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August 10, 2012, 1:05 PM

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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Apple vs. Samsung Trial Forces Companies to Open Up the Books  —  Everyone knows Apple and Samsung sell a lot of phones.  Thanks to earnings reports there is even a pretty good sense of how many both companies sell in total each quarter.  —  However, the Apple-Samsung trial is providing …
Dan Levine / Reuters:
Courtroom tension boils in Apple-Samsung showdown  —  (Reuters) - It was the end of a long week in court in the Apple-Samsung legal war, and Samsung attorney John Quinn was trying to block his adversary, Apple attorney Bill Lee, from showing the jury a document.
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Apple sold 5.7 million tablets in the U.S. last quarter, court documents show.  Samsung sold 37,000  —  Reports of Galaxy Tab sales, like Mark Twain's death, have been greatly exaggerated  —  FORTUNE — In early December 2010, dozens of reporters happily repeated Samsung's claim …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Photos of purported next-gen iPhone's thinner, higher capacity battery: 3.8V, 1440 mAh  —  As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, lots of parts have been leaking out and we've been able to put the pieces together almost like a reverse iFixit teardown.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft now using ‘Modern UI Style’ to refer to Windows 8 ‘Metro Style’ apps  —  Microsoft may have nixed its “Metro” branding for the new tile-based design in Windows 8 and Windows Phone, but the company appears to be split over its replacement naming.  Earlier this week it was reported …
Bloomberg:
RIM Said To Draw Interest From IBM Over Enterprise-Services Unit  —  Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM)'s enterprise- services unit has attracted the interest of International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), according to two people familiar with the situation.  —  IBM made an informal approach …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
DowninthedumpsVille: Morale Sinking at Zynga Along With Stock Drop  —  Will more Zynga employees be on their way out the door, as the company continues to struggle after going public only eight months ago?  —  Yes, indeed, if morale at the San Francisco-based social games company continues to sink as quickly as its stock has been.
Brian Barrett / Gizmodo:
$110 Says All the New Kindles Are Coming Next Week  —  If you want to know if Amazon's new Kindles are coming out—and what they'll be—don't listen to analysts or supply chains or, yes, blogs.  One trip to Amazon today will tell you nearly everything you need to know about when, and what, Amazon's about to unleash on the world.
Meghan Casserly / Forbes:
Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die  —  Google employee benefits last into the afterlife  —  It's no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about …
Evan Rodgers / The Verge:
Samsung Exynos 5 Dual detailed: DirectX 11 and USB 3.0 in a 32nm SOC  —  Samsung has released all the details about the Exynos 5 Dual, the company's upcoming dual-core 1.7GHz mobile CPU based on ARM Cortex-A15 architecture, as reported by Android Authority.  The 32nm Exynos 5 Dual …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
Study — Perhaps Flawed — Finds Sharing Much Higher On Twitter & Facebook, But Why Google+ Is Still Worth The Time  —  How popular is Google+?  We could have the debate over active users again, but we've been there, done that.  Instead, a new study is out that tries something different …
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Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Blizzard's Battle.net Hacked; Company Recommends All Users Change Their Passwords  —  Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo, today informed customers that their internal security network had been breached.  —  The company doesn't believe that financial information …

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