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August 24, 2012, 7:55 PM

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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 $1.051 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 $1,051,855,000 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.
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
Facebook acquires Threadsy, the company behind social graph analysis tool Swaylo  —  Today, Threadsy, the company behind social analysis tool Swaylo, has announced that it has been acquired by Facebook.  —  Here's what the company had to say on its blog:
Scott Merrill / TechCrunch:
Twitter Joining the Linux Foundation  —  The overwhelming majority of web-based services today rely on Linux.  More and more of these companies are joining the Linux Foundation, the “nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux.”  The Linux Foundation provides a neutral ground …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
Microsoft and RIM battle for third place, but is four a crowd?  —  There is a business principle that you may be familiar with.  The leader in the market, for one reason or another, is always the most successful.  The second person can be quite successful, the third one has to struggle …
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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 …
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Google URL Takedown Requests Up 100% In a Month, Up 1137% On 2011  —  While many sites comply with DMCA-style takedown requests in order to maintain their ‘safe harbor’ status, sites such as The Pirate Bay routinely refuse to take anything down.  —  For a long time there was little …

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