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July 27, 2013, 2:50 PM

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Reuters:
Insight: How Samsung is beating Apple in China  —  (Reuters) - Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook believes that “over the arc of time” China is a huge opportunity for his pathbreaking company.  But time looks to be on the side of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which has been around far longer …
Ryan Knutson / Digits:
Samsung Dethrones Apple in Smartphone Profits  —  Apple has fallen off the profit throne.  —  Last quarter, Samsung Electronics made more money selling handsets than Apple for the first time, according to a report by Strategy Analytics.  —  Samsung's operating profit for handsets …
Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Nexus 7 (2013) - Mini Review  —  At an event in San Francisco, Google announced an updated version of the popular Nexus 7 tablet which first appeared at last year's Google I/O. The big new features update the Nexus 7 platform with inclusion of a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) SoC …
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Ben Gilbert / Engadget:
Don't Panic: Google has prototypes for ‘real-time’ translation device, ‘near perfect’ in some uses  —  It sounds like Google's Babel fish-esque instant translation solution is making progress — Android VP Hugo Barra told The UK Times that Google's got hardware prototypes (in the form of mobile phones) already working.
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
Timehop, The Place To Reminisce Online, Raises $3M Led By Spark Capital  —  While present-focused social networks like Facebook and Instagram make plenty of room for the narcissists in us, there's not really a dedicated and focused place to reflect on the past.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Plans Splashy New San Francisco Digs (And Dreams of Neon Billboard's Return)  —  According to multiple sources close to the situation, Yahoo is close to signing a lease for a splashy new San Francisco outpost to keep up with the fast growth of other Web companies that have opened high-profile offices here.
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
When ‘Smart Homes’ Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet  —  “I can see all of the devices in your home and I think I can control them,” I said to Thomas Hatley, a complete stranger in Oregon who I had rudely awoken with an early phone call on a Thursday morning.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Apple's Developer Center returns after 8-day outage due to security breach  —  After being down for more than a week due to an embarrassing security breach, Apple has brought its Developer Center back up.  —  Apple took the site down last Thursday, eventually notifying developers that it was overhauling its systems after an intrusion.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Spy agencies reportedly have a long-standing ban on Lenovo PCs due to back-door vulnerabilities  —  Spy agencies in the UK, Australia and the US have internally banned using Lenovo PCs because of remote access vulnerabilities that were discovered during testing, a new report from the Australian Financial Review alleges.
Todd R. Weiss / CITEworld:
Los Angeles plans to give 640,000 students free iPads  —  Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will receive 31,000 free iPads this school year under a new $30 million program launched by the district.  The goal is to improve education and get them ready for the workforce …
Curt Woodward / Xconomy:
Apple's Boston-Area Team: Working on Speech in Nuance's Backyard  —  It's been one of the Boston-area tech industry's more intriguing questions for months: Just what is Apple doing here?  —  Today, we've got an answer.  —  Apple has assembled a small team of notable names in speech technology …

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