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1:45 AM ET, August 10, 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 …
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MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
Facebook Just Out-iMessaged iMessage — And SMS Is More Screwed Than Ever  —  Facebook did a strange thing today: they released a mobile application separate from their main app.  They've never done this before.  But it's genius.  And it's yet another long-term thorn in the side of SMS.
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook Messenger: a New Standalone Group Messaging Mobile App Built Off Beluga
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 …
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 …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Police use Flickr to identify London riot suspects  —  London has been the scene of utter chaos over the past few days, and last night it hit a new peak when it seemed many parts of the UK capital were under siege, from north to south.  —  Whilst many criticisms have been flung at the lack …
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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.
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.”
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 …
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM:
The tech IPO delays have begun  —  The recent volatility in the stock market has obviously had strong effects on many publicly traded tech companies.  It follows, then, that private companies are not as eager to start trading publicly as they were before the larger financial market went into a tailspin.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
Christina Bonnington / Gadget Lab:
Toshiba Introduces First Glasses-Free 3-D Notebook  —  The Toshiba Qosmio F755 will deliver 2-D or glasses-free 3-D content on a 15.6-inch display  —  One of the biggest obstacles to 3-D adoption in the home is the requirement for uncomfortable, eye-straining glasses.
Discussion: LaptopMemo and TechCrunch
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.
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 …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Developers Frustrated By Android Market Payment Issues  —  We've heard our share of app store woes in recent weeks, but here's one that's unfortunately still in progress.  A number of Android app developers have been claiming on the Android Market support forum that the amount of money they're …
 
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Law Firm Says 1,000 Customer Arbitration Cases Filed Seeking to Stop AT&T-T-Mobile Deal
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Nuance CTO: Speech tech will be mobile tech
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