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August 25, 2012, 3:15 PM

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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 Tim Cook has sent a memo response to Apple corporate employees.  The statement is reminiscent of Apple PR head Katie Cotton's statement from earlier today …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Exclusive: Apple-Samsung juror speaks out  —  Manuel Ilagan, one of the nine jurors who ruled in favor of Apple, tells CNET he thought Samsung's internal emails about incorporating some of Apple's technology into their devices, and the evasive way Samsung executives answered questions was damning.
Bloomberg:
Apple-Samsung Jury May Have Leaned On Engineer, Patent Holder  —  Jurors who zipped through more than 600 questions in three days to arrive at their verdict in the intellectual-property battle between Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) had as their leader an engineer with a patent to his name.
More: Reuters, Fortune and CNET
Miyoung Kim / Reuters:
Analysis: Sweeping Apple win, but Samsung set for bounce-back  —  (Reuters) - Defeat in a bitter patent wrangle with Apple Inc, its smartphone rival and biggest customer, will dent Samsung Electronics Co's $21 billion cash-pile, but could actually help cement its leadership in the global smartphone market.
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 …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple vs. Samsung: the jury's final verdict form shows the breadth of Apple's win  —  The jury's final verdict form has been released in the Apple vs. Samsung case, and as you can see above it's a sea of “y” for “yes, it infringes” marks on a wide swath of Samsung's phones.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Triple damages and injunctions: what comes next for Apple and Samsung  —  Apple has just mopped the floor with Samsung in an epic patent trial in which a jury issued a $1.05 billion verdict.  Now, the fun really begins.  In the next phase, Apple can ask the judge to triple the prize.
More: The Verge
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 …
More: PC World and CNN
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John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Confirmed: New iPad Mini to Debut in October, After Latest Apple iPhone's September Bow  —  Apple's next generation iPhone and its so-called “iPad mini” will debut at two separate events this fall, rather than a single one as has been widely speculated, according to several sources.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Sweet!  Mayer Declares That It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time at Yahoo  —  Remember the infamous “Peanut Butter Manifesto,” in which former Yahoo exec Brad Garlinghouse likened the company's innovation process to peanut butter?  —  In it, he wrote:  —  “I've heard our strategy described …
David Pogue / Scientific American:
How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy  —  The death of the DVD is pushing users to piracy  —  Face it, movie fans: the DVD is destined to be dead as a doornail.  —  Only a few Blockbuster stores are still open.  Netflix's CEO says, “We expect DVD subscribers to decline steadily every quarter, forever.”
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft to OnLive employees: We won't buy ya, but we'll hire ya  —  In the wake of OnLive's collapse, recruiters are circling in on the 200 employees whose jobs were terminated.  Microsoft in particular is going so far as to host an OnLive networking mixer at its Mountain View, Calif. …

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