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August 6, 2012, 2:05 PM

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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.
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.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Demonoid Busted As A Gift To The United States Government  —  Last week thousands of Demonoid users feared the worst when their beloved site disappeared from the Internet.  Many thought that the site had been busted, but were eventually relieved to hear that it was ‘only’ a massive DDoS attack.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Gets Googley Q&A Tool at Friday FYI and Uses It to Ask About Exec Accountability and Leaks  —  Well, it wasn't as tasty as free food this week at Yahoo, but in her second official all-hands meeting with employees — now reportedly called “Friday FYI” — new CEO Marissa Mayer rolled …
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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.
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iOS 6 beta 4, Xcode 4.5 Developer Preview 4 released to developers  —  Three weeks after it released iOS 6 beta 3, Apple has unleashed a fourth beta of the next-generation version of iOS to developers.  The new beta is currently available as an over-the-air update to those running iOS 6 beta 3 …
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 …
Darren Murph / Engadget:
Microsoft's Office Store now open for business, productivity-boosting apps just a click away  —  You've known it was coming, and today the doors to Microsoft's Office Store were flung wide open.  In short, it's a newfangled portal that enables avid Office and SharePoint users to search for, discover and install apps.
More: MSDN Blogs
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.
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Verizon teams up with Microsoft to offer Office 365 to businesses  —  Verizon Wireless is making a strong bid for small businesses today with the announcement that it's offering Office 365, Microsoft's cloud productivity suite.  —  Verizon made the announcement together with Microsoft at a small press gathering in New York City today.
More: ZDNet

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