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July 8, 2012, 10:05 PM

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Bloomberg:
Samsung Said To Plan Windows RT Tablet For October Introduction  —  Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), the largest phone maker, will release a tablet that features Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)'s Windows RT software when the operating system debuts, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Wireless Firms Are Flooded by Requests to Aid Surveillance  —  WASHINGTON — In the first public accounting of its kind, cellphone carriers reported that they responded to a daunting 1.3 million demands for subscriber data last year from law enforcement agencies seeking text messages …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Apple Cracking Down On Sites Selling Access To iOS Betas  —  Last month, Andy Baio wrote a story for Wired detailing the world of selling access to Apple beta software to non-developers.  Specifically, Baio's piece focused on sites that, for a price, allowed regular people to have their UDID …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to launch Bing Fund angel investment incubator  —  For the past few weeks, there've been some tweets showing up in my timeline from something called the Bing Fund.  ZDNet (and Techie-Buzz) blogger Manan Kakkar has noticed these, too.  The tweets lead to a BingFund.com Web page that tease …
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Philip Rosedale: The Media Is Wrong, SecondLife Didn't Fail  —  Last night I spoke at an event put on by a site called IdeaMensch.  They're doing a road trip, where the team is traveling city by city, holding events by and for entrepreneurs.  I talked about why I started PandoDaily and some of my struggles along the way so far.
Tweets: @mathewi
Matt Buchanan / BuzzFeed:
It Never Gets Better  —  Why you should never buy a mediocre piece of technology expecting that it'll be more amazing tomorrow than it is today.  —  Source: dahlstroms  —  There's an update waiting for you.  For your apps, for your computer and phone and tablet and the box attached to your TV.
More: Webomatica
Tris Reid-Smith / Gay Star News:
Google to launch global bid to ‘Legalize Love’ for gays  —  Global giant Google searches for a way to make the world a better place for lesbians, gays and bisexuals with new campaign  —  Google is launching a new campaign calling on countries to ‘Legalize Love’ - making it legal to be lesbian, gay or bisexual around the world.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Netflix on last week's AWS outage: “We're still bullish on the cloud”  —  As you probably already know, some of your favorite Internet services were unavailable for the better part of a day due to a massive Amazon cloud outage caused by a single point of failure due to a storm in Virginia.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Groupon Crashes To A New Low...  Remember when Groupon went public at $20 a share?  —  That was a long, long time ago.  —  (Well, actually, it was about 8 months ago).  —  In any event, now you can pick some up for less than $8.50 a share.  —  The company is valued at about $5 billion now, which seems pretty fair.

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