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August 25, 2012, 1:35 AM

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Howard Mintz / Mercury News:
Apple wins $1 billion victory over Samsung  —  In a verdict that would have warmed the heart of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, a federal jury on Friday handed Apple a resounding legal victory in its bitter patent war with Samsung, ordering the South Korean tech giant to pay more than $1 billion in damages for …
Billy Gallagher / TechCrunch:
Apple Awarded $1.049 Billion In Damages As Jury Finds Samsung Infringed On Design And Software Patents  —  The jury in the landmark Apple-Samsung trial ruled mostly in favor of Apple, including awarding Apple $1,049,343,540 in damages.  Samsung, on the other hand, was granted a total of $0 in damages.
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.
Andrew Gill / WBEZ:
Empire State Building shooting leads to social media payday for one Instagrammer  —  As the world tries to figure out the motives of the Empire State Building shooter, one random Instagram photo provides a window into the dirty underbelly of photo licensing for wire services.
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.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Wall Street Journal offers free Wi-Fi in NYC and San Francisco  —  Newspapers have been trying all sorts of gimmicks, from paywall promos to “open houses,” to get readers to discover their websites.  The latest by the Wall Street Journal is clever: thousands of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout New York City and San Francisco.
Nivedita Bhattacharjee / Reuters:
Exclusive: Groupon senior sales executive leaving - memo  —  (Reuters) - Groupon Inc's Lee Brown, who oversees the daily deal company's national sales, has decided to leave, following other senior executives who left the company this year, according to an internal memo obtained by Reuters on Thursday.
Jim Tanous / The Mac Observer:
MacBook Pro Mountain Lion Battery Life: 10.7 vs 10.8 vs 10.8.1  —  TMO TALK (139)  —  Shortly after the launch of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, users of portable Macs began to report significant reductions in their battery life on Cupertino's latest cat.  Reports varied, but independent testing showed …
Nicholas C. Zakas / NCZOnline:
The innovations of Internet Explorer  —  Long before Internet Explorer became the browser everyone loves to hate, it was the driving force of innovation on the Internet.  Sometimes it's hard to remember all of the good that Internet Explorer did before Internet Explorer 6 became the scourge of web developers everywhere.
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Carriers Love BlackBerry 10, Says RIM  —  Research In Motion's new BlackBerry 10 operating system and the handsets on which it will run are still months away from shipping, but the company's leadership is already showing them off to their carrier partners.  And it says responses so far have been quite positive.
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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 …

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