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August 6, 2012, 10:45 AM

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Adam Ewing / Bloomberg:
Nokia's Fight For AT&T Shelf Space Shows Hurdle For Lumia  —  When Angelo Amato, a former Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) customer, went to get a new smartphone at an AT&T Inc. (T) store in Manhattan last week, he never got a chance to even see the Finnish company's models.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nokia rumored to announce Windows Phone 8 handsets ‘as early as’ next month  —  Microsoft is expected to finalize its Windows Phone 8 software in September and recent reports suggest that Nokia may announce its first next-generation devices at the same time.
Bloomberg:
Best Buy Founder Offers $26 A Share To Buy Retailer  —  Best Buy Co. founder Richard Schulze, who stepped down as chairman this year, offered to take the electronics retailer private at $24 to $26 a share, according to a copy of a letter he sent to the board today.
Louis Goddard / The Verge:
Wikipedia's main page down, article pages loading incorrectly  —  Wikipedia appears to be experiencing severe technical problems, with users around the world unable to access the site's main page and article pages lacking images or stylesheet information.  Pointing a browser at “en.wikipedia.org” …
More: CNET and The Next WebTweets: @wikimedia
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Strategy Guru Jim Heckman Leaves  —  Here's another Yahoo executive departure in the wake of Marissa Mayer's arrival: Jim Heckman, the company's SVP of strategy, is out.  —  This one was very much expected, as Heckman was closely tied to former interim CEO Ross Levinsohn.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Mother of ‘Happy Mac’ graphic to testify in Apple v. Samsung  —  Susan Kare, the graphic designer who created some of the interface designs and best known graphics for the original Mac OS is scheduled to appear in the patent case.  —  Apple lawyers are reaching back into the company's history for help against Samsung.
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Zynga's Rocky Shift to Mobile  —  To turn around its flagging business, Zynga Inc. is betting big on mobile games and creating a network that connects mobile-game players.  —  But how to carry out that shift remains up for debate.  —  At Zynga's San Francisco headquarters last month …
David Morgenstern / ZDNet:
Mountain Lion's Save As still a disaster  —  Summary: Changes in the behavior of Save As in OS X Lion and now Mountain Lion make problems for longtime users of Macs.  —  David Morgenstern  —  Many sites reported the “happy” news that OS X Mountain Lion restores the Save As command, which was removed in OS X Lion.
Josh Ong / The Next Web:
Chinese search giant Baidu fires three employees arrested for deleting forum posts for cash  —  After reports of the incident leaked out over the weekend, Chinese search engine leader Baidu confirmed that local police have arrested three now former employees for allegedly accepting bribes to delete posts from its TieBa forum service.
Bloomberg:
Apple Needs Sharp With Foxconn Stake As New IPhone Nears  —  Taiwan billionaire Terry Gou built a manufacturing empire that assembles iPhones and iPads.  His Foxconn Technology Group may be key to ensuring Sharp (6753) Corp.'s survival and a stable supply of components for Apple Inc. (AAPL)
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter's Succès De Scandale: Olympics Suspension Fiasco Drove Signups  —  There's no such thing as bad publicity.  A source tells TechCrunch that mainstream news mentions of the temporary suspension of an NBC Olympics coverage tweeter / hater gave Twitter's signup rate a boost.

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