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July 19, 2013, 5:30 PM

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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Acquires Local Data Outfit Locationary  —  Last September Grant Ritchie, CEO of crowdsourced location data company Locationary, penned an article for TechCrunch describing five challenges Apple faces as it builds out its new mapping service.  Ten months later he's become part of the effort to overcome them.
Terrence O'Brien / Engadget:
New Nexus 7 leak points to Android 4.3, dual cameras and wireless charging (update: on sale July 31st)  —  A few days back, a lovely tipster sent us in some shots that strongly suggest a shiny new Nexus 7 will be hitting shelves next week for $269.  Granted, that's for the 32GB model …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Google's Chrome app launcher now available for all Windows users  —  Though there's no official word from Google yet, it looks like the Chrome launcher has come out of developer preview mode and into full release, at least for Windows.  On our own PCs, the installation placed the launcher app …
Christopher Joye / Financial Review:
Huawei spies for China, says ex-CIA head  —  The former head of the US Central ­Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, Michael Hayden, believes Chinese telecommunications manufacturer Huawei Technologies is a significant security threat to Australia and the US …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Google Cut 5,383 Jobs At Motorola Last Quarter  —  Google cut 5,383 jobs at Motorola Mobility last quarter, according to its earnings report released last night.  —  AndroidBeat was the first site we saw to spot this nugget from the release:  —  On a worldwide basis …
More: TechCrunch, Macgasm and ForbesThanks:@stevekovach
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
New Jersey Supreme Court Restricts Police Searches of Phone Data  —  Staking out new ground in the noisy debate about technology and privacy in law enforcement, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that the police will now have to get a search warrant before obtaining tracking information from cellphone providers.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Gmail's compose window now has a full-screen option, and a switch to set it as the default  —  Google today announced a big change to Gmail's compose window: a full-screen option and a switch to set it as the default.  The new feature is rolling out worldwide “over the next couple of days.”
Will Connors / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung Nears Deals With 2 U.S. Agencies  —  Push Into Government Sector Is Gaining Traction  —  Samsung Electronics Co. is close to signing deals for its devices with two U.S. government agencies, according to people familiar with the matter, signs that the South Korean company's push …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Adobe Launches PhoneGap 3.0 With New Plug-In Architecture, APIs And Better Tools  —  Adobe today launched version 3.0 of its PhoneGap open source mobile app development platform.  PhoneGap has long been one of the most popular tools for developers who want to write cross-platform mobile apps in HTML5, CSS and JavaScript.

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