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July 31, 2012, 9:40 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 …
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:
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 …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Samsung readying 11.8-inch tablet with ‘retina’ display, say court documents  —  Court documents made public in the epic Apple v. Samsung trial that kicked off in California today reveal that Samsung is working on a tablet codenamed “P10” that would include LTE connectivity and an 11.8-inch display at 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) resolution.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wired:
Samsung Product Chief: 'It's Unreasonable That We're Fighting Over Rectangles'  —  Kevin Packingham, Samsung's Chief Product Officer, at Wired's San Francisco office.  —  Photo: Peter McCollough/Wired  —  The Apple v. Samsung trial that begins in a San Jose federal courtroom on Monday …
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Box Raises $125 Million Growth Round Led by General Atlantic  —  The reports that Box, the cloud-based enterprise file-sharing and collaboration service that's been growing like the mythical beanstalk in Jack's back yard has been raising capital again are true.
Kristen Nicole / SiliconANGLE:
Siri Meets Foursquare with Saga Roll Out  —  Saga is not another Siri clone, per se.  It's more similar to Google Now and the recently launched Friday app, offering a utility that intelligently pins down data based on any number of metrics, most prominently your location, and displays it to the user with actionized intent.
Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Hulu Plus Now Available on Apple TV  —  Apple appears to have quietly launched a Hulu Plus channel on Apple TV this morning.  We've received this screenshot from one Apple TV owner with reports starting to appear on Twitter.  —  Users may have to reboot their Apple TV for the channel to appear.
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 …
More: PandoDaily
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.
Tweets: @gruber
John Callaham / Neowin:
SkyDrive features for Office 2013 detailed  —  Office 2013 is now available to download in a preview version, so its users already know that the next version of Microsoft's productivity software suite also has SkyDrive features.  Today, Microsoft offered up more details on how its SkyDrive …
David Meyer / GigaOM:
App Store infested with zombie software, claims analytics startup Adeven  —  Zombies may provide a perennial source of material for mobile games, but no developer actually wants their app to be the walking dead.  Nonetheless, according to new mobile analytics and ad verification firm Adeven …
More: TechCrunch and BetaKit
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
IPhone's Russian Carrier Blames ‘Dictatorship’ For $1,000 Price  —  OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MTSS), the iPhone's biggest wireless carrier in Russia, criticized Apple Inc. (AAPL) for not cutting the device's $1,000-plus price in the country and being too strict about how it's sold.
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.
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.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube to Double Down on Its ‘Channel’ Experiment  —  YouTube has launched nearly 100 new online video “channels” so far this year, attracting talent such as actor Amy Poehler to create or star in original episodes that can draw new audiences-and blue-chip advertisers-to the Google website.

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