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July 24, 2013, 11:05 AM

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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
New Nexus 7 up for pre-order at Best Buy with Android 4.3 and $229.99 starting price  —  As if that Best Buy Nexus 7 flyer wasn't enough, the big retailer is stepping up its efforts to preempt Google's tablet announcement by posting its pre-order pages for the device ahead of the official launch.
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
New Nexus 7 (Codename Razor) Fully Detailed And Benchmarked - 2GB Of RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro, And 1920x1200 Screen  —  Google is set to (probably) announce the new and improved Nexus 7 tomorrow, but we've been taking a look at the device ahead of time.  Some of the specs from previous rumors were dead on, and some not so much.
Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results  —  Sales of 31 Million iPhones Set New June Quarter Record  —  Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 third quarter ended June 29, 2013.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.3 billion and quarterly net profit of $6.9 billion, or $7.47 per diluted share.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Jeff Elder / The Technology Chronicles:
Twitter fakes real users' tweets to promote ad platform  —  What if one of the most powerful media companies in the world made words come out of its customers' mouths to promote its new ad platform?  —  Twitter posted on its blog today about a new, wider release of an integration the company is doing with TV commercials.
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
The White House Blasts The ‘Amash Amendment’ That Would Hamper The NSA's Surveillance Powers  —  In a terse statement late Tuesday evening, the White House blasted the so-called “Amash Amendment” that would limit the National Security Agency's ability to collect data on personal phone communications …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Google Adds Grooveshark to its Piracy Search Filter  —  There are certain words Google doesn't want its users to see without explicitly searching for them.  —  Type in the first letters of any private body part, cuss word, or a non traditional sexual orientation and you'll notice that Google holds …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Nvidia Brings Kepler To Mobile, Offers Same Graphics Power As iPad 4 With One-Third The Battery Drain  —  At the SIGGRAPH conference going on this week, Nvidia has made a potentially huge announcement regarding the future of mobile gaming: the company is bringing its Kepler graphics architecture …
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Granted 49 Patents Covering Lightning, Mac mini, Cameras plus an Interesting Euro Patent with an iPhone Camera Shift  —  It's a huge day for Apple in respect to newly granted patents.  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 49 granted patents for Apple this morning.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Groupon Updates Its Breadcrumb Payments App With Deal Redemptions, Offline Mode And More Customization Beyond Restaurants  —  In May of this year, to raise its game against the likes of Square and PayPal, Groupon relaunched its Breadcrumb point-of-sale app — originally conceived as a payments app …

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