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August 24, 2012, 3:35 PM

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
After meeting with Apple execs, analyst expects no television solution any time soon  —  The company's prospects for a near-term TV breakthrough appear to be bleak  —  FORTUNE — It's hard to know what to make of the signals coming out of the meetings with individual analysts Apple's (AAPL) executive staff has been holding lately.
Elinor Mills / CNET:
Court affirms $675,000 penalty in music-downloading case  —  Joel Tenenbaum, penalized $675,000 for illegally downloading 31 songs online, looks on as court upholds the size of the damages fee.  The fee had been lowered once; then reinstated.  —  A federal court in Massachusetts today upheld …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Evernote Announces Evernote Business With Company-Wide Sharing And Phone Support  —  Evernote CEO Phil Libin just announced a new product aimed at small- and medium-sized companies (or small- and medium-sized teams within large enterprises) — appropriately, it's called Evernote Business.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft Surface street art ad appears in New York  —  Microsoft's new Surface might not be launching until October 26th, but the company appears to be kicking off its marketing for the Windows RT-powered tablet a little early.  A building wall in New York City has been taken …
Jun Yang / Bloomberg:
Apple, Samsung Must Stop Some Korea Sales In Patent Fight  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL), the maker of the iPhone, and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) infringed each other's patents for mobile devices and must stop selling some products in South Korea and pay damages, a Seoul court said.
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Lee Chyen Yee / Reuters:
Apple share of China smartphone mkt almost halved in Q2 - IDC  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's share of China's smartphone market almost halved to 10 percent in the second quarter as buyers waited for the next iPhone model - expected later this year - or switched brands, data from industry research firm IDC showed on Friday.
Donna Tam / CNET:
iPhone trails at No.7 in China's smartphone market, report says  —  The Chinese hold Apple's products in high regard, but the iPhone is too costly and isn't hooked into China Mobile's network, analysis firm IHS says.  —  Despite Apple's popularity in China, the iPhone is only No. 7 …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Sharing the Stage  —  Back in February, MG Siegler, among others, noted a remarkable milestone: … You'd be on solid ground arguing that the iPhone is the single most profitable product in the world today, and without question, it is the most important single product in Apple's lineup.
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
This is the HTC ‘Proto’  —  The Proto that we told you about earlier this month is back — and this time, we've got pictures.  HTC has been nearly silent on the global phone scene since its big One series event at February's Mobile World Congress, and it stands to reason that the Proto might be a member of its next volley.
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Quick everyone, announce stuff before Apple does!  —  It's that season again.  The season when everyone rushes to announce products and ‘innovations’ before Apple drops their latest iPhone and iOS software on the market, obliterating alternative coverage for weeks.
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Expanded deal brings hundreds of NBCUniversal TV episodes to Amazon Prime Instant Video  —  Internet giant Amazon this morning announced that it has reached an expanded content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution.  —  Under the terms of the deal …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Watch this: Samsung's design team tells the story behind the Galaxy S III  —  Samsung has released a video called “Galaxy S III Design Story” which explains the development history of their latest, well-received flagship phone.  The company's design team doesn't have as high a profile as that of Apple …

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