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August 3, 2012, 12:55 PM

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Hyunjoo Jin / Reuters:
Samsung to unveil new Galaxy Note in late August  —  (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics is set to take the wraps off a sequel to its popular Galaxy Note smartphone at an event on August 29, about two weeks before the possible debut of Apple's new iPhone.  —  The two arch rivals are bracing …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Microsoft's Metro branding to be replaced ‘this week’ according to internal memo  —  Microsoft is killing off the use of its Metro design name to describe a tiled interface in Windows Phone and Windows 8.  We brought you news of the change earlier today, but a tipster has provided …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple Loses Bid to Keep Customer Survey Secret  —  The judge overseeing Apple's patent lawsuit against Samsung said Apple can't keep secret a marketing survey it took of its customers.  —  Apple argued that the survey's release would aid competitors as the data is not available elsewhere.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Revolving Door: Yahoo Departures Begin, Even as Mayer's Team Still TBD  —  After former interim CEO Ross Levinsohn departed Yahoo earlier this week, I noted that it was only a matter of time before more execs headed out the door with the changeover to new leader and former Googler Marissa Mayer.
Brian X. Chen / NYT Bits:
Prepaid Cellphones Are Cheaper.  Why Aren't They Popular?  —  Prepaid phone plans, where you pay the full price for a cellphone and then pay lower monthly rates without a contract, seem to offer what most budget-conscious people want.  So why haven't they really caught on?
Rachel Dodes / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter Goes to the Movies  —  Hollywood is digging deep into new ways of using social media; the selling of ‘Ted’  —  The teddy bear's first tweet, from an account called @WhatTedSaid set up by the Universal Pictures marketing department, was “Hello, Twitter.  Kindly go f— yourself.”
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Bye bye Tweetdeck - Tweetbot for Mac's new alpha has multiple, docking timelines, a menu bar icon and more  —  Tweetbot for Mac Alpha has been updated to version 0.6.3 with some fantastic new features, including the ability to pop out separate timeline windows and dock them together …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Court: Embedding videos is not a crime  —  Embedding an infringing video doesn't violate copyright laws, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.  The court sided with the video bookmarking site myVidster, which had been sued by the gay porn production company Flava Works in 2010.
ProPublica:
Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?  —  Gen. Keith Alexander is the director of the National Security Agency and oversees U.S. Cyber Command, which means he leads the government's effort to protect America from cyberattacks.  Due to the secretive nature of his job …
David McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
Kodak Wins Partial Victory Against Apple In Patent Fight  —  Eastman Kodak Co. (EKDKQ) won a partial victory against Apple Inc. over patents, defeating Apple's ownership claims to two of 10 patents that Kodak plans to sell as part of its bankruptcy restructuring.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn's Jeff Weiner On Password Theft: With 174M Members, ‘Health Of Our Network’ Is Strong As Ever  —  LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner today addressed the company's earlier incident of password theft, saying that it doesn't seem to have an effect on growth.  —  The theft, as well as the flurry …
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