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August 19, 2012, 4:44 AM

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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.
Henry Blodget / Business Insider:
And Now Facebook's Bankers Are Divvying Up The $100 Million They Made Shorting Facebook's Stock  —  Boy it doesn't suck to be a banker.  —  Every time I forget how much it doesn't suck, I'm reminded of some other magical cash-printing tool I had forgotten about that allows Wall Street to coin money no matter what.
Klint Finley / Wired:
NASA Pulls Off 160-Million-Mile Software Patch  —  If you think it's tough to keep your computer or smartphone's software updated, try keeping a space robot updated from about 160 million miles away.  —  Last Tuesday the team at NASA's Mars Science Laboratory finished what amounted …
Alex Rampell / TechCrunch:
Payment Data Is More Valuable Than Payment Fees  —  We are in the midst of a great revolution in the payments space: anyone with a phone can now accept credit cards; online-to-offline commerce is allowing online payment for offline purchase and significant friction is being removed from the consumer purchase experience thanks to mobile.
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Trevor Mogg / Digital Trends:
‘Double’ transforms your iPad into a $1999 telepresence robot  —  California-based Double Robotics has come up with a piece of kit, called Double, that turns your iPad into a telepresence robot.  Cost?  $1,999.  —  Imagine you're at your company, seated at your desk …
John Markoff / New York Times:
New Wave of Adept Robots Is Changing Global Industry  —  DRACHTEN, the Netherlands — At the Philips Electronics factory on the coast of China, hundreds of workers use their hands and specialized tools to assemble electric shavers.  That is the old way.  —  At a sister factory …
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.
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 …
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 …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
OnLive's new mystery owner is reportedly one person, and other revelatory rumors  —  What's really going on at OnLive, the streaming game company that reportedly laid off its entire staff today?  The official word is that the entire firm's assets were acquired by a “newly-formed company” …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:

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Microsoft:
Introducing Microsoft Surface Hub: The first device to unlock the power of the group  —  Surface Hub unlocks new capabilities for Microsoft's customers and demonstrates the flexibility of the Windows 10 platform.
HP:
VIDEO: Future Dr. Visits May Include Telemedicine, Sensors & Mobile Clinics  —  Kaiser Permanente and other companies are applying everything from telehealth to monitoring sensors to mobile clinics to reimagine the conventional doctor's appointment.
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