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August 15, 2012, 2:35 PM

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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hits Stores August 16: $499 For 16GB, $549 For 32GB  —  As expected for quite a while, Samsung has just announced pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 10.1.  As you may have guessed, it's a 10-inch WiFi tablet that includes the somewhat-pointless …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
iPad mini will look like a large iPod touch with smaller side bezels [Gallery]  —  Nexus 7 vs. iPad Mini mockup made from Sizeall comparisons  —  Over the past few weeks we've gotten a number of tips from sources we have reason to believe have knowledge of Apple's plans on the upcoming iPad Mini.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Thinking This iPad Mini Thing Even Througher  —  Last month I tried to think this smaller iPad thing all the way through.  Didn't quite make it all the way through, though, so let's dig deeper.  —  We've got the display.  7.85 inches diagonally, 1024 × 768 pixels at 163 PPI …
Nathan Ingraham / The Verge:
Nokia and Microsoft holding Windows Phone 8 press event on September 5th  —  We've been waiting to find out when Nokia would unveil its first lineup of Windows Phone 8 devices, and it looks like we'll be getting all the details on September 5th at 9:30AM in New York City.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Give Peace a Chance, Judge Says, Asking Apple and Samsung CEOs to Meet One Last Time  —  The federal judge overseeing the Apple-Samsung patent trial on Wednesday asked the chief executives of both companies to meet one last time to see if some sort of settlement might be reached.
Evan Williams / medium.com:
Welcome to Medium  —  We're rethinking publishing and building a new platform from scratch.  This is a preview.  Compared to 1999, the Internet has a come a long way.  It has gone from theoretically to actually central to how many of us live and work (even outside the Internet industry).
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
Germans Reopen Facebook Privacy Inquiry  —  BERLIN — Data protection officials in Germany reopened an investigation into Facebook's facial recognition technology Wednesday, saying the social networking giant was illegally compiling a vast photo database of users without their consent.
Robin Sidel / Wall Street Journal:
Payments Network Takes On Google  —  Retailers Including Wal-Mart, Target and 7-Eleven to Unveil Mobile System Employing Smartphones  —  More than a dozen big merchants are expected to announce Wednesday their plans to jointly develop a mobile-payments network that would battle similar services …
Mark Suster / Both Sides of the Table:
Trello versus Asana  —  For the past several years I've undertaken many initiatives to “get more organized,” which basically means to make another attempt at implementing and running a solid task list that I can share with others with whom I collaborate.  —  I seem to be really good at kicking off …
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Somini Sengupta / NYT Bits:
Hulu Faces Privacy Test in Court  —  Can a privacy law passed in the era of videotape rentals be applied in the era of Internet streaming?  —  Hulu, the online video content provider, is about to face the test.  A lawsuit filed in a federal court in California says Hulu violated …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Apple reportedly talks iPhone 5 LTE support with Korean carriers  —  Officials from Korean carriers SK Telecom and KT say they've been chatting with Apple about offering the upcoming iPhone on their LTE networks.  —  Will the iPhone 5 support 4G LTE?  It seems almost a given at this point, but here's yet another potential sign.
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Critical Skills Education SaaS EverFi Raises $10M From Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Ev Williams And Others  —  Washington D.C.-based education technology company EverFi has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Jeff Bezos, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, Rethink Education …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
JiWire builds a location graph to make mobile ads relevant  —  As Internet expert Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins has helpfully pointed out, mobile still has huge monetization potential that is still largely untapped.  Location-based advertising may prove to be one of the key ways …
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Microsoft to begin banning all apps with ‘metro’ in the title from the Windows Store  —  Microsoft is stepping things up in its plan to rid itself of the Metro branding, as the company's app naming guide for developers has been updated with a clause that bans the term from app titles.
More: istartedsomething and MarkedUpTweets: @theromit
Shayndi Raice / Wall Street Journal:
Inside Facebook's Push to Woo Big Advertisers  —  After joining Facebook as vice president of marketing last year, Carolyn Everson made it her mission to win over skeptical ad executives who complained that spending on the giant social network wasn't paying off.
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Microsoft:
16-year-old uses Windows 8 to reconnect after being sidelined by a rare disorder  —  Ehlers-Danlos syndrome affects Alejandra Tristan's wrist, finger and other joints, making it difficult for her to do schoolwork and connect through social media.
Intel:
Disrupting the Data Center to Create the Digital Services Economy  —  I had the pleasure of joining Tom Krazit on stage at the Gigaom Structure'14 conference to share Intel's vision of the data center in support of the growth of the digital services economy.
VMware:
Top Five Reasons Why Your Organization Should Consider Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery  —  Few organizations can afford the downtime caused by a disaster.  Those capable of weathering such events usually have the datacenters …
Zoho:
Finding (e)Harmony between Candidates and Companies  —  For 14 years, eHarmony founder and CEO Neil Clark Warren has stood against a white backdrop on our television screens to discuss compatibility.
Syncano:
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