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August 6, 2012, 2:35 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.
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.
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 …
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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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.
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 …
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.
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.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Google records show book scanning was aimed at Amazon  —  Google has so far spent more than $180 million on book scanning and, at the outset of the project, one of its stated goals was to keep web searchers away from Amazon.  —  These are among the details set out in a new court filing by the Authors Guild …
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 …
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.

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