Judge gives go-ahead to iOS location tracking suit, plus 4 other Apple stories to read today

With so many people writing about Apple(s AAPL), finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • A federal judge has dismissed some claims that Apple violated customers’ privacy rights by allowing mobile advertisers to track customer location through iOS app downloads. However, the judge is allowing customers to pursue a lawsuit against the iOS device maker that claims they “overpaid” for their devices “based on the company’s statements concerning privacy protection, and the consumption through the defendants’ actions of finite bandwidth and storage space,” Reuters reports.
  • Chinese search giant Baidu is potentially poised for a big payday. As part of the company’s deal to make Baidu a search option on mobile Safari browsers in China, Apple will share search revenue with Baidu, Bloomberg reports. The terms of the deal aren’t known.
  • In an op-ed for CNN, Apple writer John Brownlee explains one of the key things that sets Apple apart from its competitors.
  • Time Inc. finally gets with the times and makes a deal with Apple that will put its roster of magazines in iOS Newsstand, AllThingsD reports.
  • The Loop notes how bringing GameCenter to OS X Mountain Lion means Apple is getting serious about desktop gaming.