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August 27, 2012, 5:20 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:
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Google discloses paid bloggers and journalists, says Stanford professor Mark Lemley is outside counsel  —  Google has followed up with a judge's order to disclose anyone it might have paid to influence coverage of its trial against Oracle, and the list includes a well-known Stanford professor …
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 …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Samsung unveils Galaxy Player 5.8, pockets everywhere brace for impact  —  We hope you wear baggy pants, because you're going to want big pockets to carry Samsung's giant new jukebox.  The Galaxy Player 5.8 is dominated by its namesake 5.8-inch, 960 x 540 LCD — a screen that makes …
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.
Sean Buckley / Engadget:
Lenovo's 9-inch IdeaTab A2109 shows up at Best Buy, flaunts Tegra 3, $300 price tag  —  Lenovo's upcoming IdeaTab A2109 didn't drop in on the FCC with its seven-inch brother, but that hasn't stopped it from reaching stores.  The nine-inch device appears to be in stock on Best Buy's online store …
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.

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