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August 18, 2012, 7:45 PM

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Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Apple responds to iPhone text message spoofing, reminds us how secure iMessage is  —  If you're a frequent texter, and the iPhone is your weapon of choice, there's a good chance you've been a wee bit concerned since yesterday's report that the device is vulnerable to a certain SMS spoofing attack.
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Google's Motorola Files New Case Against Apple At ITC  —  Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Motorola Mobility unit said it filed a new patent-infringement claim today against Apple Inc. (AAPL) that could result in a ban on U.S. imports of devices including the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Files New Patent Lawsuit Against Apple, Seeks To Block iPhone, iPad & Mac Imports To U.S.  —  According to Bloomberg, Google's Motorola unit just filed a new patent-infringement lawsuit against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington.
More: Forbes and Gizmodo
Dan Frommer / ReadWriteWeb:
Why Twitter Just Pushed Developers Aside: To Secure Its Future  —  Twitter's long-awaited crackdown on outside apps could prove to be one of the boldest and most controversial moves in its history.  But if you consider Twitter's position, it's actually reasonable.  And it could play an important role in Twitter's survival.
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Not All Developers Hate Twitter's New API Rules  —  The dust is still settling on yesterday's news that Twitter is prepping a new API for release in the near future.  And while many developers immediately slammed Twitter's new rules, not everyone is angry about the changes.
More: Justin Vincent and VoreThanks:@mattmcgee
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Confirmed: OnLive's assets sold to another company  —  This report was filed on the scene, from OnLive headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.  —  In the face of a myriad of rumors and conflicting reports this morning, the pioneering cloud gaming service OnLive confirmed today that its assets have been sold to a new, still unnamed company.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Video Exclusive: Here's Groupon's Andrew Mason Talking About Daily Deals Site's Stock Smack, Future Plans and IPO Regrets (Or Lack Thereof)  —  It's not well known, but last year, before it went public, Groupon almost didn't.  —  With pressure from former board member Howard Schultz …
David Kravets / Wired:
Judge Rejects Facebook ‘Sponsored Stories’ Lawsuit Settlement  —  A federal judge, ruling late Friday said he had “serious concerns,” and rejected a Facebook privacy settlement concerning the social networking site's “Sponsored Stories” advertising program.  —  U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg …
Tim-o-tato / Droid Life:
Motorola Launches “Unlock My Device” Site - Bootloader Freedom Has Come At Last (Update)  —  Double check your calendars - is it April 1st?  It's not?  Then there's been a massive rip in the space time continuum as Motorola has officially published the new “Unlock My Device” page.
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
At Long Last, Testimony Wraps Up in Apple vs. Samsung  —  Whew.  —  After roughly fifty hours of testimony, hundreds of exhibits and millions of dollars worth of expert opinions, both Apple and Samsung have rested their case in their mega patent suit against one another.

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