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July 10, 2013, 1:35 PM

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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Judge says Apple conspired to raise prices on e-books  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, and said a trial for damages will follow.  —  The decision by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan …
Google LatLong:
A new Google Maps app for smartphone and tablets  —  Today we're introducing a new Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets, also coming soon to iPhone and iPad.  It's a new mapping experience that makes exploring the world and getting to the places that matter to you a lot faster and easier.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
T-Mobile to introduce ‘Jump’ unlimited phone upgrade plan  —  The Verge has learned that T-Mobile will introduce an unlimited phone upgrade scheme today called Jump that would allow subscribers to “upgrade when [they] actually want to” by paying the same amount for a new phone that a new customer pays …
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Chromebook Under $300 Defies PC Market With Growth  —  Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Chromebook was dismissed as a bare-bones laptop with limited appeal when it debuted two years ago.  Now it's defying skeptics and gaining share as the rest of the personal-computer market shrinks.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
A clear look at LG's upcoming Optimus G2 (update 2: video)  —  There's still one month to go before LG officially unveils its Optimus G successor, but thanks to an anonymous tipster, we have a pretty clear idea of what it'll look like.  Similar to the G2 leaks we've seen in the past …
TechCrunch:
SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation, Allowing Startups To Advertise That They're Fundraising  —  The SEC has just voted 4 to 1 in favor of implementing section 201(a) of the JOBS Act, which lifts the ban on general solicitation and permits startups, venture capitalists …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
BlackBerry's 2013 Smartphone Roadmap: BlackBerry A10 (Aristo) and BlackBerry 9720  —  It's been a while since we heard about exactly what BlackBerry has in store for the rest of 2013.  Thanks to multiple trusted sources, however, we not only know but we also have some exclusive photos.
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Movidius gets $16M for a chip that gives your device always-on vision  —  What if your cell phone camera was always on?  If something like constantly capturing images didn't suck both battery and processing power on a mobile device?  Augmented reality might become predictively responsive rather …
Christina Farr / VentureBeat:
Coursera nabs $43M to bring online education to emerging markets  —  Coursera today raised $43 million in funding to market online education to millions of students globally.  —  In the new wave of education technology, online education providers like Coursera are generating a great deal of hype.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon Drops Price Of EC2 Dedicated Instances By Up To 80%  —  Amazon today announced that it is dropping the prices of dedicated instances on its EC2 cloud computing platform by up to 80%.  Dedicated per region fees, which are charged on top of the regular EC2 fees, will now set developers back $2 per hour instead of $10, for example.
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