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Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Preliminary injunction granted by German court: Apple blocks Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the entire European Union except for the Netherlands  —  The leading German news agency, dpa, just reported that Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction against Samsung's Android-based Galaxy Tab 10.1 …
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Shane Richmond / Telegraph:
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked in Europe  —  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have to be removed from sale across Europe following a judgment in a German court.  —  The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  —  The tablet, which launched in Britain last week, must now be removed from shelves and Samsung must stop marketing it.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Nokia to Exit Symbian, Low-End Phone Businesses in North America  —  Nokia plans to stop selling both feature phones and Symbian-based smartphones in the United States and Canada as it tries to put all of its muscle behind the company's huge bet on Windows Phone.
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Darren Murph / Engadget:
Nokia: the N9 isn't coming to America  —  If you've been eagerly awaiting September 23rd so you can grab your very own Nokia N9 in America, the company's first (and last) MeeGo smartphone may not be shipping in your region after all.  We've been reaching out to Espoo in recent weeks in an attempt …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
RIM's BlackBerry blog hacked after it cooperates with police over London riots  —  RIM's Inside BlackBerry blog was hacked on Tuesday afternoon, after the company declared it would cooperate with UK Police to help bring individuals involved in the London riots to justice.
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters  —  A new Google Group called “London Riots Facial Recognition” has appeared online, in the wake of the riots that rocked the U.K. capital over the weekend.  The group's goal is to use facial recognition technologies …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Is Now the Most Valuable Company in the World [Updated]  —  Apple, Inc. was, for a moment, the most valuable public company in the world as measured by market capitalization.  Apple's market cap briefly passed ExxonMobil today, reaching $341.55 billion in valuation.  ExxonMobil was valued at $341.42 billion.
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:
Windows Phone ‘Tango’ to be Microsoft's lower price-point operating system?  —  Summary: Information about Microsoft's successor to Windows Phone OS Mango (codenamed Tango) is slowly starting to leak.  —  Until today, I've said nothing on my blog about Tango — the Windows Phone operating …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Messenger: a New Standalone Group Messaging Mobile App Built Off of Beluga  —  Facebook has just launched a new free standalone mobile group messaging app for iPhone and Android called Facebook Messenger.  It allows users to conduct one-on-one or group conversations, send photos, and privately share their location.
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Get Ready For A Photo App Explosion With iOS 5  —  At this point, it's already clear that the iPhone has become the camera many people use on a daily basis.  The iPhone 4 is now by far the most popular camera on Flickr (and that's true even though it's being undercounted — likely drastically).
Mark Milian / CNN:
Newspaper giant Tribune Co. developing tablet device  —  (CNN) — Hoping to take a small slice from Apple's big pie, newspaper publishers are developing tablet computers of their own.  —  The Tribune Co., one of the largest U.S. news enterprises, is working on a touchscreen tablet that it plans …
Eric Jackson / Tech and China:
Why Did Tim Armstrong Want the AOL Job Again?  —  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  AOL (AOL) is down 50% year-to-date.  Its stock is off 20% today alone after disappointing earnings.  —  Is this what Tim Armstrong envisioned when he took this top job?  —  What's the strategy been?
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Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
AOL's Q2: Global Advertising Revenue Finally Up Again, Net Loss Narrows
Ian Bogost:
Gamification is Bulls**t  —  My position statement at the Wharton Gamification Symposium  —  In his short treatise On Bulls**t, the moral philosopher Harry Frankfurt gives us a useful theory of bulls**t.  We normally think of bulls**t as a synonym—albeit a somewhat vulgar one—for lies or deceit.
Discussion: GigaOM
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Armed With $7M In New Funding, Movieclips Lands Deal With YouTube To Be The Vevo Of Film Clips  —  We're big fans of online movie clips site Movieclips.com, which launched in 2009 as a search engine with over 20,000 different clips from thousands of titles from the libraries of 20th Century Fox …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
DJ Patil Lands At Greylock Partners As “Data Scientist in Residence”  —  DJ Patil, the former LinkedIn Chief scientist who recently left Color Labs, now has a new job.  He's the “Data Scientist in Residence” at Greylock Partners, working alongside his old colleague, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman.
Discussion: Greylock VC, @dpatil and @quixotic
bitly blog:
bitly Acquires Twitterfeed  —  For years now, we've worked closely with our friends at Twitterfeed to enhance their social media publishing tools with branded short links and realtime data.  Today, we are excited to announce that we have acquired Twitterfeed, and to welcome both Twitterfeed and its users to the bitly family.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Cablevision brings cable TV to the iPhone  —  Cablevision subscribers can now watch cable TV on their iPhones or iPod touch devices, thanks to the cable TV provider extending the functionality of its iPad app to all of Apple's iOS devices.  The new app allows Cablevision customers …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
AOL iPad Mag “Editions” Missed The Memo About The AOL Way  —  The iPad magazine looks gorgeous and works about as well as Zite, Flipboard, et. al.  It even understands if you're not into AOL content.  And it's cool with that.  Why?  Its creators, David Temkin and Sol Lipman explain.
Discussion: everythingiCafe and digiday:DAILY
Jackie Dove / Macworld:
Quark sold to merger and acquisition company  —  Platinum Equity replaces the Ebrahimi family as QuarkXPress developers  —  Quark, developer of the desktop publishing software QuarkXPress, has been acquired by Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles merger and acquisition company, for an undisclosed sum.
Discussion: The Register, Pulse2 and Computerworld
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
First Google Ice Cream Sandwich devices may launch in October  —  We've received some information from a source with knowledge of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich plans, and it's looking like the first Ice Cream Sandwich devices could start hitting the ground in as early as October.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Crowdsourcing Platform ChallengePost Raises $4 Million  —  Start-ups that rely on the Internet as a source of free labor are nothing new.  But the idea keeps coming back, in different forms, because it seems to work.  —  Latest example: ChallengePost, a two-year-old start-up that helps companies …
Discussion: Betabeat and NYConvergence.com
Sal Rodriguez / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
AntiSec stole thousands of personal records, analysis shows  —  A massive data cache posted on the Internet by hacker group AntiSec over the weekend contained thousands of Social Security numbers, dates of birth, passwords and telephone numbers, among other personal information …
Kristen Purcell / Pew Internet:
Search and email still top the list of most popular online activities  — Home - > - Reports - > - Search and email still top the list of most popular online activities - > - Main Report  —  Main Report  —  Findings: Search and email remain the top online activities
Discussion: Gov 2.0
Barbara E. Hernandez / NBC Bay Area:
California: No Facebook for Inmates  —  Thousands of inmates in California's state prisons have access to contraband mobile phones and are updating their Facebook accounts, and now the state is asking the social network to close them down.  —  The California Department of Corrections …
 
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Boxee launches iPad app, new Box update, media server and bookmarklet today
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Hate Lines and Live in Mountain View? We've Got an App for You (TCTV)
Discussion: AllThingsD and ReadWriteWeb
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
NYT Labs: Can a newspaper think like a startup?
Christine Lu / Reuters:
Save a tree or two, use Taiwan erasable paper
Discussion: Geek.com, TechCrunch and SlashGear
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Why Did Microsoft Cut Dolby Out Of Windows 8?
Horace Dediu / asymco:
The fate of mobile phone brands
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Adrian Chen / Gawker:
The Nerve Center of the World's Biggest Cyber Attack
Agam Shah / PC World:
AMD Sitting out Smartphone Market
Discussion: eWeek, Inquirer, Neowin.net and SlashGear
Amruta Sabnis / Reuters:
Trade agency to eye Apple complaint against HTC