August 1, 2013, 1:10 PM

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Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Next iPad Mini Will Likely Have ‘Retina’ Display From Samsung  —  TAIPEI—Apple Inc.'s suppliers are gearing up for mass production of a new iPad mini in the fourth quarter that will likely feature a high-resolution screen from Samsung, people familiar with the matter say …
John Reid /
BBM For Android/iOS Betas Rolling Out In The Beta Zone  —  It seems that BlackBerry are moving forward with the cross-platform version of BBM as we have learned that there are a small number of users that are getting the chance to test out the Android, and iOS versions of BBM.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Google extends Windows Phone calendar and contacts syncing until December 31st  —  Google has granted new Windows Phone users another extension to access its Sync service until December 31st.  The company had originally planned to drop support for the Exchange ActiveSync protocol on January 30th …
Jim Finkle / Reuters:
Apple fixing bug that allows fake charging stations to hack iPhones  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's next software update for its iPhones and iPads will fix a security flaw that allows hackers to engage in spying and cyber crimes when the victim connects the device to a fake charging station, the company said on Wednesday.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Netflix individual profile rollout brings up to five unique experiences per account  —  Netflix is finally ready to deliver individual profiles for its streaming service, meant to satisfy households with shared accounts by providing everyone their own settings, viewing history and (where available) queue.
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Can Marissa Mayer Save Yahoo?  —  Marissa Mayer is sitting in URLs, the Yahoo! (YHOO) cafeteria, making the case for the future of a company that almost everyone in Silicon Valley views as doomed.  Employees swarm around her, assembling rows of chairs for the afternoon's FYI …
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
AT&T unseats Verizon in the J.D. Power rankings for the 1st time  —  Verizon Wireless may be losing some of its edge when it comes to subscriber goodwill.  Verizon has long dominated J.D. Power's customer care rankings for mobile carriers, but on Thursday the global rankings company crowned …
Eliza Kern / GigaOM:
Albumatic takes another whack at getting photo-sharing right, announces $4.2 million Series A  —  Albumatic launched back in February as a way for friends all attending the same event to share photos with each other when they're together and taking photos.  Seems simple enough, right?
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Paid Between $35M and $40M for Lexity E-Commerce App Platform  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo forked over between $35 million and $40 million in cash to buy Lexity, the e-commerce app platform startup.  (The companies had declined to outline terms of the deal, so I decided I would.)
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
HP launches Android-based SlateBook ‘PC’  —  HP's Android ‘PC’ has arrived.  It packs Nvidia's latest Tegra 4 processor and can be used as either a tablet or a laptop. … HP SlateBook x2.  HP is branding the SlateBook as an Android ‘PC.’  —  (Credit: Hewlett-Packard)
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Cloud Analytics Player Tidemark Lands $13 Million Round Led by Tenaya Capital  —  It seems that I tend to check in on Tidemark, the cloud-based company that specializes in business intelligence and analytics, about once every 11 months, and every time I do, there's always something new going on.
Anton Shilov / X-bit labs:
USB 3.1 10Gb/s Specifications Gets Published, Available for Developers  —  SuperSpeed USB 10Gb/s - Ready for Development  —  The USB 3.0 Promoter Group on Wednesday announced the completion of the USB 3.1 specification which adds enhancements to enable SuperSpeed USB to operate at up to 10Gb/s.
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Derek Dodge's New App 1Mind Uses Gamification And Facebook To Surface Potential Friendships  —  There is a raging debate between whether or not opposites attract, or if similar interests and traits define compatibility.  1Mind, a new venture from Derek Dodge, co-founder of About Last Night …
Andy Greenberg / Forbes:
NSA Director Heckled At Conference As He Asks For Security Community's Understanding  —  When NSA Director Keith Alexander appeared at the Las Vegas security conference Black Hat Wednesday morning, he hoped to mend the NSA's reputation in the eyes of thousands of the conference's hackers and security professionals.

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