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July 10, 2013, 9:25 AM

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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.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Google is retiring its Latitude location-sharing service on August 9th  —  As part of its announcement of the new-look Maps app for Android today, Google slipped in some other news.  Latitude, the social location-sharing service that launched in February 2009, is to be retired on August 9th 2013.
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Revamped Google Maps for Android rolling out with new discovery, navigation tweaks  —  Google showed off its new maps UI for desktop and mobile back in May, and now the update is slowly rolling out for Android 4.0.3+ devices.  At its event Google said this new version is bringing …
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 …
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Apple, Amazon end ‘app store’ lawsuit  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have ended their lawsuit over who has the right to use the “app store” name, clearing the way for both companies to use it.  —  U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in Oakland, California …
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 …
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.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Google adds voice calling to Hangouts, promises ‘the future of Google Voice’ is here  —  Google's made good on a promise today, rolling out voice calling through its Hangouts messaging service.  Basically, it works just like video calling — you can call one person or many with a click …
Ehsan Akhgari / Mozilla Hacks:
Web Audio API comes to Firefox  —  We have been working on implementing the Web Audio API in Firefox for a while now, and we currently have basic support for the API implemented on Firefox Nightly and Firefox Aurora.  Web Audio provides a number of cool features that can be used in order …
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iran launches ‘national email service’  —  Citizens must register identity to receive official email, but new president Hassan Rouhani may take softer line on censorship  —  Iran has launched its own “national email service”, requiring all citizens to sign up to it to “safely” communicate with government officials.
Daniel Bader / MobileSyrup.com:
Amazon rumoured to launch three new Kindles this fall, including a Retina-busting 8.9-inch model  —  Now that Amazon has launched the Kindle Fire in Canada — though not in its full incarnation — customers can look forward to getting updates at the same time as their U.S. counterparts.
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