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July 22, 2013, 2:50 PM

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Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Tests Larger Screens for iPhones, iPads  —  Tests Suggest Apple Exploring More Ways to Draw Consumers  —  TAIPEI—Apple Inc. and its Asian suppliers are testing larger screens for iPhones and tablets, officials at the company's suppliers say.  —  In recent months …
Guardian:
Cameron cracks down on ‘corroding influence’ of online pornography  —  • Children to be protected by automatic filtering of adult material  —  • Possession of violent porn to be outlawed  —  • Illegal image searches to be blocked  —  Every household in Britain connected …
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Samsung to cut out Google middleman with own developers' conference  —  Samsung's own devcon will put the hardware manufacturer first.  —  Samsung plans to hold its first developers' conference this October in San Francisco, the company announced Monday morning.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Researcher claims he told Apple of Developer Center vulnerability but didn't maliciously steal data  —  Apple revealed Sunday that its Developer Center suffered a lengthy outage this week following a security breach that may have compromised data, but a security researcher has provided evidence …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
TechCrunch:
Yahoo Buys 40M Shares From Third Point ($1.2B In Value) As Loeb, Wilson And Wolf Resign From Board  —  Looks like Yahoo is trying to take control of its own destiny once again.  The company today announced that it would repurchase 40 million shares owned by Third Point LLC at a price of $29.11 per share …
Michael Gorman / Engadget:
Leap Motion controller review  —  When the Leap Motion controller was revealed to the world, it brought with it the promise of a new and unique computer user experience.  And, ever since we first got to see what the Leap Motion controller could do — grant folks the ability to interact …
Ran Makavy / Facebook Newsroom:
Feature Phone Milestone: Facebook for Every Phone Reaches 100 Million  —  We are excited to announce that there are now more than 100 million people using Facebook For Every Phone each month.  —  This is an important milestone for us.  Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected …
David Meyer / GigaOM:
Game on!  Canonical wants to crowdfund $32M in a month to make Ubuntu Edge  —  The Ubuntu firm must now find 40,000 people who are willing to pony up at least $600 up-front for a handset running an as-yet-unproven mobile operating system.  Then again, the specs are outrageous...
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
HopStop for Windows Phone Scrapped Following Apple Deal  —  HopStop, the transit-navigation app that Apple recently acquired for an undisclosed sum, appears to have had its platform availability narrowed a bit since the deal closed.  —  Though it was available for Windows Phone as recently as last week …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Google Now Serves 25 Percent of North American Internet Traffic  —  Everyone knows Google is big.  But the truth is that it's huge.  On an average day, Google accounts for about 25 percent of all consumer internet traffic running through North American ISPs.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google Takes 6.3% Stake In Google Glass Tech Supplier Himax Display As It Preps To Ramp Up Production  —  Shares of semiconductor maker Himax Technologies are jumping in pre-market trading with the news that Google has taken a 6.3% stake in Himax Display (HDI).
David Carr / New York Times:
TV Foresees Its Future.  Netflix Is There.  —  Apple and Google were back making waves in the television world last week, with reports suggesting they were renewing efforts to use technology to transform the box in your living room.  —  But Netflix already has.  —  Netflix knows a little about transformation.
Joel Spolsky / Joel on Software:
Victory Lap for Ask Patents  —  There are a lot of people complaining about lousy software patents these days.  I say, stop complaining, and start killing them.  It took me about fifteen minutes to stop a crappy Microsoft patent from being approved.  Got fifteen minutes?  You can do it too.
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