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August 2, 2012, 9:00 AM

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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Schadenfreude, Anyone?  In Wake of Facebook Bullying Claims, Google+ Chief Vic Gundotra Woos Developers  —  When our enemies stumble publicly, some take the high road and steer clear of mentioning our adversary's folly.  But for others, some things are just too good to pass up.
Dalton Caldwell:
Dear Mark Zuckerberg … On June 13, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., I attended a meeting at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, California.  In addition to myself, the meeting was attended by executives at Facebook with the following titles: “VP, Engineering & Products”, “VP, Partnerships”,"VP …
Brandon LeBlanc / The Windows Blog:
Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone  —  Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)!  This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners.
Steven Sinofsky / MSDN Blogs:
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
Bill would force patent trolls to pay defendants' legal bills  —  A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives attempts to deter frivolous patent litigation by forcing unsuccessful patent plaintiffs to cover defendants' legal costs.  Introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
With Three Key Exits, Facebook's Top Talent Departures Continue  —  The question on everyone's minds after Facebook's May IPO — How long till the brain drain starts?  —  Apparently, not that long.  Ethan Beard, director of platform partnerships at Facebook, announced on Wednesday via Facebook that he will soon leave the company.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Cisco expands its board of directors with Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and Kristina Johnson  —  Networking equipment giant Cisco this morning announced that Marc Benioff, co-founder and chief executive officer of enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce.com, has joined its board of directors.
More: AllThingsD
Emil Protalinski / CNET:
Facebook: 8.7 percent are fake users  —  Facebook estimates that 4.8 percent are duplicate accounts, 2.4 percent are user-misclassified accounts, and 1.5 percent are undesirable accounts.  —  Follow @emilprotalinski  —  Does she have a Facebook account?  —  Last week, during …
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
Kevin Rose Responds To Reddit AMA: Biggest Digg Regrets, Thoughts On New Digg, More [Video]  —  Last night, I wrote about Kevin Rose not responding to questions on his AMA on Reddit.  Rose was at a birthday party last night but has returned to Reddit today and has posted YouTube responses to five Redditers' questions.
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Jesse Hicks / The Verge:
High and low: what RIM's failure is doing to the people of Waterloo  —  That entrepreneurial spirit doesn't always come naturally to Canadians, says Iain Klugman, maybe half-jokingly.  “The American dream is to make it big, to build a big company, to become a rock star,” he says.
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
Professor Billionaire: The Stanford Academic Who Wrote Google Its First Check  —  David Cheriton wrote a $100,000 check to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998.  Today that check is now worth more than $1 billion in Google shares.  (Martin Klimek / Getty Images)
Thanks:@gerryshih
Wall Street Journal:
Businesses Leap on Fiber Bandwidth Wagon  —  Google's Plan for a High-Speed Data Network in Kansas City Area Starts Gears Turning Among Region's Entrepreneurs  —  As Google Inc. starts to roll out its elaborate Fiber project in Kansas City, the area's entrepreneurs are plotting how to capitalize …
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
BlackBerry: other manufacturers could license our new BB10 platform  —  Thorsten Heins, chief executive of Research in Motion, has told the Telegraph that manufacturers such as Sony or Samsung could licence the new BlackBerry operating system.  —  New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins introduced BlackBerry 10 in Florida
Alex Wilhelm / The Next Web:
Nokia Maps update brings route planning, Groupon Now! integration  —  Today Nokia released a new version of its Maps application for Windows Phone.  In it is support for route planning, at last, and also integration with the Groupon Now! product.  —  Route planning, the ability to determine …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Facebook Stock Crash Hoses California's Tax Revenue  —  Well, the hits from the Facebook stock implosion keep coming.  —  Now, it's the State of California, which apparently overestimated how much tax revenue it was going to collect from Facebook employees after the IPO.
More: PolitiCal and Capitol AlertTweets: @jonerlichman
Euan Rocha / Reuters:
RIM says has not compromised BlackBerry security in India  —  (Reuters) - Research in Motion refuted on Wednesday a new round of Indian media reports, which claim that the BlackBerry maker has granted the Indian government the encryption keys to its secure corporate email and messaging services.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Apple to file sanctions over Samsung's evidence ‘leak’  —  In a letter to Judge Lucy Koh on Wednesday, Apple said it plans to file an emergency motion for sanctions and “other relief that may be appropriate” as a result of Samsung's issuance of excluded evidence to media outlets earlier this week.
Jeff Blagdon / The Verge:
Ballooning losses at Sharp lead to 5,000 job cuts  —  The planned turnaround at Sharp following last year's record $4.7 billion loss is taking a nosedive.  The company is announcing a first quarter operating loss of ¥138.4 billion (about $1.76 billion) — nearly triple 2011's first quarter loss …

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