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August 2, 2012, 7:35 PM

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Tim Kelly / Reuters:
Sharp to start shipping iPhone screens to Apple this month  —  (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp. said it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October ahead of the pre-Christmas shopping season.  —  “Shipments will start in August …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook Drops Below $20: Worth Less Than What MSFT Offered For Yahoo In 2008?  —  Today, Facebook hit a new milestone, perhaps one that it won't be celebrating much: the stock went down past $20 a share.  In fact, as this post is being written it's trading at $19.99.
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Apple seeks patent for Smart Cover with embedded secondary display  —  According to an application to the USPTO this morning, Apple believes it's possible to build a flexible display into an iPad cover in order to “greatly enhance” the functionality of the tablet itself.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft advises developers to stop using ‘Metro’ name in apps following possible trademark dispute  —  Microsoft has started to notify its Windows developers that they should refrain from using the word “Metro” throughout their applications if they refer to the Windows Phone or Windows 8 interface.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Mayer Brings in First Googler — in PR — to Yahoo  —  New CEO Marissa Mayer has brought in her first Googler over to Yahoo — one of her longtime PR staffers, Anne Espiritu.  Espiritu has worked closely with Mayer at the search giant, especially on various media appearances and on consumer products.
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
BlackBerry: other manufacturers could license our new BB10 platform  —  Thorsten Heins, chief executive of Research in Motion, has told the Telegraph that manufacturers such as Sony or Samsung could licence the new BlackBerry operating system.  —  New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins introduced BlackBerry 10 in Florida
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Marc Andreessen Steps Down From Dalton Caldwell's Mixed Media Labs Board  —  Wednesday was an ugly day for infighting in the Valley, after Dalton Caldwell, a Silicon Valley veteran and serial entrepreneur, posted a withering missive to his personal blog on Wednesday, in which he accused Facebook …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Q2 Earnings Beat The Street: $228.2M In Sales; EPS of $0.03  —  LinkedIn has just released Q2 earnings, and the enterprise-focused social network continues to rise.  It's posted revenues of $228.2 million and earnings per share of $0.03 (non-GAAP EPS: $0.16).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Final copy of Windows 8 leaks online  —  The final build of Windows 8 has leaked to the internet, just a day after Microsoft confirmed it had finished the development cycle for the new operating system.  Although MSDN and TechNet customers won't officially receive access …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Demonoid Starts Redirecting to Ads and Malware  —  Demonoid is one of the world's largest and longest standing sites that not only indexes torrents, but also operates its own tracker.  —  Although the site has a reasonable uptime record, there have been a few occasions where it has not only gone down, but has disappeared completely.
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Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
BREAKING: David Pogue Has Lost His iPhone (UPDATE #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16—THEY GOT IT—Still Updating #17 #18)  —  New York Times technology writer David Pogue has lost his iPhone.  He has posted a screenshot of where it might be on Lockerz.com, though.
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Bill would force patent trolls to pay defendants' legal bills  —  A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives attempts to deter frivolous patent litigation by forcing unsuccessful patent plaintiffs to cover defendants' legal costs.  Introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
3-week old Jelly Bean hits 0.8% Android device adoption, as Ice Cream Sandwich reaches 15.9%  —  It's been just over a month since Google officially announced Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and barely three weeks since the first rollout, but already the latest flavor of Android is installed …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Dead Trigger goes free on iOS, where piracy is apparently also a problem  —  Madfinger Games, the studio behind mobile first-person shooter Dead Trigger, earned a fair bit of notoriety recently by making its game free on Android in response to what it called an “unbelievably high” piracy rate.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Aereo Celebrates a Court Victory with Clever Marketing: Free Web TV for an Hour, or a Dollar for a Day  —  Fresh off the heels of a court victory, Barry Diller's Aereo is ramping up its marketing push with a clever new pricing scheme: The TV-on-the-Web service is rolling out new plans …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Deutsche Telekom Invests $9 Million in Mobile Payments Player LevelUp  —  It's takes money to make money: Boston-based LevelUp, a mobile payments service, has raised $9 million from T-Venture, Deutsche Telekom's investment arm and other investors.  This cash injection will be added …
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Emily Goodin / Hillicon Valley:
Cybersecurity Act fails Senate vote  —  The long battle for cybersecurity legislation ended Thursday as the Senate failed to pass a motion to end debate on the bill.  —  The Cybersecurity Act, introduced by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), was rejected on a 52-46 vote …
Rebecca Grant / VentureBeat:
Cortica gets $7M to bestow computers with the power of sight  —  Israeli startup Cortica raised $7 in a second round of funding.  The investment was led by Horizons Ventures, not to be confused with Silicon Valley's Horizon Ventures.  Horizons Ventures (mind the “s") is owned by the Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Ching.
More: TechCrunch
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
AT&T acquires NextWave Wireless for $25m up front, to boost mobile Internet capacity  —  US telecommunications powerhouse AT&T has announced that it has agreed to acquire NextWave Wireless, which holds key licenses in the Wireless Communication Services (WCS) and Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) bands.

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Microsoft to modernize Special Olympics, raise system to the cloud  —  “We're so excited.  This is going to change our world.” says Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer Janet Froetscher.
Zoho:
Tricks & Treats: 5 ways to sweeten your email marketing  —  While Halloween is by tradition the scariest day on the calendar, it's also the official transition into the holiday season.
SAY Media / SAY Daily:
Don't Look Now: Here Come the Disappearing Message Apps  —  Get ready for a world of expiring photos and vanishing status updates.
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AOL's Cross-Device Solution Aims To Cure The Advertiser's Attribution Headache  —  If an advertiser runs a mobile campaign, but the targeted consumer doesn't convert on her device, that doesn't mean the campaign failed.
 

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