August 6, 2012, 9:50 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 …
Mat Honan / Wired:
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking  —  Meet Mat Honan.  He just had his digital life dissolved by hackers. … In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed.  First my Google account was taken over, then deleted.  Next my Twitter account was compromised …
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.
Josh Lowensohn / CNET:
Apple design expert calls Samsung a copycat  —  On the witness stand for Apple, an industrial designer says that Samsung is clearly infringing on multiple patents with its phones and tablets.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Apple is once again turning to designers to help make its case that Samsung lifted …
Robert MacPherson / Agence France Presse:
Apple co-founder Wozniak sees trouble in the cloud  —  WASHINGTON — Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with the late Steve Jobs, predicted “horrible problems” in the coming years as cloud-based computing takes hold.  —  Wozniak, 61, was the star turn at the penultimate performance in Washington of …
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.
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.
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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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.
Miriam Gottfried / Wall Street Journal:
Bruised Mobile Carriers Fight Back at Apple  —  The iPhone revolutionized the smartphone industry and made Apple the world's most valuable company.  But it hasn't been all good news for the mobile carriers.  —  The biggest benefit of the iPhone, and the touch-screen devices that followed …
Wall Street Journal:
Kodak Patent Opening Bids Come In Low  —  Opening bids for Eastman Kodak Co.'s digital patents came in far below the $2.6 billion the company said they could be worth, an early sign the bankruptcy-court auction may not leave much cash for the company after creditors are paid off.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon plans textbook rentals as cheaper option for students  —  [Updated below with Amazon news release.]  — 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.
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 …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Google's Motorola, Windows 8, iPhone Are Key Variables in Sprint's 2013 Plans  —  Sprint sees several question marks for the wireless industry as the company wraps up its product planning for next year.  —  The carrier said it has 90 percent of its product lineup for the first half of next year set …
Robert Tait / Telegraph:
Iranian state goes offline to dodge cyber-attacks  —  Iran is to move key ministries and state bodies off the worldwide internet next month in an effort to shield them behind a secure computer wall from disruptive cyber attacks like the Stuxnet and Flame viruses.  —  A student surfing the internet in Tehran
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Unannounced HP tablet glimpsed in official picture (again), could be Slate 8  —  HP's Make it Matter site features a shot of a medical-type person using a mysterious device that's the spitting image of one we saw in July.  While the company's made no secret of its plans for a Windows 8 tablet …

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