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August 6, 2012, 12:50 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.
More: The Verge and Gizmodo
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.
Paul Mozur / Wall Street Journal:
Baidu Fires 4 Suspected of Being Paid to Delete Content  —  BEIJING—Baidu Inc. fired four employees suspected of taking payments to delete material from its website, a common form of misconduct on the Chinese Internet.  —  Although the development is unlikely to have a major effect …
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 …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Said To Buy Bleacher Report For Under $200M  —  Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s Turner Broadcasting System division acquired the Bleacher Report website for less than $200 million, bolstering its online sports coverage, a person familiar with the deal said.
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Strategy Guru Jim Heckman Leaves  —  Here's another Yahoo executive departure in the wake of Marissa Mayer's arrival: Jim Heckman, the company's SVP of strategy, is out.  —  This one was very much expected, as Heckman was closely tied to former interim CEO Ross Levinsohn.
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.
More: CNET and Network World

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