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July 23, 2013, 11:50 AM

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Jeremiah Rice / Android Police:
Exclusive: Moto X Camera's New Minimalist User Interface And Swipe Gestures  —  Are you sick of hearing about the Moto X yet?  Too bad: it's just over a week until Motorola's official debut, and the Good Ship Google is as leaky as ever.  The latest tidbits of information from an anonymous tipster …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Flipboard Brings Its Mobile Magazines To The Web  —  Flipboard started on mobile devices, but the magazine app is moving to the web today with the launch of a new site.  Its 75 million registered users will be getting access to its superior formatting and curation features for articles, photos and video on their desktops and laptops.
Macworld:
Apple: One billion iTunes podcast subscriptions and counting  —  Apple on Monday announced that the iTunes Store eclipsed 1 billion podcast subscriptions.  That's a whole lot of talking.  A special promotion appeared in the iTunes Podcasts directory to commemorate the big number.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Spreadsheet of the day: Final estimates for Apple's Q3 2013  —  The forecasts of 58 Apple analysts — 38 Wall Street professionals and 20 independents  —  FORTUNE — The results of Fortune's quarterly survey of Apple (AAPL) analysts are in.  The professionals are, as usual …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Analyst's predictions for 2013: New iPhones to be in short supply, Haswell iMacs/MacBook Pros arriving, no new iPad mini  —  Analyst Ming-Chi-Kuo, who has a fairly strong track record in predicting future Apple products (timing not withstanding), has issued a new report with claims for some of Apple's new products for the rest of 2013.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nokia Lumia 625 official: Entry-level LTE Windows Phone with a 4.7-inch display (video)  —  The rumors were (unsurprisingly) true.  Nokia's revealed its biggest phone to date, with a screen measuring in at 4.7 inches.  It's the Lumia 625 and the series has certainly grown a fair bit since the Lumia 620 launched earlier this year.
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
MaskMe: an online disguise for your email and credit card  —  Why give away your private data?  —  Every time you sign up for a web service or buy something online, you're entrusting some company with your information — whether your email address, an account login, or your credit card number.
AnandTech:
Samsung Updates Exynos 5 Octa (5420), Switches Back to ARM GPU  —  In the first part of our series on ARM, we mentioned that with every major microprocess design ARM tries to choose 3 licensees to get early access to technology.  It's very clear that Samsung was among the early three to get ahold of Cortex A15 IP.
Alex Williams / TechCrunch:
DataStax Readies For IPO, Raises $45M For Modern Database Platform Suited To New Data Intensive World  —  DataStax has raised $45 million for its scalable, high-performance database platform.  The Series D round was led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from Draper Fisher Jurvetson …
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon Offers Compromise on Spectrum Sought by Wireless Carriers  —  Decision Is a Win for Mobile-Telecom Companies  —  The Defense Department has offered to compromise with wireless carriers in a fight over valuable spectrum now used for purposes like training pilots in the Pentagon's drone program.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Updates Cloud Storage With Faster Uploads, Auto-Delete And Regional Buckets  —  Google today announced three new features for its Cloud Storage service that brings it closer to feature parity with Amazon's Web Services (AWS).  Just like AWS's S3, Google's Cloud Storage …
Elizabeth Armstrong Moore / CNET:
Surplus computing power on your Android?  Donate it to science  —  Users of Android 2.3 or higher can become citizen scientists by downloading software and choosing the projects they want to power, such as fighting AIDS and finding new stars.  —  Mom said to reach for the stars, right?  Now you can.
Dion Nissenbaum / Wall Street Journal:
Venture Funds Invest in Electronic Spying Startups  —  Snowden Revelations Spotlight Growth of Private Companies Working in Cyberwarfare  —  WASHINGTON—The string of revelations about America's surveillance apparatus by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has cast …
Rob Williams / HotHardware:
MIT Researchers Develop Computer-Generated TCP for Network Connections That are Twice as Fast  —  Thanks to the efforts of some MIT researchers, our use of the Transmission Control Protocol could soon experience a nice upgrade.  Since its introduction decades ago, TCP has become an integral part …
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Google Settles Vanity-Searcher's Class-Action Lawsuit For $8.5 Million  —  Google has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging that it leaked the names of search users via referrer headers, according to court papers filed on Friday in San Jose, Calif.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
“Arrested Development” Helps Netflix Add More Than 600,000 Subscribers  —  Netflix added 630,000 subscribers in the U.S. during the second quarter, the company announced today.  That's in the range of the guidance the company provided three months ago, but it may disappoint investors …
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