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11:00 PM ET, August 9, 2011

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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.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple and Samsung respond to the European Galaxy Tab injunction  —  Apple has been granted a preliminary injunction by a German court barring distribution of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in almost the entire European Union, with only the Netherlands exempted, reports Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents.
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 …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Facebook's Messenger app hides a dirty little secret: Video conferencing  —  Facebook isn't fantastic at hiding secret stuff in their Apps.  Just last month, its iPad ambitions were outed by some folks rummaging around in the App.  Today, Facebook released their Messenger app and seconds later …
Discussion: TechCrunch, MacNN and The Next Web
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Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Messenger: a New Standalone Group Messaging Mobile App Built Off Beluga
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.
Fred / A VC:
There Will Be No Files In The Cloud  —  I've spent a bunch of time talking to entrepreneurs who are building companies in and around the cloud storage space.  It's not a space I like very much because I don't think we'll be using files in the cloud.  Now Dropbox is a brilliant company …
Discussion: Tools, Gizmodo and bijan sabet
Jack Purcher / Patently Apple:
Apple Wins Patents for Integrated Touch Screen, Voicemail & More  —  The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 20 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today.  There were three notable inventions presented today.  The first relates to Apple's “Integrated Touch Screen.”
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET News, TUAW and 9to5Mac, Thanks:srikardhanakoti
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 …
Kristen Purcell / Pew Internet:
Search and email still top the list of most popular online activities  —  A May 2011 Pew Internet survey finds that 92% of online adults use search engines to find information on the Web, including 59% who do so on a typical day.  This places search at the top of the list of most popular online activities among U.S. adults.
Ellis Hamburger / The Business Insider:
Hacker Group Anonymous Vows To Destroy Facebook On November 5  —  Hacktivist group Anonymous, which has been responsible for cyber-attacks on the Pentagon, News Corp, and others, has vowed to destroy Facebook on November 5th (which should ring a bell).  —  Citing privacy concerns …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Lawsuit claims Apple and publishers colluded on eBook pricing in fear of Amazon.com  —  A Seattle law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Apple and five book publishers of engaging in price fixing around sales of electronic books.  The suit, filed today in U.S. District Court …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Demand Media Beats Wall Street Expectations for Q2, Acquires Two Start-Ups and Re-ups with Google  —  Demand Media, the Santa Monica, Calif., online content company, said its revenue increased 32 percent in the second quarter, as it reduced its net loss significantly.
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Apple Briefly the Most Valuable Company in the World [Updated]  —  Apple, Inc. was, several times today, the most valuable public company in the world as measured by market capitalization.  Apple's market cap briefly passed ExxonMobil today, just after 1PM, reaching $341.55 billion in valuation.
Mike Cane / Mike Cane's xBlog:
Now You Can Upload Photos Into Twitter  —  I got this popup notice yesterday:  —  Click = big  —  I didn't think it was new, so didn't post about it.  —  But others are getting it now and are saying it's new, so this post.  —  I also tried it yesterday:  —  @mikecane  —  Mike Cane
Matt Rosoff / The Business Insider:
Motorola: We'd Work With Microsoft If We Could Get That Nokia Deal  —  Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha now says he'd be interested in shipping Windows Phones if Motorola could get the same kind of deal that Nokia got from Microsoft.  —  In other words — a big up-front payment of at least $2 billion …
Discussion: FierceWireless, BGR and PC World
Nicholas Jackson / The Atlantic Online:
Walmart, Unable to Keep Up With iTunes, Shutters MP3 Store  —  Launched as a direct competitor to iTunes, Walmart's digital download destination undercut Apple's prices, but still couldn't compete  —  Apple has taken down another competitor.  And this time it's not some tiny start …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Wolfram Alpha sues Lodsys to defend its iPad app  —  Wolfram Alpha and Wolfram Research jointly filed a declaratory judgment action against Lodsys.  It's the eighth one so far.  I had mentioned the first six “DJ” actions on this blog.  The seventh one was recently brought by RightNow Technologies (complaint available on Scribd).
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
New Stats: Book Publishing Is Growing; E-Book Revs and Sales Up Over 1000%  —  One positive story in a week of terrible economic news: BookStats, a new annual statistical survey of raw sales revenue and unit data provided by nearly 2,000 publishers that is being released today …
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 …
Jim Giles / New Scientist:
Senator: ISPs hijacking searches is a violation of trust  —  A group of US technology companies may face federal and congressional action after they were revealed to have been hijacking and redirecting search queries destined for Google, Bing and Yahoo.  —  The group, which includes …
Discussion: ZDNet and ClickZ
Audrey Watters / Hack Education:
Google to Shut Down Educational Programming Tool Android App Inventor  —  Last month, Google announced that it would be shuttering Google Labs, a site for many Google prototypes and experimental projects.  Google indicated that some of the projects there would graduate to “full-fledged” products, but some would be terminated.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and 9to5Google
Mark Suster / TechCrunch:
Stock Market Drops.  VCs Hold Partner Meetings.  What Happens Next?  —  This is a guest post by Mark Suster, a 2x entrepreneur turned VC with GRP Partners where he focuses on early-stage technology companies.  Read more about Suster on his startup blog and on Twitter at @msuster.
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 …
 
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Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Developers Frustrated By Android Market Payment Issues
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Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Nuance CTO: Speech tech will be mobile tech
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Jasmin Melvin / Reuters:
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Baidu Bows Out of China Microblogging Race
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Quark sold to merger and acquisition company
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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Discussion: VentureBeat
Ian Bogost:
Gamification is Bulls**t  —  My position statement at the Wharton Gamification Symposium
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