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July 28, 2013, 6:00 AM

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Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Angels Get Carry For Helping A Startup Raise Money With AngelList Syndicates  —  AngelList is testing out a new service that lets angel investors syndicate deals with each other, a feature that could allow startups to raise venture-sized rounds of money with relative ease.
Tweets: @naval
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Scientist banned from revealing codes used to start luxury cars  —  High court imposes injunction on Flavio Garcia, who has cracked security system of cars including Porsches and Bentleys  —  A British-based computer scientist has been banned from publishing an academic paper revealing …
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 …
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 …
More: The Verge and 9to5GoogleTweets: @512px and @piercedavid
Amy O'Leary / New York Times:
In the Beginning Was the Word; Now the Word Is on an App  —  EDMOND, Okla. — More than 500 years after Gutenberg, the Bible is having its i-moment.  —  For millions of readers around the world, a wildly successful free Bible app, YouVersion, is changing how, where and when they read the Bible.
More: NYT Bits and GigaOMTweets: @bydanielvictor and @davemorin
Businessweek:
Venture Firm Greylock Partners Outshines Silicon Valley Rivals  —  A group of 40 investors, executives, and entrepreneurs gathered at the Carneros Inn resort in Napa Valley, Calif., in June for a two-day conference on initial public offerings.  LinkedIn (LNKD) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Weiner …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
PRISM revelations result in lost business for US cloud companies  —  The reach of NSA's PRISM program has spooked some overseas companies from using US cloud providers.  —  The revelations about the National Security Agency's (NSA) broad monitoring of traffic and access to the data …
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.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Twitter UK chief responds to abuse concerns after campaigner is deluged with rape threats  —  The head of Twitter's business in the UK has responded to concerns that the service is not doing enough to help users report abuse, after a UK-based equal rights campaigner received repeated rape threats this week.

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