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August 25, 2012, 4:05 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.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook tells Apple employees that today's victory ‘is about values’  —  Following Apple's big win in U.S. court today against Samsung, Apple CEO has sent a memo response to Apple corporate employees.  The statement is reminiscent of Apple PR head Katie Cotton's statement from earlier today …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple and Samsung issue official statements on today's rulings  —  Following Apple's major win against Samsung in United States court regarding mobile device patents, both companies have issued statements.  The first statement comes from Apple's PR head, Katie Cotton, who is grateful for the jury's time and effort.
New York Times:
A Verdict That Alters an Industry  —  The federal court jury's decision Friday in a smartphone patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung is expected to alter the dynamics of the highly competitive mobile phone industry.  —  For Samsung, which lost on almost every count in the closely watched trial …
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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.
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.
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.
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.
BuzzFeed:
How Child Porn And The Other Awfulest Things Ever Get Scrubbed From The Internet  —  Machines are long way from being able to automatically remove the most awful images mankind has to offer — child porn, beheadings, forced bestiality — from our favorite sites and social networks.
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.
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 …
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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Guggenheim Architect To Design Facebook HQ's New 3,400-Employee Tree-Topped Engineering Building  —  Share price be damned, Facebook is expanding.  It's just announced that Guggenheim Museum architect Frank Gehry will design a 3,400 employee engineering office connected to its Menlo Park Headquarters by an underground tunnel.
Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Facebook Messenger now shows you if friends are active, adds smileys, fixes  —  Following the release of Facebook's completely re-built (for speed) iPhone app, the company has released an update to its standalone Messenger app.  The new update includes support for smiley and emoji graphics …
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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