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July 18, 2012, 7:50 PM

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Kit Chellel / Bloomberg:
Apple Must Publish Notice Samsung Didn't Copy IPad In U.K.  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) was ordered by a judge to publish a notice on its U.K. website and in British newspapers alerting people to a ruling that Samsung Electronics Co. didn't copy designs for the iPad.
Yoni Heisler / Network World:
Earliest known photos of an Apple iPad prototype  —  Well before the iPhone, and going back all the way to the early 2000s, Apple had been working on tablet prototypes that would eventually form the groundwork for the original iPad It's well established that Apple's iPhone was in the works …
Amanda Conway / YouTube Blog:
Face blurring: when footage requires anonymity  —  As citizens continue to play a critical role in supplying news and human rights footage from around the world, YouTube is committed to creating even better tools to help them.  According to the international human rights organization WITNESS …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Dropbox Has Hired Outside Experts To Investigate Possible Security Breach  —  The spam attack and related possible address leak over at Dropbox may be even more serious than we originally thought.  According to a message posted by the company over on its forums, they've now brought in …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Verizon presses LTE advantage, adds 33 new markets  —  The carrier is racing through its deployment, and is on track to reach its goal of 400 markets by the end of the year.  —  Follow @RogerWCheng  —  Verizon Wireless again widened its lead when it comes to 4G LTE coverage …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Now Including Unique Identifiers for In App Purchase Receipts to Combat Hack  —  Following last week's launch of a hack that allowed users to obtain In App Purchase content free of charge by routing their purchase requests through a server run by a Russian hacker, Apple began taking steps to thwart the method.
Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
With a $6 million Series A, Twist for iOS wants to ensure you'll never wait for someone again  —  There are times when we see a team and we know that the product that they're crafting is going to be great.  When startup vets Bill Lee and Mike Belshe are behind a project, it would be one of those times.
Charles E. Schumer / Wall Street Journal:
Memo to DOJ: Drop the Apple E-Books Suit  —  Restoring Amazon's monopoly in digital publishing is not in the public interest.  —  Recently the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and major publishers, alleging that they colluded to raise prices in the digital books market.
Brian Heater / Engadget:
O2 apologizes for ‘unprecedented’ outage with 10 percent refunds  —  O2 is sorry for last week's service issues.  Really, really sorry.  Like, giving you back 10-percent of your bill sorry, if you happened to be among the affected.  The UK operator noted in a blog post today that it has identified …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
AT&T gets into shared data: ‘Mobile Share’ plans coming late August  —  Just over a month after Verizon announced Share Everything, AT&T is getting into the burgeoning shared data game (as it's been saying it would) with Mobile Share, a tiered set of plans that allow subscribers to split …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
IBM's Q2 earnings strong, revenue light  —  Summary: IBM is hitting earnings targets with solid expense management, but the currency fluctuations are hampering revenue growth.  —  Larry Dignan  —  Follow @ldignan  —  IBM's second quarter earnings were better than expected …
Vivek Gowri / AnandTech:
The 2012 MacBook Pro Review  —  With most of the attention from Apple's hardware refresh event centered around iOS 6 and the new Retina MacBook Pro, the updated 2012 edition of the regular MacBook Pro has flown a little bit under the radar.  Basically, it's just an Ivy Bridge-infused version …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Cash register maker NCR joins the pursuit of Square  —  Square's list of big name competitors is officially getting another billion dollar company.  NCR Corp., the Duluth, GA maker of cash registers and ATM machines, is now launching NCR Silver, a cloud-based point of sale product aimed at small businesses.
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
GoDaddy Acquires Outright, Establishes Mountain View Office  —  GoDaddy purchased cloud-based financial management application company Outright today for an undisclosed amount.  Outright co-founder Ben Curren, CEO Steven Aldrich and their team of 24 will be joining GoDaddy, the world's largest web hosting provider.
Nicole Perlroth / Bits:
Researchers Say They Took Down World's Third-Largest Botnet  —  On Wednesday, computer security experts took down Grum, the world's third-largest botnet, a cluster of infected computers used by cybercriminals to send spam to millions of people.  Grum, computer security experts say …
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Portuguese consumer group to sue Apple over AppleCare  —  The Portuguese Association for Consumer Protection (DECO) announced intentions to move forward with a lawsuit against Apple over information provided on the company's website which allegedly misleads buyers into purchasing the add-on AppleCare Protection Plan.
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Google to reveal Fiber in Kansas City details on July 26th  —  Google's Kansas City Fiber project has been a long time coming, but it looks like the company is ready to announce some details about its mysterious project on July 26th, according to a quick post on the Google Fiber blog.
Jennifer Van Grove / VentureBeat:
Foursquare paves way for ad products with release of Local Updates  —  Change is underway at check-in service Foursquare, which is one month into a radical redesign that has refocused its entire service around social interactions.  Today, the social network is giving venues a way to communicate …

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