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August 27, 2012, 8:45 AM

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Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Google responds to Apple v. Samsung verdict: most claims 'don't relate' to ‘core Android’  —  In the wake of Friday's $1.049 billion jury verdict, Apple and Samsung quickly released statements to the press — but one company that remained conspicuously silent was Google.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Samsung shares down 7 percent after Apple patent verdict  —  The Korean electronics giant's stock experiences greatest one-day decline in four years after a jury in a closely-watched patent infringement trial awarded Apple more than $1 billion.  —  Shares of Samsung Electronics registered …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: IAC Has Bought About.com From The New York Times For $300M In Cash  —  Update: The news has now been confirmed.  The $300 million acquisition price includes About.com, ConsumerSearch.com and CalorieCount.com and the deal will close in the next several weeks.  Full release below.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
AOL Is About To Give Away $1.1 Billion To Shareholders  —  AOL is going to buy back $600 million worth of stock and also issue a dividend of $5.15 per share, the company just announced in a press release.  —  The money is from AOL's $1 billion patent sale to Microsoft earlier this year.
Barb Darrow / GigaOM:
Surprise!  VMware will join OpenStack  —  Just in time for VMworld, VMware is about to join the OpenStack Foundation as a Gold member, along with Intel and NEC, according to a post on the OpenStack Foundation Wiki.  The applications for membership are on the agenda of the August 28 OpenStack Foundation meeting.
More: The H Open SourceThanks:@gigabarb
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Darpa Has Seen the Future of Computing ... And It's Analog  —  By definition, a computer is a machine that processes and stores data as ones and zeroes.  But the U.S. Department of Defense wants to tear up that definition and start from scratch.  Through its Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency …
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.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Managing Expectations for Amazon's Upcoming Kindle Event  —  In less than two weeks, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will take the stage at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., to announce a lineup of new Kindle devices.  —  It was only a year ago that Bezos introduced a plethora …
More: The Verge and Engadget
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Dropbox two-step verification security option to lock down your files available to test now  —  Everyone knows that your primary email account is the lynchpin of your digital security: if someone gains access to that it's likely you could face quite a bit of damage, not unlike what happened to Mat Honan earlier this month.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Leading ‘Ethical’ TV Show BitTorrent Tracker Shut Down By FACT  —  Brits living overseas always appreciate reminders of their former home, such as a refreshing cup of PG Tips tea or access to a morning paper.  But for countless expats being able to watch a UK-produced TV show is the thing …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Take-Out Wars Heat Up: Delivery Hero Raises Further $50M To Race Just-Eat To Global Domination  —  Delivery Hero, the online take-out ordering service founded by startup factory Team Europe, has raised a hefty $50 million Series D led by Kite Ventures, a previous backer of the company, while Kreos Capital also joins this latest round.
More: GigaOM

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