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August 6, 2012, 4:25 PM

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Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Apple: YouTube app will not be included in iOS 6, Google working on standalone version  —  Apple obviously did away with Google Maps in iOS 6, but another of the web giant's biggest properties won't be available as a default option, either.  The latest beta version of iOS 6 has removed …
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.
David Christopher / ATT Blogs:
AT&T Mobile Share Plans Available August 23  —  Our new AT&T Mobile Share plans will be available starting Thursday, Aug. 23.  —  As families prepare to send students back to school, many are looking for a convenient way to connect tablets and laptops or add new smartphones.
Rene Ritchie / iMore:
Apple to roll new Dock connector out across entire iOS product lineup this fall  —  iMore has learned that Apple intends to update their entire lineup of iOS device products to support the new, miniaturized Dock connector, and to do it as early the rumored September 12 special event this fall.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Google Slaps $100M Golden Handcuffs On Wildfire To Retain Employees After $350M Acquisition  —  After buying social marketer Wildfire for $350 million, Google wants to ensure it keeps earning money and the employees don't bail.  That's why Google set up $100 million in earn-outs and retention bonuses, multiple sources confirm.
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft said to block ability to boot straight to desktop in Windows 8  —  Summary: Leaked builds of Microsoft's Windows 8 are providing more clues as to what kinds of user behaviors will and won't be permitted.  —  If you were one of those business users counting on being able to circument …
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 coming worldwide this month, UI shown off on YouTube  —  We've got a good few updates rolling in on the Galaxy Note 10.1 front today.  For starters, Samsung has announced that the S-Pen equipped slate will available globally from August in WiFi and 3G varieties …
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
Facebook's Stock Crash Has Created A Bunch Of New Problems For The Company...  Facebook's stock crash has done more than blindside investors who figured that no price was too high for the IPO.  —  The crash has also created a bunch of new problems for the company:
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon plans textbook rentals as cheaper option for students  —  Amazon.com is moving into the business of physical textbook rentals, expanding its footprint by offering a cheaper alternative to students, according to a support page on the company's site.  —  The service will let students keep books …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Nuance's ‘Nina’ to add Siri-like features to customer service apps on iOS and Android  —  After Nuance's aggressive push to get its voice recognition technology in front of consumers via first-party apps, the company is taking a small turn and offering it to third party apps.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Microsoft commits to WebRTC - just not Google's version  —  Microsoft officially announced its own proposal for plugin-free real-time communication Monday.  “Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web,” or short CU-RTC-Web, is Microsoft's contribution to the W3C WebRTC working group …
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
Baidu Fires 4 Suspected of Being Paid to Delete Content  —  BEIJING—Baidu Inc. fired four employees suspected of taking payments to delete material from its website, a common form of misconduct on the Chinese Internet.  —  Although the development is unlikely to have a major effect …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Gorging on Mobile Industry Revenue  —  Samsung shipped about 50 million smartphones last quarter — about double the number Apple sold and, according to IDC, the largest number of units ever shipped by a handset vendor in a single quarter.  But does it matter?  —  No.

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