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Today's e-Reads: Rivals Try To Upstage Apple; Wal-Mart Eyes Mobile

Rival tech companies are trying to grab the spotlight before Apple rolls out its new iPhone on Sept. 12, according to The New York Times.

Wal-Mart, which spends $12 million per second paying its cashiers, is experimenting with using mobile phones to scan items they want to buy, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The Associated Press, meanwhile, found that systems to actually use mobile phones as mobile wallets remain sketchy.

Cambodian officials have arrested the co-founder of Pirate Bay, one of the world's biggest free file-sharing websites, over copyright issues, the Associated Press reports.

Facebook is going after fake "likes" on users' pages, according to All Things D.

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