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August 7, 2012, 8:05 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 …
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 …
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.
Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Kleiner's Bing Gordon Is In A Tough Spot All Of A Sudden  —  Amazon and Zynga just went to war with the launch of Amazon's first social game.  —  The companies share a board member: Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist Bing Gordon, the voluble and beloved former chief creative officer of Electronic Arts.
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 …
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 …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Google selling off Motorola set-top box unit?  Here's why it shouldn't  —  Summary: A new report suggests that Google is already planning to jettison Motorola's set-top box unit, which seems either unlikely or a foolish decision.  —  Rachel King  —  Just a few months after the deal closed …
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 …
Danny Sullivan / CNET:
iPad Mini or iPod Touch Maxi — it may not matter  —  Will Apple's rumored 7-inch tablet be a smaller iPad or a bigger iPod Touch?  The Nexus 7 experience suggests it might make no difference, especially when content is the new killer app.  —  It's widely expected that Apple will release a 7-to-8-inch tablet next month.
Donna Tam / CNET:
Congressman introduces new cell radiation warning label law  —  Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduces new proposed legislation as a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments on a similar San Francisco ordinance.  —  Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a democrat from Ohio …
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 …
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Vlad Savov / The Verge:
HTC preparing a 5-inch phone with 1080p display for September, say reports  —  Are 720p displays not enough for you?  HTC is reputedly working on cramming Full HD resolution into its next flagship smartphone, a purported 5-inch device that is expected to launch in either September or October.
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Apps Coming That Recommend TV Shows  —  Apps Developers Want Viewers to Suggest TV Shows to Their Friends  —  Social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have given television viewers a virtual water cooler to chitchat about their favorite shows.  Now some companies are trying to extend …
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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