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August 26, 2012, 11:35 AM

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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 e-mails about incorporating some of Apple's technology into its devices, and the evasive way Samsung executives answered questions, was damning.
Groklaw:
Jury in Apple v. Samsung Goofed, Damages Reduced — Uh Oh.  What's Wrong With this Picture?  —  Late in the process yesterday at the Apple v. Samsung trial, when the parties and the judge were reviewing the jury verdict form, Samsung noticed that there were, indeed, inconsistencies …
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).
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
Apple-Samsung Case Shows Smartphone as Legal Magnet  —  The smartphone in your hand is a marvel of innovation, packing sophisticated computing and communications technologies into a sleek digital device.  —  It is also a litigation magnet.  —  In the last few years, the companies …
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.
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: Gizmodo and Boing Boing
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
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.
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Marketing Land:
How Google Went From Search Engine To Content Destination  —  Of things I imagined when I first started writing about Google as a hot new search engine in 1998, the idea that about 15 years later, Google would buy the venerable Frommer's travel guides or sell “Google Play” gift cards weren't remotely on the list.

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