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July 30, 2012, 11:45 AM

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Nate Ralph / The Verge:
Apple refutes claim it cribbed notes from Sony, reveals prototype ‘Purple’ (update: Jony phone out of trial)  —  When we last checked in on the Apple vs Samsung trial, filings revealed Samsung's aggressive plans to beat Apple, but also suggested a glimpse at Apple's Sony-inspired design process.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Samsung Thwarted in Bid To Show Apple has “Sony Style”  —  It looks like the jury hearing the case of Apple vs. Samsung won't get to hear the degree to which Apple's iPhone was influenced by Sony.  —  The federal judge overseeing the case ruled late Sunday Samsung's opening argument can't talk …
The Verge:
Apple vs. Samsung: the complete guide to a billion-dollar trial  —  Calculating damages in a patent case can be just as complicated as the technical arguments involved.  Happily, there's no real need to break down the nuances and alternate theories presented by Apple — we just need to generally understand the numbers.
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21  —  iMore has heard that Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Samsung planning dual-core ‘Odyssey’ and ‘Marco’ Windows Phone 8 devices  —  Samsung has revealed at least two potential Windows Phone 8 devices in court documents this week.  Submitted as part of the Apple vs Samsung trial, the documents show that Samsung is planning “Odyssey” and “Marco” Windows Phone 8 handsets.
Brooke Crothers / CNET:
Surface to arrive with Windows 8 on 10/26, says Microsoft  —  Microsoft's Surface tablet will land on the same date as Windows 8.  A lot is riding on Windows 8 and Surface, as Microsoft makes clear in its annual report.  —  Follow @mbrookec  —  Microsoft Surface: shown …
James Covert / New York Post:
MTA gave Apple unfair edge for Grand Central shop, state audit says  —  Note to all lease applicants: An Apple Store is strongly preferred.  —  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave the iPad maker an unfair edge last year as Apple ruthlessly bid for its prime retail perch overlooking …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft's radical new business plan is hidden in plain sight  —  Summary: Microsoft is reimagining its entire business model, and they've laid out the details for anyone to inspect.  You just have to read between the boilerplate sections in the company's most recent 10-K.  —  Follow @edbott
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
New Windows 8-ready mice and keyboards from Microsoft Hardware  —  Today Microsoft Hardware is announcing new mice and keyboards that are designed to take advantage of Windows 8.  These new mice and keyboards will help people interact with their Windows 8 PCs and devices.  They will be perfect companions to Windows 8.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Downloads of Apple's OS X Mountain Lion hit 3 million in 4 days  —  Apple has just announced that dowloads of its Mountain Lion operating system have hit three million in four days, making it the most successful OS X release in Apple's history. … This is a developing story, more to follow

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