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»  India’s Reliance Media World may tie up with CBS (NYSE: CBS) for English and Hindi pay channels. [FT; India Real Time] »  The Pakistan government lifted its Facebook ban Monday after the world’s largest social network removed a page encouraging users to post pictures of the Prophet Muhammad. [Yahoo News/AP] »  The latest reports have Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) planning a thinner Kindle with a sharper display and more responsive screen for late summer/holidays. [Bloomberg] »  Never mind those rumors of Bing supplanting Google (NSDQ: GOOG) for iPhone search … not so, says Kara. The plan is more along the lines of making the Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) search engine more prominent but even that might not happen. [BoomTown] »  Speaking of Microsoft, lightning might strike before this would happen but Farhad Manjoo argues that replacing Steve Ballmer with Bill Gates is what the Redmond company needs now. FastCompany
»  One more Google-Microsoft tidbit: the search company, now developing its own Chrome OS, reportedly is phasing out Windows for security reasons, blaming the platform for some of its problems in China. [FT] »  Trading personal data online for services isn’t new but it takes on new resonance given the current private-public debate. Some startups are banking that bargains will win out. [NYT]

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