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July 30, 2013, 10:00 AM

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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Vimeo and Redbox Instant are coming to Chromecast.  Next up: Plex and HBO Go?  —  Chromecast, the streaming video adapter introduced by Google last week, is quickly gaining support from a number of media platforms.  Case in point: Vimeo told us it wants to support Chromecast …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New iPhone with biometric fingerprint sensor seemingly confirmed by iOS leak  —  Looks like the rumors are true: iOS 7 beta 4 has leaked a new folder called “BiometricKitUI.”  Based on the description, sent to us by Hamza Sood,it seems pretty clear that Apple is preparing a new iPhone …
Wall Street Journal:
Intel, Apple and Others Rethink How We Watch TV  —  Intel, Apple and Others Push New Technologies to Take Control of the Living Room  —  By - DON CLARK and - IAN SHERR -  —  SANTA CLARA, Calif.—To understand how much television could soon change, it helps to visit an Intel Corp. division here that runs like a startup.
More: The Verge
Klint Finley / Wired:
When Lousy Code Strikes, Google Dispatches Its Elite ‘Gopher Team’  —  Brad Fitzpatrick was using the most routine bit of Google software you can imagine when the damn thing stalled.  The download was 99 percent done and just stopped.  Download stalls happen every day, but Fitzpatrick took it personally.
Tweets: @laurencetratt
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
‘Everybody Loves Bob’  —  After asking around, word on the Cupertino street is that there's nothing to read between the lines regarding Bob Mansfield no longer being on Apple's executive team.  Apple's statement means exactly what it says — Mansfield is well-liked at all levels within …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Sprint reports ‘highest-ever’ revenue of $7.2 billion for Q2 2013, loses $1.6 billion on Nextel shutdown  —  Sprint has just announced its second quarter 2013 financial results, and while it's pay as you go plans are paying off in terms of income, shutdowns and charges caused a huge loss.
Douglas MacMillan / Bloomberg:
Zynga Is Said to Lose Three Top Executives This Month  —  Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) has lost three top executives this month, people familiar with the matter said, increasing the number of managers who have exited the struggling social-games developer.  —  John Osvald, a senior vice president of games …
Adrian Bridgwater / Open Source Insider:
Crypton open source project to thwart online surveillance  —  Online (Dropbox-style) storage company Spideroak has detailed news of its Crypton open source data security project.  —  Crypton's “unique” approach comes from its ability to allow web application developers to exert …
Mario Aguilar / Gizmodo:
Hidden Spotify Features Show Music Discovery Could Get So Much Better  —  It looks like Spotify is about to launch an entirely new way for you to browse its catalog with more sophisticated playlists.  While the subscription music service hasn't officially launched the features, they're live on Spotify's web player.
Tweets: @scottlowe
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Time Warner Cable drops CBS in NYC, LA and Dallas (update: maybe not)  —  Time Warner Cable and CBS have been negotiating over a retrans deal for quite some time, and after several extensions talks broke down tonight.  TWC's static replacement page for the networks even suggests Aereo as a replacement …
Stephen Lawson / PC World:
Flash breakthrough promises faster storage, terabytes of memory  —  In the ongoing quest for faster access to data, Diablo Technologies has taken what could be a significant next step.  —  Diablo's Memory Channel Storage (MCS) architecture, expected to show up in servers shipping later this year …
More: GigaOM and SiliconANGLE
Yuliya Chernova / Venture Capital Dispatch:
RelayRides to Provide Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals at San Francisco Airport  —  Flyers who don't want to pay $18 per day for long-term parking at the San Francisco International Airport will have an option, starting in August, to park their cars for free, courtesy of startup RelayRides Inc.
David Carr / New York Times:
VCR's Past Is Guiding Television's Future  —  The last few weeks have been a rugged legal stretch for incumbent television companies.  —  First, an appeals court declined to rehear a case in which broadcasters sought to close down Aereo, a company that allows users to record and play back broadcast television over the Internet.
Tweets: @edlynskey
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Taiwan's Asus Aims to Enter U.S. Smartphone Market Next Year  —  Asus has made a business out of finding niches where other computer makers had yet to see them.  But in trying to crack the U.S. smartphone market, the company could face its hardest test yet.  —  Asus Chairman Jonney Shih

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