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July 19, 2013, 3:00 PM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Acquires Local Data Outfit Locationary  —  Last September Grant Ritchie, CEO of crowdsourced location data company Locationary, penned an article for TechCrunch describing five challenges Apple faces as it builds out its new mapping service.  Ten months later he's become part of the effort to overcome them.
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
New Nexus 7 leak points to Android 4.3, dual cameras and wireless charging (update: on sale July 31st)  —  A few days back, a lovely tipster sent us in some shots that strongly suggest a shiny new Nexus 7 will be hitting shelves next week for $269.  Granted, that's for the 32GB model …
Google:
Google Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2013 Results  —  Google today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.  “Google had a great quarter with over $14 billion in revenue - up 19% year-on-year,” said Larry Page, CEO of Google.  “The shift from one screen to multiple screens …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Results Show Struggle With Mobile  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Halfway through a year in which Google's stock price had climbed 27 percent, its financial report Thursday indicated to investors that its performance had not matched their expectations.  —  Google reported second-quarter results …
Christopher Joye / Financial Review:
Huawei spies for China, says ex-CIA head  —  The former head of the US Central ­Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, Michael Hayden, believes Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei Technologies is a significant security threat to Australia and the US …
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
New Jersey Supreme Court Restricts Police Searches of Phone Data  —  Staking out new ground in the noisy debate about technology and privacy in law enforcement, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that the police will now have to get a search warrant before obtaining tracking information from cellphone providers.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft shares down more than 11% on earnings report  —  Investors sent Microsoft's share price down more than 11 percent, to about $31.40, in trading this morning following the company's rocky earnings report yesterday, which included a $900 million charge on weak sales of the company's Surface RT tablet.
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Andrew Sinkov / Evernote Blog:
Evernote for iPhone and iPad Get Shortcuts, Related Notes and Skitch Support  —  For the latest Evernote for iPhone and iPad update (5.4), we're adding features that will help you rediscover your notes, jump to the content that's important to you, easily annotate just about anything in your account, and learn helpful tips.
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Would you pay again for iOS 7 versions of your favorite apps?  —  iOS 7 is coming, and with it an all-new design language.  Apps will have to update to reflect that change, or risk looking old and outdated, and lose their place to newer, hotter updates and upstarts.
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
Apple, Samsung in Renewed Settlement Talks, but Deal Elusive  —  Apple and Samsung have held a series of private negotiations about their numerous patent disputes since a court victory by Apple in one case last summer, according to legal documents and people familiar with the situation.

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