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August 27, 2012, 9:35 PM

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Matt Macari / The Verge:
Apple identifies which Samsung products it will try to ban in US  —  With the trial stage just completed Friday afternoon, Apple wasted no time identifying which Samsung products it will now seek to have banned in the US.  Despite having received a finding of infringement from the jury …
Bryan Bishop / The Verge:
Paul Haddad / Tapbots:
Where did the Tweetbot for Mac Alpha go?  —  As some of you may have already noticed the download link for the Tweetbot for Mac alpha no longer works.  Twitter's latest API Changes means now we have a large but finite limit on the number of user tokens we can get for Tweetbot for Mac.
Peter Farago / Flurry Blog:
iOS and Android Adoption Explodes Internationally  —  The rate of iOS and Android device adoption has surpassed that of any consumer technology in history.  Compared to recent technologies, smart device adoption is being adopted 10X faster than that of the 80s PC revolution …
Business Wire:
Kathy Savitt Joins Yahoo! as Chief Marketing Officer  —  Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) announced today that Kathy Savitt is joining the company as chief marketing officer, responsible for all worldwide marketing and branding.  Savitt will join the company on September 14 and will report directly to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
OnLive founder Steve Perlman is out: investor Gary Lauder assumes control  —  Last week, OnLive said that founder Steve Perlman would stay on as the new CEO, after the company underwent a painful insolvency that resulted in the dissolution of the original cloud gaming company.  Not anymore.
Brad Molen / Engadget:
RadioShack No Contract Wireless rate plans leak, $60 will get you everything  —  We're just about a week out from the rumored launch of RadioShack's Cricket-based No Contract Wireless plans, and more details are beginning to trickle out about the prepaid service.
Carl Franzen / TPM IdeaLab:
Craigslist Quietly Begins Testing Maps  —  Craigslist has just gotten a major cartographic upgrade.  The popular classified advertising website has quietly begun testing embedded maps on ads for housing in the San Francisco Bay and Portland, Oregon areas.  —  Craigslist's new housing ad maps use data …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple promotes Mac software head Craig Federighi and hardware chief Dan Riccio to SVP, says Bob Mansfield to stay on  —  Apple has today announced that it is appointing Craig Federighi and Dan Riccio as Senior Vice Presidents.  It also announced that the previously-thought-to-be-retiring Bob Mansfield …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Samsung to reveal Windows 8 transforming tablet at IFA 2012  —  Samsung has been teasing its transforming Windows 8 tablet recently, and it appears the company has set a date for its unveiling.  In a Facebook post from Samsung Notebook, the company says “don't worry, it's just around the corner …
AppleInsider:
Rumor: NFC chip spotted in photos of purported next-gen iPhone front assembly  —  New images thought to be of the front assembly for Apple's next-generation iPhone show a component never seen before in the company's handsets, prompting some to speculate the mystery part is a near field communication device.
Reuters:
German consumer group sets Facebook privacy ultimatum  —  (Reuters) - Germany's biggest consumer lobby group believes Facebook is violating privacy laws with its new app centre and has set a deadline for the social network operator to fix it, or potentially face legal action.
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
UPS Invests in Same-Day Delivery Service Shutl Ahead of U.S. Launch  —  London-based Shutl, which aims to build a fast delivery service, has received $2 million from one of the biggest logistics companies of them all: UPS.  —  UPS  —  Shutl says it plans to use the cash to expand its engineering team …
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