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August 3, 2012, 6:00 PM

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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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Phil Schiller on History of the iPhone, Advertising, and Market Research  —  Phil Schiller is currently on the witness stand in the trial of Apple versus Samsung, and Apple's marketing chief is offering a bit of insight into the history of the iPhone, making the argument that Apple revolutionized …
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Chris Dixon:
Ten million users is the new one million users  —  Entrepreneurs and investors have been enamored with consumer internet startups for the last few years.  But there are signs this is ending.  —  Some observations:  — Thousands of early-stage consumer web/mobile companies were started and funded in last 24 months.
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Electronic Arts Sues Zynga for Copyright Infringement Over The Ville  —  After loudly complaining that Zynga had ripped off one of its biggest hits, Electronic Arts is taking its rival to court.  —  Filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against Zynga, Electronic Arts charged today …
Thomas Gryta / Wall Street Journal:
AT&T Ending 2G Network by 2017  —  AT&T Inc. is shutting down its second-generation, or 2G, wireless networks by 2017 as it continues to upgrade its systems to faster technology and better use its limited airwaves.  —  The telecom giant said about 12% of its contract wireless customers …
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?
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
CBS Loves Apple TV, in Theory  —  CBS boss Les Moonves gets asked a lot about his willingness to do business with Apple.  And his answer is always the same: “Sure!  As long as it's on our terms.”  —  Yesterday's earnings call was no exception.  Here's the full exchange between the CBS CEO …
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 …
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.”
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Logitech launches TV Cam HD for living room video chats: built-in Skype, 720p, $200  —  If Cisco's ill-fated Umi video conferencing system had been more like this, would it have survived?  Logitech is about to find out, one way or the other, once its TV Cam HD — recently spotted at the FCC — arrives in the US this month.

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Microsoft:
16-year-old uses Windows 8 to reconnect after being sidelined by a rare disorder  —  Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects Alejandra Tristan's wrist, finger and other joints, making it difficult for her to do schoolwork and connect through social media.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
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