphone service, announcing today that it's reopening signups for its beta and offering customers a new phone.
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.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Windows 8: My ‘disaster’ is not their ‘catastrophe’  —  Summary: I've argued that Windows 8 was going to be a disaster.  Amend that one: Without a hardware home run, it could be.  —  Follow @maryjofoley  —  I was a guest on the “On the Verge” show last week, where the Verge crew and I talked a lot (predictably) about Windows 8.

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