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July 10, 2013, 12:40 PM

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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Judge says Apple conspired to raise prices on e-books  —  (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, and said a trial for damages will follow.  —  The decision by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Court rules Apple fixed ebook prices, led an illegal conspiracy  —  A federal court sided with the Justice Department in a closely-watched case involving Apple and publishers.  —  A federal court in New York has come hard on Apple in a closely watched case over ebook pricing.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Apple Found Guilty Of Fixing Ebook Prices, Says It's “Done Nothing Wrong” And Will Appeal  —  While publishers have agreed to a settlement in the ebook price-fixing case involving Apple and all the major book publishers, the federal judge has ruled that Apple is guilty of fixing ebook prices with its iBookstore, according to Reuters.
Google LatLong:
A new Google Maps app for smartphone and tablets  —  Today we're introducing a new Google Maps app for Android smartphones and tablets, also coming soon to iPhone and iPad.  It's a new mapping experience that makes exploring the world and getting to the places that matter to you a lot faster and easier.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Brian Womack / Bloomberg:
Google Chromebook Under $300 Defies PC Market With Growth  —  Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Chromebook was dismissed as a bare-bones laptop with limited appeal when it debuted two years ago.  Now it's defying skeptics and gaining share as the rest of the personal-computer market shrinks.
Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
A clear look at LG's upcoming Optimus G2 (update 2: video)  —  There's still one month to go before LG officially unveils its Optimus G successor, but thanks to an anonymous tipster, we have a pretty clear idea of what it'll look like.  Similar to the G2 leaks we've seen in the past …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
BlackBerry's 2013 Smartphone Roadmap: BlackBerry A10 (Aristo) and BlackBerry 9720  —  It's been a while since we heard about exactly what BlackBerry has in store for the rest of 2013.  Thanks to multiple trusted sources, however, we not only know but we also have some exclusive photos.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Apple asks agency to halt iPhone and iPad ban set for August  —  A patent ruling that forbids Apple from importing older versions of the iPhone and iPad will soon take effect - Apple asked the ITC to take the unusual step of issuing a stay.  —  Less than four weeks before an import ban …
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM:
Movidius gets $16M for a chip that gives your device always-on vision  —  What if your cell phone camera was always on?  If something like constantly capturing images didn't suck both battery and processing power on a mobile device?  Augmented reality might become predictively responsive rather …
TechCrunch:
SEC Lifts Ban On General Solicitation, Allowing Startups To Advertise That They're Fundraising  —  The SEC has just voted 4 to 1 in favor of implementing section 201(a) of JOBS Act, which lifts the ban on general solicitation and permits startups, venture capitalists, and hedge funds …
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
The next iPhone's cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?  —  As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple's latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing.  Based on the latest chatter …
Lauren Hockenson / GigaOM:
The Pirate Bay founder is raising money for spy-proof messaging app  —  Private messages really aren't so private, and Peter Sunde, co-founder and former spokesperson for BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay, isn't happy about it.  So Sunde has worked with a small group of developers to raise money for a fully private messaging app.

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