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August 7, 2012, 1:50 AM

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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 …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
iPhone Caused “Crisis of Design” at Samsung (Memo)  —  At the end of Monday in week two of the Apple versus Samsung case, a damning internal Samsung email was admitted into evidence — an email containing charged language from JK Shin, Samsung's head of mobile communications.
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 …
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 …
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.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon jumps into games: New studio makes its debut with a Facebook game  —  The market for casual games just got even more competitive.  Amazon.com this afternoon confirmed the existence of its own Amazon Game Studios and launched the studio's first social game on Facebook …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Exclusive: Microsoft's Windows 8 packaging revealed  —  Microsoft announced the finalization of its Windows 8 operating system last week with some gloriously crazy Start Screen improvements.  The final copy may have leaked online already, but if you're waiting to secure an official boxed copy …
Quentin Hardy / NYT Bits:
Counting the Mobile Costs for Bing  —  As search goes mobile, Microsoft could pay heavily for the ride.  —  More searches these days are made on mobile phones and tablets, and most of them take place through Google.  That is because Google is on so many mobile devices …
More: Neowin
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Kno starts offering K-12 textbooks on tablets, scores industry-first deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  —  Kno's tablet textbooks have only ever been available to the college crowd; the younger among us have typically had to get a comprehensive digital education from either the tablet maker's own solution …
More: Business Insider, GigaOM and AllThingsDTweets: @wsjtech
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Acer CEO warns Microsoft to ‘think twice’ about Surface  —  Microsoft knew it would be stepping on the toes of its partners when it announced plans to make the Surface tablet computer — competing with Windows 8 tablets from the major PC makers.  And now we have some public evidence of one of those partners feeling bruised.
Sebastian Anthony / ExtremeTech:
Inside NASA's Curiosity: It's an Apple Airport Extreme... with wheels  —  Late last night, Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity successfully navigated its way through Seven Minutes of Terror and touched down on the surface of the Red Planet, heralding a new age of extraterrestrial exploration …
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:
Tweets: @pkedrosky
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 …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Inside Zynga and the making of its next hit, ChefVille  —  So you've got a team that has worked on a game for quite some time, going “live” has to be a pretty anxious moment, right?  I spent some time last week with the Zynga team working on the game ChefVille, which will be launching its baby to the world this week.
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
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.
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.

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Microsoft:
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Atlassian:
5 Steps to launching a thriving Q&A Community  —  Imagine having a self-governing community of engaged employees answering each others' questions, solving problems, and sharing new ideas!
Zoho Blogs:
Zoho CRM - Discontinuing Integration with LinkedIn  —  Back in 2011, to help our customers focus more on selling and less CRMing, we started offering integration with LinkedIn along with various other important features.
Silicon Valley Bank:
Strengthening the U.S. Innovation Economy by Ending Abusive Patent Litigation  —  In Silicon Valley Bank's Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today's patent system …
 

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