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August 8, 2012, 5:20 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.
Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
∞ Apple's motivation for suing Samsung  —  Apple's motivation for suing Samsung  —  Reading the press from the Apple vs Samsung trial lead me to believe that most people don't understand Apple's motives for suing Samsung.  This lawsuit isn't about getting compensation for products …
Tweets: @netgarden
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Mac designer: Samsung phone fooled me  —  Apple's expert design witness, and former Mac icon designer says that she mistook one of Samsung's devices for Apple's.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — One of Apple's early designers apparently picked up a Samsung device believing it had been made by Apple.
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 …
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.
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:
Tweets: @mattrosoff
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 …
Chris Urmson / The Official Google Blog:
The self-driving car logs more miles on new wheels  —  Technology is at its best when it makes people's lives better, and that's precisely what we're going for with our self-driving car project.  We're using advanced computer science to try and make driving safer and more enjoyable.
Jason Feifer / Fast Company:
Who's That Woman in the Twitter Bot Profile?  —  They're sometimes called “bimbots”—the army of Twitter bots with pretty profile pictures.  Who are the women pictured in those photos?  This is the story of the quest to find out.  —  After weeks of trying, I'd nearly found the real person behind a Twitter bot.
Tweets: @sethporges
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.
More: Mashable!
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 …
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!:
Apple's ‘Genius’ Ads Disappear From the Olympics  —  1 of 3  —  Have you noticed that Apple's much-debated “Genius” ads have disappeared from the Olympics?  —  Well, you're not imagining things.  A rep for TBWA/Media/Arts Lab, Apple's ad agency, says the ads are not running anymore, but that was the plan all along.
Jamillah Knowles / The Next Web:
Kiip makes its debut in London with the launch of YO!  Sushi rewards  —  Kiip, the mobile rewards system is continuing to push business forward as it takes its first steps into Europe with the launch of its YO!  Sushi rewards game for London.  —  In case you haven't heard about the company …
More: TechCrunch
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 6 points to new 9-pin connector: is this the new, smaller dock port?  —  At this point, it seems highly likely that the next-generation of Apple's iOS devices will carry smaller dock connectors.  That new hardware feature has been reported by multiple sources.
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
PLUMgrid Raises $10.7 Million With Goal To Become The New Platform For Networking  —  PLUMgrid has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding from Hummer Winblad and US Venture Partners to build an operating system that serves the network as much as the modern x86 processor is the foundation …

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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:
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