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July 19, 2013, 4:35 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 …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Moto X to be revealed on August 1st in New York City  —  Motorola is set to reveal its highly-anticipated new Android smartphone, the Moto X, on August 1st in New York City.  —  Developing...
More: AllThingsDTweets: @reckless
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Motorola Will Announce Its New Smartphone, The Moto X, On August 1  —  Motorola sent out invitations today for a press event on August 1 where it will announce its new flagship smartphone, the Moto X.  —  Motorola hasn't been shy about teasing the Moto X over the last few months.
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 …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
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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 …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Apple's Dev Center has been down for over 24 hours, keeping developers from downloading SDKs and iOS 7 beta  —  At 12:51 PM EST yesterday, we noticed that Apple's Dev Center website had stopped working and was serving a “We'll be back soon” error. 24 hours later, and nothing has changed.
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.
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.
Ian Sherr / Wall Street Journal:
Apple, Samsung in Renewed Settlement Talks, but Deal Elusive  —  Apple and Samsung have held a series of private negotiations about their numerous patent disputes since a court victory by Apple in one case last summer, according to legal documents and people familiar with the situation.
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Would you pay again for iOS 7 versions of your favorite apps?  —  iOS 7 is coming, and with it an all-new design language.  Apps will have to update to reflect that change, or risk looking old and outdated, and lose their place to newer, hotter updates and upstarts.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft shares down more than 11% on earnings report  —  Investors sent Microsoft's share price down more than 11 percent, to about $31.40, in trading this morning following the company's rocky earnings report yesterday, which included a $900 million charge on weak sales of the company's Surface RT tablet.
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