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August 26, 2012, 7:15 AM

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
Will Apple now sue Google?  —  Maybe eventually.  But Apple is working its way up the food chain, and it's got a full plate  —  FORTUNE — There was an elephant in the courtroom when Apple (AAPL) won its billion-dollar patent infringement award against Samsung Friday, and its name is Google (GOOG).
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 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
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.
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.”
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.
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 …
Scott Lowe / The Verge:
Samsung teases transforming Windows 8 notebook announcement  —  Not to be outdone by Asus' Tablet 600, Samsung has begun teasing what appears to be a new transforming Windows 8 notebook in a video posted to its official YouTube page.  As Neowin reports, the video flashes glimpses …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Kleiner To Invest More Than $100 Million In Enterprise  —  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers will more than double its investments in mobile applications for corporate users, as well as technology used to remotely manage software and hardware, investment partner Matt Murphy said.

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