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SLIDESHOW: Apple's 12-Inch iPad, Google's New Nexus 7 and More From the Fourth Week of July

As July comes to a close, investors may notice that it appears to be ending in a very familiar way: with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) reigning supreme.

Both tech giants made a ton of headlines this week, particularly in the area of new products. Apple has yet to unveil anything new, but rumors continued to state that new iPads and iPhones are just around the corner.

Google unveiled two new products this week -- Chromecast and the second-generation Nexus 7. The former is already a huge success.

Louis Bedigian is the Senior Tech Analyst and Features Writer of Benzinga. You can reach him at 248-636-1322 or louis(at)benzingapro(dot)com. Follow him @LouisBedigianBZ

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    Google Unveiled the New Nexus 7

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    It also carries a $229 MSRP -- $30 more than the original Nexus 7.

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    Apple Set a New iPhone Sales Record…

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