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August 25, 2012, 10:15 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 …
Farhad Manjoo / PandoDaily:
Copying Works: How Samsung's Decision to Mimic Apple Paid Off in Spades  —  In the fall of 2008, just a year after it released the iPhone, Apple became the most profitable phone maker in the world.  The milestone wasn't much remarked upon by the press.  At the time, Apple was still selling …
Drew Olanoff / The Next Web:
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.
Nick O'Neill:
There Are Plenty Of Failures In Silicon Valley, Thanks  —  Sarah Lacy calls acquihires a payday lending scheme.  I have to disagree.  There are a number off issues at play here but some counter-points to her whole thesis:  — Not all failed startups are acquihired …
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.”
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Sweet!  Mayer Declares That It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time at Yahoo  —  Remember the infamous “Peanut 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 …
Aaron Souppouris / The Verge:
YouTube testing Moodwall, wants you to discover videos by ‘vibe’  —  YouTube is testing a new content discovery feature called Moodwall.  A screenshot of the new view was uploaded by The Guardian's James Dart, revealing the option to “explore videos by vibe.”

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