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Today's e-Reads: Major Retailers to Launch Mobile Payments Network

August 15, 2012

A group of retailers including Target, Wal-Mart and 7-Eleven are set to launch a new Mobile payments network in a challenge to Google and others that have launched similar efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A federal judge has ruled that Google can appeal the class-action status of a group of authors suing the Internet firm over its e-books project, Bloomberg reports.

Video content provider Hulu is testing whether a 1988 law aimed at protecting the privacy of video rentals can be applied to Internet streaming services, according to The New York Times.

A CNET columnist questions why Apple hasn't sued Google over patent infringement instead of taking on users of its Android operating system like Samsung. Meanwhile, Samsung went on the offensive against Apple in the latest testimony in their patent battle, the Mercury News reports.

Netflix says it will start offering its online video service in four Scandinavian countries by the end of the year, All Things D reports.

Foxconn, which builds electronics for Apple and other U.S. tech firms, plans to open its first Southeast Asian plan in Indonesia, Reuters reports.

Pinterest is going mobile, rolling out new mobile apps for Android and the iPad, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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