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August 27, 2012, 11:10 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.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Samsung: We are the ones prioritizing innovation over litigation  —  Samsung has released details of an internal memo sent to employees following Friday's crushing US legal defeat to Apple.  Though the verdict hit the Korean company hard — to the tune of more than $1 billion — it still believes …
Steven Musil / CNET:
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.
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 …
Lorraine Luk / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Top Supplier Raises Salary, Cuts Probation for Workers  —  TAIPEI—Apple Inc.'s major supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. said Friday it has raised basic salary by 16% for its production line workers in Zhengzhou, Henan province of China, as it has difficulty recruiting labor in the area.
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 …
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
FCC eyes tax on Internet service  —  The Federal Communications Commission is eyeing a proposal to tax broadband Internet service.  —  The move would funnel money to the Connect America Fund, a subsidy the agency created last year to expand Internet access.  —  The FCC issued a request for comments on the proposal in April.
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.
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 …

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