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August 8, 2012, 9:25 AM

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Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wired:
After Epic Hack, Apple Suspends Over-the-Phone AppleID Password Resets  —  Apple on Tuesday ordered its support staff to immediately stop processing AppleID password changes requested over the phone, following the identity hacking of Wired Reporter Mat Honan over the weekend, according to Apple employees.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / Wired:
Amazon Quietly Closes Security Hole After Journalist's Devastating Hack  —  Amazon closed a privacy hole on Monday that previously allowed hackers access to Amazon accounts over the phone using just a name, email address and mailing address — three pieces of information easily found for many on the web.
AllThingsD:
Samsung's 2010 Report Says Its Galaxy Would Be Better if It Were Just More Like the iPhone  —  As part of its case against Samsung, Apple has shown snippets of an internal Samsung document comparing the original Galaxy S phone with the iPhone.  —  On Tuesday, Apple managed to get the whole 132-page document admitted into evidence.
Peter Ha / TechCrunch:
Square Partners With Starbucks Raises $25M For Series D; Howard Schultz Joins The Board  —  It might not be the funding announcement we've been hearing rumors about but today Square announced that they've partnered with Starbucks.  But there's more!  —  Square will soon begin processing …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Up Next: Highlight (Or Something) To Crush Craigslist  —  Twas just a week ago that the NY Times argued that Craigslist was virtually bulletproof.  Not because it's anything special, but because they cultivate a false image of doing good while simultaneously bullying competitors with their lawyers:
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Sascha Segan / PC Magazine:
Microsoft's Massive Metro Mistake  —  Don't call it Metro.  Call it overkill.  —  There's an old saw that Windows users adopt every other version of Microsoft's OS, and Microsoft seems to be trying to make this “new every two” legend come true, if we believe Microsoft guru Mary Jo Foley's recent story …
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
Verizon Wireless reveals $150 20GB shared data plan, and four others  —  The high-end plans are available, but are not posted on Verizon's Web site  —  Verizon Wireless Tuesday revealed that there are five additional data tiers over and above the six tiers announced with its Share Everything plans earlier this summer.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Upcoming iOS 6 is scalable to taller, 640 x 1136 iPhone display, shows possible next-generation device user-interface  —  Mockup of rumored next-generation iPhone design  —  With the next-generation iPhone's announcement and release approaching for next month, one of the most present rumors is a larger, nearly-four inch display.
Groklaw:
SCO Files for Chapter 7: “There is no reasonable chance of ‘rehabilitation’”  —  SCO Group has now filed [PDF] for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.  They are in Chapter 11 now.  What is the difference?  Chapter 11 means you are trying to reorganize and survive as a corporate entity.
More: Inquirer, TechEye and V3.co.ukTweets: @cshirky
Jim Louderback / AllThingsD:
The Bottom Line on Apple and YouTube  —  Normally, losing home page placement for an app on the iPhone and iPad would cause gnashing of teeth and wailing of tongues in the afflicted boardroom, along with wholesale firings and restructuring.  —  But in YouTube's case, losing that coveted spot …
TechCrunch:
Realtime Gets $100 Million To Build “Whole New Era Of The Internet,” AKA The Real-Time Web  —  Realtime, a technology developed by a company which has been around since the Internet's earliest days with the practically un-Googleable name “Internet Business Technologies,” …
Ron / WinBeta:
Windows Essentials 2012 released, comes with new Movie Maker and Photo Gallery  —  Microsoft has released Windows Essentials 2012, which comes with Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for both Windows 7 and Windows 8.  Movie Maker and Photo Gallery for Windows 8 comes with numerous enhancements tailored to the Windows 8 experience.
Reuters:
Analysis: EBay lures big retailers in Amazon battle  —  (Reuters) - EBay Inc, once a scrappy auction site for mom and pop sellers, is enticing some of the world's largest retailers by arguing it can help them compete better against e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse's plan to fight AT&T and Verizon: ‘doing the right thing’  —  Sprint is feeling pretty positive about itself these days.  Most obviously, it dodged a bullet when AT&T failed to acquire T-Mobile, but since then Sprint's last quarterly results were better than usual …
More: AllThingsD
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Office 2013: Bye-bye add-ins, hello apps  —  Summary: Microsoft is looking for developers to ‘think different’ when developing apps for Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 and their respective Stores.  —  In the new Office 2013 and SharePoint 2013 worlds, add-ins are passe.  Apps are in.
Yoni Heisler / Network World:
The iPhone patent Steve Jobs particularly cared about - inertial scrolling  —  Steve Jobs seemingly had a special affinity for Apple's '381 patent, which covers intertial scrolling We're about a week into the Apple-Samsung trial, and so far the bulk of the testimony has centered …

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