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August 6, 2012, 7:05 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.
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.
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 …
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.
More: ZDNet
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 …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon plans textbook rentals as cheaper option for students  —  [Updated below with Amazon news release.]  —  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.
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 …
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:
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.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Online Radio Service TuneIn Raises $16M From Sequoia, General Catalyst And More, Hits 40M Monthly Active Listeners  —  TuneIn, the popular online radio service, just announced that it has raised a $16 million funding round led by General Catalyst Partners.  Other participants …
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 …
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 …
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 …
More: AllThingsD and VentureBeatTweets: @qthrul
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 …
Kim-Mai Cutler / TechCrunch:
In A Post-Facebook IPO World, SecondMarket's Transactions Rise 27% In First Half of 2012  —  Facebook and Zynga's post-IPO performances may have scared many companies off public markets for the time being, but liquidity is still available to certain smaller, private companies.
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

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