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August 26, 2012, 8:20 PM

Top News

Kim Yoo-chul / The Korea Times:
Samsung scrambles to recover after uppercut  —  Samsung Electronics' uphill court battle against Apple in the United States over intellectual property patent infringement now looks insurmountable after a jury in San Jose awarded the American technology giant an overwhelming victory.
More: PC Magazine, MacRumors, CNET, Fortune and ReutersTweets: @asymco
Cam Simpson / Business Week:
The Deadly Tin Inside Your Smartphone  —  On May 29, in the bottom of a tin-mining pit on Bangka Island in Indonesia, a wall about 16 feet high collapsed, sending a wave of earth crashing down on a 40-year-old father of two.  His name was Rosnan.  The dirt crushed his legs …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: At Box, a Fast-Moving Chief Immersed in the Cloud  —  LOS ALTOS, Calif. — It's about 20 minutes into my lunch interview with Aaron Levie, co-founder of Box, at the headquarters of the online data storage company, and he still doesn't have any food.  —  “Are you eating?”
Tweets: @msquinn
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Book Reviewers for Hire Meet a Demand for Online Raves  —  TODD RUTHERFORD was 7 years old when he first understood the nature of supply and demand.  He was with a bunch of other boys, one of whom showed off a copy of Playboy to giggles and intense interest.
Avi Charkham / TechCrunch:
5 Design Tricks Facebook Uses To Affect Your Privacy Decisions  —  Editor's note: Avi Charkham is Head of Product & Design @ lool ventures, an early stage, value-add venture capital firm based in Israel and the incubators of MyPermissions personal cloud security service.
More: Boing Boing and Gizmodo
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Sequoia Capital's Latest $975 Million Raise Is All About International  —  It looks like Sequoia Capital finally closed in on that cash we've been hearing about.  —  We've heard that the firm has raised three separate funds for U.S., China and Israeli investments.
More: Bloomberg and VatorNews
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App  —  It's been just eight weeks since Zimride's ride-sharing service, Lyft, was launched in beta, providing San Francisco users a low-cost alternative to cabs and Ubers.
More: VoIP Watch and GigaOM

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