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August 3, 2012, 4:42 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft advises developers to stop using ‘Metro’ name in apps following possible trademark dispute  —  Microsoft has started to notify its Windows developers that they should refrain from using the word “Metro” throughout their applications if they refer to the Windows Phone or Windows 8 interface.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Q2 Earnings Beat The Street: $228.2M In Sales; EPS of $0.03  —  LinkedIn has just released Q2 earnings, and the enterprise-focused social network continues to rise.  It's posted revenues of $228.2 million and earnings per share of $0.03 (non-GAAP EPS: $0.16).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Final copy of Windows 8 leaks online  —  The final build of Windows 8 has leaked to the internet, just a day after Microsoft confirmed it had finished the development cycle for the new operating system.  Although MSDN and TechNet customers won't officially receive access …
ProPublica:
Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?  —  Gen. Keith Alexander is the director of the National Security Agency and oversees U.S. Cyber Command, which means he leads the government's effort to protect America from cyberattacks.  Due to the secretive nature of his job …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Mayer Brings in First Googler — in PR — to Yahoo  —  New CEO Marissa Mayer has brought in her first Googler over to Yahoo — one of her longtime PR staffers, Anne Espiritu.  Espiritu has worked closely with Mayer at the search giant, especially on various media appearances and on consumer products.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Marc Andreessen Steps Down From Dalton Caldwell's Mixed Media Labs Board  —  Wednesday was an ugly day for infighting in the Valley, after Dalton Caldwell, a Silicon Valley veteran and serial entrepreneur, posted a withering missive to his personal blog on Wednesday, in which he accused Facebook …
Yoni Heisler / Network World:
Apple initially wanted an iPhone with shaped glass, deposition reveals  —  The Apple-Samsung trial has provided us with an absolute treasure trove of information regarding Apple's iPhone prototypes.  Below is why Apple initially shied away from shaped glass and why an iPhone prototype resembling …
Kyle Wagner / Gizmodo:
BREAKING: David Pogue Has Lost His iPhone (UPDATE #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16—THEY GOT IT—Still Updating #17 #18)  —  New York Times technology writer David Pogue has lost his iPhone.  He has posted a screenshot of where it might be on Lockerz.com, though.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Amex Knocks Google for Misleading Comments About Its Role in Google Wallet  —  American Express has not formally agreed to participate in Google Wallet, which is why it was surprised yesterday when Google said it, along with Visa, Discover and MasterCard, were now forms of payment in Google's mobile payments application.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
PSA: Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners now have direct access to Google Wallet  —  Nobody puts Google Wallet in the corner for long, not even Big Red.  Though the carrier courted controversy late last year by withholding support for the burgeoning NFC-based platform amidst security concerns, it appears to have finally changed tack.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
3-week old Jelly Bean hits 0.8% Android device adoption, as Ice Cream Sandwich reaches 15.9%  —  It's been just over a month since Google officially announced Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and barely three weeks since the first rollout, but already the latest flavor of Android is installed …
Joanna Stern / ABCNEWS:
Facebook Stories: A Facebook Site With Collected Stories and Infographics  —  A lot of people — close to 950 million, in fact — are sharing their lives on Facebook.  As it turns out, Facebook thinks many of them have some interesting stories.  Some of them are so interesting that they could be part …
David McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
Kodak Wins Partial Victory Against Apple In Patent Fight  —  Eastman Kodak Co. (EKDKQ) won a partial victory against Apple Inc. over patents, defeating Apple's ownership claims to two of 10 patents that Kodak plans to sell as part of its bankruptcy restructuring.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: FiveStars Picks Up $14 Million to Challenge the Loyalty Punch Card  —  FiveStars, a loyalty program for local retailers, has raised $13.9 million in a first round of funding.  —  The Mountain View, Calif., company is trying to eliminate the need for loyalty punch cards in a very low-tech way …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
MindSnacks Nabs $6.5M From Sequoia To Bring Fun Educational Games To Your Mobile Device  —  MindSnacks, the DreamIt Ventures accelerator grad that has become known for its addictive educational games for iOS (that feature an ever-present slug), announced today that it has raised $6.5 million from Sequoia Capital.
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