August 10, 2012, 11:50 AM

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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 …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
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 …
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.
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 …
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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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 …
Jordan Golson / MacRumors:
Blizzard's 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 …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Retail Stores Begin Price Matching iPhone Discounts from Carriers and Major Retailers  —  With a number of retailers and carriers beginning to drop prices on the iPhone as the introduction of Apple's next-generation hardware approaches, Apple has officially continued to maintain standard …
Jared Newman / Computerworld:
New Xbox to Launch Within 18 Months, Says Microsoft Job Listing  —  Microsoft's job listings have been a little leaky lately.  First came news of next-generation Surface PCs, and now there's word of a new Xbox coming within a year and a half.  —  Microsoft's job listings have been a little leaky lately.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Spotify Effect Shows Up: Streaming Music Boosts Warner's Bottom Line  —  Streaming services like Spotify and Pandora have made a lot of noise.  Now they're actually generating money for the music labels, too.  —  Warner Music Group says streaming services contributed 25 percent …

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