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August 6, 2012, 8:05 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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
eBay Is Launching A Same-Day Shipping Service Called eBay Now  —  eBay today invited some San Francisco users to a new same-day shipping service called eBay Now.  An iOS app, eBay Now's beta will let SF residents get $5 same-day shipping on products from local stores.  It's now signing up users for an “exclusive beta”.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple's Case Against Samsung in Three Pictures  —  Since it first sued Samsung for patent infringement, Apple has derided the Korean company as a “copyist” whose Galaxy devices “slavishly” ape the original designs of the iPhone and iPad.  —  “Samsung chose to copy Apple, not to innovate,” …
Economist:
Huawei: The company that spooked the world  —  The success of China's telecoms-equipment behemoth makes spies and politicians elsewhere nervous  —  BANBURY, a little English town best known for a walk-on part in a nursery rhyme and as the eponymous origin of a fruitcake …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Leaked MPAA Memo Reveals TV-Shack Press Strategy  —  Last year Richard O'Dwyer was arrested by police for operating TVShack, a website that listed user-submitted link to TV-shows.  —  The UK student has since fought a looming extradition to the US, but thus far without success.
Christopher Jackson / The Next Web:
Y Combinator's first batch: where are they now?  —  From small seeds grow mighty oaks.  —  When a tree grows, at what point do you say it has achieved success?  When it has reached its full height, and stopped growing?  When it has dropped seeds of its own, to produce new shoots to hopefully grow into their own huge trees?
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.
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.
Kyro Beshay:
Being Social Is About Being Private  —  Social networks and services have definitely given us new and seamless ways to communicate with people from across the globe, pushing the boundaries of what in our lives is deemed acceptable to share, but a wall has been hit and the efforts to tear it down have left me uncomfortable.
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.
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Apple Wants To Buy Pinterest Rival, The Fancy  —  Apple is in talks to acquire The Fancy, a fast-growing social commerce site backed by cofounders of Twitter and Facebook, Business Insider has learned.  —  The objective: to secure a role for Apple in the growing e-commerce market …
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Zillow and Other Sites Broaden Their Mission to Include Businesses  —  SEATTLE — For the first few years of its existence, the only thing Zillow cared about was getting people to come to its real estate Web site to snoop on the market value of neighbors' homes and other properties.
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